Skip to comments.It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney
Posted on 03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST by Marguerite
It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt.
Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on issues like abortion. And libertarians, like the Libertarian Party's nominee in 2008, Bob Barr, like him because he is economically libertarian and not over the top on social issues.
Can anyone honestly say the same thing about Santorum? He goes out of his way to attack individual freedom and libertarianism and completely blew his chance to be the nominee by focusing on social issues instead of the economy (probably because his economic policy record isn't really that great). Who attacks prenatal diagnostics? Or the idea of contraception? Or says he wants to vomit over a rather non-controversial (and somewhat revered) JFK speech? He has proven himself to be quite a bit more gaffe prone and offensive than Newt, despite the fact that people thought he was a "safer" option. Even I was offended by some of the stuff he said and I am a Pro-Life registered Republican. It's really not surprising that his support is crumbling like it is. See the latest tracking data from Gallup (Santorum's popularity is in dark green, Romney's is black [matches his soul], Newt's is orange and Ron Paul's is light green):
Santorum is just not ready for prime time. He is simply too divisive, offending gays, women, parents, protestants and libertarians (in total about 80-90% of the electorate). Unfortunately, he retains enough support to possibly give Romney a majority of the states on Super Tuesday. His conservative backers need to wake up quickly, bite the bullet and go with Newt.
As the brilliant Thomas Sowell wrote:
"Newt Gingrich is the only candidate still in the field who can clearly take on Barack Obama in one-on-one debate and cut through the Obama rhetoric and mystique with hard facts and plain logic.
Nor is this just a matter of having a gift of gab. Gingrich has a far deeper grasp of both the policies and the politics than the other Republican candidates."
Can anyone really argue with that?
I think Ron Paul supporters (the historically Republican ones, not the liberals who are just visiting the GOP for this election in order to support Paul) need to wake up as well. They are not furthering libertarianism at all by supporting Paul any more. He's made his point and has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with but supporting Paul on Tuesday just increases the chances that the most statist candidate, Mitt Romney, is nominated. Do you really want to be responsible for nominating the only Governor, Republican or Democrat, to enact a socialist universal healthcare system in their states? Newt isn't a libertarian but he is the man who did the most to wound the leviathan in the last 30 years. Why not vote for him and give this country a chance? It clearly won't with either Romney or Obama.
Finally, Newt is simply the most electable candidate in the race right now. As I mentioned earlier, he can unite the party, has a great grasp of both politics and logic and can actually explain conservatism in a way that others can understand and agree with. Santorum and Paul are both to extreme to get almost any independents over into the fold.
Sure he has baggage but I think most of it will go away. Freddie Mac? Let's see Obama bring that up when he received over $126,000 in bribes, err I mean donations, from Fannie and Freddie while he was in or seeking office (he was the #2 largest recipient in Congress, #1 was the notoriously corrupt Chris Dodd). Nancy Pelosi? Let's see Obama make an issue out of that one or Newt's opposition to cramming down the Ryan plan.
It's time for believers in small government and personal liberty to unite behind Newt, otherwise we will once again have a Nixon vs. McGovern sort of choice in the fall. And the stakes are just too high this election for that.
Newt is the MAN.
Radell Smith, at Yahoo! News:
Who in America couldn’t jump for joy if we could see $2.50 per gallon for our vehicle gasoline cost again? With Barack Obama refusing to sign the Keystone Pipeline paperwork, ever seeing $2.50 per gallon for gasoline seemed like a fantasy until Newt said that. It is highly likely Gingrich could truly deliver on that promise - because he has a history of delivering on prior promises when he represented Georgia in Congress. He definitely has a successful political history here and in Congress, that can’t be denied.
“Santorum is just not ready for prime time.” I agree and I also think Newt has a better grasp of the issues. GO NEWT GO!
I’ve resigned myself to believing that we blew a golden opportunity to set back Liberal progressives for decades by ensuring Obama will squeeze by re-election.
I abandon the presidential election and now hope and work for maintaining the house and make gains in the Senate.
Romney has crapped in the sand box and has smeared all the other candidates. I’m writing in Gingrich no matter who wins the nomination.
Thank you Ann Coulter, I will never read your columns without remembering that you helped us lose 2012.
Santorum is just not ready for prime time. He is simply too divisive, offending gays, women, parents, protestants and libertarians
I’m a born-again, Ronald Reagan-style Republican and a lot of the stuff that Rick says makes me cringe. If he is the nominee, Obozo will carry 35 States and by 2016, this nation will have arrived in hell in a hand basket.
Why Fred Thompson endorsed Newt over Santorum? Experience
Michele Bachmann chooses the Man: Newt is not afraid
Herman Cain Endorses Gingrich
Gov.Perry endorses Newt Gingrich
Sarah Palin: Newt Best Candidate to Articulate Ideas and Solutions for GOP
It is HIGH TIME that Rick Santorum do the same, for the good of the country and for the victory of conservative movement in America
I'M "WITH" NEWT.
I couldn’t have said it better myself, but don’t lose hope.
I am not quite resigned to defeat yet, but otherwise I concur with you my friend.
John T. Leach: “Our purpose is to unite like-minded believers who are willing to do serious intercession on behalf of Newt. We will identily targets for intercessory prayer. Because of the urgency of the situation and its strategic importance, a dedicated time of daily intercession is encouraged.”
Former Oklahoma Congressman JC Watts: Vote for Newt on March 6
Time to Newter Romney for once and for all.
The Last Hurrah is on its way!
Side by side next to Romney and Santorum, the ONE proven obliterator stands out.
Only ONE of the three ever orchestrated a decimation of Democrats! Only ONE of the three EVER brought Democrats to heel, handing you and I us a historic election!
Only ONE of the three grew the Republican Party under a popular Democrat president, with a Democrat majority!congress!
Only ONE of the three held off for a decade what is happening to us now!
Only ONE of the three poses a threat to RINO’s and MARXISTS alike! Only ONE of the three is FEARED by our own enemies who are legislating against us!
ONLY ONE. Newt defines BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, and the guarantee of a repeat performance.
This explains the dread of a Newt nomination, and all of the efforts to keep big money away from him, the media mocking him, the Establishment plotting against him, and the other candidates ignoring him, or cascading millions and millions of dollars to destroy him.
Still, he stands. Broke. Under assault. Waiting.
WAITING FOR CONSERVATIVE VOTERS TO WAKE UP!
Something is going on against him for a reason! FIGURE IT OUT!
Here is Newt teaching the cadets at the Citadel... articulating the American vision, founded on the love, truth, life and word of GOD that brings true freedom and joy, that was achieved and has been maintained by prayers, blood, sweat, tears of men and women.
I copied and pasted this comment from a blogger @therightscoop, watch the video, Newt believes in miracles. It’s awesome!!!
In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base
ATLANTA It wasnt so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.
Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.
Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. Hes also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.
Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner, said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing youve ever heard....................