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Newt Considers a Run for RNC Chairman
Digital Journal ^ | 11/6/08 | Sherri Reese

Posted on 11/06/2008 12:42:25 PM PST by eeevil conservative

The word among GOP insiders here in Georgia is that Newt Gingrich is considering throwing his name in the hat to be the next Chairman for the RNC....

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To: retrokitten
You almost made me spit out my water. I'd heard about the Biden “stand up” gaffe for a few days before I actually heard the audio. I almost peed my pants laughing so hard. What an idiot!

He should be good for lots of laughs, we'll need those to keep our sense of humor for the next few years.

I am frankly starting to feel invigorated & ready to tackle the task ahead of us. The leftists sure came back from their defeats in 02 & 04, why on earth can't we? We're smarter!

151 posted on 11/06/2008 1:28:59 PM PST by I_like_good_things_too (Check the "Yes" box next to survival)
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To: DogBarkTree
Why does this look familiar?


152 posted on 11/06/2008 1:29:19 PM PST by McGruff (It took a Jimma Carta to give us a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: eeevil conservative

If he’s got the fire in his belly... this would be harder than running in a campaign.

Be nice if Tom “The Hammer” helped him out.
Proven winners the media already hate.

But I want a leader who says: “We’re going after the biggest block of voters- the ones who don’t!”


153 posted on 11/06/2008 1:30:02 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: urtax$@work

I don’t know exactly how we could do it, but here’s his spokesman’s e-mail address. If nothing else we can send a message to encourage this.

ricktyler@newt.org


154 posted on 11/06/2008 1:30:14 PM PST by retrokitten (The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.)
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To: Safrguns

His background NO LONGER matters...

look at what 60+ million Americans voted into office...

GO Newt, just sent him a message..

I’ve just started a CUSS JAR in my house, I’ve been pretty angry the last few days, well it now costs a quarter every time ANYONE cuss’s in my house..all funds will be donated to SARAH PALIN in 2012.

hope others will start a CUSS JAR too...


155 posted on 11/06/2008 1:30:22 PM PST by haircutter
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To: eeevil conservative

Would be a good move. He is not good in elected office, but this would be a good place for him to work some magic.


156 posted on 11/06/2008 1:30:29 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: I_like_good_things_too
I'd heard about the Biden “stand up” gaffe for a few days before I actually heard the audio. I almost peed my pants laughing so hard.

Same here. I thought it was fake at first, because it was so nuts.

157 posted on 11/06/2008 1:32:41 PM PST by retrokitten (The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.)
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To: eeevil conservative
Newt's day has come and gone.

He blew it and he's yesterday's news.

158 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:02 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: eeevil conservative

She turned me into a newt.

(I got better)


159 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:05 PM PST by eCSMaster
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To: haircutter

I would need a cuss barrel.

Just for me.


160 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:05 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: SERKIT

KEEP HIS Pants ON????

Hell he is getting to the age where he has no choice...don’t you guys kid your selves it does “die”

OOOPS there went another quarter in my cuss jar....go SARAH....


161 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:07 PM PST by haircutter
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To: southernindymom
Now THAT would be AWESOME! I really love Newt and I wish that Karl Rove would get back in there also.

YES ON NEWT-- NOOOOOOOOO ON ROVE

Who do you think was responsible for influencing W on the illegal alien shamnest proposal and working with the DemoRats?

Everyone has had Rove on their talking head programs and not ONCE did he suggest that what the Republican Party needs to do now, is a clean sweep of all RINO's--BECAUSE HE IS A BIG-TIME ONE HIMSELF!!!!

162 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:51 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: eeevil conservative

Go get em Newt. Start kicking ass and taking names.


163 posted on 11/06/2008 1:33:57 PM PST by Roklok
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To: eeevil conservative

DEAR GOD LET THIS BE TRUE !!


164 posted on 11/06/2008 1:34:10 PM PST by Artemis Webb (Time to rebuild and fight the good fight!)
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To: eeevil conservative

Newt is at his best when the Reps are out of power and he’s throwing bombs at the Dems. Now would be a good time.


165 posted on 11/06/2008 1:34:45 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: I_like_good_things_too
Bullshite.

He's a carnival barker.

He's played, overplayed, in fact.

166 posted on 11/06/2008 1:35:05 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: eeevil conservative

what a humongously great idea!

— Jane


167 posted on 11/06/2008 1:35:27 PM PST by quintr
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To: PhiKapMom
What we desperately need are people who can ARTICULATE AND EXPLAIN Conservative values. Few can do that better than Newt. And, despite the caterwauling currently under way in the RINO McCain campaign, Sarah Palin is pretty darned good at that as well.
168 posted on 11/06/2008 1:36:08 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: All

Most Excellent! One can only hope.


