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SC Primary - - Live Thread
FR's eyes on the nation | today | me

Posted on 01/21/2012 6:43:43 AM PST by tomkat

It's 0930 EST and there's nothing in the sidebar that looks like a live thread for the SC primary . . .


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; noobama; paul; romney; santorum; scprimary; southcarolina
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To: hoosiermama
"Willard not only buys endorsements Nikki Haley 40,000 into her PAC."

Hmmm.......all legal, but it ain't gonna play well with the folks.

Willard is so yesterday, he thinks endorsements and $$$are what matters.

2,301 posted on 01/21/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

let me know if you see anything.. I am so busy right now, it is hard to keep up.


2,302 posted on 01/21/2012 9:09:06 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com ( an honest website))
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To: Kaosinla

Thanks for that quote- I added it to my list of favorites on my homepage!


2,303 posted on 01/21/2012 9:13:39 PM PST by matthew fuller (Mitt is not a used car salesman- he's an aborted fetus salesman! http://www.stopstericycle.com/)
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To: rwfromkansas

In 2008 SC and NV were on the same day. McCain didn’t even bother trying NV because he was rightfully concerned with SC.

Also, NV has a very high mormon population which should help Romney.

I don’t think it’ll really be a big deal.

FL is the key. Its 50 delegates will give Newt the cushion he needs to absorb NV, CO, MI, AZ and make it to Super Tuesday.

really, if Romney loses by 10+ in FL he’s done anyway. none of the other states matter after that.


2,304 posted on 01/21/2012 9:13:43 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: dools0007world; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Vendome; ...
Sayonara!!

2,305 posted on 01/21/2012 9:13:43 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Boroach Obuggery must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: tomkat

I just heard the skeleton on CNN say there was a 33% increase in voters in S.C. over 2008. Is this true and what does it all mean?


2,306 posted on 01/21/2012 9:14:11 PM PST by badpacifist (Hey Libs ......Is your dream turning into a nightmare yet? Newt 2012)
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To: billys kid

I agree he is the key. Certainly he must know he can’t win. He needs to drop out.


2,307 posted on 01/21/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Newt settled Commandment #7 with his maker. Waiting patiently while Ricky does the same with #9.)
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To: altura

“Hah! Well, at least I think Calista will dress tastefully.

No more bare arms in the White House.”

I agree......like her husband, anyone but the wookie would be appreciated.

That said, I’ll take Calista over a bunch of potential First Ladies.....she appears to be up to the job, possessing both class and elegance.


2,308 posted on 01/21/2012 9:17:22 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: j.argese

There was also evidence Sandy Hume was a victim of “Arkancide”.

Evidence or suspicion? Anything so political charged would be subject to all kinds of theories. Was there an investigation? A suicide note?


2,309 posted on 01/21/2012 9:18:56 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: badpacifist

It means the natives are restless and pissed off, and not going to take either OBAMMY or the GOP elite ANYMORE! :-) PLEASE GOD!!


2,310 posted on 01/21/2012 9:18:56 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: Parley Baer
The above posts point out why it is an uphill battle for Newt to win. When you have virtually the whole media against you including Fox news(Hannity may be OK) it makes for a very tough battle.

After Newt's fantastic performance this week, against odds that would have ended the candidacy of a lesser man, Newt prevailed - and not only prevailed - he SLAYED the competition, the slime encrusted MSM, the back-stabbing ex, the Doubting Thomases on our side, and the whole of the corrupt-o-crat establishment that feed the rest!

His brilliant debate performance on Monday of this week, and his dramatic smack down at the beginning of Thursday's debate - coupled with his STELLAR victory in South Carolina, should cause you to cast aside all doubts about his ability to take apart every foe that dares to stand in his way.

And with stunning victory, comes massive support and campaign cash. There is also the psychological momentum that comes with such a string of victories, which is probably the most devastating weapon of all.

Despite the power of the entrenched establishment media, they've been shown to be the paper tigers they are, by one brilliant and courageous man, who knocked them on their collective kiesters this week. I think they're all on notice from this day hence, that they'd better tread carefully around Newt Gingrich. He's proven that he doesn't suffer fools, and that he will not tolerate their scurrilous behavior.

