Rubio to Romney’s rescue? Update: Gingrich retreats

posted at 1:20 pm on January 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

And not for the first time this week, either.  Tea Party sensation Senator Marco Rubio has remained officially neutral in the Republican presidential primary race, but that may end up changing, in practice if not in declaration.  Two days in a row, Rubio has come to the defense of Mitt Romney, scolding Newt Gingrich for misrepresenting Romney while campaigning in Florida, this time on immigration (via the Boss Emeritus):

 Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant.”

“This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.

“The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.”

Rubio’s sharp rebuke comes a day after he subtly corrected Gingrich for comparing Romney to former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, branded by conservatives as a turncoat who left the party before Rubio beat him in 2010.

Subtly?  Not exactly.  Rubio slammed the comparison, reminding Florida voters that Romney campaigned for Rubio against Crist in 2010, and was “one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me.”  The statement didn’t name Gingrich, but the message was clear — Romney made a difference on behalf of Rubio, not Crist, and apparently did more than Gingrich in that effort.  The only thing missing from that statement was a mention of DeDe Scozzafava.

Rubio’s opinion will make a great deal of difference to conservatives in the Sunshine State, which Rubio obviously knows.  He’s taking care not to tip his hand, especially since either one of the two front-runners might want Rubio as a running mate (which I believe would be a mistake for Rubio, but that’s a subject for another post).  However, having to come to Romney’s defense twice to answer attacks from Gingrich — and especially reminding voters which of the two men took Rubio’s side earliest in the Senate race — is bound to have an impact on how conservative Florida voters perceive Rubio’s position.  And given Rubio’s popularity nationally among Tea Party activists and grassroots conservatives, these defenses could have an impact well beyond Florida.

Update: Newt Gingrich’s team has now agreed to pull the ad after more than a dozen Hispanic politicians in Florida joined Rubio in demanding it:

In the wake of Sen. Marco Rubio’s denunciation of Newt Gingrich’s ad calling Mitt Romney ‘anti-immigrant,’ the Romney campaign’s Hispanic leadership team — headlined by former Sen. Mel Martinez — is demanding that Gingrich pull down the radio spot.

But Gingrich already plans to do it.

“We respect Senator Rubio tremendously and will remove the ad from the rotation. We will replace it with a positive message that will continue to focus on drawing contrast between our clear vision on the issues important to the hispanic community and our oponnents lack thereof,” Gingrich’s Florida campaign chairman, Jose Mallea, said.

Looks like Gingrich doesn’t want to force Rubio into choosing sides.


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Romney supports Rubio, Newt supports Scozzafava, but hey, Newt is the “true conservative” in the race.

echosyst on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

From Ace at ASHQ: http://minx.cc/?post=326041

Why is Ace one of the few who get it and is comfortable saying it?

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

He’s right about Newt. How does that make Romney a conservative or a winning candidate? It doesn’t.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Also, would you rather lose than have Romney in the White House.

I will vote for Gingrich if I need to, but I am hearing a lot of “I will take my ball and stay home.”

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Gingbots have threatened to stay home if their guy’s no the nominee from the very beginning.

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.

All they care about is getting back at what they see is the “establishment” – aka anybody backing Romney and they don’t care if it costs the general, the supreme court, Obamacare becoming permentant, etc. etc.

Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Mitt supported Rubio. Newt supported DeDe Scozzafava. Actions do speak louder than words.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yes, you are right and Romney also supported Mike Castle of Delaware and Scott Brown of Masachusetts–two people who might as well be democrats.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

haner on January 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Well darn, no, someone should have told this independent and my whole monolithic independent family that we were suppose to be on the Romney bus. Won’t be happening.

noneoftheabove on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

This won’t win many friends but Rubio is just a BUSH TOOL.

Marco is Jeb Bush without the hard edges Jeb has. :-)

PappyD61 on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Romney supports Rubio, Newt supports Scozzafava, but hey, Newt is the “true conservative” in the race.

echosyst on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Mitt hid under his desk during NY-23.

But notably missing from the endorsement mix was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Less than a week before election day, while campaigning for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Bob McDonnell, Romney announced: “I have chosen not to endorse the Republican in the 23,” indicating that he thought that sent a message in and of itself.

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Hey Marco, say hello to John Bolton for me while you’re under that bus.

JPeterman on January 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley and John Bolton are all RINO’s. /Mitt hater

Roymunson on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

How does Rubio feel about old Crist campaign staffers running things for Romney in Florida?

multiuseless on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Interesting read about Newt from someone who was there: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/289159/gingrich-and-reagan-elliott-abrams?pg=2

ajbell on January 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Abrams is a Bush hack and part of the problem.

Fear not! I have a better article:

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/24/reagans-young-lieutenant

Punchenko on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Just curious – how did the revelation of Newt’s total net worth of $6.7M strike you all? Was anyone surprised by that number and, if so, was it high or low in your opinion? Just wondering…

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

like he shouldn’t be the one who borrows the ‘class warfare’ tactics from his president and demagogue the 99% issue, because it can blow up in his face…how can he talk about Romney’s (a few millions tax bracket higher than himself) inability to connect with average Joe because of his wealth, as opposed to him…why? because he has only 7 millions, as opposed to 100 millions??? jee, that makes all the difference, for the average Joe, he can count to 7, but not to 100???…ironically enough, it’s Gingrich who blows off his campaign money taking private jets to book signing, while Romney, the multi-millionaire, flies commercial…if ridiculitis was a desease, Gingrich would be diagnosed with it…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

After that speech last night…

… I would think everyone, I mean everyone would be going after Obowma.

