Skip to comments.Bad Newt: Cut Megan Kelly’s On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Presidential Primary
Posted on 03/07/2012 2:37:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Bad Newt - Used 30 Minutes of Megan Kellys On-air Time To Discuss his GA win and the GOP Primary.
Consensus of the Fox panel: Good grief!! Newt took 30 minutes to make his points!!! (30 minutes of not talking about Mitts Super Tuesday).
And what was up with Fox News not running the GA vote totals on the ticker strip?
Sarah Palin disclosed to Neil Cavuto that she voted for the cheerful one. (Newt)
Newt Gingrich picked up 69 additional delegates. His total to date 102 delegates. (By my count, he had 33 going into Super Tuesday and picked up 46 in GA, 2 in ND, 13 in OK and 8 in TN)
Larry Sabatos pronouncement early in the evening that the VA GOP Primary ballot was rigged to help Romney, shockingly was given air time. A two-man field gave Mitt the majority win and 43 delegates.
Speaking of Mitt helping (going by the GOPs own rules) the FL delegates should not have been winner take all, but rather proportional since the FL GOP moved their primary before March 1 (They were docked 30 delegates which Im sure they hope the GOP will forgive and return to Mitt but they refused to adhere to the March 1 = proportional delegates. This would have given Newt many more delegates.) Word is this issue will be resolved at the convention.
Near the close of Foxs coverage, it was very petty (but becoming his closing signature zinger) of Brit Hume to read a David Axelrod tweet saying that Mitt had just eked out a win in Ohio (Brit announced that tweet proved the Democrats dont want to face Mitt and would much rather face Newt or Rick).
In fact, the entire night of Fox coverage was a vision of dismissal, mocking and annoyance with Newt Gingrich.
Fox News is carrying a ton of bias baggage for Mitt Romney.
The question now: Can Fox News drag Mitt into the GOP winners circle?
March 10th -- KS Caucus (40 del)
March 13th -- AL Primary (47) AND MS Primary (37)
March 15th to 24th MO Caucus (49)
March 20th IL Loophole Primary (69)
March 24th LA Primary (18)
And so on .
very disheartening to those of us who still believe in America....
It’s easy to see why we all say God Bless FreeRepublic.......
The voters will decide.
So glad Sarah is one of the lone voices on Fox who praises Newt. His speech was funny, relaxed and at times eloquent.
Sure it was long but so was Rick’s (he got angry at the end) and Mitt’s (did not sound confident & used a teleprompter).
Iowa: Rigged (but corrected)
GOP officialdom does NOT want either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, that at least is clear. They are ROMNEY all the way, man. RINOS. MSM joined at the hip with 'em, too.
Like Santorum, I am staunch prolife Catholic who goes to daily Mass, therefore, I like him very much, but I can’t see him beating Obama.
Only NEWT can beat anybody DECISIVELY as he put it.
Last night I listen to Santorum’s speech compared to Newt’s, what a difference. Even my 17 year old son said: “ Santorum mentioned nothing specific.” He is such a poor public speaker, I am afraid that we will have to accept Romney who has no conscience when it comes to winning a game. With all the money he has spent and name’s recognition, party elites’ endorsement, he couldn’t even win big in Ohio. That says it all about his chance to win in general election.
If we don’t unite behind Newt, we are doomed because Santorum does not have a skill and agenda to do it.
We need Newt to team up with Palin right now and campaign as a semi-official ticket. But who wants to risk political chance with third-place finisher?
Ms Kelly’s on-air sneer gave away her feelings about Gov. Perry and his to answer her question about Newt’s path forward (he ignored it). I can only imagine how the Fox talent talks about Newt off air.
I pulled the lever for him in MI to stop Obamaney, but as I have said my gut feel says he ain't got the chops for the Job and your Son saw right through it too. Out of the mouth of babes ...
“Gingrich To Get Secret Service Protection” (as early as today)
.....”The Gingrich campaign submitted paperwork requesting Secret Service protection in late February. Until now the former House speaker was paying a private security firm to protect Gingrich and his wife at public events.
Secret Service protection for White House hopeful Rick Santorum began February 28. Mitt Romney’s protection started earlier, in the first week of February.”.....
I appreciate the roast of FNS, and they deserve it.
Getting home late from work last night, what I noticed here on FR was an appalling trend of our own people trumpeting that Newt cannot win a state outside of his home, GA.
I actually posted to several that they must have forgotten about South Carolina.
The result: a sound of crickets chirping.
Not one person replied to the reminder.
