Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?

posted at 11:21 am on April 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Ready for the greatest political comeback of all time?  According to the Newt Gingrich campaign, that’s what they hope to start tomorrow in Delaware by surprising Mitt Romney in tomorrow’s winner-take-all closed primary:

Up until now, Gingrich has promised to take his campaign all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa at the end of the summer, although the odds are not in his favor.

The former House speaker has been spending the majority of his time the past three weeks in the First State. Gingrich has made at least 12 campaign stops in Delaware thus far while the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, has held just one event there.

Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said they are “optimistic” about the results in the state.

“Because Delaware is a small state it has allowed us to campaign effectively,” Hammond said.

“We are looking for a bounce from Delaware and, with a good showing in the state, we will spend a lot of time on the phone with donors.”

The campaign told NBC that Tuesday would be a “big day” and that Gingrich was “just waiting to see” what the outcome of the primary would be.  He told a Wilmington audience last week that a win in Delaware would “break up the media narrative” that has formed from Gingrich’s inability to win a state in over six weeks.  Can Gingrich make this his “game changer” and force Romney to return to primary campaigning?

That’s pretty doubtful, although the possibility of a win isn’t.  Even if Gingrich managed a win, though, he would add 17 delegates to his total, thanks to the all-or-nothing allocation of the state primary.  Romney will win most or all of the other 214 delegates at stake in the other primaries taking place tomorrow; Delaware is the smallest state at stake.  That would move Gingrich from 140 t0 157 delegates, while Romney will easily top 800 and have perhaps as many as 870 by the end of the day tomorrow.  His best shot for another win would be in Texas at the end of May — which proportionally allocates its 155 delegates.

How will Gingrich campaign in a big state like Texas?  He’s millions of dollars in debt now, and even his super-PAC has stopped spending money, despite getting one last infusion from Sheldon Adelson in early March.  But perhaps that’s the key:

The Adelson family gave a super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich another $5 million in March, bringing the family’s total investment in the lagging GOP presidential candidate’s campaign to more than $20 million.

Miriam Adelson’s latest donation to the Winning Our Future super PAC, recorded on March 21, shows up in a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission and comes as a bit of a surprise. Not only is it a surprise because Gingrich’s campaign has no momentum, but also because the super PAC basically hasn’t spent any of the money in the month since she gave it, and because her husband, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, said a week after the donation that Gingrich was “at the end of his line.” …

Because of the late nature of the donation, Winning Our Future still had $5.8 million cash on hand at the end of March. And since then, the super PAC has not spent any of it on specific primaries, meaning it is likely still sitting on several million dollars that can be used in future contests.

If Gingrich gets a win in Delaware, the WOF super-PAC may be planning an all-in strategy in Texas.  That might be fun for bloggers, but it’s not going to keep Romney from winning the nomination outright.  Assuming Romney gets to 850 tomorrow, he’ll need less than 300 delegates to get the nomination secured.  Besides Texas, where he will pick up at least 100 delegates even if he loses the state, there are 292 delegates at stake in upcoming proportional primaries, and Romney will win at least half of those, if not most.  Add that to the winner-take-all contests in California (172, by CD), New Jersey (50), and Utah (40), and Gingrich doesn’t have a prayer of stopping Romney, win or no win in Delaware.  The only people who can’t do this math are on Team Gingrich.


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comment bait.. what other reason is there for a post on Gingrich at this point? good grief

gatorboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM

If you don’t leave, how will we ever miss you?

Cicero43 on April 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Ah, Delaware. The very graveyard of the True Conservative.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

waits for bluegill to soil this thread.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Besides Texas, where he will pick up at least 100 delegates even if he loses the state, there are 292 delegates at stake in upcoming proportional primaries, and Romney will win at least half of those, if not most. Add that to the winner-take-all contests in California (172, by CD), New Jersey (50), and Utah (40), and Gingrich doesn’t have a prayer of stopping Romney, win or no win in Delaware.

The math pretty much rules out any possibility of a comeback or upset. Santorum figured this out. Why can’t Newt?

