Gingrich on Romney: “Why would you want to nominate the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?”

posted at 4:50 pm on January 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

A cute zinger which Romney will instantly destroy as soon as he reminds people of where this same logic would have gotten us in 1980.

“Why would you want to nominate the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?” Newt asked a standing-room only crowd in Myrtle Beach, S.C…

Gingrich then challenged Romney to a 90-minute, one-on-one debate “anywhere in the state” of South Carolina on Friday night. He said they could sell $10 tickets and donate the proceeds to the charity of Romney’s choosing.

“There is zero chance he’ll take it,” Gingrich said. “He won’t debate and the reason is simple, he can’t defend his record as governor.”

He’s attacking Romney’s alleged electability here, which is fair enough, but I think it’s too late to change public perceptions about that now. Check out these three data points from today’s Fox News poll. Point one: Republican voters are, understandably, placing more weight on electability as the campaign heats up.

Point two: Not only are tea partiers willing to support a nominee who isn’t ideal, they’re considerably more likely to make that compromise than the average Republicans is:

That jibes with what Scott Rasmussen found when he surveyed Florida, where fully 94 percent of tea-party likely voters say they’ll back the eventual nominee versus just 77 percent of Republicans generally who say so. Job one for TPers this year is beating Obama, even if that means holding their noses and voting for you know who.

Finally, point three: The race for the nomination lurches onward but the race to convince voters who’s most electable is well and truly over.

Yeah, granted, Romney’s numbers there are a product of wins in Iowa and New Hampshire and would take a hit if Gingrich upsets him in South Carolina, but he’s almost certainly going to rebound in Florida 10 days later. He leads by 17 points there in the new ARG poll out today and has all the money and organization he needs to bury Gingrich. At worst he’ll go three for four in the early states, including a win in the last and largest of the four, which will leave him still looking like the most electable candidate in the field come Super Tuesday. In fact, go read this depressing Nate Silver number-crunch of Romney’s national numbers claiming that no one who’s had a lead this large has ever gone on to lose the nomination. Exit quotation: “Thus, although Mr. Romney would help himself to lock up the nomination with a win South Carolina, it is not clear how vulnerable he would be even with a loss there. Polls normally become considerably less volatile after New Hampshire as voter preferences become firmer, which means that Mr. Romney’s Republican rivals have already missed their best window to upend him.”


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evergreenland on January 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Study after study has shown that America is largely centrist tilting slightly to the right. He will move to the center to pick up soft dems and independents. Good strategy.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

It’s this simple: constitution, economy/jobs/debt, security

When these are addressed the others follow. Otherwise they don’t even register on the radar, not even as a blip.

Also, other people’s lives/bedrooms are none of my business.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

You cannot be this naive. Constitution ? are you serious? do you think main stream America is voting for constitution? No ! They will vote for ever Miley Cyrus or the Kardashian’s tell them to vote for.
And your disinterest in other peoples bedrooms, while honorable, is not how most American’s see things. Enter Reality TV- and Palin’s family.

The electoral distortion is coming bigger and better than 4 yrs ago, and thinking the Palin type of smear saga was an isolated event- well its not. You are an outlier. Its the middle that get to decide. Newt is a turn off in this game. He doesn’t even freakin know how to smile. Mittens does.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

See my facts noted above, please. Romney was really a moderate.

uhangtight on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

The polls show Mitt beating Obama or close will change once Mitt is nominated,they will be showing Obama rising and what will Mitt do ?

evergreenland on January 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Obama rising is America sinking.

Obama may have the dead and illegal vote sewn up, but too many people will be watching for fraud.

Besides, the Supreme Court is going to overturn Obamacare right before the election.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

For some reason they fear Mitt…

I wonder why?

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

uhangtight on January 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I Was too young to vote when Reagan was governor besides I lived in Ohio, but I voted for him in the 80′s and am more than a pssing student of his life. The immigration thing ended up wrong not becasue of his actions or intent but rather the administration by other people. And as far as working with the Democrats…he only allowed things to go forward when passing the legislationclearly swung the circumstance and results into CONSERVATIVE territory.