Seven Percent Solution on January 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Interesting read about Newt from someone who was there: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/289159/gingrich-and-reagan-elliott-abrams?pg=2

ajbell on January 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

You’ll never win any arguments using other peoples’ opinions, and this is all it is. You link goes to a blogger interpreting history as he remembers it. Well, you know how well memory can stand the test of accuracy. Don’t ever fight a case based on memory in court.

I probably could dig up lots of instances where Elliot stretched the truth just to get a point across.

timberline on January 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

How does Rubio feel about old Crist campaign staffers running things for Romney in Florida?

multiuseless on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I’m sure he feels hurt :-), which is why he came to Romney’s support :-)

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

All they care about is getting back at what they see is the “establishment” – aka anybody backing Romney and they don’t care if it costs the general, the supreme court, Obamacare becoming permentant, etc. etc.

Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Absolutely, one of the most important aspects of 2012 is the Supreme Court. If we do not win, it is over down the road.

He’s right about Newt. How does that make Romney a conservative or a winning candidate? It doesn’t.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

You might be right, but I am just saying that Gingrich has no chance at winning CO, NV, NM, or PA. We need to take a few of these states to win but Gingrich cannot.

But, people think Obama is weaker than he really is…which makes me mad at Americans for not paying attention to how awful Obama really is.

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

echosyst on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Look, I donated to the guy who ran against Scozzafava but she was the duly chosen candidate of the Republican Party. That’s plenty crazy I will admit but Gingrich had zero to do with and supported the Republican candidate like a good little Republican Dobee. Just like Gov. Romney support everybody’s favorite Christine O’Donnell. Should there have been a better candidate? Hell yes, but she was it and I think more of Gov Romney for supporting the choice.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Gingbots have threatened to stay home if their guy’s no the nominee from the very beginning.

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.

All they care about is getting back at what they see is the “establishment” – aka anybody backing Romney and they don’t care if it costs the general, the supreme court, Obamacare becoming permentant, etc. etc.

Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Excatly how I feel! I am a Romney supporter but will easily vote for Newt if he makes it to the general. These Gingbots just wanna take their ball and go home if Romney gets the nod. And do a lot of crying while they’re at it.

Roymunson on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Yes, you are right and Romney also supported Mike Castle of Delaware and Scott Brown of Masachusetts–two people who might as well be democrats.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

The obvious difference is Mitt supported Republicans, Newt supported a Liberal.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Mitt supported Rubio. Newt supported DeDe Scozzafava. Actions do speak louder than words.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yes, you are right and Romney also supported Mike Castle of Delaware and Scott Brown of Masachusetts–two people who might as well be democrats.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

And Senator Christine O’Donnell is doing a great job in her first year.
Yeah. Funny.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Rubio slammed the comparison, reminding Florida voters that Romney campaigned for Rubio against Crist in 2010, and was “one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me.” The statement didn’t name Gingrich, but the message was clear — Romney made a difference on behalf of Rubio, not Crist, and apparently did more than Gingrich in that effort.

This sort of thing will repeat over and over from the candidates Romney aided over the last three years, until he wins the nomination.

The purity police on the right should have been a little less vicious, because now we are left with Gingrich as the only ABR candidate. The purity patrol caused the decent conservative candidates to exit, or avoid the race altogether. Congratulations, your prize is Romney.

Vashta.Nerada on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Romney has opposed Obamacare from the beginning of it consistently.
Swerve22 on January 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Did you actually type that with a straight face? Romneycare is the blueprint for Obamacare and Oromney sent his staff to the WH to help Obama craft Obamacare. Oromneycare has been defened to the hilt by it’s architec, Oromney.

Good lord, you Mittbots are worse than the Obama zombies.

they lie on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Also, would you rather lose than have Romney in the White House.

I will vote for Gingrich if I need to, but I am hearing a lot of “I will take my ball and stay home.”

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

That’s because those who’ve become Gingrich supporters are the same “true con” types that have existed since day one of the campaign season. The only thing that’s changed with them is the candidate or potential candidate. First it was Palin or I stay home, then it was Bachmann or I stay home, then Cain or I stay home, etc.

The only amusing / frustrating thing about the Gingrich support now is that these same people are acting like he’s a Tea Party champion, when he’s as “Establishment” as Mitt Romney has ever been. Like I said in other threads, the sheer level of intellectual dishonesty that they have to go through to pretend that Newt f***ing Gingrich, perpetual Washington Insider, is some sort of grassroots paragon of Tea Party / true con virtue, is staggering.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Just curious – how did the revelation of Newt’s total net worth of $6.7M strike you all? Was anyone surprised by that number and, if so, was it high or low in your opinion? Just wondering…

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I wonder if anyone has thought about how much money you need to make 21 million a year in capital gains. figure an avg return of 5%. that means you need 420 million just in investments to make 21 million a year. Not counting the homes and land and business interests That means Mitt’s networth is in the area of +500 million. How does that stike you?

Is that high or low in your opinion? Just wondering

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

The obvious difference is Mitt supported Republicans, Newt supported a Liberal.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

She was as much of a republican when she ran as Castle or Brown.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

And Senator Christine O’Donnell is doing a great job in her first year.
Yeah. Funny.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention that Romney’s PAC also gave O’Donnell’s campaign money. He covered all his bases. :)

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Newt retreats?