169 posted on 11/06/2008 1:36:33 PM PST by Uhaul (Time to water the tree of liberty...)
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To: eeevil conservative

The war for control of the RNC has begun.


170 posted on 11/06/2008 1:36:45 PM PST by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: eeevil conservative

Duncan Hunter will be needing a job here soon...


171 posted on 11/06/2008 1:37:09 PM PST by RatsDawg (John McCain fought Communism in Vietnam, and now he is fighting Communist in America.)
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To: eeevil conservative

YES!!!!


172 posted on 11/06/2008 1:37:13 PM PST by Merlinator (Stop the Obamination!)
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To: eeevil conservative

Awesome!!!


173 posted on 11/06/2008 1:37:17 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: xcamel
"Great, I’ve met him, and he could do some good..Notwithstanding the number of people here on FR that would (and have) trash him in a heartbeat..."

I've met him too. He was my Representative when I lived in Georgia. Having said, that most of what you call "trashing" is based on his past personal life which is pretty indefensible. He would never get the nomination as a presidential candidate but he could do us WORLDS of good running the RNC!

174 posted on 11/06/2008 1:38:25 PM PST by Artemis Webb (Time to rebuild and fight the good fight!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I agree with you! Makes me wonder when people don’t want Newt who is a great spokesman for Conservatives or Sarah Palin who articulated what a lot of us believe.

Looks like a couple of campaigns are having trouble realizing that there has been a new day that has dawned and are still jockeying for position in the GOP. What they don’t seem to get is that a lot of us don’t want ANYONE who ran in the GOP primary in 2008.

My first choice didn’t run in 2008 because he got taken out in the VA Senate race and now VA has elected another Dem although Warner might as well been a Dem.


175 posted on 11/06/2008 1:42:40 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: eeevil conservative

He’ll be a lightining rod. In a good way and bad.

It may be better to go with an “unknown” so that the same tired attacks don’t get brought up again.

“The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas...”

“Contract on America”

blah blah blah.


176 posted on 11/06/2008 1:42:52 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: eeevil conservative

And I think he is very articulate in espousing conservativism (although I think he now drinks from the Global Climate Change koolaid tub).


177 posted on 11/06/2008 1:43:43 PM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: eeevil conservative

Old people from another era. Where’s the youth, beyond Jindal?


178 posted on 11/06/2008 1:43:59 PM PST by gotribe (obama just sucks - your wealth away)
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To: eeevil conservative
RUN, NEWT, RUN!

Newt was the only Republican in the entire campaign who had solid, workable solutions for every campaign issue.
179 posted on 11/06/2008 1:45:42 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (My Success Is Not Determined By Who Wins Elections)
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To: eeevil conservative
Newt Considers a Run for RNC Chairman

I love Newt, but it was only a couple months ago that Newt was sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi telling us that we had to take action on the "global warming".

Newt can work behind the scenes, but there must be new young conservative leaders that won't surrender to Nancy Pelosi.

180 posted on 11/06/2008 1:47:20 PM PST by RJL
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Go Newt go. Real Solutions. American Solutions.


181 posted on 11/06/2008 1:48:25 PM PST by bubbrubb
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To: Artemis Webb

Newt loves to think “outside the box” and be the creative tactician-Field General.

The post we are discussing is not the place for those characteristics. The original approaches we need from the rising leadership that morphs to candidates, not from an RNC chair telling them what to think.

This post calls for the fellow that can get people working together through leverage and application of personal warmth and personality. Newt’s time as Speaker showed that was not his forte.

Perfect post for a Romney type.


182 posted on 11/06/2008 1:48:51 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: All

Great idea. The psycho Howard Dean will go down as one of the most successful DNC Chairs in history and he doesn’t have half the talent and brains Newt does. This should be a no-brainer.

He will attract the right people to the party.


183 posted on 11/06/2008 1:49:14 PM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step. see ya on the gas lines..)
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To: eeevil conservative
YES, YES!!!

For the love of Country, YES!

184 posted on 11/06/2008 1:49:14 PM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: eeevil conservative

I am for this.

Newt is damaged goods and cannot get elected, but he would be a fine behind-the-scenese leader with great conservative tendancies.


185 posted on 11/06/2008 1:50:21 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (A Jew voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: eeevil conservative
Newt Considers a Run for RNC Chairman

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Run, Newt, run! The party chairman should be an articulate visionary. Newt is exactly that. The personal baggage that made him un-electable for POTUS will not matter in an RNC chair role.

I think he could be effective in the necessary remodel of the Republican party, and could help in rebuilding the fundraising base.

