Open thread: Romney’s victory speech and Gingrich’s last stand; Update: Romney wins Delaware

posted at 7:21 pm on April 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ed’s right, of course, that tonight is an anticlimax but there are still two good reasons to turn on cable news at 8 p.m. One is the Romney coronation. Excerpts from his prepared remarks:

Four years ago Barack Obama dazzled us in front of Greek columns with sweeping promises of hope and change. But after we came down to earth, after the celebration and parades, what do we have to show for three and a half years of President Obama?

Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one? Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Do you pay less at the pump?

If the answer were “yes” to those questions, then President Obama would be running for re-election based on his achievements…and rightly so. But because he has failed, he will run a campaign of diversions, distractions, and distortions. That kind of campaign may have worked at another place and in a different time. But not here and not now. It’s still about the economy …and we’re not stupid.

Two is the fittingly surreal saga of whether Newt will signal an end to his campaign. Last night he told NBC, “I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing,” and hinted that he might be done if he loses badly in Delaware, where he’s been campaigning lately. A source elaborated on that for NRO this morning, insisting that he’d have to finish at least a close second to Romney there to keep going. Then came the tamp-down from “campaign insiders,” who told Byron York that Newt won’t quit tonight no matter what happens.

Team Gingrich sees three possible scenarios. The first scenario is that Gingrich wins Delaware. “That’s a signal to conservatives and Tea Partiers and grassroots activists that there still is a conservative they can send to Tampa,” says the Gingrich aide. “And it sends the message to Romney that it’s not time to turn to the general election.” No one knows whether the winning scenario is at all plausible; there has been no polling of Delaware, with its tiny Republican population and 17 delegates.

Next comes the middle-road scenario in which Gingrich narrowly loses Delaware. “That’s where we do well enough that it demonstrates there’s a chink in Romney’s armor,” the aide says. When asked what “well enough” means, the aide answered, “Within a couple of points — a close loss.”

The worst-case scenario is that Gingrich loses big in Delaware.

If they lose, says the source, they’ll “reassess” things but Gingrich will continue on to North Carolina to try to pick up another southern state. I really hope he pulls it off tonight in Delaware, just because I’m itching to watch a victory speech from bizarroland in which Newt boldly proclaims “game on” in the primary while literally everyone else in the GOP is pivoting to Obama. It’ll be an instant classic. A little taste from his chat with reporters this afternoon: “I think it’s a very substantial mistake for Governor Romney to be pretending these primaries aren’t occurring, and for him to be having ‘a general-election speech’ tonight in New Hampshire. He’s the front-runner, but he’s not the nominee, and I think it’s a little insulting to the people of these states.” C’mon, Dover tea partiers: If you made it to the polls for Christine O’Donnell, you can make it there to guarantee one last Gingrichian stemwinder. And even if not, I think Newt will probably find enough encouragement in PPP’s poll showing him within 10 of Romney in Texas to plow ahead anyway. My hunch is that he wants one more big win, one more right hook to Romney’s jaw, before succumbing.

Here’s his new video message aimed squarely at Santorum voters in North Carolina. Speaking of which, how much longer until Team Sweater Vest climbs aboard Romney’s “Anybody But Obama” Express? According to CNN, a meeting’s likely to happen early next month to discuss the role “social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration.”

Update: NBC just called Delaware for Romney. With 62 percent reporting, Mitt leads Gingrich there 56/30. Your move, Newt.


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Hang in there Newt…!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Keep hitting people up for $!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Someone has to pay for your hotels.

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

All standard “Drinking Game” rules apply ladies and gents…

… Extra shots if anyone takes the fight to Obowma!

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

…and the Tiffany bill

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Newt O Mania!!

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I am not a Romney fan. However, now that it will be Romney versus the Boy King, you can bet Romney gets all of my support.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

All standard “Drinking Game” rules apply ladies and gents…

… Extra shots if anyone takes the fight to Obowma!

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

…alcohol poisoning!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

AndrewNBCNews tweeted:
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Romney and Santorum will be meeting May 4.

Santorum aid says not to expect an endorsement immediately

Submitted 1 hour ago from twitter.com/AndrewNBCNews

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Come on Newt…you’ve destroyed your image with Republicans…

Time to get out and work to defeat Obama

Redford on April 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Someone has to pay for your hotels.

