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  • In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base

    03/02/2012 12:44:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | March 2, 2012 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ..."I guess about the only way I can describe him is unlike any politician we had ever encountered," Reed said. "He would come in, speak to your group, keynote the banquet and afterward go to the suite and stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking strategy with you." A generation of Republican politicians recalls listening to cassette tapes featuring Gingrich's talking points as they drove to campaign stops, and dialing in to weekly national conference calls to hear his advice on how to sell conservative programs back home. "He changed the whole formula here. Candidates were starving...
  • NRO Symposium: The Mesa Debate (Hunter Baker: Newt won hands down)

    02/23/2012 3:19:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2012 | HUNTER BAKER, and 8 more
    [snip]...... Instead of being prepared for obvious attacks on his record (especially with regard to earmarks), [Santorum] made the terrible mistake of trying to explain a complex issue with natural-soundbite negatives to an audience who did not want to hear it. He almost dragged the whole group down, as both Gingrich and Paul attempted to clarify the matter. Romney wisely stayed the course in the role of an indignant foe of the practice. Santorum also sounded like the kind of conservative who wants to deal with government programs he doesn’t like by enacting other government programs. It didn’t play well....
  • Rick Santorum says Barack Obama is 'a rock star' ruling America like King George III

    02/22/2012 2:35:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2012
    Leading in the national polls and within striking distance of scoring big victories in Michigan and Arizona next Tuesday, Rick Santorum is portraying himself as the little 'guy from a steel town' who will stop Barack Obama from accumulating regal powers. 'Back in 2008, the American public at a time of crisis went for a rock star that they believed could solve their problems, someone that they believed in to make a difference in their lives,' he said at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day lunch in Phoenix, Arizona. 'This election, Americans are going to go back to what we've done...
  • Reagan's 'Rosebud' (Ronald Reagan stopped the Communist Party in Hollywood)

    02/14/2012 2:44:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | February 13, 2012 | Molly Hemingway
    All self-respecting Ricochet readers will want to go read this amazing story published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine (!) about how President Ronald Reagan came to understand the threat of Communism in Hollywood and develop effective strategies for fighting it. After cultivating a relationship with former movie-industry union chief Roy Brewer, reporter John Meroney obtained access to his voluminous archives filled with private correspondence, speeches, congressional documents, Communist Party newspapers, transcripts of testimony from executive sessions and minutes from closed union meetings. Meroney discovers Reagan's "Rosebud," as he puts it, since the information explains so much about why President...
  • Keystone, Obama, and Leadership

    02/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST · by JimPrevor · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 9, 2012 | Jim Prevor
    Yet despite all this, the gist of Nocera’s column is not to chastise the president for making a bad decision, he, instead, blames our “poisoned politics.” In fact, he explains away the president’s decision: "I realize that President Obama rejected Keystone because, politically, he had no choice. My guess is that, in his centrist heart of hearts, the president wanted to approve it. But to give the go-ahead before the election was to risk losing the support of the environmentalists who make up an important part of his base…" Of course, to say that President Obama “had no choice” is...
  • Newt speech just on CSPAN-Hispanic Leadership Conference!

    01/27/2012 9:19:56 AM PST · by mtrott · 27 replies
    January 27, 2012 | Self
    I thought Newt just gave a masterful speech, touching on the need to look south and reach out to Central and South America and improve relations and commerce with them, support and encourage democracy and free enterprise. He also highlighted his economic plan and how he wants to encourage entrepreneurship in all communities, including Hispanics. He came out strong in support of using all forms of non military measures to support the rise of freedom in Cuba. He received frequent applause throughout.
  • What Nancy Pelosi knows about Newt Gingrich

