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Not only did Newt win S.C., but he took home 23 delegates to boot!

  1. 910chris profile image73
    910chrisposted 5 years ago

    This now gives N.G. 26 delegates to Romneys 14, but with Florida coming up; will it be enough to take the sunshine state? Remember, there are 50 delegates up for grabs in Florida and they all go to the winner.

  2. profile image68
    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    So far, it seems that only the voters in New Hampshire are in touch with reality.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I told you guys Newt would win SC, even when Mitt was way ahead in the polls. I know how southerners think - or don't think. This is how I see it: the far-right wing of the GOP wants to see Obama squirm in debates against an attack dog like Newt. I can't believe Newt has a shot in hell of winning the general, and I think most of Newt's supporters know it. They're willing to trade the presidency for a couple of hours of "revenge." Of all the GOP hopefuls, Mitt has by far the best approval/likability polls among all registered voters - Newt has the worst, last time I checked.

      I think Mitt has a good shot of winning FL, but there's something about FL some of you might not know: FL has a lot of rednecks, especially in the Panhandle and the northeastern section.

      I'm really upset about this. Can you tell? Almost makes me ashamed to be a southerner. Are these Newt supporters actually looking at Newt's past? Let's see:

      -he dumped 2 wives after cheating on both
      -kicked out of Congress by his own party
      -lobbyist
      -wanted to impeach Clinton while Newt was doing the same thing
      -took big bucks from Freddie and Fannie
      -had to pay fines for ethics violations
      -he has a vile temperament
      -many AAs say he's a racist
      -he's the epitome of a "Washington insider"
      -many of his fellow Republicans say he has some good ideas, but he never follows through with them
      -he's one of the most polarizing figures in politics
      -couldn't even get on the ballot in his home state of VA
      -he reminds me of Macbeth, with his "vaulting ambition"

      What's the worst you can say about Mitt's personal baggage? He was born into wealth, he has legal overseas investments, he's not "warm and fuzzy," and he hasn't released his tax returns - which he should do.

      It would seem to me that any rational person would disdain Newt. I didn't mention that Newt is also a misogynist - he told his aide that his first wife "wasn't young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president."

      Thanks for this opportunity to rant!

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, Newt can't beat Obama.

        At all.

        It would be 20 to 80 if it were between them.

        Once Newt drops out, those delegates will have to be re-apportioned.

  3. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    Can't see  Gingrich being any match for Obama

    1. mom101 profile image61
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      barry,

      Though I'm not a big fan of Newt, I think he would hold obamas feet to the fire and not back down.

      Do, I think he is POTUS material? No. and Yes. He seems to be a traditional politician.

      Of the candidates running, Paul, is the most "People" candidate we have.

      Delegates? It aint over til its over.

      1. Jeff Berndt profile image90
        Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "I think he would hold obamas feet to the fire and not back down."
        You're right about that. Gingrich would be an aggressive candidate. But he might have too many inconsistencies to bring it home.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
          Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "But he might have too many inconsistencies to bring it home."

          I'm not sure "inconsistencies" is the right word!


          "In fact there has been an aggressive response from religious men, too. Jason (Molotov)Mitchell, a Christian television producer who has linked Obama to Nazism, released a video in which he accused Gingrich--'the Kim Kardashian of the G.O.P.'--of being 'the walking , talking definition of untrustworthy,' sneered at Callista for being 'quite the missionary,' and asserted that 'Newt and Callista are the last role models we want our sons and daughters looking up to.'"

          The New Yorker, January 23, 2012.

          1. habee profile image92
            habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I agree! Can you imagine Callista as First Lady??

            I don't know about you guys, but I don't want hot-headed Newt ANYWHERE near the red button!

            1. Pearldiver profile image87
              Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Well he wouldn't be your first president who likes Skirt! big_smile

              At least the others denied it with Style!

  4. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 5 years ago

    What happens though in the the states where Gingrich couldn't get on the ballet? That won't help his delegate count? Or could it be the case that people will totally lose faith in Romney and as a result of that it won't matter what happens in those states? I get the feeling there's going to be a few more chapters to this story yet.

  5. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    So What!!

    The guy needs to learn how to sing instead of bleat!

    Why do people bleat about failed relationships and lack of money? sad

    While others show the benefits of singing in key... smile

  6. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    habee, I think Newt's win in SC has to do with the evangelical vote. They will not support a Mormon, at least now. If it ends up being Obama, Romeny, they will vote for him.

    I read an excellent editorial in the NYT this morning. I think he hit on what many Americans are looking for. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/opini … r=1&hp

    You're right about Florida, lots of rednecks in certain parts of the state. And early voting has started, which I've never favored. Many simply vote early to get it out of the way.

    My son made an interesting comment last night, he said the GOP party has become the radical, fringe party.

  7. turnleftthenright profile image61
    turnleftthenrightposted 5 years ago

    Remember he needs 1100 delegates, if he and Romney split delegates up til the end of the race...one will either give up the ghost or there will be a brokered convention, which has not been done for decades.

  8. Evan G Rogers profile image82
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    Now he only needs about 1120 more!