We will replace it with a positive message that will continue to focus on drawing contrast between our clear vision on the issues important to the hispanic community and our oponnents lack thereof,” Gingrich’s Florida campaign chairman, Jose Mallea, said.

Keeping positive like going after the real enemy Newt? You know that dude in the White House?

JPeterman on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

And Senator Christine O’Donnell is doing a great job in her first year.
Yeah. Funny.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Support for Christine O’Donnell appears to have emerged this morning as a kind of grassroots litmus test, and the Establishment is scrambling to pass it.

Mitt Romney just endorsed her, saying, “Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O’Donnell. She ran an impressive campaign. I believe it is important we support her so we can win back the U.S. Senate this fall.”

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

You might be right, but I am just saying that Gingrich has no chance at winning CO, NV, NM, or PA. We need to take a few of these states to win but Gingrich cannot.

But, people think Obama is weaker than he really is…which makes me mad at Americans for not paying attention to how awful Obama really is.

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I am surprised you didn’t mention CA, my state alone accounts for whooping number of delegate votes (more precisely 172) in the GOP primaries, needless to tell you that Rommney is leading Gingrich by two digits here…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

He’s right about Newt. How does that make Romney a conservative or a winning candidate? It doesn’t.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

You might be right, but I am just saying that Gingrich has no chance at winning CO, NV, NM, or PA. We need to take a few of these states to win but Gingrich cannot.

But, people think Obama is weaker than he really is…which makes me mad at Americans for not paying attention to how awful Obama really is.

ConservativeLaw on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

And I’m saying Romney can’t even hold all of the states McCain won. In his one political win he didn’t even get 50% of the vote. How many Southern states can we afford to hand Obama? Some of them will be in play if Romney is the nominee.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Your leaders betray you.
Boehner, McConnell, Brown, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
They betray you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.
Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

You don’t get around much, I see. You might want to go back and read the HA comments just before and after Newt spanked Oromney in SC. Then get back to us.

they lie on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Open question?

If you support Mitt or Newt, and that choice loses the nomination… is the remaining one BETTER than BO?????

Conservative or Moderate the answer is YESSSSSSS !!!

Cincy Conservative on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Gingrich retreats, on immigration ad, and Nancy has nada.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Gingbots have threatened to stay home if their guy’s no the nominee from the very beginning.

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.

All they care about is getting back at what they see is the “establishment” – aka anybody backing Romney and they don’t care if it costs the general, the supreme court, Obamacare becoming permentant, etc. etc.

Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Why should anyone who uses childish nicknames such as “Gingbots” or “Mittbots” or “Paulbots”, expect to have people take them seriously?

But by your use of “Gingbots”, I’m assuming you are referring to Gingrich supporters.

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.

Back it up with proof, or admit you’re just talking out of your azz.

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

And Senator Christine O’Donnell is doing a great job in her first year.
Yeah. Funny.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention that Romney’s PAC also gave O’Donnell’s campaign money. He covered all his bases. :)

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Mr. Flip Flop talked out of both sides of his mouth? SHOCKING!!!!!

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Your leaders betray you.
Boehner, McConnell, Brown, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
They betray you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

When was Gitmo closed?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Rubio made a comment last night on TV about the worry of having a POTUS make an ill-tempered pronouncement that has the potential to resonate adversely around the world.

Sure sounds like a dig at shoot-from-the-hip, angry Newtron to me.

Rubio is a smart and savvy politician. Of course now he’s a RINO. I’ve lost count of how many formerly TC-approved Republicans are now RINO/evil establishment types.

So could the purity brigade save everyone a lot of trouble and just list the acceptable, non-establishment Republicans? It’s sure to be a very short (non-existent?) list–and St. Sarah doesn’t quality, btw.

Meredith on January 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Just curious – how did the revelation of Newt’s total net worth of $6.7M strike you all? Was anyone surprised by that number and, if so, was it high or low in your opinion? Just wondering…

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

How come Newt’s net worth is only 6.7 millions when his income in 2010 alone was over 3.1 millions (and he underpaid his MediCare Tax)?
Did he spend too much money at Tiffany?

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Normally I think that anyone who won’t vote for the Republican nominee is stupid but even as a quasi Newt supporter, I understand for some people the adultery in his life is something they just can’t ignore. If they can’t forgive him for that or don’t believe God has, I respect their choice. On ideology, both front runners suck so that is pretty weak tea as a reason to take your ball home and refuse to play.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM

And Senator Christine O’Donnell is doing a great job in her first year.
Yeah. Funny.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Support for Christine O’Donnell appears to have emerged this morning as a kind of grassroots litmus test, and the Establishment is scrambling to pass it.

Mitt Romney just endorsed her, saying, “Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O’Donnell. She ran an impressive campaign. I believe it is important we support her so we can win back the U.S. Senate this fall.”

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

A day late and 15% short. Was he in the Cayman Islands hiding his money?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Gotta love how Gingrich keeps calling Romney “desperate”. Projection, projection…

BTW, why is Gingrich the “Front runner”? Romney won N.H., came in second (by a hair) in Iowa, and came in second in S.C.; Newt won S.C., came in 4th in Iowa and 5th (dead last!) in N.H. and Romney has more delegates…

Yes, you are right and Romney also supported Mike Castle of Delaware and Scott Brown of Masachusetts–two people who might as well be democrats.
KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

OMG! If you represent the GOP with this suicidal thinking we’re doomed!

Buy Danish on January 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Keeping positive like going after the real enemy Newt? You know that dude in the White House?

