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.
I believe you are right richard-- new polls show romney 49% obama 41% I like to win-- I like to work - I like making money--- and the more the obama administration and obama demonize "romney" and his unions are out voting for santorum!! the more I like the fact romney is in the lead-- this is how santorum has been getting votes in states where anyone can vote michigan, ohio, UNIONS AND MICHAEL MOORE BACKING HIM-they all swarmmed like bees.
yep---obama is definitely afraid of romney--wonder why.
In case you didn't notice--obama and holder are getting on the side of hispanics-- and now the muslim vote-- saw all kinds of signs on one thread "muslims for obama" oh boy!!! Really think you need to think hard and long.
You are correct, Caleb! Romney's not all that bad.
If we leave out Mitt's history and ever-changing positions, he's just a bit to the left of John McCain.
And we all know how well that worked out!
The best for the country is for the Republican Party to fragment, to implode.
Judson is right, we need to be ready with our candidate, and have a million Tea Partiers massed outside the Convention doors chanting for our candidate.
The fragmenting should have been done in 2008. Now is not the time to fragment, it does not benefit anyone but Obama.
Too bad we have to walk this tightrope of who we want as a Conservative and who can beat Obama. Hopefully we will see a Reagan-like scenerio once again.
Think it's time we started a new party. I'm tired of holding my nose and voting for someone only because the alternative is worse. I want a real conservative who will follow the Constitution and the will of the people.
That will probably happen, but I think Obama needs to be defeated first. Any kind of division of party is going to weaken that chance, I believe. (But as Caleb said, "I don't know what will be the solution . . . I really don't"
I agree with you Kurt... I am over voting for the lesser of the evils.. they are all bad..
Obama will win....! Too many evil people and those who are brainwashed by the Slime News. Why NOT start a real CONSERVATIVE PARTY after Obama carries America to the BRINK of destruction? Please do not buy into the "----this will help elect Obama--" mantra. He will be elected because thousands of us will just not vote. What is the difference in a far left liberal Democrat such as Obama, and a far left Republican like Romney? If the Tea Party accepts anything but a true Conservative this election, we will have just wasted another election cycle. That will make the Tea Party impotent as we seem to be currently. It shows that we can be duped into "next to nothing best" like McCain. Same results in 2012. We do not seem to have the nerve to take a REAL stand. That is exactly what the lefties, Democrats and Republicans want. A third Conservative Party is the only hope!
remember ROSS PERRO????(spellcheck) now is definitely not the time to do that-- unless you do want obama to win!!!
guys, conservativism will come back,, it just won't get here overnight or in one election. My point of what I have trying to say. I say go with the win-- romney is not that bad, I think his wife is down to earth and strong with her MS problem, and I give mitt alot of credit for taking care of her, and not leaving her as other men have done to their wives when they found out their spouses will seriously ill.
I cannot support "RICK"
so anyone but Obama and RICK in my book.
Amen to that!