2,311 posted on 01/21/2012 9:21:52 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: billys kid
They're going to ask Newt to release his contract with Freddie-Mac. Freddie's already o’kay’d it.
2,312 posted on 01/21/2012 9:22:24 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: EDINVA

Arkancide? Haven’t heard that term in years. Brings back some good memories.

The amazing thing to me is that Newt is really the GOP Clinton in so many ways.

They’re about the same age. They look kind of the same. They’re both very smart and policy wonks(forget the Newt-Obama debates. I’d love to see Newt and Clinton, I think they could talk 24 hrs straight and not even break a sweat). Both morally questionable and have issues with women. Both great communicators in their own way. Both draw intense dislike from the other side. Both great political strategists and understand how to play the game.

They’re mirror images. I think that’s why Clinton has said recently he respects Newt and gives him credit. He sees a lot of himself. Even Carville tonight on CNN gave Newt his props and I think he sees a lot of his former client in him.

Who’d ever have though after all this that Newt Gingrich of all people would be the front runner? As Chuck Berry said “it goes to show you never can tell”


2,313 posted on 01/21/2012 9:24:39 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Windflier

A very
concise diagnosis of what just took place in SC. Thanks.

;o)

freepersup


2,314 posted on 01/21/2012 9:32:41 PM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Newt+ Freddie+ Lobbyist=Housing crash.


2,315 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:27 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: rwfromkansas

Let me tell you, my hat’s off to the SC conservatives for seeing through the whole Marianne crapola. Newt turned it on the media and the voters gave him an overnight boom that resulted in one of the greatest political comebacks I’ve ever seen in all my life. Well done, people...well done.


2,316 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:57 PM PST by BearArms (Newtron Boom!)
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To: Windflier

I am down for the fight against the RINO establishment. I will be supporting Newt anyway I can. This is a battle for the Conservative ideology to win out over the spineless moderates. It will take all the will power we can muster to do it. GO NEWT GO!


2,317 posted on 01/21/2012 9:40:08 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: dools0007world

Why was Clintoon’s dalliance with Lewinsky bad and Newt’s serial adultery not bad?

Here is the difference but 1st let me lay on you straight:

If I was President I’d probably hit a few women. Then again, I’m single and don’t care.

Here is the difference to you, yuh moralist.

Newt cheated on his wife. Deplorable? Hell, who knows what was going in that house. Not condoning but remember this:

Behind every good looking woman is a man who just can’t put up with her shit anymore.

Now to Clinton. Yeah, he cheated and you know what? I couldn’t care less.

Here is were the rubber meets the road though:

Bill Clinton had been involved in long series of affairs alleging certain behavior that was well, not gentlemanly.

When Bill Clinton was forced to testify in court about one of those affairs HE, under oath, lied about it.

Do you understand the gravity of what he did? He lied under oath and was later convicted of perjury and suborning. He was stripped of his ability to ever argue in front of the Supreme Court and fined nearly $1 million dollars.

Do you see the difference? It’s subtle, but it’s there.


2,318 posted on 01/21/2012 9:40:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConfidentConservative

No it did not seem sincere. It seemed hateful and disrespectful. You don’t know me from Adam, and you wrote to me, when I was talking to someone else.

Just because Mr. Robinson has endorsed Newt, does not mean that everyone who posts here has to do the same. Unless of course, he wants to make that a rule for his site, and that is his business. If he does, so be it.

I am for Rick Santorum because he talks and lives the same message. Because he is not hasty to react and does not charge his words with drama. And I have many other reasons for supporting him and could go on for a while.

You’re basically calling me a “holy roller” because I dare to say that Santorum is more in line with what I see as Godly wisdom, and you are, in doing so, casting judgement.

You have put yourself in the same sort of position as people like obama who castigate Christians as “bitter clingers.” Maybe a little more introspection might help. Casting Christians who support Santorum as “The Church Lady” is dividing the conservative cause. Mindless, selfish thinking.

It is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS to say that because I think Honor and Integrity still hold true and am choosing someone who believes in a firm reliance on Divine Providence, that I am some kind of super-charged judgement issuer.

