Newt Demands Santorum Drop Out of Race; Let’s All Tell Newt HELL NO!

By Gary P Jackson

This is twice now that Big Government Statist Newt Gingrich has demanded Rick Santorum, the only Conservative left in the race for president, to drop out.

Santorum has kicked it in the last two debates. In the CNN debate he took it to both Romney and Newt and never let up. Santorum was particularly strong when he pointed out Newt was still pushing for federally mandated health care insurance. Santorum is the only one who has never supported mandates out of this group.

Gingrich has some real nerve here. We’ve only voted in three of the states so far. There are 2286 delegates up for grabs. It takes 1144 to win. So far only 59 delegates have been handed out. It’s a long way to the nomination and a lot can happen. Newt’s continued whining does not bode well for his long term viability.

I’ve never seen a candidate cry as much as Newt does. He sounds exactly like his fellow travelers in the democrat party.

You can get candidate delegate counts here.

Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air notes:

Oddly, Gingrich didn’t appear as principled on the subject of conservative consolidation when Santorum won Iowa and Gingrich finished fourth, nor when Santorum narrowly edged Gingrich for fourth place in New Hampshire. If he was concerned about a conservative sacrificing to make sure a conservative alternative had the strength to beat Mitt Romney at that time, Gingrich didn’t pull a muscle leaping out of his chair to volunteer.

Ed closes with this, and I totally agree:

Gingrich didn’t lose that lead to Santorum, who has barely budged at all from the low double digits in the last two weeks. He lost support to Romney, thanks to a couple of poor debate performances and this kind of angry, whining behavior on the campaign trail. It seems that Gingrich wants to find someone to take the blame for a Florida flop, and anyone will do but himself.

Read more here.

Ed is right. Many of the former Newt votes are breaking Mitt’s way, not Santorum’s. People are finally starting to remember why they never liked Newt in the first place, and newcomers are just now learning about Newt’s record of continually giving aid and comfort to the socialists, as well as his Big Government notions like mandated insurance and global warming “cures.”

The Hill has Santorum’s response:

My message is everybody should run,” Santorum told Fox News. “I don’t think people should be telling other folks to get out of the race and get out of my way. If you want to run a race, run a race. You don’t ask someone to quit just because you think you’re the better candidate. I think I’m the better candidate but Newt has every right to run.”

He also shrugged off the persistent speculation over businessman Donald Trump’s possible independent bid for president. “I can’t be diverted by someone who is obviously promoting himself and promoting his brand,” said Santorum.

As readers know, Santorum’s biggest backer has stepped up to offer up a “blank check” to help defeat Obama. Rick will definitely have the ability to stay in the race. I think we should all help him!

Though I’ve not endorsed a candidate yet, Michelle Malkin has, and she’s chosen Rick Santorum. She lays out the perfect case for Rick while explaining why the others simply aren’t the best choice. This is a MUST READ: [emphasis mine]

Rick Santorum opposed TARP.

He didn’t cave when Chicken Littles in Washington invoked a manufactured crisis in 2008. He didn’t follow the pro-bailout GOP crowd — including Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — and he didn’t have to obfuscate or rationalize his position then or now, like Rick Perry and Herman Cain did. He also opposed the auto bailout, Freddie and Fannie bailout, and porkulus bills.

Santorum opposed individual health care mandates — clearly and forcefully — as far back as his 1994 U.S. Senate run. He has launched the most cogent, forceful fusillade against both Romney and Gingrich for their muddied, pro-individual health care mandate waters.

He voted against cap and trade in 2003, voted yes to drilling in ANWR, and unlike Romney and Gingrich, Santorum has never dabbled with eco-radicals like John Holdren, Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi. He hasn’t written any “Contracts with the Earth.

Santorum is strong on border security, national security, and defense. Mitt the Flip-Flopper and Open Borders-Pandering Newt have been far less trustworthy on immigration enforcement.

Santorum is an eloquent spokesperson for the culture of life. He has been savaged and ridiculed by leftist elites for upholding traditional family values — not just in word, but in deed.

He won Iowa through hard work and competent campaign management. Santorum has improved in every GOP debate and gave his strongest performance last week in Florida, wherein he both dismantled Romneycare and popped the Newt bubble by directly challenging the front-runners’ character and candor without resorting to their petty tactics.

He rose above the fray by sticking to issues.

Most commendably, he refused to join Gingrich and Perry in indulging in the contemptible Occupier rhetoric against Romney. Character and honor matter. Santorum has it.

Read it all here.

Voters can send Newt Gingrich a strong message by dropping him like a hot potato and getting behind Rick Santorum. It’s time to stop Newt and his Alinsky tactics. It’s time to stop Newt’s continual whining. It’s time to stop Newt’s constant lying. It’s time to whip Newt like a rented mule and send him packing.

