Skip to comments.Gingrich Says He May Stay in Race Even if Romney Takes S.C.
Posted on 01/17/2012 10:43:04 AM PST by Bigtigermike
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich said on CBS This Morning on Tuesday that he will likely not drop out of the race should front-runner Mitt Romney win the states primary on Saturday.
The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romneys margin of victory. If hes at 25 or 30 [percent], were still in a serious race, Gingrich said. If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.
But Gingrich said he didnt see any evidence that Romney would sweep the state. Last week, Gingrich said Romney would be the likely nominee if he wins South Carolina.
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I sure hope he does.
“National Journal” is an “Inside-the-DC-Beltway” “Rommneyite” RAG!
I would think surely his people and counselors are telling him to stay in. After last night, it’s clear that he needs to stay in until it’s one on one with Romney.
It would be good for Romney also. If he can beat Newt one on one, he can beat Obama. It will be training for Romney.
On the other hand, Newt will win the election, because no one has been paying attention yet. Only .6 of the electorate has voted. Only a handful of delegates decided.
I WANT him to stay in and keep on expressing what I believe. He knows that this election is strictly along ideological lines. It is the Constitution party vs the What Constitution? party. Newt is able to enunciate this. The others are not. The Dems REFUSE to enunciate their core beliefs because they are nauseating to Americans. Newt is able to point those core beliefs out for all to see.
That is why we need him, baggage notwithstanding.
Obviously Romney and Paul are in it to the end. The only question is who will emerge as the not-Romney? If Perry and Santorum perform poorly on Saturday, then the anti-Romney will be be Newt. Newt’s debate performance last night-—especially the encounter with Juan Williams——virtually assures Newt will come in first or second. Ron Paul gave his worst debate performance EVER. Sounded like a cross between George McGovern and Tom Hayden.
Why would anyone drop out early with the new Proportional Delegate scheme the GOP has in place this year? I don’t see anyone dropping out, except for maybe Perry, till after FL.
Perry has said he’s in through Florida no matter how he does in SC. What does that tell you?
Good reasoning on Newt’s part.... Anything around 40 percent shows that Romney has finally managed to push through the anti Romney ceiling. At 25 percent, he is still beatable, providing either Newt or Santorum could run unopposed on the other side.
I do also.
Newt takes SC. If he can destroy Romney with real attacks, he can knock out Romney next week.
After Gingrich takes S.C. his munbers will go sky high.
Iowa and New Hampshire were proportional in the delegates distributed after the votes. So Mr. Gingrich has delegates to take to the convention. He should stay in until the delegate count is unbeatable. Not the vote count of one or two small states.
The Newt that showed up lat night was great. I enjoyed watching him stomp a mud hole in Juan (race baiter) Williams.
It all depends on the money.
Meanwhile, South Carolina, it’s up to you to take the spirit of last night’s debate into the voting booth on Saturday and keep a non-Romney option alive.
That must be why the dems and the MSM are so scared of him and don't want him as the nominee. One would think that they would do their best to give him the nomination. /s
I would say anyone in first,second, and even third should stay in at least until a closed primary.
Actually, I would include fourth place due to Paul (fake Republican)
It would be interesting to see where the votes would go in a one on one contest. I think it looks like Santorum, Perry and Newt are all drawing from the same pool. The Ron Paul pool is a different thing. Even if he drops out, I think most of his Paulestinians will just write him in as a protest and the votes will be lost, in effect going to the
community organizer street agitator.
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