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Thomas Sowell: Gingrich Is the Only One Who Can Debate Obama
FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:20 AM PST by Marguerite

Thomas Sowell explains why Gingrich is the best to take on Obama

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KEYWORDS: election; newt; sowell
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1 posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:30 AM PST by Marguerite
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To: onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ...

Ping!

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1498449698001/


2 posted on 03/10/2012 1:27:11 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Newt Gingrich’s “baggage”:

Education

PhD, History, Tulane University, 1971
MA, Tulane University, 1968
BA, Modern European History, Emory University, 1965

Political Experience

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1979-1999
Speaker, United States House of Representatives, 1995-1998
Chair, Republican National Convention, 1996
Republican Whip, United States House of Representatives, 1989-1994

Professional Experience

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, present
Founder, Center for Health Transformation, 2003-present
Honorary Chairman, NanoBusiness Alliance, 2000-present
Founder, Gingrich Group, 1999-present
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1999-present
News and Political Analyst, FOX News Channel, 1999-2011
Guest Professor, Kennesaw State College, September 1993
Professor, History and Environmental Studies, West Georgia College, 1970-1978
Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Professor, National Defense University

Organizations

Chair, American Solutions Political Action Committee, present
General Chair, American Solutions for Winning the Future, present
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Committee on the Present Danger
Advisory Board Member, Common Good
Co-Founder, Conservative Opportunity Society
Member, Terrorism Task Force, Council on Foreign Relations
Honorary Member, East Cobb Rotary
Advisory Board Member, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Editorial Board Member, Johns Hopkins University Journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Founding Member, Project Vote Smart
Founder, Young Republicans Club, Emory University
Former Chairman, GOPAC


3 posted on 03/10/2012 1:37:07 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

All the FOX hosts and RINO radio gang are constantly asking every single caller or guest they talk to who is critical of Romney whether they will vote for him over Obama if he wins the primary. I’m getting sick and tired of hearing that every single time anyone says a bad thing about Romney. I never realized how many of these guys rely on RNC talking points. They’re trying to drill the meme into people’s heads that they must vote Romney and also doing a nice misdirection off of the criticism, forcing the critic to say something positive about Romney. I don’t think I’ve heard one yet say they won’t vote for Romney against Obama.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 1:54:20 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones
No matter of Cavuto's pandering, Thomas Sowell has passed his message thru: Obama's second term is a disaster and ONLY Newt Gingrich can stop him.
5 posted on 03/10/2012 2:01:49 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: JediJones

Read this:

Dr. Milton R. Wolf: ‘Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack.
Only one Republican has made Obama squirm’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/mitt-beat-rick-but-newt-beat-barack/

“While the mainstream media stayed focused on the game of checkers between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum, Mr. Gingrich forced President Obama into an astonishing game of chess.

In a 30-minute video titled “$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs,” Mr. Gingrich unveiled his vision for renewed American prosperity centered around oil and natural-gas production. He demonstrated his unparalleled insight into the intersection of energy, security and prosperity. Mr. Gingrich rightly declared that never again should an American president bow before a Saudi king. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, stung by his recent half-billion-dollar failed Solyndra boondoggle, began floating his latest green fantasy of harvesting algae to cure the pain at the pump.

Panicked by Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Obama was forced off his game and repeatedly tried to respond, only making matters worse for himself. He stayed true to the Democrats’ anti-energy agenda and mocked Republicans for wanting to drill for new oil. This made the president the butt of a joke for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”: Democrats claim that new drilling for oil won’t help us for at least 10 years, but haven’t they been saying that now for more than 10 years?

Mr. Obama boasts that oil production is up under his administration. True, but only because the president hasn’t yet stopped production on privately owned land. Mr. Gingrich cut right through his profound dishonesty: “Under President Obama, because he is so anti-American-energy, we have actually had a 40 percent reduction in development of oil offshore, and we have had a 40 percent reduction in the development of oil on federal lands,” Mr. Gingrich pounced. “So in the area he controls, production is down and the area that is hard at the free enterprise stuff where people get rich, production is up. So he is now claiming credit for the area he can’t control in order to have us think he is actually for what he opposes.”


6 posted on 03/10/2012 2:06:09 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Readers’ comments to Dr.Wolf’s article:

Steve_Flesher: “Newt is the only FIGHTER! I am tired of hearing Romney and Santorum supporters say he’s bombastic and narcissistic. OBAMA IS THE ULTIMATE NARCISSIST! We don’t need Pat Sajak to win an election.

Sending Santorum or Romney in to face Obama would be like sending an ill prepared soldier into war.

