Final poll heading into the primary confirms a double-digit lead for Gingrich

posted at 4:35 pm on January 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Allah reported Public Policy Polling’s remarkable findings last night, and a new survey out this morning seconds the notion that Newt Gingrich could win South Carolina decisively.

According to an American Research Group survey released Saturday morning, 40% of people likely to vote in South Carolina’s GOP contest say they are backing the former House speaker, with 26% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 18% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and 13% supporting former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. …

The survey indicates that Gingrich grabs about half the vote among self-described tea party movement supporters, far ahead of the rest of the field. Among those who say they are not tea party supporters, Gingrich is at 33%, Romney 31%, Paul 22% and Santorum 11%.

Gingrich leads Romney among men 38% to 25%, followed by Paul with 21% and Santorum at 13%. Among women, Gingrich leads Romney 42% to 26%, followed by Paul with 16%, and Santorum with 13%. That number may be surprising, following the broadcast Thursday night of an allegation from Gingrich’s ex-wife, Marianne, that the former House speaker offered her a choice of an open marriage or divorce when he revealed to her he was having an affair with the woman he later made his third wife.

Gingrich said the claim by his second wife was false, but the story made major headlines, and an angry Gingrich chastised CNN for starting off Thursday night’s debate with a question about his ex-wife’s allegations. Gingrich’s response elicited a standing ovation from the audience.

Gingrich also leads among self-identified Republicans, although Ron Paul and Mitt Romney both best him among independents and Democrats.

This particular poll was conducted Thursday and Friday — half before and half after the debate in which Newt Gingrich caustically verbally accosted moderator John King for opening with a question about Marianne Gingrich’s accusations against him. A poll conducted by the same firm Tuesday and Wednesday showed Gingrich and Romney neck-and-neck. That suggests that Gingrich might actually have received a boost from his ex-wife’s allegations and his handling of them. Some pundits predicted this — most notably Sarah Palin, who claimed the media overplayed its hand against Newt by marketing Marianne Gingrich’s revelations to the masses. Frustration at the MSM for the timing and handling of The Ex-Wife Interview is understandable — but should that automatically have translated into support for Gingrich? I still argue no, especially given that his debate performance Thursday was not particularly impressive notwithstanding his fiery fury at CNN for asking about the hottest news of the day.

Ed reminds me that, in 2008, American Research Group predicted that Mike Huckabee would win South Carolina, which turned out to be not true, so perhaps this poll should be taken with a grain of salt. At this point, any poll purporting to predict South Carolina shouldn’t be taken too seriously. So much has happened this week alone that it’s surely difficult for any poll to pick up all the movement that must be occurring in the state as a result. As AP summarized yesterday, Newt Gingrich will probably win South Carolina, but anything could happen so expect the unexpected.

For those of you who, like me, have felt nearly as many reservations about Newt Gingrich as about Mitt Romney, this piece by Mark Steyn might help. Oh, it’ll confirm your reservations — but it’ll also awaken a sliver of hope that, should he be the nominee, he could maybe — just maybe — beat Obama. Steyn wrote the piece before the Iowa caucuses, but it still seems to accurately capture Gingrich. As has been often repeated, all of our candidates are flawed — but any would be better than Obama.


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Well, to quote the last decent NBC journalist, Tim Russert, it really will be all about “Florida, Florida, Florida”- a closed primary in a big state.
Lets get it On!

jjshaka on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Expect to hear that Romney didn’t win SC b/c SC people hate Mormons. That’s going to be the excuse.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Precisely. In fact, the Iowa caucus will be upheld as the more “significant” event …

Even though the Iowa Republican party couldn’t deliver that state to McCain in 2008! LOL.

At least South Carolina is a farking RED state!

HondaV65 on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Two non-conservatives fighting for non-conservative of the day. “But the fat one will tear Obama a new one!”. Yeah, well, thank God for small miracles!

