Romney: I talk to Gingrich more than I talk to Santorum

posted at 3:41 pm on April 9, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Mitt Romney today indicated that he has been in closer communication with Newt Gingrich in recent days than with Rick Santorum:

Romney said he wasn’t surprised by Gingrich’s sentiment, expressed over the weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” that the former Massachusetts governor had all but wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination.

“It was not a surprise, he and I have spoken from time to time, and actually we have also gotten together with our wives and spoken,” Romney said. “We’re pretty open-eyed about this, as we talk about where we are at this stage. In all likelihood I will be the one that gets the delegates to become the nominee.” …

As for his closest competitor Santorum, Romney said he didn’t speak with the former Pennsylvania senator as often.

“We haven’t had as much interaction, although at each contest’s conclusion we speak with each other,” Romney said. “I call him, he calls me, we exchange congratulations. And we’ve had a chance to chat from time to time, and we continue to have a personal respect for one another.”

So, yesterday, Newt Gingrich randomly announces that he will support Mitt Romney if Romney becomes the nominee. Today, Mitt Romney says he talks more to Newt Gingrich than to Rick Santorum. It’s enough to make you wonder if the real alliance all along was a Romney-Gingrich alliance. Rick Santorum certainly thinks Gingrich steals more voters from him than from Mitt Romney. Ron Paul, meanwhile, has been in no hurry to promise that he’ll support Mitt Romney if (when?) the former Massachusetts governor becomes the nominee.

Just kidding. I don’t think the presidential primary process works quite like Survivor, as similar as it sometimes seems. Instead, I think all the candidates are considering what’s next for them. While Romney looks forward to the nomination, Rick Santorum wants to ensure he doesn’t consign himself to irrelevance with a loss in Pennsylvania, Newt Gingrich wants to ensure he’s still known as an “ideas man” in the conservative movement and Ron Paul wants to pass his movement on to his son, Rand. Fortunately for all of them, those aims aren’t exclusive of one another.


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Gingrich would make a good Chief of staff.

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Gingrich would make a good Chief of staff.

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

No, I think that’d be a disastrous role for him. He’s not organized enough.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Gingrich would make a good Chief of staff.

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Secretary of State

If Hillary can do it…

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

If Mittens becomes the nominee…I don’t want Newt to become mute…I want that mouth in Mittens inner-circle.

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM

He could become a spokesperson for Tiffany’s. Plenty of wealthy pols supporting gold diggers in the Capitol.

hanzblinx on April 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

If Hillary can do it…
Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Setting the bar a little low there aren’t ya’ pardner…?

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Today, Mitt Romney says he talks more to Newt Gingrich than to Rick Santorum.

I’m sure that if Romney speaks less with Santorum it’s only because Santorum wants it that way. Romney has no reason to avoid contact.

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

If Romney is smart (and he is), he will have Gingrich in his Administration – preferably in a role interfacing between the WH and Congress since no one knows better than Gingrich how that game is played.

mitchellvii on April 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM

It will take the cooperation of a lot of people including Newt & Santorum to fix what the left have destroyed these past 4 years.

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Gingrich would make a good Chief of staff Press Secretary.

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

The real fight begins when Gingrich and Santorum try to book Mitt on their new talk shows.

Newt now has a leg up.

Santorum will have to settle for interviewing Herman Cain.

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

If Mittens becomes the nominee…I don’t want Newt to become mute…I want that mouth in Mittens inner-circle.

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM

..except for the sever tactical disadvantage, might be kinda fun to have him as a VP running mate if only to put the debate with Plugs on PPV and rack up millions in campaign donations watching that guy turn Slow Jow into the functional equivalent of lime Jell-o.

Also, having Newter running the Senate and busting Dingy Harry’s ballz every day might be a treat.

The War Planner on April 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Secretary of State

If Hillary can do it…

Roy Rogers

Pretty sure my dog would be a better SoS than Hillary.

Zaggs on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Some how this does not surprise me. Newt would have been Pilots right hand man in a different era.Just keeping with the season folks.

celtic warrior on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

rats!

sever == severe, of course!

