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Newt Gingrich leaves Las Vegas with plan to woo NASCAR voters, sweep South
The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2012 | Shannon McCaffrey

Posted on 02/05/2012 5:21:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich is wooing NASCAR voters. As he charts a possible course to the Republican nomination, aides say Gingrich will paint frontrunner Mitt Romney as the candidate of the PGA golf tour while the former House speaker pursues the blue collar mantle of Dale Earnhardt.

It’s a strategy that exploits the class warfare Gingrich professes to oppose. Still, it could pay dividends once the GOP race again swings South. Gingrich sees delegate-rich Texas as a firewall in April. But he must slog through more than 30 contests before that....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Arizona; US: Colorado; US: Georgia; US: Idaho; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: Minnesota; US: Missouri; US: North Dakota; US: Ohio; US: Oklahoma; US: Tennessee; US: Texas; US: Vermont; US: Virginia; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: gingrich; nascar; newt; perry; romney
Will that work?
1 posted on 02/05/2012 5:22:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Depends if he’s got a fast car. -jkng


2 posted on 02/05/2012 5:50:12 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come home dixie boy


3 posted on 02/05/2012 6:04:14 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will that work?

It could.

If he can resist the temptation to whine about how mean Mitt's been to him. That makes him look weak. Republicans aren't looking for weak.

4 posted on 02/05/2012 6:05:29 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can just see Newt and Callista at a NASCAR race. Maybe she can entertain the crowd by playing her French horn during a delay caused by one of those smash ups.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 6:07:49 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wooing the Nascar voters is Good, but DO NOT INSULT the PGA golf tour or golfers in general, DON'T DO THAT.

We are golfers in this household, and I can tell you that we only have 2 in our org.,club that a die heart Democrats, (they are very old, by the way.), and we let them have it every opportunity we get.

If satan himself were running as a Democrat (what else would he be), but anyway, these Christian Democrats would vote for him.

6 posted on 02/05/2012 6:15:12 PM PST by annieokie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he really say he didn’t want golfers to vote for him?

I mean, go for NASCAR, but it’s not like there aren’t more than a few voters who seem to enjoy watching PGA golf.


7 posted on 02/05/2012 6:17:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like Mittens can woo NASCAR, hahahahahaha!


8 posted on 02/05/2012 6:21:40 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
"Will that work?"

As dirty a race as Bishop Willard has run so far, Newt has EVERY RIGHT to come up behind him, get underneath him, get him loose and PUT HIM IN THE WALL!!!

...just sayin'......

9 posted on 02/05/2012 6:22:45 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt’s got my Texas vote.

If we ever get to cast one. :-(


10 posted on 02/05/2012 6:24:59 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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11 posted on 02/05/2012 6:24:59 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: BfloGuy
"If he can resist the temptation to whine about how mean Mitt's been to him."

From where I'm sitting that "whining" is usually in direct response to some "news reporter" loaded question. In Vegas they repeatedly asked the same differently worded question.

And I'll add, Newt answers THE questions. Unlike mitty who always responds with some prepared taking point that rarely has anything to do with the question.

12 posted on 02/05/2012 6:27:03 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Nervous Tick
Newt’s got my Texas vote.

If we ever get to cast one. :-(

Just sent in two "early ballots " for Newt here in AZ.

13 posted on 02/05/2012 7:04:15 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GentlemAn Start your engine!...Can’t ignore the roar!


14 posted on 02/05/2012 7:12:00 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A typical pile of warm WaPo dung…


15 posted on 02/05/2012 7:32:04 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just cant see nascar folks taking a liking to romney.They just dont trust him.


16 posted on 02/05/2012 7:38:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Soros endorsed Romney and he has not been laughed off the stage yet..

MAybe the republican party “IS” the stupid party..


17 posted on 02/05/2012 7:40:43 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not to be a Pollyanna, but I did notice that the Clark county GOP has STILL NOT RELEASED ITS FINAL COUNT.

Since by their own admission they account for 70% of the votes, how cam Mittens claim victory yet?

18 posted on 02/05/2012 8:09:27 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Yeah, there was a survey that came out a few years ago that said viewers of PGA Tour events were more likely to vote Republican than any other sport. NASCAR and college football were pretty likely to vote Republican as well.


19 posted on 02/06/2012 10:43:30 AM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see a direct quote attributed to Newt about this. I suspect the WaPo is using comments Newt has made about Romney being the candidate of the establishment and he, Newt, being the candidate of conservatism and turning that into this ridiculous “golf versus Nascar” meme just to try to start a new controversy against Newt.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 10:51:56 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: BfloGuy

If he has the money, organ and could finally persuade Rick to drop out, it could leave a draw at the Convention. It is time for Libertarians to forget the Paul phenomenon. He is a drag on the Pub efforts to oust Bama and the Reid Senate. That is the goal. Not to garner TV love or media approval. Mitt could still rally conservs...if...he would actually state his real conserv policies in easily understood points. He just will not do it and if he wins, I think we lose as Americans.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 11:49:06 AM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: phillyfanatic
It is time for Libertarians to forget the Paul phenomenon.

I wouldn't count on that, but I do think a fair number of independents and people who would by most be considered conservative have voted for him. They are the ones who must be won back.

And I agree with Palin that the GOP insults Paul supporters at its peril -- we'll need them in November.

22 posted on 02/06/2012 2:06:51 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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23 posted on 02/06/2012 6:48:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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