Is Newt Electable?

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Newt Gingrich, like a pumpkin hurled from a slingshot, has catapulted into the lead in the GOP nomination race.  He’s up in Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida.  Unlike Mitt Romney, he has no Enthusiasm Gap.  The base is happy with Newt – or as happy as they’re going to get – and they’re begging to see him in a debate with Obama; Obama-Newt would be Mayweather-Pacquaio, with Newt as Mayweather.

The question the GOP establishment continues to ask, however, is whether Newt is electable.  Now, predictions of electability have been dicey for the GOP establishment of late: Dole and McCain were both establishment candidates.  And even the successful GOP establishment candidates like George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush implode on reaching power, handing over the reins to radicals like Clinton and Obama.  So let’s take the GOP bigwig political forecasts with a grain of salt.

But the question itself is a good one.  Newt has so much personal baggage, he’d be better off buying American Airlines entirely than trying to check it; he’s got a history of trying to outthink the room, even if his initial instincts are conservative.  None of that will truly matter in a general election, because Newt is the Walking Dead of candidates: he’s been shot repeatedly, but won’t go down.  He’s like Swiss cheese – another hole won’t matter.  In fact, it will take a precisely calibrated character shot to take him down.

Unfortunately, this is where he’s vulnerable.  He’s not all that vulnerable on the womanizing front – if Republicans can get over it, so too can independents.  He is vulnerable on the personality front.

The liberal playbook for conservative candidates is simple: they’re either stupid, corrupt, or mean.  The easier it is for liberals to mash conservatives into that mold, the easier it is for liberals to sink them.

“Stupid” is a tough charge to fight off.  The left consistently attacked George W. Bush as a dummy – but believe it or not, it was tough for the left to label him dumb, since he had better grades and credentials than Al Gore and John Kerry.  The left attacked Ronald Reagan as an “amiable dunce,” but the rest of America didn’t see it.  When the label seems to fit, however unfairly, it’s deadly: see Perry, Rick, or Ford, Gerald.

Then there’s “corrupt.”  Dick Cheney was supposedly corrupt – “Halliburton!  Halliburton!”  Nixon was corrupt, even if he didn’t do anything LBJ and JFK hadn’t done before him.  Corruption is easier to overcome than stupidity as a label, because the burden of proof seems to lie with those charging corruption.  That’s why the charge stuck with Nixon but didn’t really stick with Cheney.

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  • The Dangler

    Of course Newt's electable….Bush and Obama were and are both bailout supporting, endless war , corporately owned prostitutes for the establishment….they both got elected…why should Newt be any different?

    • AL__

      moRon paul drone

      • juvanya

        youre the moron opposing the most electable candidate with broad appeal and sensible policy proposals. youre a sociopath who wants to steal money from me to have poor kids go murder people in other countries.

        • AL__

          In your wet dreams only

  • sal ball

    I loved that "PERP" walk on wall st of the crooks that looted our country from AIG, Lehman, and Bear Stearns! That was awesome! American Justice! OOPS! It never happened! I guess ERIC HOLDER was too busy selling weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. Didnt have time to investigate wall st crooks….. Maxine Waters husband owns a small bank that received 20 million in TARP funds. Charlie Rangel tax evasion? Kerry and his boat docking scandal saving 500,000 docking it in different state than where he lives? Corzine missing 1.5 billion in investor money. Obama wasteing 2 years forcing Obamacare down our throats instead of jobs bills and deficit reform. Pelosi and her husband using insider trading to loot our country. Many other politicians doing the same. And who could forget tim geitners OOPS! I under-payed my taxes? And who could forget the male call-boy service being run out of Barney Franks condo? There all the same ethically. DEN OF THIEVES! But Newt is worse? I think not! Ill vote for him, twice if I can get away with it. Hes the perfect match to preside over that den of thieves!

    • Old Timer`

      This is the best and "right on" analogy of Washington crooks. Lets have a new broom sweep cleen in 2012 and elect Newt. Also cleaning out Obama and his grifters will surely benefit the ills of the USA!!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Newt Gingrich​, like a pumpkin hurled from a slingshot, has catapulted into the lead in the GOP nomination race.

    Thanks to Fox News lifting Gingrich's broke campaign up from the dead exactly like it also lifted up McCain's broke campaign up from the dead as well in 2008, as Fox News is the official news network for the RINO establishment Republican Party. What does Gingrich have in common with John McCain? They are both amnesty supporters, professional career politicians, longtime Washington insiders, and very loyal RINO establishment Republicans. Indeed, Fox News exactly like RINO establishment Republicans has long been advocating that Republicans toss conservatives and conservative core principles and values under the bus in the favor of pandering to liberal Hispanic voters, because they see Hispanics as eventually becoming the largest demographic in the future.

