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What About Newt?
FrontPageMag.com ^ | 11-16-11 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/16/2011 7:44:16 AM PST by UltraConservative

With all the chaos surrounding the Republican nomination race, one thing is very clear: somewhere along the way, Mitt Romney made a Damn Yankees-like pact with Satan to score this group of individuals to run against. It is certain that a vast majority of Republican primary voters do not like Mitt Romney. In fact, we can go further – they can’t stand him. That’s why he’s never broken 30 percent in any national poll of Republican primary voters. That’s why Tea Party support has shuffled from Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to Herman Cain.

Sadly, though, none of those candidates have been a vessel expansive enough to contain the unbridled enthusiasm of the Tea Party movement. Bachmann’s support fell apart when she began committing boneheaded linguistic gaffes – and more so when Rick Perry jumped into the race. Perry’s campaign fell apart when he suggested that anyone who did not agree with the Texas DREAM Act was heartless – and more so when he disintegrated in the debates. Cain’s campaign fell apart when it became clear he was an amateur – although it took the capper of the sexual harassment charges to do serious damage.

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1 posted on 11/16/2011 7:44:16 AM PST by UltraConservative
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To: UltraConservative
What About Newt?

What about him?

2 posted on 11/16/2011 7:47:01 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: UltraConservative

Which Newt are we voting for? That is the problem.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 7:47:32 AM PST 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: UltraConservative

They can keep trying to manipulate us to vote for a rino, fake polls, Drama over pauses, Drama over Axelrod hit attempts. But we are still going with Cain by default. Too much at stake for more of the same to continue.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 7:53:42 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: MNJohnnie

If we could only transplant Herman Cain’s character and Newt’s brain into Mitt’s body . . .


5 posted on 11/16/2011 7:56:41 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MNJohnnie

The author is right on:

“Gingrich’s liberal leanings have all been out of office. When Gingrich was actually in a position of power, he was perhaps the most conservative Speaker of the House in American history. The Republican Revolution of 1994 was his baby. Welfare reform was his baby. On foreign policy, Newt has never wavered – he has always been a hawk. Down deep, Newt is a conservative. Romney is not. The proof is in the pudding” .......

I remember those years well & the author gets it right.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 8:07:15 AM PST by Toaster tank
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To: MNJohnnie

“Which Newt are we voting for? That is the problem.”

Yours is a good question, and a fair one. I suspect if he gets elected we’ll get some of each, but if his performance as Speaker is any indication, it’ll be mostly the conservative Newt.

But I do know one thing for sure - the Newt we’d get is NOT the Newt that would in any important way resemble Barack Obama.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 8:08:16 AM PST by Stosh
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To: UltraConservative

Newt, or Mitt?

That is the question.

(Till Newt implodes, like all those who went before him....)


8 posted on 11/16/2011 8:09:05 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: UltraConservative

“. . . in a general election, he’ll have some trouble with the female vote.”

Is that the same female vote that wet themselves twice over BJ Clinton?


9 posted on 11/16/2011 8:15:42 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: UltraConservative
Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Commercial on Climate Change

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10 posted on 11/16/2011 8:26:18 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: UltraConservative

How long has Newt been married to his third wife? Perhaps he has long since passed the stage of immaturity, has found faith in God and is focused on the issues of this nation. Also, if our Founding Fathers were placed under the scrutiny that our candidates are, it is likely we would still be bowing to the crown of England. Furthermore, all you Ron Paul supporters: get over it because he will NEVER be a front runner for nomination. I repeat - NEVER! As a Texan, I have watched the Ron Paul show for forty odd years and he is just a bit on the far side of lunacy even though he is obviously an intelligent man with at least one good idea regarding the FED. NEWT is our best shot at bringing sanity back to this great nation.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 8:29:37 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: UltraConservative
Newt is out for Newt and will subordinate his core "principles" if it suits him. (early support of Obamacare when he had med-records interest; Newt & Nancy sitting on a couch ... there's plenty of examples).

