Newt Gingrich “I can support Rick Santorum” (and what it means for Ron Paul)

Despite all Newt Gingrich has said regarding his plans to stay in the Republican presidential race there are still rumors of Gingrich’s plans for dropping out.  The rumors are now pointing to a Gingrich endorsement of Santorum or even a Santorum/Gingrich ticket.  Although Mitt Romney is at the head of the race, Gingrich is not one of the people giving in to the wide array of recent GOP establishment endorsements for Romney.

Sunday, April 1, 2012, Gingrich was on Face the Nation on CBS News where he stated that although Romney is ahead in delegates, he is nowhere near the 1,144 delegates needed to become the official GOP nominee.  Gingrich’s staff (those that remain) have stated that their group may work with Santorum to stop Romney from clinching the nomination:

“If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee, I’ll help him,” Gingrich said. “We are all committed to defeating Barack Obama. We think his re-election would be a disaster for the country.”

Talk is of combining the Santorum and Gingrich delegates at the convention in order to overcome Romney’s lead.

Of course, Gingrich is ignoring one thing.  If the delegates become unbound, how likely are they to vote for Gingrich?

Ron Paul supporters are pleased Newt Gingrich is staying in the race.  The longer he remains the more delegates he takes away from Romney.  The more delegates taken away from Romney the closer we are to a brokered convention.

Please Newt, keep the sensational headlines coming!  Stay in the race, stay in the news, and don’t throw out meaningless endorsements.  If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for Ron Paul!

8 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich “I can support Rick Santorum” (and what it means for Ron Paul)”

  1. Obama would love if Ginrich was the nominee.

    Ginrich’s baggage has baggage.

  2. Obama would love if Ginrich was the nominee.

    He’d love it if Romney is the nominee. In case you haven’t noticed (’76, ’92, ’96, ’08), ‘moderate’ GOP candidates always lose presidential elections.

  3. So GW Bush who gave us unprecedented involvement into the Education system thru “No Child Left Behind” and who gave us the prescription drug program (originally proposed by Newt), Not to mention Bush’s proposed amnesty program, is now a conservative???
    I guess all one needs to be labeled a conservative is to win an election.

  4. Tennessee Walker in #4: “I guess all one needs to be labeled a conservative is to win an election.”

    Well, sadly, yes. And this is something that principld people have great difficulty with. It just seems WRONG that perception is reality. It should not be. But it is.

    If you and I know that GWB is a squish, but 70% of Republican voters BELIEVE that he is a good conservative and like him, which has the greater impact? My knowledge that GWB is squishy on many conservative issues, or the BELIEF that 70% of GOP voters have that he is a conservative?

    Most principled people hate that, because it just seems wrong. It is. But reality is reality.

    If you recall, China knocked down one of our airplanes, forced it down on a Chinese air force base, kidnapped the US air crew, and was going to keep our advanced surveillance aircraft. G.W. Bush’s handling of that crisis was vintage Jimmy Carter. Bush ran as a “compassionate conservative” — implicitly rejecting the conservative movement as harsh and unreasonable and mean.

    It was only 9/11 that forced GW Bush to wake up and run to the right on foreign policy. Many Democrats also tried to run in front of the parade. But for some reason many Democrats quickly returned to their liberal foreign policy shape, whereas GW Bush stayed on course, sensing that this was a fundamentally different threat to America’s existence.

    TW, I don’t know if you’re a drinking man, but let’s say that you import the greatest Irish Whisky known to man and you can offer it at a price below the local inferior alternatives available down the street. Your basement is filled with the greatest deal ever on the highest-quality whisky ever. (I couldn’t think of a better example on short notice, sorry.)

    But if NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT, how many bottles will you sell. OBVIOUS, right?

    Yet when it comes to Republican politics, (a) moderates, liberals and RINO’s just passionately REFUSE to try to persuade anyone — it’s just WRONG somehow to try to influence anyone’s beliefs, (b) conservatives want to persuade but are TERRIBLE at doing it.

    If nobody knows WHY they should vote for your candidate, he could be the greatest candidate in the history of the world — and that won’t matter at all. When the voter walks into the voting booth, he or show won’t know what you know about why he’s the world’s greatest candidate.

  5. Jon.
    George W. Bush = Patriot Act
    Obama = NDAA

    When will you learn that the letter next to someone’s name doesn’t make them a better person?

    They’re both criminals in my book.

  6. Hey, TW, you and I agree on stuff. Let us sacrifice an animal in honor of the occasion. Too bad your party is in the process of doing the same thing all over again.

  7. So GW Bush who gave us unprecedented involvement into the Education system thru “No Child Left Behind” and who gave us the prescription drug program (originally proposed by Newt), Not to mention Bush’s proposed amnesty program, is now a conservative???

    Bush ran as a conservative, and perception is everything. I, for one, did not vote for Bush in ’04, for the reasons you mentioned. However, I think it’s fair to say he was absolutely perveived to be a conservative by the brain-numbed, and he certainly was conservative when compared to the left-wing Kerry.

    There is also no question that Ford, Bush I redux, Dole and McCain went out-of-their way to run as cross-the-aisle ‘moderates,’ who could ‘compromise’ with the Socialist-Democrat left to ‘get things done,’ and there’s no question that all four lost.

    Romney must convince the conservative base that he is a conservative. Banking on ‘independents’ to win a presidential election is a fool’s errand- you must invigorate and motivate the base.
    “People who stand in the middle-of-the-road get run over”

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