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Gingrich lead jumps to 16% [Gingrich 39%, Romney 23%, Poll Position 12/11]
Poll Position ^ | 12/12/2011 | Eason Jordan

Posted on 12/12/2011 1:01:20 AM PST by Future Useless Eater

Gingrich lead jumps to 16%

GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich is garnering more support than ever in this presidential campaign season, with the first national public opinion poll after the Saturday night ABC News Republican candidates’ debate showing Gingrich with a 16% lead over his closest challenger, Mitt Romney.

The scientific Poll Position survey of registered voters who say they’ll vote in their state’s 2012 Republican primary or caucus produced these results: Gingrich 39%, Romney 23%, Ron Paul 11%, Michele Bachmann 6%, Rick Perry 5%, Rick Santorum 4%, Jon Huntsman 2%, someone else 2%, and undecided or no opinion at 9%.

A week ago, Poll Position’s GOP horse race poll found Gingrich at 37%, Romney at 23%, Paul at 7%, and Bachmann at 6%.

In the new survey conducted last night, the poll questioned 582 registered voters nationwide who said they’d vote in their state’s Republican primary or caucus.  The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4%.  The full crosstabs for the poll: Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 12-11-11.



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KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; elections; gingrich; perry; poll; pollposition; polls; romney; ronpaul
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Here is Sunday's Poll Position compared to last week's Fox News poll:

Poll		Date		Sample	Gingr. 	Romney 	Paul 	Perry 	Bachmn.	Santo. 	Huntsm.	Undecided/Other
FOX News	12/05 - 12/07	356 LRV	36	23	12	8	5	4	2	10
Poll Position	12/11 - 12/11	582 LRV	39.3	23.3	10.8	4.8	6.1	3.6	1.8	10.3

Gallup daily polls run 20% (undecided or other) for some reason, so they are not well suited for comparison.


Another Poll Position poll taken Sunday seems to explain why Romney and Perry are flat or down: (because of their childish $10,000 bickering in Saturday's debate).

Boos for Romney’s $10k bet offer

Likely 2012 Republican voters are frowning on Mitt Romney’s controversial offer to make a $10,000 bet with GOP rival Rick Perry.

Forty-three percent of them say Romney’s effort to make that bet has diminished their view of him.

Here is the question we put to registered voters who say they’ll vote in their state’s 2012 Republican primary or caucus: “In last night’s Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney offered to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry about whether something was or was not in Mitt Romney’s book. Does the offer of that bet improve or diminish your view of Mitt Romney?”

Here’s how they responded: 43% said the bet offer diminishes their view of Romney, 16% said it improves their view of him, 36% said it makes no difference, and 5% were undecided or had no opinion.

In the scientific telephone survey conducted last night, we questioned 582 registered voters nationwide who said they’d vote in their state’s Republican primary or caucus.  The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4%.  The full crosstabs for the poll: Poll Position crosstabs – Romney bet.




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with Sunday, Dec 11th Poll Position added...


Weighted 4-Poll Rolling Averages of the latest
20+ Polls listed at RCP   [as of Dec 12th]
plus
YouGov polls 12/3, 11/26 11/19, 11/12, 11/5, 10/29, 10/22, 10/15, 10/08, &
Poll Position 12/11, 12/04, 11/27, 11/22, 11/8, 11/1 polls inserted chronologically
Also the 11/9 - 11/14 Pew poll was broken into two, (3-day) polls


(Example methodology for this chart will be on my profile page)



Much like what the government does with unemployment statistics, this chart represents a 4-poll "rolling average" for the latest 20+ polls listed at RealClearPolitics.com (plus other recent national polls).

I also weighted the polls by their size. For example, a poll with a survey size of 1000 was weighted proportionately heavier than an 324 survey size.

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1 posted on 12/12/2011 1:01:23 AM PST by Future Useless Eater
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To: Future Useless Eater

Romney’s bet may have been fatal for his campaign.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 1:05:50 AM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, then he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Jonty30

I think you’re right. Like someone else said, if he had bet a dollar or a bottle of (root) beer, it would have worked.

But offering to bet $10,000 just reminded everyone that he is one of the rich and gives ammunition to people who say he is “buying the nomination”.

I still am not totally sold on Newt, but if Romney folds anytime soon, it’s a whole new race.


3 posted on 12/12/2011 1:20:18 AM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Jonty30

Bull, why do you not actually let people vote first.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 1:21:55 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: org.whodat

How can anyone let people vote?


