Gingrich clobbers Romney in Iowa debate Saturday night, leads in most all key primary states

“I’m a Reaganite.  I’m proud to be a Reaganite.  I will tell the truth, even if it’s at the risk of causing some confusion sometimes with the timid.”  And with those words Newt Gingrich clubbed a grand slam, pummeling Mitt Romney by implication as a weak leader.  Even Romney had seemed to agree earlier, saying “I’m not a bomb-thrower, rhetorically or literally.”  The particular dust-up involved Gingrich’s public statement to a Jewish television reporter that Palestinian’s (some of whose leaders seek the annihilation of Israel as a state)  are an “invented people.”  Romney tried to paint Gingrich as reckless in making the statement,  but Gingrich responded, “I think sometimes that it’s helpful to have a President of the United States who has the courage to tell the truth,” pointing out that Ronald Reagan went around his national security adviser to call the former Soviet Union an “evil empire” and “overruled” the State Department when at the Berlin Wall he called for Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

Read the surprisingly accurate coverage of the debate in the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/11/newt-gingrich-mitt-romney-iowa-debate_n_1141568.html.

NBC news is reporting that according to their own recently released polls, Gingrich has opened up “commanding” leads in the important primary states of South Carolina and Florida.  The lead in South Carolina is said to by almost 20 points, with Gingrich besting Romney 43 to 23 percent.  That election will be held on January 21.  In Florida, where the primary will be held on January 31, Gingrich is at 44 percent and Romney 29 percent.  All the other candidates, including Ron Paul and Rick Perry, can’t manage to get their campaigns into double digits in these key states and reality is beginning to set that the Republican race for the presidency is a two person matter between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, with Gingrich on the ascent and Romney’s support in moderate decline, according to the poll.  According to an ABC poll that is five days old, Gingrich is also ahead in Iowa among likely caucus goers 33 percent to 18 percent over Romney.  Iowa will have its caucuses on January 3.

In New Hampshire, Romney lead Gingrich by 39% to 24% in a poll taken over a week ago; Gingrich will likely be in the lead in New Hampshire in the next poll to be released this week.  That primary will be held on January 10.

Comments

  1. I’m withholding judgment on who “won” and who “lost” in this debate. I wish Romney would let his opponent finish his/her sentence before jumping in to correct the error instead of saying “Let me speak now,” over and over again. while I admire much about the former Speaker of the House, Gingrich is a loose cannon. I want to see him wipe the floor with that sanctimonious, blathering, truth-challenged empty suit currently taking up space in the Oval Office, but that will never happen. Obama will run away rather than face someone man to man. If he DOES agree to a debate, I’ll BET he’ll wear an earpiece and his staff of equally as fact-challenged minions will be googling their little brains out trying to feed him facts.

    Gingrich tends to be “noisy”–why give a short answer when you can dazzle with a novella–and he tends to “shoot from the lip.” I’m concerned about his “baggage” (not so much the personal stuff but the OTHER things, like the “consulting fees”). He is more the career politician, so we’re not changing the playing field THERE. I just wish “Newt Romney” would serve together.

    Which brings me to my final point: ANY ONE OF THE PEOPLE on that debate stage–even the sometimes terrifying Ron Paul–would be a FAR superior leader to Obama–and EVERY ONE of them deserves a place in the eventual winner’s cabinet or serving in some other capacity.

  2. shooterfrmthehip2 says

    Newt is an American dream, let’s just hope we won’t wake up and find the BIG 0 still president, but that must NOT deter us from choosing the best man for our country and in many ways Newt is the best of them all, I also like Ron Paul a lot, because i beleive that nobody can be too right nor too good, the problem is Ron numbers are very low i would find it very hard to choose between Newt and him though, they are both great and certainly better than what we have now. The only problem we, conservatives have, is the Liberal Media that will of course direct it’s broadcast cannons on our guys and hit them with every small and big projctile they can lay their hands on. But this time we are all prepared for that and will resist their assaults by standing by our guys and never budge from there!!!… this is the only way to defeat the Liberal press

    • Hmmm, Newt is (1.) pro illegal immigration, (2.) pro abortion, (3.) pro Zionist and (4.) very much anti-family. His personal and political lives are both ignominious. I have yet to see what appeal he has to anyone, but particularly to those who identify themselves as ‘conservatives’.
      I think the quickest way to re-elect Obama is to nominate either Gingrich or Perry. We have three good, truly conservative candidates to choose from: Backmann, Paul and Romney.
      If either Gingrich or Perry are selected, the Right will either go the third-party route (as I’d plan to do) or else not vote at all, and the Left, natch, will go with Obama.

  3. Not to compare the men, but only the circumstances, we have a situation that calls for a man who has been accused of being imperious, egotistical, a bully, and whose personal character is less than admirable.
    But with all that, Winnie was a remarkable leader when his country needed him.
    But then, we – today – are in the very best of hands, and have no need for such a man.

    • If you are talking of Obummer, then your head is up your DUPA, for those of the RIO LINDA set that is up the cannal where the sun doesn’t shine.

