What’s up with Newt Gingrich? Gallup’s daily tracking poll, for one thing

posted at 7:10 pm on February 29, 2012 by Tina Korbe

While Mitt Romney continues to rack up delegates, each of the other three GOP candidates must still be able to see a path to the nomination for himself. Otherwise, they’d drop out, right?

For Newt Gingrich, that path runs through Georgia and — he hopes — Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Oklahoma.

Gingrich predicted during an appearance at the Georgia Statehouse that he will win the state’s contest. Georgia is one of 10 holding primaries and caucuses next Tuesday and Gingrich predicted he’d “win it decisively.”

“That is the key building block that we have to have to move forward in the presidential campaign. Georgia really does matter,” Gingrich said. He was joined by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and a few dozen legislators, but took no questions from reporters.

The former House speaker has made clear he needs a win in Georgia on Super Tuesday, but has stopped short of saying a loss would force him from the race. He told CNN on Tuesday that “we unequivocally have to win Georgia.”

Betting on the South, Gingrich skipped primaries in Michigan and Arizona – both won by Mitt Romney – to save money and focus on delegate-rich states that vote with Georgia on March 6, including Tennessee, Ohio and Oklahoma.

Gingrich has a comfortable lead in Georgia; the RCP poll average puts him nine points ahead of his competitors in his home state. He doesn’t, however, fare nearly so well in the other states he’s supposedly targeting. In Ohio, for example, Gingrich polls at an average of 18 percent, behind Santorum’s 34.3 percent and Mitt Romney’s 26 percent. In Tennessee, Gingrich polls in fourth place, according to the Vanderbilt poll. Oklahoma looks similarly unconquerable for Gingrich.

Yet, today, Gingrich has at least one bit of poll improvement to tout: His Gallup support rating jumped two points today. With his personal life out of the limelight and his ideas about energy policy front-and-center, at least a few folks apparently have remembered Gingrich ain’t all bad.

Newt Gingrich has engineered two comebacks already. Is a third out of the realm of possibility? Never say never.


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“Rewt for Newt” – excellent. I’d put that yard sign in front of my house.
batterup on February 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Paste it over cans of beans and it could be “Toot for Newt”.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on February 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Wow. Drudge headliner. Good job.

bigsixfive on February 29, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Drudge front pages this bad boy to continue the vote split for Mitt. Nice.

AYNBLAND on February 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Not again….geeez can the word fountain just move on?

aniptofar on February 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Drudge front pages this bad boy to continue the vote split for Mitt. Nice.

AYNBLAND on February 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Ha! Exactly! Drudge is so obvious sometimes I just have to laugh.

Delta Tango on February 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Since Newt is the best of the four remaining candidates to accomplish what needs to be done in Washington, and Drudge wants to use Newt to help take down Santorum, I hope it works and backfires on Romney big time.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!
Caucus can’t come soon enough.

evergreenland on February 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Since Newt is the best of the four remaining candidates to accomplish what needs to be done in Washington, and Drudge wants to use Newt to help take down Santorum, I hope it works and backfires on Romney big time.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Newtron will really need something up his sleeve to pull off an upset.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Newtron will really need something up his sleeve to pull off an upset.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I know, but the alternatives are something I don’t like to think about, so I haven’t given up hope.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

How happy are the HotAir guys and Tina right now for the major drudge link to this story, lol.

nswider on February 29, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Paste it over cans of beans and it could be “Toot for Newt”.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Then we could say – the GOP will Fang Pae you.

batterup on February 29, 2012 at 10:01 PM

2% on one day of a multi-day tracking poll, and that’s news? Really?

Wow. It’s almost the margin of error. I’ve had more significant farts.

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM

He is doing a great job of campaigning on every side of every issue. He learned how to campaign and pander at John, effing, Kerry’s knee.

tom daschle concerned on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Try a bit higher…

riddick on February 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM

When were you born? Because I was there when Newt was Speaker. He wasn’t competent to do that job, which is why conservatives tossed him out of the chair.

All those accomplishments he takes credit for were actually the work of the committee chairmen in House and Senate. All that big mouthed buffoon did was generate bad publicity and get in the way of progress while trying to deal all our advances back to the Democrats for some elusive grand deal he never struck.