RedLizard64 on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Gingrich then challenged Romney to a 90-minute, one-on-one debate “anywhere in the state” of South Carolina on Friday night. He said they could sell $10 tickets and donate the proceeds to the charity of Romney’s choosing.

Wow. So Newt Gingrich, a man I greatly admired since the ’90s has been reduced to behaving like a punk itching for a fight and a carnival barker selling tickets for the sideshow. Next up, he’ll be channeling Charlie Sheen.

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

uhangtight on January 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Did you read this…in this thread?

Stop the feeble comparisons of “The Legacy” Mitt Romney to Ronaldus Magnus. There is none. Reagan was a Conservative.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Well, he wasn’t always, and in his second term he made a few dire mistakes, slipping on his conservatism.

Romney still isn’t one.

But to compare anyone to the great RR is risible.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Not only are tea partiers willing to support a nominee who isn’t ideal, they’re considerably more likely to make that compromise than the average Republicans is:

That’s not really surprising, is it AP? Those who identified as TEA partiers almost always maintained their priority was the economy and small government. The TEA party machines (Express, Nation, etc.) have repeatedly tried to impose social conservative issues on to the TEA party and have been repelled on each attempt. The individuals who identify as TEA Party have said they too have social conservative values, but that is not their priority in this election.

Texas Gal on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Coronate Romney.

Obama, the media, incl. Fox, will love you.

Britt Hume has a brown face by now. Also, don’t get close to him. He stinks.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/10547-romneys-bain-capital-owns-media-giant-broadcasting-limbaugh-hannity

Green eyed Lady on January 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

He doesn’t even freakin know how to smile. Mittens does.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

No wonder the land is on this pivot, toward the abyss. Keep watching Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Before the primaries started I was hoping Gingrich would get in. Have been very disappointed with his campaign and actions. It is kind of sad.
Thank goodness the nomination process helps expose the ones that don’t have a chance.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

For some reason they fear Mitt…

I wonder why?

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Only TEA partiers (TEA = taxed enough already) fear Mitt. All ohters don’t. You can have him.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

More piling on Newt. Not surprising. I see much more of this and I’ll just say to hell with it and go bowling on election day.

Oh and by the way, yes Reagan did lose to Ford, but he was someone running against an incumbent President of his own party and in a historical context did remarkably well. His performance was so good that it could almost be described as a victory of sorts.

Reggie1971 on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Gallup.com 1/12/2012:

Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This marks the third straight year that conservatives have outnumbered moderates, after more than a decade in which moderates mainly tied or outnumbered conservatives.

We are still a Center-Right nation.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

He doesn’t even freakin know how to smile. Mittens does.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Btw, most of the time, especially under pressure, Mitt has the look of being constipated without relief in sight.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Thank goodness the nomination process helps expose the ones that don’t have a chance.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

You are very consistent. You play the game, repeated to perfection, from 2008.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

We are still a Center-Right nation.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Yes, that is what I said earlier in the thread. Big difference between center right and far right. When people ask “why can’t we get a true conservative nominated?” they need to remember that about the electorate.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Roy, No. Now go vote for a liberal, you little Marxist.

jubalearly on January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

He doesn’t even freakin know how to smile. Mittens does.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

If BHO farted in Mitten’s general direction, Mitt would find a way to savor the moment.

Hence, I do not support Romney.

I want a candidate that will declare a fart a fart.

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

You play the game, repeated to perfection, from 2008.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Between the economy tanking, McCain running a chaotic campaign and the gaffes by Palin were you really surprised?

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

We are still a Center-Right nation.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

So what? The so-called ‘independents’, because they are anythinb but, will sell you every time.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

We are still a Center-Right nation.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

explain why a right wing nut has never been nominated to head the republican party since Reagan. I wouldn’t even consider Reagan a right nut since he never saw amnesty he didn’t like

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This is not quite a Hail Mary pass by Newt..But it isclose..:)

Dire Straits on January 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I completely agree. It is one thing to call out another candidate when you are sitting at the top. When you are behind (as Newt is) it comes off akin to a yappy little dog challenging the alpha male.