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Newt Gingrich, the adulterous Freddie Mac Historian, torchbearer of the Moral Majority and Tea Party.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM

If Gingrich was a faithful husband, he’d be Jimmy Carter. I wouldn’t vote for that left-wing Georgian either.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Settle down Mittsters, it’s just the third state, we have a long long way to go.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I’d vote for Satan himself if it meant driving a stake through the GOP establishment.

F*** the GOP Establishment!

Go Newt!

HondaV65 on January 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

You’d vote for Ron Paul, really?

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

What Will Palin Do For An Encore In Florida After Giving Newt The South Carolina Lead?

http://recovering-liberal.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-will-palin-do-for-encore-in.html

idesign on January 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

it called not for dismissive hollering, but for a quiet reasoned rebuttal. That this blustering response caused such a surge in the polls is troubling — the come down is coming, count on it.

anotherJoe on January 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I agree with you on troubling, it makes me uneasy to be associated with people who call themselves conservatives yet would cheer at adultery and such rank hypocrisy.

It was epiphanic to me.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

jjshaka on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

good point, this is an open primary, paul could win this one

*shudder*

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

She quit on her own accord as governor of Alaska to become a television personality.

Reality has a way of trumping idol worship.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

haner, don’t go there, please:-) You know better than that.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Let’s hope the DNC mods. at the next debate, ask Newt the first question about some personal irrelevant topic. A question they would never ask a democrat. That’s why Newt will win the general election. The media won’t be able to contain themselves and he will make them look like the in the tank DNC spokesperson idiots they are.

they lie on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I think it’s amazing Gingrich was able to withstand the assault by most of the conservative media to be able to win SC.

I don’t remember any candidate being more dumped on in a primary than Gingrich by our own media, and one more gushed over than Romney.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

And I’ve been told all week long that the Mitt supporters were the trash talkers.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Have you read the incessant lies, half-truths and utter bravo sierra those mean spirited violent rhetoric mittbots have been spewing?

It’s been unreal.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

sevenpercent wants to have a drinking game tonight. You better drink up BEFORE the polls close cause it’ll be called as soon as they do. This ain’t going to be close.

But this isn’t over by a long shot. Before this is over Newt will screw up something somehow. He is one of those guys who can’t stand prosperity.

UT Cowboy on January 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM

It was epiphanic to me.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

A thesaurus can be your friend.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Being a conservative has nothing to do with adultry.

These libeals on here who keep saying that have a misunderstanding of what conservatism is.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

cozmo, it be hard for me to believe that Horace would be anyone’s sockpuppet, haner who knows?
just remember Horace is an equal opportunity haten nutball. voted recently most likely to miss Perry. Originally a Palin then Cain guy.

Bmore on January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Does Romney pay you guys by the post?

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

If Gingrich was a faithful husband, he’d be Jimmy Carter. I wouldn’t vote for that left-wing Georgian either.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Neither would I. But it’s mindblowing to me that we can’t find a decent conservative who also wasn’t a massive hypocritical adulterer. Instead all I get are “nobody is perfect except Jesus Himself” posts. How far this country’s moral compass has fallen if we believe it takes a perfect man to stay faithful to his wife through illness and health.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Is Newt saying, Vote for Me, I commited adultery? That’s what Romney bots are telling us. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

When Newt called Paul Ryan’s Roadmap Right Wing Social Engineering, I stood tall and proclaimed that to be a LIE and a LIE it is.

Of course, Newt was really just being nice, as the truth is that Paul Ryan’s Roadmap that balances the budget some 40 years from now using very rosy scenario numbers for growth is actually just progressive social engineering designed to prop up the socialist welfare transfer system for two more generations!

Take that newborns and soon-to-be-borns. Ryan has a roadmap to your continued enslavement to the elderly of this nation.

astonerii on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I look forward to all the hate which will be coming to Sarah Palin and Newt in the coming days

social-justice on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I didn’t know you lose your job if you call somebody a dirty word as a politician. We do have freedom of speech, you know.

