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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:21 PM

Newt Gingrich On Mitt Romney: 'I Would Have Probably Done Better' Against Obama

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich blames Mitt Romney for being a bad candidate.

More than that, he blames the Republican party for fostering a corrosive culture that produced Romney as its candidate. The former House Speaker argued that the GOP has grown stale and introverted, putting itself on the wrong side of history on issues like immigration and painting itself into a corner on others, like gay marriage.

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Gingrich, whose staying power in the Republican primary has surprised many observers, was Romney's most acerbic critic during that intraparty contest. He would go on to play the role of dutiful soldier during the general election, only to revert back to form a month and a half after the national contest ended with Romney losing handily.

"I think either Perry or I would have probably done better ," said the former speaker, exhibiting a bit of his trademark braggadocio.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/newt-gingrich-mitt-romney_n_2337895.html



Certainly would have been a more convincing Tea Party kook...

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Reply Newt Gingrich On Mitt Romney: 'I Would Have Probably Done Better' Against Obama (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2012 OP
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #2
brooklynite Dec 2012 #15
lastlib Dec 2012 #22
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #31
lastlib Dec 2012 #32
Javaman Dec 2012 #3
aint_no_life_nowhere Dec 2012 #4
LongTomH Dec 2012 #5
swayne Dec 2012 #6
kimbutgar Dec 2012 #7
lastlib Dec 2012 #33
ehrnst Dec 2012 #8
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #9
Ter Dec 2012 #10
DallasNE Dec 2012 #11
catbyte Dec 2012 #12
question everything Dec 2012 #13
BeliQueen Dec 2012 #14
thesquanderer Dec 2012 #16
and-justice-for-all Dec 2012 #17
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #18
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #19
Rob H. Dec 2012 #20
JitterbugPerfume Dec 2012 #21
Quantess Dec 2012 #23
truthisfreedom Dec 2012 #24
Ash_F Dec 2012 #25
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #26
RZM Dec 2012 #27
madokie Dec 2012 #28
undeterred Dec 2012 #29
John2 Dec 2012 #30
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #34
bobhuntsman Dec 2012 #35
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #36
Thor_MN Dec 2012 #37
Mc Mike Dec 2012 #38

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. You keep thinking that way Newtie.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:25 PM

2. Ol' Newt's ego has inflated to parade balloon dimensions again.

I doubt he'd have done any better than Mittens. He's just as awful, but a different sort of awful; he wears his lunacy on his sleeve, while Mittens concealed it under a hard plastic shell.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:36 PM

15. Maybe it's just being drawn to scale...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:06 PM

22. We could think of him as the GOP's Hindenburg...

full of gas, going down in flames........

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Response to lastlib (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:19 PM

31. Oh, the Newtanity....

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:58 PM

32. :ROFL!!!

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(you're good, Vel!)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. The sociopath thinks he could have out sociopathed the sociopath. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:31 PM

4. Newt would have made himself a magical charm filled with tannis root



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:32 PM

5. This guy has a 'Super-Jovian' ego!

Nerdy note: 'Super-Jovian' refers to planets larger than the planet Jupiter in our solar system, or to super-sized egos like Newt's.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. OUCH Mitt, this kind of nonsense has GOT to hurt.

 

Gingrich is crazy. The GOP didn't even vote for him to beat Romney. How the hell was he supposed to get near of beat Obama.


Silly fool.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

7. He has so much baggage who did not have a chance in hell; what a delusional statement from a crazy

Nasty ill tempered man and a womanizer who dumped his two ill ex wives. Yeah once people got a real sniff of who he is they would have run away from him in horror.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:05 PM

33. He would've lost by forty points.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:36 PM

8. You lost to the guy that lost to Obama, Newt.

This is not March Madness, asshole.

YOU LOST.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:37 PM

9. His campaign still owes people nearly $5 million

http://query.nictusa.com/pres/2012/Q3/C00496497.html#SUMMARY

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s campaign owes creditors close to $5 million, according to his Sept. 30 filing with the Federal Election Campaign.

Gingrich, who used private planes and luxury hotels throughout his failed bid for the Presidency, managed to pile on another 50 grand in debt after his campaign ended, the reports reveal.

“Newt live large on other people’s money,” GOP strategist Al Waring tells Capitol Hill Blue. “That has always been his style.”

The overdue bills from the Gingrich campaign bills include fees for advertising, ballot fees, event expenses, consulting, legal fees, telemarketing, travel and web hosting. Gingrich also stiffed some states when his checks for ballot fees bounced.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/45386

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:42 PM

10. No way

 

He would have done significantly worse.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:53 PM

11. Newt Couldn't Win Even With Adleson's Billions Behind Him

Perry was a joke as a candidate.

If Republicans wouldn't vote for Newt in the primary what makes him think that he could have done any better in the general election. In fact, Newt is showing here just why he didn't win. Maybe if Adleson would have put his money behind Santorum the Republicans would have had a different candidate but still not a winner in November.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:53 PM

12. LOL. Gingrinch is the most stale Republican of all.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:01 PM

13. Say Good Night Newt

You had your fun. Now it appears that you and Calista are selling children books. Just go back and spend money at Tiffany.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

14. ROFLMAO

Well not literally since I'm a work. But I did get a hearty chuckle just from the title.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:40 PM

16. braggadocio?

That implies he may not fully believe it himself... and I suspect he does. It is almost a compliment to say that Gingrich is basically full of hot air, when in reality, I think the truth is closer to that he's delusional. Grandeur and otherwise.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

17. Keep telling yourself that loser..nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

18. I think he has a point

In the 1st debate, Willard utilized a tactic that Newt excels at: spewing bullshit. And it worked, for a bit, to shift the momentum of the race.

Gingrich practically invented the Gish Gallop. He can spread hundreds of lies in a limited amount of time all the while sounding authoritative and professorial. The key is, as George Costanza said, "It's not a lie if you believe it."

Gingrich is an unattractive, old, overweight, morally repugnant man, but he's a better liar and propagandist than prettty-boy Romney ever was.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:09 PM

19. Run again Newty!

Democrats are petrified of you and cower in your brilliance.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:24 PM

20. ...says the thrice-married serial adulterer

He has so much baggage and so many skeletons in his closet the GOP would have been crazy (well, crazier) to even think about actually nominating Newt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:37 PM

21. yeah , right Newt

you're a real winner

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:13 PM

23. He has a point.

I don't think he would have done any worse. He may have been able to gin up a little more enthusiasm in a few voters, anyway.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:29 PM

24. An over-ripe avocado could have done better than rMoney.

Big whoop.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:51 PM

25. Gingrich 2016










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Response to Ash_F (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:28 PM

26. I keep getting him mixed up with the Grinch...

but then I remember the Grinch had redeeming qualities.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:52 PM

27. I highly dobut that

 

He and Lil' Ricky would have been blown out even worse.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:07 PM

28. He really said that?

what an idiot

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:22 PM

29. There is no end to the egotism of the Malignant Narcissist.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:53 PM

30. He kept

 

supporting Todd Akins and called Obama lazy. There is no way he would have won. Newt needs to look at who voted for Obama again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:56 PM

35. At first I thought it was an Onion headline. . .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:26 PM

36. Easy to say that after the fact.

Not that Romney didn't do things that everyone knew were stupid as he was doing them, but still.

Please run again Newt!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:01 PM

37. So if only his own party hadn't rejected him,

the entire country would have accepted him? The delusions of the conservatives never cease to amaze me. He couldn't convince people that actually think in the same twisted way he does that he was the best.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:30 AM

38. His head's so big coz he carries a whole different world around inside it. nt

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