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Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?
American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 11/05/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by Paladins Prayer

If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president.

Thus far, this campaign season has been defined by flash-in-the-pan fortunes. Michele Bachmann was first out of the blocks and won the Iowa straw poll, but this seemed much like a house of straw when Texas governor Rick Perry entered the fray and became her Big Bad Wolf. But then he blew his own house down with a series of disastrous debate performances, allowing the Cain Train to pull into the station. This brings us to where we are now, with Herman Cain holding on to a slim lead over Mitt Romney --- with a lot of voters still undecided. And should the bold businessman's stock crash, where will a plurality of his support go?

The answer may surprise you. If polling is any indication, it's not Tea Party caucus chairman Michele Bachmann or staunch states-rights standard bearer Rick Perry.

It's Newt Gingrich.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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Newt is coming on strong. If only he weren't a neocon.
1 posted on 11/05/2011 3:34:07 PM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

“Newt is coming on strong. If only he weren’t a neocon.”

Agree. He still has a ‘heart’ for people that are here Illegally. He wants to keep them around with work permits if they’ve been here a while and established ‘roots’.

Not good, it opens the door to some future president/Congress giving them Amnesty, or even a judge doing the same.

We MUST remove them, if they did not enter properly.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 3:39:06 PM PDT by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Depends on how gullible people are.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 3:41:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Hmmm so Newt is the “adult”? The “adult” who has consistently stabbed the Conservative movement in the back in the name of political expediency?

Newt who threw Paul Ryan under the bus, trash talked the GOP Health Care plan as “Right wing social engineering”, chastised Conservative for not backing uber RINO Dede Scusafasa, purposes a Amnesty lite “Middle way on Immigration” and jumped on the Global Warming couch with Nancy Pelosie?? Who pimps “alternative energy”? Newt who took $300,000 plus from Fannie and Freddie to prevent them getting reformed thus helping with his good buddies Frank and Dodd cause the 2008 crash?

So “adult” now means being a Bush like candidate who will talk a tough game on the Campaign trail and then go to DC and be a good little crony capitalist liberal GOP water boy.

No thanks, have no interest in voting for McCain 2.0 in 2012

4 posted on 11/05/2011 3:41:41 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Paladins Prayer

He definitely has the smarts to maybe pull it off


5 posted on 11/05/2011 3:42:23 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
"He definitely has the smarts to maybe pull it off."

And the electorate has proved time and time again that they are stupid enough to let him do it.
6 posted on 11/05/2011 3:44:26 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Paladins Prayer

Here this is just as reliable, http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ssanty/cgi-bin/eightball.cgi


7 posted on 11/05/2011 3:44:40 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Newt has to do his part to save the Republic and agree to be Cain’s VP!


8 posted on 11/05/2011 3:45:10 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Paladins Prayer

Let’s hope this “Newt Boomlet” is over soon. I am going to run out of barf bags.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 3:46:24 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Paladins Prayer

I have become a big fan of Newt’s. He plays chess to the other candidates checkers.

Newt-Bachman!!

Yes!


10 posted on 11/05/2011 3:46:42 PM PDT by Sir Lurks Alot
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To: Paladins Prayer

He’s also a sprayed fly. Never know on what side of an issue he will come down on. Could be staunchly conservative, moderate, slightly conservative or flaming liberal.
I’ll pass.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Gingrich-Pelosi Pictures, Images and Photos 333.72 Gingrich - A Contract With the Earth Pictures, Images and Photos gingrich wife Pictures, Images and Photos
12 posted on 11/05/2011 3:47:52 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Sir Lurks Alot
Hmmm so Newt “plays chess”

Was he playing chess when

Newt who threw Paul Ryan under the bus, trash talked the GOP Health Care plan as “Right wing social engineering”, chastised Conservative for not backing uber RINO Dede Scusafasa, purposes a Amnesty lite “Middle way on Immigration” and jumped on the Global Warming couch with Nancy Pelosie?? Who pimps “alternative energy”? Newt who took $300,000 plus from Fannie and Freddie to prevent them getting reformed thus helping with his good buddies Frank and Dodd cause the 2008 crash?

