Skip to comments.WOLF: Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack
Posted on 03/10/2012 9:53:17 PM PST by iowamark
This wouldn't be the first time the media missed the real story. In the wake of a split Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum scored wins against each other, but it was former Speaker Newt Gingrich who single-handedly drove President Obama into panic mode...
And then there was Newt Gingrich, the Lazarus of the presidential campaign, as the Drudge Report recently called him, ready to rise once again. 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...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
“$2.50 Plan” commercial:
Newt speech: “$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs: An Address by Newt Gingrich”
He doesn't have an agenda, does he?
Great article! Go Newt!
My son visited Newt this evening in his hotel room - Newt was checking the news on his IPAD !
Son is a Ron Paul fan but was taken by Newt, said he was a true gentleman and a nice man and is seriously considering changing his vote !
Red headed step children.
I’ve met Newt also. Good guy..
The word for Obama is mendacious.
And, as Big Daddy said, I can “smell mendacity” the minute Obama opens his mouth to give some claim or another.
His script writers are high-fivin’ it behind the teleprompter as Obama reads out his partial truths, playing on the ignorance of his public that knows little of the full story. The full story that gives the lie to all of his claimed accomplishments.
Just more Presidential Glitz and Spritz. Perfume to mask the smell of decay and mendacity.
I fear that after Newt Gingrich concludes his consolation speech at the Orlando convention, every second delegate will turn to his neighbor and say, "oh my God, we nominated the wrong guy."
I think there’s little disagreement that Newt is the most effective communicator and has the best ideas.
Unfortunately, sometimes what he communicates is that he is a nutjob. He also has the worst ideas, with possible exception of some of Mr. Paul’s.
But it requires listening to Newt for more than 30 seconds if you honestly want to understand him.
It would appear that Newt is the only politician on the planet who is not allowed to have made friends, made enemies, been unfaithful, raised two wonderful daughters, changed churches, spoken up, stayed silent, listened, looked, studied, criticized, praised, asked questions, given answers, caused confusion, solved problems, started debates, ended stalemate, shut down the government, reduced taxes, reduced spending, won election, resigned from office, written books, read books, recommended books, learned stuff, taught stuff, raised funds, spent his own money, admired others, disapproved of others, been funny, been serious, been argumentative, been conciliatory and God forbid - been human.
Like the South, Newt will rise again! We need him—flaws and warts and all. Better a flawed Conservative that a polished RINO—or a well spoken Progressive/Communist.
“he is a nutjob.”
Sorry fella, I’m not impressed.
I don't know what nine bad ideas Newt has. Perhaps you're referring to his session on the couch with Nancy Pelosi. He himself admits the photo shoot was stupid but one can say only with the advantage of hindsight that belief of scientific claims of global warming was stupid. In fact, the science remains disputed to this day. Gingrich opposed left-wing remedies for global warming. The idea of global warming is a question of scientific fact, not political opinion. The reaction to global warming, if one accepts the science which supports it, is to provide conservative solutions.
Nor is it crazy to suggest the next conflict might well be fought and won, or lost, in space and it makes a great deal of sense to divert a portion of a massive defense budget from wasteful boondoggles to the real theater.
As to Gingrich's speech concerning space, it is easy to dismiss the speech in sweeping generalities but the particulars of the speech make sense. Gingrich was not advocating federal programs on large-scale but a federal private partnership stimulated, not with massive government subsidies, but with limited prize money. This idea is not particularly attractive to me, but it is not crazy.
Were you referring to something else?
This is the best argument FOR newt I have seen.......It’s the truth, but the media won’t talk about it
President Obama just lost his first “Debate” with Newt. Folks, if we end up with Romney or Santorum getting the nomination over Newt Gingrich, shame on this nation. What a national loss that will be.
I would have said the same of Lincoln back in his day and look how he turned out: One of our best who saved the Republic!
Unlike any of the other candidates, Newt is Life Tested and has the wisdom that comes from experiencing both absolute success and absolute failure.
Many experience the first and are destroyed by the second. Not Newt. He's back, and with better ideas. And why are his ideas better?
No one in the race understands the country and American and world history as well as he does and none understands and speaks the language of Americanism and American patriotism as well as he does.
We need someone who can teach us back to our foundation, to help us to reconnect with/to what made us the beacon of freedom and prosperity. That is the counter to the progressives and their Marxist/communist transformation.
The person we need as POTUS is Newt Gingrich.
I much prefer Newt to any other candidate in the race. Knowing full well his propensity to shoot from the hip.
Have been warned about falling for my desire to see him dismember Obozo with his speech and wit. But it is something I cannot bring myself to not want to see. An irresistible urge.
Absolutely loath Mitt Romney. Phoney. Having stated that, I will not vote 3rd party if he is nominated. But I already told at least 1 GOP national official, that if Mitt is forced on us, after the election I will find another party that wants to save the nation.
I would go to the polls this November and pull the lever for Newt with a little enthusiasm. The others. Not so.