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The One Simple Reason Newt Gingrich Will Not Win The General Election: Women
RedState ^ | December 07, 2011

Posted on 01/20/2012 8:40:55 PM PST by Steelfish

The One Simple Reason Newt Gingrich Will Not Win The General Election: Women

Posted by RealQuiet (Diary) December 7th

Newt Gingrich has conducted a brilliant campaign strategy since he stumbled back in late spring regarding Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity Plan. He has been masterful in debates and shown an eagerness to take on and fight the media elite. He has owned up to his personal and political mistakes and stated candidly what his positions are, though many may disagree with them but still live with them.

He hasn’t shown the brash ego and self-centeredness that reared its ugly head so many times when he was the Speaker of the House. He certainly seems to be a changed man.

BUT…..

Though Gingrich has engaged in his own political cronyism and playing both sides of the fence on political issues like Mitt Romney has in the past (which the Republican voter seems to be willing to overlook), there is one thing that will stop him from winning the general election:

A considerable majority of American women will not vote for him because of his past marital actions of betrayal

Most American women whether they be Democrat, independent, or Republican will not vote for a man who cheated on his previous wife(s). Among women, men like this cannot and will not be trusted. People like to point out that Ronald Reagan had two wives. The key thing is Ronald Reagan never cheated on Jane Wyman, his first wife. She left him because there was nothing left in common between them as she claimed. That is a very big difference.

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To: Steelfish

THIS woman and every Republican female friend supports Newt. Who ARE these people? Same ones who told us a week ago that Mitt had it sewn up tight?


101 posted on 01/20/2012 9:34:50 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish

I’m astonished anew how easily manipulated people can be. This is probably the fourth or fifth time today I’ve read or heard this “Newt is DOOMED with women” meme, all obviously concocted for release after the ABC “exclusive” with the ex-wife. Unfortunately, she came off as self-serving, vindictive and unappealing to both women and men. She completely failed in delivering the “kibosh” the Left and the Mitt-bots were hoping for, and it ended up that the “kibosh” was Newt’s raking of the “elite media” in the debate. Massive fail for the Newt-bashers.


102 posted on 01/20/2012 9:35:28 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Utmost Certainty

The poll was on there all right. Hannity on the other hand, had interviews with several SC women voters. All said it was a nonissue.


103 posted on 01/20/2012 9:36:23 PM PST by moehoward
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To: BagCamAddict
"The difference between Clinton/Obama and Newt is that both Clinton and Obama flirt with women. They charm women. They schmooze women and give women the impression that they just might get into bed with them."

yitbos

104 posted on 01/20/2012 9:37:32 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Texas Fossil

Mitt won’t carry Ohio either but Newt is polling pretty well here.


105 posted on 01/20/2012 9:38:26 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: BagCamAddict

“women want to be romanced, they want to be wooed....” etc.
They ALSO want a healthy economy and some assurance
that America is not going straight to hell.
The usual dynamics from 20 years ago with Clinton, and 3 years ago with Obama could be fading very, very fast.
The Left will get their usual women voters, but there will likely be a little attrition there also.
But everything depends upon whether we’re talking about the Primaries or the General Election.
The argument against Gingrich re: the woman vote is being used to make him unelectable compared to Romney in the General Election-—that’s the only reason to invoke it.


106 posted on 01/20/2012 9:40:15 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Steelfish

The key to this whole Gingrich woman problem seems to be Marianne Gingrich.

What makes all the wholesome idiots think that maybe she hasn’t been the problem from the day he met her?

Think about that for a few moments...All Newt’s problems started and continue to be Marianne Gingrich!

Women, not all, can turn out to be a massive pain some times and she might be that very pain right now!

If I wasn’t so dang lazy, I could go on for days about women who have been a PITA!


107 posted on 01/20/2012 9:44:21 PM PST by Randy Larsen
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To: Steelfish

Santorums supposed ethics have never worked in politics and never will, until Jesus enforces them. Give us a break please.