5 posted on 12/12/2011 1:26:12 AM PST by nickcarraway (Supporting Gingrich Overturns Everything FR stood for in the 1990s)
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To: Future Useless Eater

I’d rather have Bachmann, but at this point I’ll take Newt if that’s what it takes to get Obowmao out of office before he completely destroys this beautiful country.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 1:29:50 AM PST by Scutter
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To: org.whodat

People should vote and vote for whom they think is best to lead the Republicans.

But I tend to think if Romney had potential to be the one, his polling wouldn’t show him to always be the bridesmaid.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 1:41:54 AM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, then he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Jonty30
I do not think anyone here supports willard, unless they be very well hidden. But we still have a vote thing to go, no coronation.
8 posted on 12/12/2011 1:49:02 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: nickcarraway
"Supporting Gingrich Overturns Everything FR stood for in the 1990s"

Now THAT is a great tagline.

9 posted on 12/12/2011 1:53:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Great map..but I am concerend most of Ron Pauls climb again.....though he’ll never do well enough to take a lead...will he run 3rd party and take enough votes to usher in Obama?... We need all the votes possible...would he be vile and go third party? And if he does will it actually stand the chance of getting that many voters at this stage of the game?


10 posted on 12/12/2011 2:13:20 AM PST by caww
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To: Ronin
offering to bet $10,000 just reminded everyone that he is one of the rich and gives ammunition to people who say he is “buying the nomination”.

That's exactly my first thought when he said that. I can remember a time where $10,000 was a years wages for me and I worked dang hard for it!

Thus Romney has no concept of what money is to the average man...none....and he even said he had a middleclass upbringing and didn't know what want is... Creep!

Go Newt....do not let this creep crawl back out of the sewer which he comes from!

11 posted on 12/12/2011 2:18:10 AM PST by caww
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To: Future Useless Eater

Maybe Gingrich wins the 2012 Presidential election...

...but come 2016, the Democrats will be nominating Hillary Clinton as the supposed “People’s Choice”, a candidate that will appeal to women voters, liberals, minorities, and independents.

What kind of political strategy will Gingrich use then to attract voters? moderation? progressivism? RINOism? or conservatism?

You know what Gingrich is going to do. You know what the GOP RINO establishment is going to do do. They will both scream that only RINO moderation will get him re-elected.

Remember the above. It’s going to happen if Gingrich is elected.

And the consequences will touch us all, conservatism vanquished, the Tea Party gone, and America lost.

Sad, so sad...


12 posted on 12/12/2011 2:24:09 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Anybody but RINOmney!!


13 posted on 12/12/2011 2:30:44 AM PST by MachIV
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To: fieldmarshaldj; nickcarraway; Jim Robinson
>> "Supporting Gingrich Overturns Everything FR stood for in the 1990s"

>>Now THAT is a great tagline.

If I were you, I wouldn't be so quick to declare what FR's opinion is of Newt...

  • Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:44:12 PM · 25 of 52
    Jim Robinson to TheBattman

    As Speaker, Newt and his new Republican Revolution after 40 years of Democrat domination cut the deficit, cut the taxes, reformed welfare, balanced the budget four years running, blocked HillaryCare, stymied President Clinton, and extended the soaring Reagan Economy through the nineties. Not bad for a “RINO.” And he’s admitted the couch deal was a dumb idea.

  • Sunday, December 11, 2011 4:23:15 PM · 109 of 188
    Jim Robinson to BuckeyeTexan

    Not surprisingly, that’s exactly the problem with our current Republican majority in congress. They’re acting as if they are still the minority. No offense whatsoever. We need someone with Newt’s spunk to spur them into action.

    Nominate and elect pro-life, Reaganite Newt Gingrich and give him veto proof congressional majorities and a clear mandate to bust the socialist Democrats and take our freedom back from the godless liberals!!

  • Sunday, December 11, 2011 2:21:01 PM · 12 of 188
    Jim Robinson to PapaNew

    I think the tea party is beginning to warm up to him. Newt is a pro-life, Reagan Coalition Christian conservative and he’s knowledgeable, experienced, fully vetted (sought redemption and is largely forgiven), is battle tested and rip-roaring ready to hit the ground running. No on the job training necessary. He’s a deficit cutting, tax cutting, budget balancing, welfare reforming, socialist healthcare program (HillaryCare) blocking, small government, big defense dynamo. He’s already taking the battle to the enemy. In short, we’re desperate and he’s exactly what we’re looking for.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 2:32:06 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Future Useless Eater

15 posted on 12/12/2011 2:34:35 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: JohnBrownUSA
And the consequences will touch us all, conservatism vanquished, the Tea Party gone, and America lost.
Sad, so sad...

