Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich has a Gift, the ability to clearly answer questions & describe solutions to problems.
Posted on 03/11/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT by mitchell001
After watching today's Sunday News shows this morning, I was struck how gifted Newt Gingrich is in answering questions. On both Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and on Face the Nation with Bob Sheiffer, Newt smoothly and clearly answered with substance, questions ranging from Afganistan to how to get to $2.50 per gallonn gasoline. Newt also calmly, clearly, truthfully and respectfully answered how he and Santorum differed. My conclusion is that we conservative Americans should wholeheartedly support Newt for President so we can retrieve our rightful place as citizens who can truly have our wishes listened to and implemented by a President who is engaged with the problems of everyday Americans. Newt has a gift and we Americans have a choice. Do we want our children and grandchildren to continue to be made into subjects of elite leaders or do we want to allow Newt to unleash the power of citizenship for us and for our children and grandchildren?
Go Newt! When I saw him last week at the Space and Rocket Center, I was very inspired by his speech. I try to watch his speeches whenever they carry them on CSPAN or other newscasts.
I wish his gift was to get votes. Hopefully Alabama and Mississippi changes that but so far he biggest negative is getting voters to press the button for him.
No question about it. Newt is far superior in dealing with media questions loaded with collectivist, nanny government premises. And his comprehensive slate of plans on energy, taxes, Social Security, are the best.
I just don’t understand why he is not the landslide winner in the primaries, except that it seems Romney has the benefit of establishment type Republicans while Santorum is getting the Church Lady contingent. These two groups don’t really seem to vote based on specific issues, but rather a personal identification with certain aspects of candidates’ expressed values and ideology.
Im absolutely convinced that Newt Gingrich is the junkyard dog we need to rip Obama a new one and send him slinking back to his Chicago slime pit with his tail between his legs. Newt has plenty of DC experience as Speaker, executive ability from his many enterprises, and a silver tongue thats razor sharp! Hes fast on his feet, delivers it straight up with no hemming and hawing, and is often witty. His work with American Solutions was very impressive and as weve seen recently, Newt is able to put into words what the vast majority of Americans really believe. His fevered brain also has plenty of ideas for making government work better for taxpayers. Is Newt pure as new-driven snow? No - none of the presidential candidates are in line for sainthood. Whatever Newts baggage, it pales next to Obamas habitual lying and outright corruption - and unlike Obama, Newt is 100% American! Newt is like Larry the Cable Guy: send him to DC and hell Get er done for all of us. Newt has “Been there, done that! Junkyard dogs are not show dogs, but theyll save your bacon!
I am so damn mad at what Obama and his fawning bootlickers have stolen from us - you should be too - and I want someone to represent me! Newt Gingrich is that man! Sic im, Newt!
Its a pity that the most intelligent and articulate conservative cannot get the nomination. Now if he were a Democrat none of his flaws would be considered much less matter. Just hope Romney has been listening closely and has the guts to go after Obama the way Newt has done.
Santorum is barely ahead of Newt in that category. Less than 2%. Newt’s problem is strategy, not getting votes. He’s skipped states that were foolish to skip. EXAMPLE: Many of Santorum’s voters in Missouri told exit pollsters they were Newt folks who voted Santorum to beat Mitt. In other words, in true voter sentiment, he would probably still be ahead of RS without the stupid strategy of Missouri.
Now if his strategy pays off, in MS and Bama - and I do not predict it will or will not because I never liked this strategy - he would win those two or get a first or second, and give him great chance to win Texas.
At that point, he will be in great shape for over all popular support.
If not, then it will go down as one of the greatest missed opportunities of all time.
The American voter more appreciates looks now; looks, noise and camera friendly heroics. More than a record of accomplishment and historic leadership in blowing up Democrats.
It’s puzzling but I don’t, really, understand why some Conservatives favor Santorum over Gingrich. Some will tell you that Santorum has “less baggage” than Gingrich, whatever that means; but Gingrich is the more capable. Both of them are Catholic, which means that they believe in repentance and forgiveness. Shouldn’t Gingrich be forgiven his “baggage?”
