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First Time in 16 Years: A Standing "O" given at a Debate. (Vanity)
January 17, 2011 | no dems

Posted on 01/17/2012 4:12:55 AM PST by no dems

Frank Lunz was on the FOX Post Debate Analysis last night after South Carolina Debate. He made the statement that in 16 years of following Debates, that was the first time he'd ever seen a candidate get a Standing Ovation. Newt did not just get a Standing "O" from his supporters but, by-and-large from the entire crowd when he defended his comment about Barack Obama being the "Food Stamp President" and his stance on young Blacks needing a work ethic rather than government assistance.

Newt didn't just "knock it out of the park" once last night. He "knocked it out of the park" several times. I'm telling you; when the dust settles, if the two major Party nominees are Newt and Obama, Newt will mop the floor with the Marxist in Chief. And, refute this if you want, but most Americans, especially those who are not political junkies and are not tremendously informed, make up their mind as to whom they will vote for by watching the Debates. I've observed this since 1960. The Debates are the tipping points in the elections. Therefore, I submit that Mitt Romney is NOT the most electable Pubbie running. Newt Gingrich is the one who can defeat Barack Obama.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate; newt; newt2012; sc2012; scgopdebate; scprimary; scprimarydebate; standingo
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After the SC Primary, it might be time for the two "Ricks" to drop out and get behind Newt, if he places ahead of them next Saturday after the votes are tallied.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 4:13:01 AM PST by no dems
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To: no dems; TitansAFC

Ping


2 posted on 01/17/2012 4:15:42 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems

Coalesce or die.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 4:20:36 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: no dems; Erik Latranyi; Future Snake Eater
Link to a powerful post by FReeper Future Snake Eater
4 posted on 01/17/2012 4:25:57 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: no dems

Ain’t it the truth!!

Plagiarizing me from previously:

The man who could stop Romney
Friday, January 13, 2012 9:47:32 AM · 11 of 43
SMARTY to RoosterRedux
I would ONLY want to see Newt debate “O”.

The prospect of debating Newt has “O” shaking in his shoes.

Mitt cannot and I think, will not SUCCESSFULLY debate “O”.

For the remaining Americans who are still undecided, the debate showdown is the ONLY thing that can save/ruin the “O” re election chances.

In his first Presidential campaign, “O” enjoyed a real advantage since he was the first minority candidate for that office… he got a lot of leniency from voters and debate judges.

NOT so now!! It’s a golden opportunity for our candidate to take “O” apart, in detail!!! (McCain couldn’t or wouldn’t, and that’s history).

We need to have our best man in the Presidential debates this time! (It ain’t Mitt)


5 posted on 01/17/2012 4:27:40 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: no dems

Perry will probably be convinced to drop out after South Carolina, if he doesn’t do well.

I can see Santorum staying in, if he scores well amongst the Evangelicals and Catholics, so it might take some deal making to get him to get out.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 4:29:28 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: no dems
Don't forget, IT'S MITT'S TURN!!

I don't feel very optimistic right now.

7 posted on 01/17/2012 4:32:42 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: no dems
Go here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/GOPDebates?feature=watch#p/a/u/2/xfleONM29vE

Start at about 9:40. Really outstanding. I really don't see how even a liberal can disagree with what Newt said. He will crush Hussein.

8 posted on 01/17/2012 4:33:20 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: no dems

Let’s hope his performance resonates and SC puts him above Mitt on Saturday!!!


9 posted on 01/17/2012 4:33:54 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: no dems

Newt live on Fox and Friends next.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 4:33:59 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Jonty30
After Santorum’s huge lie in last nights debate, I think he is toast.

I had to cringe when he was called out for voting for mandatory trigger locks and closing the ‘so called’ gun show loophole. Then he lied and said the NRA supported that.

There is no way gun owners will let that slide, he is toast.

11 posted on 01/17/2012 4:43:50 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It does not look good... I continue to prepare.

LLS


12 posted on 01/17/2012 4:50:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: no dems
Obama ain't gonna debate—it can only hurt him cause he won't have total control of the message—he has his billion and the MSM to do that.
Nixon debated JFK and lost—he DIDN'T debate Humphrey or McGovern and WON—crooks learn from each other.

If there are no debates Newt will be useless and with his baggage and Obama’s billion—worse than useless.

GO SANTORUM!

13 posted on 01/17/2012 4:50:22 AM PST by Happy Rain (The more regulations the better chance of violating them and coming under the heel of the tyrant.)
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To: SMARTY
The prospect of debating Newt has “O” shaking in his shoes.

And the positive reactions to Newt had Mitt stuttering and stammering last night too!

14 posted on 01/17/2012 4:51:17 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: no dems

If Newt should pull off a win in South Carolina, I agree, both Ricks should withdraw and line up behind the Speaker.

If Newt is successful in derailing Romney’s campaign, on his short list of VP candidates should be Rick Perry, if for no other reason than to lock down the chunk of electoral votes that Texas brings to the equation.

