Gingrich will try to reset strategy
February 4th, 2012
10:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich will try to reset strategy

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich is expected to emphasize a more positive message Saturday following his second straight loss.

Gingrich has been meeting with his staff in the last two days and is aiming to reset his campaign strategy and message going forward, sources tell CNN.

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The campaign staff and Gingrich also have discussed a path to help them accumulate delegates, signaling they still intend to stay in the primary race until the Republican convention in Tampa.

The discussions among the campaign staff occurred in Las Vegas and spanned Friday and Saturday. Part of the discussions also centered on how Gingrich should change his message.

Gingrich could signal some of his strategy shift in a Las Vegas news conference Saturday evening following his loss in the Nevada caucuses.

In an interview with CNN, Gingrich's daughters discussed some of the efforts to reset the campaign.

"We have been spending some of our time thinking ahead, planning our time," Jackie Cushman said.

Kathy Lubbers added: "We are working towards being in Tampa. This is a fluid race," she said, adding "We are here to stay."

Asked what Gingrich will announce Lubbers would only say "You should stay tuned."

One participant described Gingrich as "fired up" during Friday's meeting.

"I can tell you there's a plan all the way to Tampa," this source said of the strategy sessions. "We're going to play strategically and will have resources ... We are going to win."

As for the new "positive" message, that's quite the pivot from Friday when Gingrich harshly criticized Mitt Romney.

The Daily Beast first reported some details of the campaign shift.


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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Namejkane fl

    What a moonron !!!

    February 5, 2012 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
  2. Marie MD

    What's he going to do now keep his trap shut? Every time he opens it he reminds us of what a gradiose gasbag he thinks he is and how he is part of the same 1% willard is. Must be something to that tuba playing.

    February 5, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. Anonymous

    Newt is running for Moon President now. Didn't any of you see SNL last night?

    February 5, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  4. diridi

    World is watching. This election is all about Rich v/s Middle Class Americans. True, true, true...

    February 5, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  5. Penobscot

    @ Satberry. Everyone outside of the South seems to think Gingrich is a cultist lying, serial adultering, fried food eating lump of political dung. Tell your fat boy to drop out cause the fat lady has already sung. And tell all your boo-hooing evangelical KKKhristians to go repent for following 2000 versions of their man-made false gospel.

    February 5, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  6. Dawn Tarr

    Ok now that Newt has been shamed :) He needs to win a couple. As a Democrat, I have been thoroughly enjoying the Republicans making complete and total asses of themselves for all of the American Public to see, but more importantly they are making it glaringly clear that the right man for the job of POTUS is already in the White House.

    February 5, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
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