Well there’s Newt’s continued support of ethanol subsidies, there’s his idea that replacing the EPA with another taxpayer funded environmental agency is somehow “conservative”. There’s the idea that planned parenthood should be defunded and the money given to private adoption services instead of eliminating the funding altogether. There are his attacks on conservatives who spoke up against his support of Dede scozzafava.....
Frankly I have to wonder why if he was the great conservative hope he claims to be, why he didn’t rocket to the top and stay there as soon as he entered the race. Its easy to see if you go back and look at the threads from when he announced that he was running.
And Santorum, because of his progressive income tax, better fits the “Socially-Conservative/Fiscally-Liberal” category.
Yep, Romney has McCain’s supporters, the folks who have the ‘sure bet’, and Santorum has the Huckabee evangelicals.
You’ll note that none of Newt’s supposed “baggage” has kept him from doing more for the Conservative cause than any other person alive today.
Certainly, those who still sit in judgement of him are sitting on their own pile of baggage, and forgetting that those whom God chose to lead his people in the Bible were far from perfect.
If we squander the God given gifts, Vision, and wisdom of Newt Gingrich, we will only hasten our own destruction.
Newt has seen every possible rat attack. He was guilty of nothing when he was run out of the House. It hasn't fazed him.
He knows how to exterminate rats, and if nominated, he will immediately grab Obama by his throat and never stop squeezing.
And yet Newt has the best arguments for a Republican to win.
Romney should have done won hands down being he ran 4 years ago and should have done plenty of preparation in them 4 years;
and a young fella like Santorum should be talking circles around all his opponents Republican and Democrat alike, and the media too, yet he struggles to make a sentence in response to a question.
Newt Gingrich new Ad: Defending Obamneycare
Republicans ran against Obamacare in 2010 and won. How can we run against Obamacare in 2012, if Republicans have to defend Romneycare?”
Hes a fighter. Hes got the right ideas to beat Obama, said Bruce Kocher, a delivery truck driver from Theodore, AL. I found my candidate tonight.
Am I the dumb one here or have the conservative voter's totally lost their minds? GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT!
Church Lady contingent? Gee aren’t you rather prejudiced?
...and I agree with all of you and your excellent points except for a couple.
We need a Patton-esque leader to stand up to the Chicago thuggery of our current (p)Resident - I'm just not sure the others have the straight talk or strategery necessary to get the job done as well.
I was for Palin (08), then Cain (12) and each have backed Gingrich. That additionally convinces me I'm on the right track.
It's not that hard to figure out. Social conservatives consider him 100% committed to the causes they care about.
‘why some Conservatives favor Santorum over Gingrich.’
Because the media convinces them - by repeating Gingrich’s ‘baggage’ and burying Gingrich’s positives, while going easy on Santorum’s ‘baggage’.
While these consertvative frown on Gingrich’s ‘baggage’, they look for something that appeals to them. Santorum comes in with his saintly talks and together with the media sweep them towards his obama-like image - only this time instead of adoring a ‘messiah’, they are adoring a saint.
It is not difficult to understand why Newt didn’t stay at the top of the race, when Mitt Romney spent over 20 million dollars in Florida alone in a carpet bombing campaign against Newt that was filled with outright lies.
Cripplecreek, you cite that Newt has supported ethanol subsidies, so has Rick. How about pointing out instead Newt’s plan for Energy Independence. It is laid out step by step on his website in a 30 minute video. Part of that is getting rid of the EPA that is riddled top to bottom with radical environmentalist. Of course, it has to be replaced with a smaller, streamlined agency of common sense people as a part of our Dept. of Energy. How utterly ridiculous to think that we would have no oversight of our environment or means to implement the Energy Independence so necessary for our economy and national security.
Rick supported funding for Planned Parenthood that had abortion funding in it. His excuse? He “took one for the team”.
At least Newt admitted that his endorsement of Scozzafava was a mistake based on bad information. He even apologized to her opponent for his mistake.
Rick has never apologized for backing Arlen Specter, who turned out to be the deciding vote for Obamacare. He instead continues to defend that decision despite the fact that he lost his Senate seat by 18 points.
Newt was responsible for the landslide victory that brought Rick into the House and gave us the first Republican Congress in 40 years. He doesn’t claim to be the great conservative hope, he just Is.
