I'm very surprised by Newt's rise in the polls. Is he smart? Very. Is he politically savvy? Yes. Do I like his stand on illegals? Definitely. Do I like him? NO!!
Newt will never attract moderates and independents. The only 2 GOP candidates who can do that to any degree are Romney and Huntsman, and it looks like Huntsman won't have a chance. So, at this point, I'm supporting Mitt. If Newt is the nominee, I'll either vote for Obama or stay home - which I haven't done since turning 18.
I don't "love" Mitt, but I see him as reasonable, and I also think he's a good person. I like his business experience, too. I don't agree with him on everything, but I've never found a candidate with whom I agree on everything. Mitt has more character in his little finger than Newt will ever have in total.
Sorry for the rant. It was in response to a news article I just read about Newt. lol. Whew...I feel better now.
Newt berry crunch is the GOP flavor of the month. He'll fade like the others and get out of Romney's way.
Now Newt Gingrich.
There is a plurality/majority of Republicans who can't stand Romney and are trying to elevate anyone else - anyone - to the top of the ticket. Romney will probably get it by default at the end, as the rest implode in sex scandals, but only moderates like him.
Habee, you're a moderate - in fact, if you were born in and living in another part of the country, you might even (gasp!) be a Democrat . Hardcore Republicans loathe Romney. In the general election, he'll probably fare like Kerry did in 2004, but that's better than any of the recent run of jokers would have.
I don't think Romney can secure the GOP nomination. He's too moderate, and, sad to say it, too Mormon. The GOP's right-wing fundamentalist base won't get behind him. I could be wrong, and hope I am, but there it is.
Ron Paul can't even rise to flavor of the month. You're beating a dead horse.
GOP won't nominate Paul; he's too willing to cut defense spending and aid to Israel.
The bigger issue is that Paul would be happy to allow the big banks to fail. The Republican ecosystem relies on regular infusions of cash from corporate and financial service interests. (The Democrat ecosystem does, too)
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