Skip to comments.Thomas Sowell: Romney's Got the Money, But Newt's Got the Vision
Posted on 03/21/2012 6:08:38 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
Mitt Romney has won the Illinois primary. But, the turnout of voters was dismally low. Given an incumbent Democratic president with an abysmal record, why aren't Republicans turning out in droves to vote in primary states for the man who many say is the "inevitable" nominee?
Conservative economist Thomas Sowell, author of Intellectuals and Society, recently challenged the notion that Mitt Romney is the inevitable Republican nominee, and, in doing so, the many pundits who have essentially told Newt Gingrich to drop out of the race for the good of the Republican party.
Dr. Sowell, a Harvard graduate and current senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, writes, It is truer in this election than in most that it takes a candidate to beat a candidate. And that candidate has to offer both himself and his vision. Massive ad campaigns against rivals is not a vision.
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I agree 100% with the headline.
IBSRM (In Before Saint Ricky’s Ministrants.)
->> national treasure.
If Newt supporters would argue for their candidate in an intelligent manner like Dr. Sowell they might even help Newt instead of turning people off him.
If that’s their goal that is, to actually help Newt. I guess if Romney’s really their guy it’s better to beat up on Rick and turn people off Newt, two birds with one stone.
If Romney does what many of us expect, it will almost be worse than if Zer0 was re-elected.....ALMOST..
The only thing that I can say is that a Romney POTUS MUST be accompanied with a veto-proof Congress, so that if Romney goes completely off the conservative rails, the Congress can act on their own....
...well, I can wish can't I?
Doctor Sowell? Why not Doctor Gingrich, Doctor Coulter? I know and you know why!
Many of us try to say why we do support Newt over Rick then we are attacked non stop by this know it all attitude from Rick Santorum supporters so please be fair. Check members posts to see who it is that attacks vs. tolerates speech and respects the differences of ideas in how some do want our government to be run. (I have a list of Santorum bashers that I do not reply to)
I’m a NEWT supporter and have no use for Mitt. Your accusations are getting old. Santorum is where he is thanks to Mitt’s lies about NEWT. Santorum never would have survived the attacks by Mitt,MSM, Fox and many so-called conservative talk show hosts that Newt has. If you think Santo will beat Obama you are day dreaming.Go NEWT.By the way it’s all in the LORD’S hands.
Thank you for that. I could still support Newt if that's how it goes. But I believe with all my heart that Romney is McCain all over again. Like his speech the other night that "Obama's not a bad man". I think that's almost exactly what McCain said.
Romney is the one who should drop out
One of my friends who lives in Louisiana, told me Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are running negative ads on Newt. Rick is hammering Newt with dishonest ads. Makes me so mad. You are right about what you have shared.
On that we agree.
Kenny, I agree with you. We are going to be in trouble with Mitt. I like Rick as a dad, I just know the media will abuse him as where I think Newt can argue with them with his visions as Dr. Sowell says. I am going with Newt until he decides to leave and praying a miracle comes. We need a fighter to help save our country. Once that's gone, I don't know what to do.
Kenny we have tried to get into a discussion on the good of both Newt and Santorum. And how can Mittens be stopped.
But the Bashers on both sides have a bone in their teeth and wont come up for air.
So they battle day after day with the same old stories and meanwhile mittens keeps getting closer to 1144.
Christie, Santorum always denies that he goes negative on NEWT. I remember when a question was asked in one of the early dabates who the candidates admired? Santorum answered Newt because he taught me how to be a conservative. We’ve come a long way baby LOL. Praying for NEWT.
Agree with everything you said. I haven't really attacked Newt but I'm personally going to make a real effort to only say good things about both Newt or Rick. I can really support either one, just can't stomach Romney.
The only positive is Socialist R Mitty will get caught with his hand in the cookie jar unlike the Socialist D we currently have thieving from us at record pace!
Thomas Sowell is one of the greats that have endorsed Newt. The true conservatives and the brilliant are with the Speaker.
The rest of the unwashed go "glurp glurp".
