Skip to comments.Gingrich ’06 Memo: “Agree Entirely With Gov. Romney” on Health Care
Posted on 12/27/2011 7:11:11 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
To conservatives, the biggest strike against Mitt Romney is the health care plan he put in place in Massachusetts, but Newt Gingrich lavished praise on Romneys plan after it was passed in 2006.
We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans, Gingrich wrote in 2006.
And, Gingrich wrote, the key to achieving that goal was doing what Romney did in Massachusetts: Requiring everybody...
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Groan is right. The French vanilla & vanilla ticket.
Newt gives us a lot of material to bash him with.
How dare you point out the truth about Newt Gingrich. And your despicable tactic of using Newt’s own words against him? For shame! You obviously are a (fill in other candidate here)-bot.
Collective amnesia regarding the past 15 years?
The only reasonable argument for Newt is that he's not Romney and not Obama and he used to vote conservative. But that is an unsound, defeatist argument to make even before voting starts in Iowa.
There are other candidates out there, and I've settled on Rick Santorum as the best of a weak field.
I'd also promote Jon Huntsman to the B list. He's moved way up in my estimation. Pro-life, pro-gun and fiscally conservative. Maybe a B- given his infatuation with gorebul warming.
Bachmann would get a B+ or even an A-. Her presentation skills leave a lot to be desired, but her issue positions are nearly identical to Rick Santorum. I hope at least one of these two survives Iowa and becomes competitive on Super Tuesday. If I were in Iowa, I would caucus for whichever one of these two was the most viable which, at this time, appears to be Santorum.
Frankly, as things are going now, I would prefer a brokered convention or at least have someone else jump into the campaign. It maybe too late given the filing requirements. Like many conservatives, I am not very happy about the choices we have now.
I hope you realize that national polls mean nothing at this point.
As for Iowa: Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, Paul, Gingrich, and Romney are all polling in double digits in recent polls.
And none are perfect conservatives.
So who are these mythical "single-digit perfect conservative candidates" whose supporters you so detest? Huntsman? Roemer? Johnson?
Then don't argue in favor of Gingrich. Argue in favor of some other candidate.
Lets just stop doing the democrats job for them, finally.
Yes, I am impressed with some of the things Newt did 15 years ago.
But if you feel he cares so much about the American people and conservative principles how do you explain his TV ads with Nancy Pelosi promoting Al Gore's fraudulent global warming scam to steal from the taxpayers?
How do you explain his working with Al Sharpton to promote leftist education programs and provide taxpayer money to black racists?
How do you explain his making millions of dollars from Fannie and Freddie at a time when they were promoting subprime mortgage programs that cost the taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars?
Sticking one's head in the sand is not a good strategy. Newt is an electoral disaster waiting to happen.
Newsbusters dissects Jonathan Karl's lies about Gingrish & Romneycare on another thread.
You should write headlines for ABC News.
So let’s see... I should not vote for Newt because he supported Romney. So I should vote for Mitt because...???
Yikes! They will both grow the government! We need a candidate who will not just stop the bleeding, but drastically reduce the size and scope of government!
“Can someone explain to me why they think Newt Gingrich is a honest, principled conservative?”
No, because Newt isn’t an honest, principled conservative. He just fakes it when it suits his purposes, kind of like he does with his wives.
And all this time I thought it was posted on FR that the anti-Christ is Obama.
I'm less impressed with Marco Rubio, particularly with his RINO-lite views on illegal immigration. But he would certainly be an improvement over anything in the current GOP field with the possible exceptions of Santorum and Bachmann
Newt has the best chance of winning?
If you have checked Rasmussen, and apparently you haven't, Newt is running farther behind Obama than Santorum,
Why not go with a real conservative rather than a fraud who has tons of garbage the Democrats and MSM are just waiting to release?
So if you don't like any of the current candidates, that may actually win the nomination, then who are we left with?
I for one will NOT let the MSM pick the candidate for me, like they did McCain. The MSM is digging up all sorts of stuff on Newt and others while saying Romney is the best choice for us. If Romney gets the nomination, you know it will be Wall Street versus the average person. Just what the Democrats want, can you say OWS?
Let the MSM dig up stuff on Newt now. Newt isn't all that perfect, I don't think anyone is, but he knows his facts, something that Obama doesn't without a teleprompter. Newt can not push all his ideas on the American people, because it still takes a vote from Congress. He will downsize the government, including the EPA, which is the worst department.
So let's try and hold our own and not throw all the top tier candidates under the bus because of something the MSM dug up and is probably out of context. Our goal is to replace Obama, even if our candidate isn't the purest.