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“…We’ll have — one other great debate and that is whether this party wants a Reagan conservative who helped change Washington in the 1980s with Ronald Reagan and helped change Washington in the 1990s as Speaker of the House, or we want a Massachusetts moderate who, in fact, will be pretty good at managing the decay but has given no evidence in his years in Massachusetts of any act to change the culture or change the political structure or change the government.

Let me be clear, because I think it’s important given all the things that were done in this state over the last few weeks.  We are not going to go out and run nasty ads.  We’re not going to run 30-second gotchas.  But I do reserve the right to tell the truth and if the truth seems negative, that may be more a comment on his record than it is on politics.  So this is going to be a debate that begins tomorrow morning in New Hampshire and and will go on for a few months, and I’m convinced that the Republican party will pick an era of Reagan and somebody with a track record of changing Washington…”  Newt Gingrich

If you really want to know what is going on, politically, follow Twitter. I heard that Romney’s handlers were making crowds look larger, then had a confirmation.  Then comes this from TPM.

Huff Post

Evidently he did not have a good day on Wednesday.

“…Wandering around the event, Romney supporters were surprisingly difficult to find in the crowd, even among those sporting campaign stickers and signs. Outside the event, a small group of backers politely argued with a group of unidentified protestors dressed in animal costumes, including a dolphin mocking Romney’s “flip flops.”

“We loved him as governor,” Amanda Stradling, who moved to the state from Massachusetts, told TPM, holding a nine-month old baby wearing a Romney sticker.

But for every Romney, there seemed to be plenty of undecideds, independents, and even Democrats. One group of three friends, two of whom said they plan on voting for Obama, came up from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as “political tourists” just to check out the candidates….”

Just a few weeks ago – a lifetime in politics  – we were being told to ignore Ron Paul’s finish in Iowa and concentrate on who finished above and below him.   Ben Shapiro is saying exactly what a few of us were saying Tuesday night Wednesday morning.

“…Nonetheless, the word is out: The fix is in. Unbelievably, not a single anti-Romney television ad was run in the state of Iowa. And while a few conservatives — including yours truly — have come out and opposed nominating the most left-wing Republican in the field, many more conservatives have endorsed Romney’s candidacy….”

Ann Coulter has her undies in a wad. Her insane comment today exemplifies the problems we normal Republicans are feeling.  Add to this the abnormal tea partiers and Mitt can’t break the glass ceiling.  I think any number of us are sick and tired of having the likes of Ann Coulter  and their petty demands that we play their game with Mitt Romney or shut up and go home – or else!  Funny thing, they did not think this way, last time.   I wonder what they are going to say about the Boston GlobeThen there are the lies Romney’s SUPER PAC told about Newt.

Twitter

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick and tired of their patronizing attitude not only about Newt, but Rick Perry.  Newt is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.  If he doesn’t complain about Romney he is losing.  If he does complain, he’s a jerk.  There’s Good Newt – the person the conservative elite want to go away, and Bad Newt, who is determined to expose their precious little darling.

CBS News

LA Times

South Carolina is going to be a blood bath.

Allen West says He Who Must Not Be Criticized is center left!

The Hill

At least I was not imagining things when I though he was the left’s media darling.  I’m right.

“...On Thursday’s broadcast of “Imus in the Morning,” simulcasted on the Fox Business Network, ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper called in from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and offered his thoughts on the current race for the GOP presidential nomination.

One of the questions asked by host Don Imus was who Tapper thought the “elitist left-wing media” wanted to be the nominee.

“Probably Romney,” Tapper replied. “Just because he — I think, to, you know, to — well, I’m basing this on as I was flipping the channels last night and I was basing this on, I flipped on Current TV last night for a moment and they were in a one segment was who is the most horrible Republican. On some show called “The Young Turks.” Not sure if you have ever seen it.”

Imus interjected his thoughts on Keith Olbermann, who had been absent from that particular broadcast and said his voice was an important one, despite having problems with management everywhere he has landed, including Current TV.

“That’s too bad,” Imus said. “[He] had the problem with ESPN, then he had the problem with Fox and he had the problem with MSNBC. I mean we need the — I’m being serious. We need a — one may not like Keith Olbermann, or whatever. But I think that’s an important voice and for the people at Current TV to try to silence it is reprehensible in my view.”

But as far as the “left-wing elitist media,” Tapper said Romney represented “the least horrible.”…”

Gateway Pundit

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  • Harold Hutchison

    Gingrich acts as if he is above criticism. How dare Mitt or other point out he took $1.6 million frem Freddie Mac, or that he cozied up to Nancy Pelosi on cap and trade? How could Mitt or others have the gall to call Newt out for slamming Paul Ryan’s budget?

    And somehow, I suppose it was some Mitt Romney conspiracy theory that lead the Gingrich campaign to mess up the petition gathering in Virginia. Or was it Newt’s failure to get competent campaign staff?

    Sorry, but Newt’s reactions post-Iowa remind me of when he complained about having to get of the back of Air Force One back in 1995. We now how that complaining played out for the GOP in the shutdowns.

    Sorry, but Newt’s a seriously flawed general election candidate, and if he were the nominee, it would be Goldwater 2.0 – and that was a disaster as well, giving us the federal welfare state that is bankrupting the country today. Unfortunately, the “anybody but Romney” approach is going to lead to Obama’s re-election.

    Count me out of that! I’m voting for Mitt – and eager to do so!


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