Skip to comments.Why Gingrich won -- Why Romney lost
Posted on 01/22/2012 7:53:20 PM PST by TBBT
COLUMBIA, SC -- They won't say it publicly -- they don'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 ...
It seems that the more America is lead by experts the worse the results become. Most Americans get that.
THANK YOU SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THIS VICTORY!!
I just could not stomach Romney and felt like I was back to former years suffering with McCain pain! I have not had such joy since McCain chose Sarah to run with him and heard her acceptance speech!!
Let’s ROLL !!!
Why do you say that?
You're on a conservative forum that supports Newt Gingrich, do you support mittens?
“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........”
and Romney campaign accuses Newt of being “Grandiose”, and “egotistical”. That statement shows how “Grandiose”, and “egotistical” they, the Romney team as a lot think of themselves.
“.....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.”
Those debates that show Romney as doofus as Obama.
You wishing it doesn't make it so.
“Straw Poll: Who will win the Republican Florida Primary?”
I wonder if an old, white haired fat guy will pull the retired vote in Florida?
So was this 'bounce' orchestrated by the unexplained inability to calculate the Iowa caucus votes? Something still does not smell right about how long it took to count. From all appearances to me thus far Romney and his 'establishment' campaign are emulating the strategy used by the Obama campaign.
I think the Romney campaign believed after Iowa they had put Newt away. But when Newt fought back using Romney's own claims (Bain capitalism was just like Obama's auto industry bailout.) they then went real dirty and brought out x-wife, who stated her sole purpose was to end Newt's political career. Course don't forget before ABC put the x-wife under the bright lights, Miss Meggy McCain wrote her tutorial to the 'values' voters regarding the present Mrs. Gingrich adulterous ways.
Thanks for the link really enjoyed them.
And FREE Front Page Bump for Newt!
Romney lost because he is a stink’n liberal and SC didn’t want him for that reason.
Their candidate (Romney) may have the money, the major press of both the Left and the Right, the "Establishment politicians" who don't want their boats rocked, and organizations in each state; however, if "the People," as in all but a handful of counties in South Carolina and other states, don't believe he has the intellectual capability to persuade a majority of citizens to embrace the ideas of liberty and to vote to reject the tyranny that Obama advocates, then he cannot be a winner in 2012.
The people of SC were perceptive, and they are representative of all of us who do not intend to let money, media, Party bigwigs, or anyone else choose the candidate we will select to represent us. The battle for our posterity's liberty is too important for that.
Romney will lose because he looks like a deer in headlights. Will someone please tell him a white business shirt DOES NOT go with the blue jeans. All his money and advisors can’t figure that out? It reminds me of McCain saying “My friends” ad nauseam and no one telling him to stop it.
I think Mitt is losing because he’s not engaging anyone. His support is a mile wide and an inch deep. He had a number of opportunities to really grab this thing the past ten days and almost seemed self sabotage himself.
Unlike most though, I’m ok with this knock down, drag out fight. In 1992, they beat the crap out of Clinton in those primaries with tales of his affairs and dodging the draft.
Then when the general election came and Bush surrogates tried to make an issue of it, most in the middle didn’t care. It seemed like old news.
So hopefully all the mud these guys are throwing at each other now will get out in the public domain and seem like old news come September.
As someone once said about someone else altogether
.....”I couldn’t warm up to this guy
if we were cremated together”.
Romney offers no one anything real to connect with.
Gingrich,for all his downsides, is at least understandable
as a real human being, who’s been through the mill, and come out the other side intact. He remains the ONLY one who will truly bring the fight to Obama, and destroy his skinny, pampered ass in debates that Obama will probably try to avoid due to some pressing “national crisis”.
Romney has done the platitudes just like Obama. A 59 point 'jobs' plan that sounds like it came from out of left field for it's painful mechanics.
But the point is Romney and Obama have many similarities. Romney spends huge amounts attacking republicans and conservatives. Obama uses everything and anything to find an excuse for taking blame. Just watch Tuesday night as Obama uses the SOTU to make a campaign speech.
That is because Mitt thinks he is in a beauty pageant and he has already paid off the judges.
Here is the money quote of the article:
“But Gingrich kept the crowd with him the whole way, and in the end had engaged his audience more than Romney could have hoped for. Gingrich RESPECTED them enough to discuss issues WITH THEM seriously.” (emphasis added)
Big media and GOP elite take note!
The reaction to his defeat in South Carolina last night demonstrates to me he and his campaign thought they had this election bought and paid for... 'you know' extension of Bama's auto bailout, 'cash for clunkers'. I think Mitt's whole campaign strategy is to 'engage' those supposed 'independents'.
Latest Polls: Monday, January 23
Oh it’s getting better.... Moments ago:
Florida Republican Presidential Primary
Romney 26, Gingrich 34, Santorum 11, Paul 13, Perry