Gingrich Says He’ll Stay in GOP Race After Tonight’s Result?

More Newt bashing?
The Washington Times reported today that Gingrich will stay in the race tonight after his expected second place finish in Nevada.

Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon.

“We had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Super Tuesday and beyond look good.”

The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses.

“We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place,” Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting donors and voters in sufficient force to overtake Mr. Romney will be a challenge in the coming weeks.

Well yeah?
Why would he quit tonight?

The GOP establishment wanted Newt to drop out after Florida, too.

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  • donh

    More of the malicious media punking from Romney. Circulate a bogus rumor of a candidate quitting while people are casting votes. Its the Trump endorsement non endoresement all over again. Romney even campaigns like Obama . Sad how many republican only suck up to money and don’t give a damn about policy and voting records.

  • Mad Hatter

    “The GOP establishment wanted Newt to drop out after Florida, too.”

    And Gingrich wanted Santorum to drop out.

    Of course they want each other to drop out, that’s the easy path to victory, lol.

  • Patty

    GoP establishment was Newt to Drop out! soooooo!

    EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich To Announce A New Delegate Strategy In Vegas Tonight

    Read more:

  • bg


    i hope they both keep forging ahead giving US more time to at least
    expose their newly selected president, oh wait, that didn’t work out
    too well for US last time either… *sigh*


  • Dale

    Newt needs to go away. The freakish evangelical right are starting to scare me. They want to make certain of another Obama term. Newt is HORRIBLE. If they really were conservative, they’d vote for Santorum. I hope to see a Romney / Santorum ticket.

  • Patty

    Newt Gingrich Is Right

    You did not misread the headline; and it’s not just a truism about Mr. Gingrich’s political orientation, I mean he’s correct—that Florida’s winner-take-all primary system isn’t fair.

    According to Republican National Committee guidelines, all contests held prior to April 1 must allocate delegates proportionally. But Florida, not wishing to change procedures or fall behind other states, decided to flout the RNC rule, which means that Mitt Romney will get all 50 of its delegates. Mr. Gingrich—who came in second—will get none. Under a proportional system, Mr. Romney would receive 23 and Mr. Gingrich 16.

    Not only that, NPR has calculated that Mr. Gingrich would currently be leading his rival 39 to 32 overall (New Hampshire plus South Carolina plus Florida), if delegates were allotted proportionally.

    Mr. Gingrich’s campaign, which has surely done the same math as NPR, has complained to the Florida G.O.P., and consequently left me in a rather unfamiliar position. For perhaps the first time in my life, I completely agree with the former House speaker and future moon colonist.

    Mr. Gingrich might have raised this issue before the Florida primary, when some polls suggested he could eke out enough of a plurality to benefit from the winner-take-all system. I doubt he would care about the RNC guidelines if he’d managed to win, and I doubt Florida’s delegates will be instrumental in determining whether Mr. Romney or Mr. Gingrich earns the G.O.P. nomination.

    But the point is that a candidate in a two-person, winner-take-all primary could get 49.9 percent of the votes, and receive no delegates, and that’s not right. As our editorial board has said many times, both parties’ rules should be rewritten to guarantee that the number of delegates a candidate receives accurately reflects his percentage of the popular vote.

  • Patty

    I like Newt, he isn’t cow-towing to anyone, not even princess Coulter or Romney…or Obama and the GOP, pretty much in that orders

  • Patty

    Would you run for President and get the A kicking of your life from the party you are IN.


  • bg


    Patty #3 February 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    February 4, 2012

    Gingrich campaign adds chief of staff; focuses on Super Tuesday

    February 4, 2012

    Gingrich Patron Could Have a Plan B: Romney

    et tu Brute et al have nothing on today’s back
    stabbers, can’t wait for the Ides of March.. /s/


  • bg



    you’re assassinating the wrong person, OBAMA is the traitor, but heh,
    you know that already don’t you, you’re all in his back pocket.. to hell
    with all of you Dhimmi butt kissing RINO’s..

    there is a God and wre are the people, Amen..


  • Tjexcite

    The GOP establishment wanted Newt to drop out back in the 90’s. The longer he stays in the better the DNC will have a chance to show why.

  • bg


    re: #10 February 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm bg

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • bg


    Patty #6 February 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    thank you for posting that..

    i had read about it earlier but forgot to post it..

    not that it’s worth a hill of beans so to speak.. *sigh*

    btw, i am enjoying your hard work re:
    finding links of interest, thanks again..


  • bg


    testing 123..


  • GotFreedom

    Super Tuesday in March will decide who the clear front runner will be.

    And who the heck cares what Ann Coulter has to say!!! America needs to think for themselves and quit listening to any/all pundits/celebrity endorsements/lamestream media, and that includes FOX!

    What’s frustrating is that too many people still spend more time/put more effort into picking lottery numbers than looking into who/what these candidates are all about!!!

  • OxyCon

    I like Newt, but I hate to say it…Romney’s negative ads against Newt have pretty much proven that Newt is unelectable, and their effectiveness has also proven that Romney knows how to play with the big boys.

    I know it sucks when your guy doesn’t win…mine never do…but all I want to see this time around is Obama out of office.

  • Adi

    After being attacked on such personal level, I won’t surprised.

    I hope however there is a higher calling in this race, that goes beyond personal attacks.

  • DaMav

    “The GOP establishment wanted Newt to drop out..”

    First of all, Newt is as much part of the GOP establishment unless you are one of a growing number of conservatives who are wondering if he is “consulting” with the re-elect Obama crowd.

    Second of all, the numbers make it clear that a lot more than the GOP establishment think it’s time drops out.

