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Newt rising?

Newt rising?

Newt Gingrich has found his voice in the recent two debates.  He has been the most forceful and articulate voice lancing Obama and everything Obama stands for.

Sure, Newt has the “baggage” but he is rising?


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If he didn’t have the baggage of his past, and his “sofa moment” with San Fran Nan, he might have had a chance. Also, unfortunately, his age is a negative, just as McCain’s was. Our society would still view that as a negative, as irrelevant as it is, and as ridiculous as it proved to be in 2008. Sad, but true.

I see him as either VP or Secretary of State. Or, perhaps, chief advisor to the POTUS. He is brilliant, with an undeniably superior knowledge of the legislative branch, along with his vast understanding of the US Constitution. His mastery at debating is evident.

But, as for POTUS, I don’t think he can pull out ahead of the negatives.

Too bad; I would love to see Newt CRUSH Obama in a debate. There wouldn’t be much left of Obama after Newt got done with him. Just a pile of pandering, whining mush where a “messianic constitutional scholar” once stood.

I would pay good money, and go almost anywhere, to see that. 😉

My old high school newspaper editor, who is now the L.A. Times’s media critic (more specifically, critic of non-liberal media), disagrees, Professor. He very predictably finds Newt’s tweaking of the media to be an affront. I almost hate to post the link … don’t want to see his page views hit double digits.

LukeHandCool (who was de-friended on Facebook by his old editor for the crime of bringing a sliver of diversity to his editor’s FB friends’ chatter … and defending himself against the usual charges of being a racist/homophobe/poor-people hater etc., by people who have never met Luke).

Newt Gingrich’s Odd Take on Presidential Debates

This hack was on the Hugh Hewitt Show and said journalists had claimed Obama was a muslim during the 2008 campaign. Hugh countered that that was B.S. and told him to go ahead and use Google during the commercial break and then provide the name of just one single journalist who’d made that claim. When they came back after the commercial … my old editor had hung up the phone … his bluff having been called. Hugh was way too smart for him. Patterico, too, tore him apart for his sleazy defense of ACORN and slanderous attacks on Breitbart.

A friend, who is a staunch Democrat, following the debates, comments that all of her life she has detested Gingrich, but she is increasingly impressed – blown away, in her words – he towers above the others – his intellect and command, the ability to sweep away all the BS and narrow in on the issue. Not necessarily the penny-ante question that has been asked, but the BIG ISSUE, the real meat.

I hope he stays in the race as long as possible, he adds to the quality of the debate.

Conversely, Huntsman needs to get out.

    postTenebraslux in reply to Rose. | September 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

    agree, Rose. He’s got the intellect and command, trouble is, is is just for now? I’ve followed him a long time and he has done and said some pretty liberal things when he was on “I’m not looking out for you” FOX news.

I’ve been so busy lately that I hadn’t seen any of the debates, nor any clips. I have to say Newt is very impressive in those two clips and I hope the other candidates are paying attention … that’s the way to do it.

I don’t care what biased media critics who will vote for Obama say … keep pushing back against the media … but always do it with a smile and a little humor thrown in.

StrayYellarDawg | September 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I have, for a long time, been saying I’d like a Palin/ Gingrich ticket. Nothing about Newt’s performance in these debates has changed my mind.

Palin/ Gingrich will take no B.S. from the press. And that’s just what we need. Go Newt!

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to StrayYellarDawg. | September 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    That is my preference also (as an observer ). I read that Newt highlighted Palin’s Indianols speech & seems very favourable to the ideas. Just for the wonderful word Indianola I want that speech to be famous.

    Newt as VP would seal the traditinal Republican homies who stayed away or McCain.

    I am liking Newt for he has the intellectual rigour of a Classicist & that he is a highl trained historian before Revisionism took over. I am impressed by his quick acceptance of d’Souza’s colonialism & Obama thesis.

    I am pleasantly surprised an American can grasp that.( de Souza being Indian 7 they know a bit about 20th century Britz.

So talented. So gifted. So unelectable.

Seriously, what could have been.

They got Obama in office, I don’t see why people couldn’t have revenge and get Newt in.

    Cowboy Curtis in reply to ironghost. | September 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Because leaving your cancer-stricken wife for a younger woman is an albatross no politician can escape.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Cowboy Curtis. | September 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      John Edwards was doing just fine . The American media -apart from the devilish Enquirer – were perfectly on board.

      I believe this lady is still alive-or so I read.

      Oh we had an opposition leader who left his family for a younger woman on Christmas Day!

        Cowboy Curtis in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | September 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        Well, Edwards was a democrat, so the media was more than happy to cover for him, or at least turn a blind eye until they were literally forced to acknowledge what was going on. No republican, particularly Clinton’s bete noire of ’94, will ever receive such courtesy. But Edwards was also undone the moment his stepping out became public–Newt’s act has been a matter of public knowledge for many years.

      Um, you do know that never happened, don’t you?

At the very least, Newt could make some powerful ads, regardless who our eventual candidate is. And, I think Newt is concerned enough about the Country he loves to do just that.

Sorry for the scatological imagery but it serves a purpose.

We all know what floats to the top in a drain pipe.

It’s the “stuff” with less substance and more air than the “other stuff”.

Newts has continued ONLY because of his enlarged ego AND to help inflate his future books and speaking fees. (IMO)

Huntsman is the Media’s Candidate.

Romney is Democrat Lite and a beach sandal.

Cain is fatuous and unserious.

Perry is trying too hard to counteract his past and his forcefulness on SS (not saying he’s WRONG) will hurt him.

Paul is …. Paul.

Bachmann has a shot. She’s been consistent but seems to lack the fire/commitment.

Run Sarah, RUN.

    postTenebraslux in reply to jakee308. | September 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    agree, jakee308. Don’t care if they come out with a book that says she was a crack whore, just like the woman that washed Jesus’ feet with her hair, loved Jesus, she loves this country!

I suspect Newt has a pretty good notion of the standings of his two chances for the top job this year, Slim and None, and instead of worrying over tiny details has relaxed somewhat and is simply having fun. He looks relaxed and in great moods in those clips. Cowboy Curtis nailed it about Newt’s chances this time, but by being the “guy” that nails the media now, he has a better chance to rehabilitate his reputation and establish an electability down the road

Listening to Gingrich was like “Ahh… the sound of competence. It feels so good.” Perry/Gingrich?

Newt is a pro. He has stayed above the fray with is fellow debaters, feeding on Barry O and the economy instead. As I have said before:” Newt has so much baggage that he couldn’t fly commerical”.

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TeaPartyPatriot4ever | September 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Newt, and Ms. Bachmann, were the only ones on stage, who didn’t have their heads, up their @$$es.. particularly, Perry and Romney- Liberal Big Govt, Republican Party Crony Capitalist RINO’s, one and two.

postTenebraslux | September 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

Mr. Gingrich knows the routine intimately, he is experienced and would be good for the country, if only and that’s a might big IF, he would be consistently for the United States of America. Would love to trust him, but before he became a candidate, he played to the crowd, sounded moderate when he need to, sounded conservative when he needed to.