South Carolina poll: Gingrich by six?

posted at 4:35 pm on January 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Something to whet your appetite for tonight’s Thunderdome debate. Could Newtmentum really have shot him to a six-point lead after he trailed Romney by double digits just a few days ago? Note that PPP’s data comes from a one-day snapshot, which means a smaller-than-usual sample, which in turn means a larger-than-usual margin of error of five points. Newt’s may very well be leading right now, but … by six?

Even so, as I write this, InTrade gives him a 42.5 percent chance of winning on Saturday. After Perry’s endorsement, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, and Santorum’s fade, who wants to bet against him?

This is not a case of Romney imploding. His support has been pretty steady in the 28-30% range in our South Carolina polling so far. But Gingrich has risen from 23% to 34% over the last two weeks, benefiting from declining support for Santorum and also from undecided voters moving into his camp.

It’s clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich’s prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich’s lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn’t tune in.

Gingrich is starting to consolidate his support with some of the more conservative parts of the South Carolina electorate. He has a 50-18 advantage on Romney with Tea Party voters. He’s up 39-23 with those describing themselves as ‘very conservative.’ And he even has a 37-20 advantage with evangelicals.

Perry’s supporters actually divide fairly evenly among the rest of the field when you ask them who their second choice is. Maybe his endorsement today will change that, but even if it doesn’t, it’s useful to Newt as further evidence that he’s the anointed Not Romney in the field, not Santorum. If Santorum finishes a distant third or even fourth this weekend, the commentariat will be all over him next week to drop out and then maybe Florida will become interesting. I still think Romney wins there because he’s the only one with the money and organization to play hard, but what happens if Newt has another stellar debate tonight and shocks the world with a landslide on Saturday? Romney can handle finishing second in SC, but if he gets blown out the media will go nuts with stories about a resounding rejection from the southern base and his mystique of inevitability being shattered. For now, at least, Team Mitt is putting on a brave face:

“South Carolina is like Iowa — an opportunity that we never thought we would get,” [a Romney campaign] source said. “If you dust Newt up there so that Santorum stays alive, Newt gets no traction heading into Florida, where he has no structure, and then into a month, February, where there is no obvious good state. Points fell off Newt fast when voters were reminded of his entirety, not just his facility as a debate presence.”

The source said the Romney campaign’s goal in South Carolina remains the 34 percent John McCain won here in 2008, which the campaign estimates will be enough to win, so long as conservatives don’t consolidate around either Gingrich or Santorum. And the campaign is not worried about Santorum.

That was published yesterday afternoon. There’s been a fair amount of consolidation in the 27 hours since — 100 tea-party leaders from 25 states are reportedly set to endorse Newt today — and there may be more to come tonight depending upon how things go on CNN. Good to know that we finally have an a Not Romney. Too bad it’s a guy who was famously unpopular the last time he held major public office, who couldn’t pull it together enough to get on the ballot in his home state, who’s flirted with the individual mandate and cap-and-trade, and whose penchant for loose-cannon grand pronouncements is guaranteed to generates oodles of “unhelpful” news cycles if he’s the nominee. Come next week, your choice will be between him, Captain Flipflop, and Ron Paul. Worst field ever. Ever.


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Obama will avoid debating anyone.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

That would make him look weak. there will be 2 or 3 debates.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The most interesting part of that “Esquire” interview piece with Marianne Gingrich wasn’t the affair stuff, for me. Rather, it was discovering for the first time that Newt has been pushing for HIGH SPEED RAIL for the better part of a decade.

Between shilling for the GSE’s, throwing Paul Ryan under the bus, tub-thumping against venture capitalism and High Speed Rail..It’s good to know we’ve finally settled on our “True Conservative.”

AYNBLAND on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Gingrich is a fighter, Romney is a stand patter. Gingrich knows the legislative process better than any president since Lyndon Johnson, Romney knows little. When Obama makes one of his idiotic statements who is more likely to call him on it, Gingrich or Romney? When Obama and his racist pals make racism accusations who will confront it head on Gingrich or Romney? Gingrich was a slime bag to his wives, he is not someone who I would trust in a poker game but for the first time in a long time we have a conservative who is the smartest guy in the room and will unapologetically offer his solutions and not back down.

Smedley on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Capitalism does not equal conservatism. Gates, Soros, Jobs, etc are living proof of that.

chemman on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

For the Republican party to nominate Jeckle and Hyde Gingbat they would have to have a death wish. One greater than OBL had.

VorDaj on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

After leaving Congress under a cloud in 1999, Newt Gingrich transformed himself into an entrepreneur, building an empire of companies and nonprofits that took in about $150 million over the past decade.

Flora Duh on January 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

You mean those PUBLIC TROUGH FED companies?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Obama will avoid debating anyone.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I think so too. Soros funded superpacs and his sycophants in the MSM will run nonstop hitpieces on Bain and Mormonism between April and November. That will be his strategy. He’s not going near a debate.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

.It’s good to know we’ve finally settled on our “True Conservative.”

AYNBLAND on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Again: there is no “true conservative” in the race. Mitt Romney will win the nom unless we can find a viable candidate to rally behind. Gingrich is a better bet for conservatism than Romney and the only remaining viable candidate whose initials are not “MR”.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Gingrich knows the legislative process better than any president since Lyndon Johnson, Romney knows little.

Smedley on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

That might matter if Newt was running for Congress.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

That would make him look weak. there will be 2 or 3 debates.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

That won’t be enough for the Newtron to beat him.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Newt yes! About time Republicans start supporting a bad ass who can take everything thats thrown at him and throw it back. Yeah.

drowningpuppies on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The fat lady has not sung, by far.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Michelle Obama is going to sing? Will it be streamed? Got a link for that?

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

You mean those PUBLIC TROUGH FED companies?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

No, we’re not talking about Bain right now.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Gingrich is a fighter, Romney is a stand patter.
Smedley on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Given the weeks revelations, I’d say Gingrich is Otter and Romney is Greg Marmalarde…

Bruno Strozek on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

That won’t be enough for the Newtron to beat him.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I think it will.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Newt yes! About time Republicans start supporting a bad ass who can take everything thats thrown at him and throw it back. Yeah.

drowningpuppies on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

When did Newt marry Obama?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Gingrich is a better bet for conservatism than Romney and the only remaining viable candidate whose initials are not “MR”.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The problem is that the Newtron is so unstable that you have no way of really knowing that to be true.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Nor is Newt. Have you seen his waistline lately?

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

That’s not all flab and fat. Some of it is C4.

VorDaj on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

read the entire quote and explain how that is an accusation. that should be fun.

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM

You mean this one?

I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.

The second sentence doesn’t contradict the first sentence at all. Both imply that the Ryan plan represented “right-wing engineering” and “radical change” in a negative context. So what was your point?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

You mean those PUBLIC TROUGH FED companies?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Didn’t bother to click thru the link, did ya? That figures. Can’t let the facts knock you off your rehearsed talking points.

Flora Duh on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I didn’t say that clown. FTR:

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

At least you are doing a better job of covering yourself now. You just try to connect adultery to everything now.

***And Dana Perino just mentioned the hypocrisy that Newt led the Impeachment of Clinton while Speaker of the House***

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

cozmo on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I think it will.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Oh WOW!!!

With such arguments, just how can I possible disagree?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

If Newt is such a tough fighter and good debater why did Romney kick his ass in Iowa and New Hampshire.

And if New Hampshire is Romney’s backyard, South Carolina is Newt’s.

But Newt is such a crappy candidate he cant even pull away from a Massachusetts Mormon and a Pennsylvania Catholic and Libertarian Loon is South Carolina.

swamp_yankee on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The problem is that the Newtron is so unstable that you have no way of really knowing that to be true.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Nitro Newt.