    However, unlike McCain, Gingrich carries far more baggage with him. Thus, this time around the inevitable Obama landslide victory will be much larger than in 2008.

    candidates like George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush implode on reaching power, handing over the reins to radicals like Clinton and Obama.

    Hell, GWB and GHWB were just as leftwing and radical as Clinton and Obama, as the Republican Party morphed into the second-coming of the Dhimmicrat Party under both Bush presidencies. Apparently, this amateur pretending to be a writer isn't attuned to what is going on in American politics today, obviously because he is also a RINO establishment Republican and a not very astute one.

    The left consistently attacked George W. Bush as a dummy

    He was a dummy because he was a leftist too. In fact, GWB didn't have a conservative bone in his incredibly liberal body. Indeed, who crippled the country by doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government in response to 9/11 like a Dhimmicrat on steroids? And never mind the fact that growing government is never the solution for anything much less securing the homeland from jihad attacks.

    Indeed, if you want to secure the country from jihad attacks, outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Had GWB did that in response to 9/11 instead of declaring Islam a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists like a self-hating leftwing useful idiot so he could increase mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, not only would the country not be teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy like it is today, but all those that were murdered in cold blood since 9/11, like the victims of the Fort Hood Massacre, would all also still be alive and well today.

    All GWB did via his massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the government was create the biggest boondoggles in the history of mankind, as it didn't make the homeland one iota safer and in fact created a false sense of security that enabled GWB to further increase mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Not to mention also that his two extremely counterproductive fantasy based nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in the history of America.

    Dick Cheney was supposedly corrupt – “Halliburton!  Halliburton!” 

    He wasn't corrupt; he was incredibly incompetent like GWB.

    Oh yeah, now I remember why I never read this useful idiot writer. He is incredibly wet behind the ears.

    • Rocky Mountain

      Why don't you start your own blog, genius?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Just curious…is there anything contained in my post that you can specifically contest as being untrue, or is it you just have an aversion to the truth?

        • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

          You don't post the truth. You lie, and you lie voluminously. Go start your own blog and that way your endless comments can get the audience they deserve.

          Here's an example of an easily-refuted lie: saying GWB didn't have a conservative bone in his entire body. Yet, his positions on taxes, abortion, and SS were conservative, at least during his first term.

          You paint with a five-mile-wide broad brush and expose yourself as a pedant who suffers from logorrhea. Now go get your own blog already. Your audience awaits.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You don't post the truth. You lie, and you lie voluminously

            Really? Well then put your money where your unhinged mouth is and prove it. I mean if you are going to falsely accuse me of lying and not be able to back up what you accuse me of then it means that you are more than just a little mentally handicapped.

            saying GWB didn't have a conservative bone in his entire body.

            Apparently, you don't either, but nevertheless how do you explain that like a self-hating leftwing useful idiot GWB in response to the 9/11 jihad attacks proclaimed that Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists?

            Indeed, how do you explain GWB using the 9/11 jihad attacks as a crisis to justify doubling the size, power, and scope of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids, via the creation of the overly invasive Patriot Act, the humongous and totally useless Department of Homeland Security, the incredibly intrusive TSA, and the gargantuan and totally incompetent National Intelligence Directorate?

            Obviously, because you are a RINO stealth leftist who is also blinded by PC multiculturalism exactly like GWB, you believe that growing the size, scope, and power of the federal government is the solution to all of the world's ills just like GWB, who again doesn't have a conservative bone in his incredibly liberal body.

            Nevertheless, other than creating a false sense of security so that GWB could increase mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage and appease his Saudi benefactors at the same time, the truth is the Homeland is even more vulnerable to jihad attacks today than it was before 9/11, as the Fort Hood Massacre, Christmas Day Bomber, Times Square Bomber, and Arkansas Jihadist Attack all fully demonstrated and proved.

            Thus, other than creating a false sense of security so that GWB could increase mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage and at the same time appease his Saudi masters, he created the most massive federal boondoggles ever in the history of mankind, and thanks to those massive federal boondoggles, the country today is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy while contemplating gutting the military, which would swing the door wide open for the forces of totalitarianism to dominate the world.

            Meanwhile, because the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party are in reality two sides of the same leftwing coin today thanks in large part to GWB and his father, no one is suggesting outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage as a cure for all for our current financial woes that were created, by the way, courtesy of GWB.

