Skip to comments.At local stops, Mitt Romney draws applause, but Newt Gingrich gets cheers
Posted on 01/25/2012 7:36:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Different crowds, different tones at events for the 2 top GOP candidates.
The two leading Republican presidential candidates came to Central Florida on Wednesday, and their events and reception by voters couldn't have been more different.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney showed up at factory in Orlando on Wednesday morning, telling a politely enthusiastic crowd of about 400 that President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night showed that the president is out of touch with America.
"We have a president who is detached from reality. He's detached from the people. He's detached from his own words. He's so detached people are surprised and shocked," said Romney, the longtime front-runner who polls show is now in a statistical tie with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida.
Gingrich made an afternoon appearance before an enthusiastic, overflow crowd of 700 in Cocoa, offering an expansive vision for the U.S. space program in a region that has lost nearly 10,000 jobs with the retirement of the space shuttle.
"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American," Gingrich said. He repeated the promise an hour later to a panel of Space Coast aerospace and space leaders.
The two appearances, almost 50 miles apart, underscored the differences between the two men. Romney was orderly, scripted and focused on his criticism of Obama. Gingrich, by contrast was disheveled, extemporaneous and seemed to feed off the energy of the crowd.
The two candidates, who have been hammering each other with TV ads across Florida, will meet face-to-face tonight for another televised debate, this time in Jacksonville. That event, scheduled for 8 on CNN, will offer the rivals another chance to score with voters...
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This report says that there is a debate tonight. I thought the next debate was tomorrow night.
People that saw “A boy and His Dog” will remember the Romney people that lived in the underground city.
Newt participates in the RPOF/CNN/Hispanic Leadership Network Republican Presidential Debate
Thursday, January 26 2012 - 8pm - 10pm ET
(I got this info from the EVENTS section on newt.org.)
There is something particulalry evil about Mitt Romney and his sealous quest for power. The mormon political hack whore who denounced Reagan conservativism and walowed in the sin of abortion sending his winged establishment monkeys—Drudge and the Rombots who inftrated the once important conservative organ and Eliot no current relevance Abrams-to now lie and distort the Gingrich legacy. You are loathsome crap Romnoid that will be stopped. Shriek on, fool
The goods news from all this is that Newts supporters seem very firm and enthused. I think Mitts supporters are very thin in there support. So IMHO it is more likely that Newts supporters will vote than Mitts.
IIRC, I heard that several of Drudge’s assistants are former Romney staffers.
Probably a story edited for the "print edition" tomorrow. Yes, they still make those newspaper things. ;)
I’ll take Newt for $100 Alex.
Who is the next President of the United States?
I see the Orlando Slantinel has not changed its Leftist bend in all the years I’ve been gone.
Anything to prop up Willard so that the Kenyan Muslim doesn’t have to face Newt this year.
Sort of like Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Russia needed Yeltsin and America needs Gingrich.
basically Mitt has been running for President for about nine years and still cant get much over 25%
Thats not the sign of a winner IMHO
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