Skip to comments.Gingrich questions Santorum’s electability, blasts Romney’s 'mickey mouse' Medicare proposal
Posted on 02/27/2012 3:32:22 PM PST by VinL
Nashville, Tenn. -- Newt Gingrich said there are "profound reasons" why Rick Santorum lost his re-election bid in 2006, painting a picture of a two-term senator who took positions that would make it "hard for him to carry that all the way to the general."
"He voted for the unions over FedEx," Gingrich told a luncheon of supporters. "I suspect most folks in this state don't know that. But in fact, he was a big labor Republican in Pennsylvania and I suspect when you get to Memphis and you say this is a guy who wanted to guarantee that FedEx gave into the unions, Santorum won't be as popular the following morning."
Recent polling indicates Gingrich is in fourth place here in Tennessee, which is one of the Southern states the candidate is relying on to restore momentum in his campaign. Gingrich said he believes he can do better in this state than the polls indicate, and predicted that after the results in Michigan and Arizona Tuesday, the contest for the Republican nomination will "redefine itself once again."
"We have now outlasted Pawlenty, Bachmann, Trump, Perry, Cain twice," Gingrich told the crowd - emphasizing the ability of his candidacy to outlast the others. He said Santorum is currently enjoying the "national news media momentum" because he "went to three states nobody else was in."
"Santorum was fourth place for three consecutive states. He did something very intelligent. He took all of his resources, he skipped South Carolina, Florida, and Nevada, he went to three states nobody else was in, won the three states, one of which was a disaster for Romney because he dropped from 60 to 35 in Colorado. So Santorum now has got all the national news media momentum." (more)
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Santorum only got 39% of the female vote when he tried to get reelected, it seems that when voting takes place, he doesn’t do so well with females.
I was surprised to see that he badly lost the Catholic vote in 2006 as well.
You know, that is kind of hard to do when the guy you are talking about was for the very socialist redistribution plan of Cap and Trade, even posing with the Queen Beeyotch on a couch. He also seemed to cater to insurance mandates.
1994 was a long time ago and most people remember how Newt got himself ousted, then went on to support some very liberal things.
That ain’t my fault, but that is what he is dealing with.
The attack on Bain movie was one of the worst ideas ever done from such a smart guy as Newt. The timing was incredibly stupid because the OWS thing was so fresh in peoples minds. It backfired in a bad way. He took himself out. I myself think he was set up, but his anger got the best of him.
See what people know is that while Newt may be smart, he isn’t always very wise.
This woman will be voting for Newt.
Absolutely and Welcome!
What bimbo eruptions? Newt has two failed marriages and one successful marriage. Seems pretty typically American to me.
Britt Hume will have a heart attack if Newt is the nominee. Go Newt!
I doubt Romney or Santorum would ever tap Gingrich for SOS. Establishment GOP hacks usually stay with their own.
Brit Hume has unresolved issues with his son that committed suicide.
Brit Hume needs major THERAPY. THERAPY would be a viable solution to Hume’s Newt hate. Hume has issues.
Hume knows he has issues, and Fox treats Hume with kid gloves.
Enough already Hume. Seek therapy and MOVE ON ALREADY.
You mean that Gingrich created history, he earned his place in the American history books as an effective conservative. Maybe you don’t know about the 1990s and the legislative branch of the Reagan Revolution.
I sure hope he does. We need him badly at this stage of melt down.
Newt is considered wise enough that he won the endorsement of Freerepublic.
That should resonate in Nashville, by Newt the Astute!
That should resonate in Nashville, by Newt the Astute!
I remember it. I also keep in mind Newt’s behavior over the years. It isn’t all rosey.
You need to keep in mind that there are many more voters out there than just here on FR. What they think is how the vote will turnout.
Just the way it is. You may not agree or like it, but it really won’t matter.
Have any of you paid any attention to the things Newt said prior to and leading up to the primary season. He was with the global warming crew, he attacked the Paul Ryan plan as right wing social engineering. He supported cap and trade and who can possibly forget him sitting of the love seat with Pelosi. He also was for the individual mandate and gov. run healthcare. Please his claim to being a historical adviser to Fannie and Freddy is hard to swallow. Santorum at least has some core values he believes in and doesn’t seem ready to sell them out.
I’ve heard the arguments against Newt. I’ve rejected them.
The man has a documented history of governance— I have heard nothing, or know of nothing, that indicates that he was anything but conservative during his tenure as Speaker-
2013 America, requires a person who will undo socialism-— Newt, unarguably, did that in 1994. That’s the record. All else is merely political argument— the factual history is what it is.
I’ll take counsel in the actual deeds— not the argument.
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