By The Right Scoop


This doesn’t surprise me based on his sincere compliments of Santorum last night and his anger at Romney for his attacks. But it does intrigue me:

Ingraham: Can you see a scenario under which the two of you [Santorum and Gingrich] would align together to try to defeat the establishment candidate, Mitt Romney?

Gingrich: Absolutely. Of course. I mean Rick and I have a 20-year friendship, we are both rebels, we both came into this business as reformers, we both dislike deeply the degree to which the establishment sells out the American people. We both think Washington has to be changed in very fundamental ways, and we have lots of things that fit together. And the thing that’s interesting is if you take the votes, you add to that Perry and Bachmann, you begin to see the size of the conservative vote compared to Romney…if you take, you know, Santorum and Perry and Bachmann and Gingrich you get some sense of what a small minority Romney really represents.

I was actually thinking about this last night as I was listening to Newt’s speech. His anger is apparent for Romney and he would love nothing more than to see Romney go down, even if it mainly helped Santorum.

Also, it bodes well for his conservative credentials to take out the moderate for the conservative cause.

The downside is that this is probably going to get nasty.

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  • Anonymous

    Go get em Newt!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Poncy/1339730989 Jeremy Poncy

      This sounds incredibly underhanded and none involved will get my vote. I don’t like Romney but Newt really scares me. He’s evil I tells you.

      • Anonymous

        It’s underhanded because conservatives aren’t supposed to fight back? It’s ok for the RINO to spend millions and millions in little Iowa to attack Newt and drive his polls down?
        This is the same as the moderates who say don’t attack Obama or Independants and the media will be turned off. That worked well for McCain. Seems it’s only fair game to savage and slime the conservatives.

      • bobemakk

        Gingrich for president. The lamestream media is trashing Newt for “historical” baggage. All politicians have baggage if we dig deep enough, but the lamestream/left socialists won’t expose democrats, they love the big zero/Obama. Newt has made his mark with his “Contract with America,” a contract he fulfilled that no other politician can match.

  • Anonymous

    Such an alliance would really upset the establishment and the media. I like the sound of it.

    Santorum is a smart guy. I agree with 99.9% of his positions, but I just doesn’t see evidence his philosophy is one which is passionate about small government. We need a politician who will dramatically rightsize the fed.

    Santorum, read and study the principle of subsidiarity. The fed must be made as inconsequential in our lives as possible.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you on the lack of Santorum’s passion for limited government that Palin, Bachmann and Paul convey.

      Unless the candidate believes government IS the problem, and that it must be cut dramatically and rapidly, they will only be a temporary detour to Central Government control.

    • Anonymous

      This could be Newt thinking out loud, which he does a lot. This could be just an intellectual exercise for him, a hypothetical. We’ll see.

    • Anonymous
      • Anonymous

        Do you really believe he will do it? I think that might be a more aggressive schedule than Ron Paul.

        What is he going to cut? The spending programs he voted for while senator? Medicare? No child left behind?

      • Anonymous

        There is a plan explained at Strong America Now.org that involves using Lean Six Sigma and has been proven over and over again by eliminating waste that has been used for over 30 years. All candidates EXCEPT ROMNEY PLEDGED TO IMPLEMENT IT. Using the formula that has proven true over the past 30 years, over a $trillion could be saved each year with just this program, WITHOUT RAISING TAXES! To be on the conservative side, they say that the savings would be at least $500 billion/yr. Even at that rate, if implemented in 2013, we WOULD BE DEFICIT FREE by 2017 & be able to start chipping away at our debt. I heard about this a little over a year ago and it was the 1st thing I had heard that gave me hope that we could get out of our economical mess. The most passionate candidate for this plan has been Newt, Perry already uses it in Texas (which might explain their job growth), and Santorum along with newt & Perry has implemented it in his platform.
        Check it out on line and see what you think. Over 25,000 voters in Ia. had signed a pledge to only vote for someone who supports this type of plan, and now voters from outside of Iowa have started signing and we have over 30,000.
        So to answer your question, YES, EITHER SANTORUM OR NEWT WILL BE ABLE TO CUT $5 trillion(or more) in 5 years!

