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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:06 PM

Newt Gingrich now way out in front in Florida. I think he is the GOP nominee

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/fl/florida_republican_presidential_primary-1597.html

Last two polls, the only ones since South Carolina, have him up on Romney by 9 and 8 points respectively.

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Reply Newt Gingrich now way out in front in Florida. I think he is the GOP nominee (Original post)
stevenleser Jan 2012 OP
spanone Jan 2012 #1
stevenleser Jan 2012 #2
mikekohr Jan 2012 #20
Motown_Johnny Jan 2012 #3
luckyleftyme2 Jan 2012 #12
RoccoR5955 Jan 2012 #4
hifiguy Jan 2012 #5
stevenleser Jan 2012 #15
Poiuyt Jan 2012 #22
Raffi Ella Jan 2012 #6
Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #7
KamaAina Jan 2012 #26
ecstatic Jan 2012 #27
Spazito Jan 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 #9
stevenleser Jan 2012 #11
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #10
stevenleser Jan 2012 #18
AlinPA Jan 2012 #13
jeff47 Jan 2012 #14
MineralMan Jan 2012 #16
stevenleser Jan 2012 #17
Ilsa Jan 2012 #19
11 Bravo Jan 2012 #21
Bruce Wayne Jan 2012 #23
tsuki Jan 2012 #24
book_worm Jan 2012 #25
eissa Jan 2012 #28
stevenleser Jan 2012 #29

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. they want the meanest s.o.b to take on Obama

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. I think you nailed it.

They think the Snarker in Chief makes a good candidate.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

20. Palin Reduex

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. I dunno, Barney Frank has not lived that good a life.

 


Mitt has so much money he can drag this out a while and Newt might have a "Dean Scream" moment.

Nevada might be good for Mitt since he has roots to Utah, and Michigan a week before Super Tuesday too.


I think both are terrible candidates so I really don't care that much. I think the way to run against Newt is to run against Reagan and his legacy. I would love to destroy that myth once and for all so I guess I would rather have Newt win, but Mitt is fatally flawed too.


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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:30 PM

12. he's the same old con artist


the two sides of NEWT

NEWT HAS TWO SIDES : WHAT HE CLAIMS AND THE FACTS!

And with all the current bank bailout deals which are destroying our nation from within, do we not recall that Newt Gingrich is the Granddaddy of bailing out banks and set the stage for bank bailouts back in 1991 when he hooked up with other progressive RINOs in Congress to pave the way for bailing out savings and loan institutions to the tune of $40 billion?

How about the $52 billion for agriculture program subsidies and food stamps? Is this not spitting upon the defined and limited powers granted to Congress? And, what part of our Constitution allows federal revenue to be appropriated for public housing and “community development”? Or the $ 200 billion plus Gingrich voted for the Departments of Labor, HHS, and Education? Do these misappropriations of federal revenue supported by Gingrich not bother real conservatives? I’m more than certain they do not disturb RINOs and progressives, as a matter of fact RINOs and progressives embrace these misappropriations

WHAT TO BELIEVE? NO PROBLEM JUST CHECK HIS RECORD ! SEE HOW HE LEFT WASHINGTON IN 1998!

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:14 PM

4. Wait till they find out all of his details

 

Then it will be more the other way.
If Noot does get the nod, I'd like to see him confront Obama in a debate. Obama would have Noot's lunch for him.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:19 PM

5. There would be nothing left of the Gingrinch

 

but a pair of smoking shoes, like the cop who looked into the trunk in "Repo Man."

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:36 PM

15. I hope you guys are right.

Sometimes the electorate surprises you. I dont think independants and moderates will appreciate Newt's snarkiness, but again, sometimes folks surprise you. Like when they voted for 'W'. And yes, I know he didnt win. Still, 49% of the country voting for that idiot was surprising.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:26 PM

22. Don't be so sure

Newt is very intelligent, and mean. He can handle himself quite well in a debate. Obama is intelligent but not so mean. It will be up to the liberal PACs to reveal what Newt is really like.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:20 PM

6. I do too.

It's hilarious listening to the GOP establishment tear him apart. Romney is especially funny with his sputtering indignation about how BAD Gingrich is. I read that Gingrichs' camp has started telling Romney he needs to back off Gingrich so as not to hurt him in the general -

