Skip to comments.Drudge Report - Newt Lazarus Rising Again!?
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:21:05 PM PST by red flanker
Drudge links to Hot Air article about indications Newt rising in national poll.
The nation is ready for a politician who has a record of achievement in addition to an ability of great rhetoric.
Thank goodness! He’s the only one with the intelligence and toughness to go up against the corrupt, evil Chicago machine that is BO and his minions.
Hi Onyx, you might want to see this one!! GO NEWT!!
Wouldn’t go to the Drudge site for gold money— He’s trying to make up for lost credibility- as is Rush.
The article from Hotair is here:
Here is the link Drudge has:
Whats up with Newt Gingrich? Gallups daily tracking poll, for one thing
Santorum CANNOT beat obama, Newt can. Once again the same blind idiots are backing two losing failures....Santorum and Romney. When are they going to open their eyes and see that Newt has the intelligence and fortitude to face Obama and beat him. Never I guess. They will make the same mistake they did when they put the Kenyan in the WH.
I guess we’ll have to settle for another “I told you so”!
I pray he makes it all the way to the goal.
Woot! Woot! Go Newt!
Hard to imagine a website that is totally in the tank for Romney leading with an article about Newt rising.
OH YEAH, THERE’S NO AGENDA HERE /sarc
Let’s see, raise the conservative far back in the pack up and try to split the conservative base. It would not surprise me to see positive Santorum stories floating on Drudge as well.
Divide and conquer, it’s the name of the game.
Unfortunately, most people won’t be able to see through what’s going on.
Oh well, what do I know?
Lord, let it be so!
Obama would make mincemeat out of Santorum. Swing voters will not vote for him. They may not be wild about Newt either, but wnen crunch time comes, I firmly believe they will at least take a chance on him over 4 more years of Obama.
For Conservatives it’s Newt or neutered.
Newt CANNOT beat Ron Paul. His negatives are the highest of any candidates, and when the Dems start playing clips of him on the couch with Nancy Pelosi, and reminding America of his multi-million dollar Fannie-Mae influence peddeling scheme, as well as his co-endorsement with ACORN of a radical liberal in NY-23, he doesn’t have a chance.
It is almost comical to keep touting the candidate that hasn’t even been competitive in a single state since SC, as the “Only one who can beat Obama”.
Intelligence and fortitude do not win elections. Look at the current occupant of the WH.
As for this Santorum can’t beat Obama crap, back it up with numbers instead of emotion. Where is Santorum not going to be able to win that Newt can? That place doesn’t exist on the US Map or in any of the 57 states and you know it. Of the Battlegrounds (NH, PA, MI, WI, IA, CO, NM, NV) who has had the better showing in those primaries and caucuses?
The voting demographics favor Santorum, which is why in a one on one with Obama, he would have the best chance of getting to 270, because he performs well in the states that will be considered battlegrounds.
Thanks for giving alternate links.
I`m with you...Sarah Palin 2012 or bust :)
Info Ping. :-)
It is the only thing that can keep a conservative candidate alive.
Comparing how to get a conservative through the media gauntlet to how the media helps simple minded liberals glide into the White House on a sled, shows an ignorance of American politics.
Churchill was out of favor until a threat was imminent and the nation craved and experienced statesman-warrior.
Side issues fall like flies, then...
In the general, discussion of couch sitting with pelosi and scazafava have zero impact. That is a primary issue. We would see bad photos of a fat Gingrich and constant reminders of his affairs. If he rises back up, he could get beyond some of those issues.
The conservative will always have the highest negatives, and you think the Dems will run those ads? How does that help them?
The ads the dems want to run are the ones of Santorum driving away Catholic voters and women.
Oh yeah! Go Newt!
This is an important and insightful axiom.
Many folks on this forum fail to recognize how formidable a candidate Obama is/will be. Especially with every conceivable media and popular culture outlet soundly in his corner.
Remember the sh!tbombs Romney landed on Newt between SC and FLA? Magnify that 100x and then imagine it going on for 90 consecutive days.
Plus that commie charlatan is well liked by those who receive a green US Treasury check...and every state/local municipal employee. Unions. All those teachers, janitors and bus drivers. All those businesses who derive the bulk of their revenue from the government...or are the beneficiary of favorable tax breaks and non-regulation.
And women. He'll likely win 60% and 70% of the subgroup of single women.
Hispanic vote. Black vote. Catholic vote. Jewish vote. Asian vote.
Obama walks in the door with at least 48% of the general electorate. Locked in.
People! Please don't think this is going to be easy. Don't think that because a 5th grader can figure out who the best choice is...that they'll actually choose that way when the choice is "What's good for me vs What's good for the nation".
