Skip to comments.It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney
Posted on 03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST by Marguerite
It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt.
Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on issues like abortion. And libertarians, like the Libertarian Party's nominee in 2008, Bob Barr, like him because he is economically libertarian and not over the top on social issues.
Can anyone honestly say the same thing about Santorum? He goes out of his way to attack individual freedom and libertarianism and completely blew his chance to be the nominee by focusing on social issues instead of the economy (probably because his economic policy record isn't really that great). Who attacks prenatal diagnostics? Or the idea of contraception? Or says he wants to vomit over a rather non-controversial (and somewhat revered) JFK speech? He has proven himself to be quite a bit more gaffe prone and offensive than Newt, despite the fact that people thought he was a "safer" option. Even I was offended by some of the stuff he said and I am a Pro-Life registered Republican. It's really not surprising that his support is crumbling like it is. See the latest tracking data from Gallup (Santorum's popularity is in dark green, Romney's is black [matches his soul], Newt's is orange and Ron Paul's is light green):
Santorum is just not ready for prime time. He is simply too divisive, offending gays, women, parents, protestants and libertarians (in total about 80-90% of the electorate). Unfortunately, he retains enough support to possibly give Romney a majority of the states on Super Tuesday. His conservative backers need to wake up quickly, bite the bullet and go with Newt.
As the brilliant Thomas Sowell wrote:
"Newt Gingrich is the only candidate still in the field who can clearly take on Barack Obama in one-on-one debate and cut through the Obama rhetoric and mystique with hard facts and plain logic.
Nor is this just a matter of having a gift of gab. Gingrich has a far deeper grasp of both the policies and the politics than the other Republican candidates."
Can anyone really argue with that?
I think Ron Paul supporters (the historically Republican ones, not the liberals who are just visiting the GOP for this election in order to support Paul) need to wake up as well. They are not furthering libertarianism at all by supporting Paul any more. He's made his point and has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with but supporting Paul on Tuesday just increases the chances that the most statist candidate, Mitt Romney, is nominated. Do you really want to be responsible for nominating the only Governor, Republican or Democrat, to enact a socialist universal healthcare system in their states? Newt isn't a libertarian but he is the man who did the most to wound the leviathan in the last 30 years. Why not vote for him and give this country a chance? It clearly won't with either Romney or Obama.
Finally, Newt is simply the most electable candidate in the race right now. As I mentioned earlier, he can unite the party, has a great grasp of both politics and logic and can actually explain conservatism in a way that others can understand and agree with. Santorum and Paul are both to extreme to get almost any independents over into the fold.
Sure he has baggage but I think most of it will go away. Freddie Mac? Let's see Obama bring that up when he received over $126,000 in bribes, err I mean donations, from Fannie and Freddie while he was in or seeking office (he was the #2 largest recipient in Congress, #1 was the notoriously corrupt Chris Dodd). Nancy Pelosi? Let's see Obama make an issue out of that one or Newt's opposition to cramming down the Ryan plan.
It's time for believers in small government and personal liberty to unite behind Newt, otherwise we will once again have a Nixon vs. McGovern sort of choice in the fall. And the stakes are just too high this election for that.
Newt is the MAN.
Radell Smith, at Yahoo! News:
Who in America couldn’t jump for joy if we could see $2.50 per gallon for our vehicle gasoline cost again? With Barack Obama refusing to sign the Keystone Pipeline paperwork, ever seeing $2.50 per gallon for gasoline seemed like a fantasy until Newt said that. It is highly likely Gingrich could truly deliver on that promise - because he has a history of delivering on prior promises when he represented Georgia in Congress. He definitely has a successful political history here and in Congress, that can’t be denied.
“Santorum is just not ready for prime time.” I agree and I also think Newt has a better grasp of the issues. GO NEWT GO!
I’ve resigned myself to believing that we blew a golden opportunity to set back Liberal progressives for decades by ensuring Obama will squeeze by re-election.
I abandon the presidential election and now hope and work for maintaining the house and make gains in the Senate.
Romney has crapped in the sand box and has smeared all the other candidates. I’m writing in Gingrich no matter who wins the nomination.
Thank you Ann Coulter, I will never read your columns without remembering that you helped us lose 2012.
