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Newt's Honorable Option
Townhall.com ^ | 2-19-12 | McCullough

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:36:10 PM PST by VinL

Just after the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich--or his minions--put considerable public pressure upon Rick Santorum to stand down, to get out, to leave the race.

Santorum's response was simple. If he began to come in last in any series of races, he would do so. Santorum went on to explain that he had won as many states as Newt had at that point, so there was no need to go anywhere.

That was five states, 3 Santorum victories, and several instances of bottoming out by the Gingrich campaign ago.

The Gingrich people will not like what I have to say next, but it is resolutely true, and there is no argument against it, so here goes...

"If Newt Gingrich believes Mitt Romney is a worse choice for nominee than a real conservative would be, then he must leave the race now. Staying in the race until Super Tuesday hurts the conservative cause, aids Romney, and ultimately will re-elect Barack Obama."

There, it is said. It had to be. It is all true.

This week Billionaire Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intentions to continue to sink money into the Gingrich SuperPAC "Winning Our Future." This newest round of $10,000,000 would roughly match the $11,000,000 that allowed Gingrich his one state win in South Carolina. But even that is money poorly spent.

Gingrich had the chance to build on his win, but was unable to capitalize in Florida, and his absolute stubbornness in refusing to organize for the three state caucus strike-out that catapulted Santorum to front-runner status demonstrated some old inclinations about the former speaker that had been voiced by many former colleagues. Newt is flagging in polls nationally, ranking behind Ron Paul at times, and does not show a path to victory even if he were to break through on Super Tuesday using massive SuperPAC money to land somewhat mediocre media presence. (After all $10,000,000 across seven states won't even begin to touch a fourth of the penetration rate he had with $11,000,000 in South Carolina.)

Debates are now being universally panned, and the free media will not add up to give Newt new opportunities to "un-re-define" himself from himself.

I asked a few columns back if Gingrich was Churchill, for 2012, the answer seems to be "no!"

But that doesn't render him insignificant.

If Gingrich were to leave, and especially if he were to endorse Santorum, Mitt Romney's campaign would truly be on the death's door. Romney is trailing in Michigan, where he couldn't seem to connect with voters even before Santorum's sweep, and according to Rasmussen--the most accurate pollster in the past six cycles--he trails Santorum by 12 nationally, and by nearly 20 in the swing state of Ohio. Despite what her "right-to-be-wrongness" Ann Coulter says about Mitt's inevitability, Republicans--if they are smart--should always elect the man for nomination who wins Ohio. Because in the general election, it is the best indicator of who will be President.

Santorum has thicker skin than Newt and Mitt combined, and next to Newt, he's the best debater left in the bunch. But most importantly he is the sharpest contrast to Obama--in nearly every imaginable category.

Newt is steadily polling at 14% in the polls. Santorum has exploded in Michigan and Ohio, is nearly within the margin of error to Romney in Arizona, and almost the same within Gingrich in Georgia. Meanwhile in some states Gingrich finishes last, Santorum never does. But if you add 2/3's of Newt's total to Santorum's, Rick Rollin' would become the new GOP past time.

If Gingrich is a man of principal, he will allow the consolidation and much-more-baggage-free candidacy of Rick Santorum to zoom into an even further all-out lead nationally. If Gingrich stays in, it is obvious his feelings about Romney's danger and likely losing proposition as nominee will come true. And the former speaker would have only himself to blame.

If Romney is the nominee, Obama will be President for a second term. (His inability to take Obama on--on his biggest weaknesses, the target of his faith's racially questionable history and the twisted way the mainstream media will exploit that, his inability to not say things from an entirely silver spoon perspective, and his lack of distinction from Obama on many social issues--like subsidizing abortion, and creating "gay" marriage.)

The GOP's job at the moment is to pick the best candidate they can to beat Obama, and the one who is most-different-than him presents the best possibility.

Especially if that candidate wins Ohio.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; newt4romney; newt4tiffanys; santorum4romney; stepasidenewt; toast
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To: Marguerite

I believe you are purposely taking his statement out of context. Nobody cares what you do in your bedroom. What he is talking about is that people wish to have whatever immoral thing they are doing be accepted by society. That we must accept as okay homosexuality, cheating, abortion, etc.

You can live your life anyway you want, but we, as a society shouldn’t have to accept and embrace it.


51 posted on 02/19/2012 4:39:34 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: CainConservative

“If Gingrich were to leave, and especially if he were to endorse Santorum, Mitt Romney’s campaign would truly be on the death’s door.”

Bingo!

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Wrong, my friend. Absolutely, totally wrong. With Newt out, they will go “scorched earth” on Rick; they will intimidate his money people, and/or try to buy him off.