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You think Rmoney pays for that stuff out-of-pocket? Dream on.

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Come on Newt…you’veRepublicans have destroyed your image with Republicans the people…

Time to get out and work to defeat Obama

Redford on April 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Why bother?

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Newt Gingrich says he won’t drop out of GOP race tonight -

@washingtonpost Story

Submitted 1 hour ago from http://www.washingtonpost.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/newt-gingrich-says-he-wont-drop-out-tonight/2012/04/24/gIQASUlGfT_blog.html

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

If you listen to Paulbots, Ron Paul is still the favorite to win the nomination. They like to pretend Ron Paul has almost as many delegates as Romney. Somehow they think Paul will be the first presidential nominee who didn’t win one state in the nomination process.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

The dream lives on.

renalin on April 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

For those of you who are really, really slow: Newt Gingrich is a joke.

NickDeringer on April 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oops,Hopey says about Mittens…heartbreak….(sarc)

TPM tweeted:
*************

On Fallon show, per WH pool report, Obama said

of Mitt Romney,

“I’ve met him, but we’re not friends. His wife is lovely.”

Submitted 4 hours ago from twitter.com/TPM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Newt is more conservative than Rmoney. We can do better!

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Oops,Hopey says about Mittens…heartbreak….(sarc)

TPM tweeted:
*************

On Fallon show, per WH pool report, Obama said

of Mitt Romney,

“I’ve met him, but we’re not friends. His wife is lovely.”

Submitted 4 hours ago from twitter.com/TPM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oh, man. Their internal War on Women™ polls must be devastating. Makes me wonder if there is another shoe about to drop in the Secret Service scandal…

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Newt Gingrich’s daughter says father will ‘reassess’ his presidential campaign after tonight’s vote in Delaware

Submitted 4 hours ago from http://www.google.com

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hy9M3OqcxZhkigajEYBXAzmJAsQA?docId=e9c4aefb43c34819badcd97c38ad11fe
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Heres a Link,(crack a window open),for any and ongoing
news related to tonight,or Election 2012 in general!!

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-elections

Or,

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

It’s still about the economy …and we’re not stupid.

Excellent tagline.

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Gotta go out and fight the bleepin’ lawn with the bleepin’ weed whacker in bleepin’ 95+ weather…in long sleeves and jeans.
If I survive I’ll be back in an hour or so.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I had hoped to see this thing go all the way to the convention, but Newt’s campaign isn’t going there. Still and all, if he’s determined to stay in it after the convention he can move to an island somewhere and be the Candidate in exile.

halfbaked on April 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Newt is more conservative than Rmoney. We can do better!

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Not so much on the former sentence. A little late on the latter one.

thebrokenrattle on April 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Newt’s still in the race?

When did that happen?

Swerve22 on April 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM

here are still two good reasons to turn on cable news at 8 p.m.

3) because the broadcast networks are refusing to carry Romney’s victory speech.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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Oh, man. Their internal War on Women™ polls must be devastating. Makes me wonder if there is another shoe about to drop in the Secret Service scandal…

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Rational Thought:You had to ask,since its an Open thread!:)
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US Defense Secretary Panetta says Marines were demoted, punished for attack on Brazil prostitute last year – @APStory

Submitted 1 hour ago from http://www.washingtonpost.com

Panetta says 3 Marines and embassy staffer punished for attack on Brazil prostitute last year
Tuesday, April 24, 6:52 PMAP
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/panetta-says-4-marines-were-demoted-punished-for-attack-on-brazil-prostitute-last-year/2012/04/24/gIQAxgNFfT_story.html

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I’m thinking he wants a win so he can sock Romney one more time, and then be in a position to claim he is a winner even if he gets hammered everywhere else. Then he can withdraw while portraying it as a major concession by a viable candidate for the good of the party, maybe even negotiate some help with his campaign debt.

Better than having Mitt grind him down as he runs up more debt, and proving to everyone that rationality doesn’t have much to do with his motivations.

novaculus on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Gallup:
Obama 49
McWillard 42

You go give your big speech, Willard. LOL.
Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Not so much on the former sentence.

thebrokenrattle on April 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM

You’ve said that twice now. What’s your evidence?

Gingrich has been pro-life his entire life. Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution. Gingrich held down spending while in office.