None of these candidates are perfect, but Rick Santorum offers a clear choice between both Mitt and Newt. He most certainly offers a clear choice between himself and Obama.

Past that, the sooner we are rid of Newt, the sooner we can see serious debates between Santorum and Romney. Newt’s continued circus antics and drama queen whining are distracting from the real issues.

It’s a time for serious people to talk about serious issues, and as long as Newt is involved this isn’t going to happen. I’ll follow Rick’s example and not call for Newt to drop out. Besides, it’ll be more fun taking him down in battle.

If you want to join in and tell Newt HELL NO on Rick’s behalf, send some cash to his campaign now!

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26 responses to “Newt Demands Santorum Drop Out of Race; Let’s All Tell Newt HELL NO!

  1. Guest

    HELL NO.
    I just had my rent raised $100.00 this month. 80 years old and trying to retire to live with daughter. I had to work for the last 15 years.
    Rick Santorum is the best person to run for president. Let us elect good people. I am not as elequent as those that wrote before me, so I keep it simple.

    H E L L N O!

  2. Chad

    Now why would Newt do something like that Gary~ Is Santorum a threat to him? What do you think Newt’s real reason or true intent by such statement would be? I am clueless~ And what do you think Palin’s agenda is standing up for Newt? I know she is a genius on such matters but do you think it is just a method of that genius or genuine?

    • Gary P

      At first I thought Sarah just wanted to see the race go on longer when she said folks in SC should vote for Newt. I hate Newt but figured her reasoning is spot on. In fact I thought what she was doing would help make Mitt a better candidate.

      She’s still not endorsing anyone. I wish all of this was a buildup for her saying none of these cats can make it, and she’s going to jump in. But that’s crazy talk.

      We’ll just have to see where this goes!

    • IwjwI

      Sarah was looking at the numbers and figured that Gingrich was the closest to being able to beat Romney and BHO. Plus, she wants to see the primary continue to make certain that our nominee is battle tested and ready for the general election.
      Our nominee has to have had every little thing about them examined before getting into it with BHO. This will insure that there won’t be an ‘October Surprise,’ that could help reelect BHO.
      Sarah is a master strategist.
      Even so, I’m hoping that it is Santorum’s turn at the front.
      Gingrich and Romney threw plenty of mud at each other in Florida.
      It was interesting to hear Santorum echo Sarah tonight on FOX News right after the Fla. polls closed.
      Both of them said that we need to be talking about the issues, not slinging mud. It was great that Santorum came in right behind Sarah to say the same thing. Unintended coincidence, or synergism?
      There are more than enough delegates left for Santorum to win the GOP nomination. He is ahead in several of the states that are coming up.
      What if he wins those states and ends up being the frontrunner?
      He would beat BHO in the general election.

  3. Chad

    She’s still not endorsing anyone. I wish all of this was a buildup for her saying none of these cats can make it, and she’s going to jump in. But that’s crazy talk.

    We’ll just have to see where this goes!

    This is my take as well thanks for the reply~ ” Crazy like a fox” we will see~

  4. I’ve been pulling for Rick all along, and I am dumbfounded as to why Conservatives and TEA party Americans have fallen into step behind Newt with all his baggage while Rick has NONE!! I just don’t get it … unless it’s the same old, same old Washington back room deals type of thing i.e. corruption! Newt and Paul should BOTH drop out … Mitt & Rick … good choices!

    • Gary P

      I hear ya. Newt isn’t even a Conservative. He has more in common with Obama than any of us. I don’t understand it at all. Since the 1970′s Newt has stood with the socialists every single time it mattered. Just when Conservatives are fighting the socialists the hardest, Newt always manages to pop up and give aid and comfort to them.

      I’m no Romney fan either, but I have never gotten the insane, maniacal hatred toward him. He’s not the Great Satan™! Thanks to the craziness, we now have Newt as the second place guy. Newt, a Big Government progressive.

      I hope more people will look at Rick. If the rest were gone, I think a debate between Mitt and Rick would be something this nation deserves. Newt is a drama queen and Ron Paul is insane.

  5. Thomas Garringer

    Hey Newt, I am for you 100% and I hear that Romney is backed by Soros, is there any truth to that?We need you for president.We don’t need someone that doesn’t believe in religon and freedom of speech.I hope and pray you stay there and keep the faith for our nation and our freedom that is being threatened now. Stay Newt and we will pray for your sucess.
    Thank you and for the vets here keep going. God bless Newt.

    • Gary P

      Where do you people come from? Romney is a lot of things but he is NOT backed by Soros.

      I used to think the Ron Paul supporters were the dumbest creatures that ever breathed. Now I know I was wrong.

