Skip to comments.Santorum camp asking conservatives to pressure Gingrich to drop out
Posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:04 PM PST by LonelyCon
Rick Santorum's campaign is calling on conservatives to pressure Newt Gingrich to abandon his bid for the White House, a senior adviser told reporters tonight.
Senior campaign strategist John Brabender said the key for the campaign going forward will be creating an opportunity to challenge Mitt Romney one-on-one, though Brabender maintained the Santorum campaign would not directly call on Gingrich to drop out of the race.
"We're never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he's the one who can compete against Mitt Romney," Brabender said.
"The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney," he said.
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If Gingrich wins the nomination, I suspect, in the general election, that the “Eagles Up” will be those of the XVII, XVIII, and XIX Legions.
HEAR! HEAR! Bobbisox!
How many votes for Romney were democrats in Republican clothing?
No, one-on-one means the conservatives who are the majority of the vote coalesce behind one candidate.
I think the Lord leaves such decisions up to us.
He hasn’t earned it. Santorum did.
If Santorum is running for Romney to win - why has he beaten Romney 7 times so far?
From what I can see, it’s just the opposite. Newt is helping Romney win states that he otherwise would win. Newt has cost team conservative 4 states while bringing home the bacon in 2. He’s a liability.
Add Alaska to the tally.
Newt’s team conservative record:
GA + SC brought in
OH + AK + MI gifted to Romney.
He’s given away more states than he’s actually taken in.
Sheldon Adelson seems to think Romney will be the nominee but continues to give money to Gingrich.
Does he have the delates to prove he's beaten Romney? NO. He is in the race to take away from the conservative in the race - Newt. Mitt knew he needed some buffers on his side to win - and right now santorum is that buffer. Santorum has NO record to run on.
Don't ignore the fact that santorum campaigned for Mitt - now mitt is using him in the race.
And now he's staying on social conservative values when Rick didn't give a flip about them and campaigned for the ONLY candidate who was pro abortion and against traditional marriage, Mitt.
He standing now for values he didn't give a flip about earlier - this values are surface!! And can be bought. But he can't run on his BIG gov't spending record.
And as much as he's crying about Romneycare NOW - he embraced it when he wasn't running.
He's just a 'take one for the team' GOP E slackly who will flip flop with whatever they want for his political gain. And his record proves it. It's not hearsay but TRUTH and he will FOOL anyone that can be FOOLED. He's a liar about Newt and a liar to America voters and a POS.
Gingrich will stick it out until his PAC man stops footing the bill if he doesn't begin to win more States. Since both are determined to stay in, it insures that Romney will be our nominee but not as quickly as he would have liked.
I say the man who lacks money and organization should bow out now but I doubt his pride will allow that.
By the 17th, if Newt Gingrich is not out of the race, Romney is the nominee. Newt will siphon off enough delegates that neither he nor Santorum will ever catch Romney.
It’s going to be hard enough, even if Newt does drop out.
The real problem for Newt, is that the rest of the states are not his home state. He doesn’t have a prayer.
Watching him try to turn a home state win into a game changer, was rather sad really. He knows it. His supporters can’t admit it. To everyone else, it’s plain as day. I’m sorry folks, it’s over. Newt didn’t pull it off. Risking Romney getting the nomination is pure ego driven all the way.
If Romney goes into the convention 100 votes shy of the nomination, Santorum has 500 delegates and Newt has 350, who are the delegates going to nominate? Newt?
This has reached the realm of flights of fantasy. Newt is done. The only question at this point, is Santorum done too? Only Newt can tell us.
Most if not all the rest of the states are proportional with regard to the delegate disbursement. No matter who is going up against Romney, they’ll have a very hard time catching him a few delegates at a time.
Newt drops out now and maybe. He doesn’t, Romney wins.
Thems the hard cold facts.
I’m thinking Romney needs to drop out, as 1/2 the Republicans won’t EVER vote for him.
He got about half of that right i.e. somebody needs to drop out at this point, but it’s Santorum who needs to drop out. Newt or Romney either one could win in November, I don’t see a way Santorum could.
I think that at this point I’m going to have to withdraw my tepid acceptance of Santorum as a possible candidate. I’m sick of this.
Dear Santorum camp......screw you.
You know... If you’re going to make derisive statements like that, it would probably be best to reserve it for our true enemy (Barack Obama) than level it against well-intentioned fellow conservatives and FReepers who support Rick Santorum.
If I may inquire for thoughtful responses here... If Mississippi, Alabama, and Kansas go to Santorum next week, how much longer should Gingrich remain in the race?
Rick would have won Michigan, Ohio, Alaska and GEORGIA, AT LEAST, without Newt. It’s time that Newt read the results: GET OUT NOW! He has great things to contribute, but right now, as a candidate, he is a fly in the ointment. Bob
We have had other candidates drop out because they were able to see the writing on the wall. Not everyone wants to see it.
That said, the chances left for Rick or Newt are sinking.
Sick of what? And allow Romney to go unchallenged all the way to the convention? Romney’s judges have been liberals, his record has been liberal to socialist, and he is a rotten liar. We need someone fearless to carry the fight against both Romney and Obama. Buck up. We all have a tough fight ahead.
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