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Trump says Gingrich riding high because he's a decision maker
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2011 | Rick Pearson

Posted on 12/07/2011 6:13:11 AM PST by monkapotamus

“If you look at what’s happened recently, certainly you’d have to say Newt Gingrich has done a fantastic job,” Trump said. “I mean, nobody’s ever seen anything like this where he’s gone up so rapidly and two reasons for it: He’s done really well in the debates, he’s a very smart guy and, also, very importantly, he makes decisions...”

Trump’s comments came before Mitt Romney, a consistent top-tier candidate, said he would not participate in the debate, which is being sponsored by the conservative magazine NewsMax...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich

1 posted on 12/07/2011 6:13:16 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: TitansAFC

ping


2 posted on 12/07/2011 6:13:45 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus
Interesting that Mitt is not doing the debate. I haven't heard if Perry is. Also it's for the 27th? That's a bad time for a debate. Candidates should be meeting and greeting all day in Iowa for the 3rd.

I thought this would be a good debate but if Mitt isn't showing and it's so close to the Caucus, I don't know.

3 posted on 12/07/2011 6:23:22 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: monkapotamus
"if I thought that candidate had views a lot different than me, I would really give very serious thought to maybe running.”

Says Trump. What a clown show the GOP is. Pathetic.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 6:25:35 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: normy

Anyone who dismisses the Donald scores a point in my book. Anyone who goes for the obligatory private meeting with Trump loses a point. Anyone who goes to this “debate” loses another point.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 6:27:58 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: monkapotamus
I agree.....besides his real "knowledge". He sure doesn't need a monitor. He's a walking encyclopedia.

I'd like to see him and Obama do a little debate on Constitutional Law.

6 posted on 12/07/2011 6:29:17 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: monkapotamus

Here it is...peeps want someone, anyone who fights back, unlike Bush etc.....[from plum line/greg sargent 12/7/11]...
...obama campaign now sees facing Newt as real possibility: Mike Allen says Obama advisers are now officially preparing for the very real possibility that Gingrich may be the nominee, calculating that Newt may win because he speaks directly to GOP primary voters’ intense dislike of the President:

“Republicans want someone who can snarl at the president,” said a Democrat close to the White House. “Newt’s snarl is more genuine than Mitt’s.”


7 posted on 12/07/2011 6:30:22 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: monkapotamus

Looks like Mitt is scared to death of this debate.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 6:31:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Huck

**Anyone who dismisses the Donald scores a point in my book. Anyone who goes for the obligatory private meeting with Trump loses a point. Anyone who goes to this “debate” loses another point.**

Always the ‘pointless’ pontificator. Life is pointless, laughter is pointless, work is pointless, perseverence is pointless, people are pointless, FR is pointless?


9 posted on 12/07/2011 6:39:15 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: sodpoodle

Do you have a point?


10 posted on 12/07/2011 6:41:12 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Huck

LOL!!!!!

So you do have a sense of humor!!!


11 posted on 12/07/2011 6:44:01 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: biggredd1

Confidence attracts.

Newt shows it whether some folks like him or not.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 6:50:54 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Huck
I agree that Trump is a clown, but how much more of a clown is he than Anderson Cooper who has a talk show and was host of “the Mole”? More silly than Jim Cramer who is almost more animated than a coke addict? More extreme than Rachel Madow or Sgt. Schultz who did commentary as ‘legitimate’ analysts after the MSNBC Debate?

More Iowans will watch this debate than Romney could meet in a month hand clasping in Iowa. He and everyone that does not show up do themselves more harm than good. As Gingrich said ‘Why wouldn't I show up? Of course I want Donald Trump's endorsement?’ Think about it: IT IS FREE ADVERTISING. As long as you can handle Trump's ego, it is all positive. Yes, it will all be about Trump, but Trump always blows smoke up people A$$ while talking to them.

Millions of people think Trump is a serious person. He is scene on TV more often than only the most successful News Anchors, which is to say, more often than any of them. He is on all the cable stations, he is also on a massive hit TV show weekly that rewards it's participants based on their merits.