I believe the inside scoop on his days as Speaker reveal that newt is devoid of any management skills. Idea man, great; RNC chair? Wasserman-Shultz antidote? go for it; POTUS? not so much.

12 posted on 11/16/2011 8:40:48 AM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: UltraConservative
"Gingrich’s liberal leanings have all been out of office, while Romney’s liberal leanings were all in office. When Gingrich was actually in a position of power, he was perhaps the most conservative Speaker of the House in American history. The Republican Revolution of 1994 was his baby. Welfare reform was his baby. The booming Clinton economy? That could be more accurately attributed to Gingrich. On foreign policy, Newt has never wavered – he has always been a hawk. Down deep, Newt is a conservative."

The money quote...skip the rest of the BS.

13 posted on 11/16/2011 8:57:20 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: MNJohnnie
Which Newt are we voting for? That is the problem.

And you know, right? Go for it.

14 posted on 11/16/2011 9:00:35 AM PST by Logical me
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To: NonValueAdded
Fair assessment and tough to argue with. I think Michael Savage has it right when he says that Newt is the latest establishment GOP choice to be the sacrificial lamb to ObaMao and he will lose even worse than Romney.

Keep in mind that Savage admires Newt's mind and debating skills but, as he so correctly points out, at least half of the American electorate doesn't vote based on reason, but on feelings.

Slim, trim, young, fashionable light chocolate man easily wins over fat, out-of-shape, old, unfashionable pasty white man with this crowd.

15 posted on 11/16/2011 9:06:33 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: UltraConservative
Gingrich’s liberal leanings have all been out of office, while Romney’s liberal leanings were all in office. When Gingrich was actually in a position of power, he was perhaps the most conservative Speaker of the House in American history.
Good enough for me. I really think he can beat Obama. I know he has baggage but, "let him who is without sin cast the first stone".
16 posted on 11/16/2011 11:01:00 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Vigilanteman; All

Ref. your Post #15: Well then, why in the hell doesn’t Michael Savage get off his lazy, fat a** and get his “ugly as sin” face into the race for President? I say to hell with it all. Tell the GOP to just call off the friggin’ election and tell the Marxist Muslim in the White House to take another four years, free-ride on us, and totally destroy this nation and bring it to ruin because we can’t find the perfect, damn candidate. I AM SO FRIGGIN’ SICK AND TIRED OF THIS S**T . We will deserve what we get!!!


17 posted on 11/16/2011 11:33:22 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: no dems
Savage strongly supports Herman Cain and believes he can clean Obama's clock.

Love him or hate him, Michael Savage (and his liberal counterpart Pat Caddell) right far more than they are wrong. Unlike political animals like Dick Morris who get way more attention.

Don't shoot the messenger.

There is still time for Herman Cain to recover.

18 posted on 11/16/2011 12:07:17 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Keep in mind that Savage admires Newt's mind and debating skills but, as he so correctly points out, at least half of the American electorate doesn't vote based on reason, but on feelings.

Slim, trim, young, fashionable light chocolate man easily wins over fat, out-of-shape, old, unfashionable pasty white man with this crowd.

So what do we do? Wait for a nuclear war to clean out the tax-eating, welfaroid, metrosexual, young-trendy-cosmo city centers for us?

19 posted on 11/16/2011 2:06:59 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: no dems
We will deserve what we get!!!

Remember, neighbor -- no real leaders equals standoff in the primaries equals brokered convention equals ...... Sarah.

Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone!

Not if you want to see Obozo's entire colon and alimentary tract freeze up and spazz into full seizure mode all in one horrifying flash of realization ....... which would make me a widdle bit sad.

20 posted on 11/16/2011 2:12:51 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Nope, we nominate a real conservative who can pick off a few votes of the feelings crowd. That man is Herman Cain.
21 posted on 11/16/2011 3:06:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lentulusgracchus

How many decades has it been since either party had a brokered convention? I’d love to see it but I don’t think it will ever happen again in the American political process.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 6:20:00 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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