Santorum is just not ready for prime time. He is simply too divisive, offending gays, women, parents, protestants and libertarians
I’m a born-again, Ronald Reagan-style Republican and a lot of the stuff that Rick says makes me cringe. If he is the nominee, Obozo will carry 35 States and by 2016, this nation will have arrived in hell in a hand basket.
Why Fred Thompson endorsed Newt over Santorum? Experience
Michele Bachmann chooses the Man: Newt is not afraid
Herman Cain Endorses Gingrich
Gov.Perry endorses Newt Gingrich
Sarah Palin: Newt Best Candidate to Articulate Ideas and Solutions for GOP
It is HIGH TIME that Rick Santorum do the same, for the good of the country and for the victory of conservative movement in America
I'M "WITH" NEWT.
I couldn’t have said it better myself, but don’t lose hope.
I am not quite resigned to defeat yet, but otherwise I concur with you my friend.
John T. Leach: “Our purpose is to unite like-minded believers who are willing to do serious intercession on behalf of Newt. We will identily targets for intercessory prayer. Because of the urgency of the situation and its strategic importance, a dedicated time of daily intercession is encouraged.”
Former Oklahoma Congressman JC Watts: Vote for Newt on March 6
Time to Newter Romney for once and for all.
The Last Hurrah is on its way!
Side by side next to Romney and Santorum, the ONE proven obliterator stands out.
Only ONE of the three ever orchestrated a decimation of Democrats! Only ONE of the three EVER brought Democrats to heel, handing you and I us a historic election!
Only ONE of the three grew the Republican Party under a popular Democrat president, with a Democrat majority!congress!
Only ONE of the three held off for a decade what is happening to us now!
Only ONE of the three poses a threat to RINO’s and MARXISTS alike! Only ONE of the three is FEARED by our own enemies who are legislating against us!
ONLY ONE. Newt defines BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, and the guarantee of a repeat performance.
This explains the dread of a Newt nomination, and all of the efforts to keep big money away from him, the media mocking him, the Establishment plotting against him, and the other candidates ignoring him, or cascading millions and millions of dollars to destroy him.
Still, he stands. Broke. Under assault. Waiting.
WAITING FOR CONSERVATIVE VOTERS TO WAKE UP!
Something is going on against him for a reason! FIGURE IT OUT!
Here is Newt teaching the cadets at the Citadel... articulating the American vision, founded on the love, truth, life and word of GOD that brings true freedom and joy, that was achieved and has been maintained by prayers, blood, sweat, tears of men and women.
I copied and pasted this comment from a blogger @therightscoop, watch the video, Newt believes in miracles. It’s awesome!!!
In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base
ATLANTA It wasnt so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.
Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.
Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. Hes also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.
Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner, said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing youve ever heard....................
If and when Newt is no longer in it, I’m 100% for him.
Holy Cow...I can’t believe Michelle Bachmann said nice things about anyone but Romney. She’ll never be Romney’s VP now.
Please, all of you, email, phone or talk to all your family members, friends, co-workers and convince them to vote for Newt on Super Tuesday. IT IS VITAL to defeat Romney and open for Newt the way to the nomination. All of Santorum’s fans should understand that THIS is the thing to do NOW.
The time is running short; the conservatives must unite, if you don’t want the GOP establishment “moderate” poodle get the nomination and lose next November, just like his alter-ego Bob Dole and John McCain did.
Thank you, CW!
While I am yelling (#17) you remain the cool, confident Marine that you are.
It takes all kinds.
Newt is polling 15% in Ohio. He hasn’t risen at all. Romney has.
I guess Newt could be President of Georgia or SC.
Sometimes name recognition works as long as it is good or carries no importance.
If it isn’t all very positive, it hurts.
Most likely the best we are going to get out of this is for both to stay in to make Mitt and the GOP-e miserable.
That part is working.
Thank you both for the tremendous work you do at FR and , I hope, elsewhere. Carry away with your enthusiasm husband, kids, brothers, sisters, parents, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and ALL the others :)
Thanks, onyx, for posting the full ping list.
People must wake up. Next Tuesday is a decisive moment.
Im absolutely convinced that Newt Gingrich is the junkyard dog we need to rip Obama a new one and send him running back to his Chicago slime pit with his tail between his legs. Newt has plenty of DC experience as Speaker, executive ability from his many enterprises, and a silver tongue thats razor sharp! Hes fast on his feet, delivers it straight up with no hemming and hawing, and is often witty. His work with American Solutions was very impressive and as weve seen recently, Newt is able to put into words what the vast majority of Americans really believe. His fevered brain also has plenty of ideas for making government work better for taxpayers. Is Newt pure as new driven snow? No - none of the presidential candidates are in line for sainthood. Whatever Newts baggage, it pales next to Obamas habitual lying and outright corruption - and unlike Obama, Newt is 100% American! Newt is like Larry the Cable Guy: send him to DC and hell Get er done for all of us. Newt has “Been there, done that! Junkyard dogs are not show dogs, but theyll save your bacon!
I am damn mad at what Obama and his bootlickers have stolen from us - you should be too - and I want someone to represent me! Newt Gingrich is that man! Sic im, Newt!
“Newt is polling 15% in Ohio”
Are you in Ohio?
If yes, rise the troops for Newt! :)
I early voted a week ago and NEWT got my VOTE.
Not hard to do. The country would be halfway to solving all our problems if we just rolled back everything Obama’s done.
I have changed minds, and got some that never voted much to listen and get behind NEWT.
One is in WA., and I know this girl spreads the word as well, she and her husband are that enthused about NEWT. She said her husband can't get enough of listening to him.
They live way out, and don't have cable, so they can't get all his live talks or debates. I have to send them to her. Her sis in law is a nun, so I hope she passes NEWT onto her. They are allowed to vote aren't they?
I proudly wear my NEWT button everywhere. GO NEWT save America, and GOD BLESS.
Alas, my American friends are either for Newt already, in states where he hasn’t a prayer Tuesday, or far Left enough that they make Ms. Pelosi look sane.
One other thing though. Go to newt.org, sign up and make some calls. Robocalls are boring. A real live person on the other end of the line makes all the difference to people.
There is a script, if you get nervous about it. Some people are rude - try not to call during dinner, for best results and spend 3 minutes checking what games are on TV and when for where you are calling! Hoo boy - I learned THAT one the hard way! Learned about 7 new curses too.
After a few calls you relax. Ad-lib a bit, but always always always use actual facts.
If you can - and a lot of people simply can’t in this economy - try to call the list the furthest away from your own state. It makes your accent striking enough that people pause and listen. It is your foot in the door as it were.
My friend in WA, I am trying to get her to go to a caucus this SAT. She’s never been very active in politics, told her to find one and go, nothing to fear. Hope she will.
The Crux of the Matter: A Newtian Economic Manifesto
Newt Gingrich is the only one who has it right. What we need to do is not prop up the old unsustainable Wall Street - Washington D.C. axis. Nor do we need massive government social programs to prop up workers. Neither is free market. Neither will work. What we need to do to fix the economy is to support new businesses and help small businesses expand. Newt has the boldest proposal, per the Wall Street Journal, to jump start the economy. He would bring the capital gains rate down to 0%, and reduce taxes on everyone. As he points out, it is not “revenue neutral” in the short run. But in the long run, the increased revenues from his plan more than make up for any tax cuts, as they did in the 90’s.
With the capital gains rate reduced to 0, capital would pour into the marketplace. This would allow many new business to get started and small businesses to expand. As small business creates 70% of the jobs in America, unemployment would fall immediately. Main Street, not Wall Street, drives the economy. Economic activity would pick up as people got back to work, and our real wealth, GDP, would sky-rocket. Moreover, tax revenues would increase dramatically, allowing us to get rid of deficits and balance the budget.
Millions of new workers would pay into social security. Thousands of new businesses would pay taxes. And hundreds of millions of new customers would pay sales taxes. People would have jobs, which would give them money to spend, which would profit businesses and shareholders who put up the capital, while revenues would increase to the government. This vibrant economy would benefit everyone. It would spiral upward. It is a win win.
And then there are Newt’s plans for energy development which could give us untold riches just by being good stewards of the land and using our God-given resources. Look at North Dakota right now. Think Dubai. Or take his plan to write off all new equipment purchased in a year, which would instantly give us the best equipped workforce in the nation. The sky is the limit as to what we can accomplish if we quit regulating things and killing them, and start innovating and producing them.