Speaking of the electoral college, this is how I view a potential 0bama/Gingrich contest:

The Northeast? 0bama territory with the possible exceptions of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 0bama is likely to hold on to New York.

The Midwest? 0bama holds Illinois. That should surprise nobody. Even if 0bama were to sodomize a goat on live TV in the Oval Office, then decapitate it screaming ‘allah akbar’ and drink its blood, the criminal machine in Chicago would make sure he got the most votes in that godforsaken state. But for Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Missouri, Kansas? Tally them up for Newt.

The South? Newt sweeps the entire region from Virginia to Florida to Texas, a sea of red.

The West? Arizona and New Mexico are tossups, California, Oregon and Washington State are likely to stay in the ‘Rat camp while Jerry Brown rearranges the deck chairs, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota will go for Newt, Minnesota and Iowa for 0bama, Wisconsin for Newt, likewise for Nebraska.

This is just off the top of my head and I may have neglected to mention some states, but if Newt is the nominee, it is his election to lose.

“Your mileage may vary”


15 posted on 01/17/2012 4:53:31 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Beagle8U
santorum lost me last night... after baby killing... The Second Amendment is the second most important issue... there is no Liberty without it. I do not have anyone left that inspires me... I WILL NOT vote for mitt... and I grow ill at the thought of voting for newt... I KNOW what he will do if he gets elected... IF he can get elected. I HATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY for being what it is and for WHO RUNS IT!

LLS

16 posted on 01/17/2012 4:53:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: Happy Rain
No more santorum... not after his anti gun stance and then his lie about the NRA. HE LIED... I have had enough of liars for the rest of my life. newt... a sh!t sandwich I may just have to swallow. I HATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY... but not as much as I hate the dims. BUT I HATE THEM!

LLS

17 posted on 01/17/2012 4:55:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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18 posted on 01/17/2012 4:55:59 AM PST by narses
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To: Beagle8U

Let’s hope Newt keeps it up.

No amount of political manipulations will ultimately stop him, if he does as well as he did last night.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 4:57:27 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: no dems

After last night, I don’t see how Newt does not take SC.

If Newt stops Romney in SC with another boffo performance on Thursday’s CNN debate he will doing the GOP and America an ENORMOUS service.

Rove just came of Fox and Friends to talk about Gingrich and last night.

Changed the channel—I don’t pay attention to Tokyo Rove anymore.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 4:58:34 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: no dems

SC is the turning point/confirmation of every Republican candidate for pres. Bush 43 and McLaim both locked it up there. A Romney lost here will mean severe damage to his campaign. Iowa and NH aside, this will be proof that Romney cannot lock up the base of the party. It will become a two man race and this will be his downfall.

The only reason that Rommey got this far is because the field was fractured by 7-8 candidates and Romney had the best financed most effective campaign organization. When it gets down to two candidates there’s no more hiding.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 5:01:01 AM PST by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: no dems

I thought the day has passed that a politician would actually speak his mind and convictions without regard to Political Correctness.

Newt AMAZED me as he spoke his mind and the truth (the truth having been quelled under PC for so long).

I have always been in a quandary as to who to vote for as our candidate and last night, my choice was made. It will be Newt because he will be the one to take Obama to the wood-shed. No one else can.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 5:01:38 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I'm still voting Perry in the primary. I would vote for Gingrich in the general. No way Mutt Romney.

The anti-gun, pro- union thug, Mr. Sweater Vest can slither his way back to PA.

23 posted on 01/17/2012 5:02:57 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: no dems
The Bambino was hitting them to all fields last night!!!!!! EVery time Newt speaks it's a teaching moment.
24 posted on 01/17/2012 5:05:25 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: LibLieSlayer
He worked WITH the NRA to fend off Leftist gun control—he did more to protect the 2nd Amendment than all the rest combined.

But then you haven't perused his record—you only listen to his opponents’ smears.

25 posted on 01/17/2012 5:06:39 AM PST by Happy Rain (The more regulations the better chance of violating them and coming under the heel of the tyrant.)
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To: exit82

rove said that last night’s debate ‘solidified’ Newt’s SECOND place win in SC. I’m like....what?


26 posted on 01/17/2012 5:07:20 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: no dems

I’d been strong for Santorum until I saw Newt last night. If he could repeat that strong performance in a debate against Hussein, i.e., not become psyched out or intimidated, I think he’d have a chance to win the general. I like that his answers are short, strong, and can be understood by anyone — even mentally challenged democrats.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 5:09:58 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Beagle8U

I am a member of the NRA.

That said, I agree with you about Santorum’s lie.

Under Heston, the NRA was absolute in the support of all freedoms granted under the 2nd Amendment and the freedom to keep and hold guns and store them as we wish.

Later leadership in the NRA has me worried since Political Correctness (PC) has been creeping into the NRA for some time now.

The NRA is now responsible to call his bluff or to prove it. However, they won’t make a sound since their leadership has been affected by PC.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 5:11:19 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: no dems

In order to save our country we must first beat Romney, then we have to beat his clone in the White House.


