Gingrich: Why should I call to congratulate some punk whose campaign says it’s trying to destroy me?

posted at 7:35 pm on February 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his, but c’mon — you know he’s itching to say it. Before this campaign is over, I want to hear it. His contempt for Romney is palpable and he’s already taken to referring to him as a “rich guy” and to the campaign as a contest of “people power versus money power.” He’s right on the brink.

He’s quite right, incidentally, about Team Mitt wanting to destroy him. A Romney staffer used that word last weekend in describing the campaign’s goals in Florida to BuzzFeed. (Newt seems to have that piece confused with this one from the Times, which laid out how Romney’s strategy to hit Gingrich relentlessly in Florida came together after South Carolina.) Funny thing, though. Newt’s making it sound like his “no concession calls” policy is something new, a reaction to the negativity in Florida. According to Romney, though, Gingrich has never once called him to concede after any of his primary victories. Go figure that Newt would be grumpy after Romney’s Super PAC totally destroyed him in Iowa with a barrage of negative ads.

Two clips for you here, one about the concession calls and the other of Gingrich in fine form laying into Romney on the stump today. Note the many memorable little rhetorical flourishes — “Obama-lite,” “little food stamp,” even “ObamneyCare” as a nod at newly-minted Mitt fan Tim Pawlenty. I hope he sticks with this line of attack for the rest of the campaign, partly because it’s effective, partly because it doesn’t leave the Democrats with much to use against Romney later, and partly because Newt’s populist pandering sounds increasingly weird lately. According to CNN, he took a shot today at media “elites” in New York who, er, “ride the subway.” Note to Newt: The only member of the elite who rides the subway regularly in NYC is Mike Bloomberg, and the only reason he does it is — ta da — because it’s a populist pander. Click the second image to watch.



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Gingrich: Why should I call to congratulate some punk whose campaign says it’s trying to destroy me?

And Gingrich has been trying to destroy Romney. Duh.

itsnotaboutme on February 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Unbelievable ingratitude.
INC on February 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Oh please! Just because the story says he doesn’t have a reputation as a self-promoter doesn’t mean he didn’t breach expectations of confidentiality and boast about his role in the Florida debate, thereby losing the confidence of the campaign. Romney had had many superb debates prior to O’Donnell coming on board. He had one bad debate in South Carolina. For O’Donnell to take all the credit diminishes Romney’s role in his own debate and I don’t blame the campaign for being annoyed by this.

BTW, If he was such a great debate coach, why did Bachmann fare so poorly? Did he teach her to interrupt and launch speeches when it wasn’t her time to speak, in order to get attention?

Buy Danish on February 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

By the way Vinnie – both April 24, 2009 and December 5, 2011 came AFTER Newt announced on March 5, 2009, when he has considering a Presidential bid.

I’ll work with you Vinnie. I have lots of patience for slow learners.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

My statement about Newt not supporting conservative causes from the day he resigned from Congress and the time he decided to run for President still stands.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

nothing to feel ‘guilty’ about, the position of Newt Gingrich on global warming/climate change has been a moving target :-), from the (in)famous “couch scene” with Nancy Polosi to the axing of a book chapter:

here you can find all that you need to know about his ‘consistency’ on said topic. I love this in particular:

Gingrich, Dec. 3, 2011: ‘Sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi is the dumbest single thing I’ve done in the last few years — but if you notice, I’ve never favored cap-and-trade, and in fact I actively testified against it.’

Later he was asked: “Was it ‘dumb’ (sitting on the couch with Pelosi) because it was bad politics, or ‘dumb’ because it was bad policy?”

Gingrich answered by saying: “It was largely dumb because, frankly, she became so radioactive that it was impossible for any conservative to be in the same set, and not have everybody go, ‘That’s crazy.’ And so they never heard your message.” (That exchange begins at 3:50 on a video posted by Fox.)

jimver on February 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM

My impression of New Yorkers is they all rode the subway b/c that’s the hip thing to do.

Plus driving a car there is nightmare and they charge you like 10 bucks to cross the bridge or tunnel upriver into Manhattan.

Dr. Tesla on February 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

So what’s your point. It’s called politics. And I’m tired of Newt playing hard ball when it suits him and t-ball when someone hits back.

Donkeyhoti on February 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yeah, right. From that same AT piece I quoted:

Consider that back in November and December as Newt was surging up in the polls, he had not run a single negative ad nor had he so much as fired a shot across the bow of any of the other Republican candidates. In fact, he was the lead defender of Herman Cain as Cain’s media persecution started. And as everyone knows, Newt was the one in all of the debates who made a point of mentioning that the problem was Obama and that any of the Republicans running would be far superior to the current occupant of the Oval Office. Check the tape if you have forgotten this.

This was what the base voter was craving and thus it was so successful that Newt threatened to run away from the field before Iowa. Panicked, the entire field turned negative on Newt, led by Romney and Paul’s campaigns and PACs — and almost half of every ad dollar in Iowa was a missile fired directly at Newt. It worked for Iowa and carried over to tiny New Hampshire.

Ya know, when the media really starting whacking Romney around like a ping-pong ball we’re just going to sit back and say, “well, it’s politics”.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Let’s see that again.

Mmmmokay.

So let’s see. According to this article, Gingrich was more than happy for everyone to smack around Obama and not each other. Then the others took their sticks to them and in retaliation or to survive Gingrich fought back.

So what’s the problem? Or is there a different set of rules for each candidate?

Some of these Romney tribal warriors are so dishonest. It’s one thing to be behind your guy. We (and I think I can talk for most of the posters here) can respect that. But to haul out the lies and BS and try to present them as facts.

Pee off.

