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Newt on Romney’s Limited Appeal: “People Aren’t That Stupid” (video)
Verum Serum ^ | 1/2/12 | John

Posted on 01/02/2012 10:53:07 AM PST by Nachum

This is a longish clip from Reuters in which Newt talks about the Iowa race. About two minutes in Newt makes clear that he’s not very pleased with Romney. Asked specifically why his appeal is limited to 22-23% he replies that Romney is a a moderate pretending to be a conservative then adds “people aren’t that stupid.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia; US: Iowa; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: appeal; georgia; iowa; limited; massachusetts; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; romneys
Oooh. That's gonna leave a mark
1 posted on 01/02/2012 10:53:17 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If Romney is at only 22% because people aren’t stupid, then I guess Gingrich being at 14% means?


2 posted on 01/02/2012 10:57:26 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nachum

Lol, “People are not that stupid”, Newt brilliance is in cutting to the heart of the matter in as few words as possible. Since I am keeping score 1 for Romney “We got it from you Newt” and 1 for Newt “People are not that stupid”


3 posted on 01/02/2012 10:58:54 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Nachum

Oh but they are, just look at who the Republicans have elected in the past and you’ll see that I’m right. RINO after RINO. It’s really depressing when you think about it but I long ago gave up looking to human’s for resolving the ills of society ... still it is disconcerting that people fall for the same shlock, over and over and over. Ugh!


4 posted on 01/02/2012 10:59:13 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Ahem...I was just thinking the same thing.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 11:05:19 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

a mod pretending to be a con....newt knows of what he speaks


6 posted on 01/02/2012 11:09:08 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Nachum

“...he replies that Romney is a moderate pretending to be a conservative...”

Takes one to know one, right Newt! :c)

Seriously though, I’ll back Newt if he is the nominee.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 11:10:07 AM PST by fatherOfive
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To: Nachum
Glade we have more doors than the Willard 21% and the noot 14% to select from.
8 posted on 01/02/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: Nachum

I think I would disagree with Newt on this. I really don’t think Mittens is running as a Conservative. He goes out of his way to embrace all his RINO ideals and can barely be bothered to make an attempt at selling Conservatism. Mittens is definitely running as a wishy washy moderate.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 11:12:53 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: fatherOfive

Romney is not a moderate. There is no such thing. He’s also not a Conservative.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 11:17:02 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

The very latest polling shows:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — 23 percent ..LIBERAL DEM IS NOT GETTING OUR NOM IF SC & FL HAVE A SAY (And they do!)

Texas Rep. Ron Paul — 22 percent ..RACIST NUTJOB APPEALS TO DEMS & DRUGGIES

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — 18 percent : ) ..GO RICK!

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — 16 percent : ) ..GO NEWT!


Texas Gov. Rick Perry — 10 percent ..DROPS OUT WED

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann — 6 percent ..DROPS OUT WED

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman — 2 percent ..NO ONE CARES

Other — 1 percent

Undecided — 2 percent

The poll was completed Sunday night after the Des Moines Register poll of 729 Iowa Republicans likely to vote Tuesday and has a statistical error margin of 3.5 percent.

“It’s basically a two-tiered race,” Matt Towery, chief pollster for InsiderAdvantage, tells Newsmax. “The first tier is Romney, Paul, Santorum, and Gingrich.”

The remaining candidates no longer are players in the GOP race for president, Towery said.

The surprise of the poll, Towery said, is how well Gingrich is doing despite “seeing blood everywhere” after the massive pummeling he’s taken in local and national TV ads, largely funded by pro-Romney supporters, attacking the former speaker’s record.

The InsiderAdvantage closing survey for Iowa has been the most accurate poll in predicting the winner. The poll foresaw John Kerry’s upset over Howard Dean in 2004, Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton in 2008, and Mike Huckabee’s surprise victory that same year.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 11:18:48 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: muawiyah

Romney is as liberal as many democrats are and if he is nominated say hello to four more years of Obuggery.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 11:30:30 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: CainConservative

the results are even closer than you suggest. it’s Romney 22.7 Paul 22.4. you rounded up and down, but for all purposes they’re tied.

It all looks like it comes down to turn out. If it’s the typical older. heavily GOP turnout Romney is in good shape. If it’s younger and more indys and dems show up Palu could well win.

At this point I don’t really have a favorite. I just want to see Romney lose so anyone winning besides him would be ok with me.

I know some people are worried about Paul but Paul has no chance to be the nominee so him winning in IA doesn’t really bother me. Let him have his moment.

But after all the establishment backing him and all his attacks and spending the last 4 years running, to see Romney lose in IA again and not really do any better than he did last time...well, that would make tomorrow evening worthwhile.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 11:30:30 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: CharlesWayneCT
If Romney is at only 22% because people aren’t stupid, then I guess Gingrich being at 14% means?

It means the conservative votes are split among several candidates.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 11:33:36 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: jeltz25

Fair enough about Paul.

Yeah, Willard is doing worse than ‘08.

1. Mike Huckabee 40,841 34.4%

2. Mitt Romney 29,949 25.2%

3. F. Thompson 15,904 13.4%
4. John McCain 15,559 13.1%


15 posted on 01/02/2012 11:40:52 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: BigBobber
BINGO! :)
16 posted on 01/02/2012 11:42:19 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Nachum

RINO wars.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 11:42:19 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: jeltz25

I feel the same way as you do and feel that if Rhu Paul wins in VA too it is an acceptable risk and it strikes a death blow to the RINOs.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 11:45:42 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: truthkeeper

What is sickening is that Paul is doing so well. Problem is limited government folks aren’t convinced the frontrunners have limited government records. In reality, people should know that, but ...well, you know. And for good reason.

Truth is the voters are getting smarter and a little more aware. Talk is cheap. LOL

What a mess. The outcome should be interesting.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 11:48:47 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

Old Chinese curse say “May you live in interesting times.”


20 posted on 01/02/2012 11:52:32 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: Nachum
Between carrying the flag for amnesty to illegal aliens and his kissy kissy video with Nancy Pelosi on global warming crap, I am not sure why Gingrich is running around saying that he is more Conservative than Romney is.

There are PLENTY of issues/baggage that Gingrich should cause alarm for Conservatives, it's just that people are too quick to suppress them in ANY discussions.

21 posted on 01/02/2012 11:55:01 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: truthkeeper

Well, it is interesting and extremely nauseating at the same time.

Yep, thats a curse. LOL


22 posted on 01/02/2012 11:56:34 AM PST by dforest
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To: Prole
I happen to agree with you, but saying that will get you flamed to within an inch of your life around here these days.

Having said that, I'd vote for Newt over The One in a heartbeat if he were our nominee. I'd vote for anyone of them if they were our nominee. I'm far more concerned with getting the Kenyan Marxist ******* out of our WH than teaching RINOS a lesson.

But then, that's just me.

23 posted on 01/02/2012 12:00:20 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Newt has been as high as 40%. Romney can’t get over 25%. Newt will be back up when the lightweights disappear and Mitt wil stil be at 25%.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: ez

Perry has been as high as 40%. What makes you think Gingrich is ever coming back?


25 posted on 01/02/2012 12:16:03 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

He still leads the national polls, and leads in more states than anyone else. He will have the conservative votes of Bachmann and Perry soon, (20%) and Santorum after that. (15%). By the end of FL we will have a three way race with Romney, Paul and Newt.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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27 posted on 01/02/2012 1:01:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The Iowa race?!? Why does it always have to be about race with you right wingers?!?

[joke alert]

Thanks Nachum.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 1:08:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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