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Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney
Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 06:49 PM | Staff

Posted on 04/01/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT by JSDude1

There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination.

And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney.

Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination.

A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work with Santorum to stop Romney from getting the nomination as the former House Speaker made clear he could back either Santorum or Romney if they were to win the nomination.

"If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee, I'll help him," Gingrich said. "We are all committed to defeating Barak Obama. We think his re-election would be a disaster for the country."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: getoutnewt; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newt; newtgetout; newtgingrich; newtsplittingthevote; ricksantorum; romney; santorum; ticket
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Good idea Freepers? I think so, they should have teemed up long ago (would have made stopping Romney even easier). One should be President, and one should be V.P. and I really don't care which one, either would be better than Obama and much better than Romney.
1 posted on 04/01/2012 8:58:00 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

We’re screwed.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:08:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Cheer up no one expects you to really eat that crow you baked up all by yourself.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 9:13:35 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: mylife

I’ll take a Santorum/Gingrich ticket all day long. Both would absolutely destroy Omoron and Boredom Biden in debates. Mitt would be just a nice guy....


4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by oust the louse (Mitt...it's time to quit !!!!! ...)
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To: JSDude1

Is Romney a republican traitor?..


5 posted on 04/01/2012 9:14:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: JSDude1

That would be interesting. But a lot of Newt-backing Freepers burned that bridge a long time ago.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: hosepipe

At the very least Mitt is a Democrat in Republican clothing. I doubt if he ever WAS a Republican other than for getting nominated to political offices.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 9:18:14 PM PDT by madison10 (The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time...)
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To: JSDude1

Never understood the hatred between the two camp’s supporters. I like them both for different reasons but they are both Conservatives.

Pray for America


8 posted on 04/01/2012 9:18:58 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: hosepipe
>"Is Romney a republican traitor?.."

Mitts ties to conservatism, and the R party, by Mitt himself.

.25 sec youtube

9 posted on 04/01/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little children murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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Great.

This election completely sucks.


10 posted on 04/01/2012 9:28:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: hosepipe

“Is Romney a republican traitor?..”

Depends on who you ask- McCain, Snow, Graham, Brown, Murkowski....


11 posted on 04/01/2012 9:33:11 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: JSDude1

I wouldn’t mind seeing Newt as VP at all. I think he’d do a good job. However, the issue I have is that I don’t think whoever the nominee is, whether it be Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich, I don’t think one of them should pick one of the other for VP. There have been too many negative attacks all around. If Romney were to pick Santorum, for example, the Dems would pull out his attack ads and comments and ask why he picked someone for VP he once criticized heavily and vice versa. I think that could complicate things, and I think we’d be better off if whoever the nominee is goes outside of the crop of remaining candidates and picks a fresh face.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 9:34:57 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: JSDude1
....there is a "possibility of consolidating Santorum and Gingrich delegates at the Republican National Convention in order to overcome Romney’s delegate math."

AT THE CONVENTION MY A**. This needs to be done NOW....we have no assurance Romney won't get the 1,144 Delegates before the Convention. People are already growing weary and throwing in the towel for RINO-Rom. A Gingrich/Santorum coalition could revive the possibility of "stopping Romney" from reaching the magic number of 1,144. They need to combine forces NOW.....RIGHT NOW!!!
13 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:02 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: JSDude1
Newt Gingrich should be the nominee; not the liberal

democrat Romney. Romney is worse than McCain. There is no

place for conservatives (the insiders seen to that)

14 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: hosepipe

Yes.

Santorum 2012


15 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:54 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: oust the louse; All

No, no; we don’t need a Santorum/Gingrich Ticket. We need a Gringrich/Santorum Ticket. Newt is the one who needs to debate Obama, not Rick. Newt will cream Obozo in a Debate.... Rick... ummmm...... nah; won’t happen.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: GeronL

You’re full of bull shit.

Read any posting by Steelfish describing Newt Gingrich. It was Santorum who, in Florida, spewed all over Gingrich without political cause. The amount of hatred generated by Satorum his follower towards Gingrich is enormous.

And Geron, there is a huge difference between quoting sources in Pennsylvania who once supported and no longer will support, Santorum, and Steelfish’s Democratic Party talking point smears against Gingrich from years gone by.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Nice and Tasty! So they got socialist health care, it’s working out so well for the people of Massachusetts, really it is....


