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!
Who would you vote for if Newt wins the primary?
“Get real. You know why some people dont want Newt. He has sold them out before and we dont want to lose our country.”
Yeah, we want four more years of this Kenyan hopey changey thing. That’ll teach Newt a thing or two.
C’mon. You got no one else who can beat Obama. No one.
Not in a GENERAL election. They have all done themselves in...except Mitt. And you think America is gonna elect Mitt? Two words....snowball...hell.
Personally I’d prefer Newt/Willkie.
The debate stage matters more than ever before -- and on that stage, Newt is the best. The future of the Republic is at stake. And that is why Gingrich is in the top tier to stay.This election is a full half century after the Kennedy/Nixon debates. In all that time, the importance of debates has grown election by election until now it is key.
Newt will shred Obama in the debates.
No one else will come close.
End. Of. Story.
Newt strikes me as a sort of Benjamin Franklin type.
Very smart, speaks well, loves the ladies, portly, plays with ideas on both sides of the political spectrum, makes money from affiliations with the government (post office in Franklin’s case).
When the chips were down and it was time to choose Franklin sided against the crown and was a patriot.
Although far from perfect I think Newt would do whatever was needed to help us prosper. I don’t think he would ever fail to come to the aid of Israel either.
We could do worse...much worse :-(
like Mitt...just ewww
Thanks. I think I’ll take you up on that. :)
pretty speechesThat's funny.
Hint: I'm not laughing WITH you.
Newt should use this as his campaign song lol
Not you. Not me. I guess nobody.
Are you assuming I am for Mitt? As usually, the RINO intellect decides.
Good for you. I hope you and Newt will be very happy.
Your posts have a silly kitty sound to them.
In some respects, Newt is more liberal than Romney, if you take the time to analyze some of his past performances. He sided with Hillary on Health Care and, of course, he joined Nancy Pelosi in “the fight” against man-made global warming.
Sure, he is the best debater and he would destroy Obama in any matchup, but debates alone, don’t win an election.
Newt certainly has his baggage and the problems with that will surely be spotlighted if his rise continues, which I think highly likely.
You bring up a great point - namely that Newt is extremely articulate and knowledgeable and is able to express himself in a cogent manner. I wish I could say that about the others but I simply can’t. Perry doomed himself at the debates - if you can’t hack it in friendly, he sure as heck couldn’t handle one against Obama. As for Cain, I really like him but his lack of prep on some pretty basic questions doesn’t bode well. Apart from Romney, who we all agree we don’t want, who else do you really think could rhetorically gut Obama?
Fight the good fight, but in the end I think it will come down to Newt and Romney for the nomination.
Like him. And he’s on twitter. ;-)
Thanks for posting, I just saw it was up. Newt is one of three candidates I like to a a degree - and this article was designed to explain why his support has quadrupled in the past six weeks or so.
I know a lot of people will flame away why they don’t like Newt, and that’s fine. Still, his support has grown for some reason and I think this piece is accurate as to why.
If you elect Newt; don’t come crying when he makes decisions you don’t like. It will happen.
It’s to bad the country lets the wrong people vote for them.
“Are you assuming I am for Mitt? As usually, the RINO intellect decides.”
Don’t know where I said that....don’t know where you would make an assumption I’m a RINO...is it because I want the Kenyan out of the White House? That was my point. Whoever can accomplish that gets my vote.
Post #39. Of course I agree with it, but beyond that I think it was very well said. Downright cogent, if you ask me.
I hope not.
I can’t elect Newt; I’m one person.
I understand you don’t like him and don’t trust him.
I get that.
I thought “likability” is the most important attribute to win national elections.
Obama in 2008 had it more than McCain the maverick.
GWB had it, Gore not so much, and Kerry even less.
Clinton had it, more than GHWB anyways.
Reagan had it by the buckets.
If Cain can't win the nomination, we had better all sober up and get behind Newt. For all his faults, he's got a big enough ego to want to be the guy who turns things around once and for all, and he's smart enough to know he can only do that by tearing down the fascist machinery embedded in government, academia, and big business, after nearly a hundred years of democrat majorities. He's also the only one in the race with a deep desire to take revenge on the national democrat machine and it's always good to have a President who enjoys his work.
Your description of his stance with Hillary and health care is misleading. He led the Contract with America election in 94 which was a repudiation of Hillary Care.
That they agreed on some points later on is a bit unnerving, but your explanation is not accurate.
People didn’t agree with Reagan because they liked him.
They liked him because they agreed with what he said and believed he would follow through on the things he said.
And he did. For the most part.
I give the American people more credit than going for a Likeability Score. If that’s all it was, then Cain would definitely be way out in front.
I think Cain wins hands down on the question of likeability.