Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GOP Presidential Candidates Address CPAC [Santorum, Romney, Gingrich]
C-Span ^ | February 10, 2012 | Santorum, Romney, Gingrich

Posted on 02/10/2012 3:56:22 PM PST by thouworm

C-SPAN's coverage of the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continues Friday with speeches by the leading presidential candidates and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

The three top GOP candidates for the Republican nomination -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum -- are taking a break from the campaign trial to address attendees. Rep. Ron Paul was invited to speak but will instead continue campaigning.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Massachusetts; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bobmcdonnell; cpac; georgia; gingrichspeech; massachusetts; mittromney; newtgingrich; pennsylvania; ricksantorum; romneyspeech; ronpaul; santorumspeech; texas; virginia
See all three speeches here: Santorum, Romney, Gingrich---you decide who was best.
1 posted on 02/10/2012 3:56:27 PM PST by thouworm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: thouworm

It took me a minute or two to figure out. If anyone else is as slow as me, just hit the video on the right side under playlist. It’ll start the video.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 4:08:58 PM PST by Apollo5600
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

Gingrich was without a doubt the best. Great response from the audience and ovations. He will bounce back after super tues!


3 posted on 02/10/2012 4:08:58 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Apollo5600

“It took me a minute or two to figure out. If anyone else is as slow as me, just hit the video on the right side under playlist. It’ll start the video.”

ALERT to your post. Sorry for not being more clear. Just so excited to have all three speeches back to back. Thanks.

PS: Mike Huckabee needs to be heard also. I will post a link when I find it.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 4:14:07 PM PST by thouworm (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

I look forward to watching them when I have time. Saw half of santorum’s and agreed with all he said. Love the earnestness and genuineness of him. He would make a great steward of the at ion and would represent us conservatives. Heard newt’s was inspirational.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 4:14:07 PM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

Santorum’s was the best by a mile. Go Santorum. He just might win the straw vote tomorrow after that incredible speech.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 4:18:17 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

Thank you so much for posting this.


7 posted on 02/10/2012 4:22:07 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Western countries are finally learning this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thouworm
After seeing Romney speak, it appears that he is the most conservative candidate........

ROTFLMAO!!!

Photobucket

8 posted on 02/10/2012 4:28:56 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

Newt nailed it !!!

Newt 2012


9 posted on 02/10/2012 4:30:37 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle; napscoordinator

After listening to the three, I was disappointed in Santorum. I wanted much more. He gave the best speech of the entire GOP campaign, IMHO, after his victory in MO and MN. It was presidential and inspired. I was hoping for more of the same at CPAC. It hit many important points, but I was hoping he would capitalize his primary sweep in this national forum with another speech that would grip a national audience viscerally.

His win in Colorado stunned the pundits and the GOP elites. He under-promises and over-delivers. I trust he knows the ropes in Washington and will do the same.

Newt gave a rousing, albeit, policy wonk, speech. Nevertheless, it roused the audience more than any other candidate, and that’s what he needed to do.

Hate to admit it, but Romney was excellent. He must have a good speechwriter.

PS: Listen to Mike Huckabee’s speech. Will post when I find a url.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 4:39:01 PM PST by thouworm (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: katiedidit1

http://www.newt.org/sites/newt.org/files/Courts.pdf

The GOP needs to incorporate Newt’s ideas for judicial reforms into the Republican Platform!


11 posted on 02/10/2012 4:42:35 PM PST by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS

“After seeing Romney speak, it appears that he is the most conservative candidate........”

Well there is that old saying, if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it............Heck the left does it all the time so it just proves..Romney is on the left side ROTFL


12 posted on 02/10/2012 4:49:16 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS
“Severely” conservative....He said the word conservative 25 times in a 26 minute speech.

FOX pointed out the meme so it's been negated.

13 posted on 02/10/2012 5:43:18 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

I saw all three speeches, listened to them, and contemplated not only the words, but the sentiment, the meaning, and the direction each described for the nation. I thought of the challenges dared, and the sacrifices asked, and the dreams imagined.

Two of them stirred me, but on different levels; the other seemed shallow, scripted, a litany of sonorous sound bites and trite platitudes and dog-eared huzzahs.

First, the one that failed: Romney. Mitt, you are as inspirational as a wet rag; as deliberate as a marshmallow; and as credible as an unquantified and untenable exponent. I cannot, in all candor, support you.

Now, for the other two.

Santorum inspired me on an emotional level. He knocked it out of the park when he harkened back to the promise of the Founders, who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. He nailed it when he said this election is the most pivotal of our lifetime, because if we don’t change direction now, posterity will never forgive us.

Newt inspired me intellectually. He dominated the debate in that regard. He presented sound reason, unassailable facts, proven theory, and a well-defined road map to where we need to go to save this country.

A Gingrich/Santorum or Santorum/Gingrich team gives me hope for the future.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 5:50:49 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ought-six
First, the one that failed: Romney. Mitt

This guy generates all the enthusiasm of a September baseball game for a team that's 20 games out of first place.

15 posted on 02/10/2012 5:57:41 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ought-six

I kept hearing Newt’s stump speech woven in Santorum’s speech. He has a problem being original.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 6:04:42 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

“This guy generates all the enthusiasm of a September baseball game for a team that’s 20 games out of first place.”

Yup, and he’ll be just as ignored by the folks nursing their beers and soaking up the rays in the seventh inning, their attention more on the other revelers than on the game. And so it should be.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 6:10:28 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ought-six

Excellent analysis. You have provoked me to listen to the speeches again.

I agree with your overall assessment. Re: Romney, again I agree overall, but to my chagrin, of the three, I thought he gave the best CPAC speech. I don’t believe anything he says is heartfelt, or that he will deliver what he promises were he to become president, but I did think he gave the best speech I have heard from him in this campaign.

Did you hear Santorum’s victory speech? If not, I will give you a link. Perhaps, I am misjudging Santorum’s CPAC speech. I was hoping for more.

Newt needed to re-assert himself into the race, and I thought he definitely accomplished that goal.

The end of Feb debate should be a barn-burner.


18 posted on 02/10/2012 6:58:01 PM PST by thouworm (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

“The end of Feb debate should be a barn-burner.”

Yes, it should be. It comes right before Super Tuesday, so it will be pivotal. Stock up on the popcorn!


19 posted on 02/10/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks thouworm.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 7:24:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Java4Jay

Besides Newt’s love of and, thus, knowledge of America and his oratorical abilities - he outshines them in both his accomplishments and he doesn’t lie about them. I see the names Mitt and Rick and I think LIARS and then add no accomplishments then I think LOSERS! But that doesn’t stop those easily deceived.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 9:19:16 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: thouworm

I agree that what I did hear of his speech was good but delivered in an almost Jimmy Stewart stammer. I wanted more too, though I agreed with his content.

But did you see him on greta? He was so natural, comfortable, joking about trump, smiling, just looking fantastic.

I hope he can pull this off. He could rise to be a really good president. He gets our issues today. We must remove Obama.


22 posted on 02/11/2012 12:39:19 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator
Santorum’s was the best by a mile. Go Santorum. He just might win the straw vote tomorrow after that incredible speech.

Santorum will get ALL the union vote. But will that be enough?
23 posted on 02/11/2012 3:56:33 AM PST by John D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson