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A Win In Georgia Heralds Ultimate Defeat for Newt Gingrich [Santorum "Can Take The Fight to Obama"]
Guardian (UK) ^ | March 02, 2012

Posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:53 AM PST by Steelfish

A Win In Georgia Heralds Ultimate Defeat for Newt Gingrich Gingrich may win his home state, but Santorum has already beaten him for the role of conservative alternative to Romney

Newt Gingrich doesn't really have to try to make the sale in Georgia – though he has been barnstorming the state nonetheless, practicing the kind of retail politics that made him a representative of the state's sixth district for 20 years. In Savannah on Friday, Gingrich entertained the audience with an anecdote about having been a (honorary) Girl Scout, revealing yet another text – in addition to Alcoholic Anonymous' Big Book, Alvin Toeffler's Future Shock and Isaac Asimov's Foundation series – central to his thinking: the original Girl Scout handbook, How Girls Can Help Their Country.

Not surprisingly, given the gender politics of the GOP primary, that book was written in 1917; more striking is that much of its advice has yet to be taken to heart by the candidates. I'd like to bang the global-warming deniers around the head with this straightforward suggestion:

"However, we should keep our minds open, ready to accept new truths as they are brought to our attention. Science and knowledge are constantly advancing, and what we believe now, we may find, some years hence, to be only a part of the truth."

Still, the Girl Scout text is a rare foray into the past for Newt Gingrich, who favors "bold" ideas, "fundamental change" and "visionary solutions", relishing the skepticism that those marginal ideas bring.

It's ironic that Gingrich's appeal in Georgia stems almost entirely from how familiar he is.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: bigbrotherrick; falsealternative; falsechoice; ingsoc; newt4romney; newtisalib; santorum; santorum4romney; whatanidiot; whatasnob
"Recent polls show that Santorum is markedly more popular among those identifying as "very" conservative. In the most recent one (pdf), Santorum has a favorability rating among those hardcore Republicans of 60%. (Gingrich didn't make the survey cut.)"
1 posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:56 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This is, simply, not credible!


2 posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:55 AM PST by old school
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To: Steelfish

Are you aware the UK Guardian is as braindead left as they come?

They and their little American lefty friends are scared to death of Newt Gingrich and would love nothing more than to make sure he ISN”T nominated.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 11:17:30 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Steelfish

Well, that sure was an interesting opinion piece!

What’s next? What Pravda or the Romanian Communist Party Newsletter have to say on the subject of Newt’s chances?


4 posted on 03/03/2012 11:19:04 AM PST by doc11355
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To: Steelfish

Too bad Newt won’t run for the House again.

Those people need a real leader with a spine.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 11:21:09 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish
A point to remember: neither the polls, nor the media, will ultimately decide who is the candidate.

A show en force by the American people is needed to remind the pollsters who still runs America...it's the people.

Romney is a RINO, Santorum is a whiner, Newt is the only one who can take on the big boys, and win.
6 posted on 03/03/2012 11:24:25 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Steelfish

Nonsense. I am as hard core as they get and fully Support Newt.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 11:26:28 AM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, a win means he loses. Standard leftscum newspeak and doublethink...


8 posted on 03/03/2012 11:27:58 AM PST by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: txrangerette

After all of Santorum’s missteps and backtracking I think conservatives have realized that he’s not a man that’s going to take the fight to Obama. The idea that the UK Guardian has it’s finger on the pulse of conservatives is ridiculous.

GO NEWT!


9 posted on 03/03/2012 11:30:16 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Fishy, the Guardian is about as Communist smelling newspaper there is in the UK.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 11:33:00 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish
In Savannah on Friday, Gingrich entertained the audience...

That's right. This rag summarizes Gingrich's appearance as "entertaining".

Sort of like the way the left (and now Santorum) call Rush an "entertainer".

It's diminishing.

11 posted on 03/03/2012 11:35:06 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Waywardson

BINGO!


12 posted on 03/03/2012 11:35:27 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Steelfish

Baloney. Just makes me dislike whiney Santorum even more.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 11:44:39 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Steelfish
"Recent polls show that Santorum is markedly more popular among those identifying as "very" conservative. In the most recent one (pdf), Santorum has a favorability rating among those hardcore Republicans of 60%. (Gingrich didn't make the survey cut.)" from something called Langer Research, whatever that is.

Meanwhile, Newt is gaining ground, Rasmussen daily tracking, 03.01.12:

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Republican Primary Voters was conducted on February 29, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of likely primary voters nationally view Romney favorably, while 63% share a favorable opinion of Santorum. That’s a five-point improvement for Romney and a 12-point drop for Santorum from the previous survey.Gingrich is viewed favorably by 56% and Paul by 41%, marking virtually no change for either man from two weeks ago.

Romney and Paul remain the candidates considered least conservative by most GOP primary voters. Eighty-four percent (84%) rate Santorum at least somewhat conservative, and 72% think the same of Gingrich. Romney is considered at least somewhat conservative by 58%, and Paul is seen that way by 57%. But while Santorum is seen as Very Conservative by 49%, only eight percent (8%) view Romney that way.

