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The attack on Newt goes Sci-Fi

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:45pm 12/9/2011 at 12:45pm

ABC is hosting a debate Saturday night.  I’ll be live here.

Should be fun.  Let’s see if Romney has the guts to confront Newt face to face with all the “crazy” talk being spread about Newt by Romney’s campaign, surrogates and supporters, and if he can do it successfully.  If not, he’s ...

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Romney’s strategy of crazy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:30am 12/9/2011 at 8:30am

The attacks on Newt Gingrich from the Romney campaign and it supporters in the Beltway political and media echelons have become quite personal.

The fervor reminds me not so much of a heated argument on the merits, but of a child custody proceeding in which Romney seeks to have Newt not only lose...

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Romney brings out big guns, shoots self in foot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:37am 12/8/2011 at 11:37am

Romney is losing it.  His coordinated assault on Newt does not make the case for Romney.

And it’s embarrassing.  Romney brought out former Congressman and former Senator Jim Talent to bash Newt’s leadership as Speaker. Talent forgets that...

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Romney sending John Sununu to attack Newt is a second unexpected Christmas present

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:13pm 12/7/2011 at 10:13pm

As I noted the other day, Mitt Romney’s new strategy is to send out surrogates to attack Newt.

Tomorrow it is former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, a big name in New Hampshire politics but someone whose name is associated with two of the most major conservative failures in the post-Vietnam war history of the...

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Newt: I’ll appoint John Bolton as Secretary of State

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 2:38pm 12/7/2011 at 2:38pm

At the Republican Jewish Coalition conference a few minutes ago Newt Gingrich announced

“If he will accept it, I will appoint John Bolton as Secretary of State.”

I’ll post the video when available, it was a great speech with lots of applause.

Update: The video –

 
 
 

Showdown in Sioux City

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 12:55pm 12/7/2011 at 12:55pm

I’m really looking forward to the Fox News Iowa Debate on December 15 in Sioux City.

Really looking forward to it, because Romney has to go after Newt big time.  He can’t leave it to Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann.  It’s Tim Pawlenty time if he doesn’t do...

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“They fear him with a great fear, and with extremely good reason”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 8:15am 12/7/2011 at 8:15am

Great analysis of Nancy Pelosi’s threatened blackmail of Newt Gingrich, from Bill Quick of Daily Pundit (via The Other McCain).  It sure does feel good to read and imagine:

You know what, though?  She’s got bupkus that will make any difference.  The Dems are absolutely terrified of Newt Gingrich in the White...

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Today it seems like it’s all about Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 6:30pm 12/6/2011 at 6:30pm

Q.  Who was the last person to actually cut government?

As pointed out at C4P:

Rush is correct. Newt was indeed the last person to substantially cut Government and execute reform.

However; what folks seem to confuse that with is the idea that Newt actually “cut” budgets. That was never true. He cut Government,...

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If Newt survives the next two weeks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:17pm 12/6/2011 at 12:17pm

The latest polling has caused an avalanche of attacks on Newt from just about every corner:

  • Newt had an extensive interview with Glenn Beck (audio and transcript).  Beck hammered Newt on all...
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Romney’s unknown unknowns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 9:47am 12/6/2011 at 9:47am

I’ve posted about “unknown unknowns” before, as it is a structure I use in class to discuss how to build a case.  At a press conference about Iraq Donald Rumsfeld famously said:

“[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to...

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Romney’s “hide and hope they don’t seek me” media strategy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 4:30pm 12/5/2011 at 4:30pm

LI reader and blogger Jeff Dobbs has a post up about Romney’s media strategy, which can be termed “hide and hope they don’t seek me” (that’s my term).  Jeff compares it to Obama’s strategy in 2008 of carefully controlling his exposure to the media.

The strategy worked for Obama because he didn’t...

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To whom in the Republican Party is Newt beholden? (Tweet of Day added)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 12:36pm 12/5/2011 at 12:36pm

I posted yesterday the spot on article by Byron York, The insider-outsider divide over Newt Gingrich, which delves into the great divide between Washington Republican political players (politicians and media) who have their noses out of joint over Newt because he was mean to them in the 1990s, and the general Republican...

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Reports – Cain to endorse Newt on Monday (?)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 10:44pm 12/4/2011 at 10:44pm

There are multiple reports that Herman Cain will endorse Newt tomorrow, based on reporting by Fox 5 in Atlanta.  This would not be a huge surprise, as Cain and Newt had a very good relationship, as witnessed by...

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“Gingrich may be a lightning rod, but he also embodies the revolution like no one else”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8:30am 12/4/2011 at 8:30am

There are certain times you read something, and say Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking.

And sometimes that thing was said long ago but still applies today, like this article from The Weekly Standard, Why Newt Must Run (h/t HotAir)(emphasis mine):

But just as the Gingrich of November 1995 is different from the one...

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Politico targets Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:59am 12/3/2011 at 8:59am

Politico targeted Herman Cain in an almost unprecedented fashion, turning its homepage into all Herman Cain all the time for about two weeks.

Politico can move and shape a story because of its high traffic (reportedly 60 million page views a month and 8-10 million “unique visitors”), and its relationships with traditional...

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Romney one step closer to Pawlentyville

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2011 at 3:20pm 12/2/2011 at 3:20pm

What did I tell you just this morning.  Mitt Romney needs to take on Newt face-to-face, mano a mano, to demonstrate that Mitt is not Tim Pawlenty, someone who can dish it out through surrogates or in television interviews, but not in person.

This is a sign that Romney doesn’t want to do...

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Pro-Romney bloggers’ attacks on Newt in one unfinished sentence

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2011 at 12:30pm 12/2/2011 at 12:30pm

From NRO to The Washington Examiner to the Romneyquest WaPo blogger, Newt’s record is being picked over and criticized by Romney supporters as not sufficiently or consistently conservative.

I’ll save you the trouble of reading the critiques, as they can be summarized in one sentence the critics never seem to finish:

You can’t vote...

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