Will Newt Gingrich's Moment in the Sun Last?

Nov 16, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTMA-AM North Charleston

It was just a few months ago when Newt Gingrich's campaign appeared to be in peril.

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HTS

Englewood, CO

#21 Nov 23, 2011
Researcher wrote:
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But he has changed his stand on all of those except for being pro-business.
I agree with you that Romney is the best Republican candidate available (except for Huntsman, who has no chance), but I am bothered by the FACT that he is willing to pander to tea partiers, even though he has held opposite views from them in the past.
The good news, for rational people, is that Romney would very likely revert to his moderate self if he were elected.
I do not think the tea partiers would have a friend in the White House if Romney were elected.
Romney has never been pro-gay marriage. His "pro-choice" position in the past is greatly exagerrated. He never supported anything to expand. abortion rights.
HTS

Englewood, CO

#22 Nov 23, 2011
Barbara B wrote:
Romney cannot win the General election, because he is a member of a church most Republicans look at as a cult religion. He is also pro choice in his past life, pro single payer Healthcare, and anti gun. He pretends all those things have changed this time, but who believes him? We don't have to have a perfect candidate, but we need one that isn't so wishy washy. He cannot poll above 23%
You sound like an anti-Mormon bigot. You don't think the country could elect a Mormon but it elected an anti-American Muslim?
Marga

United States

#24 Nov 23, 2011
But no one knew we elected a Muslim until after the election in 2008. Romney isn't polling above 25% whatever his religion happens to be. And he has changed his support for Abortion, gun control, and Healthcare. His religion doesn't matter as much as his not knowing what he really believes. He is Obama in whiteface.
Neanderthal man

Spring Hill, FL

#25 Nov 23, 2011
Gingrich is clearly not in step with the times.
HTS

Englewood, CO

#26 Nov 23, 2011
Marga wrote:
But no one knew we elected a Muslim until after the election in 2008. Romney isn't polling above 25% whatever his religion happens to be. And he has changed his support for Abortion, gun control, and Healthcare. His religion doesn't matter as much as his not knowing what he really believes. He is Obama in whiteface.
He did not do a 180 on abortion. He had a moderate stance on pro choice. Now he realizes he was wrong. Some changing of one's views over the years is a sign of character. Massachusetts health care was a form of socialism but not analagous to Obamacare. Mitt has never been anti-second ammendment. Jim DeMint openly admits he has changes his views on issues like ear marking. Who would you rather have? Someone who rigidly sticks to an idealogy that is wrong, such as Ron Paul, or someone who has the humility to see the error of his thinking? Reagan was once a democrat. His change of mind was sincere. I think Romney is a high caliber person. He has moderated his stance on a few issues. However, the allegation of "flip-flopping" is far over-stated.
Marga

United States

#28 Nov 23, 2011
There is a big difference between changing one's mind, and changing one's mind for political expediency
Researcher

Killeen, TX

#29 Nov 25, 2011
Marga wrote:
There is a big difference between changing one's mind, and changing one's mind for political expediency
Yes, there is.

What a coincidence that both Romney's and Gingrich's "mind changes" have coincided with their pandering to tea party activists.

I feel nothing but contempt for politicians who, like McCain did in 2008, turn their backs on integrity in an all-out last-ditch effort to win the presidency.

Now, Mitt and Newt are doing exactly the same thing.

I suspect that, if Romney is elected, he will go back to his more moderate positions on many subjects.

The Tea Party will NOT have a friend in the White House if Romney is elected, and I think most of them know that, whatever Romney may say on the campaign trail.
watch it happen

Spring Hill, FL

#30 Nov 25, 2011
Newt Gingrich will disappear as quick as a fart in a hurricane.
Nation of Imbeciles

San Antonio, TX

#35 Nov 25, 2011
Neanderthal man wrote:
Gingrich is clearly not in step with the times.
Gingrich is a neatnik with a Captain Kangaroo haircut.
Didier Masson

Irving, TX

#36 Mar 10, 2012
watch it happen wrote:
Newt Gingrich will disappear as quick as a fart in a hurricane.
Fun to go back in time and see what people were saying. You were right, Newt's out but in December he proclaimed on ABC "I will be the nominee".

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