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Gingrich Maintains 6 Point Lead (In S.C. Released FIVE Minutes Ago!)
PPP ^ | 1-19-12 | Tom Jensen

Posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by tcrlaf

Thursday may have been one of the most eventful days of the Republican campaign so far, but the state of the race in South Carolina didn't change much. Newt Gingrich continues to lead Mitt Romney by 6 points, 35-29, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum each tied for third at 15%.

Revelations from the Marianne Gingrich interview haven't taken a toll on Newt's image yet. For the first time in our South Carolina tracking this month his favorability is better than Romney's, with 53% of voters holding a positive opinion of him compared to 51% for his chief competitor.

Gingrich's lead with evangelicals held steady today at 40-22 over Romney. He's also doing well with Tea Party voters (46-21), registered Republicans (38-30), voters describing themselves as very conservative (41-21), men (39-27), and voters in the Upstate (36-25).

Romney is leading with non-evangelicals (39-30), independents (30-26), moderates (44-23), and women (32-31). The problem for him is that all of those groups are a minority within the South Carolina Republican electorate.

(Excerpt) Read more at publicpolicypolling.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; ppp; romney; santorum; southcarolina
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After tonight's EPIC BITCHSLAP, and the Santorum meltdown, I think this could be a done deal now.

Please keep in mind, as always, that PPP is a DEMOCRAT POLLSTER, so this has to really be hurting them.

1 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:43 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

2 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:31 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Newt is always entertaining and I have not made up my mind yet but I really like Santorum.
I remember watching a debate from his senate seat loss and knew he won hands down but the press was relentless so he was swept up like many others that year.
I live in SC and am leaning toward him.
Haven't fell yet but leaning...
3 posted on 01/19/2012 7:32:16 PM PST by cjmae (Sanity was not equally distributed)
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To: big'ol_freeper
"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan

I remember President Reagan once saying "It actually takes two midgets twenty minutes to run around Tip O'Neill once"

4 posted on 01/19/2012 7:33:00 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: tcrlaf

if they say 6...U can bet it’s at least 8!!...


5 posted on 01/19/2012 7:35:37 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: tcrlaf

Awesome. I was hoping to folks saw this Ex-wife for what it was - a media hit piece designed for one purpose - and that was to take out a candidate that was becoming a threat to Mitt Romney.

I hope there is a backlash...


6 posted on 01/19/2012 7:35:39 PM PST by TBBT
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To: cjmae

I’m a Newt supporter, but I’ve admired Santorum since the 2006 Senate race which he lost, when he gave a series of speeches on the danger of radical Islam, which was not the best political move, but was courageous & principled.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 7:36:35 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: tcrlaf

Great news and another good debate performance.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 7:37:14 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: big'ol_freeper
Love it!

Go, Newt! Go!

9 posted on 01/19/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by TheWriterTX (All in now for Newt Gingrich)
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To: tcrlaf

Newt’s answer to the first question in the debate just locked up SC for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes up another 10 pts overnight.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 7:38:41 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: cjmae

Santorum’s my way or the highway personna is a bit frightening. sort of like a kid who pouts when he doesn’t get his way. He just doesn’t have the depth of Newt Gingerich.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 7:40:38 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: cjmae

“I live in SC and am leaning toward him.
Haven’t fell yet but leaning...”

You aren’t only choosing for you, but for the rest of us, as well.

CHOOSE WISELY

You have the chance to make a REAL DIFFERENCE for the future of America in the next 48 hours.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:19 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
"After tonight's EPIC BITCHSLAP, and the Santorum meltdown, I think this could be a done deal now."

I couldn't have said it better.....

13 posted on 01/19/2012 7:43:24 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: tcrlaf

>> Romney is leading with non-evangelicals (39-30), independents (30-26), moderates (44-23), and women (32-31). The problem for him is that all of those groups are a minority within the South Carolina Republican electorate.

