Gingrich's reason for continuing to take votes from Santorum is what?

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    Is he implying that he has a chance to win? LOL. Where does he think he would get a thousand more delegates?

    Or is he acknowledging that if he got out, not all of his supporters would automatically switch to Santorum? Some would go to Romney and hasten the end of this process. And he can't let that happen.

    Even though Santorum is the only one with a chance to beat Romney now, Santorum doesn't have much of a chance, so what is the point of prolonging this?

    Seriously ... what does Gingrich think he will accomplish by staying in this race, other than continuing the death by a thousand cuts which the GOP is suffering now.
     
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    Ego and money keep Newt in the race.
     
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    Gingrich is a hypocritical dick. I don't know how many times it will take before people realize he is a "do as I say, not as I do" kind of person.
     
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    Two things Gingrich is probably concluded at this point

    1) Romney is going to get the nomination, regardless. If the GOP establishment has to cheat, they'll do it, but that's the result.

    2) Romney will get his ass handed to him by Obama. Because he's the weakest GOP nominee since Alf Landon.

    3) After the election is over, and we are going to need an "also ran" to criticize everything Obama does in his second term, there's Newt, ready to appear on any TV show that will have him. And since he can make his point without calling anyone a slut, a lot of TV shows will happily have him.

    You see, Gingrich has already succeeded beyond his goals in this fight. His goal was to replace "Disgraced Ex-Speaker of the HOuse" with "Serious Presidential Contender" as his epitath. He's done this.
     
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    Exactly how is it bad for a Nomination process to actually take time to pick a winner bad? Or would you rather the Republicans do as the Dems are doing this year and just anoint Someone as the Nominee?
     
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    It's cute watching Santorum fans who earnestly believe their candidate can win the general.
     
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    It's not that it's taking it's time.

    It's that it is trying to shove a pre-determined result onto an electorate that doesn't want to go there.

    Left to their own devices, GOP voters would never nominate Mitt Romney. They pretty thoroughly rejected him in 2008.

    But the party establishment was bent on making him the nominee whether the voters wanted it or not. This has been the most negative and awful campaign I've seen in 32 years of following these things.
     
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    I can't see any reason. It's not like he's going to raise his profile to generate higher speaking fees or get a TV job.....that would be good reasons for Santorum to stay in. It's probably just eggo.
     
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    If Santorum can't get the votes without Newt dropping out, he doesnt deserve them.
     
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    As noted, much of it is ego.

    And he didn’t get into the race to win, he got into the race ‘stop Romney.’ And that seems to be what he’s going to do, even if it means reelecting Obama to do it.

    This makes no sense.

    It’s not ‘wrong’ for a party to allow its sitting president to run for reelection unopposed.
     

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