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Newt To Obama: Let's Debate,You Can Use Your Teleprompter
RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/27/11 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 11/27/2011 11:34:43 AM PST by mdittmar

"I already said that if he wants to use a teleprompter, then it would be fine with me. [applause, laughter] It has to be fair. [laughter] If you [were] to defend ObamaCare, wouldn't you want a teleprompter?" Gingrich said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/27/2011 11:34:43 AM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

All Obama has to do is write on his teleprompter about Newt’s support for the healthcare mandate, his Global Warming support, his long history supporting “green” causes, and the money he’s gotten from Fannie & Freddie and whoever else.


2 posted on 11/27/2011 11:42:31 AM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: Apollo5600

Classic, Newt will school the president. Obama will not do it because he does not want to look bad.


3 posted on 11/27/2011 11:49:19 AM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: mdittmar
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4 posted on 11/27/2011 11:51:56 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: mdittmar
Newt is no dummy. The likelihood of successful GOP debates with Mr. Teleprompter increases dramatically with Gingrich as the nominee. There is no question that this a large part of the reason for his rapid climb in the polls. And there is no doubt that Newt recognizes this fact and will be exploiting it.
5 posted on 11/27/2011 11:55:55 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: mdittmar

Newtie is a cutie but Obama gets Moochelle’s booty


6 posted on 11/27/2011 12:03:18 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: hosepipe

I don’t like Newt,I like Herman Cain.


8 posted on 11/27/2011 12:12:40 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Well...whatever you think of Newt, he is the only guy running who is and continues to call out Obama on his perceived superior intellect by mocking him and his need for TOTUS

If you listen to what he said in the video he wants to debate Obama without a moderator and only a timer like the Lincoln Douglas debates of lore

Obama would never agree to such a set up.....he needs the sycophantic media to CVA him in that type of a debate


9 posted on 11/27/2011 12:24:19 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: mdittmar

Well...whatever you think of Newt, he is the only guy running who is and continues to call out Obama on his perceived superior intellect by mocking him and his need for TOTUS

If you listen to what he said in the video he wants to debate Obama without a moderator and only a timer like the Lincoln Douglas debates of lore

Obama would never agree to such a set up.....he needs the sycophantic media to CVA him in that type of a debate


10 posted on 11/27/2011 12:24:33 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Popman

I think Obama would agree and it would be mnuch ado about nothing. The Cain / Newt “debate” turned out to be a love-fest.

I think Newt is making a mistake by bragging about his debating skills. He comes across as a blowhard and unnecessarily raises expectations. All Obama has to do to win is survive and all Newt has to do to blow it is make some little gaffe.


11 posted on 11/27/2011 12:31:50 PM PST by plain talk
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To: mdittmar

Obama will not use the teleprompter. He, with the cooperation of the press, will simply pick some knee padded lackey from the press to ask the pre rehearsed questions of him, like”explain the many ways you love America and the need for food in the mouths of grandmothers, etc” while the questions to Newt will be “have you stopped beating your wife yet?” “Have you figured out how to completley destroy this country, rob every body blind, and send naysayers to the concentration camps, stifled free speach, placed teachers in dungeons...etc”


12 posted on 11/27/2011 12:32:35 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: plain talk

-——The Cain / Newt “debate” turned out to be a love-fest.———

You think Newt would debate Obama the same way he debated Cain ?

I think not....Newt really nothing to lose in debating Cain

Newt wants to debate Obama without a moderator, just a timer....

Obama would have everything to lose and nothing to gain in that type of debate....


13 posted on 11/27/2011 12:53:15 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: mdittmar

Don’t get cocky, Newt, remember David beat Goliath. Obama has the ability to sting you.


14 posted on 11/27/2011 1:04:53 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: mdittmar

ROFL

that’s some funny stuff right there!


15 posted on 11/27/2011 1:14:03 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain or Gingrich)
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To: mdittmar

ROFL

that’s some funny stuff right there!


16 posted on 11/27/2011 1:14:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain or Gingrich)
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To: mdittmar

I don’t like either one of them, but I will support the smart one that can win .....I support Newt.

I don’t need a bbq buddy in the White House..... for my grandchildren, I need a president that has the best chance of turning this country around.