14 posted on 03/03/2012 11:44:44 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Iron Munro

Even better, Newt needs to run for GA senate. It’s been eons since a Congressmember was elected to the WH


15 posted on 03/03/2012 11:44:44 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I know: Let’s ask Steve Schmidt, Bob Shrum, Gary Younge and Cindy Sheehan what they think of Newt’s chances.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 11:46:17 AM 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: Red Steel

But even a broken left-wing clock can get it right two times a day. The arguments in the piece are irrefutable. It’s been blue-moons ago when a Congressmember was elected to the WH.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 11:47:17 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

18 posted on 03/03/2012 11:48:31 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Steelfish

Good point.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 11:49:03 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish
>>It’s been blue-moons ago when a Congressmember was elected to the WH.<<

Then it’s about time isn’t it. Newt is the only hope for this nation.

20 posted on 03/03/2012 11:52:06 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Steelfish
Speaking of broken clocks. Mr Disorganized Santo's clock doesn't work for very long. Disorganization marring Rick Santorum's campaign
21 posted on 03/03/2012 11:53:00 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish
If this is true, then Romney will be the nominee.

Santorum is a phony, big government 'conservative'.

22 posted on 03/03/2012 12:04:07 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Steelfish

Accchhhh. Newt is such a deeply flawed personality and needs adoration too badly to make good on what his mouth says.

I know I am a lone beat up salmon swimming upstream but our not Romney should be Santorum instead of Gingrich just in case we can actually beat the Rommachine. The human being most grounded, secure, and doesn’t deeply crave approval and adoration is Rick Santorum. Therefore he would be the best conservative President.

You all would regret a Newt presidency.

Neither guy is perfect. I will vote for either guy in June that has a chance. But I support Santorum and I understand that he says good conservative things, things that are very true and one is glad they are said, and they are twisted around by the media just as Rush’s statements are. I don’t see any of you dumping Rush today. It’s the same BS hitting Santorum.

ANyway, at this point we see it played out. Gingrich is a good man and absolutely brilliant. But he isn’t trustworthy as a clean conservative steward of the presidency based on his past emotional decision making. I know you don’t believe me, but a steady hand is extremely important in the White House.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 12:30:45 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Steelfish
Steelfish, you know, that is a communist leaning paper. I am beginning to wonder about you.
24 posted on 03/03/2012 12:51:20 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Yaelle

I agree that a steady hand is needed in the White House. That is one of the multitude of reasons I support Newt Gingrich over Santorum.

Santorum is a very emotionally weak man. I say this from my own observation of him, but it is also the opinion of people who have known him personally for years. My best friend in PA was horrified that he took his dead baby home and slept with it overnight. That one act alone does not recommend him psychologically. As an OB-GYN nurse for over 30 years, she had never seen anyone do anything like that.

Others who have observed Rick and worked with him over the years have described him as petulant, whiny, stubborn as a Jackass, haughty, self righteous, with a flash temper that sends him into meltdown.

I think these observations can be bolstered by Rick’s own words. It says a lot about him that he didn’t realize how inappropriate it was to describe himeself with the word “courage”. (Arizona Debate)

Policy wise, Rick is the Republican equivalent of Jimmy Carter.

It saddens me that we currently have an Energy Secretary and President that have openly declared that their goal is $10.00 per gallon gasoline. We have a candidate with the most detailed and well thought out step by step Energy plan that has ever been proposed, a plan that would give us energy independence, millions of jobs, and pay off our national debt.

Instead of voting for Newt, voters seem determined to nominate a guy who will be destroyed immediately by the truth, that he is weird and believs that God lives on the planet Kolab. The other voters’ choice is a very smug Elmer Gantry, with no plan or vision, who wants to micromanage social issues.

I would be ecstatic to have a President Newt Gingrich. I hope everyone who votes for someone else will be ecstatic with $ 10.00 per gallon gasoline and a third world country.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 1:28:11 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: fortheDeclaration; American Constitutionalist

Funny, how Santorum is trailing Obama by a mere two points, and Gingrich is so far behind that he falls out of view in the rear view mirror.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 3:02:27 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: old school
This is, simply, not credible!

What?!? A UK reporter who calls the GOP candidates global warming deniers isn't credible?

27 posted on 03/03/2012 3:11:04 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“Steelfish, you know, that is a communist leaning paper”

As was santorum’s communist- like votes FOR the labor unions. No wonder steelfish uses that source for santorum.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 3:54:01 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Steelfish
Funny how meaningless those polls are after the nomination.

I believe Reagan was trailing Carter by quite a bit also.

29 posted on 03/03/2012 4:49:35 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Steelfish
" I'd like to bang the global-warming deniers around the head with this straightforward suggestion "

Newt ? that is not going to sit well with conservatives who balk at the idea that Global Warming is Man Made.
30 posted on 03/04/2012 5:12:53 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish

http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2012-03-02/video-newt-gingrich-talks-how-savannah-trip-girl-scouts-shaped-him#.T1NqzPX2qHI


31 posted on 03/04/2012 5:15:34 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: txrangerette
Savanna Morning News : ( VIDEO: Newt Gingrich talks of how Savannah trip, Girl Scouts shaped him ) ...


32 posted on 03/04/2012 5:18:47 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Christie at the beach

It’s not just the UK news paper... also the Savanna Morning News : VIDEO: Newt Gingrich talks of how Savannah trip, Girl Scouts shaped him


33 posted on 03/04/2012 5:21:20 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish
It's not just a UK paper reporting this... there is a paper in his own home town called : Savanna Morning News.

Yes, he's a real man's man alright, he was on the counsel of the Girl Scouts ?
34 posted on 03/04/2012 5:23:26 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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