They didn’t include how much Romney is leading with registered Demonrats who will be voting in droves in SC’s open primary. Don’t get complacent.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 7:43:29 PM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: cjmae
IF you live in SC consider that Santorum voted to allow a nuclear waste site to be built there. Also, it may be lengthy but please read and consider Santorums record on illegals, labor, supporting a liberal judge and more..as this is a very important election. Rick Santorum's voting record:What A Big Government Conservative Looks Like NEA Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts. Bankruptcy Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Defense and Foreign Policy Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable. Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification. Voted for the START II Treaty. Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China. Voted to ban anti-personnel landmines. Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending. Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same pay raises as uniformed military. Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyrannical regimes such as Libya and Cuba. Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime. Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia. Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea. Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation. Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran. Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program. Nominations Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture). Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge. Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN. Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge. Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit. Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge. Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge. Voted for James Brady to be District Judge. Labor Voted against National Right to Work Act. Voted against repeal of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages. Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor. Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding. Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance. Voted for Job Corps funding. Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization. Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations. Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here. Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board. Voted to exempt IRS union representatives from criminal ethics laws. Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses. Guns Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun. Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device. Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18. Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools. Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill. Reform Voted for funding for the legal services corporation. Voted twice for a Congressional pay raise. Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapists, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections. Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional. Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians. Voted for a McCain amendment to require state and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election. Immigration Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators. Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens. Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens. Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to the earnings of their sponsors. Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants. Taxes Voted against a flat tax. Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs. Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses. Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance. Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding. Voted twice for internet taxes. Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak. Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies. Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase. Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund. Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years. Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans. Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief. Welfare Voted against food stamp reform. Voted against Medicaid reform. Voted against TANF reform. Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion. Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12. Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance. Waste Sponsored an amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million. Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA). Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion. Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion. Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million. Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL). Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry. Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation. Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies. Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%. Voted against transferring $20 million from AmeriCorps to veterans. Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill. Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate. Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion. Spending and Entitlements Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies a new entitlement. Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years. Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF. Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt. Health Care Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker. Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance. Voted against allowing consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate. Education Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing. Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion. Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district. Energy Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!! WOOT! WOOT!!!!
15 posted on 01/19/2012 7:43:44 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: tcrlaf; Impy; Clintonfatigued
“PPP is a DEMOCRAT POLLSTER”

True. However, overall, they are pretty good with their predictions. They called the Scott Brown-Marcia Coakley race accurately; Rassmussen refused to make a pick. That one always sticks out to me.

16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:46:26 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: varina davis

One problem is that Santorum’s repeated attacks on Gingrich just reinforces the meme that Gingrich is the singular non-Romney, who Santorum is trying desperately to dethrone. South Carolina voters know that conservatives must consolidate behind one conservative alternative, and with Santorum broadcasting that Newt is the strong horse, that just makes it more likely conservative voters will back Newt this Saturday.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 7:47:46 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: katiedidit1

Happens to the best of us. Please re-format into paragraphs.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:49:07 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: katiedidit1

paragraphs are our friend...


19 posted on 01/19/2012 7:50:18 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: katiedidit1
Say hello to my lil frien:

<P>

20 posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:58 PM PST by null and void (Day 1094 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: tcrlaf

I expect his lead to double over night after this debate. I think Newt sealed a large, significant win tonight.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:52:54 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney / Anybody but 0bama))
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To: tcrlaf
You are living in a twilight zone. And those rose colored glasses are a bitch. All I heard was I am the emperor I dare you question the emperor . LOL, here this will help. http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DXVSRm80WzZk&sa=X&ei=-OEYT6OaIsLXtwej852-Cw&ved=0CDMQuAIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHa_POv0LSyckGex9TMvtD_p1xxgQ
22 posted on 01/19/2012 7:53:46 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never had made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: tcrlaf

I think Governor Perry really helped Newt. Never could understand the numbers. Everyone I talked to loved Perry.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:54 PM PST by Kenny
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I wonder how many points Santorum loses tonight?


24 posted on 01/19/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by ak267
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To: cjmae

The crucial question is - who do you think - honestly - could win the debates against obama - THAT is the bottom line...

If obama gets another 4 years, that will be the end of free elections.

He will not be hampered by worrying having to face another election - he and the powers behind him will go full bore on their quest to destroy this country and our freedoms.

Read history - other countries have been destroyed in less time - and we will never live to see freedoms restored again.