        • Anonymous

          “To be on the conservative side, they say that the savings would be at least $500 billion/yr.”

          “YES, EITHER SANTORUM OR NEWT WILL BE ABLE TO CUT $5 trillion(or more) in 5 years! ”

          Hmm… some where the math doesn’t look right.

          • Anonymous

            Please show your work…where is it incorrect?

          • bobemakk

            Gingrich for president. The lamestream media is trashing Newt for “historical” baggage. All politicians have baggage if we dig deep enough, but the lamestream/left socialists won’t expose democrats, they love the big zero/Obama. Newt has made his mark with his “Contract with America,” a contract he fulfilled that no other politician can match.

  • Anonymous

    It is long overdue. Romney is the poster boy for the GOP’s assimilation into the political establishment.

    America’s Socialist, Communist, and Progressive parties long ago realized they had to fuse into the Democratic party along with Labor to survive. They focused on their core marxist principles and put their differences aside to deceive the nation and accumulate power.

    This is encouraging to contemplate. Gingrich’s knowledge of navigating the DC cesspools combined with the limited government principles of those Constitutional Conservatives, might put us back on the path to a Republic. And, as Palin pointed out, I hope they find a way to work with Paul.

    • Anonymous

      No… not with Paul… go back and listen to what she said… she was talking of Paul’s supporters. A big difference.

  • Anonymous

    An axis of conservatives? I like it. Puts the RNC elite in the passenger seat

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the true Newt. Anyone ells heard Romney on Hannity yesterday where Romney was asked to respond and a few of Newt’s attacks to him. His response was that he gave more credit to Bachman and Perry for better and more damaging attacks towards Newt than Romney ever put out. There is obvious resentment between the two. Newt is completely out of line and acting like a child, Personally I feel like he is a child throwing a temper tantrum. Kicking and screaming because he did not do as well as he thought he was going to do.

    If I was Rick and if they really are true friends I would be very careful on the advice coming from Newt. Due to the fact that he is out for revenge. Out of all the debates Rick Perry has been above personal attacks as Newt has not. I only hope he continues to not disappoint. A lot of politicians call each other friends when they have worked with each other on bills and what not. I wonder how close of friends they really are. The way Newt makes it sound is that they have been best friends.

    Who needs a third party candidate now? Trump; sorry to say but I think this puts a damper on you running as a third party candidate. The field is completely full now. From the Farr left Obama to Moderate Conservative Romney to Conservative Santorum. Go Rick and rip it up, word of advise if you make this race between you and Romney you will lose. If you make it between you and Obama. You might just win, and what a win it would be for all of America. If you make this race against you and Romney you will be eaten alive. Choose your battles carful and pleas “o” please don’t listen to Newts advise.

    • StNikao

      Both Bachmann and Newt have been gracious and kept their dignity and poise throughout all this campaign and the debates, when we’ve seen Santorum and Romney lose theirs.

      • Anonymous

        Whaaaat? Really? Whatever you are smoking, I want some!

      • Anonymous

        I admit, I have a short memory,(often can’t find my car if I’ve been in the store too long), Please refresh my memory about Santorum losing his poise…the only times I remember were during the debates when he was being ignored. I think those were more points of frustration because the 2nd tier had so little exposure. Like Paul..was it 80 seconds the whole debate? But yes, both Newt & Bachmann kept their poise & dignity.

    • Anonymous

      I am wondering if you are from Ia. I am guessing not. Romney filled the airways for the last week or two with negative ads about Newt. They weren’t telling us about negative things Newt had done, They were pretty much 1/4 truth and 3/4 lies. Ex. 84 ethics chgs…83 were found meritless and dropped immediately..the other was because two documents prepared by a lawyer had a condradiction. Newt paid a FEE to recover the cost it took the commitee to investigate and after a 3.5 yr. investigation (& under Clinton’s administration) the IRS finding was that he had done nothing wrong. I would be pretty angry at this type of falsehoods against me. Take Romney’s words when asked how he would feel at negative ads against him…he would be thick skinned and move on, AS LONG AS THEY WERE TRUE!! This is just one example of what flooded our airways from Romney. You might consider checking the websites of Newt, Romney, and Santorum to see what they have to say, rather than picking up the attitude the media is trying to feed us. Iowans have a unique opportunity to meet and hear the candidates, I was very surprised at how even fox spins things, especially when I was in attendance and heard it myself!

