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    Positive is his only choice

    Positive is his only choice

    I don’t think Newt really has any choice but to stay positive.  Deep down I think it’s what people want, and in any event, he doesn’t have the money to flood the airwaves in Iowa that way Paul and Romney’s SuperPAC are doing.

    My worry? Positive may be what people want, but negative wins, and we will not see until the general election how low Romney’s numbers can go until someone unleashes on him the level of attack being unleashed on Newt.

    Update: Rudy goes where no one — other than Huntsman in NH — has dared to go:


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    GrumpyOne | December 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    “Positive Is His Only Hope” should be the headline should read.

    Just as (I) predicted, Newt is suffering from the lessons of history, I.E. it will come back to bite you in the back side.

    Now, the race will be between Ron Paul who is nutz and Romney, a moderate who has consistently had the best chance to dispatch Obama.

    But, I still think that Cain got a raw deal and would have been Obama’s worst nightmare…

    The fact that Newt has refrained from being a jerk to the others in the field is very endearing, and let me tell ya something: while I am behind Rick Santorum and did publicly endorse him, if he goes negative on Newt tonight and joins the other piranhas in attacking him, it will diminish him greatly in my eyes – especially after all the nice things he had to say about him in the last debate.
    Any below the belt attacks on Newt are going to hurt the attackers more than they will Mr. Gingrich.

    Doug Wright | December 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Tonight’s debate might be the clincher for me. Of course, whatever questions remain, for me. about Newt might still remain after tonight. However, Perry is not able so far to make the case for himself, Bachmann’s toast IMHAO, Paul should be toast except his 3rd Party schtick might kill our republic, Santorum is part of the GOP’s long term bench so hope he doesn’t destroy himself, Hunstman needs to get a job, and Romney is going to talk himself out of the running very soon, even with his wind tossed hair.

    So, here’s hoping that Newt follows the professor’s good advice about staying positive for his vision of the USA and reserving his negative stuff for his anti-Obama ads and later debates.

    So, right now, Newt’s my candidate. Except, Palin should have been and might be, on the come back, if the GOP destroys Newt. Well, my wife might care who I want for prez, but everyone else will say “who cares;” so be it.

    Henry Hawkins | December 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    As easy as it has been for debating juggernaut Rick Perry to get under his skin, Axelrod, Obama, the DNC, et al, will have Romney trembling, in the fetal position, in a urine soaked corner by August.

    Um, tell me again, professor, why it is that after 40 years in national politics including a stint as Speaker and a decade on K Street, Newt has no money.

      William A. Jacobson in reply to JEBurke. | December 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      I see you have shown up peppering all the posts with the same taunting themes. I guess he doesn’t have all Mitt’s Wall Street connections and hasn’t spend the past 8 years running for president.

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