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:39:54 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: GeronL

That would be interesting. But a lot of Newt-backing Freepers burned that bridge a long time ago.
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FReepers are not the only people in America. There are 350 million people in America? How many FReepers are there? Do the math and figure the percentage. Sometimes we think all America has the same political sentiments as people on this website. NOT!!!


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:42:30 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: no dems

Who cares which way it is (especially if Newt V.P were the ideas guy for the administration?). They’d be more like partners than boss/employee.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1
I've been saying that since the first debate.

Gingrich-Santorum
 
or
 
Santorum-Gingrich

21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:46:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: JSDude1

Too little, too late.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:46:50 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Liberals vote the way they feel, conservatives vote the way they think. NRA <BCC><)
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To: Pinkbell; All
Pinkbell wrote:

I don’t think one of them should pick one of the other for VP. There have been too many negative attacks all around.

I agree with you, but, I'd like to see them join forces, not to run on the GOP Ticket in the Fall, but, just to keep RINO-Rom from getting the 1144 Delegates BEFORE the Convention. Then we could have an open Convention and anyone could win; Paul Ryan might even leave Tampa as the Nominee.
23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:06 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

You better hope it’s not too little to late. Romney will re-elect Dear Reader. And your darling Rick, is basically stupid and self serving.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JSDude1
-> Who cares which way it is (especially if Newt V.P were the ideas guy for the administration?). They’d be more like partners than boss/employee.

It would be like putting the student in lead while the professor has to sit on his hands. I can’t see Speaker Gingrich having to curb his bold ideas. It would be silly since Rick makes more gaffes-the GZ for one was big.

25 posted on 04/01/2012 9:50:16 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: JSDude1

According to reports on Fox Sunday, Romney is crashing. He now loses in one-on-one polls against Obama in FL, OH, and PA (?). His unfavorable rating is about 50%. He would lose to Obama if election was today. He is behind Obama in two new polls by double digits. AND THIS WAS ON FOX NEWS! HANG TOUGH NEWT!


26 posted on 04/01/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by matthew fuller (FLASH! Republican circular firing squad successful! No survivors remain.)
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To: JSDude1

Who cares which way it is (especially if Newt V.P were the ideas guy for the administration?)
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I friggin’ care!!! Newt needs to be at the top of the Ticket to Debate Obama or there won’t be a new administration needing ideas. Romney and Ron “Kook-Daddy” Paul made mince meat out of Santorum in the last Debate. We need to put Newt up against Obama. Let Rick debate Biden. (Wow; that would be an intellectual match up of “geniuses” for the record books.)


27 posted on 04/01/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Salvation

I’ll take the ticket at the top.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 9:55:33 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: JSDude1; onyx; Jim Robinson; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ping to onyx, Jim,and Ernest:
Just in case this one slides by you all. Of course if there is truth in it, we shall see a flood of like articles produced in the days, weeks to come. No response required.
Thanks for the post JSD.
29 posted on 04/01/2012 9:55:36 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: matthew fuller

I heard a political professor today here in Florida to say, that Mitt Romney needs more time to re introduce himself to the base. They fear he is losing more ground even though he could pick up more states this week; voters are saying the 2 top choices; they prefer someone else. I think some of Rick’s voters are nothing but stop Romney (not a firm belief in Santorum). I think Newt should stay in no matter what.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 9:56:45 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: hosepipe

Is Romney a republican traitor?..


Nope. He is a Democrat infiltrator.


31 posted on 04/01/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: SaraJohnson

And your darling Rick, is basically stupid and self serving.
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Self serving.... maybe, but, I wouldn’t call Rick stupid; seriously. I’d say he is very naive and simple. He says stupid things that make people scratch their heads and say: “Does this dude know that this is the 21st Century and this is NOT the ‘Leave It To Beaver’ America of the 50’s?” Poor Rick; so out of touch with the real world.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: matthew fuller

What do the polls say about Obama v. Newt? Obama v. Santorum?


33 posted on 04/01/2012 10:03:42 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: no dems

I think we could use a little “leave it to beaver 1950’s America” back, we certainly do not need more 60’s and post sexual revolution-which has devestated the USA.


34 posted on 04/01/2012 10:04:22 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: no dems

>> Self serving.... maybe, but, I wouldn’t call Rick stupid; seriously.

Agreed in the sense he doesn’t have a low IQ.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: paudio

Those questions were either not in the poll or not reported.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by matthew fuller (FLASH! Republican circular firing squad successful! No survivors remain.)
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To: oust the louse

Bring that on! That is brilliant! Combining delegates would put them within 160 delegates of Romney...