    • Anonymous

      So what’s the problem? Newt’s going to counter punch. Romney himself said on Hannity last week, in essence, Newt should suck it up and that Obama will attack him even worse if Newt were the nominee.
      So Newt tried ‘Mr nice guy’ and stay positive, and that let Romney come in Chicago style. (neat trick he pulled off in Virginia by the way) So newt lost Iowa, lesson leanred. Now it’s Newt’s turn, fair is fair. After we all, we need to vet Romney before obama does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

    I certainly hope they do take out Romney, he is who Obama wants to run against because there would be no real contrast between him and Obama. Romney is timid against his real opponent who should be Obama and vicious against fellow Conservatives using his PAC. To me that shows his real feelings of contempt for Conservatism and I don’t believe he has the vision to do what is necessary to make the real change that is needed. Romney is a spineless jellyfish who lets others do his dirty work. He would not even call Obama out on his Socialist policies. If he thinks all Obama is is a traditional liberal democrat them we are in serious trouble, it is McCain all over again. Say what you will about Newt, he sees how huge a course correction we need in this country. And he is the last Conservative since Reagan that I actually was happy with how they governed. Romney and the Establishment will sell us out so fast it will doom this country.

    • Anonymous

      Romney said again last night that Hussein Obama is a nice enough guy just in over his head. That should tell us all we need to know.

      Hussein Obama is far from over his head. He has delivered all the mortal blows to America for which he was sent to the White House.

      • Anonymous

        It is called strategic. If he ends up being the nominee that is how he is going to have to handle Obama to beat him. Don’t underestimate Romney. Everything he does is to beat Obama. He does not want to stoop to name calling even though he firmly believes are country is headed in the wrong direction (which he has said on many occasions). Romney is going to have to run on Obama’s failed polices not calling him a socialist because middle ground players are not going to stand for that because they themselves don’t view themselves as Socialists. Yet they don’t like the way our country is headed. It is all strategic in getting as many votes as possible from all grounds.

        • StNikao

          OBAMA is a dirty politics fighter…and he may have yet another FAIL SAFE STRATEGY to split the vote and keep him in power:

          Americans Elect.

          This organization has already gotten BIG money from secret donors, are already registered in every state and there are questions about legality.

          The author of this article is an attorney with decades of experience. Important information in comments – http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/americans_elect_obamas_third-party_tar_pit_comments.html#disqus_thread

          • Anonymous

            Trump comes to mind.

            “”In short, Americans Elect’s candidate, depending on who he is, could have particular appeal to the informationally challenged and easily confused middle in 2012.
            …..the Americans Elect plan is premised on the simple fact that the core Democratic Party vote, whether ideologically hard left or bought and paid for by government programs and salaries, is larger than the core Republican/conservative vote and more tightly tethered to its party. That core vote is around 41%-43%, and generally speaking, whether attached to the Democratic Party by ideological fervor or perceived self-interest, it would dependably vote for Attila on meth if he had the Democratic presidential line. The core Republican/conservative vote, animated principally by a desire to be left alone by government, is probably no more than 36%-38%, and even that smaller core is slightly more vulnerable to slight attrition than the Democrats’ core.

            Then there is the unattached middle, ever searching cluelessly for peace in the national household and an end to the partisan wrangling — probably a good 25% of the electorate, and possibly more in 2012. It is always the natural hunting ground for third-party “centrist” would-be healers, phony or real.

            Thus the overarching plan: remove the independent center from the election by luring a large share of its voters into the meaningless wasteland of Americans Elect, and the Euro-socialist now sitting in Lincoln’s chair wins, possibly with the lowest percentage of the vote since Woodrow Wilson.” “”

          • Anonymous

            St Nikao, you are right, this organization, I think, has already been on the move working quietly behind the scene to make sure steps are taken legally that would allow a 3rd party candidate to be added to the ballots even at a late date.