You must be a scream at a party. There's no point in investing in defeatism; this kind of handwringing is not merely counterproductive, it's virulently destructive. Only a liberal would encourage us to throw in the towel the way you have.

16 posted on 12/12/2011 2:43:01 AM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

How many Tea Partiers did you see in November of 2010 sobbingly wringing towels as they watched the election results come in?

All I saw were millions of Gadsden flags leading the charge of conservatism in America.

Yeah, I’m the life of the party, the Tea Party!


17 posted on 12/12/2011 2:46:48 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: JohnBrownUSA

Why don’t you rain on Obamas parade instead of going after one of our own?


18 posted on 12/12/2011 2:51:01 AM PST by caww
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To: Future Useless Eater

23% STILL for Mittens - even after his disastrous debate? Who are these idiots?


19 posted on 12/12/2011 2:51:27 AM PST by montag813
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To: JohnBrownUSA
Not being a complete fool, I won't pretend Newt's a conservative. Still, it's wise to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

No, we won't hit a home run with Newt but a triple wouldn't be a bad thing considering the rate of deterioration of freedom the republic is now suffering.

20 posted on 12/12/2011 2:52:12 AM PST by stormhill
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To: caww

Good grief though, everybody knows Mitt and Perry are rich and nobody resents either for it. This would be like a bar bet of $10 between two working class men.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 2:57:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Future Useless Eater

I respectfully disagree with JimRob on Newt, and I’ve outlined why. We’d be fools to ignore Newt’s record and negatives, all because we believe a career politician’s “promises” just as he’s running for the highest office. I’m not playing Charlie Brown to Lucy Van Pelt with the football.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 3:01:14 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: caww

I’m a Tea Party conservative.

I speak my convictions.

And Gingrich does not speak for me.

And since when does a voice of conservatism need to be silenced?

After watching the GOP establishment ORDER its voting base to obediently fall on the RINO sword, election after election, I became one of millions that finally stirred to action under the Gadsden flag. I am part of the conservative revolution that is not going to settle for a RINO candidate. With the same passion I had in November of 2010, I’m going to fight for America to be the conservative Republic that I learned to love and respect growing up. My marching orders come from the U.S. Constitution, my friend, not from inside-the-beltway Washington elites.

Yes, my words might offend and annoy some, but for every person that abandons conservative principles, there will scores of others who are inspired to act with courage.

History is on my side. Gingrich’s political past demonstrates that he is not a conservative. He is not Tea Party. He is part of the crumbling foundation of the GOP establishment that is falling into itself.

You know, you can put lipstick on that RINO, but he’s still a RINO.


23 posted on 12/12/2011 3:07:25 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: JohnBrownUSA

Bingo.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 3:11:01 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: JohnBrownUSA
I respect you more than I can express; you are one of the indispensable men needed every generation. All I'm saying is that the fight doesn't end here; we can't expect to win the entire war in one battle. There will be other election cycles in which we will further the goal post.

At this time, we need a solid victory and can't sit it out because we didn't get our ideal candidate.

25 posted on 12/12/2011 3:18:15 AM PST by stormhill
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To: JohnBrownUSA; stormhill; caww
>> Maybe Gingrich wins the 2012 Presidential election... but come 2016, the Democrats will be nominating Hillary Clinton as the supposed “People’s Choice”...

I see that you haven't been here long [since 2011-04-25], you're argumentative, and on other threads you quote perfect National Public Radio talking points on Newt, calling him a "failed GOP leader". So, I shouldn't bother with you, but here goes, just in case you actually ARE a conservative...

2016 is a long way off and the hag would be 68 by then.


26 posted on 12/12/2011 3:18:58 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: stormhill

But if you never make it to home base, you still lose the game...

The November of 2010 Tea Party victory was a home run...

...because CONSERVATIVES were the ones running around the bases that day...

...while the RINOs were forced to sit on the bench.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 3:19:23 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: caww

“will he run 3rd party”

In my opinion, yes.

“...and take enough votes to usher in Obama?”

