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Newt Gingrich's Standing Ovation at S.C. GOP Debate
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Posted on 01/17/2012 5:48:24 AM PST by Scanian

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debate; juanwilliams; southcarolina; workethic
Gingrich stirs up the crowd in S.S.

Did he do enough to climb back into the race?

1 posted on 01/17/2012 5:48:25 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Link to a powerful post by FReeper Future Snake Eater
2 posted on 01/17/2012 5:55:17 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Scanian
Did he do enough to climb back into the race?

Huh?? Jan 11-12 ARG South Carolina Poll: Romney 29, Gingrich 25 (Santorum 7)

Newt has always been in the race. He's the ONLY one who can beat Willard. The right question is: Did Newt sway enough Santorum, Perry and undecided South Carolina voters over to him to beat Romney or not?

I think he did. Big Time!

3 posted on 01/17/2012 6:00:35 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Scanian

Newt, as expected, had a really good night. He is probably back in the race.

That said, this morning he appeared on FOX and Friends and he was displaying his usual sold on himself behavior. I wish Newt could see that he can exude self confidence without being arrogant and self congratulatory. He needs to be a little humble. It is the difference between being admired or being disliked.

We see this in Obama and dislike it.

I know Newt is smart enough to control that, but will he?


4 posted on 01/17/2012 6:06:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: dforest
I wish Newt could see that he can exude self confidence without being arrogant and self congratulatory. He needs to be a little humble.......We see this in Obama and dislike it.

Newt is competent. Obama is arrogant and incompetent.

Newt should be pleased with himself. Romney would never be able to take on a racially charged question without dissembling. Obama is counting on that to destroy Romney.

I want a fighter, not a lamb. Too much is at stake. This ain't beanbag.

5 posted on 01/17/2012 6:11:22 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Scanian

Excellent debate for Newt Gingrich. Mr. Gingrich is our last, best hope to defeat Mitt Romney.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 6:12:00 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Scanian

What is that word that Juan spoke, it sounded like “partickerley”?


7 posted on 01/17/2012 6:15:21 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Scanian

I love it when Juan gets his butt rhetorically kicked!


8 posted on 01/17/2012 6:21:16 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Fresh Wind
What is that word that Juan spoke, it sounded like “partickerley”?

Juan was being partickerley persnickety.

9 posted on 01/17/2012 6:24:52 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE
Have you read Juan’s book? IIRC he expounds much of what was in Newt's response. Was Juan setting him up knowing how he would answer?
10 posted on 01/17/2012 6:32:10 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: spetznaz

Just hearing Huckabee on Fox say that Newt had a very good night and Mitt was off his game and had several very rough moments. Was not impressed with Ron Paul.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 6:33:19 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Scanian

In answer to your question, no, I don’t believe he did enough to climb back into the race. But, he certainly showed the Newt who could have won the race had he assumed this posture earlier in Iowa.

As to Juan, he is an obscene racist. He makes a living being a professional apologist for the black underbelly. And he is disgraceful.

I wish Newt had added, “Juan, if you want to join the debate, you ought to declare your candidacy.”


12 posted on 01/17/2012 6:43:07 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: snowsislander
Excellent debate for Newt Gingrich. Mr. Gingrich is our last, best hope to defeat Mitt Romney.

I hate to say it, but I think it's time for conservatives to coellesce around Newt. Personally I wish Cain were still in the race or that Santorum were doing better, but the fact is, I think at this point Newt is the only one who can reasonably be expected to stop Mitt. If it was close between Santorum and Newt in SC I might feel differently, but it isn't close. If Santorum and Perry supporters will read the writing on the wall and get behind the Newt, we can stop Mittens in his tracks - otherwise, the conservative vote will be spilt and Mitt will walk away with the nomination. It's really just that simple.

Going into this, Newt was not my favorite (still isn't really), and I know he has a lot of baggage, but I think he has proven himself in these debates that he is capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone. The idea that the establishment is pushing that Mitt is the only candidate who can beat Obama is just pure horse poop! I believe Newt would run rings around Obama in a debate. Newt isn't my ideal conservative, but I'd much rather see him than Mitt get the nomination and the simple fact is, he is the only one even close to being able to beat Mitt in SC and in the overall Primary.

