Romney Congratulates Gingrich, But Says Gingrich Shouldn't Be Nominee

Even as he congratulates Newt Gingrich on his victory in the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney is telling supporters that Gingrich isn't the one to lead the Republicans to victory in November.

He says Republicans can't win with a candidate who has never run a business and has never run a state. Without singling out Gingrich by name, Romney again criticized Republican opponents who he said had joined Democrats in attacking the free enterprise system. Gingrich had been among those raising questions about Romney's tenure as head of a venture capital firm.

Romney devoted most of his other remarks to an attack on President Barack Obama, repeating his charge that Obama wants to "fundamentally transform" America, while Romney wants to restore it to its founding principles. He promised to repeal Obama's health care overhaul, balance the budget and reduce the size of government.

Romney vowed to "keep fighting for every vote" in the weeks and months ahead. He's already looking ahead to the next primary in Florida, a state that he says has "suffered terribly" under what he calls the "failed policies" of Obama.

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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:50 PM
    I just wish Chris Christie or Herman Cain would still run. Right now, I'm for Ron Paul if he is still in, but the last person that should be in the white house after 2012 is that scumbag who lied his way into office.
  • by ace Location: j ville on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    I am a Republician but if Gingrich is the best the party can do I will have to vote Democtat. At least we have a President with morals.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jan 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM
    Obama will never win the 2012 election without ACORN! Obama would never have been elected President. If was not for his friends at ACORN , and thier voter fraud scams. Barack Obama working with ACORN as a "community organizer" and legal representative. ACORN's political action committee has warmly endorsed his presidential candidacy back in 2008. Let's take a closer look at the ACORN Obama knows. Last July, ACORN settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State. Seven '7' ACORN workers had submitted nearly 2,000 bogus voter registration forms. According to case records, they flipped through phone books for names to use on the forms, including "Leon Spinks," "Frekkie Magoal" and "Fruto Boy Crispila." Three '3' ACORN election hoaxers pleaded guilty in October. A King County prosecutor called ACORN's criminal sabotage "an act of vandalism upon the voter rolls." The group's vandalism on electoral integrity is systemic. ACORN has been implicated in similar voter fraud schemes in Missouri, Ohio and at least 12 other states. The Wall Street Journal noted: "In Ohio in 2004, a worker for one affiliate was given crack cocaine in exchange for fraudulent registrations that included underage voters, dead voters and pillars of the community named Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey. During a congressional hearing in Ohio in the aftermath of the 2008 election, officials from several counties in the state explained ACORN's practice of dumping thousands of registration forms in their lap on the submission deadlines, even though the forms had been collected months earlier.
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      by and... on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:41 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      I was not going to vote this year but wolf / snake man's tinfoil garbage is so bad I decided to vote just to cancel your vote out so it won't matter. 4 more years of hopey changey- Too bad you can't use all of your names to vote with . Now go find some matching secret underwear for your tinfoil hat. Fool me once, Wont get fooled again.
  • by Party of Clowns on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:28 PM
    Both these guys(Newt/Romney) are losers, The GOP better bring out their Super Generic Candidate: Bugs Bunny!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM
    I would vote for Romney over Obama. He has experience in the Public Sector as Governor managing a state and in the private sector as CEO of a business.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:48 AM in reply to
      He is also a crook and represents the 1 percent. I bet you $10,000.00 he lose this election.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:26 PM in reply to
      Ha Ha Ha, better ask those people he shafted with Bain Capital what they think of Romney. He created jobs alright...but they are overseas, along with his Cayman bank accounts.
  • by Homer Location: Bath on Jan 22, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    Black Democrats do not own Stock thats why they hate. The investor Stock owning White Republicans. Black Obama Democrats gamble on the State lottery tickets? To lose their money LOL
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:48 AM in reply to Homer
      Another racist.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:30 AM in reply to Homer
      what do you expect from someone named Homer?
  • by Drew Location: NC on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM
    Obama won't get the White vote this time maybe some white college moron kids. He lost the Catholic's , Jewish , Hispanic's , ect. Yes he will get about 90% of the Black vote. About 10% of the educated Blacks will vote Republican.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:49 AM in reply to Drew
  • by hnic on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    If the economy keeps improving, it's gonna be four more years. Look out during his second term!
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      by Norma on Jan 22, 2012 at 07:05 PM in reply to hnic
      Nice spin try. You can not even sell your home for a profit today. The price of everything you buy is going up inflation. hinc you are just another Obama Zombie. Vote only on skin color again in 2012
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      by Marcus on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:22 PM in reply to hnic
      To - hnic on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:26 PM. How is your IRA or 401K plan doing in the last '3' years? Thats if you have one?. Come on give us the spin you made $$$$ money you are such a great investor!
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        by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:51 AM in reply to Marcus
        It was doing great until you Repugs/teafarters screwed around with the Debt Ceiling and caused the credit rating downgrade...or have you forgotten that also?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 23, 2012 at 04:59 AM in reply to
          So you are saying Christopher Dodd and Barney Franks are republicans? Can you tell us when they changed party? I mean, you wouldn't lie to us here would you?
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          by and... on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to
          the new gOp motto- Just say no to blondes-
  • by 40some on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:10 PM
    Of course he shouldn't, he doesn't have hair like John Edwards.
  • by RON on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:28 AM
    I surely don't want Mitt in the White house, and would for sure chose Newt over him. I don't can who he slept with or Clinton, it's his private life and I could care less. But Ron Paul is the man to focus on, he has a common sense about him that the others don't. They are overly rich,smug, elitist. They THINK they are all that and bag of chips. But Ron is grounded and has CLEAR ideas about what he thinks is best. Where the other two say what they think you want to hear. Ron Paul! Ron Paul!
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      by Better do your research on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to RON
      Rep. Ron Paul kicked off his third run for president but not without inciting controversy. Shortly after calling for abolishing FEMA, the latest Republican presidential candidate told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he would not have voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the landmark piece of legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to Better do your research
        Paul sounds like another in the closet Racist.
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        by 40some on Jan 22, 2012 at 03:01 PM in reply to Better do your research
        Because he see PARTS of the civil rights act as unconstitutional. Takes away rights from some and gives to others.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 04:05 PM in reply to 40some
          Exactly what parts 40some? What parts do you think are unfair?
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          by and... on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to 40some
          pull back the curtain and his real colors show.
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