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Panicked Romney Flailing Wildly as Newt Pulls-Out NINE POINT LEAD in Florida
Reaganite Republican ^ | January 23, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/23/2012 7:03:02 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

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1 posted on 01/23/2012 7:03:12 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks for this report! And a cool writing style to go with it—


2 posted on 01/23/2012 7:05:52 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’ll be interesting to see how many of the RINO Romney supporters and news media types back Obama over Gingrich.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 7:06:09 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Reaganite Republican
I saw those poll results showing Newt in a virtual dead heat with Obama and just had to laugh at all the talking heads who keep telling us that Newt can't defeat Obama.

Shades of Reagan. I think that, if Newt is the nominee, we are going to witness another landslide like 1980. People are desperate to vote against Obama if they are given a good enough reason to do so. Newt is that reason.
4 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:02 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Awesome Dude, Thanks. Gold Star fer sure.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:27 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Reaganite Republican

There is nothing like the smell of panicked RINO in the morning.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:55 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

7 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:06 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Sudetenland

Agreed in full

You know... I have spent a bit of time in the Sudetenland...


8 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:40 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: bigdirty

I think if Romney loses the nomination, a fuming Ann Coulter just might pull the lever for Obama.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 7:15:39 AM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Quite frankly I don’t give a Rat’s A** who Coulter votes for.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 7:18:51 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: libh8er
"I think if Romney loses the nomination, a fuming Ann Coulter just might pull the lever for Obama."

Let her. We already saw Colin Powell's "conservatism" at work. Let all these shills be exposed. I'm sick of Coulter. Apparently her hangout with the GLAD crowd has messed up her mind.

11 posted on 01/23/2012 7:20:18 AM PST by LS
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To: Reaganite Republican; Jim Robinson; onyx; P-Marlowe

I just listened to Romney on Fox News trying to resurrect Newt receiving 1.6 million from Fannie/Freddie issue. He was so freaking obviously whining. He sounded like the class tattletale...Sidney Sawyer snitching on Tom to Aunt Polly.

Now, we have Brit Hume, a known Romney supporter, coming on to “analyze” the interview just finished with his pal, Mitt Romney.

Fox News: We Romney, We Decide

The Romney News Network.

BTW, why does a half billionaire leave a Crony Capitalist firm and spend millions to win the presidency, when it only pays a couple hundred thousand a year? Why does it make me nervous that Bain wants the presidency so badly that they’ve been running to get it for nearly a decade?


12 posted on 01/23/2012 7:20:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Sudetenland
I think that, if Newt is the nominee, we are going to witness another landslide like 1980.

For those of us old enough to remember 1980 it didn't turn into a landslide until very late in the process. But I agree with you that this could be very similar year. There were lots of doubts about Reagan. The press hated him. The RINO blue bloods had done everything possible to try to stop him. There was talk about him having been divorced.

It was the blow up in the middle east that killed any chance Carter had. And likewise if things heat up over in Iran Obama is equally doomed.
13 posted on 01/23/2012 7:20:52 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

This is Hillary /Obama 2008 all over again..except on the Republican side. Once actual voting began, the “inevitable” and the long establishment favorite started to crumble.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 7:22:18 AM PST by libh8er
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To: Reaganite Republican

If Newt is the nominee, he should ban all former Romney staffers from his campaign. They would be the enemy within.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 7:22:18 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Moderates” like Romney just can’t seem to understand why everybody doesn’t love them, except a few extremists at the margins. After all, they’re “right in the middle”, all things to all people, and willing to compromise without letting little things like liberty and free enterprise get in the way.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 7:25:34 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (GOP "moderates" like Bush opened the door for Obama and showed him the path he's running down.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
-- Others who make a living handicapping (and wagering upon) these things -like InTrade- have stock in a Gingrich victory in Florida soaring, now standing at 55%. --

When I checked Intrade this morning (probably 8 AM EST), the wager was real close to 50-50. Newt had a slight advantage (betting on his side cost more than betting on Romney), but rounding to whole percentage points was 50-50.

I checked just now -- 59-42 in favor of Newt. Hahahahaha.

17 posted on 01/23/2012 7:26:39 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: bigdirty
-- It'll be interesting to see how many of the RINO Romney supporters and news media types back Obama over Gingrich. --

They are already showing their hand by supporting Romney. I expect most of them will attempt to have it both ways, and seek redemption by grudgingly supporting Newt, or at least bashing Obama.

Current events with an open field of GOP choices is a better measure of their position, compared with what they say after a GOP nominee has been named.

18 posted on 01/23/2012 7:31:16 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: xzins
I just listened to Romney on Fox News trying to resurrect Newt receiving 1.6 million from Fannie/Freddie issue. He was so freaking obviously whining. He sounded like the class tattletale...Sidney Sawyer snitching on Tom to Aunt Polly. Now, we have Brit Hume, a known Romney supporter, coming on to “analyze” the interview just finished with his pal, Mitt Romney. Fox News: We Romney, We Decide The Romney News Network. BTW, why does a half billionaire leave a Crony Capitalist firm and spend millions to win the presidency, when it only pays a couple hundred thousand a year? Why does it make me nervous that Bain wants the presidency so badly that they’ve been running to get it for nearly a decade?

