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Would a Romney-Gingrich ticket be acceptable to Jim Robinson & other conservative Freepers? [NO!! ]
[Not only no, but HELL NO!! NEVER AGAIN!! - Jim] | April 9, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by mitchell001

Since Newt Gingrich is talking teamwork and cooperation with Romney & Santorum to defeat Obama, would Jim Robinson and conservative Free Republic people join me in accepting and pushing a Romney-Gingrich ticket. Frankly, I bristle at the mention of Romney-Nicki Halley or other RINO tickets. Personally, Romney would be very smart to put conservatives at the table of his campaign and administration team. Newt is so passionate about Big Ideas, reform and he knows how to push the levers of Congress. Mitt Romney can be a good president, however, with Newt on his team, Mitt Romney could be a great president. We need Gingrich's brains and political skill on the ticket and in the administration.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chevyvoltrepublican; gingrich; robinson; romney; santorum; vanity
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1 posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Brace yourself. :D


2 posted on 04/09/2012 8:07:08 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Draft Palin VP!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I was thinking the same thing.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 8:08:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: mitchell001
At this point, I would accept it.
4 posted on 04/09/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: mitchell001

How about Daffy Duck and Porky Pig?


5 posted on 04/09/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: mitchell001

Why even go there; Gingrich not going to take ‘second’ slot. . .


6 posted on 04/09/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: mitchell001

it’s the only possible way I could be anything other than horrified at the ticket.

how bout this - Romney and Gingrich would be not as bad as almost anything else I can think of.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by Principled
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To: mitchell001

Which room in the White House would be big enough to fit both egos?


8 posted on 04/09/2012 8:11:04 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: rlmorel

I tried floating a not altogether different thought yesterday.

My ears are still ringing. :D

And not just from JR. Tho he was pretty darn clear.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 8:11:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Draft Palin VP!)
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To: cricket

I would not go for that unless it was known Romney had a terminal illness!


10 posted on 04/09/2012 8:11:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: cricket

I think he would. He would be in charge of plenty.

Handle Congress. Handle the message. Handle some of the press. Handle the agenda.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 8:12:15 AM PDT by Principled
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To: mitchell001

Post twice in the wrong forum. THis is not News.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 8:14:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: mitchell001

It would be ironic, given whats been speculated here about the other candidates in the race.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 8:14:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mitchell001

No.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 8:16:52 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: mitchell001

Romney is a RINO. But that is better than a Marxist. So whomever Romney chooses for VP is a moot point to me. I have to vote for the RINO to vote against the Marxist.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:06 AM PDT by freemama
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To: mitchell001

Any ticket with Romney is a sure fire loser.

The man has all the brains and half the charm of Joe Biden.


16 posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mitchell001

That would be one of the two or three really strong tickets I could picture, the other would be one or the other of Romney or Gingrich, and Paul Ryan.


17 posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:36 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: mitchell001

No.

It is the time for conservativves to get behind Newt, because he is the only force that will change the direction of this nomination before it is too late.

He has the best ideas and will outdebate Obama any day off the week. Newt set the table about energy policy last month, taking to to Obama. Romney and Santorum did squat.

Instead of going for the strong, but imperfect Newt, conservatives seem went for the seemingly perfect but weak Santorum.

I want Newt in the game as long as possible, because he will influence the party platform if we can get him to Tampa, and keep Willard from sewing it all up before then.


18 posted on 04/09/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: mitchell001

Not no way, not no how!


19 posted on 04/09/2012 8:19:14 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I cringed when Newt first announced he was running, I didn’t like him.

After Cain dropped out Newt seemed to be the best of bad options. Now, I don’t see any way mittens would accept Newt as running mate.


20 posted on 04/09/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

If it came down to it would you rather vote for Obummer or not vote at all which is a backdoor vote for the Brown Clown ?


21 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: mitchell001

I think a Romney/Gingrich ticket makes about as much sense as an Obama/Clinton ticket.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mitchell001
No Romney, no way.

I'll be voting Libertarian this year. I don't agree with everything the LP’s support, but at least they support limited government.

The only difference between Romney and Obama is the color of their skin

23 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:13 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: mitchell001
Anything Romney is not a choice for me.