17 posted on 11/27/2011 1:17:27 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-Bolton-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Tamatoa
Newt also goes on to say he will be show-up wear-ever Obama goes if he doesn't agree to debate him.
18 posted on 11/27/2011 1:17:35 PM PST by almost done by half
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To: Popman

The sitting style lends itself to a cordial discussion. Sure it would be different than the one with Cain. Just like it would be different than a similar debate with anyone else. But I still think each would speak their talking points and it would be much ado about nothing. I am not saying it shouldn’t be done. But people that are expecting fireworks and a Newt knock-out punch will be disappointed


19 posted on 11/27/2011 1:19:16 PM PST by plain talk
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To: newheart

Newt goes on to say he will show up where ever Obama goes if he doesn’t agree to the debates.


20 posted on 11/27/2011 1:24:00 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: almost done by half

wear ever = where ever


21 posted on 11/27/2011 1:24:47 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: mdittmar

Here is Cain schooling BJ Billy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WP5dYfBBzU&list=FLQenRzWE0MTLQurfh2b4ltw&index=4&feature=plpp_video

I’m quite positive Teleprompter’s abilities are overrated.


22 posted on 11/27/2011 1:28:17 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: mdittmar


23 posted on 11/27/2011 1:34:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Apollo5600

Newt against Obama’s speech writers would be a hoot.


24 posted on 11/27/2011 1:42:03 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mdittmar

I wonder how many others who have seen Newt in power as I have will not vote for him either.


25 posted on 11/27/2011 1:42:33 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

What did Speaker Gingrich do that you abhor so much?


26 posted on 11/27/2011 1:45:47 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: InterceptPoint

Newt is no dummy. The likelihood of successful GOP debates with Mr. Teleprompter increases dramatically with Gingrich as the nominee. There is no question that this a large part of the reason for his rapid climb in the polls. And there is no doubt that Newt recognizes this fact and will be exploiting it.

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Finally! Rational, logical thought without screaming or name calling (except for the Mr. Teleprompter comment, but seriously who cares) or swearing to sit out the election. Thank you!!


27 posted on 11/27/2011 1:47:16 PM PST by navymom1
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mdittmar.
28 posted on 11/27/2011 1:49:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: eyedigress

He was pro-mandate on health care, pro-amnesty, even back then. He was all for Newt and Party, and not for America, save where he could gain from it himself. The things he is most praised for, while good, were gimmicks for power, and not root causes.


29 posted on 11/27/2011 1:58:53 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: going hot
“Obama will not use the teleprompter. He, with the cooperation of the press, will simply pick some knee padded lackey...”

Doesn't matter. Gingrich would absolutely wipe the floor with him. Most of us here would. That we have to worry about the debating skills of some of our candidates is not a reflection of how hard it is. It's a reflection of just how pathetic politics and politicians have become.

30 posted on 11/27/2011 2:48:59 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
It's a reflection of just how pathetic politics and politicians have become.

Too bad debating is so highly favored. Most decisions a president makes are not split second. How about having various people present questions a few days ahead of time so the candidates can think about them a bit more deeply and present a well-thought response.

31 posted on 11/27/2011 3:37:48 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Ingtar

He’s better than Romney.

I will vote for the most conservative candidate in the primaries and the republican in the general.


32 posted on 11/27/2011 3:39:21 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: ez
Newt, remember David beat Goliath

LOL! Yes. I am assuming that you mean that Obama as David has not a sling with a rock but the entire MSM to hurl things at Newt or for that matter, any person who has the temerity to challenge the ONE®. ☺

33 posted on 11/27/2011 3:41:21 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: ez
Newt, remember David beat Goliath

LOL! Yes. I am assuming that you mean that Obama as David has not a sling with a rock but the entire MSM to hurl things at Newt or for that matter, any person who has the temerity to challenge the ONE®. ☺

34 posted on 11/27/2011 3:41:40 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: ez
Newt, remember David beat Goliath

LOL! Yes. I am assuming that you mean that Obama as David has not a sling with a rock but the entire MSM to hurl things at Newt or for that matter, any person who has the temerity to challenge the ONE®. ☺

35 posted on 11/27/2011 3:41:52 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Ingtar
He was all for Newt and Party, and not for America

When was this?

36 posted on 11/27/2011 3:45:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (ue)
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To: ez
Don’t get cocky, Newt, remember David beat Goliath. Obama has the ability to sting you.

Sort of an update of the classic 'the frog and the scorpion' tale...

