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Romney Warns of Nominating ‘Zany’ Gingrich
The New York Times ^ | December 14, 2011 | JEFF ZELENY AND ASHLEY PARKER

Posted on 12/14/2011 12:33:01 PM PST by Raebie

2:31 p.m. | Updated Mitt Romney is sharpening his warning to Republicans about the consequences of nominating Newt Gingrich, declaring in an interview on Wednesday: “Zany is not what we need in a president.”

“Zany is great in a campaign. It’s great on talk radio. It’s great in print, it makes for fun reading,” Mr. Romney told The New York Times. “But in terms of a president, we need a leader, and a leader needs to be someone who can bring Americans together.”

With 20 days before the voting begins at the Iowa caucuses, Mr. Romney is intensifying his forceful attack on the credibility of Mr. Gingrich, who has emerged as his leading rival in the Republican nominating fight. He has shed his year-long reluctance against doing interviews, hoping to change the narrative surrounding his candidacy before the holidays.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; romney
Jake Tapper is having a field day on Twitter making fun of Mittens. It's a riot.
1 posted on 12/14/2011 12:33:04 PM PST by Raebie
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To: Raebie

So what happened to this talk of not going negative any longer?

Guess that went out the airlock with the rest of Willard’s promises.


2 posted on 12/14/2011 12:35:17 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Raebie

Romney is being told by the Insiders to try to get under Newts skin so voters see his other side. Let’s see if Newt Bites.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 12:35:37 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Raebie

He REALLY doesn’t want to go there.


4 posted on 12/14/2011 12:35:54 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Raebie

Right, instead we should nominate a stuttering progressive, eh, Mitt??


5 posted on 12/14/2011 12:37:38 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: AppyPappy
The current polls must have him really shook up.


6 posted on 12/14/2011 12:38:38 PM PST by Salamander (Midnight is when the day begins.....)
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To: Raebie

Go to #zany on Twitter. It’s funny: (for example):

marcslove Marc Love
You know what else is #zany, @MittRomney? Strapping your dog to your car’s roof and driving cross-country.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 12:41:02 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Raebie

And how many of the so-called “real conservatives” want to raise their hand and agree with Mitt?


8 posted on 12/14/2011 12:42:47 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Raebie
Jake Tapper is having a field day on Twitter making fun of Mittens. It's a riot.

Good for Jake. This is hilarious. The Romulan is truly in the panic stage. Using LRon Paul in Iowa?!

Romney Warns of Nominating ‘Zany’ Gingrich ...

LOL. Yoda senses great fear in the "unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore" I do.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 12:42:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Reagan69

Would ‘magic underwear’ be classified as Zany?


10 posted on 12/14/2011 12:43:26 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Raebie

Looks like “Mittens” is going over the edge. Not good!


11 posted on 12/14/2011 12:43:45 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Raebie

Romney is the only R candidate to which I have “NO WAY, NO HOW”.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 12:44:17 PM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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For me, even buying a used car from Mitt Romney would be a cause of doubts.

What's even more disturbing is Newt Gingrich in his own words describing himself as Realpolitik Wilsonian after a LEFTist progressive Woodrow Wilson. Newt is definitely not a conservative and with his own words, states so himself.

13 posted on 12/14/2011 12:44:47 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Reagan69

#zany saving a car company and forcing them to sell exploding golf carts.

LMAO!


14 posted on 12/14/2011 12:45:37 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Reagan69


I'm up here because Mitt didn't want to share his potato chips.
15 posted on 12/14/2011 12:48:06 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Reagan69

16 posted on 12/14/2011 12:50:26 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Raebie

17 posted on 12/14/2011 12:50:39 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Raebie

The ineligible Mitt 'Hussein' Romney:
"I bet you $10,000 that FOX News will pick this up for me
and Wallace will claim I won, no matter the poll or debate.
"



18 posted on 12/14/2011 12:52:23 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 11th Commandment
Romney is being told by the Insiders to try to get under Newts skin so voters see his other side. Let’s see if Newt Bites.

“If your opponent is quick to anger, seek to irritate him.” -Sun Tzu.

I don't think Newt will take the bait. Certainly he won't bother to defend against being called "zany" by Mitt Romney.

19 posted on 12/14/2011 12:52:23 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: VanDeKoik

The really funny think watching these two statists from the bankster wing of the GOP go at each other is that what each says about the other is TRUE!

You couldn’t make this crap up if you tried!