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I didn’t know True Conservative KingGold was from Delaware.

besser tot als rot on April 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

There’s no check to bounce?

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Last poll I saw out of Texas, had Santorum way out ahead.

And Ron Paul dead last.

Rebar on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

waits for bluegill to soil this thread.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

…Santy is gone…the venom has to go somewhere!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Does Gingrich have any comment on the ATF banning guns? If not, seriously who cares what Gingrich thinks, says or can do?

What “Fast and Furious” was really all about…

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

…Santy is gone…the venom has to go somewhere!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

The lunatics are taking over the assylum. I think I saw it spewing its venom on another blog site.

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Ah, Delaware. The very graveyard of the True Conservative.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

So now a former Speaker of the House is a “True Conservative?” Cool. What right-wing whacko are we going to purge from the party next?

Doomberg on April 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Ready for the greatest political comeback of all time? According to the Newt Gingrich campaign, that’s what they hope to start tomorrow in Delaware

Behold the power of Delaware.

Weight of Glory on April 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Gingrich doesn’t have a problem with math; he has a problem with losing his position as the center of attention. He’d rather hold out for a miricle than work to defeat Obama in the fall. It’s all about Gingrich: nothing else matters to him.

What a sad legacy…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The math pretty much rules out any possibility of a comeback or upset. Santorum figured this out. Why can’t Newt?

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

The fact that there are still glimmers of hope out there against this inevitability drum beat, and that Romney is not closing the deal solidly is very, very worrisome. All the forced enthusiasm for him, overboard counter-attacks, and lukewarm endorsements are almost more counter productive than productive for our side. I am VERY concerned and this is looking bleak no matter how positively it’s being spun.

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Newt – use that powerful brain of yours – and end it.

jake-the-goose on April 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I get the feeling that Santorum and Gingrich both want Romney to lose in the fall so that they can run again in 2016. Say what you want about Romney, when he lost in 2008, he got out and did everything he could to help McCain win…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The math pretty much rules out any possibility of a comeback or upset. Santorum figured this out. Why can’t Newt?

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

IMHO … I think Newt hopes to hold Romney to 1000 delegates …
he has about 150 … and he makes a deal of some kind ….

conservative tarheel on April 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

…Santy is gone…the venom has to go somewhere!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I’m sorry, but I’m all spent for the primary season. All I can muster over the news of an attempted Newt comeback is this blank expression: -_-

bluegill on April 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Ed said:

His best shot for another win would be in Texas at the end of May — which proportionally allocates its 155 delegates.

Not that it matters, but Texas becomes winner take all if the winner gets over 50%.

Jon0815 on April 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The fact that there are still glimmers of hope out there against this inevitability drum beat, and that Romney is not closing the deal solidly is very, very worrisome. All the forced enthusiasm for him, overboard counter-attacks, and lukewarm endorsements are almost more counter productive than productive for our side. I am VERY concerned and this is looking bleak no matter how positively it’s being spun.

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

What glimmers of hope? It’s a mathematical certainty that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. Period. Delusion on Newt’s part is not the same as hope. As for “forced enthusiasm” for Romney, I’d argue that his steady poll numbers against Obama(at least when a D+9 sample isn’t used) and his solid fundraising would indicate otherwise.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

IMHO … I think Newt hopes to hold Romney to 1000 delegates …
he has about 150 … and he makes a deal of some kind ….

conservative tarheel on April 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Newt is no dummy, he is staying in it because as long as he does, he can shape the debate and the position and policies that Romney works on as President. If you can’t win, the next best thing is to put a bridal in the winners mouth and force him to go where you want him to.

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

…Santy is gone…the venom has to go somewhere!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

ever notice when you put it in it’s place it has nothing to say other than the most boring tangent? I am quite unimpressed.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Can Newt just save everyone the wait and get his a** on
‘Dancing With The Stars’…
Maybe a face off with Santorum & Cain?
The never-were-gonna-be-wannabe special episode.

verbaluce on April 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Newt is no dummy, he is staying in it because as long as he does, he can shape the debate and the position and policies that Romney works on as President. If you can’t win, the next best thing is to put a bridal in the winners mouth and force him to go where you want him to.