            Indeed, common sense dictates that if you outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, that zero Muslims living in America as a fifth column would equal zero possibility of jihad attacks. Hence, in essence thanks to GWB we are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and even contemplating gutting our military today just so we can continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, and all without the consent and permission of the American people, and never mind the fact that in the process GWB also usurped the heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of the American people at the same time, again so we could continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage.

            As a matter of fact, had not GWB like a leftwing useful idiot proclaimed that Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, usurped our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, created the most massive and intrusive federal boondoggles in the history of mankind, and put us on the precipice of bankruptcy in response to the 9/11 jihad attacks, and instead had exercised common sense by outlawing Islam and banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, not only would the country not be teetering on the brink of bankruptcy like it is today, not only would our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms still be intact, not only would those most massive and invasive federal boondoggles ever in the history of mankind not been created, but the Homeland would be exponentially far safer from violent jihad attacks today because zero Muslims living in America as a fifth column would equal zero possibility of violent jihad attacks and all those innocent Americans too that have been murdered in cold-blood in violent jihad attacks such as the Fort Hood Massacre would also all still be alive and well today.

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          • ObamaYoMoma

            In addition, who abandoned Reagan's former defense policy of “peace through strength” in favor of Powell's more liberal and utterly insane defense policy of “you break it, you own it?” Who declared an extremely misguided and disastrous “War on Terror,” when terrorism in the Islamic world is a blasphemous offense that is punished via capital punishment because it is un-Islamic?

            Indeed, if anyone is curious why the so-called “War on Terror” inevitably turned into an unmitigated disaster that gave us the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, it's because terrorism is a manifestation of Western society only. Thus, like an unhinged delusional leftwing loon, GWB declared war on what in realty is really a Western manifestation only, and buddy it just doesn't get anymore incompetent and ludicrous than that.

            As a matter of fact, both extremely counterproductive and fantasy based nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq were preordained to fail even before they were ever implemented because they were both based on false PC multicultural myths and assumptions about Islam. Thus, today 10 years later after the 9/11 jihad attacks, thanks to GWB we are still propping up what in effect are two Sharia states that are in essence already our de facto eternal enemies, and our leftwing hijacked government is too blinded by PC multiculturalism to even figure it out.

            Nevertheless, had GWB not been a stealth leftist that doesn’t have a conservative bone in his incredibly leftwing loon body, instead of declaring a ludicrous war on what is a Western manifestation only, he would have instead instituted a policy of containing the growth, spread, and expansion of Islam, and the trillions of dollars that were inevitably wasted and the thousands of permanently maimed and dead Americans that were either maimed or killed in his incredibly counterproductive and misguided wars would not have been maimed or killed in vain.

            Indeed, with all due disrespect, I hate to rain on your incredibly delusional parade, but GWB is irrefutably the worse president ever in the history of the USA, bar none, and if you are too mentally incompetent to figure that out, then you should pull your head out of his backside and come up for air. Not to mention that in the interest of brevity, I only scratched the surface.

            Yet, his positions on taxes, abortion, and SS were conservative, at least during his first term.

            Come on, give me a break, GWB was conservative only when conservatives held his feet to the fire. Otherwise, he was a leftwing unhinged loon not unlike you.

            You paint with a five-mile-wide broad brush and expose yourself as a pedant who suffers from logorrhea. Now go get your own blog already. Your audience awaits.

            With all due disrespect, seek mental help for your severe issues regarding perceiving the world as it really is and with moral clarity, because you couldn't be anymore blind.

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  • davarino

    I listen to Newt speak and he is the smartest candidate in the field. He has answers where the others will just reiterate what we already know, "Obama bad". "democrats ruining America". He has been there and knows how Washington works. I was impressed with Cain until I realized he was to much an outsider. He would not have known how to get things done in Washington. Newt is eloquent and articulates his ideas so they are easily understood without a lot of rambling about things we already know. Yes he has baggage, but so does Nancy Pelosi. Mitt seems to have little baggage but he is milk toast. He is like Perry, he just became conservative yesterday. I would love to see Newt debate the naive Obama. This know nothing president would eventually be forced to answer each question with "your a womanizer" , "you talked to Nancy Pelosi", or "your mama"

    • Ood Timer

      I'd love a debate between Newt and Obama on even ground without any teleprompter either. Facts and truth would prevail and not "slickery" that Barry is master of !!