20 posted on 12/14/2011 12:55:56 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Maceman

Newt should take the bait... He should laugh... It is just so over the top...


21 posted on 12/14/2011 12:55:59 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

22 posted on 12/14/2011 12:58:40 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Raebie

Mittens needs to be careful. “Zany” is hardly the word I’d use to describe Gingrich even when he’s getting something wrong. The main effect of the “accusation” is to soften Gingrich’s image with independents, and make Romney look silly to folks in general.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 12:58:46 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Raebie

I’ll bet you $10,000 Mittens gets reamed for this here....


24 posted on 12/14/2011 12:58:54 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Raebie

“Zany is great in a campaign. It’s great on talk radio. It’s great in print, it makes for fun reading,” Mr. Romney told The New York Times.

“But in terms of a president, we need a leader, and a leader needs to be someone who can bring Americans together.”
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Yes, well it doesnt hurt for the president to be both...

“zany” and a leader...

Willie Mitty is neither...

Abraham Lincoln was “zany”

Ronald Reagan was “zany”

a little sense of humor in a man is called for during trying times...

Both men benefitted from their own personal brand of humor..

Willie Mitty was born without a funny bone...

So hes left with bitterness and envy at anyone who can laugh at himself and see the funny side of things...

Poor Wee Willie Mitty...


25 posted on 12/14/2011 1:00:25 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Raebie

Better “Zany Newt” than “Moderate and Progressive Mitt”!


26 posted on 12/14/2011 1:03:57 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It was $45 Million of his own money in 2008...

And he still didnt get to buy the WH nor any zany...

This time it will be much more...

Ya gotta put in a real high bid if ya wanna get some zany when its auctioned there, Pilgrim...

Oh and John Wayne had lots of zany...


27 posted on 12/14/2011 1:05:31 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Maceman

Ya Zany is pretty lame.. Not worth responding too.... I wonder if Romney knows some good “Your Momma” jokes...


28 posted on 12/14/2011 1:06:30 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment

Are we sure he’s not talking abuot PAul?


29 posted on 12/14/2011 1:15:26 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: 11th Commandment

this actually makes me angry...

I think it will work for Newt if he stays cool. He seldom appears Zany to me in debates. Does he to you.


30 posted on 12/14/2011 1:20:56 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Raebie
“Zany?!?” I always that zany had more of positive connotation, like “That Comedian was Zany! He had us all rolling in the aisles.” Did Romney by chance mean “loony” which has a more negative connotation. Such as “Ron Paul was his old loony self at last nights debate, all that was missing was the straight jacket.”
31 posted on 12/14/2011 1:22:30 PM PST by apillar
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To: Raebie

Can’t label, marginalize and discredit Newt as stupid, so they’re going with zany.


32 posted on 12/14/2011 1:28:01 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Raebie

Sorry Mr. Timid you have been rejected


33 posted on 12/14/2011 1:29:22 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: Raebie

Milquetoast Mitt is getting increasingly desperate.


34 posted on 12/14/2011 1:36:47 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Raebie

LOL. Say what you will about Mitt. At least he is not “zany.”


35 posted on 12/14/2011 1:40:18 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Salamander

I saw that on Faux News this morning and just about fell out of my flipping chair. Even my dog wanted to know why I was laughing so hard. LMAO

THAT is a keeper.


36 posted on 12/14/2011 1:49:02 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: nikos1121
Are we sure he’s not talking abuot PAul?

No, he's loony.
37 posted on 12/14/2011 2:02:23 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: nikos1121

Zany- what does that even mean? Mitt better get down with the lingo if he wants to land a punch.


38 posted on 12/14/2011 3:12:02 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Gator113

We have it on DVR and must’ve reran it 5 times before we finally got tired of laughing.

On the last go-round, I started giggling “Waita minute! Waita minute! Lemme go get my camera!!!”

It was just too great to not save for ‘future use’.

Man, whoever pulled that one off is my hero.....;D


39 posted on 12/14/2011 7:01:20 PM PST by Salamander (Midnight is when the day begins.....)
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To: Raebie

Haven’t heard the use of zany since “The Animaniacs” theme song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA0TS9l_nJE&feature=fvst


40 posted on 12/15/2011 6:06:23 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: Raebie

Nm


41 posted on 12/17/2011 10:31:43 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Can the ‘madcap’ accusations be too far behind?


42 posted on 12/17/2011 10:44:00 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Salamander

HAHAHAHAHA


43 posted on 12/17/2011 11:00:48 AM PST by monkapotamus
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