CNN interviewed a white haired lady last week, who said that if God wanted Santorum to be the nominee, Santorum would be the nominee, REGARDLESS of delegates. That’s the church lady contingent. They just know Santorum home schools his kids, and stands up against Obama trying to force religious institutions to pay for contraceptives. Which is fine and good. But Newt has made the strongest logical and legal arguments about that issue, but it does not seem to matter.
Great, he goes to church, loves his Mommy, and has a nice collection of sweater vests. Woop de Woop. Santorum would be a disaster for the economy and has no clue about foreign policy. We’re gonna get stuck with this clown, and Obama will destroy him in the general.
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Can't have any of that, much better to watch to that stuttering moron sweater vest turn beet red after watching a clip of himself come out against contraception because "It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to what -- how things are supposed to be".
Good thing Romney supporter Foster Freiss keeps funding good ole sweater vests campaign, at this rate Santorum will take his bizarre sideshow all the way to the convention and then release all of his delegates to the mormon bishop.
Do we need a General or do we need a neighbor?
Maybe he skips states because he does not have the money to hit them all. It is a shame that only the wealthy or people backed by wealth can run or win elections.
But does he split infinitives?
The money is part of it, but that’s where I disagree with the allocation. I think you can run cheap media campaigns in places like Kansas, and then take just a handful of votes and let them be magnified by the media - and that will be a better return on the dollar than buying the media markets in Bama and Mississippi.
Santorum just gave away the economy.
Yep - the chickification of our electorate --> looks and emotion over depth and substance.
Gingrich has an “all of the above” approach to energy that has had its major focus on drilling since he framed the issue in 2008.
The fact that ethanol is not highlighted in his 30 minute Energy Video is pretty self explanatory.
Its OK I fully expect the true believers to have methods of rescuing their faith through justification.
Incentives for flex fuel vehicles is nothing like incentives for the Volt. /s
“I wish his gift was to get votes.”
However, he does have a solution for this - For the opponents that have more delegates than him to quit the race.
If he can’t end up being president, he should heavily lobby to be vice-president. He could easily counter Romney’s weakness in the south, he could be a clear conservative voice and and an attach dog where necessary. He could wipe the floor with Biden in a debate (which would be watched more than Romney debating Obama), and best of all, he would again be the head of a legislative body. As president of the senate, he would take command of the legislative process in a body that needs fixing. And neither Reid nor McConnell, whichever is the majority leader, could do nothing about it.
If Gingrich can’t be president, Gingrich for Vice-President. Counter Romney’s weaknesses with strength, his moderation with conservatism, his executive experience with legislative experience, his politeness with pinpoint honesty, and his northeast and western support with his southern and midwestern support.
Both of you nailed the question as to why some conservatives favor Santorum over Newt.
Pretty good analysis.
Santorum wants to cut social security even though it will be “painful”
And, those that are pro-life know with 100% certainty that Santorum will appoint judges to SCOTUS that will overturn Roe and protect DOMA and marriage. They knew only he can be trusted with 100% certainty rid the military of open homosexuals. If you can't understand why that matters, you're not trying very hard.
Santorum would be a disaster for the economy
Based on what do you make that comment? Santorum will cut taxes, scale back regulations and allow for more exploitation of our natural resources.
Were gonna get stuck with this clown, and Obama will destroy him in the general.
Really? The latest Rasmussen poll shows Santorum ahead of Obama.
Newt is also the only candidate capable, courageous, and crazy enough to rebalance the judiciary, a task absolutely essential to getting this nation back on its feet.
If not, then it will go down as one of the greatest missed opportunities of all time.
One of for sure, but I also thought Fred Thompson was kinda a shame too. He had promise but just couldn’t get the campaigning down.
He is a teacher by profession, and can explain complex issues in simple terms. He is a problem solver, and thinks things through. He is a gift to this country as few others are, and he would be a brilliant, insightful, and eloquent president.
But, alas, there are not enough intelligent people in this country who understand or appreciate his genius. What a gift he would be at this time in history when we need a firm and measured leader who truly understands our problems, our government, and our history inside and out.