Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich loses Florida — and reminds us why (Washington COMpost hit piece alert)
Posted on 01/31/2012 10:41:33 PM PST by GR_Jr.
Newt Gingrich gave his post-primary speech tonight while gracelessly declining to congratulate the man who beat him by double digits. According to the Romney campaign, Gingrich hadnt called to congratulate the Florida winner as of 9:30 p.m. ET.
The speech was vintage Gingrich, comparing his predicament to Lincoln at Gettysburg and vowing to conduct a peoples campaign. He made one small run at Romney, calling him the Massachusetts moderate, and then wandered into a rather trite recitation of his commitment to change. He rambled a bit, getting nostalgic about his Contract with America and assuring us hed been studying how to do this since 1958. (He was running for president as a child?) He is going to get rid of White House czars, move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and halt the war on religion. If there was a theme in there, it was hard to spot.
He obnoxiously ended by pledging: My life, my fortune, my sacred honor. But hes not doing any of that. And its quite an insult to American patriots who have said that and meant it.
Gingrich has been reduced to a smaller-than-life figure. Hes a guy with a lot of words and very little appeal, whose meanness got the best of him and helped to wreck his campaign on a heap of attacks, insults and downright vile accusations (the latest being his claim that Romney is hostile to religion).
He might go on, as he promised. But, really, how many Republicans will follow him? Fewer and fewer, I suspect.
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The MSM shall have no GOP candidates it does not pre-select.
She didn’t hear the same speech I heard. I thought he carried it off rather gracefully.
She didnt hear the same speech I heard. I thought he carried it off rather gracefully.
The people on Fox News are saying they are surprised that Newt didn’t congratulate Romney. It has never happened before that the “loser” didn’t congratulate the winner. Newts daughter said well Dad is not conventional. lol.
Why bother posting a COMpost hit piece? You’re just helping them spread the bull around.
Oh please..Newt it to call and congratulate the guy who spent untold millions bashing him? When this was going on to Herman Cain, I did not think any of the GOP wannabe guys were behind his assassination of his character but now I would not be one bit surprised if Romney was behind it..Romney is vicious but when it comes to the Dear Leader I bet he backs down during debates just as he did when Newt took him on during a debate when he Mittens mentioned something about Newt’s involvement with Fannie and Freddie and was interrupted by Newt who went on to say that as a private citizen he has the first amendment right to speak to anyone who asks his opinion ( words to that effect) and Rommey stood there and agreed with him.
Don’t give up. 46 states to go (or is it 53?). 1000+ delegates up for grabs. Don’t get discouraged by the naysayers. Don’t turn on our own.
I don’t know why Newt would take the time to congratulate Mitt, when by doing so would give the impression that he’s conceding.
The lieing MSM gave us a Marxist and now it is giving us a classless liberal who will shove Romneycare upon all 50 states with the help of traitor Pam Bondi. The chiding, classless Romney does not deserve a pat on the back for his 17 million dollar win as a result of the shamelsss character assassination of Gingrich.
He did seem to ramble a bit. But I´d take his ramblings over Mitt´s anyday.
I see you’re back to helping the enemy (Romney) again, by posting this sneering hitpiece by that ugly-ass Rubin beeotch.
Whose side are you on anyway?
Dont get discouraged, there’s a long ways to go.
Newt has no class: I don’t think someone like that can win over those who don’t eat politics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If that means you hate America (because Americans want their presidents to sound like they like their country, other Americans and life in general) and won’t vote, then that’s a damned shame. Romney is our best shot to get rid of Obama this time around
After what Mitt did to him—Newt should do all in his power to stop Mittens and his power grab. He should never shake his hand or look that man in the eye. He has proven himself to be a dedicated foe—with but one goal—Win at all costs.
You can’t abuse somebody or damage their reputation and expect them to be all Smiley about it afterwards,
If Newt goes down, he should doing everything to take Mitt with him.
=>Romney is our best shot to get rid of Obama this time around
Must be a (R) supporter here.
Romneycare vs Obamacare, wake up.
Mitt is a lying vile, evil utterly corrupt fraud. Everything about him is a lie.
Mitt has a power-lust equal to Obama's. Nothing in Mitts career hints of limited government or Conservative principles.
Mitt worships at the alter of State Power. Mitt lusts for the Presidency not to do good, but to satisfy his corrupt ego.
Mitt has absolutely no belief in limited government or respect for our beloved Constitution.
Nothing will change if Mitt's elected. He will just be a placeholder until the next Marxist takes power.
Obama has one thing over mitt -- Obmama is honest enough to never pretend to run as a Conservative.
Nothing on this Earth would ever get me to vote for Mitt.
I am confident that Americans will see through Mitt's lies. FL will likely be the peak for Mitt and the GOP-e.
Mitt's scorched Earth policy in FL was nothing but bitterness, vindictiveness and pettiness.
Mitt and his evil minions have been full bore on destroying Conservatives since 08.
Mitt is a bigger fraud than Obama. If Mitt was honest he would run as a RAT, the party of his soul.
Even though it will not happen, if Mitt did win the nomination then it would be a pleasure to see Mitt lose in a 44 State landslide to Obama. There would be a bit of joy watching him get humiliated.