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

no, newt isn’t a dummy, but he is looking for some sort of opportunity to get into something. Not sure what it is …. yet. But, I have never trusted him, and I don’t see trusting him now.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I get the feeling that Santorum and Gingrich both want Romney to lose in the fall so that they can run again in 2016. Say what you want about Romney, when he lost in 2008, he got out and did everything he could to help McCain win…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I don’t know if they reasonably expect to be players in ’16, but I’m willing to bet both want Romney to lose no matter what they say to the contrary.

changer1701 on April 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Not that it matters, but Texas becomes winner take all if the winner gets over 50%.

Jon0815 on April 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I didn’t know that, but it’s not likely to happen anyway with Paul still in the race.

Ed Morrissey on April 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

The math pretty much rules out any possibility of a comeback or upset. Santorum figured this out. Why can’t Newt?

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Why couldn’t he pay his filing fees? Why is his campaign bankrupt? Why did he have a $500,000 line of credit at Tiffany’s on a relatively modest income? If he somehow got the nomination I’d still vote for him over Obama, but I’m not impressed by his grasp of math and reality.

talkingpoints on April 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I didn’t know that, but it’s not likely to happen anyway with Paul still in the race.

Ed Morrissey on April 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Someone said he is dead last in Texas.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Newt is no dummy, he is staying in it because as long as he does, he can shape the debate and the position and policies that Romney works on as President. If you can’t win, the next best thing is to put a bridal in the winners mouth and force him to go where you want him to.

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Uhmmm….only person on the planet giving Newt any oxygen is Ed. I just read a week ago, all the buzzfeed guys unsubscribed to his campaign emails. Nobody cares what Newt has to say.

rubberneck on April 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

no, newt isn’t a dummy, but he is looking for some sort of opportunity to get into something. Not sure what it is …. yet. But, I have never trusted him, and I don’t see trusting him now.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Newt isn’t a bad guy, his heart is in the right place, he just sometimes jumps to hasty conclusions and then has to walk them back. His record as Speaker of the House under Clinton and minority whip under Reagan are as solid conservative as they come.

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

What glimmers of hope? It’s a mathematical certainty that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. Period. Delusion on Newt’s part is not the same as hope. As for “forced enthusiasm” for Romney, I’d argue that his steady poll numbers against Obama(at least when a D+9 sample isn’t used) and his solid fundraising would indicate otherwise.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Delusion or which side is wearing the rose colored glasses?! The fundraising is him and his fellow fat cats picking over the bones of what’s to come. I’d say the reports of Romney’s declining numbers as more people (independents) find out about him and the latest gaffe where he gave that speech last week at a closed factory that just happens to have closed under the previous (Bush) administration and which the democrats are already using to make more hay about his detachment from reality – are very troubling. So I can see the continued hope for a miracle regardless of the inevitability drum beat and people wearing blinders.

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Santorum and Gingrich both want Romney to lose in the fall so that they can run again in 2016.

Think by 2016 Newt will do the moral and ethical thing and have finally paid the small businesses that ignorantly did work for his campaign without getting paid for it first?

Or will Newt and his wife continue to fly first class and live a first class lifestyle while the people he duped file for bankruptcy?

It is Newt’s world and we should all pray to the almighty Newt and be thankful that Newt allows us to live in Newt’s world.

TEPJoePa on April 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Newt isn’t a bad guy, his heart is in the right place, he just sometimes jumps to hasty conclusions and then has to walk them back. His record as Speaker of the House under Clinton and minority whip under Reagan are as solid conservative as they come.

SWalker on April 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Unless you are talking the military. Sorry, I was in at that time and it was hell when he was speaker.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I am VERY concerned

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I’ll bet you are.

Esoteric on April 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

no, newt isn’t a dummy, but he is looking for some sort of opportunity to get into something. Not sure what it is …. yet. But, I have never trusted him, and I don’t see trusting him now.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Opportunity for what? Whether it’s a cabinet post, a check to pay off his campaign debt, or a primetime speaking engagement at the convention, all of those would require him to drop out of the race and endorse Mittens.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I wonder if the voters have seen this yet. It certainly does raise questions about Romneycare Mitt.