As long as Newt is around, they can’t do that. And that’s why they are desperately trying to get him out.


52 posted on 02/19/2012 4:40:49 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

“Where’s the whining, my friend?”

Read the thread you started....If you aren’t whining then you’re about the only Newt supporter who isn’t.

Maybe people are voting for Santorum because they support him, or think he’s the only one they can support? Call me crazy, but that just might be the case.

Maybe people aren’t voting for Newt because they like someone else?

Whining and conspiracy theories.


53 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:06 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: JimWayne

So I looked at your ‘in forum’ and you keep insisting Santorum has no economic plan and is a ‘fiscal socialist’.
What evidence do you have for this slur?


54 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:39 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: VinL

“That’s all- no negative comment towards Rick or his genuine supporters. I wish him luck.”

Hi, VinL.

Personally, I think Rick has had more than his fair share of “luck”, as he was the beneficiary of Romney’s smear machine assaults in Iowa and Florida, and the fact that no one (whether deservedly or not), took him seriously.

If he’s going to win, he’ll have to do it on his own merits and ideas, as will Newt.

Romney, of course, thinks he can do it on the basis of his money, and the help of the GOP-E, and the Media—until the general, that is.

Only Newt seems to be willing to run on the basis of his own ideas and efforts.


55 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:38 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

you think newt can beat obama?....we would get blown off the map..1964 all over again...we would lose women by 20 points


56 posted on 02/19/2012 4:43:00 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: conservativejoy

BUMP.

Santorum is a very lucky beneficiary opportunist.


57 posted on 02/19/2012 4:43:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: RFEngineer

“Why doesn’t Newt have the votes, if he’s so good?”

You tell me, your not an enthusiastic Santorum supporter (only by default you say) but the only thing you have against Newt is his apparent whining?

I’ve seen several of his campaign speeches, several of his interviews and not a few of his extended speeches and lectures at various group meetings and I don’t see this ‘whining’.

You have nothing to argue against the ‘smartest guy in the room’ or ‘best debater’ labels so they must be true at least in your eyes.

It’s clear his ideas are well thought out and not just talking points just look at his solutions page on his website. He has a 54 page paper on getting the judicial under control alone.

He tells us what he intends to do day one and if history is any lesson looking at his accomplishments on his first DAY as Speaker, then we have much to look forward to.

Just a taste:
It’s billed as the longest first day in the history of the house (til 2:00am the next morning).
- Led passage of nine reforms (they said he couldn’t/wouldn’t get any but he got all nine)
- Eliminated three committees.
- Eliminated twenty five subcommittees.
- Eliminated more than six hundred congressional jobs called LSOs and he didn’t pick and choose which ones, he eliminated ALL of them. A savings to the tax payers of nearly 35 million dollars.

To add icing to the cake he hadn’t even started on the Contract With America yet. That was to come later (within 100 days actually) this was just in cleaning up the House.

So why aren’t you for him?
JB


58 posted on 02/19/2012 4:43:41 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: RFEngineer

We’ll leave the “Whining” to Ricky.

Newt supporters don’t support Newt because he’s “Not Romeny”.

We support Newt because we know Newt has the Right Stuff to be a Brilliant President!

If you are still annoyed, try an aspirin between your knees.


59 posted on 02/19/2012 4:44:33 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: Gator113

Well, that is not true in fact. If you don’t pull the lever against Obama you vote for him.


60 posted on 02/19/2012 4:44:54 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: moonhawk
B T T T ! ! ! ©

61 posted on 02/19/2012 4:44:56 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: skaterboy
you must not have been on fr that much...every newtie on here was yelling get out ricky

I support Newt and I have NOT one time hinted, suggested or yelled for anyone to get out. Hyperbole much, yes you do!!!!

62 posted on 02/19/2012 4:44:57 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: moonhawk
Just vote for the person you think is the best candidate.

(Newt, of course...) :-)

I absolutely agree with you. Just ponied up another donation to the Newtron Bomb today. Unfortunately, everything will be done before I get to vote, living in L.A. County. It actually doesn't bother me that CA is irrelevant to the presidential race. Most of the state's voters are liberal, even the GOPers, outside of the central valley (with hat tips to Jim Rob!)

63 posted on 02/19/2012 4:45:02 PM PST by Aunt Polgara
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To: VinL

The libs and moderates (the Establishment) are going scorched earth on Rick NOW.

How’s that working out so far?


64 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:37 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: moonhawk

“Bain is to free market capitalism as The Westboro Baptist Church is to Christianity.”

