Skip to comments.Gingrich: The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney
Posted on 11/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PST by GVnana
The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney
With all the efforts to understand the recent election defeat, a lot of the focus has been on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his campaign.
That is exactly the wrong way to begin analyzing the outcome of the 2012 campaign.
The focus on Romney as a candidate is profoundly misleading for those who want to prepare for future Republican victories.
Any analysis of recent Republican presidential results will reveal a systemic failure which cant be ascribed to Romney.
The last clear Republican presidential victory was in 1988 when Vice President George H W Bush won with 53.37 percent over Dukakis.
Since then we have lost the popular vote in five out of six elections for president and dramatically underperformed in re-electing a president with the lowest margin in the history of presidential re-elections. (Other incumbents were defeated for re-election but none was re-elected with a narrower margin than President George W. Bush in 2004.)
Consider the results:
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
Regarding the GOP, I thought ‘R’ was for retreat.
” Consider the results:”
I did, Newt. We lost because we ran RINOS. Nothing more, nothing less.
When someone to the left of Bill Clinton can register republican in 1993 and 19 years later be its republican nominee for President, while still campaigning against the partys platform for being pro-life, for homosexual Scout leaders and a gay military, and his only political accomplishments being that he gave the nation gay marriage and Romney Care, then something is wrong within the republican system.
It would have become real nasty though that was what I was wanting for the 2 ideologies to completely collide. These other games that are being played by outside personalities is just noise. The two parties had to fight, head to head. We just didn't get that this time. After Newt's crushing win, in South Carolina, all deals and pay offs came out to stop him. The Republicans have got the moderate wing in power until they let/or we take it from them the Tea Party come in at the table to be in leadership, they will never modernize. They have to listen to Newt or someone like him with the experience. The R's are losing. The C's win.
Instead of looking at the Romney campaign in isolation Republican activists and analysts should be looking at the culture, structure and system of the GOP and its consultants, people who are paid for campaign advice without long term institutional responsibilities.
Republicans need a thorough systematic lessons-learned approach because the problem is systemic rather than personality-based.
Ditch all of the national GOPe consultants. And Romney's own inner circle of advisers (fehrnstrom!) was even worse than the national pantywaists.
I absolutely agree with you. I wanted a straight up fight. Win or lose, I wanted our principles on the table.
Too many Repubs run from their supposed principles, hoping to get elected by hiding what they supposedly believe in, sneaking in the back door. When you win that way you have no mandate and you haven't persuaded the electorate.
I wanted someone who could lay out the case for liberty, and if you do that and lose, at least you lost making your case. The only way to turn the country is to articulate your case and over time the truth of what you say becomes irrefutable. But if you never make the case, you never persuade anyone.
I'm looking to see who stands up right now to carry on the fight. It isn't anyone presently in office, it doesn't look like. Good grief, they reelected Boehner as speaker. They really don't get it.
Newt had a lot to do with his own defeat. When he came out and slammed Romney on Bain Capital he was indistigusible from the occupy wall street crowd.
It’s glaringly obvious that the RNC is flatly opposed to conservative thought and will not support a conservative candidate for president. Unless or until the RINO-loving, ‘Rockefeller Republicans’ are swept out of power in the GOP, the party is doomed to electoral failure. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening any time soon. That is why I intend to switch my voter registration from Republican to independent. I know when I’m not wanted. Although the Republican party’s stand on ‘social issues’ remains valid the GOP no longer reflects my political values or those of most other political conservatives. If the party continues it’s drift to the left I expect it to become irrelevant within another 20 years.
Regarding Gingrich, "R" stands for "remarry".
Your time has past, Newt. Time to step aside.
I like this guy: Bill Whittle..........he and Newt would be a great team. watch his Q&A video in that site, he plays the Virtual President. He knows his stuff, as well as NEWT.
If this is typical of the discourse we have to look foward to for the next four years, brace yourselves for President Biden.
Baloney. We lost because the Republican leadership has been sitting on their collective butts for the past 20 years while the Dems have figured out what it takes to “get the vote out”. They work their butts off at the local level. Yes, they cheat like hell where they can but if the Republicans were as organized as the Dems, they would have won as the Romney voters would have overwhelmed the Obama voters.
Once the grassroots work night and day, to get the people elected, they eventually, become milk toast Republican so not to make waves. Term limits is the answer. Romney got a lot of votes thanks to the grassroots/TP. They do a heck a job on the ground but were seeing lot of voters throwing their hands up about the candidate.