It is currently making the rounds on TEA Party blogs. HMM!

DannoJyd on April 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I’ll bet you are.

Esoteric on April 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Yup.

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The moon colony is winner-take-all

gerrym51 on April 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I’d say the reports of Romney’s declining numbers as more people (independents) find out about him and the latest gaffe where he gave that speech last week at a closed factory that just happens to have closed under the previous (Bush) administration and which the democrats are already using to make more hay about his detachment from reality – are very troubling.

You know you really couldn’t be any more transparent as a liberal concern troll, right?

It’s always the SELECTION of the anti-Romney talking points that’s the ‘tell.’

But wait, let me guess: you’re a Concerned Christian Conservative who doesn’t think Romney has a chance against Obama and is thinking of voting for Obama (or third party, or staying home) to “teach the GOP Establishment a lesson,” amirite?

It’s so obvious with some of you folks. Angryed at least worked his schtick for a long time before letting the mask slip, I give him credit for that at least. You? You’re several cuts below.

Esoteric on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I think the goal now is to surpass Santorum’s total to finish second. What happens to people who finish second in the GOP nomination race? They become front-runner next time (which Newt figures will be 2016).

michaelo on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I of course expect Romney to win the nomination, and to vote for him in November.

However, do we really want everybody but him & Ron Paul to drop out prior to May?

Really?

(just bummed- and curious about previous election-year timelines, when candidates had the nomination sewn up, etc.)

cs89 on April 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

So now a former Speaker of the House is a “True Conservative?” Cool. What right-wing whacko are we going to purge from the party next?

Doomberg on April 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

His ideology doesn’t enter into it. He’s only running to satiate his own ego at this point, and he’s launching left-inspired and left-aiding potshots at our nominee. Sounds Truly Conservative to me.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

…Santy is gone…the venom has to go somewhere!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

For a second there, I thought you typed sanity is gone. Which, for the most part, is also true. I have to come to Hot Air a few times a day for my daily dose of anything resembling sanity. :-)

On that note, let me just way that, as a Delawarean, I doubt I’ll be voting in tomorrow’s primary. Romney has it all but clinched.

UltimateBob on April 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I think the goal now is to surpass Santorum’s total to finish second. What happens to people who finish second in the GOP nomination race? They become front-runner next time (which Newt figures will be 2016).

michaelo on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Newt can’t be THAT delusional. He’ll be 73 on Election Day 2016. He has to know this was his last shot at the nomination.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ah, Delaware. The very graveyard of the True Conservative.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

So now a former Speaker of the House is a “True Conservative?” Cool. What right-wing whacko are we going to purge from the party next?

Doomberg on April 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

No, I believe our friend is referring to the end of Mike Castles political career.

In KG’s book, Castle was a true conservative.

UltimateBob on April 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

You know you really couldn’t be any more transparent as a liberal concern troll, right?

It’s always the SELECTION of the anti-Romney talking points that’s the ‘tell.’

But wait, let me guess: you’re a Concerned Christian Conservative who doesn’t think Romney has a chance against Obama and is thinking of voting for Obama (or third party, or staying home) to “teach the GOP Establishment a lesson,” amirite?

It’s so obvious with some of you folks. Angryed at least worked his schtick for a long time before letting the mask slip, I give him credit for that at least. You? You’re several cuts below.

Esoteric on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

If that’s what your Alinsky manual tells you… how does that go, single out and destroy – or keep your head up there where the sun don’t shine and insulting those you don’t agree with?!?

Maybe there’s a reason you don’t want to shed any light on what’s coming yourself and have to insult others and try to cast them as the “trolls”. Hmmm? The truth hurts sometimes, don’t it?

mozalf on April 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I can’t believe there are so many people pissed at Newt. Last I checked the “primary” process was still on going. But it seems all this “smart” people have called for the process to end.