Gov.Perry was perfectly right when he described Bain as “vulture capitalism” - buy companies who have no debts with borrowed money from banks, to reduce their own risk, gut the companies dry, increasing their debt and reducing the costs by firing the workers, pay the CEOs and personnel from Bain huge salaries and benefits, and 3 or 5 years later resell the companies, after making 150% profit per year. 30% of the companies bought by Bain, filed for bankruptcy, after Bain left. (The average percentage of bankruptcies for other venture companies being 5 to 8%)

No wonder that Romney could make in this way $250 million in 25 years.


65 posted on 02/19/2012 4:48:26 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: skaterboy

“you must not have been on fr that much...every newtie on here was yelling get out ricky”

Maybe his supporter were, but you didn’t respond to the actual statement, that Newt himself didn’t tell Santorum to quit.

That’s called a “straw dog” argument.


66 posted on 02/19/2012 4:49:00 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Aunt Polgara

We in Orange County, overall are as conservative as they come.

Go Rickabee!


67 posted on 02/19/2012 4:50:13 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: thatjoeguy

“You tell me, your not an enthusiastic Santorum supporter (only by default you say)”

Yes, that’s what I said. Of course you are free to glean conspiracy if you wish.

“but the only thing you have against Newt is his apparent whining?”

Oh no.....I’ve been pretty brutal on why I don’t like Newt in past threads. If you know your candidate, you know his weaknesses - and I think you’d admit, if you’re honest, that Newt has some issues to deal with.

“I don’t see this ‘whining’” First words out of his mouth this morning on Fox News Sunday was whining.

“You have nothing to argue against the ‘smartest guy in the room’ or ‘best debater’ labels so they must be true at least in your eyes.”

He’s not getting my vote. Apparently he isn’t getting many other peoples votes. That’s what you Newt supporters always seem to say. I’m accepting it as fact - and wondering “Why aren’t people voting for him if it’s true?”

“It’s clear his ideas are well thought out and not just talking points just look at his solutions page on his website. He has a 54 page paper on getting the judicial under control alone”

Yet he’s in 3rd place. Why?

Why is your candidate not winning?


68 posted on 02/19/2012 4:51:40 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: moonhawk

“Newt himself didn’t tell Santorum to quit.”

Yeah, he did.


69 posted on 02/19/2012 4:51:51 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: moonhawk

Hey moonhawk, Rick’s had some good breaks- but as Newt said- Rick played a very clever strategy- and Newt gave him props.

There’s a long way to go. I support Newt because he would be the best president for our times— he would reverse the socialism. I have absolutely no doubt of that— I can’t say that as to the others.


70 posted on 02/19/2012 4:51:58 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Marguerite
Hey, I don't know what planet you are on but since Roe vs Wade the left’s canard about a “right to privacy” existing in the Constitution has been obliterated by any and all conservative jurists, philosophers and rank and file. This is a basic tenet of contemporary conservative thought.
71 posted on 02/19/2012 4:53:54 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: skaterboy

This clown isn’t talking about public sentiment. He was referring to Newt or his minions (campaign personnel) Media was wanting blood and they kept baiting Newt, Santorum was using it for all it was worth. Truth is, Brother Love should have stepped aside long ago and if he continues this pious, I am a better parent, I am a better husband, I am more religious, I can teach my kids better, I know best about birth control, I am the only one that can beat Obama crap, he will be faced with the same dilemna. He continually carped about not getting questions in the debates, not getting interviews with the press, blah, blah, blah. Now he has his day in the sun and all he can do is talk about birth control, religion, women in the military and homeschooling. No wonder he lost his senate seat by 18 pts. No one wants a politician telling them how to live, that is why we are getting rid of Obama.


72 posted on 02/19/2012 4:54:02 PM PST by Toespi
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To: conservativejoy

“If you are still annoyed, try an aspirin between your knees.”

If only Newt had kept an aspirin between his knees instead of staffers, he’d not have quite the baggage he’s got and might be a better candidate.


73 posted on 02/19/2012 4:54:29 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: moonhawk

You must be on a sarcasm lark. Ha! Ha!

If Santorum is the President he will ensure that Americans are free from the Government imposing its will on our Constitutionally protected freedoms. It is the MSM who has made this an argument about birth control when it is an argument about freedom that is being trashed by Obamacare. Santorum will repeal Obamacare.

It is the Catholic Church that has historically put forth a moral code that is necessary for freedom to exist. And it is the Catholic Church that affords Christians, under the institution of the Cross; as protected by the 1st Amendment, that protection from government.


74 posted on 02/19/2012 4:54:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Gator113

Dittos Brother!


