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Romney blasts Gingrich over attacks on debate moderators, news media
The Hill ^ | 1/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 01/25/2012 8:58:10 AM PST by Thane_Banquo

Mitt Romney attacked his GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich over what has to date been one of Gingrich’s most effective debate methods — going after the moderators and the media for questions he deems inappropriate.

“It’s very easy to talk down a moderator,” Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”

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First, is Romney stupid enough to believe he's going to get points in a GOP primary for coming to the defense of the liberal media? Second, doesn't Romney realize that the media are going to try to destroy the GOP candidate in the general election and do everything they can to ensure an Obama victory? Being able to attack the media is a pre-requisite for the nomination this year.
1 posted on 01/25/2012 8:58:19 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo
At first, I thought this was satire.

Romney is as dumb as a box of rocks.

2 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:35 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Thane_Banquo

Newt must have a mole in the Mitt machine. How else would he think to say something so stupid?


3 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:40 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Thane_Banquo

Mitt, you are such a douchebag.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:48 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I wasn’t a bit Romney supporter before. But this badly damages him in my eyes. I’m starting to wonder if we might be better off with a new face in the Republican field.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:48 AM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Mitt Romney - defender of Romneycare, the Republican establishment and now the liberal media. Way to go Mitt. Keep on truckin baby.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:57 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Thane_Banquo

He has lost the primary. I will NOT vote for him EVER. He is a dead goose


7 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:02 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Mitt just doesnt get it! The polls are reflecting his ignorance of the conservative way.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: Thane_Banquo

I am telling you, the consultants for both candidates do not believe it is profitable to run against the media. They don’t get it. Newt ignores his consultants but I know for a fact some of his consultants this this is true. Apparently Mitt believes his idiot consultants.

They all live in NY or DC and they have zero idea - they are clueless - how the normal person feels about the media.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RavenATB
I’m starting to wonder if we might be better off with a new face in the Republican field.

I think we could use one less face in the Republican field, because Romney should be running for the Democratic nomination.

10 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: VanDeKoik

Maybe Romney is that stupid? Is there a really smart chief of staff behind his business successes? Inquiring minds want to know!!!


11 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:41 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney really has no clue. He is so out of touch with his bas it is unreal. He will be a disaster as the GOP nominee!

As much as I hate Barack, I will never vote for Romney. Atleast the GOP will have some motivation to fight against liberalism coming from Obama’s Admin.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 9:04:24 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT!)
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To: RoosterRedux

—At first, I thought this was satire. Romney is as dumb as a box of rocks.—

Well, that right there kills this thread. What else is left to say? :)


13 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:05 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
This is one of those posts where I had to go read the piece to make sure this was not bogus.

Romney is so foolish here on so many levels it is hard to list them all. The main issue is that he is spitting on the people he wants to support him. A close second is the fact that while Gingrich hits back he also ANSWERS the question.

14 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:06 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: RoosterRedux

15 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:28 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney is just kissing the butt of his liberal buddies at fox, abc, cbs, nbc, and cnn. lol

What an idiot, good thing this man inherited millions and millions because poor fella could never make it on his own. The man doesn’t have enought sense to walk in out of the rain.

The man is desperate, Newt has him rattled......!


16 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:28 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Thane_Banquo

Governor Flop-Sweat dons his gay apparel(kneepads) for the MSM!


17 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:41 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

So what grade did Romney get in the obama School of Appeasement. Clearly he thinks if he throws a bone to the MSM they’ll help him get the nod. But if he got the nod they’ll jump from his ship as fast as the skipper of the Costa Concordia.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 9:05:48 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: C. Edmund Wright

—I am telling you, the consultants for both candidates do not believe it is profitable to run against the media. They don’t get it.—

In every presidential race the MSM wields less power and the internet increases in power. We’re seeing it here in what is happening with Newt. Imagine his comments in a world reported to 99% of americans via the 6 o’clock news on ABC, NBC and SeeBS... Romney would be all we have by now.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 9:08:00 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”

Great! So drop out and endorse Newt.
20 posted on 01/25/2012 9:08:08 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Being able to attack the media is a pre-requisite for the nomination this year.

Newt, for all his flaws, has been able to figure this out.

Santorum is learning.

Mitt, not so much.

Discredit Obama and we win, at most, one election cycle. Discredit the enemedia and the entire game can be changed.

Newt may be a blowhard egotistical narcissist, but I give him credit for being the first to figure this out.

21 posted on 01/25/2012 9:08:36 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney has thrown all in with the GOP establishment and the liberal media!


22 posted on 01/25/2012 9:09:44 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
ROMNEY TINMAN, ROMNEY THE TIN MAN
23 posted on 01/25/2012 9:09:50 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: swampfox101

—What an idiot, good thing this man inherited millions and millions...—

That coupled with his deeds makes me seriously question why, exactly, he wants to be president. And I don’t like the answers that pop into my head.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 9:10:21 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Romney is so foolish here on so many levels it is hard to list them all. The main issue is that he is spitting on the people he wants to support him. A close second is the fact that while Gingrich hits back he also ANSWERS the question.

Romney's entire campaign is the liberal GOP establishment trying to stick it to the GOP base, rubbing our face in their excrement. That's why, right before New Hampshire, he trotted out John McCain: "See, I'm going to win this thing with the help of the same non-GOP voters who gave you McCain, and you're just going to have to deal with it whether you like me or not. Shut up and sit down!"