So, the people of CT,DE,TX,etc… don’t have a voice? It seems all the “smart” people who’ve had their chance to cast their vote, have decided that was sufficient. There is something seriously wrong with our system, when people who had their chance to be heard, work so very hard to deny others their chance.

Democracy at work? I think not!

Tbone McGraw on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Opportunity for what? Whether it’s a cabinet post, a check to pay off his campaign debt, or a primetime speaking engagement at the convention, all of those would require him to drop out of the race and endorse Mittens.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

he is waiting it out to get the best “meat”. You have to keep the meat at a certain temp to let it age, before you can acquire the best cuts. That is exactly what he is doing.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Newt is twisted enough to believe that even if he does not win another state, he will be begged at the convention to be the nominee. Even though he only won two states, will not get a single democrat or independent to vote for him, and would probably watch 50 % of republicans and conservatives stay home instead of voting for him or Obama, they will still beg for Newt. Newt knows all and in Newt’s world he can become President of the United States without winning the popular vote or the Electoral College. He knows this because he knows we NEED and WANT Newt, we just aren’t “Newt” enough to understand this.

TEPJoePa on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Newt can’t be THAT delusional. He’ll be 73 on Election Day 2016. He has to know this was his last shot at the nomination.

Doughboy on April 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ronald Reagan was 70 when elected. Think about it.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Go Newt!! I can not stand Romney!!

Bullhead on April 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Answer: No.

Philly on April 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

he is waiting it out to get the best “meat”. You have to keep the meat at a certain temp to let it age, before you can acquire the best cuts. That is exactly what he is doing.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Is this an Obama dog cooking recipe?

Gladtobehere on April 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

“norma” gingrich is still big. it’s the primary that got small.

http://youtu.be/WEC5TyqzHMM

mittens on April 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Santorum is obviously better at math, which is why he hasn’t bounced checks.

Philly on April 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Newt really blew it when he went off on Fox and decided to throw them under the bus. I haven’t seen Newt on my TV for about 2 weeks.

Out of sight, out of mind, Comrade Newt.

JPeterman on April 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

They become front-runner next time (which Newt figures will be 2016).

michaelo on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

he’s a 100 year-old, he’d be his unusual mental if he thinks he’s got the slightest chance in 2016 at that Methuselah age……

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Anybody who believes possible to take New Jersey against Chris Christie’s endorsement should be isolated in the same soft-padded room with David “Tigger” Wu. The Big Man might be a lousy Presidential or an iffy VP candidate but his support carries tremendous amount of weight (pun intended) with NJ Republicans.

Archivarix on April 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Why waste any time on these stories? He’s out, right?

avgjo on April 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I meant ‘his usual mental’…

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Is this an Obama dog cooking recipe?

Gladtobehere on April 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Have you never gone hunting?

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Ah, Delaware. The very graveyard crack den of the True Conservative.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Fixed, for 2010 accuracy…

JohnGalt23 on April 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Ronald Reagan was 70 when elected. Think about it.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

yeah, and you compare Reagan to Gingrich…Besides, it’s 21st century and an entirely different demographics than the 80s…btw, it’s the illegals granted amnesty under his presidency who bred well enough these past 30 years so that they go to the polls in higher and higher numbers by 2016 :-)…and you think they’ll vote for someone like Gingrich or Santorum? yeah, me too neither…

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Why waste any time on these stories? He’s out, right?

avgjo on April 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

yep..as for your first rhetorical question, slow news day….

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

y waste any time on these stories? He’s out, right?

avgjo on April 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I’ll be voting for Newt May 29.

Rebar on April 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

UltimateBob on April 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

You still think throwing away that seat was a good idea, I see.

As a New Yorker, I’d burn a city down to get even a squishy Republican in one of my state’s Senate Seats. But then, I have realistic expectations.

