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Gingrich Leading Romney

In a case of the GOP elites thinking they know what's best for their voters more than the voters themselves, the endorsements of Mitt Romney are piling up nearly as quickly as the attacks on Newt Gingrich.

The most recent Gallup Poll of Republican voters shows Gingrich with a lead over Romney, 32%-24%. That isn't stopping the Drudge Report, Fox News, or other "right-wing" publishers and aggregators from trying to repeat the mistake they made with Bob Dole and John McCain in recent elections.

There are many indicators that Mitt Romney cannot beat Obama, but arguably the most compelling is his history of flipping and flopping depending on which direction is currently serving his purposes.

Despite the endorsement of Ron Paul at the end of the video below, it's the Obama campaign that is happiest about the prospects of going up against Romney. As Charlie Rose points out in a report about Romney’s rise Florida, “It is said in Chicago where they are running the Obama campaign that they’re so giddy that they want to run naked in Millennium Park.”

Watching this video, it's easy to see why.

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  •  The Republican machine will block Newt (2+ / 0-)
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    hulibow, MKSinSA

    They won't let him be the nominee under any circumstances.  They know what a disaster he would be - and they're right.

    A Newt nominee would not only sully the Republican brand even more than it is (which is saying a lot), he would be a deciding fact in the down-ticket.  The chances of Democrats scoring both the House and Senate in November would immediately go up.

    The GOP will go to any length to bar Newt from the nomination.

    The most elite, corrupt places in the universe are K Street and Wall Street. Mitt belongs to one, and Newt belongs to the other.

    by thenekkidtruth on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 03:58:28 AM PST

    •  but will they go so far as to... (2+ / 0-)
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      MKSinSA, thenekkidtruth

      ... override a majority of delegates at the convention?

      If they do that, they will also cause a lot of Newties to stay home, and we get a clean sweep that way just as surely as if Newt was the candidate.

      Looks like a pretty serious double-bind.

      We really need to give Newt an honorary Occupy membership after the election is over, particularly if we somehow end up with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 04:44:13 AM PST

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  •  Nice thing is (5+ / 0-)

    Romney is getting to the point where his favorable numbers are getting close to Newts....while the President keeps going up.  I like that trend for us.  Plus all the Republican on Republican ads and comments are going to make for some easy admaking for Chicago.

    Hey you, dont tell me theres no hope at all Together we stand, divided we fall.

    by marcvstraianvs on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 04:19:37 AM PST

    •  Totally Momentary. Global Ownership's Air War (0+ / 0-)

      against Obama doesn't start till there's an obvious nominee.

      I can't believe how every year our side doesn't see this.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 06:02:19 AM PST

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      •  These big money guys are going.... (0+ / 0-) hedge their bets, though. They know that they'll get a better deal with Republicans, but they're going to keep a foot in Obama's camp, too, because they know they'll make a killing either way if they play their cards right.

  •  That's a terrific 6-minute video. Thank you, Ron (0+ / 0-)

    Paul for softening Romney up for us.

    "Mistress of the Topaz" is now available in paperback! Link here:

    by Kimball Cross on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 05:52:24 AM PST

  •  Newt's unfavorable rating approaching his (0+ / 0-)

    recognition, McCain picked Palin(?!?) after getting a load of Romney's tax returns.

    Presidential elections aren't "any given Sunday", where the underdog can have a great game and win, but it's starting to sound that the collective GOP long term strategy is going to be hoping for a fumble from Obama.

    Maybe it's premature to dance in the endzone, but I can't blame some for putting on their dancing shoes.

    Profoundly humbled by DKos generosity of spirit and selflessness of nature. Forever grateful beyond measure.

    by wretchedhive on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 06:36:51 AM PST

  •  Santorum needs to drop out. (0+ / 0-)

    Give Republicans a clear choice between the crooked serial adulterer who became wealthy in conjunction with public office, and who has a bunch of interesting ideas...or the crooked smarmy priggish plutocrat.  

  •  Obama is still going to have a very hard time (0+ / 0-)

    winning reelection. He is up against a daunting number of negative forces:
    a bad economy
    unlimited corporate cash
    uninterested or disenfranchised voters under age 30
    the mainstream media
    voter suppression by extreme Republican governments in most swing states
    a corrupt Supreme Court who would again decide a close or disputed election
    an Occupy movement he will have a hard time winning over after signing the NDAA
    whiny liberals who will stay home to prove a point because he's not the progressive he never claimed to be

    "As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs want to see how much you'll pay for what you used to get for free"

    by Tim D M on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 09:18:00 AM PST

  •  about Ron Paul (0+ / 0-)

    it's about time those who still think Ron Paul has a chance to reconsider their efforts.  By registering Republican, they are prohibiting themselves from joining the TRUE reformers on the progressive side of the Democratic Party.  That is where we must focus our efforts to change the country.  Come home folks.

    Bold Progressive. Deal with it.

    by novenator on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 02:04:34 AM PST

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