    01/26/2012 6:03:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 26, 2012 | Robert Laurie
    To conservatives, she’s public enemy number 2. Only President Obama himself elicits more anger and outrage from those on the right. While she’s constantly decried as a monstrous villain, she’s been unfortunately effective for the left, particularly in ramming the unpopular Obamacare through Congress. Republicans have been woefully ineffective at minimizing her power and even though she’s no longer the speaker of the House, she’s remained the most visible Democrat other than the commander in chief. So, when Nancy Pelosi claims to “know something” about Newt Gingrich, it’s easy for nervous Republicans to joke that they’re surprised to learn she...
  • The GE Years: What Made Reagan Reagan [Newt said this book explained Ronald Reagan's leadership]

    01/26/2012 4:48:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    George Mason University History News Network ^ | January 8, 2007 | Thomas W. Evans
    After November’s elections, Senator John McCain, former Congressman Dick Armey and others called for a return to the principles and policies of Ronald Reagan. At the time these policies were first advanced, many observers believed they constituted a revolution. But how did Reagan himself come to these views and where did he learn to translate them from one man’s vision into governmental policies and acts? In my book, The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of his Conversion to Conservatism, I trace Reagan’s evolution from liberal to conservative, from actor to politician. The changes...
  • The Sarkozy Effect

    01/24/2012 4:46:33 PM PST · by Cincinna · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2012 | Roger Cohen
    In the other election of 2012, the one more imminent, there are only two words worth remembering. The first is leadership. The second is change. The rest, as the French say, is du blah-blah. If the French decide leadership is more important in a time of crisis they will grit their teeth and re-elect Nicolas Sarkozy. If they want change from a president never close to their hearts, they will — as Samuel Johnson said of second marriages — embrace hope over experience and elect the Socialist candidate, François Hollande. On the face of it, Hollande, slimmed-down and cultivated in...
  • Leadership = Communication. Need Gingrich to Speak Clearly to help Americans clean up Obama mess.

    01/15/2012 6:42:25 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 16 replies
    January 15, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Remember Ronald Reagan the Great Communicator. In my opinion, he was a great leader, because he was a great communicator. I the GOP primaries, Newt Gingrich is by far the best speaker, orator, and communicator. Since he espouses the conservative values, methods and action plans that we mostly agree with and since he does give the best, most interesting and easy to listen to speeches, he has the potential to be the best candidate against Obama and to be the best president to help we Americans to clean up the mess made by the Obama administration. Also, Gingrich is not-only...
  • How Jesse Helms Made the Reagan Revolution Possible (Where's Jim DeMint)?

    01/12/2012 2:42:09 AM PST · by personalaccts · 11 replies
    The Carolina Journal ^ | March 22, 2011 | John Dodd
    How Jesse Helms Made the Reagan Revolution Possible Helms was key to securing Reagan victory in N.C. primary 35 years ago By John Dodd Mar. 22nd, 2011 WINGATE -- Thirty-five years ago, on March 23, 1976, voters in North Carolina helped shape the course of history. Their decision to support the presidential hopes of former California Gov. Ronald Reagan in the Republican presidential primary kept Reagan in the race for the 1976 GOP nomination and opened the way for his 1980 election as the 40th president of the United States. Why did North Carolina voters choose Reagan instead of his...
  • Allen West: It’s about time we change the leadership in DC

    12/23/2011 6:40:07 AM PST · by izzatzo · 26 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/24/2011 | RightScoop
    Well I tell ya Greta, give me the opportunity to be in leadership in Washington DC and I think you’d see something different. Because coming out of the military, we didn’t go home until the mission was complete. So maybe that’s what the American people need to understand. It’s about time we take a chance with some of the young leaders that we have sent to Washington DC and move away from this establishment rhetoric and this game that they play in Washington DC.
  • BLANKLEY: Newt’s past and future leadership