        • Anonymous

          I understand that most Americans do not want to believe that their President, whether they like him or not, is out to destroy the Republic, take away their freedom, and lull them into totalitarian rule.

          The elephants always think they can out con the cons. They cannot. They are amateurs playing kindergarten checkers in a deadly game of chess.

          It is too late. The game is almost over. The only weapon free people now have is the truth.

        • Anonymous

          How well do you think Romney will be able to run against Obama’s greatest failed policy, Healthcare, when Obama’s response will be they used Romneycare as a model?

        • Anonymous

          Romney is a giant government loving, flip-flopping squish who can’t even crack 30% of the votes from his own party.

          Something to consider: I used to wonder how GW Bush got a second term when there was so much outright hatred of him. Then someone told me two old sayings that explained it:

          The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.

          There will be people who vote for Obama simply because they know what to expect from him. Obama is “the devil you know”. Romney is enough like Obama that some people may think there’s no difference anyway so stick with the devil you know.

          And

          You don’t change horses mid-stream.

          The media is going to work their butts off to present the claim that Obama hasn’t had enough time or had a compliant enough Congress to “get things to work like they should”.

          I hate this kind of crap, but that’s the way the world works for some people who are just too stupid to figure things out. Remember, 52% of the electorate was stupid enough to vote for Obama in 2008.

    • Anonymous

      http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/romney-hannity-gingrich-angry/2012/01/03/id/422919

      Go here and read what Romney said about the subject. I could not find the whole transcript but it was a very good response from Romney; the whole of the interview was really good and Hannity did a good job drilling Romney. I have to say I was impressed with Romney’s answers. Hannity asked about Romney’s “PAC” and everything it was a very good interview.

    • StNikao

      As another blogger wrote this week:
      “Romney changes his beliefs so often he has probably agreed with Obama on every major issues.” Says it all.

      This is one of the biggest reasons Romney will lose.

      I can see the debates now. Romney tries to make about any point and all Obama has to say is ‘Mitt you agreed with me back in 200X’.

      The worse part is Obama would be telling the truth for once.”

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Cheryl…very well said. Have you had a chance to check out Newt’s web site? You might want to read it well, he has got so many good SOLUTIONS! And I think the thing I like best is that he LIKES America & I think he is the only one who HAS A VISION for America. He can see America leading the way in a 2nd wave of exceptionalism much like the Industrial Revolution.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Perry and Bachmann should endorse Santorum. Santorum should hire Perry’s video team and SC staff/organization. Bachmann won’t though because she wants to be VP more than she wants to unite behind a like minded conservative. She and Santorum are close on most issues, life, national security, tax reform, gay marriage, earmarks, etc…

    • StNikao

      I really don’t think Bachmann has VP aspirations. She was in it because of convictions, not ambitions.

      • Anonymous

        Then how do you explain her treating Romney with kid gloves?

        • StNikao

          She didn’t. She pointed out Romney’s and Newt’s similarity to Obama in every debate.

      • Anonymous

        BS on that, she was raising her profile to sell books and get Fox gig or to run for gov or senate in Minn. Selfish. She is rich man’s Christine O’Donnell.

        • StNikao

          She’s the thinking man’s Sarah Palin. The books were to help spread her message. I think you’re projecting and asserting motives on her that she does not have. Perhaps your own cynicism?

          • Anonymous

            Why didn’t she attack Romney? Her book sold 10M copies. She tried to hijack the Tea Party. Everything was, I did this, I did that….Gov Perry wants kids to be retarded because he mandated this shot, etc… She is a flake, which is why she was asked the question in a debate. Pray the gay away? Come on. If Palin did that, you wouldn’t hear the end of it.

          • Anonymous

            “She’s the thinking man’s Sarah Palin.”

            Ha, ha, ha! I love that you used a quote from that “Mensa laureate” Meghan McCain.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like Newt wants the VP spot and is willing to play bad cop against Romney. I guess if that is what it takes. I could deal. I still prefer Perry for President, but I will support the most Conservative candidate left standing.