  4. If anyone believes Newt is ‘the man’ to run this country, you better understand that he will bury this country just a as fast as that ‘thing’ we have in the White House now. Newt is nothing but a ultraLiberal in RINO clothing who can silver tongue his way in to the hearts and minds of Americans to gain trust and then suddenly flip-flop with excuses to justify his hypocrisy. The one thing that cannot be denied or argued is his obedience to the New World Order elitists (CFR and Bilderbergers) and his loathing of our US Constitution. Knowing this, how can anyone honestly say they respect this closeted Liberal?? Much less think he’ll be any better than that illegal alien that currently occupies Our White House. People, read the following facts and then please………WAKE UP!! All 3 candidates, Gingrich, Perry and Romney, are all the same pieces of cloth cut from the same bolt. They all have ties back to the CFR and/or Bilderbergers or worse. There will be ‘no’ significant change with anyone of them in office, it will be status quo, guaranteed!

    In 1994, Gingrich described himself as “a conservative futurist.” He said that those who were trying to define him should look no further than The Third Wave, a 1980 book written by Alvin Toffler. The book describes our society as entering a post-industrial phase in which abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, and divorce are perfectly normal, even virtuous. Toffler penned a letter to America’s “founding parents,” in which he said: “The system of government you fashioned, including the very principles on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented — a democracy for the 21st century.” He went on to describe our constitutional system as one that “served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced.”

    Gingrich’s voting record shows him siding with the left and the UN more often than his current conservative rhetoric would lead most people to believe. The list includes:
    1979 Elected to Congress from Georgia’s 6th District
    1979 Voted to create the Department of Education, under President Jimmy Carter
    1990 Becomes member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    1993 Voted for NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement
    1994 Supported the WTO, the World Trade Organization. Voted for GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that subjected Americans to the international authority of the WTO (See his exact quote in accompanying article.) See additional link.
    1995 Becomes Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommends reading The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler as required reading for all of his Congressional colleagues.
    1995 Delivers speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in which he blames the US Constitution for making America’s role in leading the world more difficult! Read his full quote in accompanying article, “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution…”.
    1995 Wrote the foreword to another one of Toffler’s books, The Politics of the Third Wave, Creating a New Civilization
    1995 The liberal establishment Time Magazine names Newt Gingrich their “Man of the Year”
    1995 Appeals to the US House of Representatives to increase the power of the Presidency by repealing the War Powers Act of 1972, and urged President Clinton to expand the US military presence in Bosnia.
    1996 Under his leadership, Congress passed the largest single spending increase on education in US history, a whopping $3.5 billion dollars!
    1999 Newt resigns over failed midterm elections in which Republicans lost 5 seats, the worst loss in history for a Party who did not control the White House! At the same time, he was also involved in a flap over an extra marital affair and a controversial book deal!
    2008 Records the ‘We Can Solve It’ global warming TV commercial for Al Gore along with Nancy Pelosi
    2009-2010 Travels the country with Al Sharpton and Arne Duncan to promote President Obama’s new educational policies: i.e. increased local control of schools with increased Federal subsidies and regulations from Washington.
    2010 Supported ultra-liberal, pro-abortion, pro-union, establishment candidate Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23rd Congressional District in a special election, over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

  5. All Republican candidates are 1000% knowledgeable than Obama. Anyone of them can beat Obama but I think Newt is the best of them. He is smart, experiences & truthful. He did not hided or lied about him as Obama. Obama paid 2 million dollars to conseal all his past. Obama can not talk without telepromter but Obama is professional liar & propagandist so he still can make those libtards with NO IQ to believe him. I do not think of anyone want 4 more years of JOBLESS. I think Obama really hated America that reason why he destroyed it badly. He wiped out middle class.

  6. jerry vanee, thousand oaks ,ca. says

    Rebel Rich has Newt nailed . See above. He is the only major GOP candidate who is a member of the leftist world government (George Soros is a member) organization , The Council on Foreign Relations. Newt wasn’t kidding when he did the TV commercial with Nancy Pelosi promoting Cap and Trade . Newt is a firm believer in Global Warming . He is more than a just a “loose cannon” he is the albatross of the GOP. Dozens of conservative Republicans kicked him out of the speakership. They detest him. Obama has so much dirt on Newt , that the Dems will wait to let out the good stuff after he’s nominated. It’s too late then for the GOP. The stories of the affairs and the sexual events will come out , ala Cain , Newt’s buddy that shares similar interests outside of politics. There’s a reason Newt had to abandon the campaign to take off to the Greek Islands on a cruise with his plastic political wife. He’s had to buy her hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry. What idiot can buy that line of his that he’s all of a sudden changed his ways from chasing skirts because he’s a grandfather now. Does the Kobe Bryant diamond ring , ring , a bell in a hotel room in Colorado ? The best the GOP can hope for is a deadlocked convention , then a compromise ticket of Kasich and Rubio who can deliver Ohio and Florida. In the meantime Bachmann is right , Newt Romney is leading until they both are exposed.

  7. Lionell Griffith says

    In my opinion, my part blood Black Labrador would make a better president than Obama. All he wants is his daily dog food, a full water dish, be let outside once in a while, and is happy gnawing on a bone for hours. He scares the UPS man but would more likely lick him than anything else.

    I seriously doubt that Newt Romney could be worse than Obama. All I can see that is different between Newt and Romney is style. Their ideas are squishy mush underneath the surface like nearly every other Republican I have seen in more decades than I care to count. Liberty? I am not sure they can spell the word let alone know what it takes to gain and keep it and then have the guts to make it happen.

    I have had it with style. We need substance! I haven’t seen it yet. It’s all surface fluff full of sound and fury but without lasting significance.

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