186 posted on 11/06/2008 1:50:46 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: stockpirate

Is there anyway we can stop making Newt out to be something he isn’t anymore. I am a younger conservative. 28. The first letter I ever wrote to anyone was to R.R. That being said I am sick and tired of everyone putting up these false heroes. Newt did a lot of good in 94, but his time is up. Look how he acted when asked about running this time. He wanted us to beg for him to come save the party. I for one say No Thanks. It is time to bring new faces to the forefront of the gop.


187 posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:07 PM PST by mainelenny
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To: eeevil conservative

I like this very much.


188 posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:39 PM PST by rawhide
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To: All
How about no Newt and no Rove. They both have sold out and want to be on TV telling us what wrong with the party. If they cared they would have already jumped in to fix the problems.

Both can be advisor's but not Over the RNC.

We need somebody at the RNC like the Dems Rahm with a take no prisoner attitude.

Not sure we got one.

189 posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:59 PM PST by Bailee
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To: nathanbedford
But among the current crop of politicians in America, the closest to Winston Churchill is clearly Newt Gingrich. ... Winston Churchill was not utilized during the years of appeasement in Great Britain-neither one was a team player, both were brilliant, and both had a pyrotechnic ability to piss people off.

I posted something similar a few months ago. Newt might be very good as RNC head. I hope he is never President, because as you say, he Churchillian in both his virtues, and his flaws.

It took WWII, and Hitler's early victories, for Parliament to turn to Churchill, who shortly before had been dismissed as an aging, mentally unstable, alcholic, warmongering, blowhard. And that was by his own party. Labour thought even less of him.

While I would welcome his as RNC Chair, I hope we never face a crisis so grave that Newt's flaws won't keep him out of the White House.

Of course, Newt's chances of being President, while still slim, went up considerably this week.

190 posted on 11/06/2008 1:52:56 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Let me add my

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! OH GOD...PULEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE...

191 posted on 11/06/2008 1:53:08 PM PST by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: eeevil conservative
I don't want to throw water on the fire but I would like to hear more about Newt's current views. He has strayed off the reservation a few times. One was when he went palsy with Nancy Pelosi. If he has remained a true conservative I'm all for it.
192 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:08 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: eeevil conservative

well i just don’t understand you people on this here thread...srsly. newt -expletive deleted- gingrich ?! for real? to head the RNC ?

since obama won it almost seems like all of Free Republic is hitting the hippy lettuce...vanities like cockroaches and now newt gingrich is going to save you ?

THE DAY OF THE 50+ OVERWEIGHT CAUCASIAN CAREER POLITICIAN IS OVER. DONE. FINISHED.

Newt is a political whore, as some have rightly pointed out re: Pelosi/Global Warming, but even if he wasn’t and still had some integrity after all that time in Washington, his day is simply done. it doesn’t matter how smart he might be.

America 2008 = IDENTITY POLITICS

hell even McCain understands this (hence Palin) and his whole campaign was one long concession speech.

seriously...some of you just astound me...

‘what the Republican Party needs is more old overweight white guys to get our message out’

i’d rather someone (seemingly) honest and young like Joe The Plumber took over.

wow this whole thread is just frustrating.


193 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:42 PM PST by malamute
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To: truthluva

Mr. Hunter has impressive credentials—so much so, that I believe he’d make a fine SecDef. T’were that the case...John Bolton would make a fine Secretary of State.

Good choices!


194 posted on 11/06/2008 1:55:37 PM PST by Yench500 (RINOs let our troops and our country down--a pox on them!)
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To: eeevil conservative

I think Newt would be an excellent choice. He knows how to articulate key strategies needed to win an election. He doesn’t get bogged down in minutia.


195 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:03 PM PST by Girlene (Wolverines!!)
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To: DouglasKC

Newt would be great.


196 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:24 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Bailee
I agree with you. No Newt or Rove, at least not at the forefront of the party, in the public eye. We need new blood. I don't mean young necessarily, just a newer name. Republicans seem to keep going back to the Bryant Gumbels in our party.

And someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Newt stab us in the back during Clinton's impeachment? I'd love to know if I'm remembering that wrong.


197 posted on 11/06/2008 1:58:16 PM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: McGruff
Newt's an ideas guy, not a field general. I have no concerns over his doing an excellent job for us again.

Now, if he wanted to return to Congress or run for President, I'd be on the front line saying: NO!!!!

198 posted on 11/06/2008 2:00:16 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: McGruff
Newt's an ideas guy, not a field general. I have no concerns over his doing an excellent job for us again.

Now, if he wanted to return to Congress or run for President, I'd be on the front line saying: NO!!!!

199 posted on 11/06/2008 2:00:16 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: eeevil conservative

ab a loot ly


200 posted on 11/06/2008 2:00:29 PM PST by peace with honor
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