JPeterman on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Gingrich, like the legendary Hercules, needs to clean the stables out and then go for the Hydra’s head.

timberline on January 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Just curious – how did the revelation of Newt’s total net worth of $6.7M strike you all? Was anyone surprised by that number and, if so, was it high or low in your opinion? Just wondering…

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I wonder if anyone has thought about how much money you need to make 21 million a year in capital gains. figure an avg return of 5%. that means you need 420 million just in investments to make 21 million a year. Not counting the homes and land and business interests That means Mitt’s networth is in the area of +500 million. How does that stike you?

Is that high or low in your opinion? Just wondering

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If you read my post you’ll see no judgment or opinion in there. I am a Newt supporter.

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

So, are you saying that the Tea Party folks who are now supporting Gingrich will stay home if Romney is the nominee?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I believe he actually campaign for Ms. O’Donnell.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Ed,

why would Rubio on the ticket be a mistake? Do you think the Republicans will lose?

John the Libertarian on January 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Newt’s pulling the ad is not because he “doesn’t want to force
Rubio into picking sides”. What a bunch of bunk! Anyone with a
brain knows that Rubio is for Romney – In front of the crowd
he wants to appear neutral, however, behind the scenes it is a different scene.

Newt’s ad got the result it was intended for. Now he can
release a nice ad and everyone is happy again. Its politics.

Miami-Dade is liberal, St. Petersburg is liberal. Other than
that, I believe most of the state could be conservative or at
least leaning that way. Romney is not a conservative.

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Your leaders betray you.
Boehner, McConnell, Brown, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
They betray you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

When was Gitmo closed?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

How about that flat tax?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Rubio slammed the comparison, reminding Florida voters that Romney campaigned for Rubio against Crist in 2010, and was “one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me.” The statement didn’t name Gingrich, but the message was clear — Romney made a difference on behalf of Rubio, not Crist, and apparently did more than Gingrich in that effort.

Rubio’s opinion will make a great deal of difference to conservatives in the Sunshine State, which Rubio obviously knows.

However, having to come to Romney’s defense twice to answer attacks from Gingrich — and especially reminding voters which of the two men took Rubio’s side earliest in the Senate race — is bound to have an impact on how conservative Florida voters perceive Rubio’s position. And given Rubio’s popularity nationally among Tea Party activists and grassroots conservatives, these defenses could have an impact well beyond Florida.

THIS. is what I have been telling anti-Romney posters on HA for the last 9 months that it has been ROMNEY that has been out there with HIS MONEY and SUPPORT long before 2010 to help these TPers get elected in 2010 MORE THAN ANY OTHER PERSON. I am glad Rubio pointed this out!

HA posters to begin calling Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, a RINO in 3, 2, 1, ….

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Is that high or low in your opinion? Just wondering

unseen on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

it strikes me as his business entirely…he made his money legally and not on the back of the taxpayers (like you know who), so it shouldn’t be anybody’s business but his own how much he makes…the problem here is the demagoguery of Gingrich, who thinks that a few millions made off the govt is ok, but a few hundred millions earned by venturing in the capital markets and playing by the rules is not ok…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Your leaders betray you.
Boehner, McConnell, Brown, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
They betray you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

When was Gitmo closed?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

How about that flat tax?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Typical liberal reaction, when you can’t defend, deflect.

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Open question?

If you support Mitt or Newt, and that choice loses the nomination… is the remaining one BETTER than BO?????

Conservative or Moderate the answer is YESSSSSSS !!!

Cincy Conservative on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Of course both are better than Obama. Even Santorum is better, though I find the man and his so-con fascism to be quite nauseating.

[the only one actively worse than Obama is Ron Paul]

But then again, I’m not the one acting as if Romney is only slightly to the right of Obama, or stating that I’ll sit home if Gingrich is the nominee, etc.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Newt didn’t ban guns. Romney banned guns.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

You should look at Newt’s gun positions a bit more closely.

and this.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

on the heels of this:

In a show of overwhelming strength in Miami-Dade County,
the Mitt Romney campaign today announced the support of a list of local elected officials who have endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

“I am proud to have the support of these respected leaders,” said Mitt Romney. “Like me, these leaders believe that our President has failed to lead, and stand ready to join our effort to restore prosperity to America, so the hard-working people and families in every corner of our nation can find jobs and move forward.”

“Mitt Romney is a committed conservative who believes in the American Dream, and we believe in him,” said Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. “Governor Romney is principled, hard-working, and honest; and he has the real-world experience necessary to bring our country out of economic recession. We are proud to endorse him and support his candidacy.”

The following leaders have endorsed Governor Romney for President:

Ana Rivas Logan, State Representative
Anitere Flores, State Senator
Carlos Hernandez, Mayor of Hialeah
Dan Espino, Vice-Mayor of Miami Springs
Eddy Gonzalez, State Representative
Isis Garcia-Martinez, Hialeah City Councilwoman
Jeanette Nunez, State Representative
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Jose Bermudez, Mayor of Doral
Jose Caragol, Hialeah City Councilman
Jose Felix Diaz, State Representative
Jose Oliva, State Representative
Katharine Cue, Hialeah City Councilwoman
Luis Gonzalez, Hialeah City Councilman
Michael Pizzi, Mayor of Miami Lakes
Nelson Hernandez, Miami Lakes City Councilman
Paul Hernandez, Hialeah City Councilman
Pete Cabrera, Doral Councilman
Tim Daubert, Miami Lakes City Councilman
Yioset de la Cruz, Mayor of Hialeah Gardens
Zavier Garcia, Mayor of Miami Springs

