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Newt plans very, very, very important speech
Politico ^ | 9/20/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 09/20/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by jageorge72

Gingrich promised to lay out a “very visionary” new Contract with America during a speech next week in Iowa.

It “will be 10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994,”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63912.html#ixzz1YW1XX7D7


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There are a lot of Newt-haters here, but..... It is going to come down to Romney, Perry, and Newt. We need to look at each of their visions for the future of the country. The media WANTS Romney to win. Don't buy into the "unelectable" tag them media has placed on Newt. If Romney is electable with Romneycare, then Gingrich is electable.

I anticipate this new Contract with America will be nothing short of awesome.

1 posted on 09/20/2011 10:53:33 AM PDT by jageorge72
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To: jageorge72

I never thought I’d be saying this because I am not a Newt fan, but compared to Perry, Romney and Bachmann, he actually is starting to look better (not great, just better).


2 posted on 09/20/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: jageorge72

I expect he will deliver a stem-winder and then withdraw. One can only hope he blesses the right candidate to follow his policies & procedures manual.

Newt knows how stuff works. Brains bigger than his britches. Too bad his name wasn’t Newt Kennedy & have the media protecting him.


3 posted on 09/20/2011 11:05:29 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: jageorge72

The often rumored, but rarely actually seen, Newt cheerleader.

Good luck to you. Decide on a second choice...you’ll need it.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 11:06:16 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: jageorge72

The MORE I saw of Gingrich tearing apart Chris Wallace and those other media creeps in the debates, the better I liked him.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 11:07:52 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY but Obama)
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To: jageorge72
I anticipate this new Contract with America will be nothing short of awesome.

Like you, I've no doubt.

Problem is, Newt isn't the man to make it happen. He's an idea guy. Administration isn't his strength; nor is single-minded focus and attention span.

A week after the speech, he'll be chasing another chimera.

I'd want him in any GOP President's "kitchen cabinet", but I wouldn't trust him to run a Cabinet department.

6 posted on 09/20/2011 11:09:47 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: jageorge72
I have bashed Newt many times here (deservedly so) for sitting on the couch with Nan and his foray into Scozzafavalalaland. What is his deal with losing his mind around women?

That said, I have loved him at every single debate. He is articulate, wicked fast-on-his-feet and historically brilliant. He attacks the Libs effortlessly and not his fellow candidates. I'd like to see him as VP on the ultimate ticket, if only to see him debate Slo Joe.

7 posted on 09/20/2011 11:10:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jageorge72

If anyone can do it, it’s Newt.


8 posted on 09/20/2011 11:11:08 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: jageorge72
Benjamin Franklin was also a great idea man, and he served this nation phenomenally well as such. Newt is much the same, he is a fabulous idea man, but he should stick with what his strength is. Running for office isn't really one of those strengths.

That being said, he is 10,000 times more qualified than Obama ever was in his most ambitious dreams.

9 posted on 09/20/2011 11:15:30 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: jageorge72

I’m no longer thrilled with any of our choices, so anything he has to say can only increase his chances for my support.

I must admit Jim Demint and Sarah are my choices.


10 posted on 09/20/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: jageorge72

I’m no longer thrilled with any of our choices, so anything he has to say can only increase his chances for my support.

I must admit Jim Demint and Sarah are my choices.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 11:15:40 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: jageorge72

I enjoy listening to Newt, but don’t know if people would vote for him. He may not be able to defeat Obama.

I wish I could hear more from Rick Santorum, but he rarely gets to say much. He seems like a decent guy.


12 posted on 09/20/2011 11:15:59 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: jageorge72

I’m no longer thrilled with any of our choices, so anything he has to say can only increase his chances for my support.

I must admit Jim Demint and Sarah are my choices.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 11:16:04 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: jageorge72

It’s hard for me to watch Newt in a debate and NOT write a check. If his numbers continue to creep up, watch the donations start to pick up - and when that happens, Mitt and Rick better watch out.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 11:16:43 AM PDT by StatenIsland (If we insist that 99 1/2 wonÂ’t do, gotta have a hundred, we will again wind up with zero.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I’ve always considered Newt the smartest politician around. Granted he’s made some bad gaffes but nothing that can’t be overlooked IMO or keep him from being the GOP nominee.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 11:17:08 AM PDT by Newfy
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Three times, sorry. That’s what happens when I try to post from my iPad .


