Newt Gingrich: If Trump Wins Big in Florida, They Won’t Be Able to Stop Him

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  1. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    EXCLUSIVE: Newt Gingrich: If Trump Wins Big in Florida, They Won’t Be Able to Stop Him ^ | by Patrick Howley

    “If Trump gets big numbers in Florida, you’re not going to be able to stop him. You’ll just tear the party apart,” he said.

    “If Trump wins Florida by the margin anticipated, then [Sen. Marco] Rubio could stay in just to affect the numbers, but he won’t be a serious candidate anymore,” Gingrich said.

    Gingrich is watching Florida closely, but he’s also looking at Ohio, where his former House Budget chairman John Kasich is looking to get a win to keep himself alive going into the convention, amid pressure from Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

    “If Kasich wins Ohio, he could certainly stay in and be part of a potential negotiating block,” Gingrich said. “But in five Ohio counties, 20 percent of the voters are people who voted in the Democratic primary in the past. That is very, very good for Trump.”

    Gingrich threw cold water all over the idea of a brokered convention, which Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has been plotting. If no candidate gets 50 percent of the delegates on the first ballot, then on the second ballot the pledged delegates can become “un-pledged” and support whomever the party bosses tell them to support.

    “It’s childish nonsense,” Gingrich said. “There are two potential presidential nominees. One is named Donald. One is named Ted. The idea that some clever Washington intellectual or power broker — put quote marks around ‘power broker’— can step into an election in which millions have voted and magically change the trajectory of history? It’s goofy. There’s two players standing.”

    Gingrich speculated that Trump and Cruz might actually form an alliance, similar to how they did in the early days of the campaign, in order to prevent a brokered convention at the last minute.

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  2. Bren

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    I already question whether there is any way to stop Trump and I am already sure Rubio is not a serious candidate.

  3. ModGlock17


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    I agree that they can't stop him, but they can throw a stink bomb.

    Those are the people who don't care about a party if they're not in control of it. Gingrich is not one of them.

    I do have the image of Trump on the podium speaking to the crowd.
    Then Romney stands up and start yelling. His wife sitting to his right looks down at the floor, partially covering her face with her hand, embarrassed.
    Then Trump says, "Get out! Get him out! Go home to Mommy. Go see your Ber niiiiiiieeeee!"
    as he did in many rallies.
    On the other side of the section, the former Speaker stands up ......
    Then it dawn on the organizers, "We should have provide Child care."
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