Not that the backstabbing dirt bag has a snowball’s chance in Phoenix, but still . . . if you don’t know, ask somebody.

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Go Newt! Save us from Romney!

JellyToast on February 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Newt tends to be strong on HYPERBOLE

gerrym51 on February 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Because I was there when Newt was Speaker. He wasn’t competent to do that job, which is why conservatives tossed him out of the chair.

All those accomplishments he takes credit for were actually the work of the committee chairmen in House and Senate. All that big mouthed buffoon did was generate bad publicity and get in the way of progress while trying to deal all our advances back to the Democrats for some elusive grand deal he never struck.

Not that the backstabbing dirt bag has a snowball’s chance in Phoenix, but still . . . if you don’t know, ask somebody.

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I was around then too. Prove it. Show proof of each accusation you made above or admit that it’s just hyperbole used by you to score political points.

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I was around then too. Prove it. Show proof of each accusation you made above or admit that it’s just hyperbole used by you to score political points.

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Have you ever read Tom Coburn’s book “Breach of Confidence”?

joana on February 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Newt’s gonna win this….

See you at the convention.

golfmann on February 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I’ve wondered if the fact that Newt has so many detractors in the Beltway and among the establishment is not, in fact, actually a feature, rather than a bug.

Right Mover on February 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

golfmann on February 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

the fat lecher??????? really.are.you.kidding.me.or.what.

renalin on February 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Newt tends to be strong on HYPERBOLE

gerrym51 on February 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM

That’s an understatement of Napoleonic proportions, quite possibly the biggest understatement in the history of Western civilization.

sauldalinsky on February 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I was around then too. Prove it. Show proof of each accusation you made above or admit that it’s just hyperbole used by you to score political points.

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I was around, too…

… And I second Flora Duh’s request that you show proof Adjoran.

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I still dream of Newt debating that rat weasel and then BHO being led out of the WH in handcuffs. A great visual.

Typicalwhitewoman on February 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Thank you Tina and HA for this post, it gives me hope.

evergreenland on February 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Have you ever read Tom Coburn’s book “Breach of Confidence”?

joana on February 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Tom Coburn?

e also defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the architect of the House version of the health care legislation that he fiercely opposed.

“I’m 180 degrees in opposition to the speaker — she’s a nice lady,” he said. The crowd could be heard responding unfavorably to his characterization.

Yeah Tom Coburn he’s a great judge of character/

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I Like the Bumper sticker posted at AceofSpades…which sums up my feelings on the entire race and why he is still my choice!!!

“Newt Sucks Less”
Newt Gingrich 2012

Political Chef on February 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

2 points Tina? ::rolls eyes::

rubberneck on February 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I have just become aware of Google’s new Privacy Policy eff 3/1/12.
Haven’t finished reading it yet, but you may want to and take steps needed.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/02/a-public-notice-about-your-private-history/

There may be other links, haven’t found out yet. Will post them if so.

bluefox on February 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I saw Sen. Thompson on Greta tonight making the case for Newt. He made a good case for Newt and he said what I believe. Now, if they can convey that to the voters, perhaps they can win outside of Georgia and South Carolina. Ohio would be good, but I’m not sure he has the money or organization to win in Ohio.

In my heart, I believe he’s the best man for the job right now. As Thompson said, we don’t need someone going to the White House who’s a Washington outsider, we need someone who knows how things work and how things get done and Newt is the only one who’s been there and done that.

bflat879 on February 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Yeah Tom Coburn he’s a great judge of character/

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Yes, Tom Coburn, the most conservative member of the Senate.

Are you aware that Reagan and Tip O’Neil were friends?

Do you think every democrat is an evil vampire with bad intentions?

“Come on now, she is a nice — how many of you all have met her?” continued Coburn. “She’s a nice person. She’s a nice person.”

“Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn’t mean they’re not a good person,” he added. He then discussed his own experience of being vilified before asking the crowd not to “catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody’s no good.”

“The people in Washington are good,” he said. “They just don’t know what they don’t know.”

He’s mostly right.

