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Newt offers Romney some good advice ("hes got to be as tough w/ Obama as he was w/ me in FL")
Legal Insurrection ^ | September 23, 2012 | Bryan Jacoutot

Posted on 09/23/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Recently on CNN, Newt Gingrich appeared with Piers Morgan to discuss what Mitt Romney needs to do in order to ensure his campaign’s success.

The advice was pretty simple: Do to Barack Obama what you did to me.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

As someone who was in the Newt camp since before he had even declared his intent to run for President, this advice seems like something Romney should seriously consider.

During the primaries, Romney did not run a “nice guy” campaign strategy, it was brutal. And as a supporter of the candidate who was on the receiving end of this strategy most of the time, it was noticeably effective.

“When he walks in to debate Obama, he’s got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida,” Gingrich said in an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

After all, Gingrich said, Romney “is not in a competition to be likeable.”

At two debates in Florida last January amidst their bitter struggle for the GOP presidential nomination, Romney lit into Gingrich.

The two entered the Florida primary locked up in the polls. But after some heavy stumping – and arguably some debate thumping – Romney emerged on top in the vote count, beating Gingrich by 14 points and claiming the state’s delegate haul.

With Romney trailing Obama in favorability, Gingrich encouraged Romney to play aggressively on the debate stage. The most recent CNN/ORC International Poll of likely voters, conducted earlier this month after the conclusion of both conventions, showed Obama with a 9 point advantage over Romney in their respective favorability ratings.

“He’s in a competition to be capable,” Gingrich said. “We need somebody who can turn America around. We need him to convince us that a Romney recovery is better than an Obama stagnation. Unless he can do that, I don’t care how much effort they spend trying to make him likeable – it won’t work.

Newt is right. Romney must show America that he is a vastly more capable President than Barack Obama.

He’ll get his first chance to do just that on October 3, when the two will debate in Denver about Domestic policy issues. If Romney can turn in a couple of performances like his final Florida primary debate, November 6th will be a good day for America.


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; newt; obama; romney
Good idea.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 11:15:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see how pro-Obama the questioners are this time around. I hope that if they are, Romney can call them on it very early on during the debate like Newt did.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. Mean and underhanded, however, would be a better description, since Romney doesn’t have Gingrich’s smarts and could not be “tough” on him in that sense. Fortunately, Obama is such a dunce that even Romney comes out looking like an intellectual giant.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT by livius
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Hear-Hear... If he would blast BO the same way he’ll win... good post 2nd Div ..................’When he walks in to debate Obama, he’s got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida,” Gingrich said in an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight...’


4 posted on 09/23/2012 12:05:51 PM PDT by virgil283 (telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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But Newt, Mitt likes Obama. He despises you.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by DManA
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They had better do something.

I asked my grandfather (who is a very wise man) today if he thought Romney could win.

He said, 'No. It's over'

He predicted the out come of the 2008 election.

His reply left me with a sick feeling.

6 posted on 09/23/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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“He’s in a competition to be capable,” Gingrich said. “We need somebody who can turn America around. We need him to convince us that a Romney recovery is better than an Obama stagnation. Unless he can do that, I don’t care how much effort they spend trying to make him likeable – it won’t work.

Newt is right. Romney must show America that he is a vastly more capable President than Barack Obama.
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Newt is right and it’s very good advice. I hope Willard is listening.

Go Newt!


7 posted on 09/23/2012 5:40:28 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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