VorDaj on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The problem is that the Newtron is so unstable that you have no way of really knowing that to be true.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

a) Not unstable. No history of psychiatric illness.

b) Mitt is a guaranteed liberal. With Newt you could have conservatism, you could have liberalism. It’s a crapshoot.

100% chance > 50% chance.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Capitalism does not equal conservatism. Gates, Soros, Jobs, etc are living proof of that.

chemman on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Another example of the damage that anti-Romney paranoia can do to people who claim to be Conservatives.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

With such arguments, just how can I possible disagree?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

You aren’t providing anything but bald assertions yourself, bub.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If I remember correctly Clinton’s Impeachment was regarding LYING UNDER OATH not, having been service in the WH or any other place.

I am not a fan of Newt, but he was doing what the Constitution directed him to do, and it was done because of the nature of offense. Perjury is a criminal act and William Jefferson Clinton lost his law license over it.

Dana Perino is trying to make a moral equivalence of ‘apples’ and ‘oranges’. Please don’t get sucked into following the rabbit down the hole.

belad on January 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I know that! Dana knows that! It doesn’t make it any less “hypocritical” when a “true conservative” embarrasses the GOP like this. Which, if you read what I linked to, is the least of the problems with Newt…

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

South Carolina likes what Newt is cookin’!

mike_NC9 on January 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Palin Power is still alive and kicking.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

The problem is that the Newtron is so unstable that you have no way of really knowing that to be true.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

But, of course, you magically know which of his 5 opinions on each issue Mittens will enact as president.

Or maybe he can use them all.

December: free and unlimited abortion month – government clinics open 24/4!
January: gun ban month – you can’t carry any gun anywhere until February 1st!

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

The second sentence doesn’t not contradict the first sentence. It contradicts what you said.

His point was it takes a mandate to do those kinds of things without pissing off the whole country. His tone was lousy, which was why he got the statement pinned to him in the fashion you claim is accurate, but wasn’t.

Newt’s got warts, no question about it. But your characterization is as wrong as it is stupid.

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

PatrickHenry599

Why would a former Palinista, Cainite and Bachmanner care enough to harm oneself if Newt the Hoot wins SC?

I have no dog in that hunt.

Rather silly post. You are obviously two puppies short of a litter or something or other, etc., etc., etc.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM

NEWTMENTUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I was just waiting to do that)

NOMOBO on January 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

MTLassen

“Newt’s got warts”

ANOTHER reason for no more close-up pic’s of Newt.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

That would make him look weak. there will be 2 or 3 debates.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

After THIS primary debate cycle, I’m all debated out. Jim Lehrer couldn’t have retired at a better time.

Myron Falwell on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If Newt is such a tough fighter and good debater why did Romney kick his ass in Iowa and New Hampshire.

And if New Hampshire is Romney’s backyard, South Carolina is Newt’s.

But Newt is such a crappy candidate he cant even pull away from a Massachusetts Mormon and a Pennsylvania Catholic and Libertarian Loon is South Carolina.

swamp_yankee on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Three reasons: 1) He foolishly promised not to go negative (back then) 2) He reacted like a petulant child to being attacked 3) The not Romney vote was split 5 ways while the pro Romney vote was not split.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

a) Not unstable. No history of psychiatric illness.

alwaysfiredup on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The file I have on Barack Obama takes up a whole filing cabinet. The file I have on Newt Gingrich takes up 2 and a half filing cabinets.

Sigmund on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The most interesting part of that “Esquire” interview piece with Marianne Gingrich wasn’t the affair stuff, for me. Rather, it was discovering for the first time that Newt has been pushing for HIGH SPEED RAIL for the better part of a decade.

Between shilling for the GSE’s, throwing Paul Ryan under the bus, tub-thumping against venture capitalism and High Speed Rail..It’s good to know we’ve finally settled on our “True Conservative.”

