Skip to comments.Could Newt Gingrich win the Delaware primary?
Posted on 04/23/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT by VinL
Theres a chance Newt Gingrich could win the Republican primary Tuesday in Delaware, according to political observers in the state.
Yes, the former House speaker is still running for president and has been quietly (at least to the national media) spending a lot of time in the First State, racking up endorsements while Mitt Romney all but ignores the state. And on Monday afternoon, the states Republican national committeewoman, Priscilla Rakestraw, switched her endorsement from Mr. Romney to Mr. Gingrich. The endorsement took place on the Rick Jensen Show on WDEL-AM, a news-talk radio station in Wilmington, Del.....
And in Delaware, a small state, a few motivated rabblerousers in a low-turnout primary can bring surprising results. Remember, in September 2010, tea-party-backed candidate Christine ODonnell shocked the political universe by beating popular, nine-term Rep. Mike Castle (R) for the GOP Senate nomination. Ms. ODonnell went on to lose the general to now-Sen. Chris Coons (D) by more than 16 points, a seat many Delaware observers thought Mr. Castle, who typically won his races with at least 65 percent of the vote, would win.
So what if Gingrich wins the Delaware primary? After all, only 17 delegates are at stake, and Gingrich has no realistic shot at catching Romney. In the RealClearPolitics count, Gingrich has 141 delegates to Romneys 683, out of the 1,144 needed to secure the nomination.
A Gingrich win would probably trigger a round of stories that Romney-the-inevitable ain't Romney-the-lovable: Where retail politics still matters and where the Romney campaign saw no point in carpet-bombing Gingrich via Philadelphia television Newt could topple the anointed one, writes Allan Loudell...
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All right, fellow "rabble"- take heart in RC Hammonds quote today:
"Hammond brings up the World War II movie Force 10 from Navarone, in which a small group of intrepid Allied fighters struggles to destroy a bridge in Yugoslavia that is crucial to Nazi forces. All they can do is set off explosives that might open up a few cracks in an upstream dam, but the cracks soon enlarge, and then the dam breaks, and then the flood of water destroys the bridge. "That's Delaware," says Hammond. "Delaware is going to blow a small crack in the dam, and the momentum of the water will overpower the bridge in the end."
I believe Newt thinks he has a shot at Delaware, and that's why he just scheduled a "kick-off" rally in NC tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
I'm in, til Newt's out.
My prayers remain with Newt.
He could if all 100 republicans voted for him..
Course 75 of them are Rinos..
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