Skip to comments.Gingrich Outshines Romney, Santorum on Energy Policy
Posted on 03/25/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT by conservative98
All three candidates joined Tommy Tucker on WWL Radio in New Orleans this morning and discussed the topic of erosion in Louisiana affecting the nations energy supply. Governor Mitt Romney admitted to not being sufficiently briefed on the issue. Like Romney, Senator Santorum also admitted to not being familiar with the issue.
Newt, on the other hand, responded to the same question from Tucker by outlining a two point plan for maintaining and revitalizing Louisianas offshore drilling and energy industry, admitting it is an issue on which he has been briefed again and again.
Additionally, Newt gave a speech today in Port Fourchon, the Gulfs Energy Connection, on an extensive American energy plan and the need for an increase in offshore drilling, including in Louisiana.
Trip Gabriel from the New York Times tweeted about the huge difference in knowledge.
Newt taking the others to school...
In what scenario does Gingrich stand an actual chance? I genuinely want to know.
He outshines them both in every way!
Except the one that counts right now......
Listen to the interview. The long term strategy is very simple. Romney is not getting delegates at a rate that will allow him to automatically win the nomination. The St Louis Cardnials last year were 10 games out with 28 games to go. The key is they didn’t quit. Newt’s solutions are better than Romney’s and Santorum’s. Newt is going to keep campaigning. The media had him counted out before. He will be back again.
Try and follow along a little better how about it? This thread is NOT about electoral chances, it's about who gives our nation an actual chance to move out of this morass. And again, we find out that only Newt does.
You may not understand economics and reality enough to figure this out on your own, but understanding energy is likely the single most important thing the next President can understand.
NONE of Rick's freedom dreams have a chance in hell of coming to pass without energy independence. They just simply cannot happen if we are imprisoned by the price and volatility of the oil markets. Sorry. Reality is what it is.
Now back to your regularly scheduled electoral snipes...
With due respect, the notion that “delegate count” is the “one thing” that matters now is sort of following along with the liberal media’s idea that it is the game, the contest, that matters above all.
Setting aside the election for a moment, not having Newt lead the charge on energy will probably be devastating for our country regardless of who is winning or losing in delegates or votes.
We live in a Republic, we do not have a king - we do not have a dictator (yet). These discussions on energy are the most important discussions we can have and Newt is far and away the best at this discussion. Let this go on.
Newt has the brains to make sweeping changes and energy ranks way up there on his list. Too bad the voter's dont see that but it won't be the first or last time the best candidate lost an election. Romney and Santorum are not even close to being in Newt's class. My hope is that whoever wins will use Newt in a capacity that will make great progress in turning this nation around and back on the right track...a great mind is a terrible thing to waste
I'm not sure you do actually want to know... but in case you really do...
If neither Milt nor Rick get 1144 then there is a very real "actual chance".
Looks like Milt gets it though. I wish Rick had done the deal w/ Newt to keep Milt out.
AMAZING! Newt wrote about the erosion, was briefed on it..studied it and had an excellent solution..so tell me why he didn’t win in LA? it just doesnt make sense.
Great interview and too bad the voter’s down there were not aware of Newt’s solution...what is going on?
None, he wont get delegates and third place finishers wont win brokered conventions.
This article is bunk. Newt has a two point plan on stopping erosion (I am assuming the soil erosion) in La? And if it was a good plan, why just mention it exists, why not detail it?
Do you always talk like an arrogant jackass, or just on the internet?
Just a question that bears examination.
A citizen who is looking for a candidate whose personal knowledge base of history's long struggle for individual liberty includes America's Revolutionary Period, and the ideas which sustained and resulted in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution--that citizen possibly recognizes that Gingrich's "big picture" responses in debates are a sign of such understanding.
Many ordinary Americans have, for many years, been concerned about violations of their liberty by an out-of-control government. As a result, they may have undertaken independent study and exploration of the Founders' writings and speeches. If so, they want to "preserve" (conserve) those ideas which gave birth to liberty in America.
They are looking for a fellow "conservative" who speaks the language and sees current issues through the eyes of the Founders' principles of liberty.
Just a thought. . . . .
[ In what scenario does Gingrich stand an actual chance? I genuinely want to know. ]
Newt is NOT a Union Stooge.. like Willard and Santo..
Newt wants to disassemble the federal givernment.. (Unions Power base)
Willard and Santo DO NOT.... its easy an decision really..
Are YOU a Union stooge OR NOT..?
If not... Newt is the ONLY choice..
Union stooges ....you know.... like Zerodamus.. Barry Half-White.. Barry the Sock-puppet..
..... Hmmmmmm .... maybe!! But next to nobody has even heard of Newts energy policy!
Freepers are probably among the most informed and thoughtful Internet surfers and that is obviously why we love Newt. We share his love of history and knowledge of the Founders.
Ponder this: the percentage of loyalists (supporters of the king) during the Revolution has been estimated by historians to be as great as one third of the population. That's about the same percentage of know-nothings we still have in this country. No matter what the issue every poll shows one third always vote wrong.
Do you always butt into long running conversations where you are totally ignorant as to the background between the conversants, or just on the internet?
Oh, see post 8 also.
Just trying to save the Santorum haters a little time.
I dont care about post 8, or Newt, or Santorum. But every time I see your posts, you’re talking down to people, and it’s pretty annoying.
So you don’t care about any of this - and it annoys you - and yet you come around and feel the need to comment. Insanity?
See, thats the attitude right there.
Sorry but that’s kinda dumb, exactly how long do you think the average interview lasts?
If he had a plan, it should be posted someone, especially on newt.org.
Is that your only complaint, you expect every candidate to have every plan posted on their website?
Who’s your candidate, I want to compare your candidate’s ‘plans’ posted on his site against those plans currently posted on Newt’s site.
Let’s see if your candidate has a plan for the erosion control? I’d bet your candidate isn’t even aware of the issue much less have a plan for it.
My point was the article was stupid for bringing up a plan with no details on a very specific issue of erosion in La that a President cant fix.