      • Stephen_Brady

        I love what Newt said the other day:

        "… And he can bring his teleprompter. After all, if you had to defend Obamacare, wouldn't you need a teleprompter?"

        Classic …

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Mitt seems to have little baggage but he is milk toast.

          Baggage…hmm. While it is true that Mitt has progressively flipped to more conservative positions like Ronald Reagan and most conservatives did as well as he grew older and wiser, he has never flopped back to liberal positions like Gingrich did so many times that it will literally make your spin and make you sea sick at the same time, and because Mitt happened to be a governor of one of the most liberal states in the union, each time he flipped to more conservative positions, liberals saw it as a betrayal, as a slap in the face, and as getting a knife stuck in their back.

          Thus, only primarily liberals and RINOs who support amnesty and dumping conservatives and conservative principles and values under the bus in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanic voters because Hispanics will eventually become the largest demographic in America vilify Mitt as a flip flopper. Sure Mitt has progressively flipped to more conservative positions like most conservatives as well as he grew older and wiser, but unlike Gingrich he has never flopped back to liberal positions as a matter of convenience.

          He is like Perry, he just became conservative yesterday.

          Not really, as Mitt was always a Republican, even when he was the governor of liberal Massachusetts. However, Newt Gingrich is just like Perry when it comes to amnesty, pandering to Hispanics at the expense of conservatives, and calling conservatives heartless.

          I would love to see Newt debate the naive Obama.

          Yeah…I would love to watch Newt respond when Obama inevitably starts pulling out some of those skeletons from Gingrich's rather extensive closet, which takes a mega sized warehouse just to house them all. It won't be pretty. It will be like reading the National Enquirer more than a substantial debate on the issues.

          This know nothing president would eventually be forced to answer each question with "your a womanizer" , "you talked to Nancy Pelosi", or "your mama"

          Yeah, if Gingrich wins the nomination, the 2012 elections will go about as successful as the 2008 elections did, as Gingrich and McCain are both over the hill amnesty supporting has-beens, professional career politicians, longtime Washington insiders, and loyal RINO establishment Republicans. Only this time the Obama landslide victory will be by an even wider margin, because Gingrich carries with him extensively far more excess baggage than McCain did.

          • Jim Dandy

            You really are a blabbermouth aren't you Obuma?

          • ObamaYoMoma

            And you have an aversion for the truth!

          • elihu

            Good Lord; you can write a sensible comment using only eight words. Why don't you take your epic comments to a board that may waste their time in reading them. You're comments on almost everything are taking up too much bandwidth…

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Hey dude….I have a perfect solution for you: You don't like my comments; don't read them!

    • ObamaYoMoma

      He has been there and knows how Washington works.

      Well I guess….he is the biggest Washington insider in the USA. Indeed, the organizations controlled by Newt collected over $100 million dollars last year to peddle influence. Hell, if he didn't know how Washington works or if people didn't perceive he knew how Washington works, there is no way people would pay that much for him to peddle influence.

      I was impressed with Cain until I realized he was to much an outsider.

      Cain was a not ready to be prime time candidate. He didn't have a clue. Thus, his answers consisted of 9-9-9, or I will hire experts to advise me. The only problem was he was so clueless that he couldn't tell a decent expert from a bad expert. Cain was never serious about being elected president.

      He would not have known how to get things done in Washington.

      Wow…that amounts to an endorsement for electing only professional career politicians, longtime Washington insiders, and loyal RINO establishment Republican has-beens that supports amnesty. Dude, we got into the sad and pathetic shape we are in thanks to professional career politicians, and we will not get out of this mess by electing more professional career politicians. Indeed, outside Washington Newt Gingrich never held a job in the private sector in his life, as like Obama he was a college professor.

      First, you like Herman Cain because he was a Washington outsider. Now you love Newt Gingrich because he is a professional career politicians and longtime Washington insider. Dude, you are all over the map. You need to make up your mind.

      Newt is eloquent and articulates his ideas so they are easily understood without a lot of rambling about things we already know.

      Yeah Newt is eloquent and articulate all right, especially when he explains why he conceded a debate on Global Warming to John Kerry, why he video taped a PSA with Nancy Pelosi calling on Congress to act on Global Warming, why for years he supported a one size fits all national healthcare solution that included an incredibly unpopular individual mandate, why he supported George Soros' Republican candidate De De Scozzafava over a conservative candidate in a Congressional special election, why he once apologized to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J. C. Watts for criticizing “poverty pimps” like Jackson and Al Sharpton, why he once invited Jesse Jackson to a State of the Union Address, why he appeared in public with Al Sharpton to promote liberal so-called education reforms, why he called Paul Ryan's plan to save Social Security, “right-wing social engineering, why he accepted almost 2 million dollars from Freddie Mac on the eve of the financial meltdown in 2008, why he supported Obama's war in Libya before he didn't support it, why he supports pandering to Hispanic voters by supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants, why he calls true conservatives that are against amnesty heartless, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum.