108 posted on 01/20/2012 9:44:38 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: TwoSwords

Here’s why Santorum is electable. Newt is on record as saying FDR is his favorite president and was a global warming adherent. He is soft on illegal immigration, and has a litany of ethical lapses, and has $1.6m FreddieMac albatross around his neck. Obama will unload his $1B on all of this. If Santorum carries PA (favorite son candidate), attracts enough Reagan working-class Democrats to put Wisconsin and Ohio back into play and with Rubio as VP, FL returns to the red state column, its history for Obama. And, yes, he’ll pull a larger share of the women’s vote, a crucial demographic. The ultimate issue is defeating Obama.


109 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:40 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: bruinbirdman

Those dimwits don’t know he’s a homosexual-—he likes older, white guys.


110 posted on 01/20/2012 9:46:38 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: BagCamAddict

This freeper is not going to jump all over you, a good looking man may bring a smile to ones face, but doesn’t matter when your in the voting booth unless your IQ is room temperature...just like a good looking woman brings a smile to a mans face but doesnt mean you want to marry them...


111 posted on 01/20/2012 9:47:14 PM PST by goat granny
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To: supremedoctrine
"They ALSO want a healthy economy and some assurance'

Thank you. And there's plenty of real facts about women fleeing the Dems for that very reason.

112 posted on 01/20/2012 9:48:31 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Mr. K
We must end women’s suffrage!

I actually agree with you.

You tell them.

/johnny

113 posted on 01/20/2012 9:49:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Steelfish

Republicans always lose the women’s vote. Women don’t pick Presidents; men do.


114 posted on 01/20/2012 9:49:26 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: VastRWCon
Ok, I got it... it is because ZERO will NOT Debate Newt on TV Ever, he and the dems will find away to avoid it at all cost and therefore mute the point.

You are absolutely correct and this other type of debate that Newt wants to do DEFINITELY won't happen. He is the incumbent and will not put himself through anything like that. Obama has been watching the debates and knows it would be stupid for him to debate Newt. Newt will just have to follow Obama around the country doing whatever it is that he will do.

115 posted on 01/20/2012 9:51:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: chris_bdba

Good.

Hope the MSM chokes on this crap.

Bet John King is still dumbfounded about the slap down he took.


116 posted on 01/20/2012 9:52:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Steelfish

I’m going to vote for whoever the Republican nominee is.

Newt may lose, but with Romney we run the risk of the base staying home and losing not only the Presidency but the house and many propositions.


117 posted on 01/20/2012 9:53:41 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: supremedoctrine
After tomorrow, what will the LSM's new meme be in what order?

Blacks won't vote for him
Hispanics won't vote for him
Jews won't vote for him
Democrats won't vote for him
Ron Paul's people won't jump to him

118 posted on 01/20/2012 9:55:44 PM PST by txhurl (WELL, Santorum? Still in it for yourself?)
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To: txhurl

“One other itemm. The SC Primary is almost half women, and the combined voters of Huckabee and Thompson was around 53% women. If PPD’s numbers about a 9 or 10 point lead are true, it would mean that Gingrich is winning the female vote and that the gender gap is not as significant as it was first reported in IA and NH. Haven’t seen this yet, so have nothing to compare it to.”

Yes. Of course Newt will get most of the conservative women vote. He won’t get the vote of most moderate women.


119 posted on 01/20/2012 9:59:25 PM PST by willk
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To: Steelfish

Don’t sweat it, what you are dealing with are people who live in a bubble. Bubble mentality makes one see the world from their perspective only without any reference to reality. The left lives in their bubble, and many on our side have climbed into their own bubble. I used to think that polls were made up by liberals. But thru the years, I realized that when my candidate was behind in the polls he usually ended up losing. The key to success in any venture be it politics or business is to keep your perspective grounded in reality. An example, I am a big hockey fan, and for the life of me I couldn’t understand why they never talked about hockey on sports radio. Because I loved hockey it never occurred to me that not everybody else loved it also. Its like politics, not everybody thinks like I do. So when I look at the polls I see a snap shot of reality, even when I find my view a minority one.


120 posted on 01/20/2012 10:00:15 PM PST by gusty
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To: Steelfish
My FRiend. I actually thought he did pretty good in the last debate. Almost none of the points he made can be refuted, as far as I know. But he comes across as a tattletale. He doesn't come across as a man's man. That simple. He's unelectable for that very reason.
121 posted on 01/20/2012 10:01:01 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Steelfish
Of those standing, only Santorum is electable in the general election.