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

THIS. is what I have been telling anti-Romney posters on HA for the last 9 months that it has been ROMNEY that has been out there with HIS MONEY and SUPPORT long before 2010 to help these TPers get elected in 2010 MORE THAN ANY OTHER PERSON ensure they helped him win the nomination.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

What a spin you put on it. No one believes he suddenly became a conservative Tea Party type in his sixties. As he has proven time and again, he’s fully comfortable with liberals holding office.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

THIS. is what I have been telling anti-Romney posters on HA for the last 9 months that it has been ROMNEY that has been out there with HIS MONEY and SUPPORT long before 2010 to help these TPers get elected in 2010 MORE THAN ANY OTHER PERSON. I am glad Rubio pointed this out!

HA posters to begin calling Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, a RINO in 3, 2, 1, ….

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

No, you see, when EVERYONE else (including Gingrich), donates money to or endorses a Tea Party candidate, it’s because they love conservatism, by God. When Mitt Romney does it, it’s only because he’s looking for political payback one day, or something.

So, are you saying that the Tea Party folks who are now supporting Gingrich will stay home if Romney is the nominee?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The Tea Party as a whole? Possibly.

What I am saying is that I’ve seen “true conservative” types here on HotAir say something to that effect ad nauseum for months and months and months now. Although you could substitute “Romney” for one of the other alleged “Establishment” candidates and the reaction was the same.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:17 PM

BTW, why is Gingrich the “Front runner”? Romney won N.H., came in second (by a hair) in Iowa, and came in second in S.C.; Newt won S.C., came in 4th in Iowa and 5th (dead last!) in N.H. and Romney has more delegates…

As Romney would put it: :”C’est la guerre”>

timberline on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I haven’t heard Romney supporters saying they’ll vote for Obama in the general or stay home, but I hear it from every other Gingbots mouth.

Ruiner on January 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I thinks is pretty clear the Romney tools would vote for BO if Mittens isn’t on the ticket……BO and Mitt’s are nearly identical twins.

David in ATL on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Your leaders betray you.
Boehner, McConnell, Brown, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
They betray you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

When was Gitmo closed?

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

How about that flat tax?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Typical liberal reaction, when you can’t defend, deflect.

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:13 PM

republicans will never allow gitmo to close.
Now….
And that ‘Goddamn’ fence?
Drilling in anwr?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Any of them Mexican Romneys??

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Gingrich retreats, on immigration ad, and Nancy has nada.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

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Retreats?? well isn’t that a namby word. The Ex- Speaker- WHOM YOU RECALL derided Mittens for False super pac ads, in front of a NATIONAL tv audience – TURNED right around and played his little hypocritical propaganda game. Not very much leadership there.
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Retreats? more like crawls away with tail between legs.

FlaMurph on January 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Staystupid.

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Newt didn’t ban guns. Romney banned guns.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

You should look at Newt’s gun positions a bit more closely.

and this.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

With more than three decades as a public figure, Newt is the quintessential political chameleon, shifting his views to reflect whatever is popular with the Washington, D.C. chattering class.
Make no mistake, while Newt may talk a solid conservative game, his record is that of a typical Inside-the-Beltway politician who will cut ANY compromise or make ANY deal with anyone for his own political or personal gain.
While Newt used the institutional gun lobby as a mouthpiece to convince millions of gun owners nationwide that “as long as he is Speaker, no gun-control legislation is going to move in committee or on the House floor,” he was working behind the scenes to pass gun control.
In 1996, Newt Gingrich turned his back on guns and voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which strips the Second Amendment rights of citizens involved in misdemeanor domestic violence charges or temporary protection orders –- in some cases for actions as minor as spanking a child or grabbing a spouse’s wrist.(1)
Gingrich even called the anti-gun measure “reasonable,” and predicted that it would sail through his Republican-controlled House of Representatives with little trouble.(2)
The Lautenberg Gun Ban is one of the Congressional Republicans’ worst betrayals of gun owners, and those complicit in its passage deserve nothing but contempt from gun owners.
This gun control measure ranks right up there with the Brady Registration Act as the most aggressive gun control in America, denying hundreds of thousands of would-be gun owners the right to self defense.
Gingrich also stood shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi to pass the “Criminal Safezones Act” which prevents armed citizens from defending themselves in certain arbitrary locations. You and I both know that Criminal Safezones don’t protect law-abiding citizens, but actually protect the criminals who ignore them.(3)
As you can see, Newt Gingrich is no friend of gun owners, or small government conservatives. He simply can’t be trusted, and his record reflects his contempt not only for the truth, but his own integrity and the integrity of the very people he’s asking to vote for him to be the most powerful man in the modern world. http://www.nationalgunrights.org/the-inconvenient-truth-about-newt/

Also this on Romney:
Voted and eased 2nd Amendment bills in MA
See here: “Massachusetts oldest, largest and premier pro-second amendment/gun rights group, Gun owners` Action League (GOAL) stated:“The bill was the greatest victory for gun owners since the passage of the gun control laws in 1998 (Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998). It was a reform bill totally supported by GOAL. Press and media stories around the country got it completely wrong when claimed the bill was an extension of the ‘assault weapon’ ban”

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I fear my statement won’t get my any love here but where does this puppy-love excitement with Marco Rubio come from? The guy talks smoothly, I’ll grant him that, but we already have one in the White House who also does. He used the Tea Party energy and money to smack down the Orange Man, but that’s about all good that he achieved so far. Sponsoring SOPA is an abysmal blemish on his reputation, one of rare few that voters on both sides of the isle abhor equally. It’s not even clear whether Rubio is eligible to be a VP. Is he really the Messiah conservatives were looking for?