Anyway, people should read his book. It’s a modern classic and arguably the best description of how Washington works in the last 30 years. Especially people who are always talking about the “establishment” and “insiders”.

joana on February 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’ve wondered if the fact that Newt has so many detractors in the Beltway and among the establishment is not, in fact, actually a feature, rather than a bug.

Right Mover on February 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Newt knows whose doin who and where their doin it at.
He knows who is stealin us blind and how. A phone call or two to the appropriate congress critter or senate scum to remind them that he knows gives him power over scum. They fear that!

He brought the repunks the majority, he and Clintoon balanced the budget and reformed welfare, they drummed him out over charges the IRS found him innocent of and the GOP went on a big spending spree and handouts (Perscription drug Benefit) squandering their reputations and majorities. The guys that won’t endorse Newt are responsible for the rise of Obama!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Anyone got a stake?

claudius on February 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Go Newt! Save us from Romney!

JellyToast on February 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

SparkPlug on February 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Go Newt!

Connie on February 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

That’s what I’m talking about!!…..

Hang in there Newt!!!

tkyang99 on February 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

This is what happens to you when take a break, go on a cruise with your wife, and lose your campaign staff in big choonks, right when you should be doing paperwork, meeting filing deadlines, and contacting donors. You find yourself scrambling to catch up and rebuild, and it’s harder every time. People start to think you don’t have your act together and wonder out loud why you think you are are better qualified than the guy who does.

You cover for it, for a while, with a big win in your home territory, although you have to reach a bit to find an effective argument. Then, you get outmanned, outfunded and outspent with ads telling voters why _else_ they shouldn’t like you and lose in a bigger state than you won. You go outside your home territory, take a beating, and sound petulant about it. Then you wind up not campaigning in big states you need to win because your cause is hopeless there. You find yourself in third place watching the lead widen, desperately hoping this time, THIS time, all the guys who don’t like the other guys will come your rescue and the voters in vast numbers will forget and forgive _all_ your political sins and love you. And now you see contests turning on who’s most electable, rather than your best issues, and people are asking why you still think you’re more electable than either of the guys way out in front. And you’re out of credible answers. Desperate politicans do desperate…and stupid..things, so you have to be extra careful not to say something reckless. And that’s never been one of your strong points.

Not happening, Mr. Gingrich. Your diehard loyal followers will still vote for you. Some of the undecideds will come back. You may even win a state or two or three. But it’s not enough. Not enough.

Confutus on February 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/01/2-percent-voters-thought-mitt-romneys-real-name-mittens/46916/
I hope it’s not this 2%….oh what the heck, we’ll take ‘em.

lynncgb on February 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Go Newt!

alwaysfiredup on February 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Go Newt is right!! He is in a good position -he just sat out MI so Mittens and Rick could duke it out Smart move from a smart man.

Bullhead on February 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I’ve wondered if the fact that Newt has so many detractors in the Beltway and among the establishment is not, in fact, actually a feature, rather than a bug.

Right Mover on February 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

That’s been my take all along.

BTW I’m not sure that Tom Coburn is the best judge of character. He came into the Senate as a “freshman” with Obama, and Coburn thinks that Obama is just swell.

onlineanalyst on February 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Got a call today from J. C. Watts saying he is endorsing Newt. He’s got my and my family’s vote next Tuesday. GO NEWT!

silvernana on February 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Go Newt! He comes off as much more genuine than the other, IMHO…

ChicagoJewishGuy on March 1, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I really do wish Newt would be our party’s nominee. Not only would he crush Obama rhetorically and electorally, I think he’d be the only one with the stones to implement the sudden and relentless reformtm we must have to survive as a republic.

Take the time to read his new Contract with America. There’s so little to quibble with in his plan to fix what’s wrong. I’ll pull the lever for ABO of course, but I really like a honey badger like Newt.

Harbingeing on March 1, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Confutus on February 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I’m afraid that’s all too true. Newt will soldier on but he’s not going anywhere, sigh.

independentvoice on March 1, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Newt’s got a tough edge. That’s what we want. Santorum’s falling just a little short. Let’s put Newt back on top again.

anotherJoe on March 1, 2012 at 12:22 AM

It’s days like this that make me feel the entire political process, from top to bottom, including this blog, is rigged.