Further, and this is the LAST thing I have to say, I was most offended that you used God’s Holy Word as a bludgeon as if you think by saying the words you had more power. I will not do the same injustice to Him and his Sacred message. John 3:16 is a beautiful passage of hope and you used it as a baseball bat.

If this type of behavior is indicative of all of Newt’s supporters, it helps to validate the choice I have already made. Your man may win, but you haven’t gained him any respect.


2,319 posted on 01/21/2012 9:40:57 PM PST by daisy mae for the usa
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To: billys kid

Hi noob, welcome to Free Republic.

I am going to believe that since you are new, you are not aware that this topic has been hashed over many many times on many threads.

Fact Check: Latest Ad by Pro-Romney Super PAC “Restore Our Future” Contains Numerous Lies and Falsehoods

Atlanta, GA - Newt 2012 released a fact sheet today responding to the latest dishonest attack ad aired by pro-Romney Super-Pac “Restore our Future”:

Falsehood: Freddie Mac paid Newt $30,000 an hour - $1.6 million.

The Truth:

“I think less than maybe once a month, they [Freddie Mac] would drop by. We’d spend an hour [talking].”
-Newt Gingrich, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, 11/17/11

It is this remark which the Super-Pac uses to justify this gross distortion.

First, Freddie Mac was a client of the Gingrich Group, a firm with thirty employees and offices in three cities. The client fees were not paid directly to Newt, they were paid to the company, and the vast majority of it went to staff salaries, health insurance, rent and other overhead.

Second, like any consulting firm, a great deal of work and research goes into the recommendations given. Newt and his staff spent time preparing for these meetings, putting in hours of research to bring a well informed opinion. To report that a one hour meeting is the extent of their work is ignorant of standard business practice.


2,320 posted on 01/21/2012 9:44:12 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: jeltz25
Newt is really the GOP Clinton in so many ways ... Both morally questionable and have issues with women.

Be careful: comparisons are odious. There is no moral equivalence between Clinton and Gingrich.

Clinton has been convicted of perjury and suborning perjury in a sexual harassment case. There is affidavit evidence that he raped a woman.

Gingrich has never been so much as accused of engaging in any criminal activity.

2,321 posted on 01/21/2012 9:46:28 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Forty-Niner; All

you say:”, I’ll take Calista over a bunch of potential First Ladies.....she appears to be up to the job, possessing both class and elegance.”

Here’s just a little truth about Calista - I think it should be spread - file and use often

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3366161/bio

excerpts:
“allista graduated Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Public Communication from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther College, she was a Pi Kappa Lambda Member and Regents Scholar.

A devoted Catholic, she is a member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., a resident professional choir. In March of 2005, the Choir visited Rome, Italy to honor Pope John Paul II, and recorded a compact disc entitled Pope John Paul II: A Celebration of Life and Faith. In April of 2008, the Choir sang for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, during his Apostolic Journey to the United States. In November of 2008, the Choir participated in the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art in Rome, Italy.

Callista plays the French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia, promoting musical growth and education among area residents and students. The Band performs frequently in Fairfax, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area. The City of Fairfax Band is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Silver Scroll Award. The Sudler Silver Scroll is regarded to be North America’s most prestigious award for community concert bands.”

Of course, the press isn’t interested in any of this -


2,322 posted on 01/21/2012 9:47:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: badpacifist

Well, it’s an open primary, so Democrats or maybe Independent former Democrats could have crossed over. That’s interesting if true though because I thought turnout stayed flat in IA and I don’t recall NH, maybe a little up. Maybe the publicity of each primary is just popularizing the next one.


2,323 posted on 01/21/2012 9:48:29 PM PST by JediJones
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Yes, well, I can read and so can those who read your posts.

I will leave it at that and let them decide.

Please don’t bother to post to me again.
I will not be able to read them since I will have you on my invisible button.


2,324 posted on 01/21/2012 9:50:56 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Windflier

“What do you suppose Mitt’s campaign strategists are thinking about the scenario you’ve just laid out? They’ve also got to realize that Florida is the do or die state for Mitt.”

They will do what Romney always does. Sleazy attacks that Romney will pretend he had nothing to do with. They will double down on Newt to try to destroy him.

