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Thomas Sowell: Romney's Got the Money, But Newt's Got the Vision
Breitbart.com ^ | 3/21/2012 | Dr. Susan Berry

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; newt2012; romney; sowell; susanberry; thomassowell
It's so heartening to know that the brilliant Thomas Sowell is a Newt supporter!
1 posted on 03/21/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: berdie

later


2 posted on 03/21/2012 6:10:01 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I agree 100% with the headline.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 6:10:34 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

IBSRM (In Before Saint Ricky’s Ministrants.)


4 posted on 03/21/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Dr. Sowell says everything that I do believe in. He puts everything into perspective. I love him. Too bad, Rush would not let him come back and host his program for a day. Really miss those days of Dr. Sowell speaking to us. What a naional treasure. Go, Newt (prayers for you)
5 posted on 03/21/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

->> national treasure.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
This election is not going to be good.

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?

8 posted on 03/21/2012 6:35:31 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Kenny
Dr. Sowell

Doctor Sowell? Why not Doctor Gingrich, Doctor Coulter? I know and you know why!

9 posted on 03/21/2012 6:36:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kenny

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)


10 posted on 03/21/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

11 posted on 03/21/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Kenny

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.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: Christie at the beach
I have a list of Santorum bashers that I do not reply to

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

13 posted on 03/21/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: nurse-rn

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.


14 posted on 03/21/2012 6:51:21 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: nurse-rn
By the way it’s all in the LORD’S hands.

On that we agree.

15 posted on 03/21/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny
-> Romney is the one who should drop out

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.

16 posted on 03/21/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Kenny

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.


17 posted on 03/21/2012 7:01:01 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: Christie at the beach

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.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 7:03:21 PM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: Bailee
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.

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.

19 posted on 03/21/2012 7:10:21 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
May as well stay home if Romney gets the nomination and no third party candidate runs. Praying for Rick Santorum. Hoping for a third party candidate if that doesn't pan out.
20 posted on 03/21/2012 7:29:20 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

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!


21 posted on 03/21/2012 7:29:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Thomas Sowell is one of the greats that have endorsed Newt. The true conservatives and the brilliant are with the Speaker.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 7:40:10 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
LOL

The rest of the unwashed go "glurp glurp".

23 posted on 03/21/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: katiedidit1; Marguerite; Gator113; onyx; b9; sodpoodle
NEWT!

24 posted on 03/21/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
Great article! Thomas Sowell is indeed a national treasure! I shared the article with all I know. I check RealClerkPolitics almost daily. Mr. Newt is up from 13 to 15 today. I am not sure what that means in that most of the polls are all over the place.

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.

25 posted on 03/21/2012 7:48:07 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

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.”


26 posted on 03/21/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

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.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bobbisox

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.


28 posted on 03/21/2012 9:25:15 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Jack Hammer
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.”

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.

29 posted on 03/21/2012 11:05:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: katiedidit1
Thanks for the ping.

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!!!

30 posted on 03/21/2012 11:10:35 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: katiedidit1
One thing to remember is the creme de la creme are supporting Newt. We are in good company.

Agree - Heart and Sowell!

31 posted on 03/21/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
“The question is not which Republican looks better against Barack Obama in the polls today, before the general election campaign begins. The question is which Republican can take the fight to Barack Obama…” Dr. Sowell writes.

“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,

“I’m not at all impressed with how successful Romney has been in private industry. He’s not running for a job in private industry.”

32 posted on 03/22/2012 12:26:59 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto; All

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?”.


33 posted on 03/22/2012 4:08:02 AM PDT by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: svcw

And so do I!


34 posted on 03/22/2012 6:01:47 AM PDT 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: j.argese
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?”.,

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.

35 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: j.argese

You are right on in regards to Rush. I noticed that too and stopped listening to him.


36 posted on 03/22/2012 9:34:51 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: b9

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


37 posted on 03/22/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Thanks, sweet you, for all you do.
I’m sure Newt’s grateful for you, too!


38 posted on 03/22/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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