AYNBLAND on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

True Conservatives deserve Newt Gingrich. I hope they chain themselves around Newt.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Drudge no longer has the newt story as the main headline. It’s officially a nother burger story. Newtmania continues

davemason2k on January 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM

South Carolina likes what Newt is cookin’!

mike_NC9 on January 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

He’s cooking up more plastic explosives. When and where he will set them off, nobody knows, not even Nitro Newt.

VorDaj on January 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM

True Conservatives deserve Newt Gingrich. I hope they chain themselves around Newt.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Honest question: based on an examination of conservative accomplishments while working in the public sector, why would someone choose Mitt over Newt?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM

His tone was lousy, which was why he got the statement pinned to him in the fashion you claim…Newt’s got warts, no question about it.

Condensed for the sake of reality, not spin.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

ANYONE BUT MITT. Newt is good enough. He isn’t Obama and he isn’t Mitt. Sign him up. He has my vote.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Masih ad-Dajjal

But, that’s the primary selling point for Mittens.

Eventually he will support your position on any issue whatever it is.

Like given enough time, a ball on a roulette wheel will eventually land in all the slots.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

AYNBLAND on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

haner on January 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Man, I bet y’all weren’t expecting this when y’all heard the news that Perry was dropping out.

cozmo on January 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Honest question: based on an examination of conservative accomplishments while working in the public sector, why would someone choose Mitt over Newt?

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Because only one of them can win the general election. And it ain’t Comrade Newty.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Horace, that one has sung.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

unseen

You’ve been unseen in these parts far too long!

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Stand by for an important message:

One Big Ass Mistake America!

jb34461 on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Horace, she sang and danced, in India.

Good call on unseen.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Mitt is a loser. He will lose to Occupy the whitehouse Obama. He can’t play in the big game and his cloak and dagger guys might be good at taking fellow republicians on like Cain, Perry and Santuroum but they can’t touch Obama and the dems who own the media. Mitt will be crushed. Everyone knows Newt. He has baggage but he isn’t an idiot like Mitt.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

ANYONE BUT MITT.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The Dim-o-crats agree with you. They don’t want Romney to be the nominee, either.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

ANOTHER reason for no more close-up pic’s of Newt.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I don’t care if he looks like Quasimodo.

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

3) The not Romney vote was split 5 ways while the pro Romney vote was not split.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Excellent point. Is why Mittens’ strategy has seemed to be “30% per primary is enough.”

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 6:02 PM

You’ve been unseen in these parts far too long!

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I stop in now and then but I really don’t have a dog in the fight. Newt is the best out of the lot but the lot isn’t that great. So I’m hoping for the nomination to drag on for awhile and hopefully one of the candidates will improve enough for me to get interested and maybe vote for them. As of now if its Mitt vs Obama I might not make it to the voting booth come Nov what’s the sense.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Because only one of them can win the general election. And it ain’t Comrade Newty.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Will you cede the point that if the electorate were informed, both could beat Obama? If so, explain how the MSM will have the power to fool enough people into thinking Newt is worse than Obama but will not be able to fool them regarding Mitt? I see your Freddie Mac and raise you Bain. I see your adultery and raise you Mormonism. Fair or not, that is how it will go. Both have supported AGW, both have supported healthcare mandates. Only one actually did anything conservative while in office.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

ANYONE BUT MITT. I dont like governors that finish their term. Newt is good enough. He isn’t Obama and he isn’t Mitt. Sign him up. He has my vote.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

interesting

Jailbreak on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Everyone knows Newt. He has baggage

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Everyone knows that Newty has more in common with Bill Clinton than the Newtist colony cares to admit…

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Schadenfreude

I spent most of the day making homemade chicken soup, talking to my daughter on the phone and looking at old pics my middle brother sent.

THEN you had to provide those links, especially the India one.

Now I gotta go to bed without supper! E-Yuck!

