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    “We understand a load of crap when we see it”

    “We understand a load of crap when we see it”

    Via The Fix, two prominent Iowa supporters of Newt Gingrich held a phone conference late this afternoon with the press in which they pushed back against the attacks on Newt:

    Iowa supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich assailed Mitt Romney’s negative attacks, even as the former Massachusetts governor pulled back. “We understand a load of crap when we see it, and that doesn’t win caucuses or elections in Iowa,” said Linda Upmeyer, Gingrich’s Iowa chairwoman. “They must be close to panicking,” added former Rep. Greg Ganske. Earlier, Romney said he didn’t ask his campaign surrogates to criticize Gingrich.

    Would that make Romney’s attack plan “don’t ask, don’t tell”?

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    ClinkinKy | December 10, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Poor Mitt. He’s probably feeling about like Hillary did in 2007/2008 when it became apparent that she wasn’t the “choice”.

    I’m in the ABO camp, the thing that will get my vote is who can defeat at marxist moron in the WH next November.

    The fact that Romney cannot even take on Newt is not good, I would rather have Romney directly confront Newt on the main point. WHO IS MORE ELECTABLE IN THE GENERAL AGAINST BARRY SOETERO?
    That I would respect of Romney, he seems reluctant to do that

    As for Newt, I cannot stand this man, absolutely loathe him, I was a Clinton supporter in the 90’s, I remember all the temper tantrums the Newt had, if Romney wants to win, he needs to make the point of his argument exactly that, do you want a candidate who has a lesser chance of beating that marxist in the WH?

    Being said that I cannot stand Newt, I will vote for him if he is the repub nominee, and for me to come to that conclusion is more than I can fathom. The undemocratic radical party has no place for conservative JFK democrats like me. The entire party can get flushed down the toilet for all I care, I’m a registered Independent now and plan on staying that way.

    As for the comment one poster said about Hillary not being the DNC’s choice, note, that’s why I call it the undemocratic party, they stole 4 delegates from her to give to that marxist Barry, THERE IS NOTHING DEMOCRATIC ABOUT THE “DEMOCRATIC” PARTY.

    The republican nomination party seems much more democratic, as much as it pains me to say it, as a recovering demonrat.

    Romney, or Newt, ABO. ABO, I will support either in the general, there is nothing the DNC can say to make me not vote for the republican nominee. This process is only toughening them up, because you can bet the MSM will be in full campaign mode for their dear leader in 2012.


       
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      JayDick in reply to alex. | December 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Your position is much more logical than some of the other rants posted here and elsewhere.

      I agree that by far the most important consideration is who is most likely to beat Obama and that our consideration should be focused there. I think only Romney and Gingrich have a reasonable chance. So, which is a better candidate?

      To me, Gingrich is a much more vigorous and effective campaigner. He will confront the lies and distortions in Obama’s rhetoric like no one else can. His memory is encyclopaedic with instant recall. Obama won’t be able to get away with false statements that sound good; Newt will confront his lies directly. A likely response: “Mr. President, that’s just not true.”

      Romney would make a decent President, but I don’t think he would be as effective a campaigner. How about Romney as VP?

      But, as you say, ABO.


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to alex. | December 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

      “…who can defeat that marxist moron in the WH…”

      Alex, could you be more specific? This only narrows it down to 200-300 people.

    Thank you for posting that Rand Paul editorial, I agree with Dr. Paul.

    Newt reminds me of Gollum in Lord of the Rings, stoking “the precious” ring of power. I trust no one with that level of power, especially not Newt. But who can evict Barry next november???! Romney really needs to up his game and hit Newt where the weak spot is, if the goal to is defeat Barry, who has the best chance to do it? That is the main argument!

    I want solid constitutional conservatives in Congress to keep a tight leash on the executive branch.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | December 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I would suggest that folks who definitely don’t want Romney but cannot stomach Gingrich ought to take a long look at Rick Santorum. Social and fiscal con, won two terms in blue PA, super strong on family, little baggage, Tea Party approved, hawkish on nat’l defense and border security, etc.


     
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    Subotai Bahadur | December 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

    First, let me say that I am not in any way committed to Gingrich. I supported Sarah, then Cain. I do detest Romney. This is in no way, however, specifically in support of Gingrich.

    I’ll not go into details here but Peggy Noonan’s recent appraisal pretty well nailed it.

    Peggy Noonan is NOT on our side. She supported Obama in 2008, changing sides and joining Frum, Parker, et.al. as tame “Republicans” who the MSM could count on to attack anything more conservative than Trotsky. Despite a few tentative moves after the 2010 election to try to preserve a career if Obama loses; she has spent the entire time since the 2008 campaign spreading venom about conservatives, the party base, and anything associated with or supported by the TEA Party. Taking heed of her is like listening to George Stephanopoulus [sp?] with less sincerity and more contempt.

    I have my distinct problems with Gingrich [and recently made part of an evening miserable for one of his campaign workers who called me], but I do not listen to anything Noonan says except as gathering information on what the Enemy is saying. There are plenty of other, more credible, sources for attacks on Gingrich.

    Subotai Bahadur


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