I don’t think it will work. It is effectively a one on one race now. Santorum can’t be revived. Palin has weighed in for Newt. The scenario is hardening. Romney can’t face the numbers. There are too many conservatives in the GOP primary for him to win a one on one race or even a one on two race. Add to this the fact that he is a nebbish and a very bad candidate who people just don’t like or trust and you begin to see that Mitt ain’t gonna make it. Newt is a strong personality, and a towering intellect who is resolute and his record of governance is staunchly conservative. He is the worst candidate for Romney to be paired against at this time.

I think Mitt is toast, particularly when you examine the disproportionate number of delegates the southern states have. These are states that are even more conservative than South Carolina and Newt is really gonna skunk the greasy flip flopper in Dixie.


2,325 posted on 01/21/2012 9:53:37 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: maine-iac7
"A ticket that could not be beat - ans would set the country on fire -"

I agree, as would Marco Rubio. (Both from FL)

2,326 posted on 01/21/2012 9:56:30 PM PST by matthew fuller (Mitt is not a used car salesman- he's an aborted fetus salesman! http://www.stopstericycle.com/)
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To: matthew fuller

I would be against any candidate who’s never had to run for reelection. I think as Palin showed, we cannot put up a V.P. candidate without the media questioning whether they are ready to be President on day one. A young, less politically experienced individual does not work for me. I’m leaning towards Santorum myself.


2,327 posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:24 PM PST by JediJones
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To: Brices Crossroads
Excellent point. You're right -- Gingrich does command respect even among those (MSM!) who loathe him.

Thinking about your comment put me in mind of Benjamin Netanyahu. One of the things I love about Netanyahu is that it comes across loud and clear that Netanyahu doesn't give a particular damn one way or another if he's liked or not -- he knows that the "mother's milk" of what he does is having the respect of those he has to deal with: if they happen to like him, great, but if they don't, that's their problem. I hadn't realized it until your post -- that's the same quality I've seen coming out in Newt lately.

Godspeed Newt Gingrich.

2,328 posted on 01/21/2012 10:04:28 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: MagUSNRET

It means the natives are restless and pissed off, and not going to take either OBAMMY or the GOP elite ANYMORE! :-) PLEASE GOD!!

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Well said +1


2,329 posted on 01/21/2012 10:07:38 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: JediJones

I honestly think Rand Paul will be the perfect running mate. The election is likely to be decided by Paul’s 10-15%


2,330 posted on 01/21/2012 10:10:32 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: ConfidentConservative

Hi noob, welcome to Free Republic.

I am going to believe that since you are new, you are not aware that this topic has been hashed over many many times on many threads.

Thanks for your warm welcome. I was however, freeping with another freeper about the assault that the CNN panel says is about to take place over the next days and weeks against Newt. Not what they’ve done in the past, but what they are about to do now.


2,331 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:50 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: jeltz25

“I’d love to see Newt and Clinton, I think they could talk 24 hrs straight and not even break a sweat”

Isn’t that the truth????? I absolutely love listening to Gingrich speak. It’s like sitting thru a college class with the professor I never had. One thing Newt has over Clinton is that he articulates his thoughts in complete sentences. Clinton. speaks. one. word. at. a. time.


2,332 posted on 01/21/2012 10:16:49 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Brices Crossroads
“What do you suppose Mitt’s campaign strategists are thinking about the scenario you’ve just laid out? They’ve also got to realize that Florida is the do or die state for Mitt.”

They will do what Romney always does. Sleazy attacks that Romney will pretend he had nothing to do with. They will double down on Newt to try to destroy him.

I kinda figured that would be your assessment. Mitt's lost the high road. Despite the many presidential debates, his sales pitch has failed to close the deal with enough voters to give him an unassailable lead. Compared to Gingrich, he comes across as what he is - a sleazy used car salesman, who will say whatever he has to say to get you into that Buick today.

Newt, on the other hand, comes across as genuine, and plain spoken. He never hems and haws, doesn't take a moment to 'collect' his thoughts, never rambles while trying to find an answer, doesn't deflect or divert the question to more favorable and familiar territory.... In short, he begins speaking eloquently, the moment the question is asked.