*disclaimer to fend off whining about being a Gingrich supporter – I’m not – I don’t think he’s that much better. I am, however, a true hater of tribal warriors no matter WHO they are for.

kim roy on February 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I sure won’t be defending Romney if he’s the candidate in the general. I hope he gets tenfold the negative back from what he’s given.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Wow – what a constructive sentiment! Anyone would be very lucky to have someone as warm and as high-minded as you for a friend!

Could you tell me which Roman Catholic/Christian, not to mention Conservative, value Newt was espousing when he accused Romney of not caring about immigrants, and when he accused him of him of being a hypocrite about religious freedom, because he showed a lack of “compassion” for “Holocaust survivors” in MA nursing homes as he “forced” them to “eat non-kosher”?

You said,

Winning by bearing false witness hardly defines strong character. Aside from a strong marriage, which is honorable, what other positive character traits does Romney even have?

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Do you think Newt really believes those accusations he made against Romney? Do you think they’re provable even if you do believe Newt really does believe them? Or, do you believe he was merely playing a false-witness-bearing, dirty political game, mirroring what he criticized Romney for doing?

What Romney did to Newt in IA was bad, but Romney’s not responsible for Gingrinch’s choice to join him on the low road in response – for Newt to complain about being mistreated by Romney while at the same time engaging in what is arguably even worse behavior shows what a typically dishonest and hypocrital politician Newt is. And if you are going to join him in bashing Romney for his sins while ignoring/excusing/downplaying Newt’s identical behavior, the best that could be said about you is that you are a partisan, self-righteous enabler.

I have the same kind of respect for this new, blathering, perpetually-complaining-about-Romney-while-ignoring-the-log-in-his-own-eye Newt that I do for black people who are prejudiced against whites because ‘White people have been bigoted against us black people throughout history!’

Bizarro No. 1 on February 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Calling a competitor to congratulate them requires a modicum of class– Something Newton never learned was important for a Presidential candidate, apparently. Newton’s raging indignation is working against him, and in the reflection of that resentment, he appears even smaller than he already is.

Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Latest Gingrich ad calls Romney ‘Soros approved’

Go get’em Newt!

Kaffa

Newt would know, considering Soros funded his couch session with Pelosi.

Like I’ve said before, O is getting his second term.

But, we can use the liberal Mitt as our excuse to start a third-party in 2013.

Let’s do it! The GOP is finished.

KirknBurker

And then what? How does starting a third party solve the problem of not having a legitimate conservative to choose from that we have right now? Answer: It doesn’t.

xblade on February 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Hey bluefox, glad you liked the vid from the QOTD thread, and thanks for your kind words. I think I will stay, just don’t have the stomach for sparring tonight. I don’t want to soil my good mood, daughter made the honor roll today!

Have a good night and remember the ignor thingy. (smiles)

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Do you think if I throw a stick or a ball with Mittens picture on it…she’ll leave?
Better yet! How about if I light the tampon fuse hanging out on that one? Will it bottle rocket back to it’s bunker?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Keepin it classy as always, hey AllahP are you still here?

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Mittler Youth?

hehehehehehehehehehehe

I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Another good one is the other day we were talking about how for the past three years Romney waited until after the special elections were over to endorse. Someone said he was in the “Mittness Protection Program” I can’t remember who or I’d give them credit.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 10:54 PM

By the way Vinnie – both April 24, 2009 and December 5, 2011 came AFTER Newt announced on March 5, 2009, when he has considering a Presidential bid.

I’ll work with you Vinnie. I have lots of patience for slow learners.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

That means the man has nothing valid to say after March 5, 2009 because he was *considering* a presidential bid?

What does that equate to for Romney, since he’s been in perpetual campaign mode since when? I guess by that standard we should just disregard everything Romney has ever said that might be valid.

Fair enough!

kim roy on February 3, 2012 at 10:54 PM

He pledged his sacred honor, LOL

aloysiusmiller on February 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Dear Willard M. Romney,

Please follow your own advice–it’s not worth getting angry about. No point even bringing it up in the first place. Your own people made a very snide gesture sending Gingrich a cake after South Carolina and said they want to destroy him. Take your lumps like a man, and stop complaining. After all, the only thing worse than a sore loser is a poor winner.

Kthxbai

Christien on February 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

+1

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Calling a competitor to congratulate them requires a modicum of class– Something Newton never learned was important for a Presidential candidate, apparently. Newton’s raging indignation is working against him, and in the reflection of that resentment, he appears even smaller than he already is.

Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Huckabee says Romney, another possible 2012 hopeful, was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president” and says it was a “sign of total disrespect” that the former Massachusetts governor did not call to congratulate him for pulling off an upset win in the Iowa caucuses. Boston Globe November 17, 2008

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Perhaps the American voter needs to experience 4 years of
“Obama Lite” prior to going back to conservatism. Voters
seem to not understand that Romney will only be slightly
better than Obama. And that isn’t good enough. Ask anyone
over 55 who has experienced the greatness this country had
to offer.

We citizens have to fight for our country. We are lazy and
only want our soldiers to fight. However, it is up to all of
us to fight to get these whacko liberal/rino morons out of office.

Amjean on February 3, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on February 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Romney is responsible for an extremely nasty and dishonest campaign in Florida. You are apparently defending his tactics. Pointing out any actions by Gingrich after that assault does not make Romney’s behavior any more acceptable.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Good father, good provider, has a huge payroll/lots of people with jobs he created, devoted to his faith, has given millions and millions of dollars to charity, including his inheritance from his parents, was satisfied with having just one wife…..

Want any more?

Horace on February 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM
WTF does this have to do with Conservatism?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 8:31

One of them actually said it means he doesn’t display strong emotions in public! I believe it was someone named joana.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:11 PM

No, not Romney. The maps of the US that you’ve seen recently showing arounnd 350 electoral votes for the Republican candidate, were not for Romney. They were maps of party affiliation, and approval of Obama, blended together. It’s like they were maps of Obama versus the “generic Republican.”