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If Newt is the nominee, I'll volunteer for and donate $ to Paul to run as a third party.

      1. steveamy profile image60
        steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        A third party run by Paul would be welcomed by the Democratic Party...and would make for great theater

        1. mom101 profile image61
          mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ya'll are selling Ron to short.

          I hear a lot of people SAYING they want a more honest pres. I hear people SAY they want a pres who will lead this country out of the mess we are in etc.....

          The thing is, look at who is voting and for who. .......

          Ron Paul is the only nominee standing that WOULD do as he states. So what if his foreign policy aint spotless. People, there is work that HAS TO BE DONE HERE

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Paul's gonna get the Republican candidacy

          1. mom101 profile image61
            mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I pray you are right.

            1. mom101 profile image61
              mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I am kinda worried. None of the candidates have mentioned who they would elect as their VP.

              This is something that should be made known BEFORE a candidate is chosen.

              1. puter_dr profile image85
                puter_drposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Newt is making noises about considering Palin for VP. I think he is just doing that to try and get Palin supporters on his bandwagon. I don't think he is seriously considering her.

                1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
                  Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Maybe he's considering her for wife #4???

                  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    But wife no 3 does not have a medical condition...

                  2. habee profile image92
                    habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I think our fig newton is a closet Mormon - a member of one of the splinter groups. Remember - he's already said that Callista doesn't care what he does.

                    And to you female hubbers: Do you find Newt the least bit attractive? What do women see in him? Don't say "money." There ain't enough money in the world for that! lol

              2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
                Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Maybe, but that's not the way they usually do it.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Newt! Newt! Newt!

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Barf Barf Barf

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    lol:

    I don't find hypocrisy sexy, never have.

  11. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Newt sexy????  No way.  He is gross and everytime he opens his mouth something ugly comes out of it.  That is his biggest turn off.  Sew his mouth shut and maybe he could get a date on eharmony.com.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r2ipMdX8A7E/TMMFESyKjtI/AAAAAAAABtU/TXkVOVhS_ao/s320/eyes-of-newt-clip-art.png

    I can't even say his name without thinking of Macbeth (the witches).

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, MM!!

      Double, double, boil and bubble,
      The GOP's in a heap of trouble.

      By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. It's a big ol' newt!

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Maybe his current wife is as power hungry as he is.


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6067319.jpg

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HA!

      Newt agrees, but quickly adds "Too bad the alien is hotter"

  14. I am DB Cooper profile image70
    I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago

    20% of South Carolinians still say that interracial marriage should be illegal. It's not exactly a hotbed of progressive politics.

    Why is the media taking it easy on Newt? Are they doing it because they want him to win the nomination? Also, what are the other candidates doing? Mitt Romney has been on the defensive for the past few weeks with regards to his tax returns and his record on job creation. It seems like he should be on the offensive, attacking Newt on the ethics violations that caused him to be censured and fined $300,000 at a time when the House of Representatives was run by his own party.

    There are so many other things he or Ron Paul could use as ammo against Newt as well, and that's without getting dirty and mentioning his various infidelities. How about the time he proposed the death penalty for people caught with a certain amount of marijuana (despite Newt's confession that he had smoked pot in the past)? A libertarian like Paul should be all over that, but if he wants to avoid the pot debate he could always bring up the fact that while Mitt Romney is the .001%, Newt Gingrich has been a lobbyist for those very richest of Americans for the past decade.

    By going soft on Newt, Mitt Romney (who is now being called "mittens" by some in the blogosphere) has put his campaign in jeopardy. Ron Paul, who has nothing to lose, should be fiercely attacking Mitt and Newt. Rick Santorum should just drop out, because he's actually been losing the evangelical vote to Gingrich. I'm really not sure why, other than the fact that evangelicals love a good redemption story. Apparently it's better to do horrible things and then try to redeem yourself than it is to be a moral person all along. Perhaps Santorum should go kill a hooker to prepare for the 2016 campaign.

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    Let me begin by saying I'm no fan of Newt. But who is quicker on his feet in a debate? You would have to say Newt. Romney comes across as stiff as a board, and creates situations in debates that he's unable to retaliate against if challenged. Romney tries to portray himself as the average guy. Yeah right, like the photo of him washing clothes. I seriously doubt he could turn a washing machine on, much less do a load of clothes. Let's face it, he's a non caloused rich guy, trying to be something he's not. And like the potential disaster in debate with President Obama, he has no clue what average American is experiencing right now. For a guy who is a shoe in, having campaigned for years for this nomination, I believe he blew it. His newly hired debate coach has their hands full, trying to get Romney out of this mess. Newt has a lot of baggage but it's all out there and has been. As for infidelity, years ago that meant something, but today there are less married folks then living together partners. Not to mention, today it's so easy to get a divorce, people don't work the kinks out of their marriages.If Romney's done anything, he's proven he's no competition for President Obama in any debate. Why do you think the media is slamming Newt? Because of his past? Heck no, they know the President will have his hands full debating a witty, quick thinking candidate, like Newt.

 
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