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Cuban-American Leader: Huge Push for Newt Over Mitt
NewsMax ^ | January 28, 2012 | David A. Patten

Posted on 01/28/2012 2:21:07 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Carlos Perez, one of Ronald Reagan's closest Miami advisers and a Radio Mambi talk host who is influential in Florida's Cuban-American community, says there is growing resentment among Hispanics due to “lies and distortions” from GOP candidate Mitt Romney targeting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Perez told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday afternoon that a backlash is brewing against the Romney campaign’s allegation that Gingrich tried to undermine former President Ronald Reagan’s agenda.

Perez was a close adviser to President Reagan, and Reagan even acknowledged his Cuban-American friend's achievement during a State of the Union address.

“Among Cuban-Americans, you can bet your life Newt Gingrich will win the primary election,” Perez flatly predicted.

Perez, host of a popular Miami radio and television show, said Hispanic voters and especially Cuban-Americans are now “backing Newt Gingrich dramatically” and “getting a little bit mad at the Romney campaign.”

Perez endorsed Gingrich’s presidential bid on Monday. On Saturday, he told Newsmax that the buzz in the Cuban-American community has turned strongly pro-Gingrich.

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


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: backfire; carlosperez; fl2012; florida; gingrich2012; gopprimary; hispanicvote; mittromney; newtgingrich; ronaldreagan
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1 posted on 01/28/2012 2:21:14 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was hoping Romney’s scorched earth would backfire...good....4 more days for this to build....


2 posted on 01/28/2012 2:23:38 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Excellent.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 2:24:14 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: All
RE: Mitt's smear campaign against Newt.

Newt Gingrich’s final push in Florida centered on pinning ‘dishonest’ label to Mitt Romney

4 posted on 01/28/2012 2:25:40 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 2:28:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt just said at a campaign stop....a poll on friday...Newt 35...rinomey..35...santorum...11.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 2:28:59 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."

"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney - 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty"

7 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BACKFIRE BEGINS!!

Romney Overeaches. Too much, Too often, Too Loud, Too Sleazy.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 2:32:30 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: rightwingextremist1776; Trteamer
On Ethics Charges, ‘Gingrich Was Exonerated’ "Mitt Romney has been attacking Newt Gingrich for alleged ethics violations during his tenure as speaker of the House. But as Byron York writes, the Gingrich ethics scandal was a product of vindictive partisan politics, it was inflamed by a complicit press corps, and it resulted (with little press coverage) in the Clinton-era IRS’s exoneration of Gingrich."......

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It all is public record but now Romney's camp is asking that the raw investigative files be released -- this is never done as it is unsubstantiated interviews etc and the Romney camp knows this.

9 posted on 01/28/2012 2:32:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; onyx; DJ MacWoW; musicman

Need to bring this to people attention and put a BIG woo HOO with Mr Tea Party Newt picture on this thread

BACK FIRE!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 01/28/2012 2:32:58 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perez, host of a popular Miami radio and television show

Now that is encouraging. With three days left, I was glad to see his occupation.

11 posted on 01/28/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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Pandering is for pricks.

Any sincere candidate should speak to uniform opportunity, not the class crap normally dispensed by the prostitutes.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 2:36:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: biggredd1

“a poll on friday...Newt 35...rinomey..35...santorum...11.”

“Not a Chance In Hell” of winning Santorum is going to hand this thing to Romney.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 2:37:17 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good. We need all the help we can get.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 2:37:28 PM PST by Moorings
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To: ansel12
I don't tweet but hope many do tweet this info!

Send this around too.

A 1:39 YouTube news video of Romney that is scathing

15 posted on 01/28/2012 2:38:11 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BTTT


16 posted on 01/28/2012 2:39:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: Gene Eric
Pandering is for pricks.

United we stand.

17 posted on 01/28/2012 2:39:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for this post will be sent to all in Hispanic areas on our lists.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 2:41:24 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Am I the only one to see it....