The country is mad at Obama. Gingrich is the only one who brilliantly transcends that into words.”

OsamaObama: “WHY isn’t Newt the leading candidate?! I know that he misstepped by returning fire on the nastiness of the Mittens campaign, but he is by FAR the best of the four candidates! I do like Santorum, but I just don’t know if he can win against 0BowMao. I think we need an absolutely brilliant fighter against the hyperbole of the Hussein machine. Mittens will NEVER repeal 0bamacare, and he is NOT a Conservative! I mean, this cat just made a statement that he “will do everything in his power to preserve the progressive tax code!” I mean, if you’re a Tea Party voter, then Mittens will NOT work to create a flat or fair tax. EVERYTHING about Romney is establishment/RINO Republican. That is precisely the type of Republican that has compromised and “played nicely” with the ‘RATs and gotten us into $16TRILLION in debt! Newt is an outside-the-box thinker. That is what we need!”

taxpayer_2: “Absolutely correct and this is why I support Newt Gingrich, after having gone into seizures about his personal life. I had to decide what’s worse, Newt’s personal baggage or Romneycare and the latter won hands down. I have come to the conclusion the only candidate that can beat Odumbo is Gingrich. Period. This election is about getting O out and we will lose if Romney is crowned by GOP. Like a fool, Romney is playing right into the left media..”oh..I like honey nut cheerios and honey chex”...really?... I want to watch Gingrich vs Obumba and his media. Who cares about cereal or if one can pronounce ‘ya’ll’.

Great article Dr Wolf!”


7 posted on 03/10/2012 2:12:33 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite; All

We all know this. But, he has to get the nomination first. What can we do to stop him and Rick from splitting the Conservative vote and giving Romney all these friggin’ victories. Sometimes it just seems so stinkin’ hopeless.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 2:42:59 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Marguerite

You forgot cheerful. :)


9 posted on 03/10/2012 2:50:23 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Marguerite

Thomas is right. The problem is how many who vote actually WATCH debates.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 2:51:08 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Marguerite

Thomas Sowell and Newt Gingrich are national treasures. I would love Thomas Sowell no matter who he supported, incredible man.

Breitbart was one, too...


11 posted on 03/10/2012 2:53:25 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

“You forgot cheerful.”

:)

I also forgot Newt’s 23 books, 15 of them on Top Ten list...

I’ve got sick and tired of people talking about Newt’s “baggage”, so I’m posting his REAL baggage.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 2:55:19 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: autumnraine

“Thomas is right. The problem is how many who vote actually WATCH debates.”

In a national election?
Over 50 million.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 2:57:40 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Irenic

You know what I like most in Newt, beside his sharp mind, knowledge, experience and debating skills?

THE FACT that he is NOT a lawyer. Sick and tired of lawyer-presidents!


14 posted on 03/10/2012 2:59:53 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: no dems

“What can we do to stop him and Rick from splitting the Conservative vote”

A decisive Gingrich win in the South.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 3:11:10 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

What is Romney in regards to being a lawyer, doesn’t he at least have a law degree?


16 posted on 03/10/2012 3:11:50 AM PST by ansel12 (SANTORUM-(not Romney) "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress")
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To: Marguerite

Most of Newt’s damaging baggage has been out in the open for many years and is grudgingly tolerated whereas Obama’s baggage has never seen the light of day and has been happily and knowingly suppressed by the MSM. Hopefully whoever is the GOP nominee will dig into and fully expose all of Obama’s baggage and skeletons.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 3:12:49 AM PST by monocle
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To: ansel12

Romney is a lawyer as well. I hate lawyers in politics; they are similar with lawyers in court - the truth doesn’t matter, only to win their case does. Clinton, Obama ...


18 posted on 03/10/2012 3:14:14 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Law is like some other jobs, mostly based on “easy’ money related to personality and charisma, they attract a big portion of sleaze bags.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 3:24:16 AM PST by ansel12 (SANTORUM-(not Romney) "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress")
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To: Marguerite

This is why the GOP-e, with help from the MSM, are working so hard to push Newt out of the primary.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 3:29:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Marguerite

Preach it sister! :)

Me, too...me, too.

One doesn’t need to want Newt for president or vote for him but please... at least stop denying and trashing his accomplishments.

I had not been nasty about Santorum but I have started getting more ugly of late. I wish I wouldn’t but I starting am getting pretty ticked off.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 3:41:48 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

*am starting


22 posted on 03/10/2012 3:43:18 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic; Cincinatus' Wife; SatinDoll; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; ...