The War Planner on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Setting the bar a little low there aren’t ya’ pardner…?

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

President Barack Hussein Obama set the bar so low, a Shetland Pony can clear it crawling on its belly.

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Gingrich should be put in charge of dismantling the Dept. of Education, Energy and the EPA. Ron Paul should be in charge of auditing the Fed.

John the Libertarian on April 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Well in recent days Santo was taking care of sweet Bella, So I would’nt read to much into it. Although it is good news but he should talk to Santo as well.

boogaleesnots on April 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Pretty sure my dog would be a better SoS than Hillary.

Zaggs on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Careful, we all know what happened to Buddy.

Coincidence? I think not.

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Leroy can run the Space Program.

Buttercup on April 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Romney: I talk to Gingrich more than I talk to Santorum

A point in favor of Santorum.

FloatingRock on April 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

This is what inquiring minds want to know???

PatriotRider on April 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Leroy can run the Space Program.

Buttercup on April 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Dumb, and bad timing. The Russians will go to the moon.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Gingrich would make a good Chief of staff.

NeoKong on April 9, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Maybe if it’s an all male staff.

lester on April 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Of course! Newt is a wheeler-dealer; Rick is a man of beliefs (or, as some of us hope, a man of principle).

michaelo on April 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Pretty sure my dog would be a better SoS than Hillary.

Zaggs on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I ber your dog is better groomed too. Her advisers must hate her as much as Michelle O’s hate her.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

No, I think that’d be a disastrous role for him. He’s not organized enough.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I agree. He flits from one idea to the next like a hummingbird on mimosa flowers.

Secretary of State

If Hillary can do it…

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

It looks like John Bolton is going to get that role. But a good role for Newt might be UN ambassador.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Pretty sure my dog would be a better SoS than Hillary.

Zaggs on April 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

…I know this isn’t nice…but I bet your dog is cuter and has a sweeter sounding larynx!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I agree. He flits from one idea to the next like a hummingbird on mimosa flowers.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Total freaking nonsense. don’t talk to me.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Romney can pay Gingrich’s campaign debts. That goes a long way.

theCork on April 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Moon ambassador!
And press secretary.

Rusty Allen on April 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM

If W had to make Bolton a recess appointment to get around Congress as ambassador to the U.N., I seriously doubt a putative president Romney would buck Congress to make him Secretary of State.

Mitt’s not exactly a profile in political courage.

In fact, the only reason I can see for suggesting such an idea is to try to sell Romney as something he isn’t by making increasingly unlikely projections.

If — and this is a really big if — Mitt manages to win both the nomination and the presidency, conservatives will have to fight him from Day One. He’s not a conservative, and compromise with the left would absolutely be the order of the day.

didymus on April 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

He flits from one idea to the next like a hummingbird on mimosa flowers.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

But in an adorable and cuddly way.

Gunlock Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:21 PM

If — and this is a really big if — Mitt manages to win both the nomination and the presidency, conservatives will have to fight him from Day One. He’s not a conservative, and compromise with the left would absolutely be the order of the day.

didymus on April 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Compromise with a GOP controlled Congress???

The Early Outlook for the 2012 Congressional Elections: A Forecasting Perspective

Fluke the Democrats

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Total freaking nonsense. don’t talk to me.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Newt Gingrich is one half-baked idea after another, like “bases on the moon” ever since he tried to start a zoo in his hometown park when he was 11 years old. Examples include putting mirrors in orbit around the Earth to illuminate the night and make streetlights obsolete. Problem is, it would also make telescopes obsolete.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I wonder if Romney calls him the filthy names his followers do? Didn’t Mitt call him dishonorable and disgraced? How could Mitt appoint such a man to anything? How could someone as exhaulted as Mitt stoop to accept the support of someone he spent $20 million calling every name in the book? The hearings for any confirmation Romney cabinet should be interesting. Romney has destroyed Gingrich. There’s no viable role for him. And Mrs. Gingrich in the same room with the perfect Ann? Does she know what Mitt’s people called her?

Portia46 on April 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM

The real fight begins when Gingrich and Santorum try to book Mitt on their new talk shows.

Newt now has a leg up.

