Skip to comments.Photo: Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Sarasota - 4000 rally in airport hanger
Posted on 01/24/2012 1:55:40 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
LOL. You are aware that this is not a story about Rick Perry, right?
Florida voters, boycott the Barack Hussein “ Muslim Brotherhood Lover” Obama SOTU address this evening and help us bring Obama to electoral defeat!!! Make his last SOTU speech the worst viewed in the history fo the USA!!!
Holy Cow! That’s a crowd!
Looks like at VERY BIG Tea Party. Mittens must be dying with envy.
Wait until Nascar season opens Daytona !!
How many of the candidates will be there?
I’d like to see Todd Palin as Grand Marshal. He could bring his wife with and let her drive the pace car. :-)
No, she’s one of us now. Kind of like the prodigal son, she’s our prodigal daughter.
Callista needs to soften her look. Otherwise, go Newt, go!
I attended this today. It was a great crowd.
I haven’t seen crouds like that since Palin!
Welcome aboard. WE need you. Rick will get a place to serve.
For your lists.
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives at the Tick Tock Restaurant, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
I forgot about that. This will be the last time I will have to ignore this speech. I generally watch them, but I'm proud to say I didn't watch one given by Obummer. I am sure tonight's will be a doozy laden with class warfare and Socialism.
She needs to get rid of the Aqua Net and she will be fine.
Give us a report!;-)
"This is the third year of his presidency. He needs to get over it," Gingrich said.
I can't watch the state of the union because I break out in hives when I see or hear the halfrican, mooselimb, communist prick that lives in the white hut, but I'm sure Newt is right.
Personally I believe that Newt is the best that the GOP can do. So if he is selected by the GOP as their guy I will vote for him. I don’t know if the ‘Atlantic’ is for Romney. I don’t read this mag and I have no idea who Molly Ball is.
Gingrich’s Electability Argument Doesn’t Make Much Sense
By Molly Ball
Molly Ball - Molly Ball is a staff writer covering national politics at The Atlantic.
Many voters seem to be persuaded that the resurgent GOP candidate would be a better nominee than Mitt Romney, but experts aren’t so sure.
Lately, Newt Gingrich devotes a substantial portion of his stump speech to arguing that he would be the best general-election candidate to beat President Obama among the GOP contenders. Voters appear to be buying it: in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Gingrich won a staggering 51 percent of voters who told exit pollsters their top priority was being able to beat Obama — and that was the largest group of voters, at 45 percent.
What’s Gingrich’s argument? It has a few prongs. First, he says he would overpower Obama in debates, humiliating him and exposing him as a fraud. Second, he says his conservative views would provide voters with a strong contrast with the incumbent, giving those dissatisfied with Obama a true alternative rather than a near-equivalent, as he paints Romney. Finally, Gingrich argues his big ideas and sweeping oratory would allow him to make inroads with non-traditional Republican voters such as minorities and the poor.
The persuasiveness of these arguments is largely emotional, but some of it can be evaluated. We bounced it off a couple of political scientists — exactly the sort of know-it-all, America-destroying elites Gingrich has so much contempt for.
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