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Gingrich questions Santorum’s electability, blasts Romney’s 'mickey mouse' Medicare proposal
Fox ^ | 2-27-12 | Lyn

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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Newt will rise again.
1 posted on 02/27/2012 3:32:35 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

I sure hope so. What with the beating we’ve been taking and the apology president in office I don’t want anyone who won’t look our enemies in the eyes then kick them in the nuts. I’m sick of it. Go, Newt!


2 posted on 02/27/2012 3:37:56 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: VinL

“Gingrich ...predicted that after the results in Michigan and Arizona Tuesday, the contest for the Republican nomination will “redefine itself once again.”

Hmmmmmm.....

Hope Newt’s right!!!


3 posted on 02/27/2012 3:40:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: VinL
Newt has big time electability problems of his own considering his high negatives among women. Women make up over 50% of the electorate.

I would vote for Newt or Santorum. My wife would vote for Romney or Santorum. We know a lot of conservative couples like us.

Men just can't trust Mitt because of his Massachusetts resume. Women just can't trust Newt because of his bimbo eruption resume. Except, of course, the very conservative women and the very liberal women who loved Bill Clinton and would never vote for Newt. Like it or not, that's the harsh reality.

4 posted on 02/27/2012 3:40:48 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ReneeLynn

Excerpt from another article:

Gingrich predicted that after a good day on Super Tuesday, he will go on to win both Mississippi and Alabama, making him the front-runner once again.

“I think we will win both those states the following week. And then, all of a sudden, the same media, which said I was dead in the fall, I was ahead in December, I was dead in early January, I was ahead in mid-January, all of a sudden some of them are going to say, some were saying yesterday, Gingrich will be back again,” Gingrich said.

To bolster crowds, actor Chuck Norris will join Gingrich on the campaign trail in Georgia this week. Today, former presidential candidate Fred Thompson introduced a speech for Gingrich on the Tennessee capitol steps


5 posted on 02/27/2012 3:42:33 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Women just can’t trust Newt because of his bimbo eruption resume.
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Hopefully, those women will come to agree with other women that support Newt— the country needs the best leader now that will change the course of the country— and look beyond the irrelevancy and situational elements of the the past misfortunes in his personal life.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 3:49:53 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Newt did not have “bimbo eruptions.” He married his 30-something old high school teacher when he was 19, and it ended in divorce a number of years later; he married a woman who was clearly a nutcase, they were separated with an agreement that permitted them both to date other people, they got back together again, and then she called him on his birthday and told him that she was cleaning out the house and leaving and planned to take him for everything she could get. At that point, they did get divorced, and then he married his current wife, to whom he has been married for a good number of years. I would hardly call that “bimbo eruptions.”

I actually think that the problem with the women’s vote is that most women, including conservative women, are much more liberal and will gravitate towards the liberals in any race. Deep down inside, a lot of women are “compassionate conservatives,” they feel that the government should be “taking care of us,” and they will always go for the person who reflects those views.

Both Romney and Santorum are big government, compassionate conservative types, and I think that’s the secret of their appeal to women. Also, Santorum comes across as weak and immature, and there are a lot of women who like that.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 3:53:46 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL
Newt will rise again.

I hope so. I have an easy time believing that Newt or Romney could win, but a very much harder time thinking Santorum could.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 4:01:21 PM PST by varmintman
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To: livius

Women like Santorum because they know that they can trust him, like none of the other candidates. What you see is what you get.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 4:01:40 PM PST by Eva
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To: Vigilanteman
Perhaps your wife and other women do not know the truth about Newt and former wife. It was his wife who asked for the divorce, and his wife was not ill with cancer.
10 posted on 02/27/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: All


BE CHEERFUL! THE CLICK WORKS

11 posted on 02/27/2012 4:03:18 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: livius
So you did a wonderful job here on the rewrite of history, just left out all the troubling details. But a very good lipstick job, now what about the ears. LOL
12 posted on 02/27/2012 4:03:18 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: VinL; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...
Newt Gingrich Ping List!