Santorum will have to settle for interviewing Herman Cain.

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I nominate this for Comment of the Month.

BocaJuniors on April 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I think Newt would be good as US Ambassador to the UN. He might also be a good choice to head the Department of Education and try to weed out political activism in American schools and begin to see that there is some political diversity. I don’t know how me might accomplish that, exactly, but it would be a good challenge for him and within his background as both an academic and politician.

I believe he could be quite useful in many areas. But being chief of staff isn’t one of them, he would need a good chief of staff.

He’s a smart man, but like many smart men, he likes to come up with ideas and let others run with them, he doesn’t want to necessarily be the one who implements and maintains those ideas over time.

He should certainly be someone you would want in any sort of brainstorming session.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Ahhhhh. Just read some additional comments from Mitt’s people. Romney doesn’t WANT Newt’s support. Or Newt’s supporters.

Portia46 on April 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Rmoney™/Gingrich™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Santorum™/Cain™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

For example, Buckminster Fuller was a smart man who also had a lot of half-baked ideas.

It doesn’t mean he was dumb. But it also doesn’t mean he would have made a good President, either.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Perry™/Paul™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Rmoney™/Gingrich™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

That isn’t going to work. On the surface it might make sense, particularly if one is looking at the possibility of a deadlocked Senate and President Romney needs that 51st vote. But the reality is that Newt has shown himself to be something of a loose cannon that can’t quite be trusted not to serve his own ends. Examples would be Newt’s undercutting of both Reagan and George H.W. Bush when he was in Congress.

Sometimes Newt marches to his own drummer.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Moon colonization better the focal point of all their discussions!

Hostile Gospel on April 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Gingrich would make the Best Press Secretary ..ever…

That is the outcome I would like most. Expresses conservative ideas and can chop the legs off the LSM when necessary.

uhangtight on April 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hostile Gospel on April 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

No, just the most recent example. It goes back many years.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Gingrich would make the Best Press Secretary ..ever…

That is the outcome I would like most. Expresses conservative ideas and can chop the legs off the LSM when necessary.

uhangtight on April 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Maybe. But he might be tempted to go “off script” sometimes, too, and speculate a bit. The Press Secretary is mouthing official White House policy. You will notice that sometimes, it doesn’t happen at every briefing, but sometimes, the Press Secretary reads an exact statement that is very carefully worded and does not elaborate or deviate from it. Newt might have trouble doing that. He might be tempted to “clarify” or strike an analogy and the result could end up effectively putting words in the mouth of the President or creating official US policy out of whole cloth.

Newt’s the guy you want in a think tank somewhere spinning off 100 different ideas a day, of which one a month might actually be major winners.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

so what?

Perry/West 2012

Pragmatic on April 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

It’s enough to make you wonder if the real alliance all along was a Romney-Gingrich alliance.

It was after Santorum starting making waves. If Romney goes into the convention short of 1144, he would rather make a deal with Gingrich to get over the top. Gingrich will have 150+ delegates by Tampa, which is why he has stated that the goal is to keep Romney at 1000. Romney may or may not make it, but Gingrich is his “insurance” policy, and the premium cost is Gingrich’s campaign debt.

Santorum will be out after PA, win or lose, because there is nothing for him now. He has no leverage, and nothing to offer Romney that doesn’t look better coming from Gingrich. That’s why Romney and Santorum aren’t doing much “talking”. No need to.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Uh huh, whatever.

juliesa on April 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Secretary of State

If Hillary can do it…

Roy Rogers

would really like Bolton to be SoS ….

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

If Romney goes into the convention short of 1144,

There is about as much chance of that as of a meteor striking my neighborhood today. Theoretically possible but highly unlikely.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

would really like Bolton to be SoS ….

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I think that is pretty much a done deal with Romney at this point with Bolton being Romney’s senior foreign policy adviser.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Gingrich will have 150+ delegates by Tampa, which is why he has stated that the goal is to keep Romney at 1000. Romney may or may not make it, but Gingrich is his “insurance” policy, and the premium cost is Gingrich’s campaign debt.
Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

makes sense …

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Perry™/Paul™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I wish ….