75 posted on 02/19/2012 4:55:02 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Marguerite

Why the heck do you keep talking about this as though it impacts you? Your profile page shows you are French. And you sound like a screaming liberal bashing anyone who dares question libertine philosophies as being nihilistic and destructive.


76 posted on 02/19/2012 4:55:02 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: VinL

Ditto.


77 posted on 02/19/2012 4:55:10 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: CainConservative

No he didn’t.


78 posted on 02/19/2012 4:55:35 PM PST by Toespi
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To: RFEngineer

All good answers.

And the trends sure are telling, even Stevie Wonder can see.

Rick Santorum 36% (35%) {34%} [32%] (31%) {30%} [30%] (27%) {24%} [22%] (20%) {17%} [16%]

Mitt Romney 28% (29%) {30%} [31%] (33%) {32%} [32%] (34%) {34%} [34%] (36%) {37%} [37%]

Newt Gingrich 13% (13%) {14%} [14%] (15%) {16%} [16%] (16%) {17%} [18%] (20%) {21%} [22%]


79 posted on 02/19/2012 4:56:59 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Aunt Polgara

I hear that! New Mexico’s primary is June 5th, I think.

But don’t give up hope, the way this thing is going we may get a vote that matters yet.


80 posted on 02/19/2012 4:57:13 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: beandog

I don’t need ANYBODY, neither pundits, nor you, to explain to me what he said.

I read and heard what he wrote and said, and I am perfectly capable to see what his intents are.

Who needs a religious nut in the White House? After Obama’s divisive class warfare, does America need a religious warfare? As much as one needs a bullet in the head.


81 posted on 02/19/2012 4:57:48 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Toespi

GIYF.


82 posted on 02/19/2012 4:58:17 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: VinL

Oh just barf. After the Romney deathstar gets finished smearing Rick this next week or two lets see how the polls swing. Newt is the only candidate with a real plan to get things back on track. He needs to just gut it out through Super Tues.


83 posted on 02/19/2012 4:58:48 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: skaterboy
Well if Newt doesn't win, you can kiss this country goodbye and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
84 posted on 02/19/2012 5:01:28 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: moonhawk

Please provide links that verify your OUTRAGEOUS claims


85 posted on 02/19/2012 5:01:36 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: RFEngineer

RF, I merely engage in discussion and debate- with reasonable people. I don’t traffic in “negative ads”- and it’s disheartening when I start a thread and it degenerates into the mud slinging.

If you wish to review the thread, my recollection was it started with an anti-Newt post from “NavVet”- that was deleted by the mods. Thereafter, the counter negatism ensued.

If you wish to characterize my posts as whining- that’s your prerogative. In such a case, to the extent I can offer a respectful suggestion, when I am confronted with a nonsensical post- I disregard it.

Thanks,

Vin


86 posted on 02/19/2012 5:01:36 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Marguerite

Take this weekend for instance, Santorum wasn’t even talking about Obama’s Christianity; only that Obama is suppressing religious liberties w/ his secular “theology”.

Do you agree? (I sure do!)


87 posted on 02/19/2012 5:01:45 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: VinL

Screw Santorum and Romney, Newt doesn’t owe either of them one damn ting. A pox on both their triangulating houses.


88 posted on 02/19/2012 5:02:43 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: VinL

“when I am confronted with a nonsensical post- I disregard it.”

That’s a good idea. You are more of a conspiracy guy than a whiner. I’ll give you that much.


89 posted on 02/19/2012 5:04:59 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: FastCoyote

“Newt doesn’t owe either of them one damn ting. A pox on both their triangulating houses.”

So what’s your strategy for Newt winning?

Is it Romney and Santorum quitting the race because Newt REALLY wants to be President? He’s running third for crying out loud.

How does Newt win?


90 posted on 02/19/2012 5:07:53 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: CainConservative

The libs and moderates (the Establishment) are going scorched earth on Rick NOW.

How’s that working out so far?
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Cain, my friend, I reply to your reasonable argument. And my answer is, they haven’t even begun. I’m not being a wiseguy- I mean that sincerely. They can’t beat Rick into the ground at this point, because then, Rick’s supporters would not go to Romnmey— they would hate Romney with a passion. The beneficiary would be Newt.

That’s why I genuinely believe Newt’s continued presence helps Rick— and that’s why the Romney machine is trying desperately to get Newt out.

Just my opinion.


91 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: moonhawk
"Bain is to free market capitalism as The Westboro Baptist Church is to Christianity."