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Thanks for the link and the follow up. I suggested earlier today, on another thread, based on my reading of the original Esquire article, that Clinton used Gingrich’s infidelity with Callista to bribe him, get him to back off the impeachment and sit out the midterms. Now the author of the Esquire article, John Richardson, confirms. I’d love to read the World magazine story, but it is behind a pay wall.

No matter, it will be on the cover of the NYT tomorrow. Looks like everyone in DC knew about this, with the Republicans not wanting to talk about it and the Democrats waiting to. We have Marianne Gingrich to thank that we are dealing with this now rather than later.

Marianne sent Newt a little message in 2010 in that Esquire article. He should have paid attention. This is really bad.

Mr. Arkadin on January 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

MTLassen

LOL! Not at all like Quasimodo. His hump was on his back, Newt’s is around his middle.

Horace on January 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The Dim-o-crats agree with you. They don’t want Romney to be the nominee, either.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

oh really?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leveled a harsh critique against Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, stating in no uncertain terms that she does not believe he poses a real threat to President Obama’s re-election if he becomes the nominee.

“He’s not going to be president,” Pelosi said at a Washington breakfast hosted by Politico.

The U.S. House’s top Democrat argued that Romney’s inability to shore up the GOP base is proof that even his own party doubts he can defeat Obama in November.

“Here’s the point. Just to bottom line it. If the far right thought Mitt Romney could win they might be more enthusiastic about him, but they question what he stands for. And they don’t think he’s going to win. So, you know, what’s his sell?” she said

the dems can’t wait for a Mitt nomination.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

But, of course, you magically know which of his 5 opinions on each issue Mittens will enact as president.

Or maybe he can use them all.

December: free and unlimited abortion month – government clinics open 24/4!
January: gun ban month – you can’t carry any gun anywhere until February 1st!

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Well, if you had been paying attention FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS, you would know EXACTLY which one he will enact as president.

It really isn’t that difficult.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Speaking of Newt, who needs democrats when we have idiot republicans like Michael Medved saying it is racist when Newt calls Obama the food stamp president, and it was racist when the SC crowd booed Juan William’s question to Newt. Funny though, I don’t remember him ever having a problem with the crowd booing any other moderators during all these debates, nor has he had a problem with a moderator being addressed by their first name like he has with Juan being addressed by his first name.

Sheesh, Medved, why don’t you do something productive, like searching for the mythical bigfoot you strongly believe exists?

xblade on January 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM

unseen, welcome back, and do linger.

Schadenfreude on January 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Everyone knows that Newty has more in common with Bill Clinton than the Newtist colony cares to admit…

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Everyone knows?

You Romneybots are getting desperate…LOL

idesign on January 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leveled a harsh critique against Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, stating in no uncertain terms that she does not

believe he poses a real threat to President Obama’s re-election if he becomes the nominee.

“He’s not going to be president,” Pelosi said at a Washington breakfast hosted by Politico.

The U.S. House’s top Democrat argued that Romney’s inability to shore up the GOP base is proof that even his own party doubts he can defeat Obama in November.

“Here’s the point. Just to bottom line it. If the far right thought Mitt Romney could win they might be more enthusiastic about him, but they question what he stands for. And they don’t think he’s going to win. So, you know, what’s his sell?” she said

the dems can’t wait for a Mitt nomination.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I have found your problem.

You are unable to tell when a democrat is lying and when they are not.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Everyone knows that Newty has more in common with Bill Clinton than the Newtist colony cares to admit…

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

And mitt has more in common with Dewey and bush.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

When did Newt marry Obama?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM
———————————————————

Sorry, but I don’t get it.

drowningpuppies on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I have found your problem.

You are unable to tell when a democrat is lying and when they are not.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Why don’t you let us know… since you have so much experience with Romney.

tetriskid on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Everyone knows?

You Romneybots are getting desperate…LOL

idesign on January 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Desperate?

No.

Passionate?

Yes.

Oh, wait, I forgot.