Newt killed his chances when he started calling Romney a liar and throwing temper tantrums. He doubled down and lost when his “friends” decided to air a Michael Moore-like documentary. He amy or may not be doing damage to Romney but he isn’t doing himself any good. 2012 is not 2008 nor is it 1994. The issues are all different and Newt has yet to make the case that he has solutions to today’s problems.

The bottom line is that Republican voters are going to vote for whoever wins the nomination. It isn’t like voting for Obama is a viable alternative. The nation cannot afford another four years of socialists, communists, and anarchists.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Surprised? I’ve been shocked ever since. I might never recover. Such ineptness and charlatanry s/b forbidden.

Alas, the land deserves what is going on, fully.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Bradky, also, the land deserves it because it’s self-inflicted. The looters and the moochers will destroy her. The squishes from the right enabled it then and do it again now.

Sad, very sad.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Conversely, why isn’t Obama wildly popular like Clinton was with the Democrats? I think it has to do with his obvious embrace of the far left whereas Clinton was a centrist. Whether he believed it or not is not the point, he recognized the electorate and played it well.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM

A Conservative can still be elected. However, they will have to do what Reagan did…go around the MSM, the Libs, and the GOP Elite, and communicate with the American people.

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Schadenfreude
I liked Dire’s comment on the last page. You never know it may work. For the record, I don’t like our situation either, the abyss really scares me. This torture thingy sucks.

Bmore on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Green eyed Lady on January 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Another reason to dislike Romney. Clear Channel has ruined music radio.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

No wonder the land is on this pivot, toward the abyss. Keep watching Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

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When’s the last time you went outside ?? Next time you do ask 10 people who Joe Biden is. You’ll get 2-3 correct answers. 35-40% of Americans don’t graduate high school. Do you think they give a rats rump about the constitutionality of recess appointments? Are you dumbfounded when you turn on the TV and see the moronic crap that is culturing the youth?
.
There are gonna be 120 million Approx. votes cast for president. How many are gonna care more about the Tiffany mistress than say – welfare reform?
That’s your reality.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Actually, I consider myself an “independent” because the idiots in the GOP keep abandoning us social and fiscal conservatives to pander to other groups. The term independent keeps getting applied to displaced Dempcrats who are too far right to be comfortable with their own party. I would suggest that it is time to broaden what exactly is meant by “independent.”

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

RedLizard64 on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

You say conservative territory and I say this still ended up with as a moderate action. That is what happens when conservative ideals are compromised. Moderation exists and sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes this is a very bad thing (amnesty). Amnesty was not a conservative action but very liberal one.

As I said: Believe me, I voted for him as President and do think he turned things around for a season. But, he left us with the fiscal nightmare of illegal immigration and he did ‘compromise’ with the Democrats to get things done. Reagan was not a perfect conservative and I am tired of people’s skewed perspectives of history clouding today’s reality.

No Mitt is not Reagan as there will never be another and there is none in this field that even comes close. His Charisma has not been matched, even the faux charisma that is Obama was not akin to Reagan.

However, we do not need a Reagan, but a Washington today. I know many think we need another Abraham or Reagan, but we do not. We need a Washington, one that is willing to sacrifice it all for the Republic. Washington was the least likely, but found the courage through his Faith and through the circumstances that shaped him. That is what we need and I can see that does not exist in Newt or Santorum. I had hoped Perry would be more than he was ‘an opportunist’. That being said, I will stand behind Romney.

uhangtight on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

kingsjester on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

In all seriousness KJ you and I are probably not all that different in views with what I think is one key difference. For me the presidency has been allowed to become more powerful than was ever intended. Citizens put all their hopes and dreams on an individual when in practice they should be paying attention to their congressional reps and senators, who long ago lost the stones to exercise their important role in government. It is easier for them to ascribe it to opposition parties than to admit they are lazy and only interested in re-election.