So “playing chess” now means being a Bush like candidate who will talk a tough game on the Campaign trail and then go to DC and be a good little crony capitalist liberal GOP water boy.

No thanks, have no interest in voting for McCain 2.0 in 2012

13 posted on 11/05/2011 3:48:16 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Newt has been out of the Congressional game of musical chairs for several years.

From his most recent comments - he seems to have spent that hiatus reflecting on his own missteps as a well-meaning but naive pragmatist.

I expect in his maturity he is dedicated to seeing the US return to its Constitutional roots and counteract Obama’s fatal flaws.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Wow nice writing for a change,

"What we may be witnessing is the second coming of Newt Gingrich, as he reprises his role as chief author of Democrat demise."

15 posted on 11/05/2011 3:52:00 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Snickering Hound

Awesome...


16 posted on 11/05/2011 3:53:26 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Paladins Prayer
Question: "Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?"

Answer: Such an event is starting to look possible. I know I'm moving towards supporting him as he seems the most competent of all the Republican candidates. Some on this forum point out he may be a RINO which gives one pause. There are claims he supported some positions I cannot tolerate such as "amnesty light" I will watch and listen to what he has to say on this vital issue.

17 posted on 11/05/2011 3:54:18 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

For Vice President, yes.

18 posted on 11/05/2011 3:54:18 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Paragraph three: http://nymag.com/news/politics/powergrid/51406/index1.html


19 posted on 11/05/2011 3:57:46 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Newt...trash talked the GOP Health Care plan as “Right wing social engineering”, chastised Conservative for not backing uber RINO Dede Scusafasa, purposes a Amnesty lite “Middle way on Immigration” and jumped on the Global Warming couch with Nancy Pelosie??

In my estimation, Newt has one fatal flaw:

He's a politician.

20 posted on 11/05/2011 3:58:01 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2792686/posts

Don’t take our word for it. Read Newt’s own works


21 posted on 11/05/2011 3:58:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Well, so far Cain hasn’t fallen, despite rumors (and hopeful “predictions”) of the political class. He’s risen slowly and stayed strong, even with the horrendous crap he’s gone through lately.

Cindie


22 posted on 11/05/2011 3:58:58 PM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Kartographer

Lets not forget our left friends who vote in the open primaries.
They would love to give us a McCain like candidate.
I think the Dems have something on Newt and McCain .

It would be Newts job to lose


23 posted on 11/05/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: MNJohnnie
Not sure what "adult" now means, but I'm certain I know what it does not mean. If you know what I mean.
24 posted on 11/05/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paladins Prayer
..I'm hoping tonite's event will reveal that, friendship notwithstanding, there is a definite difference between the two men's visions for the future.

Unless Newt has completely abandoned the utopianistic post-modernism of the Tofflers, he stands in stark contrast to Mr. Cain with his rooting in the Reagan/Founding Fathers vision for America--IMHO...

25 posted on 11/05/2011 4:08:27 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Java4Jay
Its taken years but Newt may have learned that this is his one and only chance to be President. I think he really wants it and there is no question his ideas resonate well with most people. Above all I think Newt knows he can't screw up again, or it's over for him.
26 posted on 11/05/2011 4:08:41 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The media and libs are really desperate for anyone other than Cain. They kept calling Romney the “front runner” and Cain “not serious” even when he was leading in the polls, and now they say Cain is “flailing because of sexual harassment” despite him not moving in the polls at all, and now it is between Romney and Gingrich?

This should tell any conservative who we need to nominate.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 4:11:03 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Not if the country stands a chance.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 4:13:07 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: PAConservative1
The media and libs are really desperate for anyone other than Cain. They kept calling Romney the “front runner” and Cain “not serious” even when he was leading in the polls, and now they say Cain is “flailing because of sexual harassment” despite him not moving in the polls at all, and now it is between Romney and Gingrich?