Why is HA suddenly pushing Newt again? And why is Drudge colluding with them? I just feel like we’re being manipulated again, for the nth time.

Seems to me every rise and fall of each candidate in this primary has been carefully planned and orchestrated by the media and “powers” unknown to us. For what purpose? I have no idea.

tkyang99 on March 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

So he’s going to win Georgia. Big whoop. We already knew that for a long time. I don’t know why this is a headline story on Drudge.

SoulGlo on March 1, 2012 at 12:35 AM

He’s still a viable candidate and its about time he got some more media love. He’s a better candidate than Santorum. He’s also a better candidate than Romney. That makes him the best candidate in the race.

alwaysfiredup on March 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Santorum is toast, and so is Newt.

Mitt Romney–clear sailing to nomination.

4 more years for Obama.

technopeasant on March 1, 2012 at 12:51 AM

At least Newt is always entertaining.

Listening to Santorum puts me to sleep. Romney just regurgitates platitudes.

tkyang99 on March 1, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Top headline on Drudge WooT Woot!!

For the record though, Lazarus only rose ONCE from the dead, not thrice.

OhioBuckeye7 on March 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I’m staying steady with Newt, so far.

I really think that the best Republican ticket – the one that Americans will look at on stage at the GOP convention and see capable leadership – is going to be Gingrich/Romney or Romney/Gingrich.

That ticket is capable of beating 0bama and providing steady leadership for the nation.

Romney can apply his business skills, and Newt knows Washington. Together, I think they make q formidable team.

I’m hoping that if Romney wins out, he has the sense and lack of ego to appoint Newt as VP. Imagine Newt in charge of the Senate….

cane_loader on March 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Newt’s problem? It is this: He has won one contest (SC) and was blown out in all the others. We have now had contests in the east, north, south and west and Newt is only a player south of the Mason-Dixon Line and east of the Mississippi. He is nothing but a regional candidate. This from the guy who keeps telling us that he is best equipped to defeat Barack Obama. He and his campaign can’t raise money unless it comes in one big chunk to his Super Pac from one billionaire. He has failed to get on the ballot in the state he resides in. His campaign is like his personal life. One big train wreck. Newt may indeed win Georgia and a couple of southern states but that will be it. He has nobody to blame but himself.

kurtd on March 1, 2012 at 1:23 AM

It proves you can’t keep a fat unpleasant pedantic failed egomaniacal two-faced whining disgraced adulterous lunatic boring greenie-weenie weak unpopular pasty-faced jowly old blathering snarky pathological and totally unelectable white guy political hack statist down.

TexasJew on March 1, 2012 at 1:51 AM

All aboard! The Newt Caboose rides again!

TarheelBen on March 1, 2012 at 2:04 AM

All the way Newt!

tinkerthinker on March 1, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Duh and whichever other Newtist challenged me for “proof,” if you were there as you claim, you should know. If you are so deluded as to deny it, nothing I could say would change your minds.

For others, let us start with this: during his career in the House, Newt served alongside nearly 300 other Republican members, including as Speaker over as many as 219. Why have so few of them endorsed him, if he was so effective? If he indeed were instrumental in balancing the budget and creating jobs, etc., as he claims, wouldn’t they be lining up?

They are not, because he was a backstabbing jerk who flitted from “big idea” to “big idea” and had no follow-through on any of them. The committees did the heavy lifting away from Newt’s distraction.

That is why conservatives were already making noise about replacing him by 1996, and succeeded eventually.

To believe a guy who hasn’t lived anywhere out of commuting distance of the Capitol for over 20 years is somehow a threat to the DC establishment is just plain old-fashioned stupid.

Adjoran on March 1, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Adjoran on March 1, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I believe it was because Newt was going to bring in term limits. I was around then also.

tinkerthinker on March 1, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Newt rose like a rocket in SC. And fell only when he came under the heaviest most unrelenting attack I’ve ever seen mounted on a candidate.