Haley played up SOuth Carolina has being a Club for Men Only but she won, so there was never much to her argument in that regard.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:06 PM

In most other states, a state legislator would have immediately resigned after saying what he did, because it would have been clear that there was no chance of re-election or political future. It says a lot that he felt comfortable staying put. Thus, it doesn’t at all surprise me that Haley’s election was closer than many expected. Like it or not, SC still has a certain number of small-minded people in it who wouldn’t vote for someone like her, but would vote for someone with her exact same views who had XY chromosomes and paler skin.

McDuck on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Settle down Mittsters, it’s just the third state, we have a long long way to go.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Am not a mittser, a bot, a mittler youth nor am I paid. I support Gov. Romney and, though no one listens, there are good reasons for that.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Paul Ryan is a myth. He’s no conservative savoir. He’s your typical disappointing Republican.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I’d vote for Satan himself if it meant driving a stake through the GOP establishment.

F*** the GOP Establishment!

Go Newt!

HondaV65 on January 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Do you have the ability to foresee even a day out into the future? F***ing numbskull.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

good point, this is an open primary, paul could win this one

*shudder*

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Isn’t it strange not giving a rats patootie who wins this?

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Am not a mittser, a bot, a mittler youth nor am I paid. I support Gov. Romney and, though no one listens, there are good reasons for that.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The #1 reason being, like, he’s soooooooooooooooo handsome.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Am not a mittser, a bot, a mittler youth nor am I paid. I support Gov. Romney and, though no one listens, there are good reasons for that.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

You left out Mittmits. We have good reasons not to support Mutt.

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

How far this country’s moral compass has fallen if we believe it takes a perfect man to stay faithful to his wife through illness and health.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

While you’re insulting 50% of the country, while don’t you remove the log from you own eye, Skippy?

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Does Romney pay you guys by the post?

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Because you have to be a Romney staffer to think Gingrich is an adulterous Freddie Mac Historian.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM

We are not voting for a Pope although if one knows anything about Church History, Newts’ a saint compared to some of the those Popes.

Shain1611 on January 21, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I’ve read a lot of Church History too. But let’s not turn this thread into a Religious Topic, please.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM

You left out Mittmits. We have good reasons not to support Mutt.

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Oh, you ARE clever..carry on

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

In most other states, a state legislator would have immediately resigned after saying what he did, because it would have been clear that there was no chance of re-election or political future. It says a lot that he felt comfortable staying put. Thus, it doesn’t at all surprise me that Haley’s election was closer than many expected. Like it or not, SC still has a certain number of small-minded people in it who wouldn’t vote for someone like her, but would vote for someone with her exact same views who had XY chromosomes and paler skin.

McDuck on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

You just want to dump on SC b/c they don’t put gays up on the pedastal like you want. I understand that brother.

She was accused of having an affair by somebody she used to work with. That probably hurt her more than anything, since it followed Sanford having an affair.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

just remember Horace is an equal opportunity haten nutball. voted recently most likely to miss Perry. Originally a Palin then Cain guy.

Bmore on January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I gave up remembering what each individual hatin’ nutball believes or supports. Their numbers went up exponentially when y’all newest newbies came on board. Now I just try to remember y’all noobs that are worth keeping, and protecting, however sparingly, from the clutches of noob hunters.

I just lump the hatin’ nutballs together now.

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Why so touchy? Gov. Romney has everything going in his favor to win the nomination, he is going to really do well in Florida and that is a lot of delegates.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

So now Paul Ryan gets thrown under the scumbag newter bus. You newtnuts won’t be happy until your unelectable slime ball turns the R party into the lying petulant D party. (Nancy Pelosi laughing)

FlaMurph on January 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

In most other states, a state legislator would have immediately resigned after saying what he did, because it would have been clear that there was no chance of re-election or political future. It says a lot that he felt comfortable staying put. Thus, it doesn’t at all surprise me that Haley’s election was closer than many expected. Like it or not, SC still has a certain number of small-minded people in it who wouldn’t vote for someone like her, but would vote for someone with her exact same views who had XY chromosomes and paler skin.

