Skip to comments.Gingrich Says He May Stay in Race Even if Romney Takes S.C.
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 states primary on Saturday.
The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romneys margin of victory. If hes at 25 or 30 [percent], were still in a serious race, Gingrich said. If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.
But Gingrich said he didnt 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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I sure hope he does.
“National Journal” is an “Inside-the-DC-Beltway” “Rommneyite” RAG!
I would think surely his people and counselors are telling him to stay in. After last night, it’s clear that he needs to stay in until it’s one on one with Romney.
It would be good for Romney also. If he can beat Newt one on one, he can beat Obama. It will be training for Romney.
On the other hand, Newt will win the election, because no one has been paying attention yet. Only .6 of the electorate has voted. Only a handful of delegates decided.
I WANT him to stay in and keep on expressing what I believe. He knows that this election is strictly along ideological lines. It is the Constitution party vs the What Constitution? party. Newt is able to enunciate this. The others are not. The Dems REFUSE to enunciate their core beliefs because they are nauseating to Americans. Newt is able to point those core beliefs out for all to see.
That is why we need him, baggage notwithstanding.
Obviously Romney and Paul are in it to the end. The only question is who will emerge as the not-Romney? If Perry and Santorum perform poorly on Saturday, then the anti-Romney will be be Newt. Newt’s debate performance last night-—especially the encounter with Juan Williams——virtually assures Newt will come in first or second. Ron Paul gave his worst debate performance EVER. Sounded like a cross between George McGovern and Tom Hayden.
Why would anyone drop out early with the new Proportional Delegate scheme the GOP has in place this year? I don’t see anyone dropping out, except for maybe Perry, till after FL.
Perry has said he’s in through Florida no matter how he does in SC. What does that tell you?
Good reasoning on Newt’s part.... Anything around 40 percent shows that Romney has finally managed to push through the anti Romney ceiling. At 25 percent, he is still beatable, providing either Newt or Santorum could run unopposed on the other side.
I do also.
Newt takes SC. If he can destroy Romney with real attacks, he can knock out Romney next week.
After Gingrich takes S.C. his munbers will go sky high.
Iowa and New Hampshire were proportional in the delegates distributed after the votes. So Mr. Gingrich has delegates to take to the convention. He should stay in until the delegate count is unbeatable. Not the vote count of one or two small states.
The Newt that showed up lat night was great. I enjoyed watching him stomp a mud hole in Juan (race baiter) Williams.
It all depends on the money.
Meanwhile, South Carolina, it’s up to you to take the spirit of last night’s debate into the voting booth on Saturday and keep a non-Romney option alive.
That must be why the dems and the MSM are so scared of him and don't want him as the nominee. One would think that they would do their best to give him the nomination. /s
I would say anyone in first,second, and even third should stay in at least until a closed primary.
Actually, I would include fourth place due to Paul (fake Republican)
It would be interesting to see where the votes would go in a one on one contest. I think it looks like Santorum, Perry and Newt are all drawing from the same pool. The Ron Paul pool is a different thing. Even if he drops out, I think most of his Paulestinians will just write him in as a protest and the votes will be lost, in effect going to the
community organizer street agitator.
His immoral behavior? Seriously? Sounds like a purist like you wouldn’t have even voted for Reagan. I mean, he was divorced, Nancy was knocked up before the wedding, and he used to be an actor (shudders) AND a Democrat (more shudders).
Mrs. Prince of Space
Reagan battled Ford all the way to the convention. We know Gingrich knows this. He was probably there.
“Perry has said hes in through Florida no matter how he does in SC. What does that tell you?”
It tells me that both Newt and Perry are more concerned with getting Romney elected then fighting for conservatives.
“...but his immoral behavior way back.”
Shhhh, quiet down or you’ll be found out. I don’t think we’re supposed to know you’re here yet.
Be very carful, the last perfect man was Nailed to a Cross.
If we can just get this honed down to Newt vs. Romney, I believe Newt will win it.
Oh, Shut up! You’re spoiling out party! lol
I am afraid Newt will pull a big left turn.And the media will say the old timer insider vs theone
you know; thewon that is going to disney world to tout some dumbass video prompter Hillary wants so more foreigners can go to disney.This will save us all as the MSM fawns :::VOMITING SARCASM:::
Message and delivery counts in South Carolina to stop Romney. Money is the key to getting out of South Carolina.
$350,000 blankets South Carolina. Florida takes $20 million in coverage to defend your self, or to get your message out. And look at the delegate count difference.
Newt just got one single injection of 25 million out of Las Vegas, and has to get into that already to rehabilitate himself after the Iowa bath Romney gave him.
No one seems to realize how much money Romney has.
I checked out your information and you are right.
I didn’t know that. Ron and Nancy Reagan were married on March 4th of 1952, and their first child was born on Oct.21, 1952.
He was a great president even tho he was not a perfect person, imagine that! ;)
Once Santorum and Perry are out we could see the pendulum swing back to Newt. I hope he sticks it out til Super Tues.
Pretty shocking that this is even a topic of conversation at this stage, and that Newt even bothered to respond.
Perry and Santorum by now after last night know who they are helping. Romney.
By the time they secede from the race, they can safely be seen endorsing Romney with no blow back because by then Romney will be the clear delegate winner.
And Virginia looms as a swing state where no conservative can compete.
Many people are excited about Newt because he is inspiring, uplifting. He needs to stay positive all of the time.
Newt is asking SC voters to do the math. The break out point was last night’s debate. The voters secured Romney or they fight back and vote for Newt. The rest are jungle brush that has to be cut away now to prevent the Romney cram down.
It is the math.
There, fixed it.
Open primaries has to be taken up at your precinct convention following the Tuesday primary elections. Be there and get it drafted for the county convention, and then from the county convention to the state party convention.
read most especially the paragraphs titled: battle for number 2, we all may be screwed.
Wouldn't you agree that Newt's negatives were sky high here on this board only a few weeks ago? Yet, who won our most recent straw poll? Newt did.
We are the cutting edge of conservative political operations. The rest of the conservative world will soon be coming to the Newt side.
Stay , decide after Super Tuesday
****The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romneys margin of victory. If hes at 25 or 30 [percent], were still in a serious race, Gingrich said. If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.****
Too bad Newt is not a math professor:
i.e. There are two Romneys in the race.
If Romney reaches 40% it only means that 20% are voting for Romney the flipper and 20% are voting for Romnney the flopper.
We are in mortal combat with the media. They are running a cram down operation, for free, to promote Romney and killing off any threats, one at a time.
Rupaul sounded like he was an 80 year old, tired guy, confused, had an idea...once upon a time...now just wants to go back to his mansion in Texas, take perry with him and rest his tired bones.
I know the pundits and general political junkies are discussing all the not-Romney dropout possibilities, but it’s surprising that Newt, or anyone with any hope of a surge to challenge Romney, that any of them would seriously address dropping out at least until after Florida - definitely not before SC.
Right now Newt’s in 4th.
If you want the top three in, that’s Romney - Santorum - Paul.
So if Newt loses he’s out? Works for me. I want someone who’s willing to fight Romney all the way, not someone who’s already setting the terms for his exit.
Doesn’t seem like Newt intends to fight beyond SC - he’s giving his supporters a chance to ease out.
Hang in there, Newt!
There are three principal groups vying for the GOP nomination.
1) The establishment-—Romney
2) The libertarians-—Paul
3) The conservative non-Romneys——Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum.
Unless the three non-Romneys unite behind one person, Romney will effortlessly cruise to the nomination.
It will probably be too late after SC and FL. Romney will easily win Nevada. If Romney has five straight victories in IA, NH, SC, FL, and NV, it’s basically over. If you want to stop Romney-—South Carolina is a must win for the non-Romneys-—which meand two of the non-Romneys must drop out and unite behind the remaining one. Looking at today’s latest polling data along with the debate performance last night. It seems to me that IMHO Gingrich will remain the last anti-Romney standing.