Sarah Palin will be speaking at CPAC on February 11.
Just saying.

You know–if you know anything–that Romney is a lying dork. I’m amazed that any of you would be fooled by this overchieving preppy mediocrity. It’s like he’s on a mission, but for the Mormons.

Emperor Norton on February 3, 2012 at 11:12 PM

My impression of New Yorkers is they all rode the subway b/c that’s the hip thing to do.

Dr. Tesla on February 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Uh… no. One takes subways in NYC because it is a helluva lot cheaper (and at rush hour, faster) than taxing taxicabs.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 11:08 PM

You sound just like Neutron Newt. Or Neutron Newt sounds just like you. It’s hard to tell which one of you started the incessant whining.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:17 PM

99 out of 100 dentists recommend the toothpaste that Mitt Romney uses.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:19 PM

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Hey bluefox, glad you liked the vid from the QOTD thread, and thanks for your kind words. I think I will stay, just don’t have the stomach for sparring tonight. I don’t want to soil my good mood, daughter made the honor roll today!

Have a good night and remember the ignor thingy. (smiles)

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Hi MontanaMmmm… Good for your daughter!! It’s Friday. I’ve had too many interruptions and have been hit and miss commenting tonight. Oh, yeah, my ignore key is working fine…so far:-)

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Calling a competitor to congratulate them requires a modicum of class– Something Newton never learned was important for a Presidential candidate, apparently. Newton’s raging indignation is working against him, and in the reflection of that resentment, he appears even smaller than he already is.

Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Huckabee says Romney, another possible 2012 hopeful, was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president” and says it was a “sign of total disrespect” that the former Massachusetts governor did not call to congratulate him for pulling off an upset win in the Iowa caucuses. Boston Globe November 17, 2008

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Hate to quote Dick Cheney, but “So.” Some people learn after making mistakes, others don’t. Mitt did it once in 2008, but Newton twice in 2012– NH and FL.

Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Christien on February 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Sending that cake was tacky and in addition to Vindictive & Vengeful, arrogant can be added.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:23 PM

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 10:52 PM

It’s a commercial product, that could be in the nose or elsewhere!

By the way…good for your girl! That is an honor…and it takes a good deal of work.

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2012 at 11:24 PM

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:20 PM

bluefox new 2 the rules but Koolaid2 at 10:42 OMG

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Alvin Greene, that dude is probably available. He is flat-out crazy and still got a big chunk of votes, let’s draft him.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Don’t forget the guy who said, “My name is BasilMarceau.com”, and he is a Republican!

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The lies about Romney will not stand!

Despite the entire right-wing media establishment and the left-wing media establishment, through grass roots, person to person contact the truth about Romney is getting to the people of the United States.

This is how we are winning:

Leading social conservatives in Florida signed on to a letter previously released by nine leading social conservatives praising Mitt Romney’s record as Governor. The full text of the letter is below:

An Open Letter Regarding Governor Mitt Romney

January 29, 2012

Dear Fellow Conservatives:

At the end of last month, nine Massachusetts leaders representing a broad coalition of conservative activists penned an open letter in support of Mitt Romney and outlined his commitment to the values that we hold dear. We felt that the letter that they wrote was very effective in helping many voters understand that Mitt Romney was a pro-life and a pro-family governor and that his record serves as public validation of his commitment to those same policies as President of the United States.

In light of the fact that in the past few days Newt Gingrich has used inflammatory language to mischaracterize Governor Romney’s record on the issues of life and family, we decided to re-release that same letter from those Massachusetts leaders under our own signature.

The full content of the letter is included as follows, and we hope that you will not be discouraged by the destructive campaign tactics of Mr. Gingrich:

December 30, 2011

Dear Conservative Friends:

We hail from a broad spectrum of organizations dedicated to fighting for the pro-family agenda in Massachusetts. As you know, Mitt Romney served as the governor of our state from January 2, 2003 to January 3, 2007. During that time, we worked closely with him and his excellent staff on that agenda.

Some press accounts and bloggers have described Governor Romney in terms we neither have observed nor can we accept. To the contrary, we, who have been fighting here for the values you also hold, are indebted to him and his responsive staff in demonstrating solid social conservative credentials by undertaking the following actions here in Massachusetts. The following is not an endorsement of Governor Romney but our account of the facts to set the record straight.

Staunchly defended traditional marriage. Governor Romney immediately and strongly condemned the November 18, 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decision that legalized “same-sex marriage” in our state. More importantly, he followed up on that denunciation with action – action that saved our nation from a constitutional crisis over the definition of marriage. He and his staff identified and enforced a little-known 1913 law that allowed them to order local clerks not to issue marriage licenses to out-of-state couples. Absent this action, homosexual couples would surely have flooded into Massachusetts from other states to get “married” and then demanded that their home states recognize the “marriages,” putting the nation only one court decision away from nationalizing “same-sex marriage.”

We do not agree with the claims that Gov. Romney had bogus Party A and Party B marriage licenses printed and ordered Justices of the Peace and Town Clerks to perform same-sex “marriages” when asked or be fired. As May 17, 2004 (the SJC’s declaratory judgment date) approached, the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel issued provisional advisory instructions to the justices of the peace and prepared revised license applications. These executive actions did not result in the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples before May 17. The new policies were carried out only after and as a direct result of the judiciary’s final action in Goodridge on May 17. They did not generate same-sex marriages; that responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

We do not agree with the claims that Gov. Romney issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The governor does not issue marriage licenses in Massachusetts. Only the town clerks can do that. But the governor can issue one-day justice of the peace authorizations to an individual who wants to perform a marriage ceremony but is not a licensed minister, town clerk or justice of the peace. The governor’s office issues thousands of those in a four year term with the only criteria being that the individual doing the ceremony is in good standing and the parties getting married have a valid marriage license.

