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Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me
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Posted on 09/22/2012 3:09:57 PM PDT by Arthurio

Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me

Posted by CNN's Gregory Wallace

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich on Friday urged Mitt Romney to go after President Barack Obama in next month's debates with a gusto the former House speaker knows well.

"When he walks in to debate Obama, he's got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida," Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."


(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; obama; romney

1 posted on 09/22/2012 3:09:58 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

RINO’s try to absolutely destroy conservatives, but they play nice with liberals.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 3:11:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Arthurio

Now, that could mean a lot of different things.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: Arthurio
For a former pro wrestler Newt gave up to easy!


4 posted on 09/22/2012 3:14:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Arthurio

Never trust a rino.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 3:14:20 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Arthurio
Yes! He was so vicious with his fellow republicans, and now that he's up against Obama he's just melted away.

Is this that etch-a-sketch action we were told to watch for? I really thought Romney wanted to be president and would fight Obama instead of being a pussy like he has been.

6 posted on 09/22/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Arthurio

Keep in mind he had the media on his side against Newt and he had a substantial money advantage against Newt. It is kind of hard to do the same thing to Obama when the media simply refuses to run any negative stories against the one and the money advantage isn’t there.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Revolting cat!

“Gorgeous Gingrich”
I remember him well-—he destroyed Haystacks Calhoun.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Arthurio

The advice is valid. However, Romney will not follow through. I don’t believe he has the “conviction” of views to vigorously go on the offensive with Mr. Obama.

Also, as per usually, a “moderate” like Romney is too concerned about reaching the “middle” and won’t “full court press Romney” because he thinks it will be perceived wrong by the mushy middle.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 3:25:17 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Revolting cat!

lol....

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Isn’t that Dusty Rhodes or something. LOL. The resemblance is funny.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wolfman23601

Newt-”When he walks in to debate Obama, he’s got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida.”

Newt is just talking about the debates, not the carpetbombing romney and co unleashed on radio and tv against him.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT by paintriot (I've seen too much.....)
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To: GeronL

Crusher Verdu.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Arthurio

Time will tell. Hopefully he didn’t put himself and his family through all this for naught and the STRONG & TOUGH Romney will show up at the debate. Most of America isn’t paying attention right now. More each week are . . . so all in the timing with the debates and then a huge blitz of ads.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 3:28:49 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: paintriot

If Newt only talked about the debate, there’s no ground to complain about Mitt was rude to Newt until October 3, then?


14 posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Arthurio

Romney plays the long game, he is patient and calculating and holds his fire until it will have the most effect. I’m looking forward to the debates, and I expect late October is going to be a rough for Obama.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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To: Revolting cat!

Verdu

how exotic


16 posted on 09/22/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sola Veritas

“Also, as per usually, a “moderate” like Romney is too concerned about reaching the “middle” and won’t “full court press Romney” because he thinks it will be perceived wrong by the mushy middle.”

But, but, but, if he was forceful, he might look mean and he wants to be liked by the middle/independents so they will vote for him. He could destroy Republicans, because they were gone after the primary and couldn’t hurt him. He thinks, I believe, that he must appear presidential in these debates, so as many as possible will like him and vote for him. We’ll also find out if he can articulate his “plans” so some of the details stick with people which I believe it has not yet.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 3:45:53 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Capt. Canuck

That is what I have my hopes pinned. Calculating and deadly accurate with his performance against O. With the moderators he definitely has his work cut out for him. And he knows it.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 3:46:45 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Well, I hope you are right. Certainly, timing is everything, but the days are getting shorter. Early voting will begin soon enough.
19 posted on 09/22/2012 3:47:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Marcella

But he also witnessed reactions in SC and a fiery Newt. And then he returned the fire.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: wolfman23601

-—— Keep in mind he had the media on his side against Newt and he had a substantial money advantage against Newt. It is kind of hard to do the same thing to Obama when the media simply refuses to run any negative stories against the one and the money advantage isn’t there.-——

Good point. I’ve seen some good anti-Obama ads here in MA, even if they are PAC-funded.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wolfman23601

Some of Newt’s damage was self inflicted. Gingrich slams Ryan budget plan as ‘Right wing social engineering’.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 4:16:09 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: griswold3

“Gingrich slams Ryan budget plan as ‘Right wing social engineering’.”

