Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich suggests Ron Paul unprepared, a threat
Posted on 12/19/2011 11:16:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson
DAVENPORT, Iowa Newt Gingrich saw the enemy Monday, and his name was Ron Paul.
Without speaking Pauls name, Gingrich took dead aim at the Texas congressman whos crept up in state polls as hes started to tumble, and is looking increasingly likely to run strong in the caucuses.
Focusing on their foreign policy differences, Gingrich painted Paul as unprepared for the presidency and a threat to American safety.
I will stand apart from some of our candidates and believe we need a strong defense, we need a fairly modernized intelligence community, Gingrich said during a five-minute opening statement. I think this is very serious stuff and I hope that every caucus-goer, before they vote on Jan. 3, would ask themselves about how dangerous the world is and whether or not we need somebody who has a background and understands that.
Some of my colleagues, and you mentioned one of them, dont seem to understand this, he said. I cannot understand a mindset of somebody who says, Oh, they wouldnt do that with a nuclear weapon. It strikes me that if they willing to blow up a few of us, they would be thrilled to blow up a lot of us. And thats where I disagree. I believe in defending America.
Gingrich said later in a response to a question from POLITICO that he wasnt referring to Paul in his remarks.
No, it was a reference to me, he said. Im a candidate who understands the dangers of Iran. Now if you want to draw that conclusion, I cant stop you from drawing that conclusion.
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I am so over the Republican establishment.
Not to mention senile....
Newt is putting it mildly
I would abstain from voting if Obama or Paul were the only choices . Better would be a mil-coup . Screw these idiots that are bound and determined to take us down . Forever .....
Newt is saying all the right things.
Assuming, if elected president, that he follows through on most of it, I can see him completely redeeming himself and becoming a great president.
I am so over the Republican establishment.
Flush the Grand Old Potty...
On the other hand, Ron Paul is the darling of the young university PAR-TAY pot smoking set that thinks electing Ron Paul will give them the ultimate BONG experience. They really don't have any other issue they care so vibrantly about as the God given right to smoke pot. They do like to throw a few non-pot-smoking issues in there to mask their true goals, but that's just for Mom and Dad who pay for their PAR-TAY.
Sarcasm? Definitely... I'm sure there are a few Paul supporters who are anti-getting-high... very few.
They've already started spamming the comments section on Politico.
Once ronpaulforums and dailypaul spreads this, there'll be over a hundred Paulspam comments.
Sing it, brother
He’s nothing but a DC professional power broker, who’ll sell you out for the next consulting fee! I’d rather have honest than ‘for sale’ anyday.
No one ever said that Newt is short on political survival skills. Remains to be seen as to whether or not it works for him.
Hope ya got the Zot-a-tron 1000 charged up because you know the Pualtards will be spamming here in droves.
NO to MittCare Romney and No to Ron Paul!
Really? Perhaps you and others missed this debate question:
Bret Baier asked Newt Gingrich what makes you most qualified to create jobs and grow the economy.
Gingrich Hammers ObamaCare and Media
Check the Real Clear Politics national average. Look like Newt has faded 5 points and Paul has advanced 5 points while Perry, Bachmann, and Santorum remain unchanged. Looks like Paul is picking up the Newt voters. Romney and the others moved only one point over the last two weeks. It appears that Pauls high-action negative ads against Gingrich are taking their toll. LMAO... Looks like its Paul or Romney, hahahaha.
Oh, yeah... that's a real knee-slapper.
I don’t understand by Paul would want to help the liberal Romney win the nomination. That’s all he is doing going negative against Gingrich. The media is in can for Romney. They need any help from Ron Paul, who has as much chance of winning the nomination as the tooth fairy.
I would put Ron Paul in charge of the Federal Reserve all day long but he’s such a cuckoo bird on the rest of it.
How about this—Newt should say-—Ron Paul is a Nut. Sometimes you feel like a nut—sometimes you don’t. A racist Libertarian. If you really want to lose to the Democommies just lets select Ron Paul.
I support Newt—But, I think the GOP wants Mittens “The only man who can defeat Obama” Romney. I will NOT VOTE FOR HIM!