Skip to comments.Why Gingrich won-Why Romney lost
Posted on 01/21/2012 11:53:54 PM PST by OddLane
COLUMBIA, SC -- They won't say it publicly -- they didn't want to appear churlish or disrespectful on a night they took a serious beating -- but it's no exaggeration to say that even after losing the South Carolina primary to Newt Gingrich, members of Mitt Romney's circle find it absurd -- almost crazy -- that the former House speaker has even a ghost of a chance of becoming the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
In their view, Gingrich has barely run a campaign. As they see it, Team Gingrich doesn't have the money, professionalism, brains, or organization of the Romney campaign. They see the former Speaker as somewhat unstable and vulnerable to continued attack on issues of ethics and morals. And most of all, they see Gingrich as a candidate who owes his very existence to the never-ending series of Republican debates -- and not much more.
(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...
What’s the confussion?
One is a dipshit with vacuous and Platitudeness sound bites.
The other is a visionary with an aggressive agenda that any sane American would support.
Romney’s folks see the world through the lens of political consultants and PR firms. They’re symptomatic of how insulated and out of touch the entrenched, ruling political class is from reality.
Who's saying Gingrich won anyway? It's actually a virtual tie between Newt and Mitt. Why, the separation is only a mere 75874 votes. After the certification, we're sure we'll see Mitt actually won!
Loved this line:
“Gingrich respected them enough to discuss things with them seriously.”
BINGO! a mediot finally gets it. Mittens has no substance.
Goes to precisely prove Newt’s claim
Romney would BUY the presidency if he could.
Too damn bad for Romney.
Newt Gingrich has the debates and the premiere conservative site on the whole of the Internet backing him!
I’m guessing it’s the reasons conservatives always support someone that made them support Gingrich—character and substantial real-world (not government or academic) experience, not to mention opposition to Romneycare.
Obama just called to cancel the movers for next January.
He has the base, the Christian right and the tea party. We shall overcome!!
Nice to know that in an open primary like SC in a meaningless dinky little state like SC grandchildren upon birth are looking at $50,000 debt to government.
Byron York: [snip] ...it's no exaggeration to say that even after losing the South Carolina primary to Newt Gingrich, members of Mitt Romney's circle find it absurd -- almost crazy -- that the former House speaker has even a ghost of a chance of becoming the Republican Party's presidential nominee... see Gingrich as a candidate who owes his very existence to the never-ending series of Republican debates -- and not much more. [/snip]
And we all know just how far those debates took him.
(All over the news tonight I seen a pattern played over- Newt only won due to his debate performances and he has no message to last. blah blah blah)
“Team Gingrich doesn’t have the money, professionalism, brains, or organization of the Romney.”
Who needs all of that when you have the votes?
One of the best “NOT ROMNEY” videos out there...
We also remember Bob Dole “who time had come” therefore he was the uninspiring candidate....
I wish Newt nothing but good in the quest for the nomination and then the presidency. If history since 1980 is any indication, winning SC foreshadows winning the nomination. After Obama just about any Republican ham sandwich would be a relief, but Newt promises to fill the White House with real attitude.
What I’m curious about is how much FR is clout and how much it is small loyal fan club? Does the Tea Party generally take this premiere site seriously? Does it have any particular reason to sour on Newt like on Mitt?
We may be small, but we are wiry.
The attitude of Freepers extends far beyond this website.
Not a big fan of any of the current contenders for the nomination , but Romney lost me when he said Obama was not a bad guy , and that he was just in over his head . Romney too meek and not viscious enough to take on Obama and expose him for the Marxist fraud that he is . Newt is mean enough to take on the Russians , Chinese and Iranians .
Ultimately it’s the man, not the image, that matters. Mitt should open a national chain of waffle houses, and Newt should be seated in the Oval Office.
It seemed crazy to me only a couple of months ago that Newt would be tearing down the main stretch like this, and yet here he is. America loves a scrappy winner. This might have been Herman Cain if he’d been single or even his wife was a Republican. But as it is, the Newtron Bomb is now blowing up the Mittboaters. Newt got sucker punched once in NH. No more.
