Skip to comments.Romney’s “hollow and dispiriting” win last night ("Newt will be the last not-Romney standing")
Posted on 02/23/2012 11:49:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I posted last night and again this morning that Rick Santorum had a terrible debate.
But its fair also to point out that many of the shots Romney scored on Santorum were cheap shots, as pointed out by George Neumayr at The American Spectator (h/t reader OccamsrazorX):
"Romney, at his most hypocritical, labored hard to present himself as more socially conservative than Santorum, noting that Rick had voted for Planned Parenthood funding. Astonishingly, Santorum missed his chance at a return upper cut. Why didnt he mention that Romney once gave money to Planned Parenthood from his own pocket? Why didnt he mention that Romneycare dollars go to Planned Parenthood?
Romneys sudden social conservatism invites an obvious question: How stupid does he think primary voters are? Romneys con job here depends upon the amnesia of his audience. Heres a politician who pled fealty to Roe v. Wade, voted for Democrat Paul Tsongas, and competed with Ted Kennedy as a champion of gay rights. By the way, Romneys social conservatism didnt even last for the whole debate. In the second hour of it, he indicated his support for women in combat."
The problem is, a cheap win is a win, and when the candidate is left as Newt was after the Florida debates debunking Romneys obfuscation after the fact, its too late.
Neumayr finds that on balance Newt came out ahead:
Meanwhile, an unmolested Newt Gingrich, freed from the pressures of frontrunner status, resumed his role as the commanding, Olympian overseer at GOP debates.
I continue to believe that Newt will be the last not-Romney standing.
Romney was staring down Newt like he did in the FL debates. That stare had Gingrich flustered and Myth was hoping to repeat the technique. Didn’t work this time...Newt ignored him.
Now I am not on my so called smart phone for a minute.
I didn’t mean to type “Rickety” that POS phone did it.
Rick got succkered into to taking Romney’s bait. He needs to stick it to Romney and ask about Mitt “Gee, that’s so great that you spend 98% of your time tearing others down in the hopes of winning by attrition.
Just W in TF are your great ideas for America SPECIFICALLY?”
“NO, I asked you specifically what are the probelms you have identified and what SPECIFICALLY are your plans to overcome those challenges? AND! AND! They need to be described in measurable and meaningful terms.
None of this glowy Crap.
Newt and Rich need to go after this guy on specifics and pin his shoulders to the wall on non-negotiables.