Archivarix on January 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Romney supports Rubio, Newt supports Scozzafava, but hey, Newt is the “true conservative” in the race.

echosyst on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Newt has been a sellout for his entire career. He learned early that all you need to do to get support his cycle is package yourself in red meat and that’s exactly what he’s doing. Wait till he gets the nomination, decides to package himself as a liberal again (after a 1 and a half year stint as a “tea party patriot) and loses anyway to Obama because he’s the most corrupt, dishonest washington politician in recent history.

I love the people on here claiming that Romney is more liberal because he didn’t endorse Hoffman compared to Newt endorsing Dede…wtf?

Swerve22 on January 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Staystupid.

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Lighten up, Francis. It was a joke. I don’t like either of them. Both are too liberal to receive my vote. It’s silly to post the names of 3700 hispanics who have endorsed Mutt.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I admittedly stole this line from somewhere else , but here goes:

Newt’s Family Values:

‘Using your children from your first wife to say your second wife is lying about your third wife.”

Tater Salad on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I thinks is pretty clear the Romney tools would vote for BO if Mittens isn’t on the ticket……BO and Mitt’s are nearly identical twins.

David in ATL on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

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And this is the drivel I was talking about.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM

As he has proven time and again, he’s fully comfortable with liberals holding office.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

what can he do about the liberals holding offices, especially in liberal states like MA, CA? they have been elected by their electorate, they represent the people who voted for them, right… what do you expect him to do, get in their face, yell at them (like you know who :-), punch them in their faces for the evil bastards that they are :-), throw the gauntlet, challenge them to a duel, seriously, dude…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The Tea Party as a whole? Possibly.

What I am saying is that I’ve seen “true conservative” types here on HotAir say something to that effect ad nauseum for months and months and months now. Although you could substitute “Romney” for one of the other alleged “Establishment” candidates and the reaction was the same.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I can’t speak for other HA commenters, but I have stated repeatedly that I will vote for whoever the nominee is to get rid of Obama. And if you read the Open Thread from last night’s speech you’ll see others saying the same thing.

As for the Tea Party as whole staying home – no, it won’t happen.

The conventional wisdom suggests that tea party supporters have a “my way or the highway” attitude and Establishment Republicans just want a winner, but the data shows that the opposite is true.

Looking ahead to the Florida primary, 94 percent of tea party Republicans say they will vote for whomever wins the GOP nomination. Only 77 percent of non-tea party Republicans are willing to make the same pledge. This commitment to party loyalty comes even though tea party activists are less convinced than others that Romney is the strongest general election candidate. Similar results have been found in survey after survey in the 2012 primary season.

Flora Duh on January 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM

THIS. is what I have been telling anti-Romney posters on HA for the last 9 months that it has been ROMNEY that has been out there with HIS MONEY and SUPPORT long before 2010 to help these TPers get elected in 2010 MORE THAN ANY OTHER PERSON ensure they helped him win the nomination.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

What a spin you put on it. No one believes he suddenly became a conservative Tea Party type in his sixties. As he has proven time and again, he’s fully comfortable with liberals holding office.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Typical on this site!

I post FACTS that MANY Congress members have said Romney was a HUGE factor in getting them elected in 2010 and there are some that are not even supporting him now BUT the fact remains the same that Romney and his SuperPac helped more Republicans/TPers than likely ANYONE in the political spectrum.

You call it spin but it is a fact. He was ALL over the country helping the conservative cause.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Yes, you are right and Romney also supported Mike Castle of Delaware and Scott Brown of Masachusetts–two people who might as well be democrats.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Are you purposely dense? Scott Brown was the vote that stopped Obamacare initially and forced the Democrats to sneak it in.

Scott Brown is infinitely better than Martha Croakley or Liz Warren. He is one step towards Republican control of the Senate.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Well sh!t, you didn’t realize you need moderates and Independents too?

haner on January 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

You make no sense as usual. My point is when the RINO candidate loses a primary, RINOs don’t vote for the Republican. But if anyone suggests they won’t vote for Rommney, the Mittbots flip out.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I admittedly stole this line from somewhere else , but here goes: “Using your children from your first wife to say your second wife is lying about your third wife.”

Tater Salad on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM

it had wide circulation on facebook…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Just curious – how did the revelation of Newt’s total net worth of $6.7M strike you all? Was anyone surprised by that number and, if so, was it high or low in your opinion? Just wondering…

sleepingiantsup on January 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

It strikes me as close to the price of a comfortable apartment in New York City.

saspepper on January 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Scott Brown is infinitely better than Martha Croakley or Liz Warren.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Yes. Because when Scotty B votes for Obama’s agenda it only counts as 1/2 a vote whereas Liz Warrens’ vote counts as a full vote.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

As he has proven time and again, he’s fully comfortable with liberals holding office.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

what can he do about the liberals holding offices, especially in liberal states like MA, CA? they have been elected by their electorate, they represent the people who voted for them, right… what do you expect him to do, get in their face, yell at them (like you know who :-), punch them in their faces for the evil bastards that they are :-), throw the gauntlet, challenge them to a duel, seriously, dude…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The man voted for Paul Tsongas for pete’s sake. Why did he vote for a radical liberal? He sure didn’t have to implement their programs. He didn’t have to work with them to strip freedoms away from the citizens. He didn’t have to pay lip service to their moral depravity (abortion and gays). He didn’t have to appoint dozens of them to the bench. You just can’t have the record this man has and then believe Republicans in other states will believe you are a conservative. It’s just laughable.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I thinks is pretty clear the Romney tools would vote for BO if Mittens isn’t on the ticket……BO and Mitt’s are nearly identical twins.

