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Giuliani says Gingrich might be better candidate than Romney
Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2011 | Danny Yadron

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. Gingrich’s 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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KEYWORDS: 2012election; gingrich; giuliani; romney
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For all any of us may have had to say against him from time to time, we'll mostly agree Rudy's a knowledgable street fighter who beat the DemonREat Dinkins, a commnist NYC mayor who was much like the Illegal is today, a fact that gives Rudy a lot of cred when he talks about the kind of man it will take to beat the Illegal. To me, it's better than an endorsement.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 1:33:37 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Anyone but Rudy McRomney.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 1:36:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: libstripper

Since Rudy is anathema on FR, may we all now drop our support of Newt?


3 posted on 12/13/2011 1:36:24 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: Palladin

see above


4 posted on 12/13/2011 1:37:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: libstripper

5 posted on 12/13/2011 1:40:01 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: libstripper

Boiler plate liberalism vs. professorial odysseys in alternative governance. At least Newt wont bore us to death.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by Track9
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To: libstripper

Birds of a feather, as far as perversion goes... No surprise that Newt would get the Giuliani nod.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 1:44:06 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Palladin

At this point, even if Putin endorsed him, I’d vote for Newt.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 1:45:12 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: libstripper

This should cinch the Republican Cross Dresser vote for the Newt!


9 posted on 12/13/2011 1:45:57 PM PST by Leep
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To: libstripper

priceless. One RINO to endorse another RINO.

Rudy was also Amnesty freak, though at least on the other 99 issues he was more conservative than Newt.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 1:46:46 PM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: libstripper
It is really a shame that so few saw this discorse between John Huntsman and Newt Gingrich. (two excellent minds)

Please pass this on.

11 posted on 12/13/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by yoe
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To: libstripper

Giuliani backing your choice of candidates, is sort of like your sister backing your choice for girl-friend.

Is she really convinced you picked a good woman, or is she merely happy you’re going to get what’s coming to you?


12 posted on 12/13/2011 1:47:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: yoe

is the whole thing available somewhere?


13 posted on 12/13/2011 1:52:42 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: DoughtyOne

If Newt eliminates Romney and Perry then knocks off Newt, in my present, highly conflicted, opinion, would be the best outcome. More changes probably to come later.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 1:53:17 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Looks like Gingrich is moving into the mainstream, endorsement wise. Interesting..


15 posted on 12/13/2011 1:54:14 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: libstripper
If Newt eliminates Romney and Perry then knocks off Newt

I wouldnt put that past Newt, actually.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 1:55:30 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: libstripper

One of the differences between Mitt and Newt is that Newt wasn’t in office when he did these things that he is being criticized for. Newt made speeches saying things that conservatives don’t like “Reagan era is over” or praising FDR or the individual mandate during the 1990’s, and he did things like the ad with Nancy Pelosi out of office. Mitt was in office when he did things that conservatives dislike. I’m not voting for either.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 1:57:03 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Palladin

“Since Rudy is anathema on FR, may we all now drop our support of Newt?”

LOL

While Newt is better than Romney, Newt is a one-world order guy, if we look at the history.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 1:57:22 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: yoe; All

My other post,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2819629/posts

has the whole video at C-Span.

At 50:40, Newt begins describing how he plans on remaking islam.

IMHO, insanely continuing the Republican establishment strategy. Sounds like Americanism to keep conservative rubes happy. Opens markets for big corporations.

But our so-called conservative elites don’t realize that this ensures that islam can take root in America and keep having babies until they gain enough influence to really islamize America.

Newt thinks we’re going to secularize islam. Tame it down. “teach them about modernity”.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 1:58:54 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Woo-Hoo!

Rudy the RINO, gets it right, bucks the North-East Establishment and ruins CNN’s bash Newt fest.

Yes, I am laughing!


20 posted on 12/13/2011 2:00:33 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: yoe

watch later


21 posted on 12/13/2011 2:00:51 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: libstripper

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.


22 posted on 12/13/2011 2:04:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: libstripper
Well, that ain't sayin' much, now is it?!

;^)


23 posted on 12/13/2011 2:06:19 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: onyx

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.


24 posted on 12/13/2011 2:14:01 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: libstripper

The opinion of one thrice married politician about another thrice married politician.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 2:16:12 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: libstripper

“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.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 2:17:14 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: DoughtyOne

“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. :)


27 posted on 12/13/2011 2:20:11 PM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Leep

“This should cinch the Republican Cross Dresser vote for the Newt!”

