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Gingrich Says He's "A Lot More Electable Than Anybody Else"
realclearpolitics.com ^ | Nov.28, 2011

Posted on 11/28/2011 1:43:26 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

"Anybody who is honest about it knows that no person except Christ has ever been perfect. So, I don’t claim to be the perfect candidate. I just claim to be a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney and a lot more electable than anybody else," presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told WSC-AM, a radio station in Charleston, South Carolina.

"We think there has to be a solid conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. And I think I'm the one candidate who can bring together national security conservatives and economic conservatives and social conservatives in order to make sure we have a conservative nominee," Gingrich said.

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1 posted on 11/28/2011 1:43:28 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Getting Rich entered politics in ‘78 (I think) so he’s been getting rich ever since.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 1:46:18 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Partially true.

He’s a lot more electable than any other...democrat...including RINOmney.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 1:46:47 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I wouldn't lie to the American people, I wouldn’t switch my positions for political reasons. It’s perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts change, if you see new things you didn’t see. Everybody's done that; Ronald Reagan did it. It's wrong to go around and adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election because then people have to ask themselves, ‘What will you tell me next time?'"

That's rich coming from someone who's as big a flip flopper as Romney.

4 posted on 11/28/2011 1:47:36 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m a fan of Newt’s performances during the debates but am I the only one to find Calista as first lady a really weird thing?! She’s one strange looking broad.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 1:47:36 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If pro-amnesty, pro-healthcare mandate Newt believes a fat, old, establishment Republican RINO retread is "A Lot More Electable Than Anybody Else" he's been hitting the sauce.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4NrECZ9a2U&sns=tw

6 posted on 11/28/2011 1:49:49 PM PST by South40 (NO TO RINOS! NO TO AMNESTY! NO TO NEWT!)
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To: miss marmelstein

A liitle plastic looking but I could vote for him. Certainly over Mooochelle.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 1:50:04 PM PST by mk2000
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, barf!


8 posted on 11/28/2011 1:51:01 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt is short on humility and overstocked on ego.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 1:51:33 PM PST by not2worry
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To: miss marmelstein

Agreed. I shudder to think of the silt the MSM is gonna dredge up on her and re-dredge up on him.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 1:52:11 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: miss marmelstein

Actually, you bring up something I’ve pondered about. Women voters. And if Gingrich were the nominee, would they be all hunky-dory with the notion of Calista as First Lady, when the media decides to play up big her history as Newt’s mistress-on-the-side for several years during his second marriage? Some folks just dismiss all this as “old news” or minor, irrelevant stuff. Maybe. But I do know some pretty traditionalist, old-time GOP women voters who really aren’t going to be very warm to the whole idea.


11 posted on 11/28/2011 1:59:31 PM PST by greene66
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not perfect like Jesus, but The Conservative One.
Why, he’s Mr. Wonderful, 2012—all things to all conservatives!
And if you don’t believe it, just ask him: Are you darned near perfect, Newt?
“Yes, I’m pretty darn wonderful, close to perfection with my only fault being my excessive modesty.”


12 posted on 11/28/2011 1:59:56 PM PST by tumblindice (Chuck Norris wears Newt Gingrich pajamas, says Newt Gingrich)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At first I read flexible, that I could believe. Dyslexia maybe or premonition.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 2:03:07 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: tumblindice
“Yes, I’m pretty darn wonderful, close to perfection with my only fault being my excessive modesty.”

LOL If I could toot my own horn that much, I'd never leave the house.
14 posted on 11/28/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s just begun to come into the crosshairs...(if we can still use that metaphor).

If nothing else, how long before rumors of prior extramarital affairs start to emerge? Just as with Mr. Cain, when you have nothing else you can always pull that dirty trick out of the bag, because “he said - she said” will still probably let you kill 20-30% of the support for any conservative candidate.

Then we’ll be back to the last man standing: Romney. The one the Dems know they can beat.


15 posted on 11/28/2011 2:06:23 PM PST by bigbob
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To: miss marmelstein

“am I the only one to find Calista as first lady a really weird thing?! “

Well at least the back view of her going up the steps with Carla Bruni and the Italian first lady won’t look like Aunt Jemima. LOL!!!


16 posted on 11/28/2011 2:14:20 PM PST 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: Georgia Girl 2

Good point!!


17 posted on 11/28/2011 2:17:22 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only GOP I want nominated is Cain, Santorium or Bachmann. All ofthem are flawed (yes, even Palin), but we are not electing a saint.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 2:26:05 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr ego has a tanker load of BS to clean up with that one statement.
19 posted on 11/28/2011 2:31:31 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The media attack machine has given him breathing room, but that won’t last.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 2:35:17 PM PST by pallis
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To: greene66

You may be right. My problem with Calista is mainly aesthetic. She looks plasticized - and it’s a somewhat scary look to me.

It seems to me that First Ladies (with the exception of Laura Bush) have gotten weirder and weirder over the years.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 2:38:36 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

I have Cain and Bachmann swapping the lead back and forth with Santorum as an acceptable alternative.

The media doesn’t seem to have much success with digging up or even making up any dirt on Bachmann. They tried to accuse her of leaking national secrets but the info she spoke of has been in print for months so the story died before it ever got off the runway.


22 posted on 11/28/2011 2:50:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>>>>>.. I don’t claim to be the perfect candidate. I just claim to be a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney and a lot more electable than anybody else,"

Romney is a full fledged rino and a bigger phony and fraud than Newt, and neither one is a true conservative or electable against Obama.

23 posted on 11/28/2011 2:57:04 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

I think Cain is the only one who can pull Michigan away from Romney but it looks like the GOP is going to be stupid and throw us overboard again this year.

Here in the state we ran the table in 2010 amd the democrats didn’t pick up a single seat even down to the county races so naturally we can count on the national party to shrug and walk away.

Romney came to Michigan and stepped over the people on his way to the cash register and left without a word. Cain at least stuck around for a couple of days talking to the little people.

Basically you can count on Michigan going for Romney in the primary and Obama in the general because the GOP is incapable of learning.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 3:15:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stealing Cain’s lines again..

cant wait for the announcement of the
hillary/Gingrich 2012 ticket, be sure to get the photo op on the couch


25 posted on 11/28/2011 5:44:36 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" http://hermancain.com)
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To: South40

Have you been listening to Michael Savage? He calls Newt a old fat gray haired white guy...


26 posted on 11/28/2011 5:50:43 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" http://hermancain.com)
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