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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:33 PM

Gallup: Romney and Gingrich statistically tied NATIONALLY; two polls say Gingrich by 8 in Florida.

One week ago, Gallup had Romney by 23 points. 48 hours ago, it was by 10 points. Then by 5. The new Gallup tracking data for today says Romney 29, Gingrich 28. And that's a rolling average, meaning that Gingrich is probably in the lead by now on the national stage. Meanwhile, both Rasmussen (R) and Insider Advantage (D) have Gingrich up in Florida now by 9 and 8, respectively.

Now let me tell you why this is a wonderful thing, and why we should be celebrating.

Obama can beat either one of these guys. That's pretty much a given. Romney is an arrogant, elitist preening jackass, and Gingrich is... well, Newt Gingrich. But the difference is, Gingrich is not just arrogant and weak, he's also unstable and potentially explosive. He has the ability to get up on the national stage and not just destroy himself, but also poison every other Republican candidate for the House and Senate at the same time, by allowing out his racism, his self-aggrandizement, and his contempt not just for Democrats and minorities but for the "underclasses" of his own party. He is the self centered arrogance of George Bush mixed with the social darwinist insanity of Ron Paul.

Gingrich has the potential to completely undo the last gasp of gains the right made in 2010 by exploiting people's irrational anger and desire to lash out; he can give us back the House, secure the Senate, and put Republican Party back into the doghouse for another four years at least, as well as possibly putting a fatal stake through the heart of the militant right as a viable political bloc for a decade or more.

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Reply Gallup: Romney and Gingrich statistically tied NATIONALLY; two polls say Gingrich by 8 in Florida. (Original post)
TheWraith Jan 2012 OP
rurallib Jan 2012 #1
russspeakeasy Jan 2012 #2
boxman15 Jan 2012 #3
B Calm Jan 2012 #4
TheWraith Jan 2012 #7
B Calm Jan 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 #5
TheWraith Jan 2012 #6

Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:42 PM

1. tied on a moral scale also

and they can't go lower than the zero they have both reached.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. Since I am an individual, living in Floriduh, I feel I can speak for

the entire state. We only read the headlines, we are all rich and retired. We are super religious and very afraid of the devil.
We are all hoping that KNewt will win Floriduh in a landslide so we can get rid of the black muslim that now occupies the white house. Then, with all the new jobs, our home values will triple and we will pay no taxes on our vast portfolios.
(and a white person will be in the White House, not that we care about skin color). We just care if the person is "uppity".

You can go to dinner in any restaurant and hear that conversation, or parts of it, at the tables around you.

Please come to Floriduh and buy my house, so that I can move to a more liberal state like South Carolina.


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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. Obama will beat both Romney and Gingrich, like you said.

Romney would be tougher work, but I think he'd pull it out. However, Romney wouldn't scare people away from the Republican Party. Gingrich could potentially lead to a bloodbath in 2012, which is exactly what we need to see quicker progress. It would be to Democrats what 1984 was to Republicans.

So, for now, Newt 2012!

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:46 PM

4. Romney will win the key states to get

the nomination.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:10 PM

7. Key states like Florida? Which 538 has him rated at 84% chance to lose? nt

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

8. California, Illinois and Ohio

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:46 PM

5. wow... has any candidate risen so fast??

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:09 PM

6. To rise that fast in a rolling poll is pretty spectacular.

It basically requires that the other candidate be collapsing. I doubt it's happened this fast outside of a situation where the other candidate got caught in a very major scandal.

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