Skip to comments.Rush Predicts Newt Comeback
Posted on 02/21/2012 7:46:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
...Telling his listeners that the polls indicated MittRomney would likely lose the Michigan primary, the conservative icon said he wouldnt be surprised if Romneys demise gives Gingrich yet another opportunity to be frontrunner. Another great performance by Gingrich in a debate could turn the race around once again, Limbaugh said.
I think there's a possibility of something happening nobody's talking about -- and that's the reemergence of Newt. Keep a sharp eye. Anything's still possible, Limbaugh said.
If Romney has trouble in Michigan... Now, PublicPolicyPolling is a very liberal polling group out of North Carolina. They say that Romney's gaining ground, and he could well be. A slew of negative ads are being run against Santorum, and they work. Negative ads have always been shown to work, and Romney's gaining ground back in Michigan. Of course, the Republican establishment would be turned upside down if he loses in Michigan, because that's his what, second or third home state? And his dad was governor there. ...
If Romney falters in Michigan, the guy to look at as perhaps having a chance to get back in this big time is NewtGingrich, Limbaugh said. Do you realize there hasn't been a debate in a month? There has not been a debate, and look at what impact that could be having on the polls, 'cause there haven't been any primaries, either. But look at the impact no debates are having. So if Romney doesn't do as expected, then of course the Republican Party establishment's gonna panic and think, Oh, my gosh, we need somebody new now, because none of the others are suitable to them. Including Newt. Newt's not suitable to them, either. But the debates are gonna kick back in again once we get close to Michigan and then we've got Super Tuesday.
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Newt Gingrich Town Hall At ORU, Tulsa, Oklahoma February 20 2012 -- The FULL HOUR.
As much as I love Newt this simply isn’t going to happen.
If Newt had got the debate in GA instead of Romney and Santorum had backed out of then I’d have given Newt much more of a chance for a come back.
If he does make a come back then the establishment will go full mode again to attack him but just imagine Newt and obama in a debate.
Oh and before we get the usually name calling, mud slinging attacking Newt because the usual suspects think they have to because they like Santorum , well I am pointing out a fact not doing an attack
Gingrich makes me very uneasy. He’s so darn unpredictable.
But he’s the best alternative to Romney, and with the right resources, he’d do serious damage to Obama.
It’s not impossible.
Newt may simply be allowing Romney and Santorum to spend (money and political capital) and then go for the kill.
I’d be surprised at this stage if Newt does not pull a double-reverse Operation Chaos and instruct his Michigan supporters to all go and vote for Santorum.
It would deal a likely fatal blow to The Mittster and keep the race alive for Newt to fight another day.
newt or rick
color me contented periwinkle
I agree. Newt is the only one of the candidates I want to answer the 3 a.m. phone call. That’s becoming more obvious every day.
However, Newt is unpredictable and can just as easily project 10 words (ex: "Ryan's plan is right-wing social engineering") that can get him into trouble.
In today's world of soundbytes anything can happen.
Not gonna happen. Newt rimnded too many people of why they didn’t like him. He’ll never have a comeback.
And I haven’t even read the word “baggage” yet.
rimnded = reminded
Well Adelson is giving Newt another $10 mil and he said he might give him $100 mil if he needs to. Rick is going down the social issues road when most americans are concerned about jobs, jobs jobs. Mitt’s negative ads are already having an impact on Santorum’s momentum. Lets see where he is in two weeeks.
Predicts?? Rush stays safely in the land of “If...could happen...possibility...wouldn’t be surprised....”
Don’t doubt me
But the debates are gonna kick back in again once we get close to Michigan and then we’ve got Super Tuesday.
Apparently Rush doesn’t know that there is one debate scheduled, Feb. 22, in AZ and that is the only one before Super Tuesday. There were a couple of others scheduled in Mar. but both have been cancelled. So don’t depend on debates to resurrect or defeat anyone at this stage.
In 15 days we’ll have a much better handle on who is going to rise if any and who will fall.
Maybe better on judges, but not as good on taxes. Same, same on spending. Not good on government unions. Probably be better friends with Trumpka than he will be with LTC West.
All in all he would only marginally slow this country's march to economic ruin. And that's just not good enough.
I think it’s possible for a Newt comeback, expecially if we look at the existing EC votes. The states Santorum has won don’t ammount to much in EC votes. Newt’s still in it while we see what the South does.
read the other day that the report that Newt called Ryan’s plan, “right-wing social engineering”, was taken out of context, and, in reality, he praised Ryan’s plan.
Santorum has proven beyond a doubt that he can't keep his big mouth shut, and that he is one of the most divisive candidates to come along, since Walter Mondale.
I’ve got to ask. Why would conservative primary voters be more swayed by the media than by ads from the various candidates? You would think it was the opposite.
The Media lied to make a conservative appear in a less than stellar light?
Say it isn't so!
Rick’s doing the same thing, in case you hadn’t noticed.
If Newt had got the debate in GA instead of Romney and Santorum had backed out of then Id have given Newt much more of a chance for a come back.
Oh brother. They have a debate tomorrow. If Newt needs that much help to win Georgia than I think that is pathetic. It is ridiculous that he is spending so much time in Georgia when he was there 20 years. Seriously, these people already know him and will give or not give him their vote. I mean to have a debate in hoping of another chance to yell at the media so he can win Georgia is really what it takes for Newt to win Georgia? Really?