Yes, that was ridiculous.
Newt is a good talker but people also forget that he "caved" over the Gov't shutdown debate with Clinton, the same thing for which people are up in arms against Boehner.
The other team was better coached, had a better game plan, and executed better. I players were about the same.
Regarding the GOP, I thought R was for retreat.
I thought it was ‘reruns’, or ‘retread’...
REPUBLICANS Not the RNC selected a liberal to run for President..
NOT THE RNC...
Useing the RNC is just a strawman.. its most republicans that chose the liberal to run..
and by the way REJECTED literally ALL conservative candidates..
IF you are a conservative and still a member of the republican party...
YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM....
The bad apples(RINOS) have spoiled the whole barrel..
If you hang around you are now or will become a bad apple as well..
The democrats have perfected voter fraud to such a beautiful extent VOTING is a loosers game..
You have to give it to them.. it was brilliant..
NEW TACTICS ARE NEEDED.. “voting is not IT”...
Saul Alinsky tactics WORKED.. better than expected..
THIS MUST be admitted and faced.. or you have just become Syisphus.
forever rolling a ball uphill..
** Clue; Many republicans have been rolling a ball uphill for decades..
Our primaries were full of fraud- like the democrats crossing over....we did not get the person that we wanted in truth.. ABO hurt conservatism/faithful. When I called into the RNC headquarters telling them that we were seeing many voters not enthusiastic for Mitt Romney, they replied that he was the candidate. THIS WAS DURING THE PRIMARIES. Yes, the republicans must be blamed too for following the likes of Bill O Reilly; all of the stuff that are given to swallow thinking it's authentic summaries. We got the candidate the media wanted. Next time, to heck with what they want. Find the most principled conservative out there as far I am concerned and listen to Newt; those like him. If they rerun a moderate, we all better come together the next time and expect less than a perfect man or woman who has more good than fault. IMO.
“When someone to the left of Bill Clinton can register republican in 1993 and 19 years later be its republican nominee for President, while still campaigning against the partys platform for being pro-life, for homosexual Scout leaders and a gay military, and his only political accomplishments being that he gave the nation gay marriage and Romney Care, then something is wrong within the republican system”
FHS, some of you in the face of CLEAR evidence are just numbnutz! republicans LOST because of a rino! Why don't you get it? DOLE, MCCAIN, ROMNEY. I should throw Bush in the mix, even though he won by selection of the SC, it wasn't a clear victory at all!
Romney should have been a SLAM DUNK, but conservatives made up their mind after McCain. Conservatives told everyone. Screamed at the GOP, NO MORE RINOS, GOP!
I guess you really can't fix STUPID!
Newt could have cost us the House.
He couldn’t even beat Romney because he was ran such and awful race.
Never mind that he’s barely to Romney’s right if at all.
Every time I think about the media and their shameless destruction of this country by supporting socialists and destroying everything that is noble about America, I think of the end of the Godfather movies, where all the bad guys end up with a bullet in the head. The mob knows how to deal with traitors. They should all be charged with sedition.
” FHS, some of you in the face of CLEAR evidence are just numbnutz! republicans LOST because of a rino! Why don’t you get it? DOLE, MCCAIN, ROMNEY. “
Okay, we need to nominate a conservative but that candidate will need to be charismatic and inspirational, drawing in those who did not vote this time—even some who voted for Obama. The candidate will have to bring out the conservatives from neighborhoods where they appear absent, drawing more votes than Romney did in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Detroit. Conservatives and potential conservatives are there, ready to vote conservative, if they hear the right message about how conservatism will benefit them and their families. The candidate will need to mount a 50 state strategy in the way Howard Dean conducted a 50 state liberal strategy, except do it smarter. The candidate will need to fight dirty without getting dirty. Who will it be? Who can stand up and fight to save America?
Newt is right, but some of his consultants are some of the worst. And he listens to them too often.
Some were on his campaign. Some were on Winning Our Future, and I argued with them all the time.
But, I lay them to waste here:
I was not for Romney, I want a conservative too.
Gingrich is not that man. No one worth much ran in 2012. Bachmann and Cain I liked best but they seemed in over their heads.
Scott Walker should be the choice in my opinion.
Newt’s a progressive too.
I despise the GOP more than the Democrats. The Democrats revel in their evil. The GOP puts on a mask to hide their evil.
You and me both brother. When Newt was phased out I began to realize we were "screwed" whatever happened.
The return of mindless Newt-loving is distressing to me.
