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Thomas Sowell: Iíll Take Gingrich over Romney
NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 06:05 PM | NewsMax

Posted on 12/21/2011 7:34:38 PM PST by RedMDer

Economist and conservative author Thomas Sowell says voters should disregard Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s “baggage” and support the former House speaker because defeating President Obama in 2012 is crucial to America’s future.

Sowell cites Gingrich’s solid record of “concrete accomplishments,” which he argues makes him a stronger candidate than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who pushed through one of the liberal healthcare programs in the nation.
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He concludes: “Those who want to concentrate on the baggage in Newt Gingrich’s past, rather than on the nation’s future, should remember what Winston Churchill said: ‘If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost.’ If that means a second term for Barack Obama, then it means we’ve lost, big time.”

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A second term for Barack Obama means we’ve lost, big time.
1 posted on 12/21/2011 7:34:39 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: RedMDer

zero’s going to get crushed. We may have to create a new word to replace landslide. I still like annihilated.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 7:38:11 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: TwoSwords

I sure hope you are correct....


3 posted on 12/21/2011 7:39:13 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: RedMDer; Jim Robinson

Tom Sowell sounds like Jim Robinson. Time to sit up and take notice, folks.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 7:42:15 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: TwoSwords

Yes! The cataclysm of the rats is coming. Come on 2012!


5 posted on 12/21/2011 7:42:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer; Bender2

Newt will beat Zero like a rented mule. Romney will be “yeah but”.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 7:43:20 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: RedMDer

Thomas Sowell is a lib, he’s not a real conservative and, and, and... in 5,4,3,2...

I wish we could clone such great minds as Thomas Sowell.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 7:43:34 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: RedMDer

Thomas Sowell says.......

Does it for me.

(a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread= Romney)


8 posted on 12/21/2011 7:44:57 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: big'ol_freeper

If we can get him to the nomination, Newt will gut Obama like a fish.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 7:45:11 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: Gator113

Go Newt!


10 posted on 12/21/2011 7:45:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

This confirms that Thomas Sowell is not part of the RINO establishment. He just confirmed he is an independent thinker. GO NEWT!


11 posted on 12/21/2011 7:47:41 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: RedMDer

No it doesn’t. We work hard for a very strong, conservative House and get more seats in the Senate (and twists the Senate Pubs damn weak arms behind their backs). With the current crop of GOP candidates, we must do our best in Congress to put a balance back in play.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 7:48:16 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Gator113

Newt was just on Greta VanSusteren saying Romney is hiding being his nasty attack ads and acting nice and yet his ads are not nice or honest. Newt is asking for a 90 minute debate with Romney to answer these ads. Newt said due to the attack ads, out of necessity, the next debates are not going to be so nice. STAY TUNED FOLKS.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 7:48:27 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: ez

I’d agree. It’s important to have a sense of perspective here. We aren’t going to win this in just one election.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 7:48:27 PM PST by Track9
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To: GrannyK

Me too. But if not, there are men out here to defend our Grannys.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 7:48:39 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: RedMDer

Newt is a man of ideas. Mitt is a man of focus group-tested platitudes which have been used and reused ad nauseam.

When Mitt is challenged with a tough question, invariably he will provide a safe and pedestrian answer.

We don’t want McMitt!


16 posted on 12/21/2011 7:49:08 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Parley Baer

bttt


17 posted on 12/21/2011 7:50:17 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: RedMDer

Damn straight!


18 posted on 12/21/2011 7:50:20 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: RedMDer

There’s a reason why I always loved Thomas Sowell.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 7:52:21 PM PST by risen_feenix
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To: Gator113

What has he said or done that causes you to say he’s a lib? I’ve read his columns and listened to him and he sure seems like a conservative to me.


20 posted on 12/21/2011 7:53:31 PM PST by Nodems2000
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To: Nodems2000
What has he said or done that causes you to say he’s a lib?

He's kidding. He's predicting what the anti-Newts were about to say in 5,4,3,2...

21 posted on 12/21/2011 7:55:18 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Yes take control of the Senate and more gains in the House.
Take our Country back to the right path.
Lets start there. Also fix our education system and stop the Marxists from teaching the next generation of Marxists Ideals under the guise of inclusion such as homosexual rights and moral relativism to defeat us from within.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 7:59:40 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Parley Baer

Hooah


23 posted on 12/21/2011 8:00:48 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: ez

I second that.

Sowell talks common sense.

If Santorum or Bachmann cannot pull an upset in Iowa, then I will fully back Gingrich. Plus I will try my best to convince all who read my blog at the ChicoER to support Newt.

For now however, I am still praying for a real conservative win for us in Iowa via Santorum or Bachmann.

As I said before, I have never ever voted for any abortion supporting candidates in all my life, and I do not plan to in 2012.

So if Romney wins the nomination I will vote for a third party pro life candidate.