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Leroy can run the Space Program.

Buttercup on April 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Dumb, and bad timing. The Russians will go to the moon.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Interesting article, especially this part:
“Russia’s grand plans come at the end of a dismal era of space-related failures. Its Mars-bound probe Phobos-Grunt had an almost immediate engine failure after launch, stuck around in orbit for a few months and crashed back down to Earth. It was the latest slip-up in two decades of failed missions to Mars.
Earlier, the unmanned Russian Progress supply ship M-12M prematurely shut down on its trip to the International Space Station, and promptly tumbled back for a crash landing on Earth. In the same week, a Proton vehicle put a telecommunications satellite in the wrong orbit — an embarrassing, and costly setback.”

I can’t help but be reminded of JK Simmons role as the head of the CIA in “Burn After Reading” where he keeps quizzically asking in disbelief…”The Russians?”

Buttercup on April 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Ahhhhh. Just read some additional comments from Mitt’s people. Romney doesn’t WANT Newt’s support. Or Newt’s supporters.

Portia46 on April 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Yup.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Newt would make a great college professor. Leave him to it.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

If it hasn’t been said already, Press Secretary Gingrich?

NY Conservative on April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

He has no leverage, and nothing to offer Romney that doesn’t look better coming from Gingrich. That’s why Romney and Santorum aren’t doing much “talking”. No need to.

No, I think the change came about when Santorum said that if you are going to vote for Romney you might as well vote for Obama. That was taken by many to be a “dog whistle” to religious bigots to be saying “If you are going to vote for a Mormon, you might as well vote for that fake Christian, Obama”. And from that point forward Santorum’s campaign has simply been anti-Romney and not pro-Santorum and has centered on religious bigotry.

He didn’t fool anyone with that statement and his attempts to “explain” it fell flat, too. The attempts to explain it left him looking pathetic to a lot of people who do keep their religion and their politics separate.

Santorum isn’t particularly conservative in his politics. He does hold the social conservative views on abortion, contraceptives, and gay rights but he holds the Democrats view of the power of the federal government, the role of state government, and rights of the people. So Santorum is really a conservative Democrat campaigning as a Republican on what amounts to a religious platform with nothing else in there. And it failed.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

NY Conservative on April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Because needlessly pizzing off the WH press corp is the key to success for any POTUS.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

There is about as much chance of that as of a meteor striking my neighborhood today. Theoretically possible but highly unlikely.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Agreed, but a guy like Romney will leave nothing to chance.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Actually, Santorum’s rhetoric along those lines, of attempting to appeal to religious bigots, started back in Ohio:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/rick-santorum-wonders-if-obama-is-a-real-christian/

One his candidacy is seen in that light, it becomes petty and pathetic.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Ahhhhh. Just read some additional comments from Mitt’s people. Romney doesn’t WANT Newt’s support. Or Newt’s supporters.

Portia46 on April 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Yup.

alwaysfiredup on April 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

..you talking about Mitt’s staffers or some delusional wing nuts? I can’t see Romney burning that bridge. As pointed out by the comments above, there’s a slew of roles Newter could play in a Romney administration, if only to throw out some really, really interesting ideas.

Or they could always appoint him ambassador to the moon.

The War Planner on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Because needlessly pizzing off the WH press corp is the key to success for any POTUS.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

..like Carney’s doing now?

The War Planner on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

..like Carney’s doing now?

The War Planner on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Yep. How’s that working out for PBHO?

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Rmoney™/Gingrich™ 2012!

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM

.
Uh -No.
Give Newton Fannie and Freddie. Let him clean that mess up.

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Santorum isn’t particularly conservative in his politics. He does hold the social conservative views on abortion, contraceptives, and gay rights but he holds the Democrats view of the power of the federal government, the role of state government, and rights of the people. So Santorum is really a conservative Democrat campaigning as a Republican on what amounts to a religious platform with nothing else in there. And it failed.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Santorum became toxic to Romney, and to the party, when he single-handedly managed to let the Democrats reframe the election away from the economy and around ludicrous social issues like contraception. Romney wasted no time shutting down that meme when it was brought up to him in a debate; while Santorum, not being able to help himself, talked about wanting a “dialogue” on the issue. Well, the Democrats were happy to give it to him, while painting the GOP as anti-woman in the process.