Quote from the story “Gingrich respected them enough to discuss issues with them seriously.” Talking about his stump speeches in SC. I loved the part about how Romney’s events are perfect and Gingrich events are not. But Newt turns them into gold!
I think the word is vicious, not viscous. Obama is NOT a nice guy. He is not getting further than he is, not due to incompetence on the part of those who pull his puppet strings and write for the Teleprompter, but because he has truly worn out whatever welcome he had among mainstream Americans.
“America will rediscover its riches with Gingrich.” How’s that sound?
What a shock to the elites to think that we the voters might want to get to know who the candidates are through our own eyes rather than bend over and allow them to be "selected" for us.
Of course, if you haven't gone to Hah-vahd or Yale, you can't possibly have brains. Intellect isn't a God-given talent, it's something you can only acquire through liberal brainwashing.
” I think the word is vicious, not viscous “
Pardon moi ...Typo ...It happens ...you understood , right ? F-in anal around here .
Liberals love humanity, it’s just people they hate.
This article, along with the Politico one about how Newt and Mitt treat their press corps, illustrates that axiom perfectly.
Every time I see a “viscous” where “vicious” was meant, I think of something like Karo syrup. Can’t help myself.
Gingrich was the “Contract with America” guy who shined out into the darkness of the Bill Clinton regime. Sure he’s a populist politician, who does not always get along well with other politicians of his party. The people are sick of Obama now and passionately long for an antidote. Newt, at this point, looks very much like the right man at the right time.
This might sound a tad wierd, but everytime I see romney, Prince Charming in Shrek comes to mind. And then there is Newt, Shrek the Ogre himself, whose good qualities overcome even fairydust and establishment magic..
We also remember Reagan who’s time had come
Byron York gets it!
One of the things Romney said (and I paraphrase) was Newt Gingrich, really? Got a big chuckle form the Libtard audience and the Libtard host.
Well Mittens, Newt Gingrich, REALLY!
Talking with some friends I think one nailed it. People used to just vote their wallet where the candidate who can best benefit them got the vote. In S Carolina that seems like it just got shot to hell. This race isn’t about jobs and the economy at least in SC.
"I think Newt's people, they had more on-the-ground staff, and they worked." There were a lot of them, too."
Unpaid staff, grassroots that have been organized into little known local precursors that morphed into The Tea Party.
There has been one in my little town. These are the little groups something like "Citizens Concerned About Everytown", Nevada Research Organization, etc.
Newt's e-mail newsletter has been around since he left office laying the specific groundwork to towns all over the country on how to form grassroots organizations (They are the ones who came out to Tea Party rallys and Sarah Palin knows it). Years and years.
Newt has always had a nationwide organization. It just didn't have his name on it.
Isn’t that uncanny?
Newt gives a speech and he goes for the throat. Mitt gives a speech and couches every noun, verb and adjective.
We're pretty well known. The last two random conservatives I happened across, knew of Free Republic when I mentioned it. One of them was a pretty prominent conservative.
It’s a good piece. Newt actually summed it well in his speech last evening.
Paraphrase” “It’s not that I am a good debater. I simply articulate the deeply held beliefs of the American people.”
Therefore there is only one question:
Are there enough Americans left?
I remain curious about these early states that call these contests Republican primaries and then let everyone vote. Finally we have reached a place where only Republicans can vote and we will have a clear and well defined Republican result. My sense is that after several of these such elections we will know what it is we truly need to know form a bona fide Republican standpoint.
All Team Gingrich has is a candidate worthy of the office. Romney? I find it absurd -- almost crazy -- that the far left founder of ROmneyCare has even a ghost of a chance of becoming the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
“Are there enough Americans left?”
My question, too. Newt’s win in a Bible Belt state like S.C. makes sense. In the areas populated with freaks in huge numbers — L.A., NYC, SFO, etc. — I’m afraid he’ll do badly. In those areas, shallow and superficial are positive attributes, and Romney will be attractive.
Ok, just funnin'... ; D
I hope Perry turns his campaign machine over to Newt. Perry is a classy guy, no doubt.
It’s the candidate, stupid.
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