Skip to comments.Newt on Romney’s Limited Appeal: “People Aren’t That Stupid” (video)
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 hes 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 arent that stupid.
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If Romney is at only 22% because people aren’t stupid, then I guess Gingrich being at 14% means?
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”
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!
Ahem...I was just thinking the same thing.
a mod pretending to be a con....newt knows of what he speaks
“...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.
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.
Romney is not a moderate. There is no such thing. He’s also not a Conservative.
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.
Its 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 hes taken in local and national TV ads, largely funded by pro-Romney supporters, attacking the former speakers record.
The InsiderAdvantage closing survey for Iowa has been the most accurate poll in predicting the winner. The poll foresaw John Kerrys upset over Howard Dean in 2004, Obamas win over Hillary Clinton in 2008, and Mike Huckabees surprise victory that same year.
Romney is as liberal as many democrats are and if he is nominated say hello to four more years of Obuggery.
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.
It means the conservative votes are split among several candidates.
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%
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.
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.
Old Chinese curse say “May you live in interesting times.”
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