While it's entirely possible we have Crossed the Rubicon and all hope is already lost, we must fight to our last breath, lest we be known to our enslaved posterity as the toilette scum we would otherwise be.
Our only hope is Newton Leroy Gingrich. The anti-Obama.
I haven’t clicked on Drudge since he trashed Newt weeks ago. Will not go back until Newt is the nominee.
Drudge is dumb enough to think this is helping the cause of Romeny, and ultimately the cause of Obama.
But he's wrong.
He's accidentally on the leading edge of the 3rd rise of Gingrich.
When he wakes up he'll go back to his own self.
“I pray he makes it all the way to the goal.”
I do to. As I said in the other thread Sheldon and I both donated to the Newt Campaign and between us the amount was over $5 million. GO NEWT GO!
>>Obama would make mincemeat out of Santorum.<<
Exactly. Which is why he is being pushed to the top.
I’m still amazed there is anyone left who actually believes our votes count.
True, Gingrich can do something that Santorum and Romney cannot do, show America a real leader and a true brilliant mind, and an authentic deep thinker, and a deservedly historical conservative, contrasted to a fairly mediocre person, a person of his times and of his shallow life.
When Gingrich gets 500 million dollars behind him, then his aura as a man already significant in history, and who is now a man of destiny, can be put forward to the public, which will be needed against a sitting President.
I can understand why Newt’s supporters are pleased by this.
But why would DRUDGE, who is completely in the tank for Mitt Romney, post something like this?
Obviously because Newt was down near the bottom in these last two primaries, and because he’s still worried about Rick Santorum, who basically tied Romney in Michigan. Newt didn’t get any delegates, but Romney and Santorum probably got 15 each.
This has nothing to do with whether Newt is a better candidate than Rick. Drudge obviously still sees Rick as the major threat to a Romney win. If Drudge and Ann and the other Romney supporters manage to sink Rick, then they’ll go back to bashing Newt again. But that’s not what we’re seeing here. It hasn’t happened yet.
As for this Santorum cant beat Obama crap, back it up with numbers instead of emotion. Where is Santorum not going to be able to win that Newt can? That place doesnt exist on the US Map or in any of the 57 states and you know it. Of the Battlegrounds (NH, PA, MI, WI, IA, CO, NM, NV) who has had the better showing in those primaries and caucuses?
Romney did’nt carpet bomb Santorum, he went after Newt and so did the media. It’s got nothing to do with emotions, thems the facts!!
Newt most certainly has an opportunity to rise and I hope he kicks little ricky’s ass!
Hey now, I’ve got some issues with her. If you had told me in September how the primary season was going to unfold up to February, I don’t think a more perfect scenario for Palin to get in could have been drawn up. I still don’t buy the whole reason for staying out. Some people say she was getting to many threats and trying to protect her family, yet has that stopped her from trying to bump heads with the establishment and hold some sway in the outcomes?
Also, I would have REALLY liked to see Sarah on stage debating Newt. All these Newtbots now promoting Newt, I wonder how strongly their support would have still been with Sarah in the race. Would Newt still be considered the world’s most brilliant elder statesman or would he go back to being reviled as the grumpy old RINO who sat on the couch with neurotic Nancy? My guess is the latter.
I mean come on, for all the supposed intelligence that Newt has, who would win a one on one debate on conservatism between he and Palin? I think the answer is pretty obvious.
A man who cheated on two wives, becomes the nominee and asked by the media if he supports the party platform on “family values” and then is asked why he cheated?
Game, set and match for Obama.
I think it's comical to believe the dims would run such ads. It undermines many of the BS arguments on their weakest flanks.
Oh, and I think it was Freddie, not Fannie.
Newt has a long and successful history as a campaigner. I’ve found articles from the 90s and late 80s with Newt just going toe to toe with even the leaders of his own party fighting tax cuts, pushing welfare reform, making “controversial” statements. He’s fearless and a NATURAL LEADER. And leaders are something we haven’t had for a long time.
Mittens and Santorum don’t have that kind of talent or even any hint of it in their records. In 1994 I believe, Romney was running on a “I’m not Ronald Reagan” ticket. Santorum was running on a “I sat with Barbara boxer writing legislation for “Open Space.” I’m working with Hillary on legislation against violent video games” platform in 2006.
Newt Gingrich was running on a platform that consisted of blaming the welfare state as contributing to the collapse of society.
He understands the new political equation: It's all about the cultural meme.
Only nuclear weapons (intellectual acuity and insight) can compete.
Newt can win the argument both with those who think, and those who will just vote for those who they think won the argument by their observation of body language and verbal rhythm.