WE need to remember this is not an election as usual. This is for the very life of our country and our freedoms.

ALso, if Rick S. looks like he’s a danger to the dems - the media will go full bore on the story about his wife. To Them, nothing is sacred. They’re sitting on it now - saving it for the best/worst moment. That would lose him much of what evangelical votes he has -


25 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:39 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: org.whodat

Okey dokey, then... (Moves away slowly...)
I’d suggest putting down the crack pipe first, then stepping bacl Slowly...


26 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:58 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: null and void
Say hello to my lil frien: < P >

Also Grandad and Jr....

< P > < p >

27 posted on 01/19/2012 8:06:35 PM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: GR_Jr.
In all fairness. I think Santorum had a pretty good night in the debate. But it wasn't stellar. His SOPA answer was poor. Also, he still has a problem with angry man petulance. Will it move the needle for him. I doubt it. The reality of his current status is the biggest drag for him. Newt is now seen as the only conservative that stop Romney in the state. The PPP poll reinforce that. The key statement:
Santorum has the voters most likely to abandon him for one of the more viable contenders in the final 36 hours, with 32% of them saying they could end up voting for someone else. Gingrich is the second choice of 45% of Santorum voters open to changing their minds, compared to 22% for Romney.
In terms of highlight reels - Newt's opening in the debate will get - by far - the most play. This will help him. Overall, Newt had a good night, but no real breakout moment. Romney's poor performance will help. Santorum landed a lot of good punches on Romney tonight, but it's just as likely that Newt will benefit from them vs. Santorum. Romney's performance - as I just mentioned - was pretty poor and it may cost a few more points in the polls/final results.
28 posted on 01/19/2012 8:07:50 PM PST by TBBT
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To: Tench_Coxe
I tuned in late what was Santorum’s “melt down”?
29 posted on 01/19/2012 8:08:53 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Hugin
Listening to the CNN after show, the are saying he knocked it out of the park with that opening. Even though it was an attack on one of the own, they gave him credit. That is a good thing.

The way NEWT can handle the Press and mods, is exactly what will be needed in any debate with Obama. He will not let them get by with anything and thats what we need, a pit bull who is not afraid of them, in fact just the opposite, they are afraid of him and Zero will be all weeweed UP. Can't wait to see it.

Big day for Newt.

30 posted on 01/19/2012 8:09:59 PM PST by annieokie
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To: tcrlaf

Go, Newt!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 8:12:48 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kenny
I think Governor Perry really helped Newt. Never could understand the numbers. Everyone I talked to loved Perry.

My estimation of Rick Perry took a leap today. He showed he puts our country ahead of his personal ambitions. That should stand him good in the future.

32 posted on 01/19/2012 8:14:05 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tcrlaf.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 8:20:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

Uber-Lib 538.com Tweet:

New polls put Gingrich ahead in our SC forecast. Gingrich 62% chance of winning.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:14 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: annieokie
they are afraid of [Newt] and Zero will be all weeweed UP. Can't wait to see [the debates].

If there are any. There's no guarantee -- constitutional or statutory. Both parties must agree to the debates being held -- and their format.

If Obama does somehow agree to debate Newt, I imagine the terms will be restrictive -- only two debates, say, and a split screen format, with the principals in two different locations.

35 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:29 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: cjmae

You have two good men to choose from that’s for sure....!


36 posted on 01/19/2012 8:39:59 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: cjmae

You have two good men to choose from .....


37 posted on 01/19/2012 8:40:44 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: tcrlaf

Newt absolutely annihilated King with the response to that first question.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 8:42:58 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: TBBT

Santorum can’t pull off “assertive”. He just comes across as a ahiny jerk when he tries. Newt, OTOH, can tear you limb from limb, making you smile and nod the whole time he does it.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:02 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: cjmae
I remember watching a debate from his senate seat loss and knew he won hands down but the press was relentless so he was swept up like many others that year.

I watched three of those debates against Bob Casey. Casey looked like he was on dope in each of them. Santorum won hands down, but the tide simply went against Republicans that year.