    12/20/2011 10:35:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | By Tony Blankley
    Candidate has already proved his high office credentials as House speaker Almost all political commentators agree on one thing: The Republican presidential campaign is unlike any we have experienced. It is not a campaign of steady trends and continuities, but rather of emotional reversals and discontinuities. Perhaps this is so because the past three or four years have been a shocking time of discontinuities and reversals for America. Really, America has been bewildered, shocked and disoriented since Sept. 11, 2001. The economic collapse and the unprecedentedly statist policies of the past three years have just compounded the anxiety. The rise...
  • Newt's Past and Future Leadership

    12/14/2011 11:40:53 AM PST · by wildbill · 6 replies ^ | 12/14/2011 | Tony Blankley
    The GOP primary voters reflect this helter-skelter search for leadership. And I predict that when the general electorate is engaged in the general election campaign next year, the independents and some Democrats will reflect the same desperate confusion and search for the right kind of leadership for these treacherous times. But what kind of candidate is most likely to make sense of the terrible events and forces that weigh down our country; be capable of vividly describing our plight and what needs to be done; and convince the public that he or she has the intelligence, courage, experience and sheer...
  • Perry turns Israel argument back on Obama [biggest applause of the Iowa debate]

    12/11/2011 3:36:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 11, 2011 | Rick Perry
    Gov. Rick Perry's entire statement about the "loss" of our drone [1:20] Bonus: Perry: Washington DC is the problem [1:16]
  • Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" (Debate video)

    12/10/2011 8:00:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 169 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12-10-2011
    Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" December 10th, 2011 "The idea this president now, with Iran getting one of our predator drones in their possession, and he had opportunities -- he had two choices. Actually, he had three. He chose the worse. And those two opportunities he had was to either retrieve that drone or to destroy it. And he did the worst of the three. And he did absolutely nothing. And the Russians and the Chinese will have our highly technical equipment now. This president is the problem, not something Newt Gingrich said." VIDEO...
  • The China Myth and Rick Perry

    12/02/2011 12:27:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    EIB ^ | December 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We're starting in Johnstown, Colorado. This is David, and thank you for waiting, sir. I appreciate it. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It's an honor and a privilege to be on your program. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I am responsible for three factories in China and have been for the last year and a half and so I've spent about two-thirds of my time in China, and what you see in China is a veneer of prosperity over really a mountain of poverty. RUSH: Prosperity over a mountain of poverty. CALLER: Because once you get outside of...
  • Perry vows real change if elected ("Uproot Washington" - red meat speech coming Tuesday)

    11/15/2011 1:54:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | November 14, 2011 | Mike Glover
    ...[Perry] vowed to "uproot the three branches of government and overhaul government. "They each have contributed to the demise of America," Perry said. Perry has scheduled an Iowa speech on Tuesday where he plans to lay out details of his overhaul. But he told the activists it will be sweeping and form the basis of the case he will make to activists who will show up for Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. "The question for Iowans in 50 days is not whether to embrace change, but for Iowans to decide who is the most credible messenger for that change," said Perry....
  • Perry Takes a Page from The Gipper

    11/13/2011 5:24:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | November 12, 2011 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Taking a page from Ronald Reagan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday sought to use humor to rebound from his much-noted debate flub earlier in the week. That flub, a 53-second brain freeze that was replayed endlessly on news shows, had him forgetting the name of the Department of Energy, the third federal agency he pledges to eliminate. So Perry was quick to cut off CBS’ Scott Pelley, one of the debate moderators in South Carolina, when he began a question, saying, “Governor Perry, you advocate the elimination of the Department of Energy. If you eliminate the Department of Energy...”...
  • Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates

    11/12/2011 11:42:39 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 201 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    Gov. Rick Perry stated at the outset of his presidential campaign that he is running for president based on his principles and leadership accomplishments, not his oratorical skills. Media focus on his debate missteps deliberately ignores Perry's record and charisma. America's third president - Thomas Jefferson - was a lousy public speaker. He was literally a genius, and his singular eloquence as a writer is seen in his prose in the Declaration of Independence and other writings. But Jefferson was no speaker, so much so that he only gave a couple speeches in his entire two-term presidency. He was so...