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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:59 AM

Politico: Noot and Mitt held secret meeting

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/newt-gingrich-mitt-romney-secret-meeting_n_1387715.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich held a previously unreported meeting on Saturday, The Washington Times reported Thursday, as rumors swirl that the former House speaker will drop out of the race.

Gingrich told the paper that he did not make a deal with the former Massachusetts governor to quit his run, which he has insisted will go on even after numerous primary losses and a Tuesday report that his staff will be cut by a third. He said Romney did not offer him help with campaign debts or a position in his potential administration in exchange for leaving the race.

He also reiterated that he plans to continue his bid until Republican National Convention in August.

"There is no agreement of any kind, and I plan to go all the way to Tampa," he told The Washington Times.

The meeting took place in New Orleans, La., before the Louisiana primary, a source told the paper.

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Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2012 OP
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #1
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #2
Cirque du So-What Mar 2012 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2012 #4
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2012 #6

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 11:09 AM

1. The Noot is not going to be a Grinch

He is as insignificant in this race as is Ron Paul.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 11:41 AM

2. He's taken votes from Santorum, which is great for Romney

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:07 PM

3. My thoughts as well

Why would RawMoney want Newter to drop out, as he's siphoning votes away from the front-running ultra-conservative candidate?

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:07 PM

4. so you think that's the "deal"...Romney NOT asking him to drop out? nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:27 PM

5. Seems like somebody wants Newt in (besides Newt)

RoveCo or somebody. Repub establishment does not want Santorum, they know they would lose house and Senate with Santorum's negative coat-tails.

RoveCo and KochCo could sell Romney with their huge war chest. By swift boating Obama 24/7


Call me paranoid.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:10 AM

6. You are probably right. But, there's a flip side to that. If Noot stays in, that probably

fuels Sanitarium to stay in --just because of the subplot: the competition between Noot and Rick.

A three man race could actually be more detrimental than a two man race since you have two people
trashing you instead of one. You have to make the assumption that there is no way Santorum can
beat Romney on his own anyway.

A three man race also gives the impression that the race is far from over...which is good for us.

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