37 posted on 11/27/2011 3:52:41 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1041 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: mdittmar

Logic won’t win these debates, sentiment will. To Newt’s logic Obomba will respond with class warfare. Expect to hear tales of woe, with names and addresses of the sufferees spelled out. You too will have to empathize.


38 posted on 11/27/2011 3:57:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mc5cents

In this scenario Obama would be Goliath and Newt would be David.


39 posted on 11/27/2011 4:32:06 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: Average Al

Well if Newt wants to follow Obozo around, he would be wise to keep that helmet headed ice queen wife of his out of sight.

At that last debate she looked downright cold and scary. Every single hair in place and unfriendly looking as hell.

She will not be an asset for the likability factor.


40 posted on 11/27/2011 4:38:47 PM PST by dforest
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To: Ingtar

“He was pro-mandate on health care, pro-amnesty, even back then.”

I was around back then. Newt and the Republicans came into power because of two things - opposition to HillaryCare and Billy Bob’s tax increases.

Gingrich’s Contract With America - still sound’s pretty good, and pretty conservative:


On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Republican majority will immediately pass the following major reforms, aimed at restoring the faith and trust of the American people in their government:

FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;
SECOND, select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;
THIRD, cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;
FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs;
FIFTH, ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;
SIXTH, require committee meetings to be open to the public;
SEVENTH, require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;
EIGHTH, guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

Thereafter, within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, we shall bring to the House Floor the following bills, each to be given full and open debate, each to be given a clear and fair vote and each to be immediately available this day for public inspection and scrutiny.

1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.

2. THE TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT: An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in- sentencing, “good faith” exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer’s “crime” bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools.

3. THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.

4. THE FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT: Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children’s education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society.

5. THE AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT: A S500 per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief.

6. THE NATIONAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT: No U.S. troops under U.N. command and restoration of the essential parts of our national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our credibility around the world.

7. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT: Raise the Social Security earnings limit which currently forces seniors out of the work force, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let Older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years.

8. THE JOB CREATION AND WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT: Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages.

9. THE COMMON SENSE LEGAL REFORM ACT: “Loser pays” laws, reasonable limits on punitive damages and reform of product liability laws to stem the endless tide of litigation.

10. THE CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators.


41 posted on 11/27/2011 4:42:33 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: plain talk
The Cain / Newt “debate” turned out to be a love-fest.

No kidding. So what's your point. That debate has nothing to do with Gingrich debating Obama.

Cain and Gingrich are personal friends. The purpose of that debate was to get some ideas out, see where they went and test that debating style for the future.

42 posted on 11/27/2011 5:40:03 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: navymom1; InterceptPoint
Finally! Rational, logical thought without screaming or name calling (except for the Mr. Teleprompter comment, but seriously who cares) or swearing to sit out the election. Thank you!!

Amen to that.

43 posted on 11/27/2011 5:45:04 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: indylindy

“The joyful and radiating presence of the Holy Father was a moment of confirmation about the many things I had been thinking and experiencing for several years”

He is not getting my vote.


44 posted on 11/27/2011 6:05:01 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Right Wing Assault; All
How about having various people present questions a few days ahead of time so the candidates can think about them a bit more deeply and present a well-thought response.

Why? If their core values don't support their core convictions on most any topic, they're not prepared to be Prez.

Furthermore, like him or not, Gingrich has done what none of the other presidential candidates have done:

http://www.newt.org/contract/videos

By defining and publishing his plan, whether you agree with it or not, people know his goals and objectives. Where are the plans from Santorum, Huntsman, Paul, Bachmann, Romney, Cain and Perry?

Some people are fed up with the same old crap:

"Vote for me... things will be better."

45 posted on 11/27/2011 6:07:19 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

well I’ve already stated my point in posts 11 and 19 but happy to add more. You may agree or may not. Everyone has their own take on these things.

There is this idea floating around Free Republic that Newt is our savior because he will destroy Obama in debates. It will never happen. Debates don’t decide elections unless there are major gaffes. As long as Obama avoids gaffes the debates mean little as far as deciding the election. Likability is far more important than debating skills to many people. Newt has major problems in that area.


46 posted on 11/27/2011 7:13:10 PM PST by plain talk
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To: indylindy
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47 posted on 11/27/2011 7:15:55 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

What’s wrong with the back of her head?


48 posted on 11/27/2011 7:17:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: indylindy
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49 posted on 11/27/2011 7:19:51 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Revolting cat!
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50 posted on 11/27/2011 7:26:38 PM PST by bushpilot1
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