Skip to comments.Why Newt's Surge Will Continue
Posted on 11/18/2011 3:54:43 PM PST by jageorge72
Newt Gingrich's stumble out of the campaign gate -- causing him to lose his top advisors to Rick Perry -- might well be the best thing that has ever happened to his political career. That, along with his debate performances and a handful of other circumstances, explains why the former speaker of the House is now surging in the polls and why it is likely to continue.
And yes -- those are the words of one who has written Newt off for good on more than one occasion. And for what surely seemed like good reasons.
But those reasons seem long past now, as the former speaker has proven himself a far superior advocate to anyone else running of what it is that animates us on the conservative side. And it is this ability -- combined with our craving for someone who has this ability in light of the inarticulate Bush-McCain years -- that has convinced many to take a second, third, fourth, or fifth look at a man many of us had given up on. Yes, we know that Newt has not always acted like a conservative, and yes, he tends toward being an incessant government tinkerer. Yes, some of those marital issues are troubling, as was NY-23 and the David Gregory/Paul Ryan thing and most of all...the Pelosi global warming thing. Yes, we get all that.
Yet, even so, the daydream of Gingrich debating Obama on a stage bigger than merely the presidential contest is something more and more Tea Party folks and others are publicly fessin' up to sharing. Admit it: you were giving Newt a second look long before you dared say so out loud or post it on a message board.
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Somehow, that makes me chuckle.
how cruel of you! /s
these clinton-neutered newties will be attacking you.
Just signed up as a volunteer. Go Newt!
Newt’s rise will continue because every time he speaks he takes on the media and Obama in the same sound bite. Of course he is the smartest Republican candidate with loads of ideas. If he stays disciplined we could see Obama and Gingrich debating next fall.
our craving for someone who has this ability in light of the inarticulate Bush-McCain yearsYes!
That's what the Newt-bashers here in FR don't get when they cut'n'paste all kinds of internet sh*t about his past.
I DON'T CARE.
I want to see Newt shred Obama, and then go on to shred the media.
I want to see it.
I'll pay to see it.
I will pay a LOT to see it.
Perry can't do it.
Cain can't do it.
Bachmann can't do it.
Romney can't do it.
Paul can't do it.
Huntsman can't do it.
Santorum can't do it.
Only Newt can do it.
It needs to be done. We NEED it to be done.
I’m not sure that will make a dent.
Looks like Romney isn’t the only gop candidate attempting to hoodwink conservatives into supporting him.
Just say no to Newt... you fickle Republicans.
Get real. You know why some people don’t want Newt. He has sold them out before and we don’t want to lose our country.
Corrupt RINO lobbyist with multiple divorces and adultries.
Where do I sign up?
Gingrich shoulda run when he was popular, before he turned RINO, that was 1996.
We are also tired of pretty speeches when they don’t mean a word of it.
Yup. Newt is giving conservatives ready to vote in the primaries the speeches they want. Just like he gave DC what they wanted in exchange for millions and acceptance with the liberal Establishment. He doesn’t mean a word of it.
Ok, fine. I’m not asking you to vote for Newt Gingrich.
I’m not asking anybody here in FR to consider voting for Newt Gingrich. Not a single, solitary poster.
But I will donate to him, work for him (if he’s still viable and in contention at the time of the NJ primary) and definitely vote for him myself.
I have decided that.
I have also decided not to try to push him here in FR. You’ll get no argument from me.
I understand that you don’t like him and I accept that.
Not 100%...but Newt is looking good.
Oh, and he is a human. Dang. We must get over that.
Is Newt pushing for a tax cut on top income earners?
If Newt wins I vote for him.
Anyone but Obama!