THese are Primaries, not states, that are being won. They are Primaries within states. That is not the same thing as winning a state in a general election.
In these Primaries, Newt’s opponents are Romney, Santorum and Ron Paul.
Romney overwhelmed Newt with negative ad lies, then Santorum walked into the breach that Romney had created and became it’s chief beneficiary.
Newt got off message in response, but he is back on message.
Before all this happened, Newt was poised to either win or do well in a number of states that are the type you keep harping on.
You take a small snippet of a fair point, but you forget everything else when you post your questions and worries.
And nobody dares to question or speak concerns about Santorum to you, or you scratch their eyes out.
Newt Gingrich, one on one, against Obama.
That is exactly what is needed.
Like Ronald Reagan against Jimmy Carter, when they said early on that Reagan could not beat Jimmy Carter.
In the end, it wasn’t even close.
I just looked up the 1980 primary and Ronald Reagan won 44 states in the Republican PRIMARY. That is incredible. I would not be worried a second if Newt was at the end going to win 44 states. George HW Bush won 6. During the general is when people stupidly said that Reagan would not beat Carter.
The points you make are great points, but I do not expect the RS fan base to either understand it, or admit that they do - if they do. There are two ‘voodoo votanomics’ tactics RS and his folks use.
First: The whole Santorum campaign has been on the vaporous impact of an 8 vote “win” in Iowa or calling a caucus with a teeny tiny voter base a “STATE” that has been won. They call an 8 vote win in a tiny Obama loving state the equivalent of losing by many hundreds of thousands in a swing state like Florida. And yes, the dupes in the nation and the dupes on Fox News play right along with this.
Second: they equate the ability to win a GOP primary in a swing state as the equivalent of winning the General Election in that state. It has NOTHING to do with it. Frankly, winning a swing state in a primary and in a general quite often are totally the opposite type campaign.
As part of that nonsense, they try to minimize the impact of Newt winning RED states in primaries. Actually, primaries should ONLY be in red states because that shows who will gin up turn out and enthusiasm in the general potentially. And huge conservative turn out is our ONLY chance of success in the coming election for President and every other office.
And this is a fact: there is only 1 state with a good turn out this year versus 2008: SC. Who won that one?
But again, I’ve seen no evidence of the ability nor the desire on the part of some to understand this. The notion that 30 thousand folks in Minnesota is a “win” just like 625 thousand in SC is a “win” is just below the level of comprehension that I care to force my self to access. Lots of folks LIVE there.