I encourage you to stay true to your conservative principles and vote for Rick Santorum. Your conscience will remain clear. Listening to the debate on the radio, the substance of what Rick said was far above anything else on that stage tonight. But sadly, there are many among us that appreciate style more than substance.

40 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:10 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: RockinRight

Great analysis! Very true!


41 posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:07 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: RockinRight
Newt, OTOH, can tear you limb from limb, making you smile and nod the whole time he does it.

Newt comes across as an old history professor with an alternate version of reality who is hopelessly stuck in the past. I really don't give a damn what he did in 1974. I am more interested in why today he thinks we still need a federal government healthcare plan, which 300 pages of Obamacare he plans to include in it, and how many illegals he plans on granting amnesty to. None of these are conservative positions, yet so-called 'conservatives' are supporting exactly that.

42 posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:43 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: tsowellfan

ROTFLMFAO!


43 posted on 01/19/2012 8:53:37 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Hoodat

Polls seem to be all over the place right now. I do think Newt is gaining ground. RCP average has Mitt +1.2.

However, that doesn’t include the new Rueters/Ipsos poll tonite of 675 LV showing Mitt +12 over Gingrich. And if it was just head to head in SC between Mitt and Newt, they have Mitt +21 over Newt.

I know everyone selectively picks the polls they like. But this is wild with some polls showing Newt +6 to Romney +12. 18 point swing is pretty wild. Guess we will know late Saturday (unless they can;t count like in Iowa). LOL


44 posted on 01/19/2012 8:54:15 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Hoodat

“vote for Rick Santorum. Your conscience will remain clear.”

And your wallet will remain empty while Obama celebrates another 4 years.


45 posted on 01/19/2012 8:56:11 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Kansas58

Uh... well pretty much the whole thing. Shoot, even Ron Paul bitchslapped him on Abortion... and that was unexpected. Paul is against Abortion like Rick, but is NOT for Federal control of it, he believes it is a state issue and votes that way. Santorum barked up the wrong tree on that one for sure.

Best moments were here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcYF5aNwUeI&feature=youtube_gdata_player EPIC smackdown.


46 posted on 01/19/2012 8:57:10 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: TBBT

I like Santorum, but I don’t think he has the stones to take it to 0bama and the media. Rick is a nice guy. But it’s nice guy GOP candidates that get steamrolled by the MSM and the Democrat-Alinsky machine. I just don’t see Rick standing tough in the wake of the nastiness to come from both sides.

Newt, I think, is the right man at the right time. He is a flawed man and filled with imperfections, both personally and politically. But we need a guy who is going to get in the gutter with 0bama and the MSM and take it to them. Newt has shown he is the only guy willing to do it.

If we play nice with MSM and 0bama once again, a second Marxist term is inevitable.

I believe God put 0bama in power to wake this country up from the Godless course we have been on for a long time. He put 0bama there to drive us to the edge of the cliff. This election will decide if God lets him drive us over the cliff, or if we elect the guy to turn us around from it.

Santorum is a good Christian man. Newt is a sinner who says he was repented and found a new faith in God. But Newt also understands politics is nasty and dirty and he has a clear perspective of what is coming his way should he be the nominee. He is ready for the fight and I think he can win. Santorum, I get the feeling, thinks he can win with his strong values alone. He will get steamrolled if he thinks that.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney / Anybody but 0bama))
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To: TBBT

Considering Newt got TWO standing ovations inside the first two questions. Not too shabby.... (impressed) There is already a backlash.


48 posted on 01/19/2012 8:59:01 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; BillyBoy; Sun; Lauren BaRecall

If Newt Gingrich’s lead holds up, it will partly be caused by a backlash against the liberal media trying to influence the outcome of the South Carolina primary. I have qualms about Newt, but if he helps stop the Romney jaggernaut, more power to him.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 9:03:07 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Hoodat

“I am more interested in why today he thinks we still need a federal government healthcare plan, which 300 pages of Obamacare he plans to include in it”

One thing that was in it that needs to be retained (I would rather see it retained through separate legislation) Is permitting health insurance sales across state lines... Another is disallowing insurance companies from dropping coverage if you become ill.

Both of these changes are needed and are in obamacare.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 9:04:20 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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