Monday, January 30, 2012

Gingrich Maps Out Strategy For Going Broke

Yesterday, Newt Gingrich suggested his game plan is to win the nomination at a brokered convention. From the NYT:

“Romney’s got a very real challenge in trying to get a majority at the convention,” Mr. Gingrich told reporters outside a church in this Tampa suburb.

“This party is not going to nominate somebody who is a pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax-increase liberal,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Look, it’s not going to happen.”

He never used the words “brokered convention,” but he outlined the makings of one.

“We have no evidence yet that Romney anywhere is coming close to getting a majority,” Mr. Gingrich said. “And I think when you take all of the non-Romney votes, it’s very likely that at the convention there will be a non-Romney majority — and maybe a very substantial one — and my job is to convert that into a pro-Gingrich majority.”

He vowed to mount “a straight-out contest for the next four or five months” and said he would go “all the way to the convention.”

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