Going out on a limb here, saying that I believe it really had slipped their minds.
Guessing they were too sheepish to answer for it.
The MSM is doing yoeman's work making sure no one remembers.
AND WHY (to their angst) Newt burned through 30 minutes of Fox prime on-air time to get out the details.
It is time to buy some Newt = $2.50 gas!
Ms Kelly was doing a slow burn by the time the camera was focused back on her. She’d been counting how many times Newt said “elite” in his speech ! (I think she said 6) — then went on to explain that meant the media and the GOP.
Thanks for seeing that so clearly.
I think not everyone here would believe that these FReepers could have forgotten about Newt winning SC.
After all, he did win it, and we all knew it at the time, and FReepers pride themselves on being well informed.
Some might think they were being deliberately false when they said he can only win one state. Because they wanted him to drop out and endorse Santorum, they were biased.
I say being biased doesn’t explain their claims. How sheepish would YOU feel if you claimed a candidate only one a single state when the record was very clear otherwise, and your goof is pointed out??
I agree that the media, either the pro Obama media or the pro Romney media, or in the case of Santorum, the radio talk hosts who support him, have helped people forget what Newt has done.
I notice all the guys here on FR go ga ga goo goo over her. Shrill and she doesn’t do it for me.
Hardly. I have no use whatsoever for the RINO skank...as for looks; you can see much better in any southern city on a warm summer evening...she also has an arrogant/snob streak that reminds me of elite New England women...ick.
Santorum is the only one who can both take out Romney and Obama. I don't doubt Newt can beat Obama but he can't get past Mitt--Santorum can.
I’m to the point I’d take Romney over Santorum. I am simply not ready for another Republican presidential candidate who can’t act presidential and string a couple of sentences together in an inspiring way.
Newt’s really got the gift. Romney has it. Santorum doesn’t. His voice grates me.
I think what grates me more is the lack of an agenda. Or when he has one, he quickly goes off that agenda and gets caught in all the spiderwebs.
I don’t get why Santorum has taken off. Perhaps I’m “out of touch,” but he simply doesn’t inspire me. I appreciate his candor and conviction... but then he backs away from it. *sigh*
They believe they will be able to knock out Santorum but that Newt is the real threat.
Fox and Friends announced the delegate count to date (Newt with 105).
Frankly cannot get how it is that so many Repubs have fallen for the 'Democrat-sponsored idea and first clue, no? - that Mitt and now respectively Santorum - is who Obama fears the most.
(This 'falling' includes Libertarian/Repub supporting Neal Bortz who yesterday offered that while he really wanted Newt as President; he voted for Mitt in Florida Primary as he agreed that he was the man to beat Obama.
It is pathetic that so many Repubs have been suckered into the Democrat Briar Patch.
As of 15 minutes ago, neither Fox News nor CNN were displaying the Georgia results at the ticker at bottom of screen, despite Georgia being the biggest state last night. I would be even more offended if I was from GA. I just fired off two emails to Fox News about this blatant suppression of truth. This is something one would expect in a third world country.
Fox News - RIGGED!
So sick of their rah, rah, rah for Rahhhhmney!!!
Romney will NOT beat Obama. I’ll bet the Dems want clean and squeaky Romney because they already have the dirt to kill his campaign!!
LOL, even MSNBC is showing Newt with a lot more delegates than Fox is.
I cannot believe so many people have drunk the kool-aid.
There is so much political and relationship inbreeding between Big Media, K-Street and Wall Street, coupled with “job protecting” and access, not to mention, their always reliable stupidity.
If anyone cares to ask why Fox has blacked out the GA Poll numbers on their screen crawl....
Fox News is one additional reason to reject Mitt Romney in the general election.
Our only hope for the republican party is a brokered convention. Otherwise, I will go on board with the Constitution Party and get in their attempt to build a real conservative party in America.
I’m sick of this.
Newt Gingrich MUST battle forward because the GOP will kill Rick the second Newt retreats. It may look ugly but Rick and Newt are killing the Establishment's choice -- CONSERVATIVES are holding the line this time.
Heck, the more I see of Santorum, I’m not sure I even prefer him over Romney. Santorum is going to scare the crap out of a large swath of the electorate in the general election.
As of now, CNN is displaying the GA results, while Fox is still boycotting GA.
........”Sarah Palin revealed late on Super Tuesday that she voted for Newt Gingrich in the Alaska caucuses.
After declining to reveal to a CNN reporter which 2012 candidate she voted for, Palin said in a later interview with a Fox News host that she had cast her ballot for the cheerful one........