Fact is most of us are a little hazy on the reasons we don’t like Newt. That’s because the attacks were largely baseless mudslinging. Chalk it up as a victory for Mitt’s ad agency & his establishment surrogates.
Yes, Drudge is up to his tricks. But Drudge better be careful what he wishes for, because Newt can rerise so quickly that in days he could overtake Mitt again! If Santorum isn’t going to cut it, Newt will.

anotherJoe on March 1, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Newt was Time’s Person of the Year 1996.

He’s a genius, a man with multiple talents. A modern day Ben Franklin.

A living legend.

I don’t understand why some Conservatives seem to hate him so much. Is it just jealousy?

tkyang99 on March 1, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I was around then too. Prove it. Show proof of each accusation you made above or admit that it’s just hyperbole used by you to score political points.

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I was around, too…

… And I second Flora Duh’s request that you show proof Adjoran.

Hang in there Newt…!!!
Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I am old enough to have seen it all happen. Newt orchestrated the first Republican majority in 40 years. Other people helped too, but Newt was in charge, regardless of how you want to look at it. It was awsome to watch. He made it possible for all those other people you claim did every good thing that happened. JC Watts was there and he endorsed Newt. Lyndsey Graham has said he owes Newt an apology for what they did to him. I see you did not show either Flora Duh or Seven Percent Solution any proof, you just kept on with your anti-Newt talking points. You can say all the mean things you want about Newt, they don’t make Romney more appealing.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 5:28 AM

“I don’t understand why some Conservatives seem to hate him so much. Is it just jealousy?

tkyang99 on March 1, 2012 at 3:40 AM”

can’t get the image out of my mind of his fat greasy naked body writhing in lust with his multitude of lovers.

renalin on March 1, 2012 at 5:35 AM

can’t get the image out of my mind of his fat greasy naked body writhing in lust with his multitude of lovers.

renalin on March 1, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Is it about fat people? Do you feel this way about Christie?

Annar on March 1, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Congrats on the Drudge link.
Newt aint out of it yet. If he can just hang in there long enough, people will see Willard for what he is – and that aint pretty. Saint Rick should throw his support behind Newt before too long. He had his 15 minutes of fame.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 1, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Karl Magnus on March 1, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Sure would be a relief.

heshtesh on March 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Go Newt!

Kaffa on March 1, 2012 at 6:49 AM

FOr those of you wondering why there isn’t a lot of support for Newt among people who were there when the Republicans took back the majority, you have to understand the mindset of the Republican Party. For the most part, they were go along to get along and refused to fight for anything. I’m sure that, once they got power, all they wanted to do was what Democrats did, spend money and get re-elected. Newt, however, wanted to balance the budget, pass legislation that might not be popular but was necessary. To do this, especially with the group he had to work with, you have to step on some toes and I’m sure he did.

The changes Newt try to bring to Washington D.C., in 1994, are minor compared to the changes necessary today. The difference, between Newt and the rest, he recognizes that and is willing and able to do what’s necessary to get it done.

bflat879 on March 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM

<blockquoteNot that the backstabbing dirt bag has a snowball’s chance in Phoenix, but still . . . if you don’t know, ask somebody.

Adjoran on February 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

The land that keeps giving us John McCain calling Newt a backstabbing liar, that’s rich. If Newt is all those things, he should do very well then.

Ann NY on March 1, 2012 at 7:40 AM

bflat879 on March 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I believe Boehner was one of the ones who was in on the coup. It would be interesting to see how that relationship plays out if Newt happened to be elected President.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 7:51 AM

can’t get the image out of my mind of his fat greasy naked body writhing in lust with his multitude of lovers.

renalin on March 1, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Is it about fat people? Do you feel this way about Christie?

Annar on March 1, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Mind in gutter syndrome? lol

tinkerthinker on March 1, 2012 at 7:51 AM

I believe Boehner was one of the ones who was in on the coup. It would be interesting to see how that relationship plays out if Newt happened to be elected President.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Yes, it would be icing on the cake for Newt.

tinkerthinker on March 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Yes, it would be icing on the cake for Newt.

tinkerthinker on March 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I don’t think Newt ever cried, not once, while he was speaker.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 7:58 AM

His Gallup support rating jumped two points today.

