Skip to comments.Gingrich keeps campaigning - and keeps drawing an audience
Posted on 04/07/2012 4:39:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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I can’t imagine that you don’t see it as grossly inefficient to spend trillions of dollars on a moon colony because somewhere along the way, some useful spinoff technology might trickle down to the private sector. Why don’t we just spend whatever it takes to colonize mars, or the moons of Saturn because we might get the next “Tang” or “zero gravity toilet” out of it. I’m sure the left thinks that their subsidy of every “Green project” out there will produce useful innovations as well.
We developed Tang and those aluminum space blankets from the Apollo program, but if that were the only benefit was it really worth the billions that those programs cost? Wouldn’t it be more efficient to just spend the money directly on developing the technology that we need, rather than spend a huge amount of money on a program in the hope that something useful is developed by accident.
And just because, I am of the opinion that a government that borrows almost 1/2 of every dollar it presently spends, shouldn’t put future generations even deeper in debt, does not mean I approve of the Obama administration throwing the same amount of money at their pet projects using the same arguments.
PS - I am always amused to see that "Obama" is still not in the FreeRepubic spell check dictionary!
Happy Easter, all.
“LISTEN to Newt.”
The problem with Newt is you can’t believe him. He may or may not believe what he says, and he may or may not do what he says. He also may “reach across the aisle” or sit on the couch with the latest lie.
With Newt, it matters not what he says, only what he does.
We’ll never know whether THIS time he’s good for his word - because he’s going nowhere politically.
“UNLIKE Rick and Mitt, Newt Gingrich didn’t rest on his laurels complaining about the liberal political landscape of his state. Newt CHANGED the political landscape in GA (as he did in Washington), brought Democrats into the party, rallied people to get involved in politics — all by pushing conservatism. “
Newt THEN embraced global warming, the republican establishment, a few women, Fannie/Freddie.
This for me is a primary that requires the selection of the least undesirable candidate. Newt’s right down there at the bottom with Mitt - because like Mitt, he’s less honest than even one can accept from politicians.
I believe at this point, Newt’s sole focus is to get enough delegates pretending to be a conservative so he can leverage his delegates push Romney over the top for the promise of a plum job in a Romney administration. He’ll say it’s for the good of the country - but Newt’s about Newt, not about anything else.
It fits any man ... every man.
No one can face ozero and stare down the mulatto bastard better than Newt .. and not only you, but the whole political world knows it.
Would you like to respond to that, Mr. Gingrich?
No ... but I will ...
and every viewer and listener not only sat up, but felt more than a spark of Reagan-like hope that we had found our Champion and we had already won.
“It fits any man ... every man.”
You can take some men at their word. You can’t take Newt at his word - and you know it.
Neither Romney nor Santorum can do that.
Newt can, with just the words he uses as he debates ozero.
On a national stage, unlike any ever before, Gingrich can embarass, humiliate and call for justice, by citing fact and data, against the usurper and evil trojan horse of the obama administration.
Newt has the balls and the ability to effectively deliver
Good lord, he’s just a politician.
If Newt wanted to help the country, he’d bow out now, and help who ever the nominee is defeat obama.
You are over-the-top with your Newt sycophancy. You should be embarrassed.
Newt just wants to be politically relevant. He doesn’t care about anything else.
Do you REALLY think Romney can out debate ozero?
Honestly, do you think Romney can deliver and counter the punches thrown at him (your health care is MY healthcare ,.,.) so effectively that any undecideds or teeterers will think, Yeah, that's MY guy !
Or Can Rick do that?
For the record, I think Santorum can out perform Romney against ozero.
I DO know Gingrich can .... and so do you.
“I DO know Gingrich can .... and so do you. “
While this is likely to be true, certain press biases notwithstanding, the problem is that neither you, nor me, nor Gingrich has a prayer of winning the GOP nomination.
There is private enterprise today that promotes “space travel” for those rich enough to afford it. There is a group of ex-Nasa scientists that are working on the possible construction of a moon colony..at their own expense. Private enterprise could absolutely play a part in future exploration. I believe that was Newt's point.