Soldiers for America - Video by BikinInMaine, a patriot from Maine USA

http://youtu.be/5qNYOvWmnv8


23 posted on 03/10/2012 3:48:31 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Romney hems and haws too much.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 3:51:39 AM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Irenic

**am starting to get

never mind. gah!

The first time I will blame my mouse, the second time I blame me.

Seriously, I don’t know if it is my computer or my mouse. I’ve never experienced this quirk. I try and highlight and delete, it jumps all over and denies me or rearranges. My highlight function is as crazy as Cooter Brown and leaves me a mess. *shrug*

Sorry ‘bout the mess


25 posted on 03/10/2012 3:56:35 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Marguerite

That song is pretty sweet!


26 posted on 03/10/2012 4:01:24 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Twinkie

The IDF blows up the leader of terror group that abducted the Israeli soldier Shalit

http://api.ning.com/files/ZUvgzV*4ET8HH4CYBMEdJFtZacT3pCjasB2amABRVH65LZpxZyoT0Cc3cgNWFZfs93ENdZ7TUV25OFCWv90FaP3ucYMnSQOR/gazaat.jpg

The liquidation of Zuhair al-Qaissi, who was blown up in his car in Gaza City along with two other terrorists, apparently from a missile fired by an IAF drone.

Al-Qaissa headed the Hamas-linked “Popular Resistance Committees” responsible for the kidnapping of soldier Gilad Shalit, and also oversaw last August’s terror attack near Eilat.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 4:05:27 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Sorry; posted it on the wrong thread.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 4:06:45 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I don’t want to imagine a Romney-Obama debate. It keeps going through my mind, but I try to stop it.

“Well, yes, Barack, but we need to tinker with a few of the details on ObamaCare to make it more like RomneyCare”.

“For the most part I agree Barack, but the details of a national firearms registry have to be worked out, including how people prove a need to be placed on the eligibility list before their firearms are returned to secure, government-controlled storage that they are permitted to access, and the appropriate waiting period before gaining that access.”

“On energy, we disagree. Gas prices should top out at $10 per gallon, not $12. We want to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, but we also need to moderate the impact on our economy.”

“What is the biggest difference between me and Barack Obama? That’s easy. He hates America and wants to transform it into something unrecognizable. I love America and wants to transform it into something unrecognizable. We’re opposites.”


29 posted on 03/10/2012 4:07:55 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Irenic
Thomas Sowell called Obama an amiable villain near the end of the interview in so many words.

I have loved Dr.Sowell for well over thirty years. He sees the political scene with unparalleled clarity.

30 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:54 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Marguerite

Amen... it is the truth and that is just a fact!

LLS


31 posted on 03/10/2012 4:15:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Twinkie

Gingrich: Obama’s Vision Is Dangerous for US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXX6qZNMREM&feature=player_embedded


32 posted on 03/10/2012 4:17:50 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Twinkie

“Romney hems and haws too much.”

Can you believe that? Mitt Romney has been branding himself as an “unofficial Southerner” in Mississippi.

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/03/09/romney-calls-himself-unofficial-southerner


33 posted on 03/10/2012 4:22:21 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Sounds like people are convinced that if Obama is defeated in a debate, he automatically loses the election! I bet most people that vote, really don’t care about the debate results...but people got to have something to grasp to.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 4:24:12 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: stormhill

“I have loved Dr.Sowell”

So have I. Always read what he thinks of issues. One of the most brilliant minds in America.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 4:24:57 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: All

“Mitt Romney has been branding himself as an “unofficial Southerner” in Mississippi.”

Bill Burton, co-founder and senior strategist of Priorities USA Action: “ Mitt Romney wouldn’t even still be in this race if it weren’t for his super PAC.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/03/08/burton_romney_wouldnt_still_be_in_the_race_without_his_super_pac.html


36 posted on 03/10/2012 4:28:06 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
No matter of Cavuto's pandering, Thomas Sowell has passed his message thru: Obama's second term is a disaster and ONLY Newt Gingrich can stop him.

Yes - and I know my intellect doesn't measure up to Thomas, but it is heartening that what mind and instincts I have are aligned with his thinking. Once Cain and Perry were out of it, Newt has been the only logical choice.

37 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:47 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Marguerite

I AGREE.I don’t give a rat’s patootie about newt’s so called baggage. As a former military instructor of mine used to say,”you can’t argue with trappers what got skins on their walls.”Newt has got skins galore on his walls. screw all the baggage counters. i wouldn’t allow Mittens to be a horse holder much less the main man. Obummer is going down with Newt’s teeth firmly embedded in his jugular. the whining on FR is beginning to sound like a cicada explosion. Come on people, buck up and get the job done!!!!


