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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:26 AM
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Newt Gingrich to Get Big New Hampshire Endorsement
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 07:13 AM by Tesha
Source: Fox News

Fox News has learned that former speaker of the U.S. House and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will receive the coveted endorsement of the highly-influential New Hampshire newspaper "The Manchester Union Leader," an endorsement Republican rival Mitt Romney has adamantly sought.

The endorsement of the conservative newspapers' editorial board places an exclamation point on Gingrich's impressive surge from has-been GOP contender to front-runner, and sets him apart as the new anti-Romney candidate amongst his competitors.

Gingrich has now fully reached a pinnacle as a front-runner. He shares this title with Romney, who has established himself as the consistent man to beat by the amorphous GOP field.

The endorsement suggests Gingrich has the potential to beat Romney in the New Hampshire primary. This "first in the nation" primary is considered to be a must-win for Romney.

<more>

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/27/gingrich-get... /



The story goes on to describe the current NH polls that still
show Romney far, far in the lead with 41% while Gingrich and
Paul are tied for second at 14% each.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:32 AM
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1. You really can't get much stankier than the Onion Leader (R)
The original right wing clap trap fish wrap.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:37 AM
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2. Oddly enough, The Liar itself doesn't announce online who they chose -- you have to buy their...
...toxic fish wrap to find out.

Hence my use of Faux News.

Tesha
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:00 AM
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3. "Adamantly" sought? Never saw that usage. Did they mean "ardently?"
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:28 AM
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6. Fox is like Newt: both use big words to sound smart.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:28 AM
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13. "and the stupid think he's smart..."
On This Week with Christiane Amanpour, New York Times columnist
Paul Krugman gave his two cents about why Republican support is
beginning to coalesce around Newt Gingrich, with a snarky barb
thrown in for good measure.

It was his time, the Republican base doesnt want Romney and they keep looking for an
alternative, and Newt although somebody said hes a stupid mans idea of what a smart
person sounds like, but he is more plausible than the other guys theyve been pushing up.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/paul-krugman-newt-gingrich-i...
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:13 AM
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14. I agree. He wasn't refusing to run? Weird usage.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:03 AM
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4. foxnews.com's writers are atrocious......This crap is almost unreadable.
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 07:04 AM by marmar
And not just because of the odious content.


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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:11 AM
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5. I would giggle my ass off if Romney lost NH. n/t
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:57 PM
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17. I doubt that will happen.
He has a lot of "favorite son" glow among NH Republicans from his
time as the Governor of neighboring Massachusetts.

Tesha
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:01 AM
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7. It's a done deal -- Here's the AP's story
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gFA6N...

New Hampshire Union Leader backs Gingrich

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press 12 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) The New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Sunday editions, signaling that rival Mitt Romney isn't the universal favorite and that the state's largest newspaper could reset the contest there with six weeks to go before voters cast their ballots.

"We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing," the newspaper wrote in an editorial that was as much a promotion of Gingrich as a discreet rebuke of Romney.

"We don't back candidates based on popularity polls or big-shot backers. We look for conservatives of courage and conviction who are independent-minded, grounded in their core beliefs about this nation and its people, and best equipped for the job," the newspaper continued.

Romney enjoys a solid leads in New Hampshire polls and remains at the front of the pack nationally. A poll released last week showed him with 42 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. Gingrich followed with 15 percent in the WMUR-University of New Hampshire Granite State poll.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:03 AM
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8. The Union Leader is highly effluent. So is Fox.
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 08:05 AM by TheCowsCameHome
That's true.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:34 AM
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10. So?
They both still have a huge influence here in New Hampshire.

Tesha
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:16 AM
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9. Most of us knew
the "Family Values Guy" would bubble to the top at some point.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:36 AM
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11. The Liar has never liked Romney and they make clear every election cycle.
I'm not sure what their beef is, but the publishers and editors at
The Liar are deeply Christo-Fascist so it might be the Mormon thing.
Better a slime ball Christian serial adulterer than a Mormon cultist.

Tesha
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:23 AM
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12. just read this tweet...
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 09:39 AM by Tesha

Wow, a paper that has endorsed the eventual NH primary winner 3 times since 1976 just picked Newt!
Tell me more! #politicogroundhogday
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:27 PM
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15. They endorsed Buchanan twice and Forbes
Not a great track record of picking winners.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:48 PM
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16. That old bag Nackey Loeb's rag endorsed Pat Buchanan in 1996
He won NH and didn't do much else.
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