I'm not a conspiracy nut, but I would not be surprised if the Mormon church was somehow involved. Those at the very top have to know it's a scam built on a historical fallacy, and the organiztion wants so very badly to be considered mainstream and not a just cult created by a con man that uses a family focus to lure people in.

19 posted on 01/23/2012 7:31:52 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (GOP "moderates" like Bush opened the door for Obama and showed him the path he's running down.)
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To: xzins

Newt says he himself netted less than $50k from them, and they IGNORED his advice completely anyway

Mittens is desperate, I’m tellin ya... and acting it, per your example xzins


20 posted on 01/23/2012 7:32:08 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
"But Mittens himself seems dour and embittered in the wake of South Carolina... like it's somebody else's fault he got his butt handed to him."

Every time Mitt talks at the debates and I ask G-d to expose him..he messes up. Did it during the "hidden mic incident" and did it during the last two debates.

Yep, G-d is messing with Mitt.

21 posted on 01/23/2012 7:32:38 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
My only quibble with the article would be a descriptive preference for sissified rather than ossified.

Though ossified is apt if referring to the gutless RINO bastards having been allowed to ignore us for so many years that they no longer deem it necessary to offer even the pretense of same.

22 posted on 01/23/2012 7:33:31 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: libh8er

Ann Coulter is an RNC tool.


23 posted on 01/23/2012 7:34:42 AM 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: xzins

“Fox News: We Romney, We Decide

The Romney News Network”

And that is no joke. Fox has been NOTHING but Romney this morning. The interview you mention went on forever-—I thought Willard would never shut up. Then afterward, as Hemmer and McCallum discussed the primaries, they showed clips of Romney, but not Newt (with one brief exception). It’s blatant and it’s embarrassing.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 7:35:57 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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hmmmm . . . well, i know what i meant .. lol


25 posted on 01/23/2012 7:37:46 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Pretty crappy few days for Romney. He LOSES Iowa (no more historic two in a row). He gets POUNDED in SC.

Then...the Monday morning Rasmussen numbers show him losing big in FL.

Oh...and let’s not forget: Jeb is now neutral (no doubt b/c of SC/John King).

I’ll bet the FL Romney campaign stuff is FREAKING OUT!!!!


26 posted on 01/23/2012 7:38:42 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: xzins

“Why does it make me nervous that Bain wants the presidency...”

Probably because they’re salivating over the trillions from We the People’s US Treasury that GS was given to play with ?

Just a haunch , mind you


27 posted on 01/23/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by mo
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To: Reaganite Republican

If Newt wins the nomination, maybe Mitt will finally give up on his electioneering and realize that conservatives will no longer stand for stuffed shirts without passion. In spite of the ‘RINO establishment’ behind the curtain, we can tear that curtain down and get our country back.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 7:42:43 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: tomkat

Amen, TK


29 posted on 01/23/2012 7:43:48 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: CatherineofAragon

There is no place to go at this point to get balanced news.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 7:43:58 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Conservatives need to keep Newt on a short leash, and Newt needs to keep slamming the opposition...it’s a long way to November.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 7:46:59 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sudetenland

I saw those poll results showing Newt in a virtual dead heat with Obama and just had to laugh at all the talking heads who keep telling us that Newt can’t defeat Obama.”

Is that a Gallup poll? Would you have a link for us on that?

That is Romney’s ONLY argument. If it can be shown that he is NOT better than Newt in the general, then...he is done.

(He might be done anyway. If he loses Florida, and thus goes 1 for 4, winning only Democrat NH...he is going to be hurting, hurting, hurting).


32 posted on 01/23/2012 7:47:00 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Reaganite Republican
These numbers are now very similar to SC. The trend never shows up until 3 or 4 days after the initial surveys start turning. It looks like many now see the folly in backing Santorum, since Santorum has gone from 14% to 11, and Newt has gained over 9%. Romney is also losing close to 8%.

Newt will take Romney to the woodshed again, and the momentum will be nearly unstoppable for Newt.

And when Newt is on a roll, get out of the way. Let's hope Santorum is smart enough to figure it out, like Perry did. (Not holding my breath that “little Ricky” is even smart enough to understand it. He will cling to the rail till the last light goes out.

33 posted on 01/23/2012 7:47:29 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: xzins

The new model is rather than one nominally ‘balanced’ MSM source one needs to keep and eye on multiple blogs, outlets, Free Republic forum, and Twitter accounts and sort the truth yourself from myriad ‘biased’ sources across the spectrum- or an aggregator/blogger you trust to do that for you.

It’s more work, but you definitely have more opportunity if resourceful than in the past imho


34 posted on 01/23/2012 7:47:44 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: xzins

“There is no place to go at this point to get balanced news”

Except for FR.....this site is my default news source now.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 7:51:54 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My sorrow in this is that I used to find that Limbaugh and Hannity were reliably conservative.