The more things handled at state level from roads and infrastructure the better for the country at large. Because with that approach the citizens actually have to get engaged with what is going on.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Oh and by the way, yes Reagan did lose to Ford, but he was someone running against an incumbent President of his own party and in a historical context did remarkably well. His performance was so good that it could almost be described as a victory of sorts.

Reggie1971 on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You are absolutely right about that.

I will say this, too. I’m glad Reagan lost to Ford in ’76. Because of Nixon and Watergate, I don’t think any Republican could be elected to the Presidency that year.

kakypat on January 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I wouldn’t have much of a problem with Romney if I thought he could beat Obama. But his record of flip-flopping, Bain, Abortion and the dog abuse scandal will make it a shoo in for Obama.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Gingrich on Romney: “Why would you want to nominate the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?”

Hillbillyjim on Gingrich: “Why would you want to nominate the guy who lost his mind and sat next to the Pelosi in solidarity with the AGW hogwash?”

hillbillyjim on January 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Bmore on January 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Dire is a funny wise owl :)

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

No worries, I’ve seen the world, much as it disgusts me. Sad, very sad that we support all the idiocies/idiots. They will continue to mooch and the looters will continue to keep them in the modern day plantation.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I switched years ago too, out of spite toward the weaselly righties. I agree with you on terminology. I fully believe that no leftie is truly liberal/progressive either.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I wouldn’t have much of a problem with Romney if I thought he could beat Obama. But his record of flip-flopping, Bain, Abortion and the dog abuse scandal will make it a shoo in for Obama.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Romney not only abused his dog he also abused workers by raiding pension funds

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

That’s your reality.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Shouldn’t that read?; That’s your the reality.

Bmore on January 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM

angryed on January 16, 2012 at 5:13 PM

You are the nastiest thing HotAir has seen since “capitulist”. Luckily she got banned. I hope your time is coming.

BettyRuth on January 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Answer: Because the last time Republicans did that, we got Ronald Reagan.

RedSoxNation on January 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Between the economy tanking, McCain running a chaotic campaign and the gaffes by Palin were you really surprised?

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

McCain was a set up, Bradky. Destined to lose.

We’ll take Romney if we have to. But we’ll defeat Obama and shove Romney so far to the right, it’ll make your head explode.

ABO and his ABW wife 2012.

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/10547-romneys-bain-capital-owns-media-giant-broadcasting-limbaugh-hannity

Green eyed Lady on January 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

You’re doing it wrong.

Bain didn’t get their hands on ClearChannel until after Romney left the company. The people currently at Bain who do have part ownership of the media giant that broadcasts Limbaugh and Hannity are the same ones who are giving more money to Obama than to Romney. So Limbaugh and Hannity are right now advancing a secret liberal agenda for their Obama-contributing masters. That why Rush treated Herman Cain like a serious candidate and refuses to give up on incompetent dregs like Rick Perry: those are the people the Democrats at Bain want to run against, not Romney.

See how easy that was?

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Newt’s out to lunch. He’s almost as clueless as Obama. Mitt will beat Newt for the nomination and than send Obama back to Chicago.

Roymunson on January 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Newt’s the only not-Romney left, so I’m all in for Newt.

He’s the last best chance that this country won’t go all the way down the crapper. Maybe not much of a chance but the last best one.

SarahW on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Btw, most of the time, especially under pressure, Mitt has the look of being constipated without relief in sight.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You don’t think Mitten’s knows his life gets turned inside out when the Chicago machine takes aim??

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Newt has double-crossed conservatives and stabbed us in the back too many times to be trusted EVER again.

Now that he’s willing to attack capitalism for his own personal political gain, he’s dead to me.

Adjoran on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

explain why a right wing nut has never been nominated to head the republican party since Reagan. I wouldn’t even consider Reagan a right nut since he never saw amnesty he didn’t like

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I’ll take this one.

It’s because the usual suspects keep picking “who’s next” regardless of common sense and logic. McCain proves the point. Ramennoodle is fixin’ to prove it again.

BTW, your presentation of the term “right wing nut” is rather ironic, considering your tendency towards extremist leftism and the irrationality that your position implies.

