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.
Hey, Cam, easy for you to say! You get real news up there in Canada! Hah!
Seriously, thanks, as ever, for your insightful contributions to our struggle. The media was getting diminishing returns trying to bash Newt so they took a different tack - now they just ignore him. Newt took second place in MS & AL but you would have thought it was a 2-man race with only the 1st and 3rd runner! Not a whisper about Romney's sudden tumble to 3rd place. Makes me sick!
I'm not kidding about real news. I finally signed up for the Canada Free Press newsletter! All the good links in the comments were coming from there, anyway.
Newt has a three pronged strategy:
Prong 1) Defeat Obama and thereby return America to a course back to its constitutional integrity.
Prong 2) Prevent Mitt Romney (Obama Lite) from carrying on the very kind of government we so despise in the Obama administration. Mitt is indeed a Liberal and would be hard pressed to unseat Obama under the best of circumstances and if elected, he will preside over a continuing growth of big government and do so while lying about what he is doing. Obama Lite.
Prong 3) Insure a conservative voice in the White House. Santorum, for all his weakness as a man of limited vision, is a good man with his priorities in line with constitutional government and Christian cultural ideals. He is a man of considerably less intellectual depth than Newt. In a convention faced with choosing the next candidate, it is not beyond belief that Newt would be recognized as the most qualified. It might well be that the question would be which of the two, Santorum or Gingrich would be presidential candidate and which would sign on a VP candidate. Either way the "big ideas" and "big solutions" that Newt can popularize from a seat at or near the head of the executive branch would get an airing.
Newt is the intellectual hero of this contest. He has shown an ability to inspire and to bring differing political philosophies into compromise agreement. Under the Clinton presidency, Newt managed to bring the Republican party to power and showed an ability to use that power for conservative goals. Newt knows that the Presidency is not the Imperial throne. He understands the importance of speaking true things and planting ideas in the heads of leaders and of followers. He is wisely working toward the goal of saving America.
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or be separated from the adjective errant, which it modifies, by a comma.
I'll take bets that Gingrich is not the party nominee. I like Newt but the man is dreaming. If there is anyone who can stop Romney its Rick Santorum, a mild conservative, but far better than Romney.
But Dennis, Newt's dreaming makes sense and he would accomplish his dreams, whereas the 2 frontrunners don't have a dream, just business as usual. We need dreams to get this country back. The country has become disconnected in the last 3 years. I'm for a brokered convention. With the Grace of God and positive attitudes we will achieve.
Newt's strategy should be to drop out.
if he freakin drops out then maybe we can have a conservative win, Santorum would most likely be in the lead right now if Newt was out...I lost a lot of respect for Judson and a lot of members of the TPN because a lot of you Newt supporters are just as bad and as selfish as the Liberals are if not worse.
If Santorum was in Newt's shoes everyone here would be telling Santorum to drop out for the sake of our country, but here Judson and others are supporting Newt to stay until the end just for a hopes of a brokered convention which there is no way we will get a nominee more conservative than Santorum.
I'm so convinced there is some type of payoff going on even in the Tea Party...I used to trust this site but no more, actually i won't be surprissed if my reply doesn't go through after i press reply because i'm not pro Newt, the last time i was pro Santorum on one of Judson's posts my reply didn't go through. as a matter of fact i noticed only pro Newt messages went through and to prove my point i wrote GO NEWT, and sure enough that was posted. That's exactly what i would expect on Liberal sites, Judson just showed his true colors and i don't trust his posts anymore.
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I live in Lyon County, NV and have been elected to be one of the 71 Delegates. I agree that Newt's strategy is the best one possible. I personally prefer Newt or Palin for President and either Adam West or Herman Caine for VP, with the Cabinet filled with Conservatives like Palin, Michelle, West, Sandoval, Caine, Perry, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, or Marcus Rubio. Plus, I pray daily that the Senate and the House both are won by Republicans.
I am committed only to vote for the most Conservative Christian who lives by the Constitution, and who can also defeat Barack Obama, if he has not been Impeached for Treason by then.
I like it.
He followed that arrogant boast with "But, when I'm the nominee, they will!"
Gag me with a spoon.
Has the GOP lost its mind?