It's amazing how bad they don't want Cain to get the nomination. They know what would happen if Cain went up against Nobama.
30 posted on 11/05/2011 4:13:43 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Paladins Prayer

At this stage of the game, one thing is certain... nothing is certain.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: cripplecreek

OTOH, I know some libs whose heads would literally explode if he won.

That’s *gotta* be worth something....;D


32 posted on 11/05/2011 4:19:15 PM PDT by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL! Now that’s not nice.


33 posted on 11/05/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Salamander

It isn’t worth screwing America for.

Besides, the liberal heads will explode over the election of anyone other than a democrat.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 4:21:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Gator113

If Cain falters, Newt may outflank Romney. Newt had high negatives in the late 1990s. I did not believe that he ever would have a chance for the Republican nomination. He has been somewhat flaky but I will strongly support him if he is the nominee. The conservative Republican establishment is still dismissing Cain but Cain has a strong chance for the nomination if he can deliver. At this point, no candidate has strongly separated himself from the field so Gringrich is a contender.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 4:23:48 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Paladins Prayer
If he does, it'll be because of RNC shenanigans. Also, Obama will win a second term because a significant part of the conservative base (myself included) are done with the pubbie version of ‘Punch & Judy’ games.

Principle, principle, principle.

36 posted on 11/05/2011 4:24:58 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Well, we shall see what we shall see. Meanwhile, one hour before the Cain/Gingridh debate on C-Span, guess who is flapping his jaws while reading his speech? None other than the great O!


37 posted on 11/05/2011 4:25:51 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: businessprofessor

Good post! I concur.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 4:25:51 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: businessprofessor

“I will strongly support him if he is the nominee.”

Me too.


39 posted on 11/05/2011 4:26:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: Paladins Prayer

Hwy, I’ve got an idea.

Whyn’t y’all take a chill pill, pop some corn, grab a brew and sit back and watch the debate.

None of us knows everything, no matter how convinced we are we do. there’s always room to learn something.

So watch the freaking debate and THEN pontificate...unless, of course you have a candidate better than either Newt or Herman. If so, DO enlighten us.

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

Comes on at eight - Warning, if you bring up the link right now, you might want to turn the sound off ;o)


40 posted on 11/05/2011 4:30:14 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Like him or not, I would pay money for tickets to see him debate Obama or Biden. He would cream either.


41 posted on 11/05/2011 4:30:20 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Paladins Prayer
He could not govern as a neo-con...that day is gone.

He is though my choice at this point.

42 posted on 11/05/2011 4:31:29 PM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Brilliant

It is really funny though.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 4:32:45 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Gator113

Me too. These are the candidates we have to choose from and I’ll take any of the top contenders over the guy currently in the white house. None of them are my top choice, but my top choice isn’t running.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: MNJohnnie

I see that you are spamming every Newt thread with multiple copies of your canned message.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 4:33:19 PM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Java4Jay

Smart doesn’t mean right. Some extremely smart people have brought our country to the edge of the cliff. What we need are smart voters with long memories! No more career politicians in Washington D.C.! Yes, term limits for Congress! No more lifetime pensions! Less deception and more common sense! Go Herman Cain!


46 posted on 11/05/2011 4:33:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: NavyCanDo

I cannot help remember all the GOP bots told us the same thing in 2008 about McCain. They all could not wait for “the war hero to take on the kid in the debate”.

Merely being a good talker like Newt does not make one a good choice for President.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 4:34:37 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
If it gives you pause when someone on this forum calls a candidate a Rino, you could likely go into perpetual suspended animation. ☺
48 posted on 11/05/2011 4:36:37 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: moose-matson

Lol! I noticed that too...


49 posted on 11/05/2011 4:37:03 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: MNJohnnie

I don’t remember anyone saying that at all. Most of us voted because Sarah Palin was on the ticket.....AND because we did NOT want Obama. We KNEW what McCain was like.


50 posted on 11/05/2011 4:39:02 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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