Depends on who the gop nominee is. If it’s mittens, I think the correct question is more ‘will mittens take away enough votes from Ron Paul to usher in barky?’ I think Ron Paul will easily get about 15-20% of the vote in the general if he runs as third party. Beyond that, who knows? That’s still more than enough to swing the election, although remember that Ron Paul pulls some votes from the left as well. His running third party wouldn’t necessarily mean a barky victory.

“...would he be vile and go third party?”

What’s to stop him? He’s retiring from Congress. He’s already run as a third party candidate for President once before. It’s not like there is some sort of love connection between him and the gop. Read some of the comments on any Ron Paul threads to get an idea of the sort of animosity out there already. And these same folks who routinely use terms like “paultard” are all of a sudden expecting Ron Paul to step up and “take a hit for the gop team?”


28 posted on 12/12/2011 3:21:04 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: org.whodat

Opinion polls are a 1st Amendment exercise of free speech and free press (just as your comments on FR are also such an excercise).

No one is preventing anyone from voting (contrary to your question).

One could turn the tables and ask you: “Why do you not actually let people conduct and participate in polls?”


29 posted on 12/12/2011 3:24:47 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Future Useless Eater

Silly ad-hominem. National Puke Radio, seriously?

Since when does age factor into having the ability to be a politician?

Reagan was 69 years, 349 days old when he ascended into the Presidency.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 3:25:41 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Future Useless Eater

The blue line on that graph should be getting more interest. Note that it’s spiking as well.

Timing is everything.


31 posted on 12/12/2011 3:25:58 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: Future Useless Eater
I'm voting for Santorum Jan 21st—I ain't voting for no RINO unless it's against Obama in the general—and gawd I hope it don't come down to that!

The nut (RP) in the race is giving Obama real hope as his numbers stay almost as high as his big delusional ego. His supporters are more jihadist than patriotic and would gladly give Obama another term by voting for a 3rd Party Paul.

32 posted on 12/12/2011 3:33:07 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The Founders obviously anticipated Obama when they crafted the 2nd Amendment.")
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To: JohnBrownUSA

Whatever.

You won’t get who you want as president.
So you ought to focus on congress.
Who is more likely to work with a tea party congress: Newt, Mitt or Hussein?

You know the answer.


33 posted on 12/12/2011 3:33:13 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Future Useless Eater

Newt IS a failed GOP leader. He bombed after not even a whole entire year as Speaker ! I watched with my own eyes to my horror. Hell, I don’t think we’ve had a truly effective GOP Speaker with balls since Uncle Joe Cannon.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 3:36:06 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Ronin
I still am not totally sold on Newt, but if Romney folds anytime soon, it’s a whole new race.

Romney is done now. There is no way he can win the nomination. So why not make it a whole new race now? This is a primary. Any vote for anyone other than Mitt is a vote against Mitt. It isn't winner-take-all. So why not pick your candidate now instead of settling for a RINO like Newt Gingrich? The longer Newt keeps his traction, the harder it will be to beat him later on. And by next October, Republicans everywhere will be realizing that John McCain will be going down for another loss against the younger Baraq Obama. And even if Newt somehow wins, we will still be faced with GingrichCare.

35 posted on 12/12/2011 3:36:26 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA

Your tagline isn't bad either.

36 posted on 12/12/2011 3:39:31 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: PhilDragoo
The budget hasn't been balanced since 1969. And it certainly wasn't balanced while Gingrich was Speaker. But I will admit that by gutting our military, Newt got pretty close.

Fighting Clinton tooth and nail? Hardly.

37 posted on 12/12/2011 3:43:12 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: JohnBrownUSA
...with no proof that he's ever been a RINO except for you, the Tea Party spokesman apparently, saying so.....

This gets tiring. Newt Gingrich has ONLY ever ACTED as a Conservative when in office. ONLY. So either find some RINO examples when he was in office or STFU.

It doesn't matter much what he's said in his private enterprises because he was paid to talk, provide IDEAS, and do so in the capacity as a talking head. Of COURSE he will have espoused, and will continue to espouse many many ideas. Because he's an idea man. BUT WHAT HE HAS SUPPORTED THROUGH HIS VOTES HAS BEEN AS AN AUTHENTIC CONSERVATIVE.

I suggest you take that flag, put it down, and start providing some backing for your stance. Otherwise, you are just another blowhard hiding behind a Tea Party moniker.