      Yes he has baggage, but so does Nancy Pelosi.

      Did I miss something? Is Nancy Pelosi also running for the Republican Party presidential nomination?

      –continued below

      • Don Kosky

        Obama mama, I bet a few years ago you were one of the guys that pointed to the thousands of world scientists that agreed with man made global warming. And I bet you went on to say that anyone who disagrees with that overwhelming “consensus” is a kook or an idiot. Now if Newt agreed with some of those scientists assertations how does that make him a bad guy? Sounds like your engaging in a “selective prosecution” with Newt. Are you condemning all liberals? Newt opposed cap and trade, he is a strong candidate and your scared to death.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Obama mama, I bet a few years ago you were one of the guys that pointed to the thousands of world scientists that agreed with man made global warming. And I bet you went on to say that anyone who disagrees with that overwhelming "consensus" is a kook or an idiot.

          Uhm…just wondering, did your mother accidentally drop you on your head when you were just a little baby? Indeed, with respect to your absurd contention that is based on absolutely nothing whatsoever, I bet you are an incredibly unhinged basket case. I mean given the insane tenor of your idiotic contention, I can only assume that you are dealing with some severe issues of some sort.

          Now if Newt agreed with some of those scientists assertations how does that make him a bad guy? Sounds like your engaging in a "selective prosecution" with Newt.

          With all due disrespect, Newt Gingrich didn't only agree with the Global Warming canard, he went much further. He undermined the conservative movement by not only conceding a debate to that loon John Kerry, but also video taped a PSA urging Congress to act on Global Warming. Hence, call it "selective prosecution" if you want, but per your first contention, it couldn't be more obvious that you are more than just a little severely mentally handicapped.

          Are you condemning all liberals?

          All liberals are mentally incompetent, sort of like you.

          Newt opposed cap and trade, he is a strong candidate and your scared to death.

          Newt supports throwing conservatives and core conservative principles and values under the bus in favor of pandering to Hispanic voters because Hispanics in the long run will become the largest demographic in America, which is why like the RINO establishment Republican Party he supports amnesty. He is an enormous flip flopper, over the hill has-been, a professional career politician, a longtime Washington insider, and a very loyal RINO establishment Republican, and he will inevitably lose to Obama in an even bigger landslide than McCain suffered in 2008, because he carries far more excess baggage with him than McCain does. Indeed, no one is more polarizing to the left and left leaning independents than Newt Gingrich. Hence, while you obviously don't care if Obama wins reelection, please excuse me if some of us do.

          • Don Kosky

            Obama mama, Being a professional career politician or a Washington insider in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing, one can make the arguement that he understands the process which is very complicated. Your implying that he was corrupted by being an insider. McCain was a lousy candidate, I dont think he had that much baggage but the financial meltdown before the election cost the gop. Newt is not a Rhino, he’s closer to a Reagan republican than senator Cain who was rated as the most left of the republicans who was endorsed by nytimes. Obama was rated as the most far left. Newt has a 41% support from tea party candidates in Iowa. He is the best for this country, I just heard him again on Greta tonight and his answers are informational and brilliant.

    • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

      Please tell me that you don't vote. The logic of being "too much an outsider" escapes me.

  • StephenD

    Whoever gets the nod must be able to quell the fear that will be generated that they intend to take away grandma's medication and close schools for the inner city kids. It will be portrayed that they will only be interested in building the military by way of lucrative contracts to their friends in the industry. Get past this noise and you may be heard. Stop the easy votes of those on the dole and the elections suddenly become fair. No taxes = no vote. If you don't pay, you have no say. Do that and the country turns around regardless of who gets the nomination.

  • BS77

    Read an interesting column by Ramesh Punnunu (National Review)…featured in various media outlets…..Republicans will REGRET nominating Gingrich. I see J McCain pouting about the upcoming Trump sponsored Debate…but no matter, Trump is my favorite candidate, although it is unlikely he will run. Romney is probably the ONLY Republican who can win. Paul? Forgeddaboudit. Bachmann? She's a true conservative but cannot win. Gingrich? A career politician, inconsistent, narcissistic, and grandiose….Trump is tough, clear and very sharp….He would make a terrific president, I think. But this is just my opinion.

    • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

      And it is also your opinion about who can win and who can't win. Thanks for playing.

      • BS77

        Like most people, I am very concerned about the future of the US….I think Donald Trump is very clear about what this nation needs in terms of leadership, economic strategy, foreign policy, reductions in government bureaucracy, spending and waste. I think most people just want someone who can be effective in restoring American greatness.

        • elihu

          I agree with your assessment. Whoever the R nominee is, if he wins the election, he'd (she'd – naw!) better be a fierce warrior with a lot of body armor!

  • Ken

    What is best for our country? No person is perfect. We must elect that person that can lift this country to it's greatness it is. Anyone of the Republican's now running for President is better than Obama. Newt has answers. Newt has leadership capabilities. Newt has intelligence, God Bless America. Ken

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Newt has answers. Newt has leadership capabilities. Newt has intelligence, God Bless America. Ken

      Yeah right…Newt has tons and tons of excess baggage. Newt is an over the hill professional career politician. Newt is a longtime Washington insider. Newt is a very loyal RINO establishment Republican. Newt has flip flopped when convenient so many times between conservative and liberal positions in his career that it will literally make your head spin and make you sea sick at the same time. Newt supports dumping conservatives and conservative core principles and values in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanics by supporting amnesty and because Hispanics will eventually become the largest demographic. God Bless America.

  • mrbean

    Newt Gingrich is far from perfect, but, compared to Reverend Wright's and Weattherman Bill Ayer's mentored idiot and office buddy, respectively, he is a a shining beacon on a hill for all that is great about America.

  • BLJ

    If Newt ends up being the nominee he needs to remember to go after Obama's piss poor record as President. One does not have to be "mean" to do this. Just state the facts and let Obama try to defend it.

  • tedder

    Obama's poll numbers are lower than Carters, he has lost the independents, support in every coalition group has severely diminished, several supporters have publicly advised him to step aside so someone else can "save the party," yet supposedly he still formidable candidate who going to be tough to beat? A sure sign of a Dole/McCain like mentality.

    A moderate republican and a liberal Democrat have one thing in common: they both hate conservatives. A moderate Republican would rather see a liberal Democrat in office than a conservative Republican.

    • NotaBene

      Guess what – Obama isn't running against himself. Just because someone doesn't approve of the job he's doing does NOT mean they will automatically vote for a different candidate. if you look at the direct head-to-head matchups, Obama beats every single Republican by a wide margin.

  • Stan Lee

    The "Old Guard" Republicans are dismissing Newt because they have already selected "their candidate." The RNC cautions Republicans not to make defamatory statements about Obama! Can you believe it? Newt attacks Obama,I say why not? Obama has it coming, even if the RNC is lily-livered.

    I have not donated to the RNC for almost three years and don't plan to do so. I do donate what I can to Conservative candidates or groups like Senator Jim DeMint's Conservative Fund. At least with DeMint, I'm sure no money will go to any RINO's!

    It's unfortunate that while we try to elect Conservatives, which are desperately needed, at the same time we have strife with the RNC. If you would have phoned the RNC in the recent past, and asked who were the best candidates, you would not have heard Newt Gingrich's name. The first name I was told was "Mitt Romney."

    If it's a choice between Romney and Obama, in the end, I'll give Romney my vote. But, at this point in time, I do not prefer Mitt, I prefer Newt. Overall, the mission is to oust Obama!

    • elihu

      Personally, I'd rather see us elect Alfred E. Newman than Mr. Plastic (Romney).

  • steven l

    He is a TOXIC asset.

  • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

    Newt is a flip-flopper extraordinaire (see: global warming). Like Romney, he can't be trusted.

  • Don Kosky

    What happened this week with the Nancy Pelosi comment is a perfect example of why we need Newt and why Newt can win. Nancy Pelosi comes out and says she was in a room for a year reading documents on Newt and pretty much threatens to leak what she finds. Newt comes out, thanx her for the early Christmas gift and confidently scolds her and says “that would clearly be a violation of house ethics rules and I would hope other house members would call her out”. Hes brilliant because if anyone had a doubt that Newt and Pelosi are friends, that thought is over with. Newt has the other house members fighting for him by pointing out Pelosi’s violation of house ethics. He seems confident and hes a fighter. We are at war and Newt won’t back down to anyone.

  • Steve

    No.

  • juvanya

    No he isnt. Romney is Kerry.

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