Skip to comments.Giuliani says Gingrich might be better candidate than Romney
Posted on 12/13/2011 1:33:34 PM PST by libstripper
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Newt Gingrich may be the better presidential candidate than Mitt Romney, making him the latest high-profile Republican to try to add credibility to Mr. Gingrichs surge in the polls.
My gut tells me right now as I look at it that Gingrich might actually be the stronger candidate, because I think he can make a broader connection than Mitt Romney to those Reagan Democrats, Mr. Giuliani said Monday night on CNN.
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While I am posting this in response to you, there are a lot more posts that I have read here that probably deserve more credit for my response than yours, so don’t take offense. This is not focused on you.
Personally, I’m looking for a progression that looks sort of like this: /s
Newt knocks off Romney. Perry then knocks off Newt. Santorum knocks off Perry. Bachmann knocks off Santorum. Cain knocks off Bachmann. Ron Paul knocks off Ron Paul. Palin knocks off Cain. Giuliani and Dame Edna knock the whole bunch off, and declare a national holiday, before running off for a three month vacation across Asia, leaving the nation in the lurch.
I don’t think Rudy is a RINO other than on a few social issues. He is against illegal immigration and Obamacare, which is more than we can say for either of our two frontrunners. Granted, he is a gun grabber and a gay lover.
The opinion of one thrice married politician about another thrice married politician.
“because I think he can make a broader connection than Mitt Romney”
I think that is one of Newts strengths. He can connect to the average voter in terms they can understand and bypass the msm. I believe Reagan and Christy also have those qualities. Another is he has kept his attacks on fellow Republicans to a minimum. Third is he has enough conservative credentials to be to the right of Romney. He is not scared to take on all comers in a debate/discussion of the issue such as the recent Newt/Huntsman debate in New Hampshire. IMHO these are the reasons he is in the lead.
“the whole bunch off, leaving the nation in the lurch”
By Jove, I think you’ve got it!
At least we wouldn’t get stuck with some hare brain signing even More idiot restrictions into law that way. :)
“This should cinch the Republican Cross Dresser vote for the Newt!”
I believe she has recently moved her affections from Christie to Romney.
But I don’t think Dame Edna is an American citizen. ;)
Very astute points.
Where Gingrich has praised some leftist legislation, Romney signed it into effect.
what if eric holder endorsed him?
I actually thought of that, but I couldn’t resist. He’s British if I remember accurately.
When I was a kid, the Dame Edna sort was not as ‘out there’ as they are today.
Of course I realized what Dame Edna was, but this guy was a laugh riot whenever I saw him on television. It was small exposures, and best that way.
OTOH, the issue of citizenship would never stop Rudy from boinking a “lady” of his liking.
Ok, the “crazy Reformed guy” in me just needs to note this.
Newt has a policy or two that I think are not right.
He’s obviously very much part of the political fabric, so he can’t help but be an establishment politician.
That being said, I do see a man who may have changed from 15 years ago. I have little doubt that he feels differently than he used to as he looks back on his life so far - based on things I have heard him say.
And us “crazy Reformed” so often talk about the conversion spoken of in the Bible, i.e., salvation.
So I pause before I think a man unworthy of office solely because of sins committed prior to conversion. Which I can’t say the moment a man is saved, of course, but - he has publicly stated that he is returning to faith in Christ, so something good appears to be going on.
It just jumps out at me, from my Reformed view.
Many come to walk with God later in life, where they did not before that.
Divorce should be an important part of evaluating a candidate, but we really should look at all the candidates - and every aspect of each one, IMHO. We may find that we’re only able to look for the best peach in the basket.
It’s not the marriages I’m concerned about, it’s the big-government overreach into people’s lives.
I’d like a candidate that will make sure the government does less, not more. And keep us safe.
Excuse me, but did you mean “Dame” of his liking? LOL
Take care bud.
See! This guy gets it! ;^)
He was a wonderful Mayor. Like other N.E. Republicans, so-called “social issues” like LIFE, don’t much matter to them, or to Rudy, except in their “personal belief system,” never mind that the pro-abortion position goes against his own Church’s teaching -— so that issue alone was a deal killer for me when he ran for the GOP- nomination.
Like I said, I think he was a wonderful Mayor during 911 and he comes across really likeable and I fully understand why people like him.
EVERYONE has enough conservative credentials to be to the right of Romney. Unfortunately, it looks like we're settling for a 'progressive'. Again.
It’s not the marriages that rankle me, either. It is the cruelty he and Giuliani have shown their wives while they conducted extramarital affairs. If they can treat their wives like that, how will they treat the country?
Rudy’s correct. That’s why I don’t get all these NRO people and other pundits pushing Romney so hard. Gingrich has baggage but he’s about 10x more convincing then Romney when making points.