16 posted on 09/20/2011 11:18:05 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: jageorge72; bwc2221; sodpoodle; Tex-Con-Man; ZULU; okie01; Servant of the Cross; Free Vulcan; ...
It “will be 10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994,”

19,940!

17 posted on 09/20/2011 11:19:01 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: jageorge72

three “Very’s

I bet it ain’t that important.

or there would have been 4


18 posted on 09/20/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: jageorge72

Newt has the right idea but he’s just not Presidential sorry to say.

I’d love to see him as Cain’s VP but they’re both Georgia boys so that won’t fly.
:-)


19 posted on 09/20/2011 11:20:41 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Oh I thought they went with the “Very’s”


20 posted on 09/20/2011 11:21:15 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: jageorge72

I love NEWT way more than romney or Perry

he has been the only one with balls in the debates

I was happy to see him join JUST for the debates

If i had a choice of newt or mitt or perry- i would take newt

Palin, Cain, Newt, Bachman, Paul are the ONLY ones I would consider (probably in that order too)


21 posted on 09/20/2011 11:22:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: jageorge72

Palin/Cain 2012

Newt is good with words but he is still a RINO.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Uhhhh!)
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To: jageorge72

We have a saying in my business. KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.


23 posted on 09/20/2011 11:26:38 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: jageorge72
I anticipate this new Contract with America will be nothing short of awesome.

The book signing session following the speech will be well attended.

I just know there's another book in this for Newt.

24 posted on 09/20/2011 11:26:56 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: jageorge72

I don’t trust Newt. He’s an elitist. My hunch is he’s with team Romney.


25 posted on 09/20/2011 11:31:01 AM PDT by maggief
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To: jageorge72

I hope it includes things like eliminating entire Federal departments, laying off scores of bureaucrats, neutering the EPA and cutting off funding to ACORN and the rest of the liberal establishment.


26 posted on 09/20/2011 11:31:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jageorge72

I’d vote for him..


27 posted on 09/20/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: jageorge72
There are a lot of Newt-haters here... I anticipate this new Contract with America will be nothing short of awesome.

I agree. Gingrich is very smart, a student of history, has critical thinking skills but has made some bad decisions in the past.

Unfortunately, many here will dwell on those instead of paying attention to what he will be proposing.

I'm waiting for the "Newt has too much baggage... he's just promoting his new book to make money..." etc., and this:

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28 posted on 09/20/2011 11:41:39 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: jageorge72

Who is that ? Knute Rockne ?


29 posted on 09/20/2011 11:42:34 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: jageorge72

We’ll see. I was impressed with him in the last debate, but his views on abortion are an issue.


30 posted on 09/20/2011 11:43:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jageorge72

Conservatives must be wearing a sign that says kick me hard. Doesn’t matter how many times the politicians spout the same crap and we go down the same road. Conservative always vote for them no matter what.


31 posted on 09/20/2011 11:44:31 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I hope it includes things like eliminating entire Federal departments, laying off scores of bureaucrats, neutering the EPA and cutting off funding to ACORN and the rest of the liberal establishment.

Hope got that other guy elected....

32 posted on 09/20/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: jageorge72
Never thought I'd say this, but so far Newt is the only candidate to impress me and to bring a little common sense conservatism to the debates. And I don’t even like the guy.

The rest of the pack has been very disappointing. I was hoping for so much more out of Bachmann and Perry. At this point I'm not even sure they would make good Vice Presidents. Maybe things will change in Iowa, and we will have a break-away leader.

33 posted on 09/20/2011 11:55:46 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: jageorge72

If Newt cannot boil down a “10 times deeper and more comprehensive” “contract with America” to a few basic principles unburdened by complex policy proposals, it will not offer a “vision” but grist for the fodder of critics of the specifics.

My problem with Newt since he left Congress is not with a lack of “vision” or “comprehensive” policy ideas on his part, but that what he has offered as vision or policy ideas has not always been consistent with Conservative, constitutional, small government, limited government principles.