David in ATL on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

There’s a RightMan around here who has vowed to vote for Obama since Perry crapped out.
Everyone, join the cause!

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Bottom line: Newt Gingrich is corrupt scum, and voters know it. Newt Gingrich would be a disaster as the nominee.

Romney is going to be an excellent president. He is the man to beat Obama. Newt Gingrich is just a pompous, egomaniacal, lying politican.

a vote for Gingrich = a vote for an Obama landslide victory

Thank you to Marco Rubio for calling out the filth and nastiness of the Newt Gingrich campaign!

bluegill on January 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Amen.

Slainte on January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Come one Ed. The idea that any statement by Marco Bushio is going to convince even one tea party member to vote for Romney is ridiculous. Either now OR in the future.

AmeriCuda on January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM

There has been so much hostility directed towards the anyone but Romney crowd that I don’t see how Romney will have the support that he will need to win. It’s the die hard conservative base that makes the difference in campaigns with their get out the vote efforts. They are not going to be so willing to do those things for Romney’s campaign. I always vote a straight Republican ticket and will do so whoever is at the top. It’s the only way to get rid of Holder and all the czars as well as the danger of more executive orders. But the Romney supporters in media and heading these blogs need to dial their disdain for Newt supporters down a notch or they will be campaigning on their own against Obama.

Rose on January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM

It strikes me as close to the price of a comfortable apartment in New York City.

saspepper on January 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

lol :-), except for that’s what he’s left with after he bought said apartment in NY city, paid for it, its property taxes, paid his taxes (well, assuming he doesn’t dodge them – see the medicare underpayments, etc, etc)…

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I fear my statement won’t get my any love here but where does this puppy-love excitement with Marco Rubio come from? The guy talks smoothly, I’ll grant him that, but we already have one in the White House who also does. He used the Tea Party energy and money to smack down the Orange Man, but that’s about all good that he achieved so far. Sponsoring SOPA is an abysmal blemish on his reputation, one of rare few that voters on both sides of the isle abhor equally. It’s not even clear whether Rubio is eligible to be a VP. Is he really the Messiah conservatives were looking for?

Archivarix on January 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I like Rubio quite a bit and think he’s got potential to be a great Republican politician in coming years.

But conservatives these days are desperate for their own Obama.

Well, actually, they’re desperate for the second coming of Reagan (which is a huge reason why we’re in the mess we’re in with Romney & Gingrich being the last two viable options for the nomination), but since Obama is styled as the liberal version of Reagan, he’s an appropriate choice for an analogy.

Hence their eagerness to latch onto ANY new conservative flavor of the month, who might potentially become that next Obama / Reagan. Rubio in Florida, Allen West, Walker in Wisconsin, etc.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I post FACTS that MANY Congress members have said Romney was a HUGE factor in getting them elected in 2010 and there are some that are not even supporting him now BUT the fact remains the same that Romney and his SuperPac helped more Republicans/TPers than likely ANYONE in the political spectrum.

You call it spin but it is a fact. He was ALL over the country helping the conservative cause.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

He was helping the Romney Cause. You think he did all that from the goodness of his heart? He did it precisely because he knew 2 years later he’d have favors ALL over the country to cash in on.

Where was he in 2004 or 2006 or better yet in 2000 being oh so generous to Republicans ALL over the country? He was donating money to Democrats, that’s where he was.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Mitt doesn’t get it.
The conservatives in America are sick of pantywaist Republicans bowing to the liberal media elites.
C. Edmond Wright – says it clearly -

“The math is clear. While negative ads can be effective if run in huge numbers — as in Iowa — what the voters are craving in the debates and on the stump is someone who can look liberals squarely in the eye and tell them why we are right and they are wrong. The American conservative base has had to put up with being called stupid, racist, greedy and unfair for decades by not only the Democrats but the vast majority of the media. The pent up frustration of these decades is magnified by the fact that George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush and John McCain would not or perhaps could not confront this.

In fact, rare is the Republican candidate at any level who refuses to put up with this and fights back. When they do, they become sensations. Even Chris Christie and Donald Trump — neither one a real conservative — earned the love of the Republican base by simply deigning to fight back. Marco Rubio and Allen West are far more popular and well known than they have any right to be simply because they refuse to accept the argument on liberals’ terms. They fight. They elicit the roar.

Which brings us back to the crowd roar in South Carolina. In Myrtle Beach and Charleston combined, there were probably 3-4 thousand folks total in attendance. Now while that is not significant in and of itself — consider that every day we look at polls with far fewer folks and consider them gospel truth on everything from elections to mouthwash. In other words, my assumption was that those few thousand folks are indeed a darned good cross section of Republican voters across South Carolina and in fact the country. It wasn’t the few thousand who rose to give Newt his standing ovations per se, it’s that there were probably hundreds of thousands cheering at their television sets across the nation as well. That something like 60% of all likely voters in South Carolina did watch those debates was merely confirmation of just how important the crowd reaction should be assumed.