Worked hard to overturn “same-sex marriage” in the Commonwealth with substantial results. In 2004 he lobbied hard, before a very hostile legislature, for a constitutional amendment protecting marriage – an amendment later changed by the legislature to include civil unions, which the Governor and many marriage amendment supporters opposed. Working with the Governor, we were successful in defeating this amendment.

Provided strong, active support for a record-setting citizen petition drive in 2005 to advance a clean constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The petition drive collected the largest number of signatures in Massachusetts history.

Rallied thousands of citizens around the state to focus public and media attention on the failure of legislators, through repeated delays, to perform their constitutional obligation and vote on the marriage amendment. In November of 2006, Gov. Romney held the largest State House rally in Massachusetts history with over 7000 supporters of traditional marriage.

Filed suit before the Supreme Judicial Court asking the court to clarify the legislators’ duty to vote and failing that, to place the amendment on the 2008 ballot. That lawsuit, perhaps more than any other single action, was by all accounts instrumental in bringing the ultimate pressure on the legislators to vote. The SJC unanimously ruled that the Legislature must vote and the historic vote was taken on January 2, 2007 winning legislative support. This cleared a major hurdle in the three year effort to restore traditional marriage in the Commonwealth.

Fought for abstinence education. In 2006, under Governor Romney’s leadership, Massachusetts’ public schools began to offer a classroom program on abstinence from the faith-based Boston group Healthy Futures to middle school students. Promoting the program, Governor Romney stated, “I’ve never had anyone complain to me that their kids are not learning enough about sex in school. However, a number of people have asked me why it is that we do not speak more about abstinence as a safe and preventative health practice.”

Affirmed the culture of life. Governor Romney vetoed bills to provide access to the so-called “morning-after pill,” which is an abortifacient, as well as a bill providing for expansive, embryo-destroying stem cell research. He vetoed the latter bill in 2005 because he could not “in good conscience allow this bill to become law.”

We do not agree with the claims that Gov. Romney is responsible for tax payer funded abortion under the Massachusetts health care system. That blame lies solely on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court who ruled in 1981 that the Massachusetts Constitution required payment for abortions for Medicaid-eligible women. In 1997, the Court reaffirmed its position that a state-subsidized plan must offer “medically necessary abortions.”

Stood for religious freedom. Governor Romney was stalwart in defense of the right of Catholic Charities of Boston to refuse to allow homosexual couples to adopt children in its care. Catholic Charities was loudly accused of “discrimination,” but Governor Romney correctly pointed out that it is unjust to force a religious agency to violate the tenets of its faith in order to placate a special-interest group.

Filed “An Act Protecting Religious Freedom” in the Massachusetts legislature to save Catholic Charities of Boston and other religious groups from being forced to violate their moral principles or stop doing important charitable work.

All of this may explain why John J. Miller, the national political reporter of National Review, wrote that “a good case can be made that Romney has fought harder for social conservatives than any other governor in America, and it is difficult to imagine his doing so in a more daunting political environment.”

We are aware of the 1994 comments of Senate candidate Romney, which have been the subject of much recent discussion. While they are, taken by themselves, obviously worrisome to social conservatives including ourselves, they do not dovetail with the actions of Governor Romney from 2003 until now – and those actions have positively and demonstrably impacted the social climate of Massachusetts.

Since well before 2003, we have been laboring in the trenches of Massachusetts, fighting for the family values you and we share. It is difficult work indeed – not for the faint of heart. In this challenging environment, Governor Romney has proven that he shares our values, as well as our determination to protect them.

For four years, Governor Romney was right there beside us, providing leadership on key issues – whether it was politically expedient to do so or not. He has stood on principle, and we have benefited greatly from having him with us.

It is clear that Governor Romney has learned much since 1994 – to the benefit of our movement and our Commonwealth. In fact, the entire nation has benefited from his socially conservative, pro-family actions in office. As we explained earlier, his leadership on the marriage issue helped prevent our nation from being plunged into even worse legal turmoil following the court decision that forced “gay marriage” upon our Commonwealth.

For that our country ought to be thankful. We certainly are.

Sincerely,

Rita Covelle

President, Morality in Media Massachusetts

Gerald D. D’Avolio

Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Raymond L. Flynn

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Harvard Law School

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Kristian Mineau

President, Massachusetts Family Institute

Dr. Roberto Miranda

COPAHNI Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England

James F. Morgan

Chairman, Institute for Family Development

Joseph Reilly

Former Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Thomas A. Shields

Chairman, Coalition for Marriage and Family

Note: The signatories are all acting as individual citizens, and not as representatives of their respective organizations. Organizational affiliations appear for identification purposes only.

###

As leaders and members of Mitt Romney’s Social Conservatives Coalition, we are proud to support Governor Romney for President. We are confident of his pro-life and his pro-family commitment. Our nation is in great need of leadership on these issues, and we believe Mitt Romney to be the right leader for our cause.