People might actually coalesce around a TEAM that takes Romney out.

I would! We need a team about now.


37 posted on 04/01/2012 10:13:05 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: JSDude1

Give it up. The life of the 50’s will never come back. We’re marching toward Armageddon. Read the Bible... “In the last days, perilous times shall come.....” (2 Tim. 3:1)


38 posted on 04/01/2012 10:13:59 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Well, Bush was the light-weight and Cheney had the gravitas and they got elected twice. I prefer Newt but I think Santorum would be miles above Romney. Let’s hope the good people in Wisconsin unite behind Rick and defeat Mit on Tuesday.


39 posted on 04/01/2012 10:17:05 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: SaraJohnson

You’re right! I hope I’m wrong. The two should have made friends long ago to keep Wrongney from making it this far.


40 posted on 04/01/2012 10:18:42 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Liberals vote the way they feel, conservatives vote the way they think. NRA <BCC><)
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To: weston

Yes but many of us believed that GW Bush was a real conservative, so we let some things pass-Santorum likes big government too as an answer, like Bush. I want Newt staying in. Too many people are believing the big lie; electability which Romney does not have. We don’t have to accept Romney. People can protest outside the primaries as well. I think some of Newt’s supporters are voting now for Rick to stop Mitt. Conservatives won’t accept Mitt very well. This entire thing is a nightmare.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 10:26:07 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Romney's people in Wisconsin are starting to get a little worried. The believe they can win, but the margin is being shaved down in the last few days. Last minute internals seem to show the gap closer with Rick Santorum than what is commonly reported. It will be a real fight of turn out the vote on Tuesday. Most Wisconsinites have taken a very dim view of the negative campaigning, and most of their ire in that regard seems to be toward Romney than Santorum as they have been bombarded, and as mid westerners, they don't like it. There might even be a mini-anti-Romney backlash on Tuesday in some quarters who knows (one prays). Rural Wisconsites/conservative areas are breaking hard for Santorum it seems as well. Speaker Gingrich and Ron Paul don't seem to be numerical factors at this point. Tuesday weather in Wisconsin calls for showers or perhaps occasional thundershowers in a number of parts of the state.
42 posted on 04/01/2012 10:56:19 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (PREPARE: BHO Wins, U.S.A. Goes Hardline Marxist. He Loses, Angry Domestic Rioting, Looting & Murder)
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To: JSDude1

Newt - Santorum... If it must be, I could live with that.

Santorum - Newt... No thanks.


43 posted on 04/01/2012 10:57:08 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish; Guenevere

Bump


44 posted on 04/01/2012 10:57:49 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (BHO Wins, U.S.A. Goes Hardline Marxist. He Loses, Massive, Angry Domestic Rioting, Looting & Murder)
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To: Christie at the beach

I believe you are right that where necessary, Newt supporters are lining up behind Santorum.

Because Newt needs none of this, but stays in to help us stop Romney he would be the first to say, “play the game where you must, just get us to convention.

Damn straight that Newt nor Ron Paul can trust Rick with their delegates outright. They HAVE to stay in because Rick is a disciple of the Establishment. Always has been a climber.


45 posted on 04/01/2012 11:03:13 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: RitaOK

Rick has to go back to Virginia where he would not Not want to be removed from the people in the Beltway. Newt already knows what they think of him. Newt has the gravitas to endure the insiders writing negative stories of him. I sent an email to Newt earlier about the political professor from FSU-and said to stay fighting. Someone has to help our country from these radicals.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 11:14:57 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: no dems

;)


47 posted on 04/01/2012 11:21:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: paudio
What do the polls say about Obama v. Newt? Obama v. Santorum?

Well the Obama campaign people have already stated they "Do not want an Obama/Newt debate "....and everybody recognizes why that is.

48 posted on 04/01/2012 11:26:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: no dems

Well, just stop going to work. Stop having children. Stop saving money. Stop paying for your house... what a stupid thing to write.


49 posted on 04/01/2012 11:31:01 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Christie at the beach

Among independents in the new poll, Romney is viewed favorably by 35 percent and unfavorably by 52 percent. Among independents four years ago, Obama hit his low point in mid-April 2008, when 57 percent said they had favorable impressions and 37 percent had unfavorable ones.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/favorability/2012/03/28/id/434143


50 posted on 04/02/2012 1:28:38 AM PDT by matthew fuller (FLASH! Republican circular firing squad successful! No survivors remain.)
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