38 posted on 03/10/2012 4:42:58 AM PST by Movemout ( all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to look away and do nothing-FUBO)
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To: Marguerite

Newt is the man, thanks for posting!


39 posted on 03/10/2012 4:46:11 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Marguerite

bfl


40 posted on 03/10/2012 4:47:58 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Pollster1

“I don’t want to imagine a Romney-Obama debate. It keeps going through my mind, but I try to stop it.

“Well, yes, Barack, but we need to tinker with a few of the details on ObamaCare to make it more like RomneyCare”.

Watch the spoof Obama-Romney debate :

http://youtu.be/mv078A36t7Y


41 posted on 03/10/2012 4:53:37 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: JediJones
All the FOX hosts and RINO radio gang are constantly asking every single caller or guest...whether they will vote for him over Obama if he wins the primary

And then they will go on about electability! Of course electability is an issue. But, they act like they are the sole diviners of what is electability and how it is measured. Screw 'em. Obama is beatable! Period.

All four candidates can lose OR win against the big O. All four candidates have positives and negatives traits. Which traits do we emphasize and which do we ignore?

Look at 2010, the MSM played down the fury of the electorate, but the "pole that counts", election day, spoke volumes. There are obvious problems for Obama, blindingly obvious. Gas prices, food prices, housing values, unemployment, debt and deficit. Not to mention "fast and furious" and "Solyndra" and Obamacare(if he were a Republican it would be over already).

If the Repub's focus the campagne against Obama on the numbers alone, they will win handily, because:

Gas Prices are where we drive
Food Prices are where we eat
Housing values are where we live
Unemployment numbers are where we work
Debt and deficit numbers are where are future is

That Idiot in the white house has gotten into every aspect of our lives and spread misery.

42 posted on 03/10/2012 5:05:10 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: Marguerite
I will vote in the primaries for Newt against Romney and Paul...when it comes to Santorum I will put my finger to the wind to see what the whole thing looks like on April 24th....a long way off....

my problem with Newton is the baggage from the Govt shutdown and the reelection of BJ Clinton that soon followed...

....are they connected and was it Gingrich's fault....

....I cant say...there is so much hype from all sides on this issue....

as far as his marriages, that is his business and does not concern me.

43 posted on 03/10/2012 5:08:31 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: JediJones
All the FOX hosts and RINO radio gang are constantly asking every single caller or guest they talk to who is critical of Romney whether they will vote for him over Obama if he wins the primary...

Obama KNOWS Romney cant win!

President Obama offered his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney “good luck” for Super Tuesday.

Asked at a news conference if he’d like to respond to Romney’s comments calling Obama the “most feckless president since Carter,” Obama said: “Good luck tonight.”

After the quip got laughs from the press gallery, Obama smiled and said, “No, really. Really.”

THE _RESIDENT GETS IT!!!! those in the Republican establishment are too stupid to get it.

44 posted on 03/10/2012 5:12:47 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: autumnraine

“Thomas is right. The problem is how many who vote actually WATCH debates.”

There’s a more basic issue. It’s the criteria used by those that do watch the debates. Just because a conservative thinks Gingrich won a debate does not mean that someone else will.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 5:13:11 AM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: Marguerite

In an open venue with no special one-sided audience control, no cherry picking of moderators/panelist, he could out-debate Obama.

However, if he were the GOP nominee, this would never happen. Such a debate would be the most hamstrung, controlled debate in history. It could be more likened to a Kabuki play than a debate.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Marguerite

“Sorry; posted it on the wrong thread.”

That’s OK.

Good news is welcome wherever one finds it!


47 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:57 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: stormhill

I love it!

Cavuto - “Are you calling Obama a villain?”

Sowell - (Pause....Longer pause....VERY long pause...eyes saying [do I dare go there?]......)

Priceless!

Can anyone isolate that last bit of the clip and post it?


48 posted on 03/10/2012 5:23:44 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Movemout

Newt Gingrich Outlines the 21st Century Contract with America, September 2011:

http://youtu.be/_hd23sdf4CE


49 posted on 03/10/2012 5:29:26 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: All

21st Century Contract with America

http://www.newt.org/contract/

A Note from Newt Gingrich

“America’s exceptional nature is based on the self-evident truths contained in the Declaration of Independence. Our rights are endowed by our Creator and they are unalienable.

If we are to solve our jobs crisis and meet the challenges of the 21st century, we need a plan for national renewal based on these timeless American values.

That plan is the 21st Century Contract with America.”


50 posted on 03/10/2012 5:31:55 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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