KingGold on April 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I was only comparing ages.. not the political ideals.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Obviously Newty is relying heavily on the Christine O’Donnell wing of the party for the win. Brilliant! One last hurrah for the zombie army of paranoid ABR misfits?

cicerone on April 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I was only comparing ages.. not the political ideals.

upinak on April 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I hope so, otherwise it would be like comparing a titan to a political midget with the ego of a titan :-)…

jimver on April 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Gingrich vs Romney
…Heh heh heh: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875002/posts

“In the lastest Rasmussen tracking poll, which has had no media coverage, Newt Gingrich is trailing Barack Obama by only 7 points nationally. Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by only 5 points in Florida. These poll results are being withheld by the RNC and the MSM, who want no positive news about Newt in circulation, especially the fact he is only behind Obama by 7 points nationally.

The RNC establishment’s current strategy remains: Publish no poll numbers; spread the word that Romney is the nominee; have people vote based on blackout and misinformation expecting Romney to win big; then hit hard with Romney’s wins and Newt’s losses to bully Newt into dropping.

Please do yourself the honor of reviewing actual polls by doing a Google search for “2012 Republican presidential polls (name state)” and you will see why the RNC is using this tactic. Then spread the word!

Obama with the dem-media complex, millions of dollars, sycophants everywhere in the media, versus Mitt Romney with the entire conservative media capitulated behind him, his millions, and NEWTON LEROY GINGRICH is only 7 points behind Obama in the lastest Rasmussen tracking?”

Czar of Defenestration on April 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Newt is banking on the Christine ODonnell strategy of picking off a small state by appealing to wingnuts.

swamp_yankee on April 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

May 8th North Carolina primary is Newt’s best chance I think.

unseen on April 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Maybe Newt has some new business he wants to incorporate in Delaware and thinks he can write off the trip by calling it a campaign stop.

Buy Danish on April 23, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I am certainly going to vote against Romney tomorrow in DE.

Those of you who don’t like how DE Republican primary works, and those of you who didn’t like the 2010 result of DE Republicans’ choice, tough, you certainly are not winning people over.

Sir Napsalot on April 23, 2012 at 1:05 PM

In order to win Delaware, one must win only one city, Wilmington. It is very easy to win that state because that is the only place one needs to campaign. Like Rhode Island (Providence) one can win that state on a shoestring if they limit their campaign to the one major metro area that holds all of the population.

Delaware has a population of 907,135. The population of New Castle County has 538,986. So basically one county of the state (and it is a pretty small county, I don’t think anywhere in the county is more than 15 airline miles from the courthouse in the town of New Castle) controls the election there. There is really no sense in even campaigning in Kent and Sussex counties but if you do, a stop to the Dover/Smyrna area is probably all you need. If you feel adventurous, head down to Milford, Milton and Seaford but there is really no need.

crosspatch on April 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Mittwits have all their excuses ready.

katy the mean old lady on April 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?

Sure, and I can win MegaMillions too. About the same odds.

bw222 on April 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Go Newt!! I can not stand Romney!!

Bullhead on April 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Like you I cannot stand Mitt, but Newt would be the ultimate disaster for the country, the GOP and the conservative movement. Newt’s administration would be like his campaign – a total joke.

Get ready to “hold your nose” because as Roxette would say, “but, it’s over now.”

bw222 on April 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I can’t believe there are so many people pissed at Newt. Last I checked the “primary” process was still on going. But it seems all this “smart” people have called for the process to end.

So, the people of CT,DE,TX,etc… don’t have a voice? It seems all the “smart” people who’ve had their chance to cast their vote, have decided that was sufficient. There is something seriously wrong with our system, when people who had their chance to be heard, work so very hard to deny others their chance.

Democracy at work? I think not!

Tbone McGraw on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Thank You. This will be the first time I can remember having any choice at all by the time PA has our primary. I’m voting for Newt.

Night Owl on April 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Mittwits have all their excuses ready.

katy the mean old lady on April 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

LOL!

Obviously Newty is relying heavily on the Christine O’Donnell wing of the party for the win. Brilliant! One last hurrah for the zombie army of paranoid ABR misfits?

cicerone on April 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

You are worse than even bluegill.

Night Owl on April 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM

What if Gingrich wins Delaware, and Santorum wins PA (afterhis campaign has been suspended for 2 weeks)?

