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Gingrich Says He May Stay in Race Even if Romney Takes S.C.
National Journal ^ | Tuesday January 17, 2012

Posted on 01/17/2012 10:43:04 AM PST by Bigtigermike

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich said on CBS This Morning on Tuesday that he will likely not drop out of the race should front-runner Mitt Romney win the state’s primary on Saturday.  

The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romney’s margin of victory. “If he’s at 25 or 30 [percent], we’re still in a serious race,” Gingrich said. “If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.”

But Gingrich said he “didn’t see any evidence” that Romney would sweep the state. Last week, Gingrich said Romney would be the likely nominee if he wins South Carolina.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; newtgingrich; romney; southcarolina
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To: sodpoodle

If it were not for Ron Paul, Romney would be beached by now.

Ron Paul runs Third Party inside the Republican Party in the primary, and hands it off to weakling Romney.

In the general election, Ron can run Third Party and hand the Republicans the loss to Obama.

Ron Paul is defiant, has had enough, and is playing Russian Roulette with the Republican Party in DC, and we fall into Marxism. He is a genius. Coo coo puffs to boot, or he couldn’t do this.

Or, we get Newt on a wing and a prayer. I’ll be going with prayer.


51 posted on 01/17/2012 12:23:10 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Money drying up is the only reason.

That said, Newt will probably have a Superpac to keep him in the money game regardless of what happens in SC. I could also see some social conservative stepping up for Santorum.

You’re right though, this primary should continue. Mitt is a pathetically weak frontrunner.


52 posted on 01/17/2012 12:24:57 PM PST by RIRed
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To: Bigtigermike

” - - - Last week, Gingrich said Romney would be the likely nominee if he wins South Carolina.”

Hey Newt! How dumb can you get? Iowa is a liberal Democrat State. New Hampshire is a VERY liberal Democrat State. The populations of both States barely make enough for one big US city. Get a grip on Reality! South Carolina is the START of the Race to Tampa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We here in flyover country are truly disgusted with the fact that by the time we get to vote on Super Tuesday, 4 % of the US population have winnowed the Presidential Candidate field down to the usual “hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” RINO and those with a few coins left in their pockets.

Stay in until Tampa Newt! It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media absolutely bonkers! (Especially Juan “Race-Baiting” Williams).

BTW Newt, McCain was my last “clothespin” vote, so give us a reason to vote for you.

BTW, BTW Newt, drop your “Nanny State” BS, as we want no part of it. Government is the problem, not the solution to the problem.


53 posted on 01/17/2012 12:24:57 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Lazlo in PA

The only reason I can think of anyway. . .


54 posted on 01/17/2012 12:25:44 PM PST by RIRed
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To: Cousin It

I don’t think Perry or Santorum will be going to Fl. It will be Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul. Since its a closed primary (Thank God) Ron Paul will be inconsequential.


55 posted on 01/17/2012 12:26:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: don-o

see post 40.Hatties general public thought like it or not is seemingly accurate.


56 posted on 01/17/2012 12:26:26 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Bigtigermike
What is this 'may stay in' nonsense?

Is he running for president or not?

57 posted on 01/17/2012 12:27:01 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: RitaOK

Would love to know who has been running R.Paul’s campaign.

Obviously not the senile old geezer on the podium - too much strategic thinking and calculus going on in a STAR Chamber somewhere.


58 posted on 01/17/2012 12:30:17 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: RitaOK

Thw Washington Times? Newt has a higher percentage of NO WAY votes than Romney; did you read the article?


59 posted on 01/17/2012 12:31:50 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cousin It

60 posted on 01/17/2012 12:34:05 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: sodpoodle

Soros, George.


61 posted on 01/17/2012 12:35:30 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ml/nj

Amen!!


62 posted on 01/17/2012 12:36:25 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: BenKenobi

Right now Newt’s in 4th.


OK,I’ll bite. Which poll has Newt in fourth?


63 posted on 01/17/2012 12:38:04 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: Leep

The delegates poll?


64 posted on 01/17/2012 12:39:08 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Uh, Santorum won Iowa.

He’s going to Florida. See you there.


65 posted on 01/17/2012 12:40:09 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Cousin It

So the one with a primary win who successfully defeated Romney has to get out?

No sale.


66 posted on 01/17/2012 12:42:35 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Bigtigermike
What a man! What a man!

What an ego.

