Original post made
by Democrat, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Jan 21, 2012
I am a brand new republican and am truly sadded by this result. What were they thinking??
They are probably thinking they are fed up with the lousy, big-government, mealy-mouthed, big-spending politicians the Republican establishment has been pushing the past 20 years. They haven't been much better than the Dems in terms of the economy and federal spending. They are probably thinking that Gingrich isn't afraid to say what they have always believed. They are probably thinking that Gingrich is one of very few politicians who actually accomplished what he said he was going to do as in the Contract With America. Now, before you begin your attacks, you better consider that the Contract With America led to the economic good times that Clinton likes to claim as a result of his "greatness". Flame on, my friends!
But do you really think he can win after what he did with his wives, his ethics violations, heck, let's just say ethics, and the money he took from Fannie and Freddie for "historical work"?
I thought everyone was crying out for someone new, someone who is not corrupt and someone we can trust with our money. He might get past some Republicans, but he's not going to get the independents and democrats and sorry, you need some.
I am so tired of arguments like yours.
Your argument is a screaming example of how naive you are.
Your argument is equivalent to being on the a 747 with Obama in the pilot's seat...and letting him continue his disastrous course because the other potential pilot has some skeletons in his closet.
Obama is taking America down (deliberately, in my opinion). We need a pilot who will rip the cockpit controls out of Obama's death grip and make immediate course corrections. Who gives a rip about whether the next pilot has some skeletons? If they can immediately take the cockpit controls and steer this 747 from its disastrous course, that is all that matters. We have no more time.
Wake the hell up.
I guess it is going to take multiple losses for Republicans to realize how their candidates need to be positioned to court the independent vote.
I will not vote for a hypocrite like Gingrich. And I won't be voting again for Obama. But unfortunately, my non-vote will most likely benefit Obama.
I still hope the Republicans will come to their senses in the next couple of months. This is their election to lose. It will be sad and amazing if this happens.
Voter, you bring up some real concerns for Gingrich but I think it's mostly perception which will be fueled by the media, Republican elitists, and the Democrats. It's up to Gingrich to overcome that. The issue about his wives should be a non-starter, especially for "moderates" and younger voters. This is his personal business as we've been told by the left for the past 20 years and as we hear in the news this is a common problem especially amongst politicians. The story about serving his first wife with divorce papers on her death bed has been proven false.
Ethics problems are another exaggerated charge. He was found responsible for one reporting error, which the House democrats acknowledged had originated in Gingrich's law firm's office. He accepted responsibility and agreed to pay expenses for the investigation-- not a fine, since the House found no financial benefit to the error. The IRS cleared him of one other charge. All other charges were baloney and were dropped.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Nothing illegal in what he did so why the concern?
I'm with GX.
Personally, I won't vote for him. I'm moderate and the marriage thing is a big deal for me - not just that he cheated, but the way he did it. He seems heartless, totally untrustworthy and out for himself. The Fannie and Freddie thing is also a big deal for me - again it shows who his paymasters are. Judging from the emails I got yesterday after the results, I'm definitely not alone! Everything about him makes me cringe. The GOP are going to have to do better than Gingrich.
I won't vote for Obama either. I trusted Obama and have realized he totally mis-represented himself last election. All the BS about cutting waste, not raising the debt etc. I do not think he is taking us the right direction. Maybe someone good will go third party. It would be a lot easier if the GOP made this easier for us though.
Ya gotta hand it to us Republicans. We're a brainy bunch, aren't we?
You can tell by Rep Dem's responses which Republican candidate the Obama team is most concerned with.
Romney - the one with the most successful track record and the one who matches up best against Obama's weak spot.
Yeah, Romney's the guy. He started his campaign stating he had created hundreds of thousands of jobs. Then he scaled back the lie: he had created tens of thousands of jobs. Now, recently, he's been bragging about creating thousands of jobs. But look, ya gotta eliminate tens of thousands of jobs if you want to create a few thousand positions, right? That's what job creator extraordinaires like the Mitt do. I'm sure team Obama is quaking in its boots. What percent did Romney win in his home state? What did he garner among the KKK South Carolinians? And you say he lost Iowa ... to a santorum? Be afraid, Democrats. Be very afraid.
Actually Gingrich is the man to beat! Wow!
Romney will be characterized as a corporate raider who dismantled companies while running Bain Capital. Obama would slice, dice and julienne Romney on that fact alone.
Wakeup, we're not talking about the need to dump Obama. We are talking about having a 'presidential' candidate that can make it to the Nov election (without destructing), and winning the independents necessary for a victory. Who shouts the loudest doesn't matter....it's still just one vote! ! It'll be about 35% Dems, 30% Repubs, and victory will be decided by the 25% center (decline-to-state ca, indpendents other states).
The US economy needs turning around. The Olympic world leaders knew Romney was a turn-around expert, so wisely called him in to save them, which he did. This economy needs saving...to do that we would first have to have somebody who fully 'understands' money and job creation. That is not a skill learned in the acorn community.
Best of luck with the election this fall if you are successful in pushing Gingrich through the primary. You will not be getting my vote.
And as you can tell from recent national polls, I am not the only independent who thinks this way.
What are these South Carolinians thinking? Why, they're thinking exactly what most Republicans think. Romney's a lying weasel, and Gingrich is a lying whale, but they think Gingrich can best oust the black guy who currently resides in the White House. Better to have a liar in the WH who will replicate Bush's failures than a pragmatic black man who is steadily helping to bring the country back from the brink of disaster caused by Republicans. That's how Republicans think, South Carolinians et. al.
Considering our state of affairs, I'll stand with the turnaround man who not only 'understands' money, he has proven it time and again.