No one liked the fella when was not only endorsing Super RINO Dede Scuzzobama in the NY congressional but whining and acting all offended when people called him on it. Now quickly they forget. Newt is more like a chameleon.
I never know what to expect from Newt, but this one is spot on correct.
yes. Newt is a very smart guy, but he also commits a lot of political hypocrisy. The party needs more unity next time. I say move the first primary to Ohio and then have the whole field blasting the Democrats’ policies rather than each other.
Newt is not a real conservative by any stretch of the imagination. A background check on his positions tell the story.
I have forwarded that video to friends and received rave reviews. One wrote back to me and said she ended up watching the entire video collection from the event and thanked me!
I would love to see him run for President.......not kidding either. I believe he could WIN.
Many Republicans - especially the GOPe types - seem to think that the benefits of lower taxes and fewer regulations on small businesses are self-evident to the voting public.
When the public hears that kind of talk, especially with Democrats around to re-frame it, they just feel like the GOP is making sure the "haves" get a better deal than they already have. To them, the small businessman is not a hero - he's the jerk who drives a Mercedes because he charges them $1.00 too much per shirt for dry-cleaning.
Small business has an image problem - we aren't the heroes in the working public's eyes that we like to think we are. It really isn't about Romney being a elitist country club guy - the public heard the message loud and clear that he intended to help out small business. They just didn't like it.
Surely you don't believe America voted to reelect the Marxist/Muslim usurper- the worst president in American history?
Can't you just imagine the above was the scene with Obama and his Commie staff after stealing the election through voter fraud- while Conservatives blame Romney, argue, point fingers, blather on about who to run in four years, 'starting a new party', and try to figure out how to suck up to minorities the 'next time'?
Next time? What makes you think the massive voter fraud in this last farce of an election won't be repeated? If we don't clean up our voting system, there may not be a next time. We may not see another Republican president in our lifetime
Map from Barack Obama Voter Fraud 2012
What most refuse to acknowledge is that it was unlikely that ANYBODY could have beaten the voter fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama machine. They seem to prefer pointing fingers, blaming Romney and blathering on about who to run in 2016 and how to suck up to the minorities.
>Polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election.
>The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office.
>Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party.
>Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.
>Mitt knew it too, when he was met by several thousand in that parking garage cheering him when he arrived unannounced at that airport, and he put his hand over his heart and said, 'This is how you know you've won'.
So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns?
Massive voter fraud.
That and no other reason
Almost every major Conservative website has put out an article charging voter fraud- Breitbart, American Thinker, Atlas Shrugs, WND, The Blaze, Front Page Magazine, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Town Hall, Human Events, Canada Free Press...
We cannot wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people dont trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".
Col West has opened the door.
We must fight election fraud.
It falls on We the People.
Silence is consent
The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Visit the site- Here
Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here
'Human Events', report pollwatcher eyewitness to busload of Somalians at Ohio poll, spoke no English, told to vote Obama Here
Republican pole watchers; busloads of Somalians brought in Here
Another poll watcher observes voter fraud Here
CANADA FREE PRESS: Here
Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud on 'Hannity' after the election Nov 12- Here
Believe it or not, there ARE patriots out there who are going to FIGHT Obama's reelection- unlike the spineless Republicans who remain silent!
Visit the website; 'The Competent Conservative'
'These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below... '
Visit the website, 'Halt Voter Fraud':
'This election is not over - YET. Obama has not been elected by the Electoral College - YET. The Presidential election is being stolen from us with "Chicago Style" thuggery - and we can STOP the thieves in their tracks. But we do not have time on our side. This is our LAST chance. Don't give up. We must act now.
If massive voter fraud has occured as alleged by so many, and if the state vote counts include these FRAUDULENT votes, then is it logical to say that the entire state vote is COMPROMISED and can't be trusted? 59,000,000 Americans might agree!
The state vote is used to determine the allocation of Electors in the Electoral College which actually elects the President and Vice President.
If the vote count is FRAUDULENT, FLAWED, and CAN'T BE TRUSTED - and if the Electors have been FRAUDULENTLY allocated based on FLAWED vote counts - then WE CANNOT ALLOW THE GOVERNORS TO SIGN THEIR CERTIFICATES of ASCERTAINMENT on December 17th. We can stop this if we ACT IMMEDIATELY.