———————-right wing nut

hillbillyjim on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

to do that you would need a significant majority of the house and senate republicans to push him “so far to the right”. TP reps are the minority faction of the GOP and the senate has very few TP reps.

Keep saying that but you will be wrong.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Obama will defeat the Mormon

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM

More religious tolerance from the sanctamonius left? Why religion anyways, did you lose your race card somewhere?

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Obama has a great chance of beating Mittens… but that’s not the reason America is in this mess. They have turned their backs on God and yes electing a Mormon will had to America’s coming judgment.

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Obama has a great chance of beating Mittens… but that’s not the reason America is in this mess. They have turned their backs on God and yes electing a Mormon will had to America’s coming judgment.

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Are you serious, Clark?

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Romney will defeat Obama and this will be a step back from the brink of turning America into a socialist workers paradise. The next step is for the TEA Party Congressional 1st termers to expunge RINOs from Congress. Perhaps by 2016 or 2020, a true conservative President will emerge.

Right now, Obama has got to go and Romney has the means of making this happen.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

That’s your reality.

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

It’s not my reality. Thanks Bmore!

It sadly is our reality. We pay direly for it.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I agree Newt’s already on record as RUINING EVERYTHING once before. Maybe he learned something. Maybe his place in history depends on it, and hes vain enough for that to matter to him.

SarahW on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

explain why a right wing nut has never been nominated to head the republican party since Reagan. I wouldn’t even consider Reagan a right nut since he never saw amnesty he didn’t like

liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The “right wing nut” as you call them have a fear of God in them, where as people like you will soon learn to fear God.

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Obama has a great chance of beating Mittens… but that’s not the reason America is in this mess. They have turned their backs on God and yes electing a Mormon will had to America’s coming judgment.

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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Its lucky for the Mittigater that he is NOT a right-wing Social Engineer then!

FlaMurph on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Ok – Newt is done, he still is and will always be the debate king – I guess we forgot about that – but as a consertive Republican – why do I feel like I am going on a cruise…

not-ur-avragejoe on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Is this pompous windbag and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich still running his big mouth?

I’ve had it with this loser. Romney is beating Newt at every turn, and all Newt can do is throw hissy fit after hissy fit.

GO AWAY, NEWT! YOU ARE A LOSER!

bluegill on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

hillbillyjim on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Thank you.

p.s. the leftie is good for HA Capitalism.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

In 2008 the mindless electorate would have discarded anyone that was running against their chosen messiah.

rplat on January 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Is this pompous windbag and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich still running his big mouth?

I’ve had it with this loser. Romney is beating Newt at every turn, and all Newt can do is throw hissy fit after hissy fit.

GO AWAY, NEWT! YOU ARE A LOSER!

bluegill on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Second look at Newt?

hillbillyjim on January 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Newt: Don’t vote for the guy who lost to the guy that lost to Obama. Instead vote for me, the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama.

Yeah, right.

Ruiner on January 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Is this pompous windbag and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich still running his big mouth?

I’ve had it with this loser. Romney is beating Newt at every turn, and all Newt can do is throw hissy fit after hissy fit.

GO AWAY, NEWT! Is this pompous windbag and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich still running his big mouth?

I’ve had it with this loser. Romney is beating Newt at every turn, and all Newt can do is throw hissy fit after hissy fit.

GO AWAY, NEWT! YOU ARE A LOSER!

bluegill on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

bluegill on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

CORRECTED

not-ur-avragejoe on January 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

In 2008 the mindless electorate would have discarded anyone that was running against their chosen messiah.

rplat on January 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Exactly. Anybody who is tryig to spin it otherwise is being completely dishonest.

Roymunson on January 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

GO AWAY, NEWT! YOU ARE A LOSER!

bluegill on January 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

That’s the whole point of this thread. Romney lost to McCain. He also lost to Teddy Kennedy. I think Romney is the loser.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Obama has a great chance of beating Mittens… but that’s not the reason America is in this mess. They have turned their backs on God and yes electing a Mormon will had to America’s coming judgment.

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Are you serious, Clark?

