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Newt Gingrich Republican Debate Highlights Feb. 22, 2012
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Posted on 02/23/2012 4:21:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Newt Gingrich Republican Debate Highlights Feb. 22, 2012

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1 posted on 02/23/2012 4:21:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WEll, I still wish Newt could be the nominee.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 4:27:37 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Berlin_Freeper

U.S. Republican presidential candidate former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich points before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Mesa, Arizona, February 22, 2012.
3 posted on 02/23/2012 4:27:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I liked the question where the monitor said....I know, that’s a hard one and Newt said...No, not really...


4 posted on 02/23/2012 4:27:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I watched the debate and newt was the only statesman on that stage. abc is heralding mitt as the comeback kid so you know that liberal fag lost bigtime.

LLS

5 posted on 02/23/2012 4:32:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Vote: [Paul aside] Who won the AZ Debate? (middle of page)
6 posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was applauding when he brought up the subject of Obama and the Born Alive Act, saying Hussein is a proponent of infanticide. Wonder how much play that clip will get on the MSM? Oh, yeah; I know... none.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 4:42:38 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Dudoight

Dudoight: “I still wish Newt could be the nominee.”

You and me both, FRiend. Santorum is good, but Newt is better.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 4:53:35 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Re: Who Won.

The morning after points, of course, to Gingrich as the winner and Romney holding his own. Santorum seems to be the overall loser for failing to make many points.

CNN’s King remarked that their debate last evening could very well have been the last televised debate of the GOP primary season. If that is true, Newtiebots need to see their candidate at the top of the heap by the end of today’s various polls. Otherwise, Gingrich may not have another chance to make a ‘national’ impression. Gingrich needs at least one major win before SuperTuesday. If that doesn’t happen, he becomes the hucka-hanger-on by staying in the race.

The race was tightening in Michigan, and the debate may have helped Romney squeak out must-win there.

Paul is always scary on foreign affairs.

All in all, I don’t see any real changes as a result of the debate. Santorum showed vunerabilities, but, being the frontrunner, it was his turn to be the object of the bull’s eye. Even so, unless Gingrich springs to the top of the heap [and I don’t see that happening], Santorum is still the not-Romney alternative.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 4:58:40 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What I am hearing recounted on FOX and NBC this morning indicates they watched an entirely different debate than I did. The media narrative is: Romney won, Rick “missed the mark;” Newt didn't say much; and, Paul made relevant comments which pointed out Rick's deficiencies as a conservative.

What I saw was: Romney came across as his usual mendacious, faux conservative self w/an extra measure of meanness thrown in for good measure. Rick had a good debate and certainly didn't lose any ground to Romney. Newt had a very good night and was the only one who was effective at turning the “trick questions” back against the media and Obama. Ron Paul was his usual loony self w/a more concerted and coordinated effort to “tagteam” w/Mitt to “score points” on Rick.

That's my story and I'm stickin’ to it! (smile)

10 posted on 02/23/2012 5:05:46 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I watched the debate and I do not buy the media conclusion about those who performed the best.

Again, the star of the show was the moderator who intentionally stirred attacks against candidates with “flame questions” such as the “fake” question to Ron Paul.

For the most part, Santorum did as well as anyone for the major part of the debate EXCEPT for the omnibus bill questions.

Gingrich did well on every question and was not touched at all by anyone.

Romney answered his questions well EXCEPT that the Romneycare questions really get him visibly flustered. There is a huge dishonesty about the man regarding conservatism, and every time he pretends it I see his actual past rather than his rewritten past. The most telling dishonesty was signaled by Gingrich’s “are you kidding” look at Romney and then Gingrich reemphasizing his point about Romney’s deceit by quoting an article written on the issue.

Paul always seems hesitant every time he answers anything. It might just be a voice quirk. I also sense a basic dishonesty about his responses such as getting troops off the Pakistan border and putting them on the US border.

Gingrich was the best.

Santorum has to better explain why an omnibus bill with some evil mixed with some good and a lot of average in it must be supported. There needs to be a clincher argument on that one, and not just a passable answer.

Romney is an unrepentant liar, but a good one.

Paul’s quavering voice hides something wrong, but I’m not sure if it’s a touch of uncertainty about his positions or a touch of instability.

But, I saw no knockout blows yesterday at all.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 5:17:24 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Newt is a “Statesman” with solutions, the others fall short.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 5:23:56 AM PST by gitmogrunt
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To: xzins

Excellent analysis in #11.

We need Santorum to win in Michigan, otherwise it’s over for Rick and Newt. It could very well be conservatism’s Waterloo.

If Rick wins, Romney’s donations dry up, and we have a level playing field. Hopefully Michigan viewers picked up on Romney’s phoniness.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 5:24:17 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: TomGuy
....CNN’s King remarked that their debate last evening could very well have been the last televised debate of the GOP primary season. If that is true, Newtiebots need to see their candidate at the top of the heap by the end of today’s various polls. Otherwise, Gingrich may not have another chance to make a ‘national’ impression. Gingrich needs at least one major win before SuperTuesday. If that doesn’t happen, he becomes the hucka-hanger-on by staying in the race.....