For someone that seems to lean on polls... how do you explain the present poll numbers for the 'only electable' Santorum?

122 posted on 01/20/2012 10:01:37 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: gorush
OK all you good conservatives keep your women folk bare foot pregnant and away from the voting booth..don't you know.

sarc...(figured that was necessary unfortunately)

123 posted on 01/20/2012 10:05:41 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: willk
Yes. Of course Newt will get most of the conservative women vote. He won’t get the vote of most moderate women.

And if he doesn't, he will lose South Carolina by a significant margin. So we'll know definitely, in less than 24 hours, whether women will be deserting Newt in droves or not.

124 posted on 01/20/2012 10:07:07 PM PST by kevao
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To: Steelfish
"A considerable majority of American women will not vote for him because of his past marital actions of betrayal "

100% pure dee conjecture on facts not in evidence.

That said, the 'ol lady says there's no friggin' way women will vote for this guy and men just don't get it.

The infidelity allegation are 3rd on the list after:

1. He's old and ugly

He's perceived as uncaring.

If this is true, and I suspect it may be, it's the best argument for repeal of the 19th I have ever heard.

American women voters, on average, are both stupid and destructive of the Republic.

125 posted on 01/20/2012 10:11:05 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: gorush; Steelfish; Utmost Certainty

UTTER NONSENSE!

The same was said about Sarah Palin, yet at all her appearances, women are the majority of her supporters!!!


126 posted on 01/20/2012 10:12:38 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Darkwolf377

“I don’t know a single woman who’ll vote for him.”

Well, meet one! Me! ;o)

I think it’s a mistake to try to cram all women into one barrel just because we’re women. Some of us model ourselves after Hillary Clinton . . . and some of us try to emulate Maggie Thatcher. Are you hanging out with a bunch of closet Democrats?


127 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:06 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert ("She turned me into a Newt . . . backer!" . . . . . Go Gingritch 2012!)
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To: Steelfish

“Most American women whether they be Democrat, independent, or Republican will not vote for a man who cheated on his previous wife(s).”

Tell that to Clinton. The guy had a bimbo eruption every other week including during campaigns.


128 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:08 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: loboinok

Agree. Santorum is not electable in the general election. If the general becomes focused on social issues as it would with Santorum, the middle, and they exist, will flee from our side as fast as they can. Santorum will scare the s**t out of them. I wish it wasn’t so,I like Santorum personally, but reality tells me otherwise. As for Gingrich, the focus will become Newt and all his baggage. Since Newt is a bit of an egomaniac he will play right into the trap, since the issue will become his favorite subject, Newt. So reality tells me he will also go down in flames in the general. The middle will be repulsed by him like its 1999. As for Paul, no explanation is needed. If Obama faced Paul he would get lots of chances to get 18 in. That leaves one standing, Romney. Is he what everybody says he is, in a negative sense, sure. But he gives us the best chance to get us over 50%. Hell, he has a good chance of winning this. I can see the apolitical middle, those secret Obama voters of 08, easily pulling the lever for Romney, but not for the other three. Do I wish a more conservative candidate with a great record and charisma were our nominee, your damn right, but he or she never entered the race, or maybe even exists. If we lose this one, the next ones will not matter so much.


129 posted on 01/20/2012 10:27:10 PM PST by gusty
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To: Darkwolf377

How do you do Mr./Mrs. DarkWolf.

You have met a single woman who is going to vote for Newt. :)


130 posted on 01/20/2012 10:30:03 PM PST by berdie
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To: Steelfish
Just wondering if this is one of those bitter would-be Perry-fellators who just can't let go of the dream...

(Red State kicked Palin to the curb a while back to become wholesale shills for Perry until even Erick had to admit that Anita's little dream was over.)

Cheers!

131 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:39 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: bruinbirdman
Can you re-work the legend on that photo?

"NEWT IT FROM ORBIT. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE."

Cheers!

132 posted on 01/20/2012 10:35:24 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Baynative
Someone should've reminded ol' Nina that if you give oral sex, you won't NEED an abortion.