ABRtard:Nobody is passionate about Romney.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Gingrich is a fighter, Romney is a stand patter. Gingrich knows the legislative process better than any president since Lyndon Johnson, Romney knows little. When Obama makes one of his idiotic statements who is more likely to call him on it, Gingrich or Romney? When Obama and his racist pals make racism accusations who will confront it head on Gingrich or Romney? Gingrich was a slime bag to his wives, he is not someone who I would trust in a poker game but for the first time in a long time we have a conservative who is the smartest guy in the room and will unapologetically offer his solutions and not back down.

Smedley on January 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

This^

Romney appeals to those who fear defeat and never look for victory.

William Eaton on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I have found your problem.

You are unable to tell when a democrat is lying and when they are not.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Don’t you know how this works? If it fits well with my personal beliefs then it’s called “letting the cat out of the bag” (i.e.: Donna Brazile saying Romney was the weakest candidate).

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

the dems can’t wait for a Mitt nomination.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

When Nancy Pelosi is out there reinforcing your prejudices, it does not mean that you are right. She’s trying to get enough of the Romney haters fired up that he loses the primary, and the walking scandal that is Newt Gingrich gets nominated. ‘Cause she and Obama are really really scared of the guy who backed off Bill Clinton because Clinton knew about his affair with Callista.

Mr. Arkadin on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

You are unable to tell when a democrat is lying and when they are not.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

sure. Pelosi is just so afraid of mitt. they have been running the entire re-election campaign with Mitt in mind. The whole Occupy Wall street was aimed at Mitt. Your problem is you are asleep and think nominating a Wall Street insider is the way to go during a time when wall street is one of the most hated places in America.

Hey let’s nominate Mitt so he can bailout his friends again.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Desperate?

No.

Passionate?

Yes.

Oh, wait, I forgot.

ABRtard:Nobody is passionate about Romney. I’m not passionate about Romney and I like to project, therefore no one is passionate about Romney.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

FIFY

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Why don’t you let us know… since you have so much experience with Romney.

tetriskid on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Oh, oh, apparently another uneducated poster.

Romney is a Republican. I guess you didn’t know that. But then again, it is obvious that you haven’t been paying attention.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I see your Freddie Mac and raise you Bain. I see your adultery and raise you Mormonism. Fair or not, that is how it will go. Both have supported AGW, both have supported healthcare mandates. Only one actually did anything conservative while in office.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

That statement would be fine if the GOP primaries alone determined who would be the next president. However, this race will be won among Independents, who may or may not give a damn about the Contract with America from 18 years ago. Between Newty and Romney who is more likely to produce a series of soundbites that the Left will distort and use against him, fairly or not?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Hey, what happened to Rick Perry’s Alamo?

haner on January 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Don’t you know how this works? If it fits well with my personal beliefs then it’s called “letting the cat out of the bag” (i.e.: Donna Brazile saying Romney was the weakest candidate).

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Right, because the democrats want you to think that Romney is the weakest candidate so you will vote for someone else.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Between Newty and Romney who is more likely to produce a series of soundbites that the Left will distort and use against him, fairly or not?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

All of the above. Specious argument. Next!

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

FIFY

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Right!

Thus the terms Rombot or Mittbot.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Mr. Arkadin on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Yeah because they are afraid of the guy you passed Romneycare. Who increased spending, you increased every fee and excise that wasn’t called a “tax” he could. that flipflops more than John Kerry. they can’t wait for mitt as the nominee. Obama wins in a cake walk if that happens. the dems know it, the media knows, I know it. In fact everyone knows if but the 25% of mitt supporters that are blind.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Newt does not support AGW. Don’t buy the hype. He made his usual mistake (to Mittbots) of stating the obvious: “we don’t know what we don’t know”

mike_NC9 on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Between Newty and Romney who is more likely to produce a series of soundbites that the Left will distort and use against him, fairly or not?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

All of the above. Specious argument. Next!

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

What part of series didn’t you understand?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Right, because the democrats want you to think that Romney is the weakest candidate so you will vote for someone else.