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

If you have read the Book you would know its not me that’s saying this but God. I’m just realaying the message. (1 John 5:7-12 KJV)
You asked so this is why I gave you my source. You can disagree, but that won’t change anything. Not trying to get in a argument …

Shain1611 on January 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM

explain why a right wing nut has never been nominated to head the republican party since Reagan.
liberal4life on January 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Yesterday, these words were used by the real-life Kerry when he called Bush and the Republicans “assorted right wing nut jobs.”

Huh. Really Bush was not a RW nut job? So the left was lying with all their anti-Bush vitriol?

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I think Romney is the loser.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Who is leading right now? Who has been the choice of the American GOP voters? Mike your guy lost . Live with it. He is the loser.

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Keep saying that but you will be wrong.

Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I’ll tell you what is wrong. Barack Obama’s agenda is wrong for America. He is a joke, hia wife is a joke and this entire administration ia a joke.

Bottom line, buttcacke: Barack Obama ia a joke. You can either eat that buttcacke or choke on it.
Either way you’ll eat it.

Yes, I said it.

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

McCain benefited from the GOP’s proclivity to nominate the candidate whose turn it is. McCain thought 2000 was his year and spent the entire Bush administration throwing a temper tantrum and sticking it to GWB whenever possible. His nomination in 2008 was as much a default position as anything else after Rudy tanked as a candidate. He did not run a decent campaign, the only excitement was from the selection of Palin (after other choices were unwilling to be part of the trainwreck campaign).

In all honesty, the current campaign has a whole different vibe. Yes, the GOP is not firmly united behind the guy who gave MA Romneycare (personally my heart is still with Santorum who will not be at the top of the ticket). But Republicans and conservatives will get behind whomever isn’t Obama and his grifter family. The key is going to be getting control of both the House and Senate and forcing Romney to the right instead of having to pander to Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Obama finally succeeded in community organizing the American people in coming together to defeat him in November so much so that Romney becomes the natural choice.

What a great country America remains!

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

CW on January 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Only 2 states have voted and Romney has already been crowned. I think the voters lost.
But Romney will run to the left of Obama like he usually does and will still lose like he usually does.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Obama runs to the left of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Only 2 states have voted and Romney has already been crowned. I think the voters lost.
But Romney will run to the left of Obama like he usually does and will still lose like he usually does.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

How do you justify your statement that the voters lost? The guy who won the elections thus far and has a huge lead in national polling is the guy who looks like he’s going to win the nomination. I believe that means the voters win.

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Before the primaries started I was hoping Gingrich would get in. Have been very disappointed with his campaign and actions. It is kind of sad.
Thank goodness the nomination process helps expose the ones that don’t have a chance.
Bradky on January 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I had reservations about Newt’s managerial abilities, but I had no idea just how truly awful he could be.

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Obama is unelectable, and the best part is, he knows it.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The key is going to be getting control of both the House and Senate and forcing Romney to the right instead of having to pander to Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Well put.

What the Dems don’t know is that we are no longer nipping at their heels. We’re cutting off their achilles tendons.

They see it coming, but there is nobody to stop them. They hate the Tea Party, because they fear us.

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Because we want to nominate a Reagan who lost to Gerald Ford who lost to Jimmie Carter.

And I thought Newt was a historian, but I guess only to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

galtani on January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

What name is ACORN using these days?

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Obama is unelectable, and the best part is, he knows it.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

/ACORN

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

What name is ACORN using these days?

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

SEIU

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

“Why would yo8u want to nominate the guy who devalues American citizenship so much that he proposes to REWARD criminal foreign invaders with their ill-gotten goods — residency in our country?”

fred5678 on January 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The polls and “conventional wisdom” affect voter confidence and turnout. If you’re good with that, I’m happy for you. But don’t blame us when Mitt gets his ass handed to him in the general. We tried to warn you.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

They see it coming, but there is nobody to stop them. They hate the Tea Party, because they fear us.