He was speaking of a mandate Ryan had in there and Ryan has removed that.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 4:57:22 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Qwackertoo

“But he also witnessed reactions in SC and a fiery Newt. And then he returned the fire.”

You are right. After SC, Romney hit him hard.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 5:00:10 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Qwackertoo
Most of America isn’t paying attention right now. More each week are . . . so all in the timing with the debates and then a huge blitz of ads.

B.O. ads are running 24/7 here in Iowa right now. It's nauseating and endless.

25 posted on 09/22/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT by PLK
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Arthurio.


26 posted on 09/22/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Arthurio

LOL - who saw that comin’?


27 posted on 09/22/2012 5:38:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PLK

Since I live in a reliably very red state, I don’t see much of the ads by either side.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Arthurio

Yep. The Romney ads here attacked Gingrich for his ‘personal issues’ and insinuated that Santorum supported abortion. Romney can be a viper. When he wants to be.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 6:03:42 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Early voting has already begun in many states. Maybe it is time for Romney to crank it up, if he is ever planning on doing so.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 6:04:03 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Arthurio

Brilliant Uncle Newt.


31 posted on 09/22/2012 6:39:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Capt. Canuck
That is a laugh out loud...........
and fantasy.

32 posted on 09/22/2012 6:42:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Maybe so. Romney's lucked into his better moments, like with obama's "you didn't build that" or "changing gov from the outside" but whatever else he's doing isn't making it past the media filters.

Unless obama has similar luck, I believe it will be a landslide for Romney, with or without Romney's help, but it would be better if he didn't take that thought for granted and stepped up his game instead.

obama is a one term, way beyond Carteresque disaster that his supporters can't defend. Voters aren't clueless, just uninformed. Romney needs to change that, but if he doesn't the PACs will do if for him.

Let the obamanation's unraveling continue...followed by the indictments.

33 posted on 09/22/2012 7:53:16 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Arthurio

Good advice as well as carpet bombing BO with the same type of negative ads he buried Newt with.


34 posted on 09/22/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: paudio
If Newt only talked about the debate, there’s no ground to complain about Mitt was rude to Newt until October 3, then?

Perhaps one might use this for a litmus test: Newt is rooting for Romney to win because the Nation is more important than anything else....

35 posted on 09/23/2012 3:13:15 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Arthurio

I saw Gingrich saying this on one of the Fox programs the other night, iirc. He was matter-of-fact about it, in my opinion.

Nonetheless, as I heard Gingrich nailing the administration to the wall over Egypt, Libya, and other things, I couldn’t help but wish one more time that Newt was the one carrying the banner. Too bad.


36 posted on 09/23/2012 3:18:53 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sola Veritas

< a “moderate” like Romney is too concerned about reaching the “middle” >

Exactly. Like the rest of the Establishment Republicans, Romney thinks the undecided are Democrats-Lite, like he is.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 3:34:48 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
"I am determined not to post a comment unless I have something really meaningful to add to the conversation."

Well so much for that sentiment, n00b.
38 posted on 09/23/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Qwackertoo; Marcella
But he also witnessed reactions in SC and a fiery Newt. And then he returned the fire.

He didn't return the fire, he LIED about Newt.
39 posted on 09/23/2012 10:19:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yea, I was for Newt, it wasn’t pretty. I wish Romney would take some advice or use both Newt and Sarah on the campaign trail but it is what it is. ABO.


40 posted on 09/23/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: mkjessup

Nobodies perfect.


41 posted on 09/23/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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