Romney has really pulled a fast one on the nation. They will get what that voted for...an empty suit with no real ideas and not real vision except that he feels he is due the presidency. Jeb Bush endorsed him today...(as Gomer would say) SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Did anyone expect the Bush family of RINO’s to do anything else?
Our nation is in real trouble. Can America's eyes be opened before it is too late? Probably not, to our dismay.
Unfortunately, Americans hate “vision” and will not tolerate a visionary.
What Americans want is a vanilla personality with a glib tongue, oily hair, and a TV host personality - preferably one with no ideas at all, who won’t “rock the boat.”
Wow, in two sentences you captured the state of the current American culture. It’s a cynical view, but it finally explains to me perfectly the failure of Newt Gingrich, as the only one of the 4 who remain with a vision for the future. The two leaders now are perfectly milquetoast, and clones of each other, so much that I wonder what it is that’s preferable among so many members here in Saint Ricky the big gummint boy.
One thing to remember is the creme de la creme are supporting Newt. We are in good company.
Have always admired Sowell...he needs his own radio show:)
America is broke and the man that would turn things around is Newt; thoughts of anyone else are so discouraging.
That would be Romney or Santorum that Americans have foolishly voted for....at least those who even voted.
I'm close to a broken heart that Americans cannot discern our times nor the urgency....they are clearly willingly deceived by the ads Romneys running, the Media who are protecting Obamas Presidency ,which included their "lifting" Santorum up... in order to take out the very individual who can and would take Obama and this administration down..and that's Newt.....it really is heartbreaking for.. with folks supporting either Santorum or Romney they have taken the bait set to pull them in on the wrong side.
Nobody says it like Sowell!
Sometimes caution can be carried to the point where it is dangerous. When the Super Bowl is on the line, you don't go with the quarterback who is least likely to throw an interception. You go with the one most likely to throw a touchdown pass.
GO GO GO NEWT!!!
Agree - Heart and Sowell!
The biggest fighting issue for Republicans is ObamaCare. Can the author of RomneyCare as governor of Massachusetts make that an effective issue by splitting hairs over state versus federal mandates?
He contends that Gov. Romney has not extricated himself from the cloud of controversy surrounding RomneyCare, and that whatever funding he has will not be able to undo this.
Mitt Romney does not generally exhibit ease with the more non-economic, heart of the nation, national issues, a factor that likely affects his inability to convey a vision for the country that goes beyond what a CEO of a company might put forward. As Thomas Sowell recently told Fox Business News Neil Cavuto,
Im not at all impressed with how successful Romney has been in private industry. Hes not running for a job in private industry.
Revolutions have a tendency to eat their leaders. Truly put into perspective what Speaker Gingrich accomplished and there is no other candidate who deserves support.
People complain about the lack of leadership in politics yet overlook this great man. It’s America that’s unworthy of Speaker Gingrich presidency, not the other way around. This is a time for transformation and need for visionaries.
As an aside, don’t ever doubt for a second Rush Limbaugh’s place as part of the Establishment. Think about the timing of his pseudo-endorsement of Santorum via his brother as a surrogate. That did more to stop Speaker Gingrich’s momentum coming off the South Carolina victory. Most rank and file Conservatives think the Sun shines out of Limbaugh’s ass. I can only say, “Et tu, Rush?”.
And so do I!
You got that right! I stopped listening to Rush after Bloody Thursday. I was absolutely shocked how he outright lied about the "tape of Newt" not being taken out of context. I viewed the entire youtube of what he referenced. I was livid how Rush just knowingly lied.
I am much happier not listening to that FAKE conservative. I was a fan for over 20 years. Rush has nothing new to teach me. For Rush it's ONLY about the money.
I stand with Dr. Sowell.
You are right on in regards to Rush. I noticed that too and stopped listening to him.
Love your “Heart and Sowell” post. At this point I am praying Newt will win 3 more states so he will have bartering power at the convention
Thanks, sweet you, for all you do.
I’m sure Newt’s grateful for you, too!