I just heard today that he doesn't do any preparation for these debates. He even joked that his idea of debate prep, is to pop a diet Coke while chit-chatting with one of his grandkids in the TV room!

Mitt, on the other hand, has been rehearsing his canned debate answers for years and years. The man's a phony, and it shows. Especially when he's debating someone whose answers come straight from a heart and mind that have been immersed in our nation's majestic history for all his life.

Well, Mitt has campaigned negatively against Newt already, and besides a few days media kerfuffle, it didn't hurt him at all. At least not where it really counted. We'll see how effective his slime machine will be in Florida, but I don't expect it will be.

Thank you for your thoughts.

2,333 posted on 01/21/2012 10:22:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Yankee
...some evangelical groups want to pump enough money into Santorum’s campaign to keep him in the race.

They have no expectation that he can win.

They want him in as a spoiler to block Newt and benefit Romney.

That makes no sense. Why would evangelicals be covertly boosting Romney? Rank and file evangelicals are sharply at odds with Romney on multiple levels. Does not compute.

2,334 posted on 01/21/2012 10:25:53 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: freepersup
A very concise diagnosis of what just took place in SC. Thanks.

That's very kind of you, friend. Thank you very much.

2,335 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: billys kid

Then I Apologize!! Big time!

I did go back and look and see that you did!

Welcome aboard!


2,336 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:10 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Parley Baer
I am down for the fight against the RINO establishment. I will be supporting Newt anyway I can.

You and me both, my friend. I'd 'dig deep' right now, but I'm afraid all I'd hit is lint. LOL

I'll have a bit to spare in a couple of weeks, and I'm already planning to help out Newt with as much as I can.

2,337 posted on 01/21/2012 10:30:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EDINVA

Big difference is I do think Newt is a lot more naturally honest than Clinton. He doesn’t try to parse his words and a topic rarely comes up that he is unwilling to talk about or give you his opinion on. This may be the quality that some people spin as a negative, like Santorum tried to do this week, where they say Newt will say unexpected things you’ll see in the paper next day. It’s because Newt’s a creative thinker, an open mind and will basically think out loud instead of waiting until he has a prepared, focus-grouped statement. I actually see that as much more of a problem as Speaker than as President. Newt is the CEO as President and everyone has to follow his lead. As Speaker, he would have had to have come to an agreement with his members and then stuck to a specific message to avoid ticking them off. No such problem as President. He’s the boss and if he changes his mind, he simply orders the rest of the executive branch to change with him.


2,338 posted on 01/21/2012 10:30:46 PM PST by JediJones
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To: rbmillerjr
This is politics, not, emotional revenge theater.

And politics is formalized war without the physical violence. Hume has chosen his side, and it isn't ours. While he may have personal reasons for doing so, that's irrelevant. He's now part of the enemy.

2,339 posted on 01/21/2012 10:31:13 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: EDINVA

I keep reading that Sarah Palin can’t endorse because of her contract. Is that a fact or internet rumor? And, if her contract with Fox prohibits endorsing, how does a Fox contract then permit Brit Hume to trash ONE, and only one, of the candidates, i.e., the one who won tonight???
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Roger Ailes is a Pubbie insider and he is directing the Fox push for Romney....

Palin describing why her first dude endorsed Gingrich gave what amounted to an endorsement....IMO


2,340 posted on 01/21/2012 10:31:21 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: Windflier

I remember the initial report said Adelson was going to give $20 million to Newt, and then we heard he gave $5 million to Newt’s Super PAC. Maybe the rest was a carrot to finish the job in SC. Hopefully the next $15 million will be forthcoming.


2,341 posted on 01/21/2012 10:39:16 PM PST by JediJones
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To: ConfidentConservative

Then I Apologize!! Big time!

I did go back and look and see that you did!

Welcome aboard!

Thanks so very much! I’m just learning the ropes and I basically don’t know what the hell I am doing. LOL! I am in no way computer savvy. But I love Free Republic and what ya’ll stand for. So please bear with me. LOL!


2,342 posted on 01/21/2012 10:41:17 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: EDINVA

I think Clinton is beter at creating a connection with the audience. It’s like he’s talking directly to you.