    Third, why doesn’t he endorse Santorum now so we have a chance to stop Romney? (see “First” above)

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  • RedBeard

    I’m having a difficult time assessing the Times’ piece as “bashing” Newt. There is always speculation about a candidate dropping out after a significant primary loss or two, or a poor debate performance. And they do drop out. Look at all the other ex-candidates littering the ditches.

  • Larkin

    Santorum is splitting the vote

    If it’s too late for Newt, it’s W-A-Y too late for Rick.

    In fact, I think all he’s doing is assuaging the consciences of many conservatives who, if no Santorum in the race would otherwise have to dig down deep and make a soul-searching decision…

  • bg
  • Jim

    Since when is Newt a conservative????

  • bg


    re: #9 February 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm bg

    i was wrong about the back-stabbing..

    as Gingrich explained it, he would back Romney
    only if Gingrich decided to bow out of the race..


  • bg


    Jim #24 February 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    1998 ACU Ratings: Gingrich 100%, Paul 88%, Santorum 84%

    How can Mitt’s be so high?

    Mitt Romney:
    Avg. ACU Rating (ACU)- 88.98
    Avg. Time of service (TOS)- 9.45

    Newt Gingrich:
    Avg. ACU Rating (ACU)- 96.26
    Avg. Time of service (TOS)- 9.25 yrs


  • bg


    Jim #24 February 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Associated Press – Sunday, October 11, 1998; Page A13

    Ethics Committee Drops Last of 84 Charges Against Gingrich

    1999 CNN Report On Newt Gingrich’s
    Exoneration By The IRS Over Ethics Charges

    December 20, 2011

    Thomas Sowell

    [While the televised debates are what gave Newt Gingrich’s candidacy
    a big boost, concrete accomplishments when in office are the real test.
    Gingrich engineered the first Republican takeover of the House of
    Representatives in 40 years — followed by the first balanced budget
    in 40 years.
    The media called it “the Clinton surplus” but all spending
    bills start in the House of Representatives, and Gingrich was Speaker
    of the House.

    Speaker Gingrich​ also produced some long overdue welfare reforms,
    despite howls from liberals that the poor would be devastated. But
    nobody makes that claim any more.]

    January 18, 2012

    Newt-Goldwater 1976

    [Long before there was a mighty Republican machine running Georgia,
    there was a handful of brash conservatives plotting to lift their tiny,
    financially struggling party so they could end more than a century of
    Democratic dominance.

    Among the chief architects was Newt Gingrich, a West Georgia College
    assistant professor who ran for Congress three times in a blue-collar
    district – twice against an entrenched Talmadge Democratic incumbent
    – before finally winning.

    Gingrich, now a presidential hopeful, traveled West and North Georgia
    during the 1970s and ’80s, preaching the Republican gospel and arguing
    that the GOP had to choose between remaining a silent, permanent
    minority or aggressively taking the fight to Democrats.

    He chose confrontation and played the role of
    provocateur, unwilling to accept second place….

    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, calls Gingrich an “indispensable early trailblazer” for Georgia Republicans. Kingston remembers his college days, when Gingrich came to the University of Georgia to recruit students to get involved in GOP politics.]

    Interview conducted Spring 2001

    Newt Gingrich

    [NEWT GINGRICH: It was personally painful in the sense that you hated to be demonized, but you have to make a decision early on: Are you in the business to achieve change, or are you in the business to be popular? I thought my job was to be the executor of the American people’s will on very specific things — balance the budget, cut taxes, reform welfare, strengthen defense, modernize the House of Representatives.]


  • bg


    January 26, 2012

    Newt Backed Reagan, Romney Opposed Him

    [“There is something truly obscene about the full-blown assault on
    Newt Gingrich’s strong Reagan conservative history from and on
    behalf of Mitt Romney, who unabashedly ran away from the Reagan
    egacy and conservative principles in his 1994 Senate campaign and
    2002 gubernatorial campaign,” William A. Jacobson, associate clinical
    professor at the Cornell Law School, writes on the Legal Insurrection

    scroll for more here, or not, your choice..


  • bg


    Jim #24 February 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    July 28, 2011


    3. Newt Gingrich (former speaker of the House,
    1995-1998; former U.S. rep. of Georgia, 1979-1998)

    NARAL reports that Gingrich cast 74 votes on abortion and other
    reproductive-rights issues; 72 of those were considered to be
    “anti-choice.” He has repeatedly voted for the Federal Abortion
    Ban, which criminalizes some abortion services, and he has voted
    to eliminate the Title X family-planning program. He signed the
    SBA List pledge last month.

    From Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign website:

    “End taxpayer subsidies for abortion by repealing Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, and reinstating the ‘Mexico City Policy’ which banned funding to organizations that promote and/or perform abortions overseas.”

    March 10, 2011

    Newt Gingrich

    January 31, 2012



    [GINGRICH: Give you just two more examples. I will sign on that day
    an executive order reinstating Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy. No
    U.S. money will go anywhere in the world to pay for abortion, period.

    And finally, many of you may have noticed that the Obama
    administration has declared war on the Catholic Church and
    other religious institutions. I want you to know that, on the
    very first day, I will sign an executive order repealing every
    anti-religious act of the Obama administration as of that

    and much more..


  • bg
  • Helen

    A s a Texan, the largest conservative state in the union, I wish we could change the nominating process to a one day national primary so Fox news has less time to force Romney down our throats. Romney is Obama Lite and I hope Newt keeps giving him hell all the way to a brokered convention.

  • dunce

    Nevada is a caucus state, and i just read a bloggers report of his experience attending and casting a ballot, The whole thing was completely confused and open to easy manipulation of the results. I must believe that it was designed for insiders to control the outcome and will ignore the so called results as being completely unreliable, totally suspect. The blogger did not express any doubts, i simply have learned not to trust politicians and political establishments. Most election procedures are designed to entrench office holders, not to truly reflect the will of the people.

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