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

of course, that tonight is an anticlimax but there are still two good reasons to turn on cable news at 8 p.m.

Lets see…

that

or

Yankees v Rangers at 8pm

PLAY BALL!

Limerick on April 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I am not a Romney fan. However, now that it will be Romney versus the Boy King, you can bet Romney gets all of my support.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

EXACTLY this.

Siddhartha Vicious on April 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Mitt Romney. That’s the best the GOP can produce. *sigh*

I’d much rather it be McCain again. Had Sarah Palin not bagged out of running…despite the assurances of many a Palinista…I would believe she would be leading Obama at present, at least by a few percentage points.

I actually supported McCain last go-around, but I think I realize what it felt like to hold my nose and choose *gag* Mitt.

JetBoy on April 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Romney was my last choice, but now that he is almost certainly the nominee, he will have my unqualified support.

I like Newt’s ideas, but right now, saving the country from Obama is paramount.

hachiban on April 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I’ve been projecting the weakness of Romney as a candidate for a while because I thought — and think — he’ll lose support among evangelical Christians due to being a Mormon.

However, I think he’s a much better candidate than even at the beginning of this cycle. I think he’s got a real shot.

Gingrich, my guy — well, it didn’t happen.

Mitchell Heisman on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Gallup:
Obama 49
McWillard 42

You go give your big speech, Willard. LOL.
Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Rasmussen:

Romney 48

Obama 44

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Oh my.

Watch… Not only will the boy blunder eat a puppy live on TV, he’ll sh*t out a kitten for his big finale’.

/Shiny things.

Key West Reader on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I’m waiting for the Marion Barry defense, followed by the shocking revelation that members of Obama’s inner circle attended the party in question.

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Four years ago Barack Obama dazzled us in front of Greek columns with sweeping promises of hope and change. But after we came down to earth, after the celebration and parades, what do we have to show for three and a half years of President Obama?
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AP,lol,you put it up…..too funny,but alas,sad at the same time,

the Liberals have wasted three years of AMERICA’S TIME!!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Newt is just campaigning for a job at CNN…he always did like hanging around with liberals…

ProfessorTombstone on April 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Now it’s on to Chicago and let’s win there.

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

he always did like hanging around with liberals…

ProfessorTombstone on April 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

While Mitt was eschewing liberals in Massachusetts? Come on.

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Damn. Linked over to the story and…the U.S. embassy…paid her off?!! When a Republican is president, they call that “hush money” — taxpayer funds used to pay off pissed off hookers? Wonder what they’ll call it with The Won in office…

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Gallup:
Obama 49
McWillard 42

You go give your big speech, Willard. LOL.
Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I agree with this. Obama wasn’t my first choice, but it looks like I’ll have to be supporting him 100% now that the GOP has gonea and nominated a lilly RINO pantywaist.

Swerve22 on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Gallup:
Obama 49
McWillard 42

You go give your big speech, Willard. LOL.
Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You really are embarrassing yourself, troll.

changer1701 on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Now it’s on to Chicago and let’s win there.

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

???? Mitt will never win Chicago, nor will any other Republican. What are you even talking about?

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Don’t. You’re only going to make angryed…well…angry.

Bishop on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I am not a Romney fan. However, now that it will be Romney versus the Boy King, you can bet Romney gets all of my support.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Bullseye.

McCain lost 4 years ago because of the non-support of a large segment of conservative GOPers. Even St. Sarah couldn’t push him to the finish line. McCain was getting trashed more so from other GOPers than he was from Democrats. It’s hard to win the race without complete support. Get him in the White House, and then go to work convincing him to lean further conservative.

Same with Romney…he certainly doesn’t cause me to grab the pompoms :P but it’s time for a united front from the right side of the aisle. Because if we don’t, well…look who’s in the Oval Office right now.

JetBoy on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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Oh my.

Watch… Not only will the boy blunder eat a puppy live on TV, he’ll sh*t out a kitten for his big finale’.

/Shiny things.

Key West Reader on April 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Key West Reader:

Oh gawd,yup,a dirty ahem,P,anything for a distraction!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

How’s that tantrum working out for you?

I won’t have time to watch that speech so I’m counting on you to report back everything Mitt says.

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Like anyone cares what you have to say

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Why do you keep coming here?