That’s because he’s so irrelevant he hasn’t had the chance to say something stupid in public.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Dick Cheny commented, Never count out Newt Gingrich.

Message matters and ultimately penetrates – Newt is right on the issues and that matters.

St. Rick’s sanctimony has mitigated the social issues for Newt. Romney’s complete lack of ‘common touch’ has made him a terrible choice.

Ron Paul’s obvious collusion with Romney is being called out and the libertarians are noticing. How does the ant-establishment candidate back the most establishment candidate and not alienate the libertarian base against Rand Paul? St. Rick has been hostile to libertatians which further evidences Santorum’s lack of plitical skill. Santorum is a case study in the Political Peter principle – he should never ave been elevated to the Senate.

That leaves Newt or not voting against Ovbma as the libertarian choice.

Even establishment types should begin to figure out that Romney’s negative impact on down ballot races is more problematic than Newt’s independent issue. How does a Republican win when the base stays home? They won’t stay home wth Newt on top.

Last – I think everyone would like to see Obama and Newt debate – pass the popcorn.

NVA Patriot on March 1, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Newt!!!

conservador on March 1, 2012 at 8:09 AM

He’s mostly right.

Anyway, people should read his book. It’s a modern classic and arguably the best description of how Washington works in the last 30 years. Especially people who are always talking about the “establishment” and “insiders”.

joana on February 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

No he’s not – he’s a politician with an agenda. The truth is Coburn talks about conservatism but doesn’t produce, and pass any conservative legislation that’s a game changer. Newt on the other hand has passed game changing conservative legislation.

Dr Evil on March 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Newt is hated by malkin, fox, and se cupp because thy happen to use conservatism to make cash kinda like those prosperity preachers. Newt on the other hand is like freaking John the baptist of conservatism, 40 years of republicans in the wilderness he put us back on the map.

conservador on March 1, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I think that as more people learn about Mittens and Saint Rick, the more they drift toward Newt. Let’s face it, Newton is the most intelligent and conservative of the three seemingly viable candidates – each of whom have loads of baggage of their own and some rather odd ideas that don’t resonate with the American people.

Let’s face it – Mittens is not going to beat ChicagØbama. Hell, even I can envision the Democrat Machine and all of its surrogates justifiably trashing Mittens. The attack ads have already been conceptualized.

Newt can make his case to the American people. Those of us who will not vote for Willard for any reason – it’s called ‘principles’ – will go with the “smartest guy in the room”. Newt Gingrich is the best man left standing.
GO Newt!

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Karl Magnus on March 1, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Do you think every democrat is an evil vampire with bad intentions? joana on February 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

What kind of question is that? What does that have to do with the price of Bull in Spain? You can’t win an argument so you inject some emotional B.S.

This is a topic about Newt Gingrich rising in the polls. Nancy Pelosi has stated, Newt Gingrich won’t be President, she knows things. You can judge a person by their enemies, Newt Gingrich has the right enemies.

I don’t know of any politician that is more reviled by conservatives than Nancy Pelosi perhaps Harry Reid.

Dr Evil on March 1, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Dick Cheny commented, Never count out Newt Gingrich.

Message matters and ultimately penetrates – Newt is right on the issues and that matters.

Even establishment types should begin to figure out that Romney’s negative impact on down ballot races is more problematic than Newt’s independent issue. How does a Republican win when the base stays home? They won’t stay home wth Newt on top.

Last – I think everyone would like to see Obama and Newt debate – pass the popcorn.

NVA Patriot on March 1, 2012 at 8:06 AM

I like Dick Cheny. No matter what happens, though, I am going to still go vote for the down ticket races.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I don’t know of any politician that is more reviled by conservatives than Nancy Pelosi perhaps Harry Reid.

Dr Evil on March 1, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Or Obama… I think if you have try to convince people that Pelosi is a nice person to prop up Coburn’s argument, you’ve already lost.

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I wouldn’t count Newt out yet, if anyone can get this country on the right track it’s Newt! In Tn. my family will do our part to see he has the opportunity.