  • Anonymous

    Good news this. Finally, the detrimentality of Romney being the nominee is hitting home.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Scoop, I love you but Gingrich is a con man. If Newt wanted to “help” Sanmtorum he would drop out of the race and endorsed Santorum throwing all his support behind Santorum. Newt got 14 % in Iowa. If Newt had done this before Iowa Santorum would have been the runaway winner. “We are both rebels??” The man who had an office on “K” street and took 1.5 million from FredieMac?? This man is the quintessential Washington Insider!!!

    Let me repeat: Newt is a con man.

    If you think I’m wrong, sit right down and write Newt/Santorum a big fat check.

    • StNikao

      Newt has the speaking ability, poise, command of data, concepts and history and quick response capability that Santorum lacks. Santorum gets snippy and has tics when he does that the camera does not forgive.

      Romney does not seem to have any solid concrete convictions. Not in his debates, his history, ads or speeches. He’s a handsome, nice, soothing, gentle guy with lots of money, but…does he have the fire, integrity and ability to fight Obama, Islam, socialism and the social sexual agendas (abortion, LBGT, etc.) when he has never – NEVER – taken a stand against them, but only compromised with them to get elected?

      • Anonymous

        As Romney said on Hannity on 01/03/2012. He would rather be vetted now, rather than be vetted if he goes up against Obama. Bring it. Bring the heat and let’s see who is the last man standing. You mention that newt has the speaking ability, poise, Command of data, concepts and history and quick response that Santorum lacks. What about Romney? Romney has all that too?

        Do you really think Romney has no integrity to stand up to Obama? Really?

        The only thing I don’t like about Romney is that he believes in Global Warming. I am not sure why? Even with all the compelling evidence as of late that has come out against Global Warming. I really don’t care that he has changed positions on different issues. What politician hasn’t? Do you think Newt has never changed his position on Issues? People call Romney a flip flopper, which was a big saying back in 2004 not only about Romney but about Obama too. Somehow Romney ended up with the name of “flip flopper” out of that year. If you remember everyone running for president in 2004 was called a flip flopper. I personally think that is what Romney has to debunk. For some reason the name flip flopper stuck on Romney.

        You say flip flop I say he has the RIGHT to change his MIND about issues. That does not mean he has no conviction or integrity. You say potato I say potota.

        • Anonymous

          And I say Mitt could have a really entertaining debate…. with himself.

      • Anonymous

        Romney has no convictions you say!? Why he supports the 2nd amendment beacuse he knows the scourge of ‘small, small varments if you will…”
        Which is exactly why they put that 2nd amendment in there.

    • Anonymous

      I am glad to see and hear that I know I am not the only one who remembers how much of a Con man he really is. I remember the 90’s I remember how the conservatives hated Newt at the end of his reign. Now he wants nothing more than to be a bully.

      I hope Newt does give it to Romney. I want to see how Romney is going to stand up to such attacks. Minus well vet him now. I am sure Rick will be vetted as well with him “the final surge” of the candidates.

      This whole process just seems like a big seared this time around anyway. It is almost like we are watching a football game and we are waiting to see who is going to make the next touchdown. TRS does have a love relationship with Newt and I am glad I am not the only one who sees that as well. Too bad people of Iowa disagrees with the right scoop on this subject as well as they should have

      • Anonymous

        I remember the 90’s I remember how the conservatives hated Newt at the end of his reign. Now he wants nothing more than to be a bully.

        Conservatives? There’s been no such thing in the House since Newt. Conservatism begins with and ends without fiscal responsibility, the GOP establishment has hardly been conservative in Newt’s absence. In fact the GOP grew the government more under Bush than any President since Johnson. I’d hardly call the GOP conservative. No wonder they don’t want Newt. These people more than doubled our debt since chasing him out.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. I feel like I’m living in Bizzaro world, Newt is the big evil progressive? and Romney is our man of steel conservative savior.
          Only, I was around in the 90’s, and Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich were the 2 most hated and feared men in America,,,, to the left. The House has been a disgrace since Newt left, the entire past decade, with Bush in the WH, they acted like drunken liberals with taxpayer money.
          Meanwhile in the 90’s, what was Romney doing? downing Reagan, and slow dancing with Ted Kennedy.

          • Anonymous

            Indeed!