That's just my two cents.

13 posted on 01/17/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: exit82
Romney would never be able to take on a racially charged question without dissembling. Obama is counting on that to destroy Romney.

100%.

14 posted on 01/17/2012 6:45:42 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: exit82

As you can see, I agreed Newt had a great night. I want a fighter too, but the people he talked to this morning weren’t fighting with him.

I also agree that Romney has a tough time when boxed in.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 6:46:25 AM PST by dforest
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To: hoosiermama

“Was Juan setting him up knowing how he would answer?”

After his own NPR “incident”, I think he might very well have played the devil’s advocate.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 6:58:52 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Scanian

BTTT for Newt!


17 posted on 01/17/2012 7:05:41 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: JaguarXKE; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

If Newt were the nominee, I think 0 would be too “busy” to consent to a debate.


18 posted on 01/17/2012 7:12:25 AM PST by ntnychik
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To: JaguarXKE

I wouldn’t want to be him in a debate, even if I could add 50 IQ points to my intellect.

His worn-out liberalism is simply indefensible.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 7:24:11 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Servant of the Cross

That is the best poll result I’ve seen for Newt. Some show him about 10 points behind in SC and far behind nationally.

I think he can claw his way back to the top but I am also a realist.

Great debate performance though-—no doubt.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 7:28:23 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian; Future Useless Eater
Good post. I understand your point. Here's another reason for my optimism for Newt. FReeper FutureUselessEater has done an analysis of the trending of the South Carolina polls from even before last night's debate. Newt was already closing in on Willard.
21 posted on 01/17/2012 7:33:06 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thanks, FRiend.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 7:47:25 AM PST by Scanian
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To: freeangel
Absolutely he was. Have you read his book. Juan advocate being good role models, getting jobs, the family, etc. He received much criticism and eventually lost the NPR job because he wasn't toting the liberal line.
23 posted on 01/17/2012 8:11:50 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: ntnychik

24 posted on 01/17/2012 1:02:07 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: JaguarXKE
I hate to say it, but I think it's time for conservatives to coellesce around Newt. Personally I wish Cain were still in the race or that Santorum were doing better, but the fact is, I think at this point Newt is the only one who can reasonably be expected to stop Mitt. If it was close between Santorum and Newt in SC I might feel differently, but it isn't close. If Santorum and Perry supporters will read the writing on the wall and get behind the Newt, we can stop Mittens in his tracks - otherwise, the conservative vote will be spilt and Mitt will walk away with the nomination. It's really just that simple.

Going into this, Newt was not my favorite (still isn't really), and I know he has a lot of baggage, but I think he has proven himself in these debates that he is capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone. The idea that the establishment is pushing that Mitt is the only candidate who can beat Obama is just pure horse poop! I believe Newt would run rings around Obama in a debate. Newt isn't my ideal conservative, but I'd much rather see him than Mitt get the nomination and the simple fact is, he is the only one even close to being able to beat Mitt in SC and in the overall Primary.

That's just my two cents.

Yes, it's now down to brass tacks: we must defeat Mr. Romney with the best that we can muster, and that has turned out to be Newt Gingrich.

Last night's great success at the S.C. debate certainly cements Mr. Gingrich's position as the most skillful speaker of all of the presidential contenders.

25 posted on 01/17/2012 2:43:19 PM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Scanian
I don't trust the polls.

The establishment GOP is just as capable as the Democrats and MSM to use polling to astroturf the people into thinking that Romney is running away with the election.

Remember, there has only been ONE voting primary so far. There have not been enough actual votes taken to say that one or the other candidate is "running away" with the nomination.

-PJ

26 posted on 01/17/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: JaguarXKE

That’s how I feel. If Santorum doesn’t pull out a silver or strong bronze, I’ll become a newt backer. Out of expediency. I know we will regret a Gingrich presidency, but perfection ain’t out there.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 2:54:42 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Scanian

Anyone not having heard Newts comments needs to listen to them. They were were perfect.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 3:10:19 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

As a former long-time Gingrich constituent, I can vouch that I’ve never heard him in better form.


29 posted on 01/17/2012 3:33:00 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

He is reminding me of his 1994 self, which is a great thing.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 3:58:31 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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