Truly Yours,

The Honorable Rachel Burgin

State Representative; Awarded the 2011 “Susan B. Anthony Young Leader Award”; 2012 Sponsor of the Abortion Clinic Regulation Act

Marili Cancio

Member of the Christian Family Coalition Finance Committee

The Honorable Daniel Davis

State Representative; 2012 Sponsor of the “Fetal Pain” Bill

The Honorable Anitere Flores

State Senator; 2007 Citizens for Science and Ethics Legislator of the Year for her fight against the public funding of embryonic stem cell research; 2009 Sponsor of the Ultra-sound Option Bill

Adam Goldman

Member of the Board of Directors for the James Madison Institute; 2009-2010 Vice-Chair of Florida Right to Life

John Giotis

Headmaster for the School of the Immaculata; Tampa Bay Director for the 2008 “Yes4Marriage” Campaign

Ryan Higgins

Business Manager of Hope Children’s Home, a Tampa-based Christian orphanage; Vice-Chair of the Hillsborough County Children’s Board

Nancy McGowan

Twice commissioned Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of St. Augustine; State Steering Committee of Social Conservatives for Rubio

Vicki Mullins

Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to head up abstinence education in Florida; Program Director for My-Choices.Net

Pat Neal

Past Chairman of the Board of the Christian Coalition of Florida; Chairman of the Board of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Florida

Leslie Steele

Served as Deputy Communications Director for Governor Jeb Bush; lead Communications Consultant for the 2008 “Yes4Marriage” Campaign

The Honorable Dave Weldon

Physician; Former Congressman; 2001 Sponsor of the Federal legislation to ban human cloning

petunia on February 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM

You Mittbots are pathetic. Saying you’re guy is better than Newt is NOT a winning argument. Why NOT tell us some of the CONSERVATIVE things Mittens has accomplished?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

One guy said, “You pretend Romney is conservative and I’ll pretend to vote for him”.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Hi Mittie, Congratulations on your win in Florida. I would have contacted you sooner but I only recently removed my face from the large manure pile you pressed me into. But good job! Your friend, Newt

kenny on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sarah Palin will be speaking at CPAC on February 11. Just saying.Emperor Norton on February 3, 2012 at 11:12 PM

That is her birthday too!!

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Hey Night Owl, T’was I, but it’s far older than when I used it.

bigmike on February 3, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Newt: Nobody destroys Newt Gingrich, except Newt Gingrich!

scotash on February 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

One guy said, “You pretend Romney is conservative and I’ll pretend to vote for him”.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Chuckle.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I mean about Mitness Protection Program. The one you just typed is new to me. That’s a saver!

bigmike on February 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

petunia on February 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Yada yada, Petunia. Yada yada!

A Massachusetts “conservative” is a RINO anywhere else.

The dogs just won’t eat it.

Emperor Norton on February 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM

One guy said, “You pretend Romney is conservative and I’ll pretend to vote for him”.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

That’s funny. I think I’ll need to remember that:-)

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Hate to quote Dick Cheney, but “So.” Some people learn after making mistakes, others don’t. Mitt did it once in 2008, but Newton twice in 2012– NH and FL.

Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Ha! Proof! No true conservative would EVER say, “Hate to quote Dick Cheney”

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Raquel, the Romney supporter could care less that Romney is a liberal or that liberal, moderate type Republicans get crushed in elections a true conservative would win. They just don’t get it and yet, these people will be the first to complain about the state of the nation not admitting that their ignorance helped lead to a radical like Obama being elected and yes…re-elected.

magic kingdom

Here’s something you apparently don’t get: There isn’t a “true Conservative” in the race. Can’t nominate what you don’t have.

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem “. Newt pulled his head out and is ready to wage war with the EPA and all junk science pushing losers who say the scam is real.

magic kingdom

So, in other words, Newt is a flip-flopper, just like Mitt. That’s bad, isn’t it?

Oh my! Now Romney is a “punk”? Keep it classy Newt!

GFW

Reading is fundamental: Newt did not call Romney a punk.

Sheesh, are you folks really this easy to manipulate?

xblade on February 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Sorry, not sure I understand what you meant.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Hey Night Owl, T’was I, but it’s far older than when I used it.

bigmike on February 3, 2012 at 11:37 PM

It’s funny because it’s true! Glad you were here to get credit.

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Ha! Proof! No true conservative would EVER say, “Hate to quote Dick Cheney”

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

We LOVE to quote Cheney!!!!

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Despite the entire right-wing media establishment and the left-wing media establishment, through grass roots, person to person contact the truth about Romney is getting to the people of the United States.

This is how we are winning:

Yeah, Petunia. it was grass roots and person to person that won Florida. It had nothing to do with the $17 Million he spent trashing Newt. Poor Mitt. The whole world’s against him and all he has is Mo’ money to fight it.

Malachi45 on February 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Ha! Proof! No true conservative would EVER say, “Hate to quote Dick Cheney”

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

HA, Busted! great catch

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

There IS a tiny little point here that Petunia is making that is right. The TRUTH about Romney is getting spread by the grass roots and some of the smaller ( one man band ) bloggers on the right like DAN RIEHL, JIM HOFT, Etc.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

you know, that guy is getting scary. He he is unhinged. If he had super powers, he would use it to make himself king of the world and kill off the people who offened him. He is a very scary and immoral man.

Its sad to see him self destruct. I mean, I cant stand the guy but I now sorta just feel sorry for him. I think he is mentally ill. Deffo evil.

Jailbreak on February 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Reading is fundamental: Newt did not call Romney a punk.

Sheesh, are you folks really this easy to manipulate?

xblade on February 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I think that is pretty obvious by now.

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

HA, Busted! great catch

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

It’s like shooting fish in a barrell

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I agree with Jailbreak, Mitt is getting scary!

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

There IS a tiny little point here that Petunia is making that is right. The TRUTH about Romney is getting spread by the grass roots and some of the smaller ( one man band ) bloggers on the right like DAN RIEHL, JIM HOFT, Etc.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I’ll take you word for it. I scroll right by those lengthy diatribes.

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I agree with Jailbreak, Mitt is getting scary!

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM

You beat me to it!

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

“Obama-lite,

How about Gingrich as FDR-super-sized.

VorDaj on February 4, 2012 at 12:14 AM

agree with Jailbreak, Mitt is getting scary!