McDuck on January 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I know quite a few people from SC and they have echoed your sentiments. If one of the other candidates that ran against her in the primary had her same exact record, he would have won in a landslide over Vincent Sheheen (although he was the strongest candidate the SC Democrats have put up in a long time).

GOPRanknFile on January 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I can hardly wait till Newt wins. The Hot Air blog will be blank!

Romney should just drop out and let the REAL Conservatives race to the finish.

Sparky5253 on January 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

You left out Mittmits. We have good reasons not to support Mutt.

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Oh, you ARE clever..carry on

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

“Most Witty” in my senior yearbook.

flyfisher on January 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

While you’re insulting 50% of the country, while don’t you remove the log from you own eye, Skippy?

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Most of those people are Democrats.

Only about 20% of church-going Republicans get divorced. The rate is even lower among college-educated Republicans.

And there’s no log to remove from my eye. I’ve been very faithful to my one wife. There’s no hypocrisy on my part for calling Newt an adulterous hypocrite that he is, unlike Newt himself when he acted as inquistor against Clinton.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Am not a mittser, a bot, a mittler youth nor am I paid. I support Gov. Romney and, though no one listens, there are good reasons for that.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The #1 reason being, like, he’s soooooooooooooooo handsome.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I see that I was spot on about you being a slimy douche.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

We were told men in SC hate women. Yet men in SC voted for Haley.

It’s your classic victim card playing getting nuked, big time.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Oh. The “I’m not a hypocrite. He is” defense.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I see that I was spot on about you being a slimy douche.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I think there’s little doubt most women Republican voters prefer Romney b/c of the way he looks and talks.

Others disagree.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Nice work, Tina. I’ll get you linked up: ‘Election-Day Poll Puts Gingrich Well Ahead in South Carolina’.

Donald Douglas on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Fire in the belly

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Am not a mittser, a bot, a mittler youth nor am I paid. I support Gov. Romney and, though no one listens, there are good reasons for that.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The reason no one listens? Read for yourself all the hysterical **** written on his behalf here. His followers do him a great disservice; I believe he is a much better candidate than their representation of him.

shaloma on January 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Well if I am doing okay? I’ll go out a short limb and say Horace will end up okay too.

Bmore on January 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

She was accused of having an affair by somebody she used to work with. That probably hurt her more than anything, since it followed Sanford having an affair.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Do you really think many people believed that? What did he have that she would have wanted? She had everything – the looks, power, connections. He had nothing. Why would she have cheated?

McDuck on January 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Besides Horace and I have been tag teaming. Helps on the reloads.

Bmore on January 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Mitt people, you aren’t going to win Mitt any support by zeroing in on Gingrich’s past adultery.

MeatHeadinCA on January 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

We should have just coronated romney at the outset. It’s his turn you know.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

FlaMurph on January 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

So all Republicans except Newt are above reproach?

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Do you really think many people believed that? What did he have that she would have wanted? She had everything – the looks, power, connections. He had nothing. Why would she have cheated?

McDuck on January 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I don’t know what to believe, I would have voted for her regardless. He never proved it, but she never refuted it that strongly, in my view.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

We are shooting ourselves in the foot… again.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

The #1 reason being, like, he’s soooooooooooooooo handsome.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Well, there IS that..LOL

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

i wonder how many votes perry will get tonight

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Is there anybody in America who pays attention to politics who does not know Gingrich had affairs by now?

WHy must Romney supporters always bring it up? We all know. People aren’t stupid as you think they are.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

i wonder how many votes perry will get tonight

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

My absolute dream would be for him to beat Santorum. I would laugh for a week.

I bet he gets 3% tonight.

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

You just want to dump on SC b/c they don’t put gays up on the pedastal like you want. I understand that brother.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

And again, another thread where Tesla brings up homosexuals…

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

We used to be a party that stood against moral relativism.

Now every True Conservative here is quoting “throwing stones” and “log out of eyes” at every turn.

From your OWS rhetoric, to your moral relativism, you True Conservatives are no different from the Democrats. You just hide behind God.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

She quit on her own accord as governor of Alaska to become a television personality.