John the Libertarian on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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I’m waiting for the Marion Barry defense, followed by the shocking revelation that members of Obama’s inner circle attended the party in question.

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Roy Rogers:If they had a party,I would love to hear,an Open Mic
audio!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

here are still two good reasons to turn on cable news at 8 p.m.

The tv is nice and warm for Top Shot at 9pm.

Firing a Browning .30 from the back of a moving M2 halftrack….oh yes, oooohhhhhh yessssssssssssssssss.

Bishop on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Don’t. You’re only going to make angryed…well…angry.

Bishop on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Bishop:

Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Late:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

That’s the kind of allusion that earns a fella a visit from the Feds.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

???? Mitt will never win Chicago, nor will any other Republican. What are you even talking about?

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

lulz I’ll wait a little while before I answer.

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

It’s on to Chicago, and let’s win there.

Last words of Robert Francis Kennedy.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The tv is nice and warm for Top Shot at 9pm.

Firing a Browning .30 from the back of a moving M2 halftrack….oh yes, oooohhhhhh yessssssssssssssssss.

Bishop on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Bishop:Sons of Guns with Jesse James modified .30,I caught the
discovery tv. ads!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Watching this Newt spectacle is just sad. What a delusional little man he is.

changer1701 on April 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

McCain lost 4 years ago because of the non-support of a large segment of conservative GOPers. Even St. Sarah couldn’t push him to the finish line. McCain was getting trashed more so from other GOPers than he was from Democrats. It’s hard to win the race without complete support. Get him in the White House, and then go to work convincing him to lean further conservative.

Same with Romney…he certainly doesn’t cause me to grab the pompoms :P but it’s time for a united front from the right side of the aisle. Because if we don’t, well…look who’s in the Oval Office right now.

JetBoy on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

wrong.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/11/science-moderation-did-not-lose-mccain-the-election-and-is-an-asset-for-electability-and-that%E2%80%99s-why-the-establishment-acts-like-it-is/

McCain lost because of Independants. Conservatives showed up for him. conservatives will show up for romney regardless of any caterwauling you hear here. If ROmney loses it will be because of Independants.

Mitch Rapp on April 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

[A Gingrich win is] a signal to conservatives and Tea Partiers and grassroots activists that there still is a conservative they can send to Tampa,” says the Gingrich aide. “And it sends the message to Romney that it’s not time to turn to the general election.

No, it really isn’t a signal that Newtmentum has returned. And as more days pass Gingrich looks all the more pathetic and Nixon-like in his denial of the inevitable. Newt will be in Tampa but not as the nominee. The one thing that will be important, especially in PA, is just how strong Romney’s numbers are in very light turnout. Are voters in these states coming around to Romney’s message or are they still lodging protest votes?

Beyond that, it is important to remember that Gingrich ran a lousy campaign. He wasn’t even on the ballot here in Virginia because of bad organization. If conservatives and grassroots activists come out in favor of Gingrich, it will not be from anything he has done. IMO Gingrich started losing the nomination the minute he pompously declared his victory was inevitable. He cemented the loss when he became a whining crybaby after Iowa. And he hasn’t dropped out before now out of spite instead of any realistic expectation that there is some sort of conservative movement that will swoop down and reverse his losing streak.

Happy Nomad on April 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I can imagine at least one SS or military member taking the hit has some dirt on Obama.

When to use it…..

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Newt in there, Hang!

profitsbeard on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

That’s the kind of allusion that earns a fella a visit from the Feds.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

No it isn’t. It’s a quote from a politician who just won a primary. Nothing threatening about it at all. Things don’t always work out the way you plan them.

You are reading things that are not there. I don’t recall that you are a liberal, so I’m not sure what your game is. Care to explain?

jaime on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I await a Newtplosion, live on the air.

Philly on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Romney to declare victory, will try to reclaim message of “fairness.” The networks won’t carry it

ROFL but but I was told the media would love Mitt.

unseen on April 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The Beach Boys – God only knows

Not the QOTD, but a great song.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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Damn. Linked over to the story and…the U.S. embassy…paid her off?!! When a Republican is president, they call that “hush money” — taxpayer funds used to pay off pissed off hookers? Wonder what they’ll call it with The Won in office…

Rational Thought on April 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Rational Thought:I have never heard of mixing Prostitues with
a Republican President that has been,over-seas
on any continent,er,country,and this is on Hopey`s
Watch.A very good question that you have asked,es
pecially,under his watch,a women has been man-hand
led!!:)

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

If ROmney loses it will be because of Independants.