Newt has been playing retail politics in FLA. Both to the Cuban Community and Space Development. Pandering? I think not, everything he does has a solid reason behind it ( except ethanol, we part ways on that one..) based in conservatism.

Let's hope he suprises on Tuesday...

19 posted on 01/28/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Diogenesis
"DogsAgainstRomney.com" -- LOVE IT! {^)

GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH!

20 posted on 01/28/2012 2:43:10 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: OPS4; taildragger; All

Romney today: “Now I’m speaking to you today as though I’m already the candidate for president for the Republican party,” he said. “But I’m not. I’ve still got some primaries to go through.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/28/romney-picks-up-gingrich-attacks/


21 posted on 01/28/2012 2:45:04 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Niiice. I am predicting a poll will be out late Monday night showing Newt slightly ahead of Romney.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 2:45:42 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thx Cinci!

"a backlash is brewing against the Romney campaign’s allegation…"
Enevitable, once again a former Reagan advisor calls the Mittiot out.
Americans get it Mittiot! Yo dog don't hunt!
Come on Sunshine State, we'll need you in fever pitch by November.
P.S. To the Mittiot staff trolls here@Freep, your guy has no substance, empty suit.
23 posted on 01/28/2012 2:45:54 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

24 posted on 01/28/2012 2:48:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One-year-old Anaiah Caraballo sleeps on her father Benjamin Caraballo's shoulder as Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaks at the the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance January 28, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
25 posted on 01/28/2012 2:52:40 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God bless those Cubans!


26 posted on 01/28/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks. My daughter will enjoy the pix of the dog! Nice sweater.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Exactly! btt


28 posted on 01/28/2012 2:54:55 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What???? The Cuban-American community [Real Americans, bigtime] are getting nauseated by the lies and slime being spewed by The Willard, that line bred, not so bright carpetbagger from Massachusetts, the crony capitalist anointed into the world of fast money, vulture capitalists by the friends and associates of his not very bright but well connected Mexican daddy, Jorge W. Romney. Ya'll remember The Willard's line bred daddy Jorge, dontcha, he's the one who lost his brain in a Saigon laundromat, back in 68. Was Jorge W. Romney a Mexican???? Does the Prince of Wales have big ears? Anyhow, it's no surprise that the Cuban-American community has seen through The Willard's multimillion dollar attempted character assassination of Newt. They recognize power-mad statist liars in five seconds - and The Willard is that, in spades. If you really want to see how The Willard got to be such a clumsy liar check Jorge the Mexican
29 posted on 01/28/2012 2:55:36 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Bedford Forrest
Kid knows trouble when he sees it:


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney returns a baby to his mother in the audience at a campaign rally at Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida January 28, 2012.

30 posted on 01/28/2012 2:58:11 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: biggredd1
Fricking Santorum, he's going to queer this deal yet.
31 posted on 01/28/2012 2:58:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Among Cuban-Americans, you can bet your life Newt Gingrich will win the primary election,” Perez flatly predicted.

Yes! In FL, Cuban-Americans, Evangelicals, and the Tea Party ALL have Newt's back!

Go Newt!


32 posted on 01/28/2012 3:01:18 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

“Newt Gingrich without any question follows those ideas,” Perez told Newsmax. “And it is a shame that Romney’s attack is trying to distort that. That is not nice, that is not fair. It is creating a backlash among Cuban-American and other Hispanic voters here in South Florida.”

Gingrich’s effort to win over Cuban-Americans in the waning days of the campaign in Florida have been bolstered by the former Rep. Dan Burton’s presence with him on the campaign trail.

The Indiana Republican is revered in Cuban-American circles for co-sponsoring the Helms-Burton Act, which bolstered international sanctions against the Castro government.

http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Cuban-American-Leader-HugePush-forNewt/2012/01/28/id/425831


33 posted on 01/28/2012 3:05:07 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I pray to God this true!


34 posted on 01/28/2012 3:08:15 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If I lived in Florida I think I’d be getting tired of Mitt campaigning ever since 2008...

