Skip to comments.Of the 'Santorum Surge' (and Gingrich Slide) in Iowa...
Posted on 12/30/2011 1:23:47 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
He went on to say that none of the other GOP candidates can hold a candle to Gingrich's record of 'getting things done in Washington' :
I have never considered Romney, nor Obama, to be charismatic, regardless of what the media tells me. In a debate setting, I have found Gingrich charismatic, but not for years as a political pundit on TV and radio.
As for Santorum, at times during the debates, given his very limited camera time, I found him articulate, intelligent and persuasive. Like Gingrich, I never witnessed charisma when doing his TV work. But, if he indeed carries (or has carried) that same debate posture over to his campaign speeches and town halls (of which I've never seen him in person), I don't believe that the “lack of charisma” criticism will stick. Time will tell.
, Obama would be irrefutably exposed as the incompetent pretender president he is.
Anyone with eyes already sees that. Very few votes will be gained by beating Obama in a debate.
Kidding - thanks for the perspective. Love reading your posts.
The purity caucus thinks all it will take is a nice smile and some fairy magic to beat Romney/Obama.
Santorium has no organization past Iowa, no money, and no chance.
But these guys don’t care. They rather toss the thing to Romney and feel “principled”.
I think the election in 2012, like 2008, has already been decided and out of our hands.
My point being that how could with all the lawyers in the DNC, the GOP, the US Congress, the states, the 2008 GOP primary candidates, the MSM, etc never ask the question in 2008 was BO Sr., ever a US citizen? Why not? Cause 'the fix' was in.
They needed an incompetent puppet to occupy the Oval Office and an ignorant electorate to feel good about electing him so the NWO could continue to dismantle the US.
Think about it....look what happened to Palin and Cain (Obummer & the DNC & the LSM couldn't play the class/race card if Cain ever became viable).....some group behind the scenes knew such strong conservatives (either) could not be manipulated easily once in the White House.....so 'they' went after their families. The GOP top brass going to AK for Murky is another example.
Ask this question: Why would the media, Wall Street, Congress, the White House, Freddie/Fannie, etc., etc., pimp an artificial housing boom beginning in 2003 knowing full well growth in the US population and upcoming retirement of the baby boomers did not warrant such expansion?
I pose these few questions in hopes that some may be fully aware of the dog & pony show that continues.
Obama and his ilk have seriously damaged the US economy while Congress continues to kick the can down the road.
The GOP may squeak out a win in 2012, however, they will be left holding the blame as a very sick global economy with too many domestic rules, laws, regulations, etc., are now already in place and not to take effect until after the 2012 election.
I really enjoy reading FReepers' comments about the potential candidates regardless. Forgive my being off-topic to some degree. In the meantime, the Big Goobermint Guard Dog (US Senate) still blocks all sensible legislation to protect the lives of the DC elite.
So, what's the reason now the already approved Keystone Pipeline can't be started? Oh, that's right, the Dems do not want the US nor the middle class to prosper. That would go completely against the grain of forced socialist serfdom. Fast & Furious and the DOJ suing states over Voter ID requirements are 2 ongoing examples of such BS being forced upon us.
Why didn't other conservatives throw their hats into the ring: Demint? Jindal? Others?
I’m sticking with Newt. The rest of the FRs here can dwell in the man’s past and stick with the weak sister Santorum...(does anyone think this guy can stand up to the media and our enemies...) and of course slimy Romney.
I don’t get this anti Newt behavior on FR. While Romney was against the Reagan platform, Newt was a leader to implement those ideas. Newt politically has delivered more conservative legislation for the conservative movement than any other figure in our lifetimes other than reagan.
He led the sea change bringing us to majority status after our party was relegated to second class minority status in DC for nearly a half century. He produced a balanced budget, and beat Clinton to deliver welfare reform. Yes, newt has flaws, but so does every one, especially in politics. I am not strongly for Gingrich at this stage in the race, but he is among my top contenders. He has made some stances over the past few years I do to like, but he generally is very effective at articulating what I believe and shows ability to implement it.
>> He lost 1 race in a terrible year in a deep blue state.
Anyone who pimps for Arlen Specter rather than support a good conservative like Pat Toomey doesn’t have the judgment to be POTUS.
PLUS he’s a loser.
No thank you.
Keep supporting losers, genius. Vote for Mitt Obama.
If Newt gets the nod, I should would like to hear his views on how he would reduce the size of the fed goobermint and its associated legacy costs that generations behind the retiring boomers are stuck paying for..........
I too, supported Herman Cain and now support Newt, but I don't feel like a punk.
If you support Rick that's fine, but calling Newt supporters punks isn't going to change any minds.
Read what I wrote again, I said, those who say that a vote for anyone else other than Newt will help Romney... read it again... that’s what I was talking about, don’t paint it with a broad brush.
I don't care what the Newt punks say,
I don't know what you meant to write, and I didn't paint it with a broad brush, I just quoted what you wrote.
I don’t really understand the anti-Newt rhetoric either.
Only thing I can figure is it has something to do with some people being desperately attached to another candidate, to a point that they feel an imperative to bring others down.
I've never understood this mentality. If a candidate ends up losing support, how is it the fault of another one, especially considering conservative credentials? This line is nothing more than another example of entitlement, the 'my guy is in the lead so everyone else better fall in line'.
So don't blame the loss of support on another candidate. Put the blame where it belongs- Newt (and all other 'leaders' who blamed another candidate for their falling numbers).
Newt is likely to win many states and has a strong chance to be the Conservative nominee. Look at how many states Newt is likely to win. Go NEWT !
? - Iowa 28 delegates
? - New Hampshire 12
Newt - South Carolina 25
Newt - Florida 50
Newt - Nevada 28
Newt - Maine 24
Newt - Colorado 36
? - Minnesota 40
Newt- Arizona 29
? - Michigan 30
Newt - Washington 43
Newt - Alaska 27
Newt - Georgia 76
Newt - Idaho 32
RINO - Mass 41
Newt - North Dakota 28
Newt - Ohio 66
Newt - Oklahoma 43
Newt - Tennessee 58
? - Vermont 17
Newt - Virginia 50
Newt - Wyoming 29
Newt - Kansas 40
Newt - Alabama 50
? - Hawaii 20
Newt - Mississippi 40
Newt - Missouri 52
? - Illinois 69
Newt - Louisiana 46
Newt - Maryland 37
Newt or Perry - Texas 155
? - Wash D.C. 19
Newt - Wisconsin 42
? - Connecticut 28
? - Delaware 17
? - New York 95
Newt - Pennsylvania 72
? - Rhode Island 19
Newt - Indiana 46
Newt - North Carolina 55
Newt - West Virginia 31
Newt - Nebraska 35
Newt - Oregon 29
Newt - Arkansas 36
Newt - Kentucky 45
? - California 172
Newt - Montana 26
Newt - New Jersey 50
Newt - New Mexico 23
Newt - South Dakota 28
RINO - Utah 40
It’s Santorum’s turn to be “not Romney”. The battle has always been between Romney and “not Romney”.
First Bachman was “not Romney”; then Perry; then Cain; then Gingrich; now Santorum.
I’ve been saying for over a year that Romney will be the nominee. And he will lose to Obama. Because the GOP is just that stupid.
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