25 posted on 01/25/2012 9:10:21 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”


The above statement by Romney makes no sense.

Romney has never taken a strong stance on anything. I remember when Palin was still a contender and she was the only one of probable Republican Presidential Candidates who had the fortitude to take on Obama. Does “death panels” ring a bell with anyone?

Romney would not have a clue as to how to get into his opponents face. Maybe Romney could put on kneepads. But that would be the extent.


26 posted on 01/25/2012 9:13:01 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney has surrounded himself with losers ie, Charlie Crist & Norm Coleman. Romney is no fighter, he’ll take it on the chin from MSM.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 9:13:04 AM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Stupid? Cowardly? Socialistic?

At this point, Who cares? Abandon ship!


28 posted on 01/25/2012 9:14:40 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Thane_Banquo

Is Romney really this clueless and out of touch? Incredible.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 9:14:40 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RoosterRedux
At first I thought this was satire

So did I, but if you're a good "D" dummycrat confused and telling people he's a Republican.

30 posted on 01/25/2012 9:16:49 AM PST by laweeks
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To: RoosterRedux

I thought this was satire too. UNreal. Mmmmmmitt RRRRRRRRRromny is stuttering himself to irrelevance...


31 posted on 01/25/2012 9:16:59 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Thane_Banquo

I had dinner with McCain in AZ while he was running. The guy is a nutcase who is likely the most egotistical SOB I have ever met. What is very weird about him is that once he makes his mind up he can’t seem to change it. It is as if whatever he thinks is reality and that is all that you need to know.

His wife was smoking hot. Wow. Why she has anything to do with him is a mystery to me.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 9:18:30 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Mitt, Mitt, Mitt...
If a "moderator" calls you a racist, in no uncertain terms, I hope that you can muster enough spine to take him to task - or else you've got no business being the nominee.

Don't be a naif: it will happen to you, eventually.

33 posted on 01/25/2012 9:18:59 AM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Who’s advising this man? Can he really be surrounded by people that stupid?


34 posted on 01/25/2012 9:21:54 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: cuban leaf

YES....! This plus the fact that he came out and supported Nacny Pelosi this morning.

What a creepy little coward the man is...I hope Newt tears into him in the next debate....!


35 posted on 01/25/2012 9:24:13 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: RoosterRedux

I laughed out loud when I read this. My sweet Lord, just look at the record of the corrupt left-leaning press in this country. If Mittens is the nominee, he’ll get screwed without a kiss. Sheesh!


36 posted on 01/25/2012 9:25:32 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Clock King
Who’s advising this man? Can he really be surrounded by people that stupid?

I think his advisors tried to keep him from making off-the-cuff remarks for the longest time. And now we see why. Because he really IS that stupid.

37 posted on 01/25/2012 9:29:49 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: RavenATB
I’m starting to wonder if we might be better off with a new face in the Republican field.

Don't let them play that game. NO conservative nominee will be good enough for the libs or GOP elite. If we ditch Newt, who by the way may be our best shot, they'll simply setup for the next guy in line. Cain, Perry, Bachman were all excellent candidates yet they were systematically torn down by the left.

38 posted on 01/25/2012 9:30:09 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Thane_Banquo

NewterROMNEY! the true conservatives love the attacks on the ..what world is Romney in? Rush became a millionaire attacking the MSM and elitists. Romney is out of touch


39 posted on 01/25/2012 9:31:09 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Stick a fork in him, and old media.


40 posted on 01/25/2012 9:32:45 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”

Romney has become Ann Coulters puppet. Ann-the-Man said these very words in her interview with O’Reilly on Monday. The video of that interview is somewhere upstream.


41 posted on 01/25/2012 9:33:03 AM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

NYC provincialism always shines thru.


42 posted on 01/25/2012 9:33:38 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: FrankR
Wouldn't the scarecrow holding a ‘If I only had a brain’ sign be more fitting?
43 posted on 01/25/2012 9:34:11 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Before any candidate answers any question from these moderators they should ask the moderator if they have ever asked Obama that exact same question first?
44 posted on 01/25/2012 9:35:12 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Thane_Banquo

“...Romney attacks GOP rival...”

Who the hell needs Democrats when we have people like this in our own party?

Sides with the media against his own party...wonderful...


45 posted on 01/25/2012 9:36:24 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

This must be satire. mittens cannot be so stupid, or can he?


46 posted on 01/25/2012 9:36:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

That poor, poor leftist media. It hullts widdle Womney’s feewings when bad boys say bad things about them.

How tewwible.

Poor widdle mittie; he’s wosing and wost his way.


47 posted on 01/25/2012 9:37:05 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SubMareener

Well consultants got Bammy elected. I guess you CAN put lipstick on a pig. LOL


48 posted on 01/25/2012 9:39:15 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Romney is as dumb as a box of rocks.

The box of rocks in my lab is offended.

Romney is dumber than a box of rocks ... and the rocks still don't like being used as the reference for dumbness.

49 posted on 01/25/2012 9:39:31 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Romney has no idea how to fight, let alone which subjects to address.

What could cause him to believe that defending the media is a worthwhile effort?


50 posted on 01/25/2012 9:39:53 AM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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