Cheers!

133 posted on 01/20/2012 10:37:36 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Mariner

“American women voters, on average, are both stupid and destructive of the Republic.”

What a nasty thing to say.
What the Hell is wrong with you?


134 posted on 01/20/2012 10:38:59 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: BagCamAddict; One Name
Look at the photo again -- then look at the cigarette on the knee.

How many fingers are there? Are they holding hands or something?

Cheers!

135 posted on 01/20/2012 10:41:40 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: VastRWCon
OM NOM NOM NOM...

Cheers!

136 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
"What the Hell is wrong with you?"

Nothing.

It's true.

Over 60 percent of American vote democrat...EVERY election since WWII.

I'm glad you're in the 40%.

Did you notice the "on average" qualifier?

I'm thinking you didn't.

I'm thinking you're a thinking person and don't vote...across the board...Democrat.

137 posted on 01/20/2012 10:43:53 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Over 60 percent of American WOMEN vote democrat.


138 posted on 01/20/2012 10:48:04 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Hoodat; TheOldLady

Hoodat, Banned or suspended.


139 posted on 01/20/2012 10:48:08 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Mariner

You mean 60% of American women vote democrat. That’s probably right.


140 posted on 01/20/2012 10:49:09 PM PST by gusty
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To: grey_whiskers

Couple of close buds sharing a fag.

What is wrong with you, dude?


141 posted on 01/20/2012 10:50:45 PM PST by One Name
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To: Steelfish
Under Obama's economy, women have done so incredibly well...

The MSM must be in a panic right now. Their boy Mittens is hurting and ABC's hit that they worked on for months failed to work.
142 posted on 01/20/2012 10:59:37 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Steelfish

Robert A. Heinlein quote:

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”


143 posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:49 PM PST by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Steelfish

Newt should run an ad. “I’ll put you, your husbands, sons, and daughters back to work - Obama won’t.”


144 posted on 01/20/2012 11:04:05 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Mariner

I’m glad you’re in the 40%.
Thank you.

Did you notice the “on average” qualifier?

I’m thinking you didn’t.

You are right, I didn’t.
Sorry about that.

I’m thinking you’re a thinking person and don’t vote...across the board...Democrat.

If you look at my home page, you will see there is nothing remotely Democrat about me.

I apologize for going off on you.
Thanks for writing back.


145 posted on 01/20/2012 11:09:25 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Steelfish

When Newt debates, the other candidates come away with “I wish I said that.” Notice Romney’s feeble attempt to echo what Newt said on immigration in the debate the other nite -point for point. Romney is no debater - reminds me of an old boss I had. This guy was content to milk the contracts we had and not even attempt to grow the business - stick his neck out. Even the customers were wondering why we didn’t pursue new work. Newt is an aggressive ideas guy.


146 posted on 01/20/2012 11:11:36 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I don’t know a single woman who’ll vote for him.

I know several. talked to one the other night who said he's the only republican she can tolerate. I work with a bunch of female nurses. they're predominatly well off and conservative. they'll vote for the Republican regardless of who it is. If they won't, they weren't going to anyways. There will always be those who vote for the candidate with the best hair of course and some may be turned off by his "issues" just like some men. They'll have to make their choice and live with it.

147 posted on 01/20/2012 11:12:17 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Williams; SomeCallMeTim
You are right, of course. Many Freepers behave like that New York socialite in the 1980s who claimed she didn't know anybody who voted for Reagan.

It's not Christian women in the South that will be problematic for Newt. It's women in general in swing states that will be. Independent women don't like Newt (or any conservative who has been proven a cheater, today or in the past) because the expectation is different. When conservative candidates keep talking about family values and then turned out to be cheating at the same time, it's not the 'family values' itself that they object. It's the hypocrisy of the candidates. Liberals don't get attack for the same reason because they don't talk about social morality all the time.

148 posted on 01/20/2012 11:13:54 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Mariner

I don’t think making up statistics is going to help your cause.


149 posted on 01/20/2012 11:14:35 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: Steelfish

I did not, have sex, with that woman ....

Idiot


150 posted on 01/20/2012 11:31:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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