Neither Santorum nor Gingrich have to get to 1,144 delegates.

They just need to keep Romney from reaching 1,144 delegates in the first round voting at the convention.

If they do that, it’s anyone’s game…

I have to admit that I’ve been impressed with the Romney camapaign response to the “Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life” and “Romney put his dog on the roof of the car” attacks. But still, I think we can do better than (“moderate”/”progressive”/”severely conservative”) Romney.

ITguy on April 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM

As a Georgian, I beg of you. Somebody put a net over this nut.

Snake307 on April 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I have to admit that I’ve been impressed with the Romney camapaign response to the “Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life” and “Romney put his dog on the roof of the car” attacks. But still, I think we can do better than (“moderate”/”progressive”/”severely conservative”) Romney.

ITguy on April 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Oh, to a certain extent. I agree with you. I was behind Herman Cain, because I like/respect him. Simply calling him the former CEO of Godfathers really limits the fact that he built his success not once, but three times. Then he left the race for the simple reason that politically he was severly damaged.

I was reasonably excited when Perry jumped in. My excitement waned when he couldn’t complete a sentance with the camera on him. Bachman, enough said. That left Newt and Saint Santorum. I’m from Georgia, and I’d rather eat a raw turd than vote for Newt for dog catcher much less President.

So of the available choices that remained by the time Iowa finished up, it was going to be Romney. Not because Romney is the best choice possible. But because Romney was the best of the remaining choices. You can blame a lot of things, but that is the simple truth.

Snake307 on April 23, 2012 at 3:09 PM

What if Gingrich wins Delaware, and Santorum wins PA (afterhis campaign has been suspended for 2 weeks)?

Neither Santorum nor Gingrich have to get to 1,144 delegates.

They just need to keep Romney from reaching 1,144 delegates in the first round voting at the convention.

If they do that, it’s anyone’s game…

So, at the convention the delegates are going to throw Romney out and install a man who would have only won 3 states in the primary?

Maybe that will happen in Newt’s demented world, but luckily for America, it won’t happen in the real world.

TEPJoePa on April 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I get the feeling that Santorum and Gingrich both want Romney to lose in the fall so that they can run again in 2016. Say what you want about Romney, when he lost in 2008, he got out and did everything he could to help McCain win…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

LOL. Dude, nobody thought McCain would win. Not even McCain thought he had a chance.

Romney punk’d you in 2008 like he did in 2012. He went through the motions showed he was a “team player” so gullible imbeciles like you would be impressed.

angryed on April 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I wonder if the voters have seen this yet. It certainly does raise questions about Romneycare Mitt.

It is currently making the rounds on TEA Party blogs. HMM!

DannoJyd on April 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

It won’t matter to the Romneyscare groupies; they drank the establishment kool-aid already.

I can’t believe there are so many people pissed at Newt. Last I checked the “primary” process was still on going. But it seems all this “smart” people have called for the process to end.

So, the people of CT,DE,TX,etc… don’t have a voice? It seems all the “smart” people who’ve had their chance to cast their vote, have decided that was sufficient. There is something seriously wrong with our system, when people who had their chance to be heard, work so very hard to deny others their chance.

Democracy at work? I think not!

Tbone McGraw on April 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

You speak the truth Tbone.

Thank You. This will be the first time I can remember having any choice at all by the time PA has our primary. I’m voting for Newt.

Night Owl on April 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Good on you.

IndeCon on April 23, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Not because Romney is the best choice possible. But because Romney was the best of the remaining choices.

Snake307 on April 23, 2012 at 3:09 PM

A brokered convention would open the door to better choices.

ITguy on April 23, 2012 at 3:28 PM

What if Gingrich wins Delaware, and Santorum wins PA

What if an asteroid lands on the bathroom?

First of all, winning PA doesn’t mean anything to anybody because delegates in PA are not split according to popular vote. That vote is a “beauty contest” only and is not binding for delegates. Delegates are directly elected and are nominated to the ballot by the local Republican committee.