So why do the other candidates lack the foresight, and vision to implement such bold plans? Because they are tied down to the old special interests. Santorum sold out to K Street a long time ago, and would be controlled by big labor. Romney would of course represent the wealthy Wall Street corporations that have contributed so much to his campaign already. Only Newt would represent we the people rather than the special interests and do what is best for the nation as a whole. This election will be won or lost on the economy, which is why Newt is the only candidate with the rock solid economic chops to beat Obama come November.
I voted for Bush (he was way too moderate for me) and voted for McCain and we know he is a jerk. I refuse to cave again...the Tea Party folks worked too hard and too long to get rid of the likes of Romney and he may be our candidate?..hell NO!
I won't give up fighting for the magnificient Speaker of the House until the end! God help America.
Thanks for all your hard work, Marguerite. But you must tell us how a French woman became so willing to fight for America’s freedom. You must have an interesting story.
Where is Newt's path to victory?
No poll is showing that to be likely possibility. Voting for Newt in Ohio is merely a vote for Romney. Santorum has a lead in Tennessee and Oklahoma that looks insurmountable.
Gingrich is only ahead in his own home state.
If looks like it Santorum or Romney. I'll gladly take Santorum in that scenario.
“I do, everynight and everytime a new video is posted
I have changed minds, and got some that never voted much to listen and get behind NEWT.”
Here’s another powerful video:
Fred Thompson endorsed Newt Gingrich for president. We dont need to just manage the way Washington works, Thompson says in the video, We need to fundamentally change Washington. We need someone who has the courage and ability to communicate the truth to the American people. I believe that person is Newt Gingrich. And that is why I strongly support him.
“I early voted a week ago and NEWT got my VOTE.”
High FIVE! :)
Consider it a birthday present to me. Vote Newt on Super Tuesday!
You are absolutely right. Romney and it means another four years for the socialist thieves.
I agree. I will also write in Newt’s name. I’ve noticed that Coulter hasn’t had her mug on TV as much.
Gingrich is back to hovering around the mid teens — where he hovered the 6 months before Cain stepped aside.
Push all you want, but Gingrich has less support than McCain got in 2008.
I hate to see Romney get the nomination, but Santorum, like Gingrich, let his mouth do him in when he was seeming like a real threat.
Both Gingrich and Santorum have proved themselves to be their own worst enemies.
I doubt a brokered convention would produce a more desirable nominee. Instead, the elites who have most of the control would give us Jeb or some other establishment moderate.
We have the worst president since Carter, and the GOP field is unbelievably lacking.
That’s a wonderful birthday present.
BTW, my birthday is in ... November :)
VOTE NEWT NOW and VOTE NEWT IN NOVEMBER!
uh, excuse me... Newt’s mouth had nothing to do with it... 17 million dollars of negative, lying advertising did it... and he is fighting his way back... try a smidgen of reality... just a smidge.
Newt Gingrich provides the boldest contrast to Barack Obama, who has presided over the biggest deficit in U.S. history - $6 trillion in four years, the first ever reduction in Americas credit rating, and the real unemployment rate - 16.8% - that remains the highest since the 1929 depression.
In 1995, when Newt was elected 'Man of the Year', Time magazine wrote:
Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. Newt Gingrich belongs in the category of the EXCEPTIONAL.
Michael Reagan made the following statement regarding his endorsement:
“I am endorsing Newt Gingrich for President and here’s why:
Newt understands that we must reject and fundamentally change the course that Barack Obama has set for America.
Newt is our only chance in 2012 to contrast a Reagan conservative with Obama’s European’ styled socialism.
Newt exemplifies the conservative principles my father championed.
Strong national defense, lower taxes and smaller government.
In the 90s Newt’s leadership brought us the Contract with America which changed Washington.
Im confident Newt can do it again.
We cannot afford a candidate backed by the same Washington insiders who repeatedly tried to undermine my father and the Reagan revolution.
It’s time to choose.
Do we go forward with bold ideas or continue with failed policies?
So I ask my fellow Republicans and conservatives to join me in supporting Newt Gingrich for president.”
A very interesting chat - Newt Gingrich was the guest on the Neal Boortz Show ...