***** CALL TO ARMS ***** FIVE STATE CAPITOLS ***** SEVEN DAYS *******
Patriots must rally NOW in the State Capitols of Harrisburg,PA - Richmond, VA - Tallahassee, FL - Columbus, OH, and Madison, WI ****** MASSIVE RALLIES ** *** PATRIOT LEADERS ORGANIZE YOUR LOCAL EFFORTS NOW, coordinate with the other PATRIOT groups as they also rally, let us know who you are and how you will respond, how we can help.
Remember the Battle of Trenton?
We can make HISTORY TODAY.'
Obama Voter Fraud on FaceBook- Here
Sign this petition- almost 117,000 and counting -cards, email- Here
Sign the We The People petition. It has 60,000 signatures and counting- Here
Click and sign the petition for a recount Here-
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here
VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here
Voter fraud from Tea Party: Here
The American Dream- 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham: Here
Town Hall : Obama Likely Won The Election Through Voter Fraud: Here
American Thinker: Was The Election Stolen:? Here
WSVN-TV Almost 1K Ballots Found In Broward Elections Warehouse: Here
Pundit Press; In Florida Obama Got Over 99% In Broward County Precincts: Here
Natural News.com: 19,605 to Zero IS Statistical Proof Of Outright Vote Fraud in 2012 Presidential Election: Here
Realville, USA: The Great Election Robbery of 2012? Here
WND: Here's How Touchscreens Killed Romney Votes: Here
The American Dream: Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99% Of The Vote in More Than 100 Ohio Precincrs: Here
WND: The Big List Of Voter Fraud Reports: Here
Nachum's List of Voter Fraud: Here
Newt Gingrich 360: Here
Appalachian Forums: Here
Before It's News: Here
Political Outcast: Here
True The Vote: Here
Fox News Insider: Here
Human Events; Here
The Will County News: Here
Fox News: Here
Accuracy In Media The Left's national voter fraud strategy exposed: Here
Thousands of military votes uncounted or missing: Here
Human Events: Here
Front Page Magazine: Here
The Blaze Here
The Daily Caller: Here
Front Page Magazine Here
Military Voter Protection Project: Here
Fox News Here
The Blaze Here
The best Obama Exposure site on the net, The Obama File: Here
The United StatesLibrary of Congress has selected TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials Here
LOL sore loser Newt. He needs to get over it and stop bashing Republicans to try and build himself up, it is not working.
I wonder if the Bush dynasty has been behind the scenes since Bush senior lost in 1992? The Republicans ran Bob Dole who ran a totally lackluster campaign which allowed Clinton to get in for his second term. Then George W. Bush won in 2000 and again in 2004. Remember how Bush senior got really chummy with Clinton after the 2004 tsunami? Maybe they were working out a deal, George W. had won for the second time so it would be time for a Democrat in 2008. They know that the public swings back and forth between Democrat and Republican so they probably figured that the voters would be ready for a Democrat which was to be Hillary. McCain was the willing fall guy who would let Clinton win but to everyone’s surprise Obama cut in line, so McCain had to lose to Obama. Meanwhile Romney interfered with the Bush dynasty plan so his threat had to be diminished by filling the ranks with many Republican competitiors in order to divide up the vote.
Fast forward to 2012, once again there had to be a place holder who would lose to Obama. But Romney wanted to win, he didn’t get clearance from the Bush clan. So Obama won his second term as planned and now we hear voices from the peanut gallery about how Jeb Bush would make a great candidate and the reason that Romney lost was because the Hispanic vote didn’t like him. Well, guess who is married to a Latina? Jeb Bush. He also has two half-Hispanic kids and the Bush family have warm friendly feelings for Hispanic immigrants legal and illegal.
Stay tuned for the next episode of the Bush Dynasty Chronicles.
Who has been the leader of the Rockefeller Republicans since the death of Nelson Rockefeller? Could Bush sr. have taken the place of Nelson Rockefeller?
Newt is right. I don’t know about his prescriptions, but his analysis brings to light problems that many people ignore or aren’t aware of.
Slammed Romney on Bain? The eGOP wasn’t listening, evidently you weren’t either. Newt asked realistic questions about Romney and Bain, vetting a serious future campaign issue. Everyone went nuts, shhhhhhhh don’t talk about Bain.......well, Obama kicked Romney’s ass regarding Bain and Bain is what beat him. Newt knew what was coming.
Get back to me when the “R” word is “republican” instead of “Republican”. I doubt most of them could give you a proper definition of a republic without Google.
How could the GOP have won? So much hatred. If Michelle or Herman (or any of the other seven) had written this article the haters of them would fly in here here like flies fly to horsepoop. This forum supported Newt, so shut up you insects!
The Dems would make the KGB blush.