I believe she has recently moved her affections from Christie to Romney.


28 posted on 12/13/2011 2:30:56 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: DoughtyOne

ROFL!

But I don’t think Dame Edna is an American citizen. ;)


29 posted on 12/13/2011 2:32:22 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: Politics4US

Very astute points.

Where Gingrich has praised some leftist legislation, Romney signed it into effect.


30 posted on 12/13/2011 2:33:35 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Gator113

what if eric holder endorsed him?


31 posted on 12/13/2011 2:34:46 PM PST by mamelukesabre (.)
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To: Palladin

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.


32 posted on 12/13/2011 2:35:14 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: DoughtyOne

OTOH, the issue of citizenship would never stop Rudy from boinking a “lady” of his liking.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 2:39:30 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


34 posted on 12/13/2011 2:41:28 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Palladin

Excuse me, but did you mean “Dame” of his liking? LOL

Take care bud.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 2:42:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

See! This guy gets it! ;^)


36 posted on 12/13/2011 2:47:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 2:52:25 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Parley Baer
Third is he has enough conservative credentials to be to the right of Romney.

EVERYONE has enough conservative credentials to be to the right of Romney. Unfortunately, it looks like we're settling for a 'progressive'. Again.

38 posted on 12/13/2011 2:53:45 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

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?


39 posted on 12/13/2011 3:00:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: libstripper

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.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 3:02:42 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: Jim Robinson

Saving for later ... :)

Anyone but Rudy McRomNewt.


41 posted on 12/13/2011 3:09:47 PM PST by maggief
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To: libstripper

Pee Wee Herman might be a better candidate than Romney.
That doesn’t make him a good candidate.


42 posted on 12/13/2011 3:12:17 PM PST 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: afraidfortherepublic; All

Well, ok then. Is he a changed man ? Perhaps you can think about that. I don’t know if he truly is, he seems like he has a different perspective.

So, IMHO, I file that away. Then I move on to the issues and go down the checklist.

Inside the beltway - check. Ok, maybe he’s changed. File that away.

Wants to “bring muslims into modernity”. Oops. Not going to work. This guy wants more muslims to come to America so they can go back to their home country and convince millions of people that want to kill us to change and become like us ? Hmmm.. not so smart.

Healthcare. Has a lot of grand ideas which are NOT simply: force the private sector to come up with it’s own solutions and get government out of the way and don’t have the government helping big medicine to make even more money since they don’t need help they need competition. check. This is scary. He has a lot of ideas in this area. They talk about parnterships, and patient-centered, and they go on and on. Big plans by politicians never work out well.

Other than that, if he’s elected, maybe things will work out ok. I don’t know. I am just so sick of politicians. And government - imposing “programs”. And running government schools. Everything is just more of the same. More mindless indoctrination. More government jobs. More debt. More laws taking away guns. More laws encouraging immorality. Which results in more immorality. More taxes. More laws against Christianity.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 3:16:00 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Palladin
You will see the east coast progressive gun grabbing, cross dressing, gay marriage loving ex-mayor of sin city east embraced like Margaret Thatcher if they think it will advance newt's chances.

LLS

44 posted on 12/13/2011 3:30:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: PieterCasparzen

I used to be the biggest supporter of Gingrich, but I no longer trust him. It seems that he’ll take up whatever issue is the flavor of the day and then abandon it next week. I don’t know how he can call another candidate a flip flopper, when he reminds me of a big, fat fish flipping around in the bottom of a boat. I’d still take him over Obama, but I wouldn’t rest easy. (And neither should Callista.)


45 posted on 12/13/2011 3:50:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yoe

I found it very interesting.


46 posted on 12/13/2011 4:52:22 PM PST by annieokie
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To: libstripper

47 posted on 12/13/2011 6:03:07 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"If they can treat their wives like that, how will they treat the country?"

They will ask you to overlook their treatment of you for the good of their political careers? I swear conservatives are suffering from Beaten Wife Syndrome.
48 posted on 12/13/2011 7:19:48 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty was overrated)
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To: libstripper

I haven’t given up on Perry yet

Falame away

TT


49 posted on 12/13/2011 10:02:49 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Palladin

Yes, we know Rudy is wrong and misguided. Stop supporting Newt ASAP.


50 posted on 12/13/2011 10:05:46 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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