To dismiss this as beneath the Presidency shows to most Americans that Romney, Huntsman, and Paul think they are above the average U.S. Citizen. Not exactly a good place to be for two billionaire trust fund babies who adhere to a strange religion and a grumpy old Congressman that talks about Libertarians but happens to be one of the biggest Ear markers in the House.

13 posted on 12/07/2011 6:56:05 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

No you are wrong. Anderson Cooper is a professional and deserves your respect. The Mole was an outstanding show and should in no way be considered in the same low rent category as The Apprentice. Likewise, Cramer may rant and rave like a lunatic, and make a complete idiot of himself on TV, but lets face it...he is on a real news channel, CNBC. That automatically makes him better.

Trump has no where near the journalistic integrity of the these two, nor the other previous debate moderators.

Obviously the majority of folks realize that the previous debate moderators are serious, impartial professional journalists. That is why you haven’t heard the outrage from groups like National Review, etc....but they do recognize the how horrible it would be to have Trump hose a debate.

The fact that Trump wants to moderate a debate is clearly an outrage and shouldn’t be tolerated. I’m in favor of serious debates with serious moderators such as Dan Rather or George Stephanopoulus.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 7:19:25 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: vmivol00
This just goes to show how you have bought into the media perception of who is an ‘acceptable’ news person.

For the love of God, they consider Dan Rather to be a legitimate news person, the New York Times to be legitimate journalists and Newsweek to be a legitimate News Magazine. These are all Leftist twaddle at best, yet you subscribe to their authenticity because THEY say they are authentic.

Trump is a legitimate businessman, he has legitimate successes and failures. He is also a man that is in the entertainment industry and does so at a very high level.

Just because you think that Jay Lenno, David Letterman and John Stuart are more legitimate than Trump doesn't make it so. Yet all these men have had presidents and presidential candidates on their VCOMEDY shows where the attempt to ask legitimate questions.

They also are all raving leftists. Is that what makes them legitimate in you eyes?

Trump may be a clown, but he is at least as legitimate a commentator on politics as George ‘War Room’ Stephanopolis, Chris ‘thrill up my leg’ Mathews, Anderson 'Teabaggers' Cooper, and even William ‘Ted Baxter’ ‘let me suck butter milk out of Obama’s ass at half time’ O’Reily. He has multiple best selling books, top rated TV shows and is a major real estate developer in NYC and in Several other major U.S. Cities. I KNOW YO ARE BEING SARCASTIC! At least I hope you are.

15 posted on 12/07/2011 7:37:55 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Newt shows it whether some folks like him or not.

Grow a brain. Newts rise is at Cain’s expense. Nothing more.
Newt wasn’t doing squat until the media tore down Cain.

Only then did the Grinch start rising in polls.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 7:45:41 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: sodpoodle

Sometimes.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 8:34:44 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: vmivol00

Sarcasm, right?


18 posted on 12/07/2011 8:34:49 AM PST by Jukeman (Texas Guy born and bred and proud of it.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Trump is even more of a clown than those people you mention. I think he makes a fool out of any politician that gives him the time of day. He is the dominant one, they are the supplicants. It’s pathetic.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 8:36:44 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: tennmountainman

And that was just people being sheep?

If they went with whomever you were supporting, it would nothing but good reasons, right?


20 posted on 12/07/2011 9:02:28 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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Newt’s surge is mostly because he has been coming out swinging at the Democrats, I espeically liked when he called out Obama for a debate and Obama could bring his teleprompter, showing for all that the President really isn’t all that great at speeches. The final Republican candidate is going to have be a fighting mode, as the one who finally does get be the candidate is going to get the anal exam of all anal exams running against Obama’s re-election. I am willing to forgive Newt’s past if he keeps up the fighting spirit and takes it to the media and the Democrat party (I also like how Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to hurt Nex got shut down).


21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:27 AM PST by fatherofthree (Newt Surge)
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To: VanDeKoik

No, it’s people being Anti Romney.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 9:29:16 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Huck
How do you figure he makes a fool out of them? He may be bombastic and ask tilted questions. He may be a narcissist, but than again so is anyone that runs for president. If a candidate can not handle Trump's questions and probing about issues, how possibly will they handle the 'legitimate journalists' questions about what type of under wear they prefer or what is their favorite Pizza?