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 AM
You beat me to it!

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I knew you guys would do that.

Just like you guys know the guy is unhinged (that would be newt).

Jailbreak on February 4, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Try the veal, the chef says it’s especially good tonite. And tip your waiter.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

MontanaMmmm on February 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Sorry, not sure I understand what you meant.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Oh just a vile comment that looks like it got moderated out, but if you scroll down a few after 10:42 I captured it in all its glory.

MontanaMmmm on February 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I knew you guys would do that.

Just like you guys know the guy is unhinged (that would be newt).

Jailbreak on February 4, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Just having a little bit of fun at your expense before I go to bed! Good Night!

Night Owl on February 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

So at CPAC on the 11th Palin gets to have the last word. I am pretty sure it will not be platitudes. More likely like her speech last summer.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM

petunia on February 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM

What is the point you are trying to make?

Bmore on February 4, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Oh just a vile comment that looks like it got moderated out, but if you scroll down a few after 10:42 I captured it in all its glory.

MontanaMmmm on February 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I thot that’s what you meant but wasn’t sure. It was over the top, I agree. I think everyone is over on the QOTD. You may even be there, LOL Trying to understand that Koman/PP fiasco.

Had a light dinner, so am going for a snack:-)

bluefox on February 4, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Dire Straits

Here ya go friend. : ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5AamGSuh3k

Bmore on February 4, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Dire Straits

Dire that was the wrong one, sorry. Here ya go. : )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5AamGSuh3k

Bmore on February 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Ok. Lets say all other things are equal. Romney and Gingrich are equally not conservative (this sentiment seems to be flying around here quite a bit, and I’m beginning to wonder if campaign staff is commenting here on HA). What about their legislative accomplishments?

Remember that the pinnacle of Romney’s political accomplishments is Romney Care. And boy is he proud of it. I mean that was his claim to fame until he had to act like he wasn’t proud of the fact that it was being used as the model for the nation. Ever wonder why Romney comes off as insincere? Perhaps it is because he actually identifies with the ideas of the left more than conservative ideas. I mean that is why they call it centrism right? Reaching across the isle? Still achieving your true political goals while acting like your arm is being twisted by the other side and then being hailed as the great compromiser?

His refusal to back away from Romney care is not because of shrewd campaigning, but because he actually believes in it. The press is already putting out articles to soften the blow of a failure to repeal Obamacare. Oh, and how about those waivers? But then again it’s nothing to get mad about right?

At least Gingrich has achieved legislative conservatism at some point in time. Which is why with all things being equal why is this point being forgotten? But then again all things aren’t equal, because of Romney’s Senate run, which again seems far easier to forgive then Gingrich sitting on a couch with Pelosi.

Gingrich’s conservative revival is far more convincing (and far better rooted in history) than Romney’s who only seems capable of reciting rehearsed phrases to placate conservatives. Romney’s tin ear for conservatism is far too apparent.

Think for a moment. Say the GOP loses the Presidential race (unthinkable I know), will Boehner be able to pull a legislative Gingrich?

sublibertate on February 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Pelosi and couch again? How come everyone seems to be forgetting Kennedy standing right behind Romney with a big grin on his face (on both faces actually) as RomneyCare was signed into law? What’s worse, sitting down on a couch with a slime bag or enacting one of the worst laws in USA history with another slime bag. Let’s see here, sitting, enacting, sitting, enacting…

I know which was by far the worst. Strange that supposedly thinking people can’t realize the clear difference between the two.

riddick on February 4, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Newt Gingrich is just a demagogue whose time has passed.

claudius on February 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Plus driving a car there is nightmare and they charge you like 10 bucks to cross the bridge or tunnel upriver into Manhattan.
Dr. Tesla on February 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

It’s 12 BUCKS

Oh, and you can thank Gov. Christie for that while you’re at it.

Cleombrotus on February 4, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Hey sublibertate, Personally, I’ve assumed for months that the campaign staffs ARE HIDDEN AMONG THE COMMENTERS. Meanwhile, the debate-prep guy, who used to work for Bachman, who was getting credit for Mitt’s improved debate performance, according to “polutico”, is back on the street again. Apparently he was getting too much credit for Mitt’s win in Florida, and there is a kind of culture of “and thy shall have no other gods before the Mighty Mittens”, nobody is supposed to shine but ROMNEY, in the Romney campaign. So the wonder is that the Romney camp blazing away with all guns, actually manage to hit something other then they’re own feet, sometimes. And no, with Boehner, I’m afraid, what you see is what you’ll get.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 1:18 AM

So at CPAC on the 11th Palin gets to have the last word. I am pretty sure it will not be platitudes. More likely like her speech last summer.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I think it may be different. At least she will have a platform and not have to answer various questions and will be able to speak more freely. Hope she’s not limited due to the Fox Contract.

bluefox on February 4, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Think for a moment. Say the GOP loses the Presidential race (unthinkable I know), will Boehner be able to pull a legislative Gingrich?

sublibertate on February 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Boehner can’t do anything now, except cave. He has to check with Reid & McConnell and they have to check with B.O. and then they get back to Boehner & tell him what they want. We need more Conservatives in the House & take the Senate; a new Speaker in the House.

bluefox on February 4, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Hey bluefox, With Palin, it’s not all about money, never has been, remember when the state wanted to bump her and the Lt. Govs salaries up by 25%, and she said “no thanks”. If Palin was all about the money she’d be giving those $125,000 speeches all over the world or writing more books. I figure Sarah has been holding her fire to let the candidates be heard. Simple as that. When the Iron Dog is finished on the 29th, I expect we’ll see the bus running around the country again.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his, but c’mon — you know he’s itching to say it.

Heh. Good stuff.