Secondly, Delaware has three whole delegates. Doesn’t mean a thing.

crosspatch on April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Secondly, Delaware has three whole delegates. Doesn’t mean a thing.

crosspatch on April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Ed said above that Delaware has 17.

Small either way, but why should I trust you over Ed?

ITguy on April 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Shove it Newt. You have squandered all the good will and respect you have earned over your political life. Goodbye. DLTDHYITA

Old Country Boy on April 23, 2012 at 4:25 PM

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

- Yogi Berra.

Gingrich snags Rakestraw, (Ingrid) Sigler endorsements

Why do the Democrats want Romney as the Republican nominee?
Blood Money

Just one of the reasons. There are many more.

john.frank on April 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Newt to call Delaware his Thermopylae or Valley Forge or some such in

5..4..3..2..1 seconds.

MJBrutus on April 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I get the feeling that Santorum and Gingrich both want Romney to lose in the fall so that they can run again in 2016. Say what you want about Romney, when he lost in 2008, he got out and did everything he could to help McCain win…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

LOL. Dude, nobody thought McCain would win. Not even McCain thought he had a chance.

Romney punk’d you in 2008 like he did in 2012. He went through the motions showed he was a “team player” so gullible imbeciles like you would be impressed.

angryed on April 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Boy I wish I was as smart as you seem to think you are. You seem to think that anyone who does not agree with your pharasitical know-it-all opinions is a gullible imbecile?

I was not a Romney fan, but his team is impressing me right now. Every inanity the left throws at him gets returned in spades. I dont see that anyone has the panacea answer to all our problems, but at least Romney can think on his feet and analyse for the best AVAILABLE answer for all the unknowns facing him. I don’t see any other candidate that has the presence to face these unknowns.

I know, unless he has the purity of a conservqative pharasee like you, in your opinion, we gullible imbeciles should go ahead and re-elect obama. You are a super armchair quarterback. I would appreciate if you could prove yourself by giving us the story of one gut-wrenching decision you have made in your life. Maybe you were in the Army? Maybe you decided which video game to play? Maybe you had to decide chips or pretzels? Or, maybe you had to decide if the test you ran or the bridge you built would stand up for 50 years?

Old Country Boy on April 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I think the goal now is to surpass Santorum’s total to finish second. What happens to people who finish second in the GOP nomination race? They become front-runner next time (which Newt figures will be 2016).

michaelo on April 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

If Mitt doesn’t win, in 2016, the top tier R candidates (that didn’t want to waste their political capital in an almost certain losing battle against Obama and his mendacious media minions) will compete. Can Newt at 73, with his record of serial adultery, lobbying for Freddie Mac, 30 plus years as a Washington insider, and campaign bankruptcy be able to beat the likes of Ryan, Christie, Palin, Rubio, Jindall, West, Walker, Martinez, et al? Maybe in his own mind.

Well, with that list I feel almost cheerful again.

Slightly off topic, does anyone have info on the PA R Senate candidates?

talkingpoints on April 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

DannoJyd on April 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

We are so screwed. Everything about his business history reminds me of Blessed JP II speaking on ‘the evils of the excesses of capitalism’. It just screams greed and the media is going to chew it up.

Come on Texas!! Pennsylvania… Block this disaster in the making! I don’t know how, but try. Vote Santorum anyway. Something…

God help us.

pannw on April 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

If Romney left the race tomorrow… Santorum would still have more delegates than Newt.

If Romney abandoned the race tomorrow, Santorum would still have more delegates than Newt and Ron Paul combined.

And Yes, Tomorrow in PA, I am still voting for Santorum. In this Primary I will vote for my choice, and in the general election I will vote for “not-Obama Republican”

Jones Zemkophill on April 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM

It doesn’t matter how good or bad Newt does in the Northeeastern Primary today. Newt Gingrich’s World Of Tomorrow is being made today! But, ultimately, Obama & Romney are not the ones to lead us into the future – Only Newt Gingrich can, so let’s give it a really good push and beat expectations later on! Hang in there, Newt!

The Nerve on April 24, 2012 at 4:35 AM

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