I know, it's silly.
With Newt Gingrich, the commuists are going to need something substantial beyond the character attacks. Obummer is a far weaker candidate than most people realize. He is an incompetent who won last election by saying nothing for long periods of time. His speeches were MEANINGLESS, and focused on hope and change and blah blah blah.
Do you really think a master of the English language like Newt is going to be unable to tear this empty suit apart? McCain lost because he refused to fight. Obama just sailed on the whole “first black President” thing. McCain was a weakling and simply didn’t have anything to offer that could top Obama’s “platform”, just like Romney was when he lost to Ted Kennedy.
Fighting “for” tax cuts and against tax increases. Typo*
Amen, VinL. Haven’t been to Sludge in weeks. All bookmarks removed. Yes it was tough when FR was down this week but no way in hell is he getting traffic from me. Pimping ba$tard.
From Ariz. debate:
The former Pennsylvania senator also struggled to explain his endorsement of GOP turncoat Arlen Specter, his concern about allowing women to assume combat duties, and his distinction between good and bad earmarks.
At one point, rival Ron Paul, the Texas congressman, complained, This demonstrates the problem that Im talking about: Theres always an excuse to do this.
But it was Mitt Romney, especially interested in preventing Santorum from beating him in his native Michigan, who left the former senator stammering moments later when he accused him of alternately embracing federal family planning funding known as Title X.
Santorum offered his own version of Democrat John Kerrys famous 2004 I voted for it before I voted against it declaration in response.
I think I was making it clear that, while I have a personal more objection to it, even though I dont support it, that I voted for bills that included it. And I made it very clear in subsequent interviews that I dont support that, Ive never supported it, and have, on an individual basis, have voted against it. Thats why I proposed Title XX to counterbalance it, said Santorum.
The audience at the Mesa Performing Arts Center responded with boos.
Just two of the mistakes Santorum has made besides the fact his own state did not re-elect him. He was also an earmark fanatic. As for Title X. he voted for it before he voted against it. Is that the kind of president you want...AGAIN?
Go ahead and vote for him and when he loses we’ll be here waiting.
If Romney can make Santorum stutter ansd sweat, just imagine what obama will do to him!
Pictures of Newt do not make law, Santorum was and is a failed senator.
A man who converted to Catholicism after his failings, will have a lot to say to values voters and Hispanics.
Throw Dr. Gingrich into that briar patch, the media will learn quickly to avoid that question.
I don’t think Drudge is doing this for Romney- Romney wants Newt out- he just doubled his PAC advertisement against Newt in Georgia; that will only help Rick, since Romney isn’t even going to campaign in Ga—
My bet, Drudge, Coulter, Rush (others) have lost some degree of their “market” based on their conduct this primary season aligning themselves with the GOP-e. -
It’s one thing to payback a sitting Senator who has previously endorsed you. I wouldn’t have done it, but Palin endorsed McCain under similar circumstances. Everyone understands the influence of personal loyalty, but to pick an obscure radical liberal that had never done anything for anybody, and endorse her over a conservative candidate, that is impossible to explain. Of course, who knows what Nancy whispered in Newt’s ear on that couch, that got him to buy into Al Gore’s agenda. Maybe, she would only give him more “couch time” if he endorsed DeDe.
Newt most certainly has an opportunity to rise and I hope he kicks little rickys ass!/
They will run those ads under the guise of exposing him as a flip flopper, but the real goal will be to demoralize the base.
Santorum does quite well among women, better than Newt of course. Santorum doesn’t oppose the use of birth control, only the government forcing a church to provide it against it’s deeply held religous beliefs. Of course, the Newtbots, and Romneytrons, are happy to side with Obama on the issue of forcing the Catholic Church to provide Abortion pills, if it means they can falsely portray Santorum as trying to ban the pill. How do you think Women will warm up to a man that trades his wife in for a younger model every few years.
There's personal loyalty, and there's network loyalty. Any politician can get away without honoring the first, but none can forever dishonor the later.
Newt has an intellectual infrastructure...a mind share.
As much as he panders to the Social Conservatives, he is not one of them.
Still, if he does not win the nomination, I will write him in.
Newt, just has to tap into some of that Freddie /Fannie influence pedelling cash, and he should be able to compete. In GA, anyway.
Newt, is a “Big Government Solutions”, Space Mirror, Moon base, Global Warming, Liberal Endorsing, Reagan bashing has been.
My sentiments exactly...and for that reason THANK YOU for providing this link!
I unbookmarked Sludge and removed his app from my iPad on Bloody Thursday when he ran about 15 anti-Newt articles on one day.