He has to do more than demonstrate his intellect. He has to be more Conservative than any other GOP candidate in what he proposes.


34 posted on 09/20/2011 11:56:04 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: jageorge72

Post #28 picture put the spike in Newt. Newt will never get elected.


35 posted on 09/20/2011 12:01:03 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: jageorge72

Sorry Newt, you aren’t good enough.

You fall FAR short of my across-the-board, conservative standards.

We’ve been shat upon repeatedly by you egotistical, elitist, Beltway-fixture career politicans. Guess what? We are damn smart too.

Won’t be fooled again.

Love,

From somewhere deep on the “Far Right”


36 posted on 09/20/2011 12:04:08 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: bmwcyle

Amen......just like Rick Santorum’s supporting Snarlin Arlen put a spike in him.


37 posted on 09/20/2011 12:04:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jageorge72
There is virtually no chance Newt can do well enough to continue. Heck, his own former constituents won't even claim him...I'm one and sure don't. He's flawed and too academic. Add this to his amorous peccadillo's and terrible financial habits and you have a 1st class train wreck. He's just staying long enough to get enough campaign cash to pay off Tiffany's - for Callista [sooooo tired of hearing him talk about her]
38 posted on 09/20/2011 12:11:32 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jageorge72
It is going to come down to Romney, Perry, and Newt

I think so, too. The guy is outstanding in a debate format (albeit with a bit of prickliness toward the media) and has a strong command of issues that matter.

If people look past his (unfortunately ample) baggage, he could indeed be a factor as the campaign kicks into high gear.

39 posted on 09/20/2011 12:11:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: jageorge72

Newt is the smartest and most articulate of the bunch. Too bad he runs at the mouth at times and picked the wrong side of some losing issues. Wasted potential.


40 posted on 09/20/2011 12:14:34 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: tips up
Newt is the smartest and most articulate of the bunch. Too bad he runs at the mouth at times and picked the wrong side of some losing issues. Wasted potential.

Very true.. Rush said last week on his show, "It's hard to listen to Newt during a debate and not imagine 'what could have been.'"

41 posted on 09/20/2011 12:16:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: jageorge72

The most important speech Gingrich could give now would be an announcement that he is dropping out and pledging his support for one of the remaining candidates.


42 posted on 09/20/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: ScottinVA

Bingo. Well stated.


43 posted on 09/20/2011 12:24:27 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: jageorge72

I am looking forward to hearing Newt’s plan and I too expect it to be good. I also think that he will not hold back and will be saying what the country NEEDS to hear. Talking about what needs to be talked about is good.


44 posted on 09/20/2011 12:25:45 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: GatorGirl
When was the last time Newt called Georgia home?
Its probably been at least 10 years!
Abandoning his Georgia constituents, and thus abandoning “fly over country” to move it with the “beltway crowd” is one of the things I hold against him.

But Rush is right you listen to Newt during the debates and you do wonder “what could have been?”.

45 posted on 09/20/2011 12:29:10 PM PDT by Reily
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To: jageorge72

It’ll be awesome and Newt will be awesome until the dems come up behind him and say... BOO!


46 posted on 09/20/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: jageorge72

Newt is the smartest person on the stage at the debates. However, if he is unable to keep his promise taken before God to the most important person in his life, why should I have any illusion he would keep any promise he makes to me?


47 posted on 09/20/2011 12:43:24 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: ZULU

Y’know, there is no doubt that, among the ‘Pubbie candidates its between Newt and Cain for the “Smartest Man in the Room” award.

Doesn’t mean that either of them are going to be candidate, though.


48 posted on 09/20/2011 12:48:03 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: jageorge72

Newt is definitely the best “ideas” man in the race. Unfortunately, he is unelectable - the stuff with his wife, his commercial with Pelosi on AGW, etc. So while I welcome him injecting policy discussions back into the race, I don’t see this helping him a whole lot.


49 posted on 09/20/2011 12:51:05 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’d like to see him as VP on the ultimate ticket
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Me too, if nobody else jumps in....I think I am leaning Perry/Gingrich


50 posted on 09/20/2011 1:09:41 PM PDT by Irenic
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