Just on a lark, I looked up inventions that resulted from the space program. You might want to take a look. The list was impressive and far too long to post here. BTW,Tang wasn't part of any NASA program. It was invented in the 1950’s by General Foods. (I thought I remembered Tang from my childhood, lol.)
I guess we should have stayed safely on the east coast and had no exploration west of the Mississippi. After all...what was there to be gained? :)
I see his flaws as well as his strengths. I wonder if you do.
I do admire his intelligence and futuristic thinking. Does he have proven creds that prove his ability to get things done? Yes, he does. Could he out-debate The Won and make him look like the fool he is? Yes, he could. Could he be once again successful in turning things around. I think he has a good, or better, chance than most. But, I don't think he'll have the chance. Listening to him this morning, I'll be interested to see how much longer he stays in.
Given your run down of the current slate of candidates, you don't seem to happy with anyone. I can respect that.
But given the fact that we will more than likely have another Dole/McCain anvil hung around our necks in the person of Romney...why have do you care that some want better and aren't willing to throw in the towel yet? (If you give me that “He's splitting the vote and hurting Santorum jazz” my head will explode.)
Why not spend time on Myth...or better yet Obama?
why have do= why do.
If Newt had gotten out before Michigan or Ohio, it might have made a difference in keeping the biggest RINO in GOP history off of the ticket. Now it hardly matters.
I’m sure he does, but so did Obama. Both think they can increase spending by trillions on new government programs and still balance the budget and pay off the debt. (One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.)
1. Demonstrate that all those inventions wouldn’t have occurred anyway at much less cost without the space program.
2. Nobody needs Newt to make a private space company undertake a profit making venture. But no private company is going to build a colony on the moon, or ring the earth with space mirrors. That would be massive government funding plain and simple.
3. Lewis and Clark weren’t spending the government money that their expedition cost, in the hope that they would invent something useful. Likewise, we weren’t going to the moon for the purpose of producing spin off technology. Don’t get me wrong, spin off tech, when it happens is an added bonus. But only a fool, would build a space program for the express purpose of inspiring or producing some technology that might or might not have a civilian application. For example, one NASA spinn off is a fire hose nosel based on the design of a rocket exhaust nosel. However, it would have made NO sense to fund a rocket program for the purpose of producing a better water hose. You could have simply funded a couple of engineers at 1 trillionth of the cost to design a better waterhose in the first place. Also, look at spin off technology created in the private sector compaired to those created in government labs. Of the number of patents filed each year, the overwhelming majority are for creations that were not government funded. Who knows what great inventions we have missed out on, because the money diverted from the private sector wasn’t available to fund the R&D!
It didn't matter then and it doesn't matter now. Newt didn't hurt Rick. Romney did.If I add up the delegates that Santorum has (281), Gingrich has (135) and Paul has (51) it still doesn't equal Romney's total. Assuming that Gingrich votes would go to Santorum is just that..an assumption. And even if they had it wouldn't have helped if you add up the delegate count.
The only state that Rick might have won the delegate count in if Gingrich had not been involved in is Alaska. Look it up. Rick forfeited 9 delegates in Ohio by not qualifying in 3 districts. It had nothing to do with Gingrich. And Newt didn't campaign in Michigan. It was Rick's to win..or lose.
Yeah, Newt could have gotten out..but Rick could have gotten out as well after Florida. I personally want them both to stay in as long as possible to try and thwart Mitt.
Mitt being in front has to do with money and the backing of the GOP. Place your anger where it belongs.
I am so glad that you took some time to read Newt’s plan.
You did, didn’t you?
Comparing him to Obama is a bit of a stretch.
Not true. Newt siphoned off enough votes in Michigan that could have given the state to Santorum. If Santorum had won Romney’s home state and a Northern Blue state at that, it would have caused a dramtic momentum shift.
Afterall, SC, Iowa and even Florida aren’t so important just because of the number of delegates at stake, they are important because wins there can create a snowball effect producing a feeling of inevitability that supresses the vote for the losers and energizes supporters of the winner.
Had Santorum pulled out Wins in Michigan or Ohio, which he may have done without Newt, it would have changed the dynamic completely.