When Newt went off on John King on Thursday he used one of Clinton’s moves and did the finger wag. Classic. I was waiting for him to say “I did not have an open marriage with that woman”.

I’m just thinking that if Newt beats Obama we will end up with Newt vs Hillary in 2016 and that might just end up as the final showdown for the future. Newt vs the Clintons for all the marbles.


2,343 posted on 01/21/2012 10:42:18 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Windflier

I heard somewhere in the news someone claim that HALF of all Floridians had already voted through early voting. Is that possible? Anyone know what percentage of votes came through early voting in FL before?

One problem is Mitt has already been advertising, sending mailings and promoting early voting for a week or more, while no other candidates have been doing anything there. I suspect the significance of that was trumped up to add to the meme of Mitt’s “inevitability” but it could be a factor. OTOH, if Floridians watched last week’s debates, they may be shifting to Newt the same way SC did.


2,344 posted on 01/21/2012 10:43:10 PM PST by JediJones
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To: Windflier

Even here at FR, conservative ideas and our ideals are constantly under attack by the leftist’s mentality and their subterfuge knows no bounds. It’s open warfare and it takes vigilance on behalf of all of us. I got yer’ back.


2,345 posted on 01/21/2012 10:44:17 PM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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I just set off the old fire warning siren I salvaged from County scrap. The neighbors are not amused. HELL YEAH! GO NEWT!!

*LOLOLOL*!! I"m sitting here giggling myself into fits picturing that in my mind! WHAT a great post, and damn ... what a great neighbor! I like your tagline, too!

2,346 posted on 01/21/2012 10:48:18 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: JediJones

I don’t think the early voting will be that big of a deal. I expect Newt to be up big in the next polling out of FL.

Also, Jeb Bush sent a signal tonight by leaving Romney at the altar. Jeb knows FL as well as anyone. He also knows that it won’t be good for him to be seen as backing a loser. If he thought Romney was in good shape and could win I doubt he’d have given him the cold shoulder.

I think his plan is that he lays back, Newt wins, then loses to Obama. Come 2016 the GOP blames the tea party for botching the election and with the paryt desparate to prevent Hillary from replacing Obama, Jeb Bush rides to the rescue as the conservative who can appeal to the base and the establishment just like his brother did. And he won’t have the stain of having endorsed Romney...which has likely ended the future prospects of Christie.


2,347 posted on 01/21/2012 10:48:32 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: JediJones
I remember the initial report said Adelson was going to give $20 million to Newt, and then we heard he gave $5 million to Newt’s Super PAC. Maybe the rest was a carrot to finish the job in SC. Hopefully the next $15 million will be forthcoming.

Very cool. I hope that's not just a rumor. Now's the time to drop the money bomb from 'ell on the Gingrich campaign.

I know the small donations will be pouring in by the thousands tomorrow, but a few mega donors will really fatten up the old war chest.

Newt's gonna need it, to go up against what's about to hit him.

2,348 posted on 01/21/2012 10:50:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Finny

Great observation! Benjamin Netanyahu comes off as comfortable with himself and who he is. So does Newt Gingrich.


2,349 posted on 01/21/2012 10:52:02 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: JediJones
I heard somewhere in the news someone claim that HALF of all Floridians had already voted through early voting. Is that possible?

Color me skeptical. That sounds ridiculously high for an early voting percentage. Best keep listening for further news.

One problem is Mitt has already been advertising, sending mailings and promoting early voting for a week or more, while no other candidates have been doing anything there.

And those mailings may not have created the desired effect. Mitt just isn't liked by roughly 75% of the center-right voting public, and that number hasn't budged, no matter what he's done.

Also, like you said, a lot of Florida voters watched the debates, just like we did, and no doubt came away with the same conclusions that South Carolina voters did. Newt simply stomped the competition and the news media this past week. So much so, that he completely upended a planned campaign killing attack by a major news network. That was EPIC!

We'll see how it goes, but right now, it appears that Newt has gained an historic level of momentum going into the Florida primary. I don't want to speak to soon, but it already looks like an unstoppable juggernaut.

We can expect every long knife in the kitchen to be thrown at him, this coming week. Be prepared for it. It's inevitable, but defensible.

2,350 posted on 01/21/2012 11:04:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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