Cleombrotus on February 4, 2012 at 1:40 AM

The only member of the elite who rides the subway regularly in NYC

Hmm. When I worked in Manhattan, I’d go everywhere on the train. You might have to walk a few blocks after you get off, but that was par for the course. I lived out in the middle of LI so the LIRR was the night commute.

I was TDY, so maybe the natives do it differently.

The subway station was a great place to duck down into after kicking the side of the cab that tried to turn in front of you while you were crossing the street.

unclesmrgol on February 4, 2012 at 1:44 AM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/govt/leadership/ethics.htm

Actually, the above is an article from the time period that does use the phrase unprecedented with regard to the fine. So, it looks like that statement of Romney’s was true as well.

talkingpoints on February 4, 2012 at 5:54 AM

Oops, wrong thread.

talkingpoints on February 4, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Newt Gingrich, who has recently been publicly exposed as the architect of the Fannie/Freddie taxpayer bailout, needs to drop out this month.

This nasty primary season must come to an end. It is only helping Obama’s reelection chances. We need to unite and focus all our energy on taking out Obama!

Newt Gingrich has a history of corruption, lies, chaotic leadership, vile treatment of his wives, egomania and a propensity to adopt disgusting Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric. But this month Newt Gingrich has an opportunity to do something great for his country.

Newt needs to put his ego aside, for once, and ask himself whether he wants to continue with his destructive presidential campaign, in which he has no chance of getting the nomination. The longer this continues, the more it helps Obama’s chances of reelection. Newt needs to put his country first and put an end to his selfish kamikaze campaign.

We need to unite to take down Obama!

bluegill on February 4, 2012 at 6:50 AM

bluegill on February 4, 2012 at 6:50 AM

LOL

renalin on February 4, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Ha! Proof! No true conservative would EVER say, “Hate to quote Dick Cheney”

Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Gay marriage crowd hardest hit.

JohnGalt23 on February 4, 2012 at 7:31 AM

That’s funny. It seems Gingrich is as thin skinned as Obama is. I wonder if he shares other Obama characteristics like his over sized ego and contempt for those he sees as beneath him.

Nomas on February 4, 2012 at 7:38 AM

The headline for this story reminds me of a recent article where a journalist (?) said the truth is what the reporter thinks he/she believes it to be.

Writing the headline as if it’s something Newt Gingrich actually said when he didn’t is the kind of despicable trash that is seen all too often by so-called reporters.

Even written as an opinion piece, it still is an attempt to put words in Gingrich’s mouth that he apparently never said, at least publicly.

This article appears to be another blatant attempt to smear Gingrich by someone who apparently wants another 4 years of the Obama administration.

CaliRay on February 4, 2012 at 7:52 AM

The headline for this story reminds me of a recent article where a journalist (?) said the truth is what the reporter thinks he/she believes it to be.

Writing the headline as if it’s something Newt Gingrich actually said when he didn’t is the kind of despicable trash that is seen all too often by so-called reporters.

Even written as an opinion piece, it still is an attempt to put words in Gingrich’s mouth that he apparently never said, at least publicly.

This article appears to be another blatant attempt to smear Gingrich by someone who apparently wants another 4 years of the Obama administration.

CaliRay on February 4, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I feel the same way CaliRay. Taking into consideration the readers that glob onto the pic/headline on the Hot Air main page and don’t read the disclaimer in the subsequent post, there is undue and untrue influence being carried out here.

Destroying (smearing) Gingrich is the mission of all Romney establishment/media/supporters. It’s not winning (click heels), it’s destroying Gingrich.

IndeCon on February 4, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Hey sublibertate, Personally, I’ve assumed for months that the campaign staffs ARE HIDDEN AMONG THE COMMENTERS. Meanwhile, the debate-prep guy, who used to work for Bachman, who was getting credit for Mitt’s improved debate performance, according to “polutico”, is back on the street again. Apparently he was getting too much credit for Mitt’s win in Florida, and there is a kind of culture of “and thy shall have no other gods before the Mighty Mittens”, nobody is supposed to shine but ROMNEY, in the Romney campaign. So the wonder is that the Romney camp blazing away with all guns, actually manage to hit something other then they’re own feet, sometimes. And no, with Boehner, I’m afraid, what you see is what you’ll get.

bigmike on February 4, 2012 at 1:18 AM

LOL! Maybe the debate coach was let go because Romney is starting to see the light and will not have to do many more debates, if at all, and besides all that Romney isn’t that bad at debate anyway.

I take it to mean he learned all he needed to learn from the guy and so why keep spending money on a guy who’s skills you’ve already learned.? Consider it an example of the way he’ll govern. Instead of keeping him on and paying him like the government would do, he’s paid the guy for what he did and is letting him move on.

SauerKraut537 on February 4, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Unbelievable ingratitude.
INC on February 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Oh please!

Buy Danish on February 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Oh please! Never ever question the correctness of any of Dear Leader’s actions!!!!

You’re really creepy.

ddrintn on February 4, 2012 at 8:46 AM

serial adulterer playing the victim card. call the whambulance!

hanzblinx on February 4, 2012 at 8:54 AM

serial adulterer playing the victim card. call the whambulance!

hanzblinx on February 4, 2012 at 8:54 AM

As if the Mittler Youth contingent here doesn’t regularly raise the “Leave Mitt Alone” chorus.

ddrintn on February 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Regional divisions in the definition of Conservatism have divided a very powerful potential force for good into settling for a less than desirable field of Republican Presidential Candidates.

My take.

kingsjester on February 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM

That RightScoop clip of Newt’s speech is exactly spot on. He totally hit it out of the park comparing Romney and Obama. This is the Newt I want to see win the nomination. All you “conservative” romneybots are so clueless as to what your candidated actually stands for. Watch that clip and get a clue! A Romney/Obama general election means the end of Conservatism in America no matter who wins.