    • Anonymous

      Again, one of the not-so true attack ads in IA. Freddie Mac was one of the clients of Gingrich Corp which had offices in 3 major cities with over 30 employees. The $1.6 million in consulting fees was over a period of 6 yrs. and went to salaries, overhead, employee benefits, rent, etc.,Newt made about $35,000/yr of the $1.5 million. Newt did no lobbying for ANYONE, nor did Newt advocate against pending legislature affecting Freddie Mac. Recent Reporting from Bloomberg News on Gingrich’s consulting services for Freddie Mac confirms this. Interesting enough,as part of Newt’s Jobs and Prosperity Plan,Newt advocates breaking up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and moving their smaller successors OFF from government guarantees and into the free market.

    • Anonymous

      If I had any money i would write Newt a check. The insider and establishment choice is Mittens. Newt is operating on a shoe string budget, Mittens has near unlimited money available, Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and K street pals, plus vast personal wealth. You think Newt is so ‘inside’ then why does Washington (both parties) hate the man so much? Why did Virginia drop him from the ballot?
      As for Santorum, well let’s use your logic, Rick should have dropped out 3 weeks ago when Newt was crushing Romney in the polls. Newt only fell in Iowa thanks to Romney and Paul’s mega millions $$$ of negative ads.

      • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

        It’s the baggage, grimjessse, it’s the baggage.

  • cabensg

    It’s already gotten nasty. Why is that a downside unless your using lies. If you want to take Romney down all you have to do is use his own words. He’s never been a conservative in values or governing. It shouldn’t be that hard, just tell the truth. If telling the truth is nasty I want all the nastiness we can muster against Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is stand up candidate with solid conservative views. He is articulate and committed. He got a great win and he did it the hard way. Good for him. So now Newt wants to jump on Santorum’s bandwagon of success. Pathetic. Newt has turned into a whining, whimpering adoloscent. He reminds me of a teenager gossiping in the school yard on how he is going to get back kid who dissed him in front of his friends. Santorum should do all he can to distance himself from Newt. Lest he be stained by the association with a guy who used to be someone, but is now a pitiful embarrassment to the party.

    • StNikao

      Santorum has his own flaws. He is willing to compromise on abortion as he stated on television this past week. There are other concerns about his conservative convictions and voting record which will come out as the hours and days pass.

      One big misstep – Santorum used the word black in regard to entitlements on video. This will be played up relentlessly by Obama’s media machine.

      • Anonymous

        No, he didn’t. Watch the video on Mediaite. There is no way to conclude he said black people. And nobody else mentioned black people either. It was a left-wing smear.

      • Anonymous

        Rick said he would only compromise on abortion to move the ball forward. He would never sign anything that made abortion more available.

        For example: He opposes an exception for rape and incest, but would sign a bill containing these exceptions if the bill otherwise restricts abortions…especially if this is needed to get the votes to pass.

        Until the war is won, we’ll have to accept victories one step at a time.

    • Anonymous

      Santorum should do all he can do to distance himself from Glenn Beck, then he might have a chance. If you care to actually look at Newt and Santorum’s ideas, records and philosphies, they are damn near identical. I’d be happy with either one as President.
      Stop drinking Glenn’s snake oil. Glenn Beck supports 1 candidate, Mitt Romney. Glenn is as sincere about Santorum as he was about Michelle Bachmann, how’d that work out for Michelle Bachmann?

      • Anonymous

        Wow. Haven’t heard that one. It is actually pretty interesting if Beck is a secret Romney backer. If it is true, it is a world class spy vs. spy triple reverse flea flicker effort.

  • Anonymous

    Newt / Rick – will you bring up Willard’s support (I say support because he has not taken the issue off of the table) of a VAT in the next debate and flood the airwaves with ads? If I recall, NH does not have a sales tax, surely they will want to know if Willard supports a VAT, it must be flushed out now, the next debate is the best time to raise it and during town halls…ask questions, take video and send it to Scoop.

    “In a recent interview on these pages, presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to rule out a value-added tax (VAT). ” I can just see Obama re-elected then push for the VAT and say it was a Republican idea.

    Have a read of today’s WSJ

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203462304577134593785891220.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    • Anonymous

      Another clear example that Romney intends carry on in Progressive tradition.