      Newt Gingrich is a Big Government Toffler Marxist. He’s also one of the most despicable human beings ever to become a politician. Newt would be no different than Obama. Both are progressives who think government, not the people, is always the answer. Both will only enslave Americans further.

      It’s amazing how uninformed Newt’s fans are. Just as bad as the ObamaZombies.

  6. I like Santorum and Gingrich but I think a race with Romney and Obama would not make any difference who won. I hope Santorum comes on strong soon as he is my favorite so far.

    • Gary P

      Don’t kid yourself. Romney would be a LOT better than Obama. I’ve studied all of these cat’s records well. I think Santorum is the most Conservative, and I could vote for him with no problem. But Mitt isn’t the Great Satan™ many make him out to be.

      I hope folks keep looking at Santorum. He’s a scrappy guy.

    • patricia cala

      Now add this to the resume of Mitt Romney. This morning on TV he said, “… I am not concerned with the POOR …”. I guess he has not heard of the poem by Emma Lazarus that is within the pedestal on which the statue of LIBERTY stands. Next to last line: “Give me your tired, YOUR POOR, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” READ THAT MR OUT OF TOUCH.

      • Gary P

        Patricia, that was taken OUT OF CONTEXT. It’s what the media does. You’d think after all these years dealing with the media, and watching them do this to Sarah Palin, and others, people would get that.

        This is why, even though I don’t support Mitt, I find myself defending him more and more. People say they hate the media, but are continually manipulated by them.

        People are conditioned to believe the worst about Romney, so they don’t even bother to check to see if the media is lying. Mitt is very likely going to be the nominee. If he is, the media will lie about him all day every day.

      • patricia cala

        Out of context: I heard the full statement later and thank you for your reply. However, he sugar coated his statement. I listened to the commentators after, both Republican and Democrat. I am one of the people that have bounced around in my selection. I was looking for a fighter and Newt looked like the one. Then Mitt came on strong, showing good organization. They are being veted and I wish that Sontorum had a better chance. There still may be time.

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  8. AJ

    Did they forget about Herman Cain? He is not listed and he pulled votes in FL.

  9. Jim Thompson

    Someone Needs To Change Newt’s Diaper. C’mon Folks, Let The Democratic, American Process Take its Course. People Are Liking This Informative Processs. The Longer It Takes To Vett Each Candidate, The Better It Makes Our Sweet Sarah Palin Look Good. Oh, Hey By The Way, The Republican Establishment Down Here In Florida Are Meeting Behind Closed Doors, Swigging Some Gin And Rum Talking Now About Distributing Some Of The 50 Delegates Romney Won. I Watched IT On Greta Last Night. Stay Tuned!!!

    • patricia cala

      Gary – OK. I took a step forward. I think that Rick Santorum has a good chance. As a New Yorker, when we have a candidate we pull out all the stops. So I called the ITALIAN AMERICAN ASSOC in DC. I sent a face book to the Itaian post (all they had was food ) . Tell the Italian clubs to get out the vote. Don’t wait for the primary to come to you. Tell the people at Church, vote for Rick Santorum. It is people power, not the dollar that will win this election, if we work at it. What do you think Gary?

      • Gary P

        I think you are spot on.

        Romney has the money and the organization, put he doesn’t have the passionate support. It’s way early and Rick has the chance to at least put Newt down. If that happens, anything is possible.

        Rick is up in Missouri and Newt isn’t even on the ballot. If he wins there, it could be the start of something.

        We just have to make it all a positive.

      • patricia cala

        Gary – Several weeks ago Donald Trump, offered to host a debate between the primary candidates. One response, Newt Gingrich said yes. Today we hear Trump backed Romney. You know and I know they wheel and deal. Was the offer Secretary of Housing and Urban Development?
        That business will not get past the press. RSVP

      • Gary P

        Nah, I think Trump just realized Romney was likely to win, and wanted to be in on it. Remember, Trump is all about Trump. The only thing that maters to me is Trump said he wouldn’t run a third party campaign, which would just give the win to Obama.

        In my mind it’s like Romney took one for the team! But that’s just me.

  10. Jon

    Hello Gary,

    Thanks for the article. I was surfing the web about this issue today and wanted to read others opinions. I know many people like Santorum but he has very little to zero chance of becoming the nominee this year. My question, who will you for when Santurom drops out, Mitt, Paul or Newt. Where will your vote go?

    Look forward to hearing some peoples answers,

    Jon

    • Gary P

      I’ll support the nominee unless it’s Newt or Ron Paul. Newt would be worse than Obama. Ron Paul is well, Ron Paul. After last night’s sad performance, I would think Newt will be long gone before Santorum is.

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