Reality has a way of trumping idol worship.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

And Mitt butchered babies in MA.

What’s your point…..moderate?

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

The Perry fans are still here hoping Perry does well. Heh.

You got to know when to fold ‘em.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM

If Mitt had commited adultery, who thinks his current supporters would care?

I don’t.

It’s all politics. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Wrong again. Christianity holds that you can be forgiven for your sins. You have not figured that out yet.

Until you do, you won’t understand the Christian voter.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

If Mitt had commited adultery, who thinks his current supporters would care?

I don’t.

It’s all politics. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Of course they wouldn’t give a sh*t and Haner would be one of them, a hypocrits like he accuses almost all on this site.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Two-thirds of voters say recent debates were the most or one of most impt issues in deciding vote. AMAZING.

andy85719 on January 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM

From your OWS rhetoric, to your moral relativism, you True Conservatives are no different from the Democrats. You just hide behind God.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

As opposed to someone posing on a Blog as a Conservative, like yourself?

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Wrong again. Christianity holds that you can be forgiven for your sins. You have not figured that out yet.

Until you do, you won’t understand the Christian voter.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yes, by God. Ted Bundy asked for forgiveness from God, should he have been let out?

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Paul Ryan is a myth. He’s no conservative savoir. He’s your typical disappointing Republican.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Finally, someone who knows what they’re talking about.

Notorious GOP on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Church going Republicans, you just finished making an argument about how conservatives + repubs need to have a big tent, play in the NE. Now 5 mins later you are invalidating it all with an exact opposite argument. Not that I have anything against Church going Republicans, but try to stay grounded for more than 5 minute spurts during your Romney meltdown. Sheesh.

saus on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Why so touchy? Gov. Romney has everything going in his favor to win the nomination, he is going to really do well in Florida and that is a lot of delegates.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Not touchy. Frustrated by folks attributing things to me and others that are not true. There may be some strident Mitt supporters here. But no more than those that are ABR.

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Romney fans don’t want to talk healthcare policy or his record.

They do want to talk Gingrich’s adultery 15 plus years ago.

Who’s really serious about beating Obama? It’s not the ROmney supporters.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Almost half of #scprimary electorate says beating Obama most impt candidate quality in GOP field. Higher than IA or NH.

andy85719 on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I linked the following up at the headlines, but wow.

Cake

Midwestprincesse on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Paul Ryan is a myth. He’s no conservative savoir. He’s your typical disappointing Republican.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The guy that repeatedly body slammed the Annointed One on the budget and Obamacare? That disappointing one? So who’s your guy, Lindsey Graham? What a whacko you are.

jb34461 on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

My absolute dream would be for him to beat Santorum. I would laugh for a week.

I bet he gets 3% tonight.

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

that would be highlarious :)

you’re probably right though <5%

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

They are comparing Newt to a serial killer in Ted Bundy now.

That’s called jumping the shark. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Ask President Gore and President Kerry how much it helped them to wipe the floor with Bush at the debates.

At this point, it’s clear the dumb shit wing of the Party just wants a Jerry Springer-style debate with Obama, they could give two shits that Newt would lose a landslide.

Newt is even losing to Obama in fucking Texas, and don’t tell me Newt Gingrich doesn’t have 100% Name ID.

I always though a big part of the conservative movement was, you know, actually winning elections.

Newt has the same ideological problems Romney has, except Romney wasn’t a serial adulterer that tried his hand at the “swinger” scene with his seriously ill wives.

BradTank on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Why so touchy? Gov. Romney has everything going in his favor to win the nomination, he is going to really do well in Florida and that is a lot of delegates.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I was leaning towards him but he demonstrated in the last two debates he isn’t capable of doing what needs to be done: he had to come out swinging, like a playground bully against SOMEONE, and he just doesn’t have it in him. So Newt returning the media fastballs in both demonstrated that he “can take on Obama”. Mitt just doesn’t can’t do it and the constant question of “can he defeat Obama” never has a clear answer.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Romneycare pays for abortions. It doesn’t get any more moral or conservative than that. Does it mittrhoids?

