Skip to comments.All of the candidates except Gingrich, Romney and Paul should drop out before Iowa
Posted on 12/01/2011 5:54:03 PM PST by TBBT
The Newt Surge is official. Over the last week, Gingrichs 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.
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Then go ahead and call me one. I’m done selling my soul. No Perry, no Newt, no Paul, no Romney. Ever.
I would go write in, also with huntsman or La Raza Rick.
Paul is a Losertarian not a Republican.
Oh, well, since theses never heard of before Tech Guys say it then it must be done.
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.
Preach it brother, buccaneer. Can I get an Amen? :-)
You would stay home? That is what most FReepers did in 2008. Are we trying to help LIBS wreck America?
He is now on a Greta interview (taped today) and is on a stride. Newt is doing well.
Says who? 90% of us voted for Palin.
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.
38% Rasmussen is pretty damn high.
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.
With the way the attacks on Bachmann have ramped up I’m guessing she worries them.
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.
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
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