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.
There could be some real consequences to forcing this to a brokered convention. It could really fragment the party. However, I do not want Romney as our nominee at all. We are in a real conundrum here folks.......well at least I am. I don't know what will be the solution..I really don't.
Yes, a conundrum, for sure.
Rally around the Frontrunner and start the fight against Obama and trying to win both houses of Congress
Continue Fighting each another in the hope of taking this fight to a National TV audience and the floor of the convention where Santorum and Gingrich can team push aside the candidate with the plurality of votes.
I guess Obamacare is okay after all.
OMG--- THANK YOU KEVIN KELLOGG-- PLAIN AND SIMPLY SAID!!!!
Conundrum? You must be a college graduate, Caleb!
The GOP conundrum can be solved by Newt manning up, admitting his failure, suspending his campaign, endorsing and asking his delegates to vote for Rick Santorum. That, Mr. Mensa Gingrich, is the only way to stop RINO Romney from capturing the GOP nomination and then losing to Barf Ovomit.
santorum can never beat obama.
You do not know that, Richard.
Then it appears Newt can not either. Since he can not beat Santorum.
Yes he can! Actually, anyone can beat Obama no matter what the MSM says.,, Even his own people are now against him. From rising gas prices to the mangled economy, the personal mandates...he is so finished....The latinos are mostly all catholic. they won't stand for the contraception and abortion...His people that he promised a better life are so being beaten by gas and no jobs...The states all can't stand him because instead of being for them he's sueing them! Lol I think my dog could beat him just by wagging her friendly tail!! Its not gonna take much. His $$$ won't help him. just like they not helping Romney....Lord willing we get a conservative and christian in the WH....Newt is pretty dried up and it looks like a Santorum ticket to me and he really does deserve it! Hard work. faith and family support really do lead to success :)
All your hispanics are catholic also I really think Obama has messed up these votes regardless of babies born in or out of wedlock these people still are not going to like him striking at their churches
Problem is, Santorum could not win even in Pa! Also, Santorum voted with the Rhinos lockstep ("---had to take one (everyone) for the team--) while in the Senate.
ANYONE of them can BEAT THE IMPOSTER!!!!!!!