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Bill Clinton: Gingrich Could Be GOP Nominee in 2012 (Barf Alert)
Newsmax ^ | 2011-09-21

Posted on 09/21/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former President Bill Clinton acknowledges that Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are the clear front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination, but he says it’s too early to count out former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Clinton asserts: “If you ask who has the power to get back into the mix, assuming no new people enter — I think Mitch Daniels would have been very competitive, I think Haley Barbour would have appeal, I think the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, would have appeal. But if you assume nobody else gets in, then of those that are there, the question is: Can Speaker Gingrich pull what McCain did last time?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bubba; gingrich2012; x42

1 posted on 09/21/2011 7:13:57 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Gingrich, what could have been.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 7:16:03 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: rabscuttle385

Gingrich is a very smart guy, but he’s at least 15 years over the hill in terms of electability. That’s why Clinton likes him. It’s much the same reasoning that led the MSM to talk up McCain in the 2008 primaries—they knew he’d be a weak candidate once he got the nomination.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 7:16:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rabscuttle385

If it weren’t for Gingrich’s progressive views and his little sit-down with Bella Pelosi and his belief in the Global Warming religion, he would have been a GREAT candidate! Alas, he doesn’t stand a chance! Oh, what could’ve been.....


4 posted on 09/21/2011 7:18:40 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: rabscuttle385

Well I guess the Elites(Both right and left) have decided that the GOP nominee will be a RINO. What say you fellow Republicans? I say no McCains! We can’t afford 4 more years of Obama but that doesn’t mean we have to give up our principle’s in the name of suppossed electablility! (Sadly SC still has an open primary. So If Barry doesn’t have a primary challange then we may get crossover and end up with Romney!(PUKE!) At least SC passed a Voter ID act that requires an ID to vote.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 7:22:32 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: rabscuttle385
Gingrich VisionS -- Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract With America

Lee Edwards, the Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow In Conservative Thought, raises these questions: "Will conservatives succeed, or is the conservative revolution over? Where is conservatism headed: for the mountaintop or the ash heap?" (The Conservative Revolution: The Movement That Remade America, 1999, p. 333)

Newt Gingrich provides one visionary answer to the Edwards' questions...certainly to the mountaintop...and beyond.

As Newt did with his (our) Conservative Opportunity Society, so he does with his latest applied vision: Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract With America (2005) -- Newt provokes thought...and action.


Um.....Winning The Future? Where else have I seen that recently. Oh yeah....

Yep, what could've been....
6 posted on 09/21/2011 7:28:38 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: rabscuttle385
Gingrich could be the nominee. So could George H. W. Bush. He's eligible (he only won once). He's also a blast from the distant past with a great deal of embarrassing baggage and no capacity for the kind of leadership the nation needs today. Just like Gingrich.

Newt Gingrich ‘12 is not remotely analogous to John McCain ‘08. Gingrich is running to the left of a major political player (Rick Perry). McCain benefited from a field with no plausible conservative. Huckabee was a progressive joke, Romney was (and is) a fraud. Fred Thompson never put together a big time campaign operation. McCain started with strong support from one third of the conservative coalition (national security conservatives/veterans). Gingrich starts with strong support from his current wife. McCain was always a threat for the 2008 nomination. Gingrich has never had the faintest hope of winning in 2012.

Clinton, as per usual, is talking out of his butt.

7 posted on 09/21/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Who died and made the Supreme Court God?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I would love to see Gingrich back as speaker of the house, or as press secretary in the Perry administration.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 7:31:22 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Okay, now this is just funny....

WWW.NEWT.ORG/WINNINGTHEFUTURE


9 posted on 09/21/2011 7:34:17 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nonsense.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 7:35:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Today, I will only post in one word answers.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

http://www.newt.org/ReasonableChangesOfWinningTheElection


11 posted on 09/21/2011 7:37:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Today, I will only post in one word answers.)
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To: Lazamataz

HA!!!


12 posted on 09/21/2011 7:39:22 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt could be the nominee, if all of the other candidates went down in a plane crash.


13 posted on 09/21/2011 7:40:47 AM PDT by lurk
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To: rabscuttle385

I see Mr. Rapist is still playing his little games. Go away.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 7:47:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mk2000

Precisely.

Gingrich had a lot of promise...once.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 7:49:03 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Lazamataz
Nonsense

And here's why.........

16 posted on 09/21/2011 7:54:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: rabscuttle385

While I don’t see Newt as winning the nomination, he’s been on fire in the debates...and has IDEAS. Any Republican candidate would be well-served by seriously considering those. I’m awaiting his new “contract with America”. I have not seen anything from the other side...meanwhile, we have the Ryan plan and soon to be released Gingrich plan.

Who cares what Clinton thinks? 0bama certainly won’t.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 7:54:26 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Lakeshark

Exactly.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 8:05:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Today, I will only post in one word answers.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As if. . .


19 posted on 09/21/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: rabscuttle385
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Clinton asserts...

Does anyone see the irony there?

20 posted on 09/21/2011 9:26:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: rabscuttle385
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Clinton asserts...

Does anyone see the irony there?

21 posted on 09/21/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: fluffdaddy; All

Might want to revisit this thread in light of recent polls...


22 posted on 11/17/2011 12:04:22 PM PST by RockinRight (The circular firing squad among conservatives has Romney smiling.)
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