13 posted on 02/27/2012 4:06:39 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: VinL

Is this a pro-Newt thread, or a Santorum attack thread? I don’t post to pro-Newt threads, but I do sometimes correct blatant misinformation on Santorum attack threads.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 4:06:59 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: VinL
"To bolster crowds, actor Chuck Norris will join Gingrich on the campaign trail in Georgia this week. Today, former presidential candidate Fred Thompson introduced a speech for Gingrich on the Tennessee capitol steps."

So Newt has the endorsement of an actor who played in Delta Force, whereas Santorum has the endorsement of an actual General officer who commanded Delta Force (Jerry Boykin).

As far as Senator Thompson goes, I like him, but people like to ignore the fact that his lifetime ACU rating is lower than Santorum's.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 4:08:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: onyx

Great picture of Newt, our next Secretary of State : )


16 posted on 02/27/2012 4:09:06 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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GO Tennessee!

GO 4 NEWT!

The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!



17 posted on 02/27/2012 4:09:23 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Did you check out the poll in the thread listed below on FR? He’s up 15% in Ga.

And check out Newt’s prediction post #5, this thread.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 4:13:19 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

So, Mr. 60% Negatives is questioning someone ELSE’s electability?


19 posted on 02/27/2012 4:13:19 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: VinL
Gingrich: "Santorum was fourth place for three consecutive states.

Truth:
1st - Iowa
5th - New Hampshire (missed 4th by 50 votes)
3rd - South Carolina
3rd - Florida
4th - Nevada
1st - Colorado
1st - Missouri Primary
1st - Minnesota

More Truth: Gingrich:
4th - Iowa
4th - New Hampshire (by 50 votes)
3rd - South Carolina
2nd - Florida
2nd - Nevada
3rd - Colorado
N/S - Missouri Primary
4th - Minnesota

Gingrich has more below-3rd results (4) than Santorum (2).

Note: Gingrich wasn't part of Missouri; there were 3 major finishers, and also others who got some votes.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 4:22:31 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: onyx

Thanks for all the good pings today!

Santorum will now face a full-frontal comeuppance from the master.
Let the NEWTering begin!


21 posted on 02/27/2012 4:24:59 PM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points)
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To: onyx

God Bless, Mr. Speaker.

Beautiful picture. Newt will make a great president.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 4:25:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: VinL

Newt hasn’t even risen after a good debate this time. He totally blew it earlier on. He reminded people of why they don’t like or trust him.

He says some good stuff, but those are words. His actions don’t always match his words.

He has a history.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 4:26:57 PM PST by dforest
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To: VinL

Chuck!

I just don’t believe the ‘he can’t win because he polls badly amongst women’ mantra. I think it’s pure bull. If you’d take Obama over Gingrich you don’t care about this country. I can’t see women willing to risk their kids’ futures.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 4:28:12 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: onyx

Can I get on the ping list, Onyx?


25 posted on 02/27/2012 4:30:58 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Vigilanteman
Women just can't trust Newt because of his bimbo eruption resume

That 19th amendment isn't looking like such a great idea, now is it?

26 posted on 02/27/2012 4:35:24 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: CainConservative

LOL! I’m for Newt, but I got a chuckle out of that.

Clever dig. ;o)


27 posted on 02/27/2012 4:35:49 PM PST by OHelix
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Well, only if you count SC as 3rd- as you appear to do.

Charles, what will happen, will happen. Don’t understand the obsession wt some to try to decide the election on the board.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Not much early voting in Tennessee. I think Santo has a lot at stake tomorrow in terms of electability perception. If he doesn't do well tomorrow he won't win Tennessee.
29 posted on 02/27/2012 4:39:29 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: livius
The media has never been as brutal against Santorum as they were with Newt. Record wise..not ONE candidate running measures up to the former Speaker's accomplishments.

Newt gave solutions first, Newt answered the attacks and responded to every smear against him on his site..Newt.Org. Newt went after the media, Newt attempted to focus the debates on Obama and the differences between each candidates solutions...the others could not rise above the attacks and have proven to be very petty and viscious. What Newt stated about Santorum is a FACT!