PALIN/GINGRICH is my dream ticket/

24 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:24 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: mitchell001

When it comes the time of Romney v. Obama, will any news supportive of Romney still be unwanted in FR? Or the website will still take position of anti Romney site, with the risk of being one of the conservative sources that Obama campaign cite when they need justification to attack Romney on some issues?


25 posted on 04/09/2012 8:22:52 AM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: mitchell001

It won’t happen.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 8:23:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: mitchell001
Would a Romney-Gingrich ticket be acceptable to Jim Robinson & other conservative Freepers?

Perhaps, if either one of them were in the least conservative. What's more important is how acceptable the ticket would be to the majority of voters. I'd vote for the devil to get the current kenyan marxist and his first wookie out of the white house.

27 posted on 04/09/2012 8:24:04 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Mouton

I can guarantee you that Mitt will eventually pass on. Old age, if nothing else. We all have terminal illnesses.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mitchell001

Even if John the Baptist is his running mate, Romney is still a liberal abortion-lover, homosexual-panderer, Planned Parenthood fundraiser, Bible-denying cult member.


29 posted on 04/09/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: mitchell001
I was almost going to post what if it's Romney-Palin? Of course I doubt he'd choose her and she doesn't seem a fan of his...plus most people would probably say "still no, unless the ticket were reversed in order".

PS There actually IS a site. here

30 posted on 04/09/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mitchell001

I would take Romney on the bottom of the ticket, but not on the top.

That said, pending sudden unexpected death, Romney is the GOP nominee, as the GOP leadership wants and as the MSM wants.

So I will hold my nose and vote against Obama by voting for Romney, with disgust and aggravation. It will be a very interesting race as regards the anti-Mormon vote. Many will vote against Obama because “It’s the economy, stupid.” But many evangelical Christians will vote 3rd party rather than vote Romney. If I understand correctly, they would rather die an unspeakably painful and sinister death than cast a vote for a Mormon.


31 posted on 04/09/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: raccoonradio

(i.e., she endorsed Gingrich but who knows if she’ll eventually endorse Mitt)


32 posted on 04/09/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mitchell001
A.B.O....

I know that I'm not looking forward to President Mitt, however, I DO WANT want Jimmy Carter's 3rd term. (Jimmy didn't make as many SCREW UPS as O did)

If it's Mitt... I'll vote for him..if Rick pulls out the nomination...I'll be thrilled!! I'll be there helping get Rick elected!!

33 posted on 04/09/2012 8:25:44 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: mitchell001

Anything that includes Willard is an absolute no-go for me.


34 posted on 04/09/2012 8:25:59 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Renegade
If it came down to it would you rather vote for Obummer or not vote at all which is a backdoor vote for the Brown Clown ?

Wow! It took 21 posts before the "Oooga Booga Booga" tactic showed up!

If all you've got is "Vote for Romney! Vote for Romney! If you don't you're voting for Obama!", then you've lost the argument, especially here on FreeRepublic.

35 posted on 04/09/2012 8:26:04 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mitchell001
If Romney is on the ballot I am not voting. I am done.

I am not a Republican, I am a Conservative. I also live in CA and know that any vote I make is purely symbolic. I am done.

I don't want to hear any crap about moving to some place my vote will count. CA is coming to a town near you, and my weather is a lot better here. I am done.

I had one horse in this race, willing to do anything to get her elected, and they destroyed her before she could get to the gate. I would have fought for her to try and make my vote not symbolic. In 2008, I voted for the girl. Now, I'm done.

36 posted on 04/09/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by onceone
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To: Principled
Well, all seems reasonable and logical.. .but remains unlikely; IMHO.

RNC; OTOH. . .seems determined to shoot itself in remaining 'foot'. They have yet to float a 'likely winner'; certainly Nikki Haley - as accomplished, as she is - is not a 'name recognized' vote getter; by any stretch.

Have no confidence; whatsoever; that these same who promoted Mitt; lo these many years; have the sense to come up with an acceptable running mate for Romney.

Up for surprises; however.

37 posted on 04/09/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: cripplecreek

A ticket with Romney at the top guarantees Barry Sotero’s re-election.