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:22 PM

7. Newt's problem is his ballot exposure.

I'm not sure what the numbers are, but apparently Newt is not running in all of the states? If so, I'd be interested in knowing what states he's not on the ballot and how many delegates are not available to him. It would be hilarious if Newt continues to clean Mitt's clock, but can't get a nominating majority of delegates because he missed the deadlines to be on the ballots.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:41 PM

26. He's not on the ballot in Virginia.

 

This is particularly hilarious because he lives in Virginia.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:02 PM

27. He's not on the ballot in Virginia and Missouri nt

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:24 PM

8. You may be right but...

Romney was way ahead in South Carolina after the New Hampshire primary and look what happened. There are still 8 days to the vote and, as we have seen, anything can happen and probably will, lol.

President Obama will beat either of them, Romney or Gingrich, so I am just stocking up on while watching the circus that is the repub primary.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:27 PM

9. but 30% of the votes have been cast already by absentee

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:29 PM

11. That is the one wrinkle. It will be interesting to see how it shakes out.

Good point though.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:27 PM

10. Still a long way from super Tuesday

Gingrich hasn't really been a target for that long, considering all the other drivers that have had a turn driving the clown car. Once the public starts getting educated on all of Newt's fuckups and flip-flops not to mention his mental breakdowns, he's not going to be so attractive even to the rubes.

Really the best case scenario is that the GOP nomination will remain in contention till super Tuesday. This will deplete the GOP super PACs and kill any monetary advantage they might have had in the general election. Newt would certainly be the easiest to defeat, but a cash starved Romney will be almost as easy to defeat.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:59 PM

18. I really think the Repug electorate has decided they dont care

Anything thrown at him will be dismissed as coming from that biased Liberal media.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:42 PM

13. Romney's head is probably spinning around. Gingrich has stopped him and is on his way

to the nomination. Santorum and Paul can't touch him either.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:44 PM

14. Newt's got two enormous problems

1) He's not on the ballot everywhere. Hard to get delegates when people can't vote for you.

2) He hasn't really been attacked yet. GOP establishment + Romney are now going to pull out the knives. In response, Newt will make a nuclear blast look mild. Newt is at his least appealing when he's counter-attacking and he is fundamentally unable to resist the urge to counter-attack. Plus, all his dirt will start coming out.

That said, as a Democrat I would love for Newt to be the nominee. Obama would crush him.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:38 PM

16. Early days yet. I wouldn't start figuring on a

candidate until after Super Tuesday. If the GOP elite want Romney, they'll get Romney, I think.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:17 PM

17. I don't think so. The right-most 40% of the party has been dying for someone to rally around and I

think they have finally and permanently decided on Newt.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:25 PM

19. Rep. Grayson was on The Ed Schultz Show and he said

Gingrich has a long way to go to catch up. He said that Floridians do a lot of absentee/ early voting, and so most of those votes would go to Mitt.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:06 PM

21. Stop it! You're giving me a hard-on, and my wife has to work late tonight!

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:32 PM

23. February is long month this year. Plenty of time for Newt to open his mouth again.

It's not like he's about to run out of scandals. Everything Mittens has on him is gonna be coming out now. Of course Mitt has no real punch in him. But he does have Karl Rove & Fox and the full nasty Rightwing establishment on his side now. Newt has only the Tea Party amateurs and his own unpleasant working demeanor to rely on until the Super Tuesday primaries. There's plenty of time for this volatile field to shake itself up again.

Newt's the favorite, to be sure, but he ain't no show-in yet.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:35 PM

24. Barf. nt

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:39 PM

25. too early to say--remember at start of SC, Mitt was leading in the polls.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:19 PM

28. Sadly, Newt will not be the nominee

Oh, how I wish he could be, but the numbers aren't in his favor. Even if he takes Florida, he's not on the ballot in Virginia, and most likely will not win the northern states (not as many evangelicals), and definitely not the western ones (higher population of Mormons west of the Mississippi.) Still, I hope he does as much damage as possible until Super Tuesday

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Response to eissa (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:29 PM

29. If I were like Romney, I would say "$10,000 bet?"

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