Whoever came up with that statement is brilliant. When one examines the business model of Bain Capitol in detail, you would say it was the bastard son of Capitalism. You might call a loan shark a Capitalist, but then, that would be putting lipstick on a pig. In short, Bain Capitol was a bastard pig of an operation.

92 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:25 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46

“You must be on a sarcasm lark. Ha! Ha!”

Yes, and you probably missed the deleted post that it was a response to.

I support Newt, far more than I do Santorum, but I’m a practicing Roman Catholic myself, and I do respect Rick’s views. Sometimes he should keep them to himself, however, or at least be VERY careful how he expresses them, given the media antipathy to all things conservative, or Christian.

And don’t forget, Newt is a Catholic convert himself (as am I), and I would bet that his grasp of Catholic doctrine and morality is quite good, considering his intellectual capabilities. And being forgiven my own indiscretions, it would be quite hypocritical of me to condemn him for his.


93 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:36 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: CainConservative
Hey Hey, Ho, Ho, Santos, gotta go :), so we have a chance for reforms. Newt kicked butt in SC and stopped Mitt, not Ricky. Alot of people wanted Santo, the opportunist, to drop out. So, what! That is all the little politician is. He couldn't make it on his own, so the non Romney vote has gave him a wave so eventually Obama's billions $$$ can take him apart. What a strong game play for weak at heart. Anyone who is battling this hard as you are for such a weak candidate, tells us that you are either extreme, or playing games to put such false hope in a Pennsylvania Senator who lost his last election by over 18 points, who is a union protector and goes on and on about over reaching our liberties from the net, to child birthing, to our bedrooms. He WILL lose to Obama. The women voters will turn out to stop him in the general. We need a leader to get us out of this mess, Newt, is our only hope. Palin keeps showing us the way. She never shows us the way to Rick (never) Vote Rick for Obama. Vote Newt for America. Ricky is not a reformer.
94 posted on 02/19/2012 5:09:42 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: VinL

You do whine just a little bit. As De Niro would say.

Billy Batts: Hey Jimmy! What’s right is right. You understand what I’m talking about?
Jimmy Conway: It’s all right. It’s all right.
Billy Batts: No. The kid’s over here. We’re hugging and kissing over here. And two minutes later, he’s acting like a jerk.
Jimmy Conway: No, no, no, no, no. You insulted him a little bit. You got a little bit out of order yourself.
Billy Batts: No I didn’t insult him. I didn’t insult him.
Jimmy Conway: I’m sorry. You insulted him a little bit.
Billy Batts: No, I didn’t insult nobody. Give us a drink. Give us a drink.


95 posted on 02/19/2012 5:10:14 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RFEngineer

Newt only has “baggage” in the minds of small minded people, whose problem is that they are peeking out from a mountain their Own Baggage. Want to cast that first Stone, do ya? Ever heard of King David?

He has received forgiveness, left his past behind, and is once again offering his brilliant mind and substantial gifts of leadership to his country.

BTW, Jesus seemed to prefer repentant sinners over self-righteous Pharisees. It’s beginning to look like we might have the latter in this race, as well.

God Bless Newt Gingrich!


96 posted on 02/19/2012 5:10:43 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: Outlaw Woman

Keep reading, Grasshopper...

All will be made clear.


97 posted on 02/19/2012 5:12:50 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: VinL
So, the question to you, my friend John, is…

First, many of those attacking Newt and pressuring him to withdraw are NOT part of the GOP-E. They are anti-establishment conservatives who see Rick as their best choice. Just because some Newt supporters believe otherwise doesn't make it so.

Second, I did limit my statement to sane Romneybots.

98 posted on 02/19/2012 5:12:51 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Christie at the beach
I am Christie and I approved this message. :)

Newt 2012.

99 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:06 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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“Gov.Perry was perfectly right when he described Bain as “vulture capitalism” “

Romney and Bain bought the company in 2000, loaded KB Toys with millions in debt, then used the money to repurchase Bain stock. By 2004, 365 stores had closed.
Mitt Romney and Bain saw a 900% return on their investment in KB Toys, at the expense of 15,000 jobs.

Worldwide Grinding Systems went belly up after Bain invested in it. The company not only lost 750 jobs, but the federal government had to come in to bail out its pension fund, while Bain walked away with millions in profits.

The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared during Bain’s involvement and shortly afterward.

“Among the findings: 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed their doors by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested, sometimes with substantial job losses. An additional 8% ran into so much trouble that all of the money Bain invested was lost. [...]

The Journal analysis shows that in total, Bain produced about $2.5 billion in gains for its investors in the 77 deals, on about $1.1 billion invested. Overall, Bain recorded roughly 50% to 80% annual gains in this period”


100 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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