As Santorum doubled down on his rally-the-ABR-base message, including the incredibly stupid and insufferable comment you mention, Gingrich, ironically, benefitted by becoming the more attractive ABR to Mitt Romney himself. We all know Romney has problems with a portion of the base; therefore, he would ideally like to have the support of an ABR candidate to help solidify the party after Tampa. Santorum and Gingrich were always auditioning for that role, despite all the rhetoric about winning the nomination. Looks like Gingrich won, and deservedly so. He’s smarter than Santorum, more eloquent, and has a real record of conservative accomplishment.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

As Santorum doubled down on his rally-the-ABR-base message, including the incredibly stupid and insufferable comment you mention, Gingrich, ironically, benefitted by becoming the more attractive ABR to Mitt Romney himself. We all know Romney has problems with a portion of the base; therefore, he would ideally like to have the support of an ABR candidate to help solidify the party after Tampa. Santorum and Gingrich were always auditioning for that role, despite all the rhetoric about winning the nomination. Looks like Gingrich won, and deservedly so. He’s smarter than Santorum, more eloquent, and has a real record of conservative accomplishment.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It does? How many delegates has Newton earned since, compared to Santo? Newt came completely unglued after IL, IIRC. Remember the disgraceful presser he gave in lieu of a concession speech? There was no coming back from that shameful episode.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

He flits from one idea to the next like a hummingbird on mimosa flowers.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I’d rather have a candidate that flits from idea to idea than one that flits from position to position or belief to belief.

A. Weasel on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Looks like Gingrich won, and deservedly so. He’s smarter than Santorum, more eloquent, and has a real record of conservative accomplishment.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I absolutely agree. Newt is a conservative. His problem with running for President is that he can’t win national election. I do believe there are places in the administration where he could be useful.

I sincerely believe he would be useful as Secretary of Education and would probably be good in that role and has the background for it. You have to find a position for him where he might be able to apply ideas that fit with his background, not something entirely out of his element, and where his tendency to shoot from the hip (lip) won’t hurt him or the administration.

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Santorum has more delegates than Gingrich, but it doesn’t matter. Romney is the likely nominee. He’s likely to have 1144 going into the convention, but if he is short, he’ll be short max 100-150. Gingrich is at 136 now, so Romney, if he needs a deal, need deal only with Newt. Irony abounds, but Santorum’s 200-300 delegates don’t matter if Romney doesn’t need them.

Gingrich made a fool out of himself on the campaign trail, but he didn’t hand the Democrats an opportunity to reframe the debate to their advantage. Santorum did. That’s made him much more toxic than Gingrich, so much so that everyone is looking to put him to bed after this primary is over.

Gingrich is smarter than Santorum. He’s a better speaker. His attacks on Obama, and on the MSM, are far more effective than Santorum’s, who comes across when angry like a poodle with apoplexy. Gingrich will have a role to play in the Romney campaign. Santorum will not.

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Mr. Arkadin on April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I can certainly agree with most of that. I don’t see Newt having a role to play in a Romney administration, however. He’s proven that he’s still the same, undisciplined, temperamental egomaniac he was when he blew his speakership.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 6:33 PM

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crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

oops wrong thread

crosspatch on April 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m happy that Newt has allowed himself to recognize Mitt’s skills of organization and fundraising and put the main goal ahead of his own personal interests.

flataffect on April 9, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Lol, there ain’t gonna be any “Romney administration” so I hope that Newt Gingrich and any other sensible conservtives will stay far away from that losing proposition. And it’s beginning to look more and more like we’re going to end up having to do some rapid damage control and hope that if Romney is the nominee, we don’t end up losing more seats in either Houses in Congress. Talk about TOXIC! We need to get our heads out of the sand (and other dark places) and face reality – the more people find out about Romney – we can’t hide his record by complaining about Obama forever – the more they dislike and distrust him. Just saying…

mozalf on April 10, 2012 at 8:16 AM