Who can best bust through that radical lefts kind of dispensation and desire to mistreat those who are defenseless, mistreat those who perhaps have some disadvantages by making them more beholden to government? Who best can contrast themselves from that? she continued. I thought who best could do that [and] my own personal opinion is, the cheerful one, is Newt Gingrich. I have appreciated what he has stood for, stood boldly for.
Gingrich had chosen the word cheerful when asked in a February GOP debate to pick one word to define himself.”.....
Santorum would be a much better president than Romney if we could just appoint him. I don't have any doubt that Rick is more conservative. But yeah, the real problem with Santorum is he would lose in a massive landslide and take our House majority down with him. He'd be a horrible general election candidate who would scare off nearly every moderate, indie and youn(er) voter who will consider the GOP for economic issues but be repelled by Santorum's social crusading.
Romney will likely lose narrowly. Santorum would lose in a crushing landslide. Newt gives us the best chance to change the dynamics and pull out a win.
And another thing that ticks me off about the media is that, despite all their exit polls and hordes of pundits, they did not at all cover the surge that Newt had in the last week. He was way behind in TN and OK a couple weeks ago, and surged at least 20 points. What hurt him in TN and OK was the early votes. If there wasn’t so much early voting, he might have won OK and contended for the lead in TN.
As of this Morning Delegates Pledged or Banked. Still 58 Real delegates to be decided from Super Tuesday.
But when it gets to the Convention 80 of Mittens 326 will be Challenged. If Newt Withdraws Mittens gets all 50 from FL no challenge. If Santorum withdraws Mittens will get all 30 from AZ & MI no challenge.
Well then where is the delegates for Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Maine, & North Dakota. Those delegates want be decided to that states convention. The states get a Huge bonus if they vote for the winner. My guess at it stands now most of them will go to mittens.
Newt’s speech last night was in fact only 2 minutes and 46 seconds longer than Santorum’s, and well short of a half-hour.
Thanks! Another Fox “talent” put down of Newt, that they pulled from thin air!
Newt 97 = 105. I believe that is the current total.
Only NEWT can beat anybody DECISIVELY as he put it.
Then why does he come in 3rd?
I thought his southern strategy might have been a good idea, but losing Tennesse and Oklahoma kind of put a damper on that. It's all about the numbers and the way forward.
Santorum is the only one who can both take out Romney and Obama. I don’t doubt Newt can beat Obama but he can’t get past Mitt—Santorum can.
There we go. It may not be what you want, but if we don’t start going this way soon, we’ve got our Rominee. Is voting for a losing newt going to have been worth it? The polls are not perfect but except for right after a big debate or gaffe they are pretty accurate.
Newt also picked up 2 in ND, 3 in AK
Gingrich total delegates to date (w/o disputed FL numbers) 105.
Im to the point Id take Romney over Santorum.
I heard this from someone on the big thread last night. This seems to be the thrust of a lot of best supporters, and that’s ok if that’s whom you want. Especially if JimRob is feeling this way too.
But I’m not so sure he is. Santorum snt a gifted orator. He’s also not a RINO. He’s a real genuine conservative and lives it. A loving husband and father. He will appoint conservatives to the SC. Who knows whom Romney will appoint?
I’m confused. We’re supposed to be upset because a Presidential candidate got some airtime, as opposed to a teleprompter-reading model? Surely the viewers could still look at Ms. Kelly’s legs and bosom while Mr. Gingrich spoke, and that’s what she’s there for.
Whoops, autocorrect. Best = newt
FOX was upset!
That is VERY disputable! The orator part you got right.
Santorum has dropped below 20% in GA. If that holds, he cannot claim any delegates. Two had been put in his column.
03/06 - GA: 47.4% Newt; 6.5% Paul; 25.7% Romney; 19.6% Santorum = 97% reporting.
Speaking of Fox News bias, Martha McCallum just promoed a piece on Newt’s “large victory” in Georgia and showed a clip of his speech last night, and pointed out that the two southern states of MS and AL are up next week. However, after introducing Steve Hayes, instead of talking about Newt’s chances in MS and AL next week, she asked Hayes what Romney can do to improve his chances there. I have had it with Fox.
Breit Bair was my last hope but his show's group of talking heads go after Newt (as they did Perry) and he does not challenge it.
I have gone from respecting Brit Hume to total disdain for the man. I can hardly stand to look at him. If you go to CNN they don’t bash Newt as bad as Foxney does. Pretty sad.
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