Monday, January 23, 2012

Presidential Elections 2012 - #3594 - Newt Gingrich and the Rise of the Flawed Conservative - American Thinker (2) Rasmussen in Florida, Gingrich 41, Romney 32 - Hot Air

..........What should scare Democrats the most about the possibility of a Gingrich presidency is the fact that Gingrich is fatally flawed. Conservative candidates are supposed to be perfect. In the recent South Carolina debate, Romney mentioned his wife of 42 years, Santorum mentioned his wife and seven kids, Ron Paul mentioned his wife of 52 years; then there was Gingrich. Standing before a room full of supposedly sanctimonious Right-wing, Bible-thumping conservatives who sat in judgment of him was the twice divorced sexual rogue. Proving just how desperate the Left is, CNN moderator John King pounced, leading the fracas off with a question of Gingrich's sexual proclivities. Oh how he underestimated Gingrich.........The viability of Newt Gingrich as a presidential nominee indicates that the part of America that got Obama elected is shifting away from him. How else could Newt Gingrich, the most unelectable candidate of our time be a possible choice for style over substance?  Gingrich is the anti-Obama, which theoretically should doom Gingrich. Obama is cool under fire. Gingrich is the hothead. Obama seems smart, Gingrich is smart. Gingrich is the poster child for substance over style, and I would argue that the Left has tired of style, and is now opting for substance.  I have said that America suffers from Black President Fatigue. Liberals wanted to give a black man the chance to be president. Surely Obama -- the smartest president ev-ver -- would be smart enough to figure out being president; "Bush did it!" they proclaim. All Obama needed was time to show conservatives just how hip liberalism is, and soon we would all agree to higher taxes, higher unemployment, to fight man-made global climate farce, and to saving the world one capitalist at a time.  Instead what independents and some liberals got was a lesson in liberalism, really radicalism run amuck, so much so that Newt Gingrich has become a viable presidential candidate. And what a shot in the arm Gingrich has given the Conservative movement by doing what Liberals have done for years...standing firm in his flaws.  Read more.......

Rasmussen in Florida - Gingrich 41, Romney 32 - Hot Air - The new Rasmusssen poll in Florida shows that Insider Advantage was no outlier. Two weeks ago, Rasmussen had Mitt Romney up 22 points, but those days are just a distant memory now. Today’s poll has Newt Gingrich up nine as he consolidates conservative voters — and more:  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters, taken Sunday evening, finds Gingrich earning 41% of the vote with Romney in second at 32%. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum runs third with 11%, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul attracts support from eight percent (8%). Nine percent (9%) remain undecided. …  One-in-three (32%) say they still could change their minds before they vote in the January 31 primary. Another nine percent (9%) have no initial preference yet. Fifty-nine percent (59%) are already certain of their vote, including 73% of Romney supporters and 62% of Gingrich voters.  Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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