30 posted on 02/27/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Vigilanteman
Women just can't trust Newt because of his bimbo eruption resume

Bimbo eruption? BS. He fell out of love with his wives, cheated and then fell in love with the women he cheated with and then married them. Doesn't make it right but it happens and it's not the same kettle of fish as Clinton's bimbos.

31 posted on 02/27/2012 4:43:16 PM PST by plain talk
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To: OrangeHoof

As Newt should have done along time ago and believe me Rick Santorum has a slew of negativities. He is a piou fraud.
No more free passes for Little Ricky...no more coddling..it is time to tell the facts about him and let all of America know.

GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT!


32 posted on 02/27/2012 4:45:41 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: OrangeHoof

As Newt should have done along time ago and believe me Rick Santorum has a slew of negativities. He is a pious fraud.
No more free passes for Little Ricky...no more coddling..it is time to tell the facts about him and let all of America know.

GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT!


33 posted on 02/27/2012 4:46:32 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: plain talk

You had to twist yourself up like a pretzel to come up with that excuse.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 4:49:21 PM PST by mimaw
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To: Christie at the beach

It is now my new desk top photo. n/s


35 posted on 02/27/2012 4:51:40 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I like Newt, I like Rick, and I’ll gladly vote for either in the general election. I wish we had a hybrid of Newt’s firestorm with Santorum’s warmth but, as it stands, either is better than our Dear Leader.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 4:52:32 PM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Excerpt from another article:

Gingrich predicted that after a good day on Super Tuesday, he will go on to win both Mississippi and Alabama, making him the front-runner once again.

“I think we will win both those states the following week. And then, all of a sudden, the same media, which said I was dead in the fall, I was ahead in December, I was dead in early January, I was ahead in mid-January, all of a sudden some of them are going to say, some were saying yesterday, Gingrich will be back again,” Gingrich said.

The Gingrich Plan. It won't be too long before we see if it comes together for him.

37 posted on 02/27/2012 4:53:00 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: mimaw

Nope - just stating the obvious facts.


38 posted on 02/27/2012 4:53:30 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

He was a serial adulterer just like BJ


39 posted on 02/27/2012 4:57:24 PM PST by mimaw
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To: dforest

He has a history.
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I know his history. 1994- end of 40 year DEM rule- that no else had been able to mastermind except Newt.

Do you remember how you felt that election night, Nov. 1994, dforest?

Well, that’s Newt’s history. That’s why I’m voting for him.
Others may wish to vote for a preacher- and still others an establishment Wall St crony. That’s their choice.

I’ll vote for the guy who will take on socialism.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 4:59:35 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


41 posted on 02/27/2012 5:06:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: VinL

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.


42 posted on 02/27/2012 5:11:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: Vigilanteman

This woman will be voting for Newt.


43 posted on 02/27/2012 5:12:48 PM PST by silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
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To: VinL
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.
44 posted on 02/27/2012 5:15:48 PM PST by mimaw
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To: ReneeLynn; TitansAFC; hoosiermama

Absolutely and Welcome!


45 posted on 02/27/2012 5:17:51 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: livius
Yes, Santorum is weak and immature, and I still can't believe he's leading in some states. What a fraud. Go become a preacher somewhere you wuss phony.
46 posted on 02/27/2012 5:19:37 PM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Women just can't trust Newt because of his bimbo eruption resume.

What bimbo eruptions? Newt has two failed marriages and one successful marriage. Seems pretty typically American to me.

47 posted on 02/27/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: VinL

48 posted on 02/27/2012 5:24:51 PM PST by show
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To: lonevoice

Britt Hume will have a heart attack if Newt is the nominee. Go Newt!


49 posted on 02/27/2012 5:25:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: CainConservative; onyx
Great picture of Newt, our next Secretary of State : )

I doubt Romney or Santorum would ever tap Gingrich for SOS. Establishment GOP hacks usually stay with their own.

50 posted on 02/27/2012 5:28:46 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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