Oregon has a debate on the schedule. Do Mitt and Rick want their schoolyard fight (and Newt's statesmanship) the last thing they remember???

Then too, people in GA and TN (and I dare say a few others) will be nodding and thinking, "It's obvious why Mitt and Rick backed out of our state's long scheduled debate. Newt outshines them all w/o breaking a sweat."

I don't think this was the "last" debate.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 5:28:21 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Last night, Newt PUBLICLY ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF SUPPORTING INFANTICIDE!

And this accusation hasn’t merited a headline, or even discussion.

We are in deep, deep trouble as a nation.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 5:32:34 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: xzins

that’s exactly how I saw the debate.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 5:37:08 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

bump


17 posted on 02/23/2012 5:41:06 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I don't think this was the "last" debate.

I remember from 2008 that some Hispanic group or media tried to have a GOP debate, but none of the candidates showed up. So, the debate group had pix/video of empty podiums with the various candidates' names.

The GOP have already had 20 debates. The ratings/viewership remains about 5.5 million [abt 7.5 million was the most for one of network debates]. Most of those viewers and the same news junkies.

The debates are adding little to the discourse, now. They are becoming the same-ole.
18 posted on 02/23/2012 5:54:28 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When he stays “on message” so to speak, he is the wise old owl and is exactly what we need.
I think the main reason people are not falling over themselves to vote for him has to do with the perception that he is easily distracted.
That was my main reluctance initially.
But we live in very troubliing times.
I am still concerned but I got over that tendency when I realized its a choice between someone who appears to be in league with the devil or a flawed human being.
There is no question that Gingrich is 10,000 times better for America than an Obama-nation.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 6:05:53 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: CitizenUSA

The real thing is ALWAYS better than the understudy!

ALWAYS!


20 posted on 02/23/2012 6:19:21 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

Newt IS the real thing. Romney just looked doubly mean last night. I would not want someone with THAT nasty personality running the WH.

Santorum with those clenching teeth and head shakes, just always looked irritated and lawyerlike.

Paul is like the guest you’d just wish would leave.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 6:26:36 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: TomGuy
The morning after points, of course, to Gingrich as the winner and Romney holding his own. Santorum seems to be the overall loser for failing to make many points.

Just listened to Fox coverage on the way to work (XM radio). Had 3 or 4 minute discussion and Newt's name not mentioned, not once. Earlier on F&F, they had a similar discussion and all they could do was gush over Romney's performance and how the audience was with him (yeah, I know, Mormons heavily populate the PHX area). Newt was ignored in the conversation - Fox must have a standing order to not mention him unless he stumbles and says something stupid or inappropriate.

I may just change the truck radio channel to CNN or Bloomberg or listen to Laura.

22 posted on 02/23/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Better said...out of the park! He’s baaaaaaack!!!


23 posted on 02/23/2012 6:47:32 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; TomGuy

True Oregon has a debate scheduled on Mar. 19 and that will be after 44% of the delegates have been chosen. I’m not sure it will be or have a national showing based upon the sponsors.

Sponsor: Oregon Public Broadcasting, NPR, PBS, The Washington Times and the Oregon Republican Party


24 posted on 02/23/2012 6:49:11 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Leep
I think the main reason people are not falling over themselves to vote for him has to do with the perception that he is easily distracted.
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The distraction issue has been raised a number of times. What people fail to understand is that many believe that you should only focus on a single issue at a time. Newt is a multitasker. His mind can handle the overload and remain functional. Other minds will just crash like your computer at times. Some can not handle this approach and therefore claim he is scatterbrained because their own mind can't keep up with the man. This is why he is hated in the Beltway Republican crowd. He makes the lamebrains feel inferior. If you are going to get this country out of this mess, you will need to juggle dozens of issues simultaneously.
25 posted on 02/23/2012 6:52:36 AM PST by iontheball
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To: CedarDave
Just listened to Fox coverage on the way to work (XM radio). Had 3 or 4 minute discussion and Newt's name not mentioned, not once. Earlier on F&F, they had a similar discussion and all they could do was gush over Romney's performance and how the audience was with him (yeah, I know, Mormons heavily populate the PHX area). Newt was ignored in the conversation - Fox must have a standing order to not mention him unless he stumbles and says something stupid or inappropriate.

Yes, not even a mention of Newt. He made many outstanding statements and won the debate. Hopefully Americans see through all of this. . . We'll see. . I don't know. . .

26 posted on 02/23/2012 7:25:16 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: iontheball

I believe Newt’s characteristics may indicate ADHD with a touch of Asperger’s Syndrome. Such characteristics make him superior in multitasking and not concerned about how people react to him. This is just my humble opinion.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 11:35:49 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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