“They don’t get more conservative in their souls than Mormons.”
Do you know anything, anything, about their origins and history? I doubt it. But now you might say, what difference does that Make. That was then and this is now. But what part of their radical beginnings, their radical teachings have they repudiated? Not changed the spin a little bit on this or that doctrine or practice, but repudiated as wrong? Please, put out a list for our perusal. Please.
Nor Oromney mine.
Iwonder if they complained that the other 2 did not call Romney, unless they did...this is a primary not the main election...
What has happened in Florida starting with Drudge on Bloody Thursday was the nail in the coffin for conservatives having a home in the Republican Party. It’s time for an Exodus.
No, Mitt didn't just spend millions bashing Newt. Mitt spent millions trying to totally destroy Newt. And he relied on leftist Alinsky tactics in the process.
(This does not apply to you, Dogbert41)
After all the battles between the (remember) eight candidates, we are left with Newt or Mitt, and maybe, way back, Rick. All of you who declare you will never vote for Newt or Mitt. All of you who will sit out the election. You are fools. Fools. You give us Obama. To hell with you.
Fight now. Or to hell with you.
This is what makes him no better than Obama and the reason why I will never, ever vote for him. If he can't be stopped from buying the GOP nomination, I will look for a 3rd party candidate to vote for. If I find no 3rd party candidate I can vote for, I'll write in Newt since I'm currently supporting him. But if Gingrich ever graciously endorses Romney, then I will write in Sarah Palin's name on my ballot.
This is all-out war, and Romney and the GOP establishment essentially declared it on the grassroots. They will live to sorely regret it. They are literally destroying what is left of the GOP with their "my way or the highway" arrogance. Screw them.
I agree, if I were Newt I would even consider running 3rd party to deny Romney the presidency. I like Newt hold a grudge.
There will be no substantive difference between Romney and Obama. USSC justices you say? Romney would nominate more Souter’s, Roll back Obamacare?. No he will just try to ‘fix’ it.....Entitlement reform? Not that I have heard of. Protect Gun rights......NO. Oppose Abortion of Fetal Stem Cell research....NO. Tax reform.....no flat tax from Mittens.
No diff Romney or Obama, other than when Romney fails the rats will blame his ‘conservative’ policies, NO THANKS.
The establishment has been stabbing the Tea Party in the back see the Senate races in De and Nv, and what has happened to A West in the redistricting.
I will vote for my congressman Garrett, but I will not vote for Mittens. I am a conservative not an establishment pubbie.
The fix is in. How much more proof do we need?
Florida did pick the next POTUS, and it ain’t Mitt.
Romney went very negative, and Romney spent a lot of money.
Obama will go even more negative, Obama will spend even more money, and the MSM will have Obama’s back at every turn.
Yet, Newt would win against Obama?
I don't get it.
Conservatism is the only thing that will beat BO.
Mitt is not a conservative, and doesn’t even do a very good job at pretending to be one.
Romney is vicious? Romney is backed by millions? Good news! I am glad to see Milquetoast gone, and compared to Obama’s billion, some ability to raise funds from more than a few donors will be needed.
If this were a baseball game, it would be the bottom of the first inning. One might say Romney is up by one run, but the actual lead by delegates is less than that.
I would vote for either over Obama.
But still, pretending that Newt the lobbyist is an outsider is rather odd!
Are you saying we should not post articles from the "other side"?
FR has always rolled that way - we post their crap and then take it apart - with sledge hammers.
I'll cross over and give you the first Battle of Mantissas - the Yanks call it Bull run. It ended with the Union army routed and running away from the battlefield. I'm sure there was a 19th century Harry Reid who opined "The war is lost."
I'm glad Newt is not giving up.
In this instance however, there is ‘nothing new under the sun’ from the excrementable Jennifer Rubin. Her spews are as predictable as the sunrise. And when I see that kinda garbage posted following Mitt-Witt’s “win” in Florida, I question the motives of the poster(s) responsible.
JimRob said he wasn’t going to tolerate Newt-bashing anymore on his website, Rubin is trashing Newt, Rubin’s article(s) are showing up on FR. Who benefits?
Not conservatives, and certainly not Newt.
Justice is quick here. Goodbye Rombot. Happy zots to you.
I see your point; but I have taken Jim’s declaration on no Newt bashing to apply to comments. I request an clarification as to whether this applies to what articles we post as well. I really hope it does not. It will get boring if it does - imo.
I agree with you Don-O, I’m not saying that ALL articles critical of Newt have to go in the dumpster, however over the past day or so it seems like articles from that Rubin harpie has been posted more than a few times, perhaps it’s just my perception but I have no use for her.
Have a good day Don-O.
Mormonism doesn't have much to do with it. It's true that most religious settlers in Utah are conservative, but that's true across religions. Mitt is a liberal, plain and simple.
The way I see it, posting Jennifer Rubin articles is fine because we all know how loathsome she and the other MSM toadies are, but the poster at least should get the ball rolling by dissecting some of the lies and frauds in the piece.
Jennifer Rubin: John kerry supporter and Mitt Romney shill.
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