At what point do you stop buying into the narrative of the Left that some people are legitimate but others are not. Why are you so invested in the Lefts false narative.

We live in a free society if Donald Trump and Newsmax want to hold a debate on ION TV, why is that less legitimate than Anderson Cooper moderating a debate on CNN. The are hardly fair and balanced. They are hardly provably more intelligent or relevant than Trump. Many would argue that Trump is significantly more relevant than Cooper and CNN. I know I would and I think Trump is a dolt and a trust fund blow hard.

23 posted on 12/07/2011 10:21:21 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jukeman

Yes. It was sarcasm. I’m not really a fan of Trump. I’m just pointing out that if you want to be outraged....lets be outraged at what has become the status quo in journalism.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 11:40:51 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: vmivol00

I am curious about the side show—it will be entertaining if nothing else-—and whats so wrong about that? lets see the show and then Judge. The Trump haters will do all they can to trash the debate before it happens. the MSM will do all in their power to mock and —if possible—stop the Trump debate. Remember how they stopped the Fox Debate back in 2007? The Trump debate is something they can’t control with loaded questions and fake indignation (recall the so called Tea Party Debate?). Now their goal is to rip down Newt so they can force Mitt down the throats of the GOP and ensure an Obama win.


25 posted on 12/07/2011 12:22:53 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jim from C-Town
"The narrative of the left" is the farthest thing from my mind. I don't watch television. The only paper I read is local, and the only magazines I read are trade journals.

The only narrative I subject myself to is the talk radio narrative. But guess what? I still arrive at my own conclusions.

Trump makes a fool of the GOP candidates because THEY are going to see HIM. He's the dominant figure. He's Don Corleone, they are the grocer whose daughter got harassed. It's pathetic.

If I'm running for president, Donald can come see me or he can f--- off. He enjoys doing this stuff because it strokes his ego and turns the candidates into his bitches.

He's a clown who trivializes the entire election. He's a publicity whore. Anyone who gives in to him loses face in my book.

And guess what, I came to that all on my own. No narrative. No template. Just my own point of view. So bite me.

26 posted on 12/07/2011 5:32:02 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: vmivol00

Here is one who has been outraged with the lack of professional honesty of journalists for several decades.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 6:29:53 PM PST by Jukeman (Texas Guy born and bred and proud of it.)
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To: tennmountainman
"Newts rise is at Cain’s expense. Nothing more."

Bull Puckey. Newt took over a slight lead before Cains problems. Look it up.

28 posted on 12/07/2011 6:37:40 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Huck
‘The only paper I read is local, and the only magazines I read are trade journals.’

Perhaps it would do you well to become more informed. You may be able to establish a rationale argument without perversely worded attacks.

As I said, I am no Trump fan. However, Trump is a 12 times best selling author, he is a major real estate developer in NYC and in several other major U.S. Cities. He has a top rated television program on a major broadcast network, He has World wide contacts and employs tens of thousands of people. He is also a billionaire seven times over. He is a man of accomplishment.

I am certain that the candidates are at least moderately interested in not only his endorsement, but more importantly, the free air time News Max offers. It is an hour long free commercial for their campaign. All they have to do is handle a person you consider a clown and direct the message they would like to get out to the electorate.

What they are not interested in is how you feel about them or their campaigns. You are not running for president, or for anything else. Your opinion of them is less than worthless to any of the candidates, or almost anybody else for that matter.

By the way, Bonasera was an undertaker not a grocer. He accepted justice as a gift on the day of Don Corleone's daughter's wedding. He also repaid his debt by using all his skills so that Santino’s mother wouldn't have to see him that way.

It was Capt Willard who was an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.

29 posted on 12/07/2011 11:56:53 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m not wasting any more time discussing it or reading about it. I’m plenty well informed, thanks. And you’re a fanboy, despite your protestations to the contrary. Bye.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 2:21:22 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Huck

OK take your toys and go home!


31 posted on 12/08/2011 9:15:52 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Seriously. I need a time-out.


32 posted on 12/08/2011 9:18:31 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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