The more a candidate annoys me with robocalls and repetitive ads, the less likely I’ll be to vote for them. But I guess I’m not typical.


35 posted on 01/28/2012 3:09:01 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One-year-old Anaiah Caraballo


What a pretty name! Anaiah. Pretty baby, too.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 3:09:16 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Never underestimate the Hispanic vote. Hispanics are neither monolithic in their vote, nor are they stupid. They do not easily dismiss lies and being patronized. They also have long memories of who helped them as a people, and who hindered them.

Importantly, they are not of one mind about illegal aliens, which is a bad assumption some candidates make.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Diogenesis
"Mitt has a great car... For me to poop on!"


38 posted on 01/28/2012 3:17:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Good news they called Mittens out.
I also hope the Dems are peeing their britches.
39 posted on 01/28/2012 3:26:04 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: GR_Jr.

“I pray to God this true!”

I am with you. What Mitt and the Republican Party have done over the last few days is absolutely despicable. It is not the Republican party I want to be a part of. I hope the backlash is not only from the fine Cuban community but from others as well. Please God let these despicable acts blow up in their faces. GO NEWT GO!


40 posted on 01/28/2012 3:33:24 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: RitaOK

Mitt is employing the tactics he learn as a young missionary...bang on the door for thirty minutes and then dominate the conversation until they hate your guts.


41 posted on 01/28/2012 3:50:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
I am watching "Braveheart" for he umteenth time as background noise.

But Old Man Bruce, his verbage caught my ear, and he reminds me of Romney, and the RNC / GOP will do and or feel about "US"...

"You will embrace this rebellion. Support it from our lands in the north. I will gain English favor by condemning it and ordering opposed from our lands in the south. Sit down. Stay awhile."

"It is time... to *survive*. You're the seventeenth Robert Bruce. The sixteen before you passed you land and title because they *didn't* charge in. Call a meeting of the nobles."

"Rightly so. They're as rich in English titles and lands as they are in Scottish, just as we are. You admire this man, this William Wallace. Uncompromising men are easy to admire. He has courage; so does a dog. But it is exactly the ability to *compromise* that makes a man noble. And understand this: Edward Longshanks is the most ruthless king ever to sit on the throne of England. And none of us, and nothing of Scotland will remain, unless *we* are as ruthless. Give ear to our nobles. Knowing their minds is the key to the throne."

42 posted on 01/28/2012 3:54:35 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Excellent. I’m watching Armageddon as background noise.

The world is waiting on Newt to win this, they just don’t know it.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 4:18:11 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

PRAISE GOD!!!! Best political news I’ve heard all day.


44 posted on 01/28/2012 4:18:17 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Diogenesis

Consider the doggie pic sooooo stolen. Thanks.


45 posted on 01/28/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Not a chance in hell of winning Santorum is going to hand this thing to Romney.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

One thread said that Newt was appealing to Rick’s supporters to help him win FL. I say: Heck yeah; Newt. Go for it. It’s too late and this is too serious. I think Newt’s Super Pac backer (Billionaire Casino mogul....name slips me right now) should pay for Newt to have 30 min. of air time on the Hispanic Station Monday night to address the Cuban and Hispanic communities of Florida.


46 posted on 01/28/2012 4:36:31 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow!!! That is powerful.


47 posted on 01/28/2012 4:40:47 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for the ping!!!!!!


48 posted on 01/28/2012 4:44:13 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great news! cafe con leche and fried plaintains for everyone!! (charge willards account)


49 posted on 01/28/2012 4:48:12 PM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: Trteamer

Join the Resistance! when you see a poster of Mitt—paint over it a “V” We are a rag tag group—we may well be crushed under the Mittens Machine—but we will go down fighting. We are like the Americans who fought Franco in Spain before WW II. We know that we are out gunned and out manned, but we know our case is right.


50 posted on 01/28/2012 4:51:26 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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