"I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate," he said when asked about Ryan's proposal. Gingrich called for a "national conversation" on Medicare but described Ryan's proposed overhaul as "too big a jump."
I'm not sure how that can be called a praise. Especially since he called to apologize the day after.
[Ricks doing the same thing, in case you hadnt noticed.]
LOL! That is one of the most redundant observations I have seen in a while! Of course he hadn’t noticed. Because that one is never wrong about anything.
EVERYONE who is a conservative should make sure Willard loses Michigan then. Make phone calls (at the very minimum) to Michiganders for Rick, please. If you can.
Glad you noticed.
“Id be surprised at this stage if Newt does not pull a double-reverse Operation Chaos and instruct his Michigan supporters to all go and vote for Santorum.
It would deal a likely fatal blow to The Mittster and keep the race alive for Newt to fight another day.”
THAT’s the spirit!
It wasn't Newt being "unpredictable" (nice shot -- I see that "turd" posted often by the MSM and GOP-E). I suggest you read this before repeating the "Ryan" lie that btw Rush also advanced in a knee-jerk fashion.
Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story] -- "There is a perception lingering about NewtGingrich that he was a critic of PaulRyan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts.
On April 5, 2011, Representative PaulRyan, the HouseBudgetCommittee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called TheRoadmapforAmerica'sFuture. That document had been a RepublicanParty policy call to change the budget and put it on sound fiscal grounds compared to the Democrats' unwillingness to budget at all and tax and spend into infinity. The Harry Reid-run Senate has not passed a budget for over three years, even though they are required to by law.
Gingrich praised the Ryan plan in an article in Human Events on April 13. He called it the most serious attempt by an elected official to rethink our public finances and the modern welfare state in a generation. That is quite a compliment from a former speaker of the House to a current committee chairman. Using a golfing metaphor, Gingrich celebrated the plan, calling it a Ryan "eagle." Is that comparison a negative critique, or is it commendation? One week later, on April 20, Gingrich in the same space heaped more praise on the plan. He compared PaulRyan to PaulRevere, one of our nation's great heroes, and compared the Ryan Medicare plan with his own previous welfare reform. Why would he disparage something he would compare to one of his greatest achievements? Gingrich later said he would have voted for the plan if he had had the opportunity.".........
Their luck is about to run out.
One factor is Romney PAC’s attacks are from the right, and they consider the attacker. The media attacks are like reverse english. If the media can create the perception that Santorum is less electable in the general, primary voters will flee Santorum again. Many people are ABO at all cost. They don’t necessarily buy the media argument directly, but they think it will work on the independents. It’s just a matter of how successful the media is at creating this perception in primary voters minds.
I don’t know why people can’t see the GWB written all over Santorum. I was a Bush supporter believing him to be better than the alternatives; however, he did more damage to the country than Clinton. Growing government and advancing the progressive agenda while simultaneously giving conservativism a bad name and then not defending it set us back to pre-Reagan socialism allowing Obama to carry on as though the Reagan revolution never even happened. Bush was one of the worst presidents and not for any of the reasons the left imagines. Santorum has all the same trappings.
So EIGHT years of Santorum instead of EIGHT years of Obama?
Hmmmmmm........I'll take it!
While Santorum is talking about socisl issues, it is the left / media ( but I repeat myself) who is framing his words to mean he will rule over people’s privates live. He is clearly saying he won’t. They are lying. Don’t fall for it.
Also, since “we” conservatives believe in our Gd given rights to life and not to have to pay for what we morally oppose, the only reason to shut up about it is if you are trying to fool / seduce the moderates. That’s what RINOS do. We not have to. Our unabashed conservatives are our two termers.
Your focusing on the wrong subjects with Newt. Examine his record and you will find, without exception, his legislation proposed by him has always benefited the country and by it, you. What makes you uneasy, he sits on a couch with Pelosi. So What. His comments that are being focused on such as right wing extremist and global warming have quite a bit of truth to them if you pay attention to what he says. If Sheldon Adelman is willing to give him $100M, why should we be concerned about Newt. He is the only sensible conservative in the race.
I thought Romney had already announced that he’s not attending any more debates?
You know as well as I that the "social issues" approach is very effective in the South - regardless of other factors. I'm not sure Newt has much room left to maneuver. I do wish him well, though.
If you listened to Rush’s full comments, he’s really saying he doesn’t know who’s going to get the nomination or whether there will be a brokered convention. He’s really saying “anything is possible” after watching the way the contest has gone so far.
I want to help the left find God.
I want to crush the left.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Door number 3!
“If Sheldon Adelman is willing to give him $100M, why should we be concerned about Newt. “
You give to much credit to someone with money. Because Mr. Adelman has a lot of money, I should credit him with being wiser than me? Mr. Adelman is clearly better at running casinos than I am. Michael Moore has more money than me, and he’s an idiot.
It’s more than the couch incident. It’s Gingrich’s ability to just come out of left field... calling Ryan’s budget proposal right wing social engineering. Or his flirtations with amnesty.
Having said that, I still think Gingrich is the best available choice.
Then I guess the whole Obama HHS religious freedom thing with the Catholic Church never happened? That is a HUGE social issue that is now the lead vs. jobs right now. The GOP hasn't made jobs, the economy or gas prices for that matter the enormous issue it needs to be. They are failing miserably with a total marxist/tyrant in office.