      It is not insignificant that Romney specifies a VAT, which is far more insidious than the misguided elephants’ national sales tax proposals.

      Romney is a big government Progressive. Newt is correct in calling him a liar. It is not over exaggerating to say that 2012 is our last chance. Reagan warned us, we did not listen. Palin and Bachmann are warning us, we are not listening.

      We are poised to go down in history as the generation that lost the American Republic.

      • Anonymous

        It is fascinating to me how people interpret what Romney says and them come up with language like “Another clear example that Romney intends to carry on in Progressive tradition.” Sorry. Not so clear. In the article, Romney acknowledged the ‘philosophical’ idea of a VAT to ‘replace’ other taxes might have some merit (it does), but then discounted that and was quoted as NOT supporting a VAT.

  • Maxsteele

    Newt hit the nail on the head. I was thinking the same thing last night when looking at the final numbers. Whomever Romney goes up against in the end, out of Santorum, Perry, or Bachmann, he will lose.
    Watching Romney and hearing his talking points he is a well trained, political clone. How can anyone consider Romney a conservative is beyond me.

    • Anonymous

      I think I may have noticed something. Us Right Wingers love emotive candidates. We love it because we know we are right. We have a tendency to down play politicians who are always ‘in control’ and/or cautious. Like Romney. We prefer people who get excited and reved up. Here is the thing about Romney. If you listen to his words in his speeches, he is 100% conservative. Another way to say it that he knows the words, but not the music. But we all know extremely passionate people who are very reserved and disciplined in their manner. Consider your criticism. “He seems like well trained political clone.” Then you ask, how can anyone consider him conservative? My answer is to listen to try and make your way past how he says what he says and listen hard to the actual words. If you do, you may find that Romney is plenty conservative.

  • Anonymous

    “We both think Washington has to be changed in very fundamental ways, and we have lots of things that fit together.”

    After listening to Obama say “fundamentally change” for a few years I don’t want to hear those two words in the same sentence by any candidate – ever.

    • Anonymous

      Obama talks about “fundamentally transforming” the country. Newt is talking about “fundamentally changing” D.C. (i.e., reforming the broken Washington model of special interests and partisan gridlock). Huge difference, but I understand your hesitation to those words.

      • Anonymous

        What I have not heard Gingrich say is that Government needs to be dramatically and radically cut in size. It does not take a masterful insider to do that – it just takes courage and conviction. Newt thinks he is smart enough to “change” the beast. He cannot.

        The federal government has grown past critical mass. Anyone who thinks they can harness it is only interested in moving Central control into their hands.

    • Anonymous

      I agree….”fundamental restoration” might be a better choice of words.

      • Linky1

        How about “Constitutional restoration?”

  • http://fishygov.wordpress.com FishyGov

    OMG! I just read something the made me throw-up. On January 2nd 2012 The Independence Hall Tea Party in Philadelphia PA endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

    I believe that this Tea Party affiliate’s constitution is in dire need of a cleansing to restore their movement’s intended purpose.

    http://www.independencehallteapartypac.com/

    • Anonymous

      Great news. Thanks. Have any of you noticed that lots of conservatives like Romney. We like him because we are listening to him. Simple example. He is well to the right of Gingrich and Santorum on Illegal Immigration both in his current position and in his record as governor. He is equally to the right or even with them on ever other issue. He has to make repealing ObamaCare his primary mission. He has real life executive experience as a governor ands as a super star business man. He is the legitimate outsider. He can’t be demonized. How am I doing? It isn’t insane for a conservative to support Romney.

  • poljunkie

    In that photo Newt looks like he has had a face lift.
    Campaigning seems to agree with him….Looks like Newt is ready for a fight.

    • Anonymous

      Botox is not exclusive only for women and Nancy Pelosi.

  • Anonymous

    MUAHAHAHAHAAA!

    Bye-bye Mittens!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UX5IMCQLMMNCCKQUWML6KN6NA Mark

    Romney would be destroyed in the general.

    Romney’s track record is nothing to run on.