Tn.-Vol on March 1, 2012 at 8:31 AM

This is all playing out as I expect. Losing the popular vote in MI and a blowout in AZ has illustrated that Santorum is not Death Star-proof. The candidate-surfers who surfed his way in anticipation of Santorum being Romney-proof don’t have to hold on to him with both hands anymore.

Yes, Santorum was not expected to win in MI and AZ by a realistic analysis—but he was expected to do better than he did. And a win would have meant that the ABR candidate surfers had found The One. There is no One, there is only the guy with the best shot. Now that the false hope of the Undiscovered Candidate whose dazzling charisma will overwhelm the Romney Machine is gone, let’s get real—we need reform, and badly. Of the remaining candidates, Newt has the best record of actually implementing reform.

Sekhmet on March 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Newt can make his case to the American people. Those of us who will not vote for Willard for any reason – it’s called ‘principles’ – will go with the “smartest guy in the room”. Newt Gingrich is the best man left standing.
GO Newt!

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Karl Magnus on March 1, 2012 at 8:22 AM

After twenty debates, I think we see Newt for who and what he is. He is smart but he isn’t the best man for the job.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Gingrich really hurt himself in the south with his amnesty stance. the man is just determined to shoot himself in the foot at every opportunity. He could redeem himself by coming out strong for E-Verify. He could help himself by attacking crony capitalism that offshores US jobs/wealth/technology over seas. but he’s too afraid of attacks by elitists like Krauthammer, so he probably wont’ do it. I’ll be surprised if Newt regains any sort of momentum. DD

Darvin Dowdy on March 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM

joana on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

You miss the larger, more salient point. The reason that, for this entire primary season, there have been strong rallies in favor of the “flavor of the week”, is that the vast majority of conservatives would like there to be a real conservative available, which really means Anybody But Romney.

And any candidate who has showed up has been more conservative than Romney. It is only the fatalistic saps, believing the lie shared by the media and the GOP establishment, who have bought the bill of goods that Romney is inevitable.

As Thomas Sowell said so brilliantly about John McCain, Romney could never make me vote for Romney. There is only one person who can make me vote for Romney, and that is Barack Obama. Until I am forced to make that choice, I will continue to choose Anybody But Romney. I will happily cheerlead for Newt or Rick to keep the options alive, and obviously, so will many others.

Freelancer on March 1, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Good one! Next thing you know HA will link to articles espousing the benefits of divorce and how it helps the modern family.

Here’s a fact: this post would never have been written if Santorum won Michigan.

antisense on March 1, 2012 at 8:51 AM

“Never say never.”

Never. But I’m glad Adelson is keeping Santorum at bay with an infusion of cash to Newt’s SuperPac, enabling Newt to bleed Santorum’s support. I think Newt will help Romney.

mountainaires on March 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Good one! Next thing you know HA will link to articles espousing the benefits of divorce and how it helps the modern family.

Here’s a fact: this post would never have been written if Santorum won Michigan.

antisense on March 1, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Sure it woould. I very politely asked Tina to give us Newt supporters an update every once in awhile, so she did. Thanks Tina!

Night Owl on March 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM

It’s days like this that make me feel the entire political process, from top to bottom, including this blog, is rigged.

Why is HA suddenly pushing Newt again? And why is Drudge colluding with them? I just feel like we’re being manipulated again, for the nth time.

Seems to me every rise and fall of each candidate in this primary has been carefully planned and orchestrated by the media and “powers” unknown to us. For what purpose? I have no idea.

tkyang99 on March 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

2 words. RA-TINGS (or eyeballs). If Mittens had won 60% of every primary, would anyone be on HotGas debating right now? Of course the media has an interest in a prolonged fight to the death between as many candidates as possible. This is nothing new.

angryed on March 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM

NEWT is a FDR, WILSON loving PROGRESSIVE.

Go to Youtube and type: Gingrich, Wilson, FDR.

NO more “bigger government is the solution” Progressive gop nominees!!!

NO more “bigger government is the solution” Progressive gop nominees!!!

NO more “bigger government is the solution” Progressive gop nominees!!!

NO more “bigger government is the solution” Progressive gop nominees!!!

PappyD61 on March 1, 2012 at 9:06 AM

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