The GOP will have lost the conservative vote. (period)


38 posted on 04/09/2012 8:28:40 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: mitchell001

For all the hoopla about VP choice, the VP is meaningless unless the POTUS dies. Having the “right” VP means nothing. I care little that Gingrich could be #2 so long as Romney - aka Obama Lite - is in charge. A step in the right direction means nothing given a journey in the wrong direction.

Romney would only get my vote because he’s not out to become dictator like the Obama, and nobody else could get enough votes to ensure we remain a republic.


39 posted on 04/09/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: mitchell001

Why would Gingrich want to become toady to a liberal?


40 posted on 04/09/2012 8:29:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: mitchell001

No ticket with Romney anywhere on it should be acceptable to any true conservative. Romney is a Liberal, Socialist, pro-socialized medicine, pro-abortion, anti-relgious freedom, pro-illegal, pro-homosexual agenda, Big Government, gun grabbing, liar. That is how he governed in Massachussetts and how her campaigned for governor and senator.

I’d rather deal with a wolf in wolf’s clothing, than a wolf in a very, poor quality sheep costume.


41 posted on 04/09/2012 8:30:22 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: onceone

We still have a nation that desperately needs to be saved - from Obama,Inc..


42 posted on 04/09/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: mitchell001

There is pretty much not a Republican ticket that I would not support against Obama at this point. Obama is destroying this country.


43 posted on 04/09/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: mitchell001

If a right-leaning moderate (e.g. Pawlenty) won the nomination, that would work for me.

Romney has been undermining both the party and conservatives since McCains run, largely using proxies.

If we tolerate that, and even forget all about it, we will get more of the same.

If Obama wins, many believe that the country will be too far gone to save by 2017.

If Romney wins, many of us believe taht we will only get to choose between differnt flavors of the same poison forever.

At some point, you have to show you are not bluffing.

I am afraid this is that point, at least for me.

No Romney.


44 posted on 04/09/2012 8:32:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: mitchell001
Put Gingrich in a cabinet-level position.

Mitt Romney & Allen West

45 posted on 04/09/2012 8:34:58 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: mitchell001
I remind all of you of Bismark's dictum that "Politics is the art of the possible."

And lest any of you take offense at quoting the architect of the first welfare state, let me point to a similar sentiment expressed by one of the forefathers of modern conservatism, John Dalberg, the First Baron Acton:

At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities, that have prevailed by associating themselves with auxiliaries whose objects differed from their own; . . .

of course Lord Acton goes on to warn us

. . . and this association, which is always dangerous, has been sometimes disastrous, by giving to opponents just grounds of opposition.

46 posted on 04/09/2012 8:35:37 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Even if John the Baptist is his running mate, Romney is still a liberal abortion-lover, homosexual-panderer, Planned Parenthood fundraiser, Bible-denying cult member.

Now that there is funny, ma’am.

Gingrich on the ticket would just reinforce the worst tendencies of each. There seems to be amnesia about Newt’s “statist deviations” on such matters as AGW, amnesty, and other matters. There is nothing acceptable about Romney other than his hair.


47 posted on 04/09/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: PhiloBedo

Romney has done nothing but ignore or insult conservatives. He’s repeatedly telegraphed his intent to lose his “severe conservatism” after winning the nomination.

He’s going to settle somewhere between Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.


48 posted on 04/09/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mitchell001
If you're asking if we'd prefer to lost to obama because romney tricked Newt into jumping onto the ticket, the answer is still NO!

Romney as the GOP candidate is like boarding the Titanic after they hit the iceberg.

Romney will be destroyed by hundreds of sound bytes released by democrat media dogs. They will bring his candidacy down with the truth about romney, and there will be no way we can stop them.

It doesn't matter what we do. Romney will be showed to be such a terrible choice his campaign will result in an electoral route the likes of which we have never seen.

He can't even unite his own base. They already know him.

He can't unite minorities. Anyone who does 10 minutes of honest research will learn why. DO IT NOW...

Romney means the end of the GOP forever.

49 posted on 04/09/2012 8:37:08 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Mouton

>>>I would not go for that unless it was known Romney had a terminal illness!<<<

I’d be in under those conditions as well, provided he had less than 75 days to live.


50 posted on 04/09/2012 8:37:25 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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