Newt Gingrich has a new strategy. The question is should everyone get behind this strategy?
From the Washington Examiner:
With losses in Alabama and Mississippi, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign has changed. In the past, the campaign was about winning, or trying to win, or at least claiming to be trying to win. Now, it's about keeping Mitt Romney from winning.
Gingrich no longer says he can capture the 1,144 delegates required to wrap up the Republican nomination. Instead, he now speaks frankly about a new plan: Keep Romney from getting to 1,144 by the end of the GOP primary season in June, and then start what Gingrich calls a "conversation" about who should be the Republican nominee. That conversation, the plan goes, would lead to a brokered GOP convention at which Gingrich would emerge as the eventual nominee.
"Our goal first is to keep Romney well below 1,000," Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said an hour before Gingrich addressed a small crowd of disappointed supporters gathered at the Wynfrey Hotel. "It doesn't have to be 1,000, or 1,050 -- it has to be below 1,100." If Gingrich succeeds, Hammond continued, "This will be the first time in our party in modern politics that we're going to go to the convention floor."
On election eve, after a long day of campaigning, Gingrich relaxed on a couch at the Wynfrey and vowed to keep challenging Romney through the summer -- long after the primaries have ended. If he can keep the former Massachusetts governor from hitting the 1,144 delegate mark, Gingrich said, "Then on the 26th of June, there's a real conversation. We haven't seen in our lifetime a situation where you actually had a political process beyond who wins the primaries." As he has several times in recent days, Gingrich brought up the case of Leonard Wood, the Army general who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1920.
We must stop Mitt Romney from becoming the nominee. He is the most liberal Republican to be seriously considered for the Republican nomination in the last at least 50 years.
Romney, if he is the nominee, will destroy the Republican Party. He will simply manage our decline. He will not work for a conservative agenda. He will not make major spending cuts, nor will he cut taxes or repeal Obamacare.
We need to look at a different candidate at the convention. It is imperative that we have a conservative candidate who can beat Obama in the fall. That candidate is not Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney has been running for President since he announced he was not running for reelection in Massachusetts. Even after seven years, Romney cannot convince Republicans he is the candidate. That is because he is a liberal, not a conservative and Republicans know this.
We need to start looking for a conservative candidate who can break the deadlock at the convention. It could be Gingrich or it could be someone else. But one thing is certain, Romney is not the candidate the GOP needs or wants.
APPROVAL for this president will always be high. Forget wondering or caring and work to dethrone him.
50% still like Obama because Americans allowed ourselves to become mush minded, politically correct followers.
And 50% of Americans pay no taxes. they know Obama says it's fair that the working 50% pay for the others!
And Obama SAYS he loves America. He SAYS he is a proud American. He SAYS he will get those rich folks to pay their fair share.
Forget his approval rating..vote him OUT and take the Congress big time. We cannot spend all of our energy, time, media and money worryin about the presidential candidate only. WE MUST take Congress!
I consider Newt a placeholder for Sarah Palin, and therefore will vote for him in hopes she wins the nomination at Tampa, Lord willing, after he boldly, bravely, and quite pleasingly nominates her then and there.
I hope to be there, and at the inauguration also, as Sarah begins our sudden and relentless reform, our restoration and repair of obama's destruction. That's what I'm talking about!
I think you are in dream land, Helen
Sorry Judson this is a little off subject, but important..
We have so much to do with this left wing smear crap...
Hanoi Jane has started this and can you believe the balls she has? She should have been sent packing years ago.
Is this actually legal what the left is doing? Read this below...The Military belongs to us, the Conservatives..
An official White House web site is hosting a petition calling for Rush Limbaugh's radio show to be banned from Armed Forces Radio -- the radio network that reaches America's military worldwide.
The petition claims “a moral objection to our tax dollars being used for such a purpose.” Just this morning, the petition received the required 25,000 signers to warrant an "official response" from the White House to this petition.
We need a petition to get Hanoi Jane deported.
Gingrich mentioned that Santorum is not on the ballot in D.C. His strategy makes sense only if there are other states he is on the ballot and Santorum is not -- and these are states that a conservative has a chance to win (unlike, say, NY or NJ). Otherwise: Five reasons Gingrich should get out of Santorum’s way
A brokered convention is yet another way that money and organization can prevail over passion and conservatism. But if Santorum has enough delegates, he can force Romney to make him his running mate. Then the ticket will be ideologically balanced, as well as geographically balanced. Yes, we all fantacize about West or Rubio as the veep, but these men did not run, and have not built up a national constituency as a result. Of the original 9 who ran for the presidency, only Romney and Santorum have proved to have a national constituency. If we want to beat Obama both men have to be on the ticket. If it's just Romney, we will lose.
The ground swell for a Palin / West ticket emerging from a Tea Party tsunami at a brokered convention is growing.
I say, BRING IT!
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You are right. There is a growing demand for a true leader. Someone that does not have to keep apologizing for flip-floping, sitting on a bench with Nancy Pelosi, all the "team player" votes of the past. There is a swelling demand for someone that has a consistent vision for America, and a consistent record of achievement that corroborates that vision.
When Sarah Palin puts her name forward in service to her country you will hear a major explosion. From my favorite line from the movie Secretariat "You 'bout to see sumthin you ain't never seen..... before!!!!!" just before Secretariat went on to win the Triple Crown my more that 30 lengths.
You are going to see the principled people in this country ready to defend the constitution.
PALIN/WEST IN 2012
Mr., or Ms. Livery,
You seriously underestimate the numbers and passion of the Tea Party to your detriment there on the Left.
At this point anyone can beat Obe! We all just need to calm down and the majority of voters will not vote for him! He can steal the election, of course. Hopefully there are too many Americans to vote against him to counter balance all fraud, and he does not declare martial law.
No, anyone can't beat Obama. That is the false narrative of complacency. Just calm down and let it happen, right? You even contradict yourself with your 3rd sentence about stealing the election. Just trusting that voters will majically show up to prevent that does not "make" it happen. We need some people with "fire in the belly" ready to fight for the preservation of our country. Our country is in desperate need of
PALIN/WEST IN 2012