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

They are comparing Newt to a serial killer in Ted Bundy now.

That’s called jumping the shark. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

More like cereal killer, that one.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The guy that repeatedly body slammed the Annointed One on the budget and Obamacare? That disappointing one? So who’s your guy, Lindsey Graham? What a whacko you are.

jb34461 on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Look at Paul Ryan’s voting record on the big fiscal issues. It’s sad. He’s not any better than Lindsey Graham.

I don’t like Graham, I like DeMint.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Wrong again. Christianity holds that you can be forgiven for your sins. You have not figured that out yet.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

God is the one who does the forgiving. You are not God, nor are you being asked to forgive Newt Gingrich. You are being asked to vote for him. Forgiveness has no part here.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Sad commentary on the state of the nation and state of the conservative movement went a majority of Tea Partiers — a movement entirely based on promoting fiscal conservatism and free enterprise — support a guy who has spent the last two weeks Occupying the GOP.

Newt would have no chance in November. Mitt will have no chance in November after the RDS-sufferers and Kamikaze Newt cripple him. We’re done.

jjraines on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Sorry Newt, Florida won’t have the rabid righties for your red meat. Romney will take FL.

rubberneck on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

that would be highlarious :)

you’re probably right though <5%

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

It would be our final revenge so to speak LOL :)

Oh well – what could have been.

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It is just as I interpreted Gingrich’s response to King: “Newtralize Alinsky’s Rule #5″
http://www.redcounty.com/content/newtralizing-rule-number-five

onlineanalyst on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

And because Newt committed adultery (in the Post-Clinton Age), you’re going to vote for leftist Mittens?

What kind of idiotic logic is that?

Thank God Ike didn’t use that logic and let Patton have the command of Third Army.

Newt fights, and he is forgiven. He will at least confront Obama on his record and attack the lunacy that is Obamacare.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Gotta love the juvenile commenters who are gleeful at the possibility of exacting revenge on Nikki Haley for daring to endorse Romney, and adopting the reckless stance that she should be “primaried”. Heck, it wasn’t long ago when they were crediting Sarah Palin with her win.

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Oh, I’m not voting for Gov. Romney in the primary but I’m not blind to his advantages in funds and organization.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Midwestprincesse on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

You know, Miss Princess, that if Newt had done that you would have said..way to go..good show. That’ll show ‘em

bluealice on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

They do want to talk Gingrich’s adultery 15 plus years ago.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

How about Freddy Mac?
How about taking the leftist line on bBain capital?
How about pimping global warming with Pelosi?
How about amnesty for illegal immigrants? ETC, ETc.

No, it’s not because he is JUST a serial philanderer who stands before God and then breaks his oath… in addition to his bad character he takes whatever side of an issue that is most politically expedient.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Asked which candidate ran the most unfair campaign, 30% of #SCPrimary voters pointed to Romney, 26% to Gingrich bit.ly/xEqdgT

andy85719 on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

God is the one who does the forgiving. You are not God, nor are you being asked to forgive Newt Gingrich. You are being asked to vote for him. Forgiveness has no part here.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Callista has forgiven him.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Btw, since all you True Conservatives* are so quick to forgive Newt for, well, everything…why do you refuse to forgive Romney for his decade-old policy heresies?

jjraines on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

God is the one who does the forgiving. You are not God, nor are you being asked to forgive Newt Gingrich. You are being asked to vote for him. Forgiveness has no part here.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

As someone who has been divorced twice, and has led services and sung in churches for 30 years, you do not know what you are talking about.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I think there’s little doubt most women Republican voters prefer Romney b/c of the way he looks and talks.

Others disagree.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You might want to speak for yourself and not “most Republican women”. Yes, others disagree & that’s an understatement.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Why can’t Haley be primaried? If she thinks Romney is a small government guy and should be presidenet, that’s a problem for most conservatives.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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