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All of the candidates except Gingrich, Romney and Paul should drop out before Iowa
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/2011 | The Tech Guys

Posted on 12/01/2011 5:54:03 PM PST by TBBT

The Newt Surge is official. Over the last week, Gingrich’s Intrade odds of winning the nomination rose from 16% to 39%. Romney has faded a little but still leads with 47% odds. No one else is above 5% odds.

The polls are even more stunning. Rasmussen shows Gingrich leading 38%-17% in a national poll. Real Clear Politics lists polls with Gingrich leading Romney by 15-30 points in Florida, South Carolina and Iowa, and trailing Romney by only 10 points in New Hampshire.

In the general election match-up, Rasmussen has Gingrich leading Obama by 2% and Romney trailing Obama by 6%. Romney is typically competitive with Obama. The tier-two GOP candidates usually trail Obama by double digits.

As a result of this data, we believe only Romney and Gingrich have a realistic hope of winning the 2012 GOP nomination. We believe that only Romney, Gingrich and Paul have a sufficient following to justify continuing.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/01/all-of-the-candidates-except-gingrich-romney-and-paul-should-drop-out-before-iowa/#ixzz1fKyB2Rl7

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KEYWORDS: conclusion; destiny; fate; florida; hermancain; inevitable; iowa; kingmakers; michelebachmann; mittromneyronpaul; new; newhampshire; newtgingrich; paul; rickperry; ricksantorum; romney; southcarolina
Consider recent history and Huckabee/McCain... This is perhaps a little premature to say the least. Also, consider that not all the primaries/caucuses are winner take all this year.

However, it would be nice to see those debate stages with fewer candidates standing on it.

1 posted on 12/01/2011 5:54:09 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

That’s funny. This is the list of the first three I would like to see drop out.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 5:56:13 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: TBBT

It may not matter.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 5:56:57 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: TBBT

Wrong Paul? Seriously?!


4 posted on 12/01/2011 5:57:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sure.. sets it up for Newt. you have the liberal, the nut, and the Conservative poser.

Giving a choice between the 3 I’d likely go Newt. Or stay home.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 5:59:02 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Ingtar

Nobody needs to go anywhere till some actual voting is done.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 5:59:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: TBBT

This would totally destroy the whole point of a primary system.

Insanity.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 5:59:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul won’t win any primaries and then we’ll be stuck with Newt Romney.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 6:00:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

bump


9 posted on 12/01/2011 6:01:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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The Kingmakers: All of the candidates except Perry and Romney should drop out before Iowa

The Kingmakers: All of the candidates except Cain and Romney should drop out before Iowa

The Kingmakers: All of the candidates except Gingrich, Romney and Paul should drop out before Iowa

The Kingma... who cares what you think!

10 posted on 12/01/2011 6:02:29 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: TBBT

I don’t see why anyone should drop out before the very first primary.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 6:02:45 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: cableguymn

stay home then, and find something other than FR to do with your time.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 6:03:37 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: TBBT

I mock Ron Paul.....LMAO that he should stay in the race. He needs to check himself into an insane asylum with his soul mate Dennis Kook-sin-itch.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 6:05:15 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: GeronL
This would totally destroy the whole point of a primary system.

That's the whole point. The establishment wants it that way. They want the nominee to be chosen just like the Republican gubernatorial nominee is selected in states like Ohio...when it's Joe Blow's "turn" because he's been such a loyal RINO party man for 25 years.

14 posted on 12/01/2011 6:05:40 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: TBBT

Um, of all the current candidates who should drop out, R-U-N Paul is number one.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 6:06:35 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: mamelukesabre; cableguymn
and find something other than FR to do with your time.

That's the second time I've seen you say that to somebody. Who put you in charge?

16 posted on 12/01/2011 6:08:59 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mamelukesabre

Shessh dude. Chill out.

I share the opinion with lots of freepers. No Mittens, and unless newt convinces me he’s not a global warming, amnesty, single payer health care system lover.. No Newt.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 6:09:24 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cripplecreek

Amen!


