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Gingrich Banks on Gas Prices, Georgia Win

WSJ -- With the Republican presidential race Saturday transfixed on Michigan, Newt Gingrich appeared Saturday in this San Francisco suburb, in a state that doesn’t hold a primary until June 5.

Low on funds and public support, Mr. Gingrich is betting that he can get yet another shot at the GOP nomination by focusing on a single issue — rising gas prices — rather than on his Republican rivals, whom he did not reference here during a 46-minute speech.

“There will not be any lockdown before we get to California,” Mr. Gingrich said of the race for the GOP nomination, while addressing the California GOP’s spring convention.

The problem: Even with Mr. Gingrich having the West Coast to himself the past few days, he appears to be running short on locales in which to revive his candidacy. He has ceded M


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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 6:58:28 PM

If he's in so much trouble why isn't he in Congress? (Or running for President -- whoops, he is.)
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:53:38 PM

He has been in so much trouble you'd have to be nuts to vote for him.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:44:01 PM

Gosh, who is this Newt guy? He sure sounds like a smart man. How come he's not in Congress?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:01:53 AM

Interesting.
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Gin grouch is dangerous
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This Georgian is voting for Ron Paul!
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GAC1Shirt
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:23:05 PM

Third party puts Oba back in.
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fishnhuntWV
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:13:51 PM

My choices of the 4, 1 Paul 2 romney 3 gingrich 4 santorum, if one of the last 2 make it I'm voting 3rd party
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 9:22:16 PM

I agree tankerCA. Although Newt is a smart man I don't think he will make it as the GOP candidate.

[Edited by: Wanda127 at 2/26/2012 10:22:42 PM EST]
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19sheldon43
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:41:16 PM

If a sitting president can't do anything about the cost of gas, what do you think a presidential candidate can do except flap his gums
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:08:04 PM

More of the "chicken in every pot and car in every garage" type of politics
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:04:11 PM

Elect Gingrich and watch gas prices really go up!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:45:53 PM

Righ on humblepie!
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Anybody but Obozo!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:42:16 PM

wasnt that long ago we had cheaper gas at the pump
and the only change has been in the whitehouse and
having control of the senate and house. people may
do well at least to listen to newt.. he is afterall
alot smarter then obama and at least as honest.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:29:58 PM


What in the Sam Hill is that Ole Boy Smokin'?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:08:27 PM

Gingrich would get the price of gas lower. Obama would rather give money to foreign interests. There is no shortage right now.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:50:56 AM

Politicians will always tell you any lies they think you want to hear to try and get elected.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:14:32 AM

Right on, 123Cowboy!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 9:49:26 AM

Newt, Newt, Newt ...
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 9:43:48 AM

Newt is an idiot. He cannot control the price of gas by increasing the supply.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:41:16 AM

Newt is unelectable.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:57:50 AM

All the articles posted about the rising price of oil have come to the wrong conclusion. Gingrich is the cause of the rising cost of oil.

We'll know when Newt Gingrich's campaign is dying because that's when he'll leave it.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:19:53 AM

Oh my.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:24:56 AM

Gingrich saying he can make gas prices $2/gallon is outright lying and I pity the folks who think he, or anybody, can do anything about the price of oil.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:23:17 AM

Drill drill drill.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:18:54 AM

Newt can get Obama back in for another term...
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:15:42 AM

Newt needs to hang it up and do the sensible thing and support Santorum.

The positive aspect about all the different candidates in the primary is the incumbent has to prepare to generate lies about all of them. Not a hard thing for the current administration to do, but none the less, it is something they have to do.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 6:00:43 AM

Gingrich is out
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 5:49:13 AM

Gingrich rocks!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 5:33:49 AM


Who will win the B.S. Contest? (GOP Presidential Debates)
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 4:13:13 AM

I was in favor of Gingrich to begin with until he made the promise of lowering the gas prices to around $2.25 --- that did him in as it did Bachman in!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:25:17 AM

gas prices will rise more than his ratings....
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:24:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:20:34 AM

Gingrich is TOAST !!!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:14:06 AM

OMG

Nobama 2012
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:12:43 AM

Anybody but Obama!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:08:31 AM


I hope people are smarter than that and understand that he, and all the rest of the repubes are losers.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:42:29 AM

Who's this Gingrich? He really seems to understand. Great post.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:20:27 AM

Gingrich needs to stop wasting his money on this campaign.
Although he's got some unique & creative ideas, his political road is a dead end.

Nevertheless...
---- OMG! ----
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:09:32 AM

Oil companies seem to support GOP candidates, oil prices and profits are record high, Republican campaign donations are at a record high, who is benefiting, and where can blame be assigned.
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