24 posted on 12/21/2011 8:02:13 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: RedMDer
Those who want to concentrate on the baggage in Newt Gingrich’s past, rather than on the nation’s future, should remember what Winston Churchill said: ‘If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost

Jim Robinson and Thomas Sowell are right about Newt!


25 posted on 12/21/2011 8:02:28 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I just watched it and I loved it.... Romney is going to learn the definition of regret and Newt is going to teach it to him.


26 posted on 12/21/2011 8:05:16 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: Bobalu

bttt


27 posted on 12/21/2011 8:07:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Nodems2000

Please read it again.... it was sarcastic. If you read on, you’ll see I really like and respect the man.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 8:08:50 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: ez

Thank you... somedays I wonder... LOL


29 posted on 12/21/2011 8:09:56 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: Bobalu

I am not sure what Newt would think of it, but I really like that comparison. ;>)


30 posted on 12/21/2011 8:11:52 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: RedMDer

It’s a “political opportunist vs. politcal whore” kinda thing.


31 posted on 12/21/2011 8:12:19 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Bobalu

I can only figure out who 3/4 of those people are.


32 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:00 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RedMDer

Milt “accomplished” RomneyCare, RomneyMarriage and many other things. LOL


33 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: RedMDer

I’d take Newt over Romney as well.


34 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:09 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: RedMDer

I’d take Sowell over Newt.


35 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:07 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Bobalu

I wish all these so called conservative pundits, could find a shred of honesty in the attacks against Newt. We are being force fed Romney. They have denegrated every person I liked so Romney can be the “last man standing”.
It seems like he will be the “establishment” candidate, and no others will be permitted entrance to “the dance”.
I thought I trusted some of these pundits, but I’m not so sure any longer.
The people I like seem to have a core belief that was perceptible, I can’t say that about Romney. Again, too slick for my taste.
Friend of a friend who did his makeup for one of the events said he had an ego/attitude that was not very pleasant. I.E. Above all the little people. Don’t need another one like that.


36 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:27 PM PST by pm58590
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To: Repeal The 17th

Gingrich, Franklin, Churchill, Grant

I guess Ulysses S. Grant was the tricky one :-)


37 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:36 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: RedMDer

I am in the Gingrich court. The Media can get bent.


38 posted on 12/21/2011 8:18:09 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RedMDer

I’ll take a Conservative over Gingrich AND Romney.


39 posted on 12/21/2011 8:18:28 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Bobalu

I wouldn’t include Grant in that group.


40 posted on 12/21/2011 8:22:40 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Bobalu

Newt’s past is too closely tied to the present. It wasn’t 3 years ago he was carrying Nancy’s water and weight on the couch. At his age, politically opportunistic at best. If he’d done that 3 decades ago I’d have no problem.


41 posted on 12/21/2011 8:23:22 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: RedMDer

I go wit Newt!!!!


42 posted on 12/21/2011 8:24:29 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Your choice. Obama or Gingrich.


43 posted on 12/21/2011 8:25:49 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RedMDer

With all due respect to the great Dr. Sowell, I’ll take Tweety Bird over Romney.


44 posted on 12/21/2011 8:30:04 PM PST by stormhill
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To: RedMDer

With all due respect to the great Dr. Sowell, I’ll take Tweety Bird over Romney.


45 posted on 12/21/2011 8:30:06 PM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

Click once, post twice...go figure.


46 posted on 12/21/2011 8:31:30 PM PST by stormhill
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To: faucetman

Grant is a perfect example, a drunkard...but by God the man could fight!

He was a mediocre president later on but it is for his actions as a general that I include him as a flawed but extraordinary gentleman.

Franklin schemed to make money from everything he was involved in from the post office to printing the currency. He was loyal to the crown until it became clear he must become a patriot. And he loved the ladies. :-) He would have served as president but was simply too old by the nations founding. His worthwhile accomplishments are legion.

Churchill flipped back and forth between liberal and conservative parties, was partly responsible for some huge military blunders (Gallipoli for one) and drank like a fish. But the man was almost singularly responsible for saving the world from Naziism.


47 posted on 12/21/2011 8:35:20 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: RedMDer

We’re going to need Newt to deal with the storms coming our way...


48 posted on 12/21/2011 8:38:06 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Bobalu

He handled it. He was a heavy drinker but so be it. He handled it.


49 posted on 12/21/2011 8:39:51 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RedMDer
Romney in his first term is no better than Obama in his second. I don't vote to make the GOP happy but to get a candidate that serves my principals, and Romney ain't it. Romney = McCain, Dole... and the GOP will set him out there hoping that we will vote for him by default or as a protest vote. they will stir and try to inspire us with their crap and I'm staying home in that case.

Romney

(on the second amendment):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1bJOpYUqE

(abortion):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4

(amnesty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAUS2JJib88

(health care)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2bW0cwMRnY&feature=fvst

and and and. I don't think so-

50 posted on 12/21/2011 8:41:45 PM PST by Red6
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