    All the media has to do is provide the details of his horrible economic track record in Massachusetts (tax & fee increases, 47th in the nation in job creation), then report provocative stories on the Mormon “cult” with racism, polygamy and Warren Jeffs all being mentioned.

    The evangelical base will not support Romney in the numbers needed to win the general.

    • Anonymous

      But isn’t this the case with the GOP field? Whether the issue is flip flopping, incompetency, unidentifiable nationally… this field is the reason why Obama has a strong shot at another term, opportunity missed for the GOP.

  • Anonymous

    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was gleeful about Romney’s win, why not? Romney is running as a blue-dog democrat on his spending records, green-energy policy and Romneycare. Conservatives may not even want to hold their nose to the ballet box and that will guarantee another four years for Obama.

    It’s best for Newt to throw the support behind Santorum now and form strategic alliance with Perry and Bachmann if they want to support Santorum and defeat Romney.

  • Anonymous

    PAC supporting Newt using McCain video to begin the assault on romney.

    http://www.winningourfuture.com/

  • Anonymous

    Whoo Hoo! We’re taking our country back!

    Newt/Rick (either Rick) 2012!

  • Anonymous

    vindictive, vengeful, and completely unprincipled according to his own criticism of infighting among republicans.

    If Santorum agrees to something like this, that forces my vote between Paul and Romney… Unless Perry miraculously surges ahead.

    Great. Stuck between hell and high-water.

    • Anonymous

      heh, I love it. I am so looking forward to Mitt taking his own medicine. It’s ok for you when the RINO trashes and goes negative? How dare a conservative fight back.

  • puma_for_life

    Scoop, I thought you were a fair person but where is the video of Ron Paul’s speech last night. He came in third, you know.

    • puma_for_life

      And, ps, he received the same number of delegates as Romney and Santorum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-A-Dudenhoefer/1342260445 David A. Dudenhoefer

    I have utter contempt for this hypocrite. He goes on about Reagan’s 11th commandment and then launches personal attacks against Romney and Paul. Now he is on this personal vendetta, having little concern for the people or actually running to improve the country.

    It is a two person race, Santorum has little money and no ground game along with not making the ballet in a few states.

    • Anonymous

      I feel exactly the same for Mr Romney, at least Newt *TRIED* to stay positive. Mittens wanted a fight , now he’s gonna get it. No whining plz, as mittens advised Newt. I’m psyched that *finally* Mitt’s gonna feel some heat. No other candidate has the balls to take him on, at least SOMEBODY on the conservative side is going to fight at last.
      I have developed a real dislike for Romney, he’s so very Chicago style. Rahm would love him.

  • Anonymous

    Now we’re thinking!!! Newt does really respect Santorum. I heard him during one of the earliest debates mention the work he and Santorum did and vice versa. Newt was the Speaker of the House but it was Santorum and the like holding his feet to the fire which isn’t what the conservative representatives are doing to Boehner.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UX5IMCQLMMNCCKQUWML6KN6NA Mark

    Newt is right!

    “Governor Romney was first an independent, then repudiated Reagan-Bush, then voted for Paul Tsongas, the most liberal candidate in the ’92 campaign, then ran to the left of Teddy Kennedy in 1994, then became a moderate to run for governor in 2002, and then with Romneycare, for example, that included state-funded abortions and specifically designating Planned Parenthood as a part of Romneycare, appointed liberal judges in order to placate Democrats and raised taxes on businesses, which I think is a job-killing approach,” Gingrich said. “The contrast will be very wide and that will be a key part of what we describe going forward. I suspect it’s going to be a very lively campaign.”

  • Anonymous

    If you want to know the Romney style, just look at my states 2 fanastic moderates go-along to get-along Lady RINO’s. Susan Collins and Olympia Snow of Maine. :-| Spines of rubber. Anybody tell me how Romney is more conservative than EITHER of those ladies? Actually I might make the case they are MORE conservative than Romney. (but i think it’s a tie in RINOness)
    I hope with Bachmann out, the consevative vote starts to strengthen. Newt is correct, Romney is stuck around 20 to 25%. Romney is in big trouble when the conservatives start to coalesce around 1 or 2 candidates.

  • Anonymous

    Mitt and McCain pushed Huckabee out. It would serve him right.