Skip to comments.First Time in 16 Years: A Standing "O" given at a Debate. (Vanity)
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.
Coalesce or die.
Ain’t it the truth!!
Plagiarizing me from previously:
The man who could stop Romney
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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!! Its a golden opportunity for our candidate to take O apart, in detail!!! (McCain couldnt or wouldnt, and thats history).
We need to have our best man in the Presidential debates this time! (It aint Mitt)
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.
I don't feel very optimistic right now.
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.
Let’s hope his performance resonates and SC puts him above Mitt on Saturday!!!
Newt live on Fox and Friends next.
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.
It does not look good... I continue to prepare.
If there are no debates Newt will be useless and with his baggage and Obama’s billion—worse than useless.
And the positive reactions to Newt had Mitt stuttering and stammering last night too!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The anti-gun, pro- union thug, Mr. Sweater Vest can slither his way back to PA.
But then you haven't perused his record—you only listen to his opponents’ smears.
rove said that last night’s debate ‘solidified’ Newt’s SECOND place win in SC. I’m like....what?
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.
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.
In order to save our country we must first beat Romney, then we have to beat his clone in the White House.
Well, I’m voting for the consistant conservative Rick Santorum SATURDAY...sweater vest and all.
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.
He reminds me of the mousy looking guy in the cheap plaid suit trying to sell a crappy car as showroom new.
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.
With Rove’s tongue so far up mittens backside, I’m surprised mitt can even walk. Maybe rove is “levitating” mitt.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
Who “runs” the Republican Party?
Rick is a good man but needs to stand aside and let the better man win.
Excellent news. Mr. Gingrich is our last, best hope to defeat Mitt Romney.
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.
I would love for Tokyo Rove to eat those words.Another great debate by Newt on Thursday would change the dynamic of this primary.
The dems and their media lapdogs.