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Sowell...listen to him people!!!
If Newt wins, they will find a way to have no debates and blame it on him.
Sowell states what most of FReepers have known and written over the past several months.
That may be true. Now all he needs is those pesky voters to vote for him. Big issue for Newt. He has only 1.8 million voters who voted for him. Santorum has well over 2 million and Romney unfortunately has over 3 million.
On the off chance that Obama would even agree to a debate, the media would be out in full force before, during, and after the fact pushing the narrative that Obama won.
Simply put, a second O’Bastard term is the end of this country. It may already be too late.
Way back on February 3, on a thread responding to a Jonah Goldberg statement about Romney's inability to "speak the language" of conservatism, my post was as follows:
Sorry, Jonah, but this is not as simple as "not speaking the language (of conservatism) naturally." When a person is steeped in the ideas of Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Washington, it just "naturally" slips through in the ideas they convey. Remember Reagan?
Do Republicans seriously want to conserve America's constitutional principles? Or, are they just objecting to Democrats? Do they have a passion for liberty? Is this just about changing the Party in power, or is it about preserving freedom?
If their concern is for convincing enough voters to reject the idea of "a government big enough to give you everyting you want" and turn to advocacy for "a government small enough to allow you freedom to keep most of what you earn," then they'd better get busy seeing that someone is nominated who has been "marinated" (to use a word coined by Ingraham recently on "The Factor") in the Founders' ideas (isn't that what conservatives purport to "conserve"?).
So far, Mitt Romney demonstrates no such immersion. He has been "successful" in benefiting from those ideas, and he recites familiar words and phrases from patriotic speeches and songs, but that is different from understanding and being able to call up and articulate the philosophy which made such success possible.
Ronald Reagan's life and letters reveal that he had "immersed" himself in those ideas for years before he agreed to run for President, and that is why he could set "issues" in light of constitutional "principle." and explain his advocacy or rejection of solutions by that light.
Of the remaining candidates, the man who has devoted much time to studying the founding ideas, researching their origins, and understanding how the ideas of Obama are in direct opposition to those ideas is Gingrich. He is the one whose mind is quick to spot the inconsistencies between Obama's words and his agenda and policies.
The following is excerpted from "Our Ageless Constitution," p. 181:
"It was John Adams who said: "The foundation of every government is some principle or passion in the minds of the people."
"The French historian, Guizot, once asked James Russell Lowell, "How long will the American republic endure?" Lowell replied: "As long as the IDEAS of the men who founded it continue dominant."
The next few months are critical in helping voters to rediscover the ideas that made America a place for individual opportunity and freedom. Otherwise, they may fall again for the appeal of something for nothing--which is a sure path to slavery to government for generations.
IMHO most Freepers could successfully debate Obama.
I would die a happy man if I could see an Urkel-Gingrich debate.
Doctor Sowell also made this same statement on Rush’s show yesterday.
What I like best about the good Doctor is that he can take a complicated subject, break it down to the raw meat and potatoes and make it crystal clear.
Calm down everybody. Posters stop attacking other posters. The nominee will not be decided on FR, that is the reality. Please limit yourself to posting good stuff about candidate of your choice.
But...but...Romney is the only one who can beat Obama! The EneMedia told me so! He’s the one the Presstitutes Love! Remember how much they loved McCain? That’s how much they love Romney, now!
You Free Republic Romney-bots can bite me!
No RINOs, never again!
Newt is a brilliant and complex man, and that worries me.
Admittedly, things don’t look good for us the Newt supporters, so what are we going to do? Hold our noses again come November and vote for the Bishop or for the Catholic liar because he chooses Herman or Michelle as his running mate to jet to foreign funerals? Sam Goldwyn and the cat say: “Include me out!”
Obama will never debate Newt, but the fact that he would chicken out might make many people think.
Compared to Newt, Zero is like a Forrest Gump character.
That would be the best to watch !