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  •  I still think it's Mitt (6+ / 0-)

    Gingrich has too much baggage that hasn't surfaced yet. Hell, he was shitcanned as Speaker by his own party for ethical lapses. His immigration stance is hurting him in Iowa even though the MSM is trying hard to ignore it.
    imo, Mitt is still money in the GOP bank.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 12:20:38 PM PST

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    •  It's going to be close. (4+ / 0-)

      Whatever else you can say about Mitt, his poll numbers have been consistent. But he seems to have reached a ceiling, beyond which no conservatives are prepared to go.

      Newt makes sense as the conservative favorite. He embodies the heartlessness, the unwavering ideological purity, and the total absence of personal scruples or integrity that Republicans like to see in their nominees for President.

      So it will be close. And frankly, I don't know what to fear the most: a Romney squeaker, in which case there will be a credible challenger to the Obama administration, or a Newt squeaker, in which case the political atmosphere in this country will enter a new degree of poisonous vitriol. Whatever Newt did to bring the crazy in 1994, he will do so tenfold for 2012.

      And however remote a Newt victory may appear to us, we must never underestimate him. A sunken economy and low approval ratings are a bad combo, and we really shouldn't underestimate the lengths to which any Republican will go to take the mantle away from President Obama.

      And I, for one, have trouble living with the idea of a President Newt.

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 01:58:37 PM PST

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      •  Yes, you nailed this, in spades, thank you: (0+ / 0-)
        [Newt] ... embodies the heartlessness, the unwavering ideological purity, and the total absence of personal scruples or integrity that Republicans like to see in their nominees for President.

        Occupy The Voting Booth - vote for candidates that represent your Occupy values.

        by mumtaznepal on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 04:18:59 PM PST

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      •  "unwavering ideological purity"? not so much (0+ / 0-)

        He has wavered about as much as Mitt. Did you see the video above of him appearing with Speaker Pelosi about climate change and the need for alternative energy? He flipped on that now just like Mitt. He was for amnesty before he was against it. He changed religions thrice, same numer of wives he flopped over on.

        America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

        by cacamp on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 06:31:48 PM PST

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    •  GOP primary voters don't care about facts (2+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp, Judgment at Nuremberg

      because you can prove anything with facts! The only thing that stands the test of time is how you feel about facts. So, although I think Newt is a loser for the general, he is the winner for the nomination. He is also tactically clever. He did all the right things: 1. Keep your mouth shut early so as not to interrupt competitors while they are making fatal errors; 2. Don't pile on as others are getting kicked to the kerb; 3. Keep your eyes on the main objective. Newt is doing a very good job on these items and it shows that he has an excellent grasp of strategy. Romney really has nothing like that. Gingrich will be the nominee.

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