Mitch Rapp on April 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I agree with that.

What encourages me is that all independents I know who voted for Obama in 2008 are so thoroughly and completely disgusted with him now.

I expect they will vote for Romney simply to “make amends” for that mistake. That’s good enough.

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Gingrich held down spending while in office.

alwaysfiredup on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

He can’t even balance his campaign’s checkbook, how are we supposed to trust him with the country’s?

thebrokenrattle on April 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

If ROmney loses it will be because of Independants.

Mitch Rapp on April 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

no it will be because of Mitt and his liberal past. McCain lost the election because he couldn’t overcome his liberal impules when it came to TARP. and if mitt loses it will be for the same reasons.

unseen on April 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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I can imagine at least one SS or military member taking the hit has some dirt on Obama.

When to use it…..

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Roy Rogers:That would be juicy!|_

canopfor on April 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

That’s the kind of allusion that earns a fella a visit from the Feds.
whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Care to explain?
jaime on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

It’s a bit like giggling about a “bomb” before boarding a plane. You may be just referring to a bad movie, but would you really enjoy explaining it?

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

O/T question for HA veterans: I miss Hawkdriver and Cindy Munford. Do you know where they’ve been? Have I just been on the wrong threads?

Just Sayin on April 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

ROFL but but I was told the media would love Mitt.

unseen on April 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

But but but the world was supposed to love America again because of Barack Hussein!!!

LMAO!!!

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Watching this Newt spectacle is just sad. What a delusional little man he is.

changer1701 on April 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Romney Speech-

Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one? Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Do you pay less at the pump?

Gingrich position-

“I think it’s a very substantial mistake for Governor Romney to be pretending these primaries aren’t occurring, and for him to be having ‘a general-election speech’ tonight in New Hampshire. He’s the front-runner, but he’s not the nominee, and I think it’s a little insulting to the people of these states.”

Am I the only that can see the comparison of Gingrich to Norma Desmond?

I am big. It’s the primaries that got small.

Or

Reporter- I didn’t know you were planning a comeback.
Newt Gingrich: I hate that word. It’s a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting them in 1999.

Happy Nomad on April 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

You go give your big speech, Willard. LOL.
Like anyone cares what you have to say outside of the RomneyAir circle jerk.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

…more like who else cares what you have to say outside of your mental ward circle, jackazz…

jimver on April 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

O/T question for HA veterans: I miss Hawkdriver and Cindy Munford. Do you know where they’ve been? Have I just been on the wrong threads?

Just Sayin on April 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Cindy was just here the other night. She can usually be found in the Quote of the Day thread. Hawdriver I haven’t seen in a month or so, but he’ll be back.

Kataklysmic on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The recent registration has apparently let in a lot of Obama supporters whose prime purpose is to create division within GOP ranks. Pretty obvious.

writeblock on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Tupac Hologram Performs At Coachella

I hate rap, but I loved Tupac and I love Tupac Hologram.

The possibilities are endless. Kurt Cobain Hologram, Jim Morrison Hologram or The Beatles Hologram. Shiver.

Towash on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Bullseye.

McCain lost 4 years ago because of the non-support of a large segment of conservative GOPers. Even St. Sarah couldn’t push him to the finish line. McCain was getting trashed more so from other GOPers than he was from Democrats. It’s hard to win the race without complete support. Get him in the White House, and then go to work convincing him to lean further conservative.

Same with Romney…he certainly doesn’t cause me to grab the pompoms :P but it’s time for a united front from the right side of the aisle. Because if we don’t, well…look who’s in the Oval Office right now.

JetBoy on April 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Absolutely! And, the reason for McCain’s non-support is a big one. McCain went out of his way to screw conservatives, over decades, and pal up to the media who went out of their way to ensure his nomination, then defeat. Romney, while certainly carrying some baggage, never spat in our faces, like that charlatan, McCain.

Yes, Romney is no Reagan, but Obama is Marx on steroids. There’s no choice here, except to get Marx the hell out of the White House, stat.

TXUS on April 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Never call out a greeting to friends named “Jack” onboard the aircraft!