29 posted on 01/17/2012 5:12:12 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Beagle8U

Well, I’m voting for the consistant conservative Rick Santorum SATURDAY...sweater vest and all.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 5:13:08 AM PST by Happy Rain (The more regulations the better chance of violating them and coming under the heel of the tyrant.)
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To: MestaMachine

Rove has been in the inner circle of RINOs all of his political career. He’s “one of the boys” in the club and the money he has made through his life depended upon his loyalty to the RINO club.


31 posted on 01/17/2012 5:14:23 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: no dems
Every time Mitt opens his mouth and speaks it reminds me of those late-night used car salesman ads we used to see in CA.

He reminds me of the mousy looking guy in the cheap plaid suit trying to sell a crappy car as showroom new.

32 posted on 01/17/2012 5:17:42 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: DH
Heck, even the USSC came out and said that requiring trigger locks on guns violated the 2nd amendment.

And the stupid idea of the ‘so called’ gun show loophole, if passed as it was written would end private gun sales.

Santorum is a lying snake.

33 posted on 01/17/2012 5:18:44 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: MestaMachine

With Rove’s tongue so far up mittens backside, I’m surprised mitt can even walk. Maybe rove is “levitating” mitt.


34 posted on 01/17/2012 5:18:54 AM PST by LevinFan
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To: no dems

Laura Ingram on Fox and Friends now—effusive in praise of Newt; thought Romney did not do well at all.

Gretchen Carlson reveals she is totally in the tank for the FauxNews candidate—over and over again.


35 posted on 01/17/2012 5:20:17 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Happy Rain
Go ahead and vote for the anti-gunner, you will be one of the very few.
36 posted on 01/17/2012 5:20:52 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

This is the link you’re looking for...

http://youtu.be/xfleONM29vE


37 posted on 01/17/2012 5:24:02 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: DH

Part of why I joined GOA.


38 posted on 01/17/2012 5:25:32 AM PST by MachIV
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To: no dems

I watched the debate last night and noticed the deliberate fielding of questions to Mitt and not to Newt. Of the few opportunities Newt had to speak, the audience went wild. Funny, because this morning all the news agencies stated that Mitt is leading by double over Newt, according to polls. I guess no one at the debate was polled. The libs are desperate for Mitt.


39 posted on 01/17/2012 5:30:24 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: no dems
This debate was like the kenndy-Nixon debate, if you listened on the radio the crowd make the who thing unbearable and should have been thrown out. And that fool ron paul was as bad as the idiots in the crowd. A debate is a debate, no a dang shouting match from a few fools in the audience.
40 posted on 01/17/2012 5:31:55 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Happy Rain; Kaslin
I can tell you things about Santorum that prove that he is a rino... but I was willing to vote for him and you can ask Kaslin about that.... I have stated that many times to her. I could vote for Perry... he is a good man... flawed but a good man. Santorum blew it with me last and that is the fact Jack. I don't care if you like it or not... the man is a liar... so support a liar... seems most republicans these days are liars so why not. They lie to themselves more than anyone else.

LLS

41 posted on 01/17/2012 5:37:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: no dems

In a debate with Obozo Newt would be an unstoppable juggernaut while Romney would be like a used car salesman trying to sell a lemon. However, Newt’s checkered past will be lied about and distorted by Obama’s smear machine. Romney can never be more than a milquetoast candidate while Newt has fire in the belly. I would bet Newt in the end would beat Obozo.


42 posted on 01/17/2012 5:37:14 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: no dems

I can hardly wait for Rush today run those great lines Newt had during the debate (right on, right on) Oh wait...my morning espresso just gave me a memory boost...never mind.


43 posted on 01/17/2012 5:42:51 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Happy Rain
Obama ain't gonna debate

There doesn't have to be an official debate for their to be a "debate" between Obama and Newt. Such an unofficial "debate" will be started by Newt as he hounds and pounds Obama in the press on a daily basis.

Eventually, Obama will have to respond and Newt follows up by more pounding...

44 posted on 01/17/2012 5:55:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Who “runs” the Republican Party?


45 posted on 01/17/2012 5:55:59 AM PST by reaganator
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To: no dems

Rick is a good man but needs to stand aside and let the better man win.


46 posted on 01/17/2012 5:58:39 AM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: no dems

Excellent news. Mr. Gingrich is our last, best hope to defeat Mitt Romney.


47 posted on 01/17/2012 6:00:40 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: no dems

I was for Herman Cain because of his ability to go around the media and take it to the Dems and the media (yes, I know, redundant) on his own, and I am for Newt vs. the rest of the field for the same reason.

Romney will be a disaster like Dole and McCain if he gets the nod.


48 posted on 01/17/2012 6:01:26 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MestaMachine
rove said that last night’s debate ‘solidified’ Newt’s SECOND place win in SC. I’m like....what?

I would love for Tokyo Rove to eat those words.Another great debate by Newt on Thursday would change the dynamic of this primary.

49 posted on 01/17/2012 6:01:35 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: reaganator
Who “runs” the Republican Party?

The dems and their media lapdogs.

50 posted on 01/17/2012 6:04:42 AM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Santorum FTW!)
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