If Mitt wants to widen his voter base he would learn from Newt’s success and not belitte it. By attacking Newt on this, Mitt is attacking conservative Americans who want a candidate with some cojones. We don’t want a pantywaist.”

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I thinks is pretty clear the Romney tools would vote for BO if Mittens isn’t on the ticket……BO and Mitt’s are nearly identical twins.

David in ATL on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

And this is the drivel I was talking about.

Vyce on January 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM

EXACTLY. Notice how anyone that supports Romney is called some derogatory name…”tool” “Romneybots” “Mittbots” yada yada yada…

Yet Romney supporters are highly conservative but because we back him there must something wrong with us meanwhile you have to overlook a whole plethora of items on Gingrich’s menu.

I will VOTE ABO. Will you Gingrich, Santorum, Paul supporters?

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

“Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire’s challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail. . . . President Reagan is clearly failing.”

Newton Leroy Gingrich

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Mr. Newt, I like your spirit very much but, sorry… no mas. I can’t keep making excuses for your bad choices. It’s enough already. I’m going with Romney.

princetrumpet on January 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

You make no sense as usual. My point is when the RINO candidate loses a primary, RINOs don’t vote for the Republican.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

do you have stats that go back 3,4,5 elections to back that up?

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Whatever happened to Newt endorsing Reagan’s 11th commandment? I guess if you’ve already set about breaking the real commandments, breaking made up ones isn’t such a big deal anymore.

Swerve22 on January 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Newt’s Family Values:

‘Using your children from your first wife to say your second wife is lying about your third wife.”

Tater Salad on January 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM

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Heard that on Bill Bennet’s morning in America- not sure who actually first said that. Its a twisted deal any way you look at it for sure. You know there will be a “who’s on first” you tube vid coming out soon.

FlaMurph on January 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Did you actually type that with a straight face? Romneycare is the blueprint for Obamacare and Oromney sent his staff to the WH to help Obama craft Obamacare. Oromneycare has been defened to the hilt by it’s architec, Oromney.

Good lord, you Mittbots are worse than the Obama zombies.

they lie on January 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

…And Newt supported the crux of both-a mandate. It’s a wash between the two on that issue.

changer1701 on January 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Some of you have questioned Romney and Rubio’s conservatism.

I direct you to http://www.creators.com/opinion/r-emmett-tyrrell.html
” Newt Gingrich: Our Bill Clinton”

R. Emmett Tyrrell is founder and editor in chief of ‘The American Spectator’ and an adjunct scholar at the Hudson Institute.

As Tyrrell points out, conservatives should not be surprised at what comes out during this campaign. Gingrich has been around long enough for anyone that’s been paying attention to anticipate it.

thatsafactjack on January 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Swerve22 on January 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

No both candidates are just being good Republicans by supporting the Republican candidates, regardless of how flawed.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

He was helping the Romney Cause. You think he did all that from the goodness of his heart? He did it precisely because he knew 2 years later he’d have favors ALL over the country to cash in on.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

oh, but if Gingrich helps elect Repubs, what we can take home is that he does it from the goodness of his heart :-)…duuude, you can’t get more subjective and biased than that….

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Typical on this site!

I post FACTS that MANY Congress members have said Romney was a HUGE factor in getting them elected in 2010 and there are some that are not even supporting him now BUT the fact remains the same that Romney and his SuperPac helped more Republicans/TPers than likely ANYONE in the political spectrum.

You call it spin but it is a fact. He was ALL over the country helping the conservative cause.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

let’s say you are right. Maybe I should be blaming him for the sorry state of the House. The House, including the freshman class, has been a huge disappointment.

I readily admit there is absolutely nothing you or anyone else on the planet could say to get me to vote for Mitt Romney. Not now. Not ever.

That does not mean I support Newt. This is what it means: I neither like nor trust Mitt. I do not find him credible. I don’t believe his late-life conversion to conservatism was anything other than a political calculation. I do not believe Mitt Romney has the conviction, character, or courage to save our country.

Stayright on January 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

You forgot, I also hate Mormons.

angryed on January 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

What’s it like to be an ignorant dick who doesn’t want to understand the bigger point and who acts like a petulant teenager?

angryed on January 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

angryeyed keeping it classy.

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

The following leaders have endorsed Governor Romney for President:
Ana Rivas Logan, State Representative
Anitere Flores, State Senator
Carlos Hernandez, Mayor of Hialeah
Dan Espino, Vice-Mayor of Miami Springs
Eddy Gonzalez, State Representative
Isis Garcia-Martinez, Hialeah City Councilwoman
Jeanette Nunez, State Representative
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Jose Bermudez, Mayor of Doral
Jose Caragol, Hialeah City Councilman
Jose Felix Diaz, State Representative
Jose Oliva, State Representative
Katharine Cue, Hialeah City Councilwoman
Luis Gonzalez, Hialeah City Councilman
Michael Pizzi, Mayor of Miami Lakes
Nelson Hernandez, Miami Lakes City Councilman
Paul Hernandez, Hialeah City Councilman
Pete Cabrera, Doral Councilman
Tim Daubert, Miami Lakes City Councilman
Yioset de la Cruz, Mayor of Hialeah Gardens
Zavier Garcia, Mayor of Miami Springs

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM
And what does this tell you – that they are convinced that
with Romney the free ride will continue to roll down that liberal track.

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Swerve22 on January 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Who broke it first? Gov. Romney. No wait it was Gov. Romney’s PAC.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2012 at 2:37 PM

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