Key West Reader on January 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM</blockquote

That and for all the bravado, they know the jug-eared socialist in the White House is not beloved by most Americans and is very vulnerable once the GOP gets rid yappy idiots like Gingrich and concentrates behind one candidate. The left would love that guy to be Santorum so they can exploit the social issues but the reality is that this is an economy/jobs election.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Newt telling voters how stupid they are by voting for Romney instead of the great and powerful wizard of id.

ray on January 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

But don’t blame us when Mitt gets his ass handed to him in the general. We tried to warn you.
mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Whatever. Gingrich, Perry and Huntsman couldn’t even get their acts together to get their names on the ballot, and Virginia is only one example. So yeah, they were going to make awesome candidates./

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Yep. The media are going easy on Romney now, just like they did with McCain in 2008. But once he gets the nomination– lookout! They’re gonna pounce.

Don’t people wonder why the MSM obsessed over accusations about Cain and have gone hard against anyone who becomes a threat to Romney but have never brought up Bain? They have the dirt on Romney, sure enough, they’re just saving it until the general.

29Victor on January 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

fred5678 on January 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

If Romney is going to round up illegals and mass deport them, wouldn’t that be something to put on his website? I can’t find the issue mentioned anywhere. I wonder if you will defend Mitt when he runs to the left of Obama on the issue.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

The polls and “conventional wisdom” affect voter confidence and turnout. If you’re good with that, I’m happy for you. But don’t blame us when Mitt gets his ass handed to him in the general. We tried to warn you.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The polls do have some effect but they’re not everything. If they were then there would have been no Santorum surge in Iowa. But just so I’m not misunderstanding you, are you saying the voters lost because it looks like it will be over quickly or did you mean something else by that?

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Obama is unelectable, and the best part is, he knows it.

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

But does his broad-beamed spouse? It seems to me that Michelle Obama has become quite comfortable spending millions on vacations and all the other perqs of being married to the President. What a comeuppance when she can no longer demand servicemen carry her luggage and she has to fly commerical instead of ordering up a special flight because she doesn’t want to wait four hours to go on vacation.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Whatever.

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Exactly. To you establishment types, defeating the conservative is the ultimate goal.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Funny thing is, my own financial adviser is afraid Romney will win, the GOP will control all three branches, they’ll axe all non-military spending, demand will crater and the stock market will collapse.

Hot Gas really is from a different planet.

Seth Halpern on January 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I wonder if you will defend Mitt when he runs to the left of Obama on the issue.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

That pre-supposes the Congress is in the mood for amnesty. I see no indication of such.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

That’s the whole point of this thread. Romney lost to McCain. He also lost to Teddy Kennedy. I think Romney is the loser.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Touché. Romney is 1 for 3. He’s a proven loser. He’s only winning now because he’s been tuning his message for five years now and buying up endorsements.

29Victor on January 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Exactly. To you establishment types, defeating the conservative is the ultimate goal.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

LOL!

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Gingrich then challenged Romney to a 90-minute, one-on-one debate “anywhere in the state” of South Carolina on Friday night. He said they could sell $10 tickets and donate the proceeds to the charity of Romney’s choosing.

Wow. So Newt Gingrich, a man I greatly admired since the ’90s has been reduced to behaving like a punk itching for a fight and a carnival barker selling tickets for the sideshow. Next up, he’ll be channeling Charlie Sheen.
Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If Newt wanted to really prove he was smart he should have challenged Mick Huntsman to a one by one debate conducted solely in Mandarin.

whatcat on January 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

When ANYONE claims ANY GOP candidate runs to the “left of Obama” you know Obamunists have lost all hope and change.

I LOVE IT!!!

Roy Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

alchemist19 on January 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM

What I mean is that Newt started out debating the issues and when Mitt couldn’t hang, he went personal. When Newt had to respond in kind, Mitt had to respond to the attacks. The voters never really were able to vet Romney on the issues.

mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Exactly. To you establishment types, defeating the conservative is the ultimate goal.
mike_NC9 on January 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

No, Mikey, the ultimate goal is to defeat Barack Obama and that takes a candidate who is competent enough to run a campaign – for starters.

Buy Danish on January 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

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