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Gingrich in '12??

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by blackbird, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. blackbird

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    I was listening to some talk radio here in Alabama---and the guest speaker was saying that Gingrich was the GOP's only chance at the WH in '12

    Wondering what BB readers think of Gingrich's chances???
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    none.............
     
  3. rbell

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    Ticklish situation. He's conservative in some aspects, but his personal life has been a mess. Lots of ammo for detractors there.

    My early favorite? Gov. Christie of NJ. He is socially and fiscally on target; constitutional in his view (not that "living, breathing" garbage)...and he's a man of his word. Imagine that, president that isn't a liar.

    Hope he runs.

    Gingrich? Well, I'd for sure vote for him over the Community Organizer...but I'm not that excited about his chances.
     
  4. SolaSaint

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    I love his conservatism, but his immoral lifestyle is lacking, no character as in Slick Willy. I heard he has converted from Baptist to Catholic?
     
  5. Salty

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    You are correct - source: US NEWS

    I will not vote for Newt - he is a hypocrite. Denouncing Clinton yet doing the same thing. Yes, morality is important to me in a leader.

    But what if Obama wins because you did not vote for Newt. Then I blame the Republicans for not putting up a good candidate.

    Unfortunately many, including conservatives have a short and/or selective memory.

    Salty
     
  6. Bob Alkire

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    I'm with you brother, I like what he has to say more than anyone else out there, I just don't like his character or lack there of.
     
  7. rbell

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    I'm tired of the media, the parties, and whoever else choosing our finalists for us.

    We start out with 8-10 candidates, or more, for prez. Magically, all but 2-3 from each party are eliminated--before you can really get a feel for the candidate. It's as if there's a media boycott on most candidates...I mean, after all: who decided to give McCain all the publicity he got in the early days of the 2008 election cycle?

    I agree that lately, Republican "finalists" have been very poor. But I'm tired of not having much of a say in the early rounds.

    Yes, my rant is long on generalities, and short on specifics. Deal with it. :eek: :D :D
     
  8. Salty

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    What gets me is when a candidate campaigns hard but looses Iowa and New Hampshire - ie does not come in first - is liable to drop out of the race. With Iowa at 7 electoral votes and NH with 4 - those two states combined only have 2% of the total electoral vote.

    I would like to see regional primaries.

    It would be nice if the voting was set up so an individual could pick his second and third choice.
     
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