67 posted on 01/17/2012 12:45:17 PM PST by logician2u
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To: BenKenobi

You’re referring to Santorum? After his stunning showing in Iowa he has been going back downhill, finished 5th NH. My personal favorite among the anti-Romneys was always Rick Perry——although I have recently been turned off with his ridiculous attacks on Bain Capital. And Newt, my God, that guy is carrying enough baggage to capsize the Titanic and even a bigger ego to boot. No doubt he will supply Axelrod and Plouffe a treasure trove of ammo to finish him off in the general election. No doubt Newt’s bombast appeals to red meat GOP voters in the primaries. But the voters in the general electorate will soon tire of his inflated ego, thin skin, and professorial lecturing.


68 posted on 01/17/2012 12:55:36 PM PST by Cousin It
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To: BenKenobi

” So the one with a primary win who successfully defeated Romney has to get out? “ <<<<

Um....Romney ran how much in tiny Iowa against Santorum? And how much in Iowa against Newt? Was it three million?

The fact is that Santorum essentially tied with Romney, because Newt was crushed, and Perry was out and said so following the count. Those were our three non-Romneys.

When Romney ever puts the bead on single digit Santorum..
...POOF.


69 posted on 01/17/2012 12:57:26 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: Cousin It

Blast away, but I wouldn’t say any of it directly to Newt without your helmet. The one with the little propeller on it. LOL!!


70 posted on 01/17/2012 1:03:55 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: BenKenobi

Delegates don’t mean a lot this stage of the race.


71 posted on 01/17/2012 1:04:35 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: Cousin It

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/17/santorum-grabs-fourth-in-official-nh-tally/

Santorum beat Newt in NH.


72 posted on 01/17/2012 1:06:07 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: RitaOK

Tiny Iowa?

Iowa - 3 million people.

South Carolina - 4.5 million people.


73 posted on 01/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Leep

Delegates > Polls.


74 posted on 01/17/2012 1:10:22 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I live in Florida, and the problem is that all the GOP “leaders” are coming out and endorsing Romney - right now. My representative, John Mica, who I used to like, just endorsed him yesterday, and of course the rumor is that Jeb Bush is going to endorse him.

I’ve seen Romney (and Paul) signs all over the place here in North Florida.

I hope Gingrich does really well in SC and the others drop out so the voters can focus, but it’s going to be an uphill fight. That said, one of the things I like about him is that he’s a fighter.


75 posted on 01/17/2012 1:15:10 PM PST by livius
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To: sickoflibs
rope-a-dope points shavin at its finest...

he'll take the dive once everybody else is done...

76 posted on 01/17/2012 1:33:32 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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77 posted on 01/17/2012 2:02:32 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: BenKenobi

“He’s going to Florida. See you there.”

If he goes he will be riding Greyhound as he will be out of money.


78 posted on 01/17/2012 5:04:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TheOldLady

All these Southerners in SC know of Willard the liberal’s position on abortion, homo-marriage, anti-guns, socialized medicine. He’s the same fake and fraud liberal he was four years ago and he didn’t fool anyone, finishing in 4th place.

One month ago Newt Gingrich was leading Willard the liberal by 15 points in SC and about the same number in national polls. Then came the lying, pathetic, negative Romney ads at Gingrich. His numbers fell in Iowa and the Amway salesman Romney managed to eck out a win of 8 votes. But the ads did what this fake and fraud leftist Romney wanted them to do. Newt Gingrich went from being the front-runner to finishing 4th in Iowa. Within days a new poll came out and said Romney was now the new leader in SC and it was almost doubling up Gingrich. I guess SC primary voters all get local Iowa stations. Point I am trying to make is this. Do not believe these polls. If Romney (who is despised in SC, and finished 4th in 2008), took the lead in SC after a couple of weeks of negative ads, the polls might have some merit to them. I am from SC. My brother still lives there. He’s retired and loves politics. He told me the negative ads against Newt started last week. He told me to hell with those polls, he has never met anyone in SC that intends on voting for Willard the liberal. He thinks Newt will win. So do it.


79 posted on 01/17/2012 5:07:06 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

We can’t all drive rolls.


80 posted on 01/17/2012 6:18:05 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Bigtigermike

I imagine Newt is finding out that SC is a controlled state, and Romney will lead easily. People there just know who’s turn it is, as they did with McPain in 2008 and Dole in 1996. Otherwise, they are fully informed, even think Lindsey Graham is a reliable conservative.


81 posted on 01/18/2012 6:41:26 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: Theodore R.

fully informed = fully uninformed


82 posted on 01/18/2012 6:42:40 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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