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

After the way Harry Reid snookered Rush into railing against Mike Castle and thus getting Chris Coons a seat in the Senate I wouldn’t be surprised if that was their game.

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hey, what happened to Rick Perry’s Alamo?

haner on January 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Haven’t completely relieved yourself of your Perry hatin’ I see.

cozmo on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Newt does not support AGW. Don’t buy the hype. He made his usual mistake (to Mittbots) of stating the obvious: “we don’t know what we don’t know”

mike_NC9 on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Oh, so you forgot the steamy couch scene with Nancy?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

We are doomed if Newt is the nominee. He loses women, independents and the youth vote for sure to Obama. I would say it will be at least a 6 point loss in the national election to Barry.

I think it’s time for all to cling to their God, guns and gold in large numbers for the nuclear winter that will be the second term of Barrack Hussein Obama for the next 4 years.

Time to get a plot of land in flyover country and wait. Unfortunately, I think if BO gets back in Republicans and conservatism will never hold the White House again. I fear that we will be a permanent minority from here on out.

What a flawed field of candidates. If this is the best we could do then the end truly is near.

Rockshine on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Between Newty and Romney who is more likely to produce a series of soundbites that the Left will distort and use against him, fairly or not?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Mitt. hands down. Mitt will start talking about firing people and how it’s ok to ship jobs to china and what a wonderful thing Tarp was and how all his friends think it saved them the country.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

And mitt has more in common with Dewey and bush.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Both Dewey and Bush were electable. The former was the victim of Dim-o-crat, big-city late night corruption and the latter was sabotaged by Perot. I’m not aware that any of them were adulterers.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

What part of series didn’t you understand?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

More of the same doesn’t make it any less specious. Every word the GOP nom has ever said, whoever it is, will be demagogued until the cows come home.

MTLassen on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Oh, so you forgot the steamy couch scene with Nancy?

Gunlock Bill on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

really?

Mitt Romney may have enraged the GOP base with his answers on anthropogenic global warming, but as Politico reports, he won’t back down from them in the face of withering criticism from conservatives. Instead, he appears to be offering a compromise. He’ll continue to declare his belief in AGW, but promises not to do anything about it:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/09/romney-i-wont-back-down-on-agw/

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

That statement would be fine if the GOP primaries alone determined who would be the next president. However, this race will be won among Independents, who may or may not give a damn about the Contract with America from 18 years ago. Between Newty and Romney who is more likely to produce a series of soundbites that the Left will distort and use against him, fairly or not?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Independents and middle class folks will just love a Wall Street insider from a fabu elite, wealthy, politically connected family from the northeast….

After all they have so much in common! I am sure Romney will hustle those votes outside of Wall Mart with ease…

William Eaton on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Mr. Arkadin on January 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

You’re welcome! Prescient thinking on your part. Honestly the possibility had never occurred to me.

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Independents and middle class folks will just love a Wall Street insider from a fabu elite, wealthy, politically connected family from the northeast….

After all they have so much in common! I am sure Romney will hustle those votes outside of Wall Mart with ease…

William Eaton on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

And they do have something in common with a socialist who’s wrecked the economy?

alchemist19 on January 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Yeah what unseen said.

:0

mike_NC9 on January 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Both Dewey and Bush were electable. The former was the victim of Dim-o-crat, big-city late night corruption and the latter was sabotaged by Perot. I’m not aware that any of them were adulterers.

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

hmmm Dewey lost thus was unelectable. Bush the first lost his re-election because watching wet paint dry was more exciting. And bush the second is still the most hated politican in the country. clinton won 2 terms and him and his wife are two of the most popular politicans in the country.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Mitt. hands down. Mitt will start talking about firing people and how it’s ok to ship jobs to china and what a wonderful thing Tarp was and how all his friends think it saved them the country.

unseen on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Was it frustrating for you to have such slim pickings?

cicerone on January 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

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