38 posted on 12/12/2011 3:43:51 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Hoodat

Thanks, I try. I was going to merely alter it from “Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade” to “Newt has—” but I didn’t think it sounded original enough. Of course, both are true (of course, if I wanted to be mean, I could’ve said “Newt has as many wives as the last three Presidents combined”... not like the media won’t remind the voters of that on a minute-by-minute basis if he gets the nomination).


39 posted on 12/12/2011 3:45:00 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: caww; RKBA Democrat

Did you ever notice how senile Ron Paul often looks and sounds? He will be 77 by November 2012.
That’s as old as Reagan when he LEFT office, and the libs would chew RP to pieces if he appeared to be costing Obama this throne.

Remember James Stockdale, Ross Perot’s running-mate: “Who am I? Why am I here?”

Paul cannot actually get elected, plus he has tried many times before and gotten no where.

Just be thankful for each point he takes from Romney. Dittos for Huntsman.


40 posted on 12/12/2011 3:46:22 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: montag813
23% STILL for Mittens - even after his disastrous debate? Who are these idiots?

That number is not going to change. Accept it and move on. It's the remaining 78% who will choose our candidate - not Mitt's 23%. So let's support a conservative candidate now instead of complaining in October how we got stuck with a loser like Newt Gingrich.

41 posted on 12/12/2011 3:46:29 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Why are we listening tho a disgraced CNN writer who resigned?


42 posted on 12/12/2011 3:48:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
if I wanted to be mean, I could’ve said “Newt has as many wives as the last three Presidents combined”... not like the media won’t remind the voters of that on a minute-by-minute basis if he gets the nomination

You got that right. It will be sad watching the media presenting Obama as the family values candidate. I can see the commercials of him, his wife and daughters, and the dog boasting about what a great family man he is. I just hope Republican voters come to this realization before it's too late.

43 posted on 12/12/2011 3:49:36 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: stormhill

Well articulated, my friend. I feel in your words your trepidation and doubt as to whether we can weather this new presidential tempest. This new wicked storm that blows places cold fear into our hearts as to whether we can stop the obamanation from damning us all. But please, fear not...

...for us to survive, we must seek safe refuge that can only be found in American conservatism. I tell you, follow the lamp of freedom that forever burns on the shores of liberty. It will guide you home; it will protect you and your family from the darkness of despair. We must, we must, resist the urges of the RINO siren that would wreck us on the destructive reefs of progressivism.

To quote President Reagan, “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”


44 posted on 12/12/2011 3:55:58 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: mylife
I can tell the poll is as accurate as most, and more accurate that some 'rat polls
Poll		Date		Sample	Gingr. 	Romney 	Paul 	Perry 	Bachmn.	Santo. 	Huntsm.	Undecided/Other
FOX News	12/05 - 12/07	356 LRV	36	23	12	8	5	4	2	10
Poll Position	12/11 - 12/11	582 LRV	39.3	23.3	10.8	4.8	6.1	3.6	1.8	10.3

45 posted on 12/12/2011 3:59:00 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: org.whodat
Bull, why do you not actually let people vote first.

I'm not sure if you referring to the commentary about romney, but if so, he shouldn't even be permitted to run as a republican. He's an elitist socialist and should be run out of the debates with torches and pitchforks not far behind him.

46 posted on 12/12/2011 4:00:13 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Notwithstanding

It was a Tea Party movement that successfully elected hundreds of conservative politicians into many local, state, and federal elections this last year.

And the Tea Party can vote into the Presidency a conservative politician, if there is a candidate willing to honor conservative principles.

And I don’t think that Newt can get there without the Tea Party grassrooting for him in America...

...and I’m sure as heck won’t be knocking on doors for him, and nobody in my Tea Party group is willing to do that, either.


47 posted on 12/12/2011 4:03:15 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Hoodat

And yet the other lead RINO in the race who “appears” to be a family man, our dear Slick Willard, is perhaps one of the most amoral charlatans ever to have run for office in the Republican Party. Heaven save us from the “choices” between a turd sandwich and a big giant douche.


48 posted on 12/12/2011 4:05:20 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Caipirabob

That’s for damn sure.


49 posted on 12/12/2011 4:06:50 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Jonty30

Methinks you are right. Now I am real anxious to watch Rove and crew to see how they are going to spin this.
If Romney is in a a death spiral, I wonder if the Republican elites will come over to Newt or whomever we nominate. or will they stick with Romney and shove him down our throats at the convention.
It is going to be interesting, very interesting.


50 posted on 12/12/2011 4:30:03 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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