Hannity simply isn’t. If the Fox News link is forcing him to hold his fire, then shame on him.

Rush is being coy.

It absolutely blows my mind that they don’t simply announce on air that Romney is a leftist rino. If Reagan can describe the Rockefellar wing as non-conservative, then so can Rush.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Go Anyonebutromney!


37 posted on 01/23/2012 7:54:41 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: ConservativeDude
Gallop--Trial heat on the right of the page: ELECTION 2012 TRACKING
38 posted on 01/23/2012 7:54:57 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Same here.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: libh8er

Truth be told there will be a lot of liberals with (R)’s in front of their name pull the lever for obama. They are devoid or loyalty and honor. It’s all a one way street for this bunch of elitist globs of goat snot.


40 posted on 01/23/2012 7:58:02 AM PST by sarge83
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To: GonzoGOP
It was the blow up in the middle east that killed any chance Carter had. And likewise if things heat up over in Iran Obama is equally doomed.

I'll give you another reason that seems likely regardless of Iran: $5/gal gasoline this summer. If Iran blows, then figure $6+. Game Over.

41 posted on 01/23/2012 7:59:32 AM PST by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. Gingrich 2012.)
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To: mikeus_maximus
The brain trust on planet Kolob is in disarray and panic over why their Romney guy is making such a mess of things.
42 posted on 01/23/2012 8:00:28 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: xzins
Hannity always was more moderate, but he faked it during the heavy Rush years to gain an audience.

Rush is all about Rush. He is mostly thinking of his ratings. He stays luke warm on candidates, so not to anger their supporters. If you haven't noticed, he always plays both ends. He likes to be seen as neutral, and mostly attacks Obama from a strong Conservative position.

Most all Republican candidates are off limits for strong criticism. We will see, if Rush finally takes a strong stand for a candidate, but I am not betting on it.

43 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:14 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: xzins
Correction: No place on television.

As the internet becomes more and more the source for news, the elites become more desperate to control it. That much of the public backed hacker group Anonymous’s attack against the government after the megaupload thing has got.to be scaring them right now. They had to think that at least the left, and much more of the law and order believing right would condemn that. The sympathy the government received in the quarters it came from was tepid at best, even among people who would never violate copyrights. The veil has been torn away.

44 posted on 01/23/2012 8:03:23 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: libh8er
This is Hillary /Obama 2008 all over again..except on the Republican side. Once actual voting began, the “inevitable” and the long establishment favorite started to crumble.

Good point.

45 posted on 01/23/2012 8:09:00 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Avoiding Obama by replacing him with Romney is like avoiding a Ford by replacing it with a Mercury)
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To: Sudetenland

Awesome, thanks.

We can legitimately say that recent polls, as of today, show Newt running as strong against obama as Romney. That is a huge development.

Romney has NO arguments left. His inability and unwillingness to defend his Bain record has hurt him, also.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 8:12:18 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Agreed on each and every point, PF

Looking forward to tonight’s debate... there’s a reason Romney tried to wiggle out of them lol


47 posted on 01/23/2012 8:18:21 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I don’t agree that Hannity is a moderate. But he seems that way sometimes cuz he is playing to ratings and is stifled by Fox News and the ultimate desire to keep his job.

What bothers me about Rush is that he seems to always be on defense. I love his views on everything Conservative but now as in ‘08, he’s reacting to Obama and his actions constantly and somewhat frantically.

Notice how many times all of these talk show hosts use the word Obama.
And lately, it seems like he is all over the place with his analyses.
The main points of most of his shows can be summed up in one paragraph.

I still love Maharushi but my main go to guy is and always has been Levin. He says it like it is, doesn’t give a rat’s arse what anyone thinks of him(unlike his buddy Hannity) and is a core Constitutionalist and a brilliant scholar and teacher of it.
I just got his new book Ameritopia from Amazon. Book reviews anyone?


48 posted on 01/23/2012 8:19:03 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Tuxedo
I'm looking for the "viable third-party candidate" to come out of the woods about now. I can't see another way Obama can win except by plurality.

It's a real possibility to me, that someone like Ross Perot will come along (maybe even the same initials as Perot) that will steal the conservative base away from a "flawed" GOP candidate, and Obama wins with an anemic 40-42%

When you see the MSM starting to focus on a "marginal" candidate and comment on his "originality and energy capturing the imaginations of the voters", you will know the fix is in. Likewise, the GOP candidates will be encouraged to go negative on each other - the more wounded the primary winner, the better.

49 posted on 01/23/2012 8:32:37 AM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Earthdweller
I pray to God--and I REALLY do--to keep Newt "walking humbly before Him". When Newt's ego gets too big--I pray God show him how dangerous that is--and speak to him through His Holy Spirit and impress upon him the truth of His word:

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom".

And we NEED Newt to NOT just "lean not on his own understanding", but to also seek God's wisdom--because without that we are ALL (whether we want to admit it or not) DOOMED!

IOW--PRAY FOR NEWT! Because I--again REALLY!--believe he is our best hope for bringing down the Obamanation!

50 posted on 01/23/2012 8:37:05 AM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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