NOMOBO on February 4, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Oh please! Never ever question the correctness of any of Dear Leader’s actions!!!!

You’re really creepy.

ddrintn on February 4, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Ha!!! You’re the Palinista. Do you think you could just once respond to the merits of an argument instead of letting you bitter clinger emotions get the best of you?

Buy Danish on February 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I don’t think Newt realizes how bad he looks from the outside on this, it’s clear he hates Romney with a passion, and that’s not a good look on anyone.

Yes, Romney is trying to beat you Newt, it’s called politics. Did you think the GOP was going to hand it to you on a silver platter because you’re so brilliant?

I’m sure deep down, all of these candidates hate each other, but the others are savvy enough to at least put on a veneer of class.

BradTank on February 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Hate to quote Dick Cheney, but “So.” Some people learn after making mistakes, others don’t. Mitt did it once in 2008, but Newton twice in 2012– NH and FL.
Slainte on February 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Ha! Proof! No true conservative would EVER say, “Hate to quote Dick Cheney”
Night Owl on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I’m also looking for some evidence that Romney called the winner after every loss subsequent to IA 2008, which have been many. Has he called Santorum yet?

besser tot als rot on February 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I’m sure deep down, all of these candidates hate each other, but the others are savvy enough to at least put on a veneer of class.

BradTank on February 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I really hope you’re not trying to imply that Romney has shown any class this primary season. That’d be the height of delusion.

besser tot als rot on February 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I really hope you’re not trying to imply that Romney has shown any class this primary season. That’d be the height of delusion.

besser tot als rot on February 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Compared to the rest of the field? Is that really a legitimate question?

I know the dingbat wing of the Party would have a much higher opinion of Romney if he just rolled over and let Newt paint him as a Robber Baron with his Marxist OWS rhetoric, but it’s not going to happen. Mitt fought back and won, and no one likes losing.

But don’t take my word for it, look at how our fellow Republican voters are responding to Newt, it’s not pretty.

BradTank on February 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Lol, who cares if they bother to call each other.

The big Mitt question is will they put forth the effort to destroy Obama. Will Mitt Romney’s campaign go after Barak Obama as willingly as they have Newt Gingrich. That remains to be seen.

Africanus on February 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM

But don’t take my word for it, look at how our fellow Republican voters are responding to Newt, it’s not pretty.

BradTank on February 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Alas, that is the problem. The Republican Party has become Democrat-Lite. After Romney gets creamed by Obama in the general, and we don’t take the Senate and lose many House seats, it will become crystal clear–Republicans become the party of Conservatism or they fold up and go away.

You Romney-bots will be the downfall of the Republican Party. For now, I am not a Republican–I’m a Conservative looking for some company. Newt is really the only candidate spelling this out in plain terms. You would be wise to ignore his “baggage” and listen to what he is saying.

NOMOBO on February 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM

She’s right.

This document was written 200 years ago and needs to be updated. Some here might start with a definition of “person”. Others might limit the scope of judicial review.

What, you say? Judicial review?

John Marshall found it written in invisible ink when he issued his opinion in Marbury vs. Madison. Now I like the concept, but I’d like to limit the court to finding a statute unconstitutional — period. They can’t rewrite the law, all they can do is strike it down and let the legislature try again.

EconomicNeocon on February 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

This document was written 200 years ago and needs to be updated.

EconomicNeocon on February 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

EcoNeo,
Don’t know if you’re on the wrong thread talking about Ruth Ginsberg. But just to get your head back on straight, why don’t you try reading Kiplings “Gods of the Copybook Headings” one more time and try to understand what it is telling you. The Constitution does not need to be “updated”. It needs to be followed.

NOMOBO on February 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Ha!!! You’re the Palinista. Do you think you could just once respond to the merits of an argument instead of letting you bitter clinger emotions get the best of you?

Buy Danish on February 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Scratch a Mittbot, find a lib. Has Romney EVER done anything that you can’t spin into some stroke of brilliance? Of course not. Cultist.

ddrintn on February 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The big Mitt question is will they put forth the effort to destroy Obama. Will Mitt Romney’s campaign go after Barak Obama as willingly as they have Newt Gingrich.

Africanus on February 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM

NO. That’s why the Mittbots hang out here flinging their poo at Palin fans instead of taking it to Obama among their compadres at DU or DKos.

ddrintn on February 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Myth 1: Romney went negative first.

No, his superpac released negative ads which helped take out Gingrich in Iowa. Most pundits at the time credited Paul with having the most effective and damaging ads. Romney’s campaign was running a positive campaign, focusing on Obama. As the frontrunner it was the smart move and Gingrich made a pretty smart move as well as he knew there were sheep gullible enough to buy into his conspiracy theory….

Myth 2: Romney has been more negative than Gingrich.

I know I called people who believed the previous myth sheep but if you believe the second myth you have to be something stupider than a sheep…lets say a lemming as you probably would be willing to follow Gingrich off the cliff.

Y’all may be willing to believe that Romney is a anti-immigrant blood sucking vulture capitalist closet socialist but not me…..or maybe he is a anti-religion establishment Republican Liberal who wants to take food away from elderly holocaust victims……

it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious that some Republicans actually believe that crap.

Gingrich may be the most off putting candidate I have ever seen the Republicans run. I’m not joking.

The combination of thin skin, lies, distortions, pandering, and the most negative campaign against a fellow Republican ever has been awful. The complicity of mainstream Conservative media to say “hey, they’ve both been negative” has been a joke as well.

Romney has been doing well despite getting sandbagged by the mainstream conservative media in favour of horribly flawed “style over substance” candidate.

Zybalto on February 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

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