18 posted on 12/01/2011 6:11:43 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: buccaneer81

You know what you call someone who doesn’t vote yet continues to gripe about everything in politics? A stupid jackass.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 6:12:11 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: TBBT

You are about as stupid as they come.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 6:29:10 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Then go ahead and call me one. I’m done selling my soul. No Perry, no Newt, no Paul, no Romney. Ever.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 6:32:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: cableguymn

I would go write in, also with huntsman or La Raza Rick.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 6:37:41 PM 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: TBBT

Paul is a Losertarian not a Republican.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 6:41:55 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: buccaneer81

AMEN !


24 posted on 12/01/2011 6:42:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: mamelukesabre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtNHuqHWefU


25 posted on 12/01/2011 6:44:39 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: TBBT

Oh, well, since theses never heard of before Tech Guys say it then it must be done.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 6:57:42 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TBBT

Everybody wants to freeze the field when their choice is at the top. By your standard, Gingrich shouldn’t even be in the race, because he should have dropped out when Perry surged in August. And of course when Cain surged in October.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 7:01:41 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: buccaneer81

Preach it brother, buccaneer. Can I get an Amen? :-)


28 posted on 12/01/2011 7:06:03 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cableguymn

You would stay home? That is what most FReepers did in 2008. Are we trying to help LIBS wreck America?


29 posted on 12/01/2011 7:09:16 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Ingtar

Exactly!


30 posted on 12/01/2011 7:10:58 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: TBBT

He is now on a Greta interview (taped today) and is on a stride. Newt is doing well.


31 posted on 12/01/2011 7:15:48 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: writer33

32 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ExCTCitizen
You would stay home? That is what most FReepers did in 2008.

Says who? 90% of us voted for Palin.

33 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: eyedigress

Forget it! People just want to bitch about Newt on a couch, giving amnesty that he never proposed, and that he has been married three times. They don’t want to be faced with any real substance. When I hear Gingrich, I feel hope and possibilities for the first time in three years.


34 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:28 PM PST by Toespi
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To: buccaneer81

LOL!


35 posted on 12/01/2011 7:24:36 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Toespi

38% Rasmussen is pretty damn high.


36 posted on 12/01/2011 7:29:54 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: cripplecreek

Who knows? Paul will do better in caucuses than primaries on average. Newt will likely be hit very hard in the next month.

It remains to be see whether Newt is a flavor of the month or not. There’s a lot to hit Newt with, and he’ll get hit. Every candidate knows that has to happen. So it’ll happen.

Someone could win Iowa with 21%. If Santorum keeps working hard, he could get 10% or more. Bachmanns a neighbor, she could get 10%. Cain hangs in there, he gets 10%. Give 5 to Perry and 5 to Huntsman. Gingrich, Romney, Paul all at 20%.

It’s a fairly realistic potential scenario.

I can’t believe that the Iowa Evangelicals want multiple adultery and divorce Gingrich. So they might go to Santorum or Bachmann.


37 posted on 12/01/2011 7:38:13 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

With the way the attacks on Bachmann have ramped up I’m guessing she worries them.


38 posted on 12/01/2011 7:40:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

No.. I’ll vote down ticket. I assume Michelle will run for her seat again unless she pulls off some magic and wins the first few primaries.

However, if it is mittens or Zero.. I don’t see a lick of difference between them.


39 posted on 12/01/2011 9:01:41 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: TBBT

It is really sad to read all the so called Republicans/Conservatives on FreeRepublic that are so anti-freedom and mock the only candidate that espouses liberty of the individual.

I was mocked and told to vote McCain back in 2008 knowing full well that man was a RINO.

Ron Paul 2012


40 posted on 12/01/2011 10:28:23 PM PST by Chewbacca (woof woof. That's my other wookie impression.)
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To: cableguymn
If it is Mitt, I'll hold my nose and vote for him. He is not a Marxist like Zero is. We are not electing someone for sainthood. Even Jesus was for taxes, if he was running, some of us would not vote for him.

No matter what, we need to defeat 0.

41 posted on 12/02/2011 11:01:25 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: cableguymn
If it is Mitt, I'll hold my nose and vote for him. He is not a Marxist like Zero is. We are not electing someone for sainthood. Even Jesus was for taxes, if he was running, some of us would not vote for him.

No matter what, we need to defeat 0.

42 posted on 12/02/2011 11:04:08 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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Thanks TBBT.
43 posted on 12/14/2011 6:21:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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