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Cindy was just here the other night. She can usually be found in the Quote of the Day thread. Hawdriver I haven’t seen in a month or so, but he’ll be back.

Kataklysmic on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Thanks!! I’ve missed them both. :-)

I’ll check out QOTD.

Just Sayin on April 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I’d still pay good money to watch Obama v Gingrich.

Here’s Obama’s chance to humiliate Newt and bring in a lot of cash.

Speakup on April 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I await a Newtplosion, live on the air.

Philly on April 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

newtastic :-)…

jimver on April 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The recent registration has apparently let in a lot of Obama supporters whose prime purpose is to create division within GOP ranks. Pretty obvious.
writeblock on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yup, they’re psychotically mono-topical. East to spot.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The recent registration has apparently let in a lot of Obama supporters whose prime purpose is to create division within GOP ranks. Pretty obvious.

writeblock on April 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

They must be getting paid per post, ’cause it sure as hell ain’t content. LOL!

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

They must be getting paid per post, ’cause it sure as hell ain’t content. LOL!

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

loool :-) priceless…

jimver on April 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’m tired of all of this Mittens talk. The guys a rino, he’ll lose in November, its done. We need to focus on more pressing concerns.

Now, has anyone seen the new season of Justified? I haven’t heard anything about it, so did it suck or not? Or was it mentioned and I just missed it in the midst of the pointless primary?

Buckshot Bill on April 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Why does Michelle Obama keep tweeting me saying that for $3 I can come over to her house for dinner?

Do I need to bring my own dog or do they have enough to go around?

Will there be any Brazilian hookers on the menu?

Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

CUDA!

rickyricardo on April 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Yup, they’re psychotically mono-topical. East to spot.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

yet it’s a collective psychosis (or possibly symptomatic of multiple personality disorder) they use ‘we’ a lot…

jimver on April 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Do I need to bring my own dog or do they have enough to go around?
Roy Rogers on April 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Naw – the Obamas really know how to put on the dog.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

finish line. McCain was getting trashed more so from other GOPers than he was from Democrats. It’s hard to win the race without complete support. Get him in the White House, and then go to work convincing him to lean further conservative.

You’re an idiot if you think a RINO that ignores you in an election will listen to you while in office. A huge idiot.

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Have you saved what you needed for retirement?

And even better questions, Gov. Romney are “Is what you have saved or invested for your retirement worth anything today? Are your savings’ vehicles earning any interest of worth?”

“Are your transportation/fuel, food, and heating/cooling expenses gone through the roof over the last three years?”

Gov. Romney, I have been a Newt supporter throughout this campaign season, but I voted for you today in PA because the writing is on the wall as far as who our candidate will be. Please exhibit sound, conservative fiscal practices to get this economy turned around. And please find a worthy place of inclusion for Newt Gingrich when you take the office of the presidency because he has ideas of merit to enhance your own positions.

onlineanalyst on April 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Science: Moderation Did Not Lose McCain The Election

McCain lost because of Independants. Conservatives showed up for him. conservatives will show up for romney regardless of any caterwauling you hear here. If ROmney loses it will be because of Independants.

Mitch Rapp on April 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Use the link option easy just paste in the link then the text then the / link option done.

Just like every Republican since Nixon when a Republican tries to run moderate they lose. Every single time.

Guess the Republican Party is the Schizophrenic Party.

We do the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

Mitt Romney will lose because every Moderate Republican loses.

Every time.

Every single last time.

They fooled us five times please do not be a fool this important year.

Support Conservative Republicans but not Moderates Period. Teach them a final lesson.

Steveangell on April 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

yet it’s a collective psychosis (or possibly symptomatic of multiple personality disorder) they use ‘we’ a lot…
jimver on April 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I think it’s just more they realize how insignificant and unimportant their opinions are and so they try to dress it up with the Royal We. Either that or it’s a case of worms.

whatcat on April 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

angryed on April 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Save your electrons, the Mittbots have gotten themselves into a “Jen-U-Wine” circle jerk. Give’em a few minutes to compose themselves.

Buckshot Bill on April 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Has anyone heard what specific time Romney is due to speak? I can’t watch O’Reilly for a second without going balistic, just to wait on the speech, and I’m certainly not going to tune into the NFM.

TXUS on April 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

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