I would refer you to the Contract With America. That's the point, Ryan. Newt Keeps his promises. (how many pols can you say *that* about?)
Pundits keep commenting that Romney "feels apologetic" (or ashamed or whatever) for his money. I put that in the same category as "weak or spineless" Congresspeople. Maybe it is *how* Romney made his money that causes him shame, but just not enough that he would stop doing it- and he doesn't really cover it well. In other words, maybe his conscience is speaking, but he just doesn't want to go along.
You do know that Virgin is already (figuratively speaking) "going there", right? I think there is at least one other company. (Newt's speech wasn't the first place I heard of this. I saw an ad or an article, but I've forgotten where I saw it)
What is that supposed to mean? I have not been posting hateful comments on this blog. I wrote what I thought about Gingrich's speech and I think I was accurate.
Please guys, the narrative will be Newt does not have the money to go on.....please go to www.newt.org and give what you can even $10 or $ 20 helps!!!!
Wow. Loved it. What a positive and motivating speech. He was classy and articulate. On the other hand, when Romney lost SC he gave a speech highly critical of Gingrich and basically called the people of SC stupid for not voting for him. Gingrich wants to earn the Presidency, Romney feels entitled to it.
Notice the Alinsky ridicule, extreme negative innuendo and character aspersions in the adjectives used by ryanomaniac (aka Romney maniac)
Ryanomaniac is a consummate propagandist.
You liberals think in some opposite-to-reality alternative universe.
Here are the facts based on reality and the evidence:
Romney ran the dirtiest most lie-based campaign in American history.
Romney only had one positive ad.
Romney spent 17 million dollars, (more if you count paid media and politicians endorsements) to carpet-bomb Florida with lies and character assassinations of Newt Gingrich. His goal, to quote them: "To destroy Newt, not defeat him."
Romney brazenly lied onstage at the last debate SEVEN times.
Romney is a filthy-rich dirty dastardly liberal liar.
Romney should be Obama's VP running mate, not his opponent.
Newt's point is that we could CUT the budget of NASA's wasteful, non-space activities, add some private entrepreneurship, and *still* get back in the space game--a game that has paid enormous dividends to our economy.
It doesn't have to be like the Mercury7, Gemini, and Apollo projects, which were 100% taxpayer money (which, in hindsight, turned out to be well spent). We can get the airline industry and aircraft entrepreneurs engaged. And they definitely want to be engaged.
Great speech-very positive, lots of substance. Love the enthusiasm and fighting spirit-46 states to go indeed. Some humor as well.
Gingrich proposed NASA be partnered with private business and funded by private funds. Don't be disingenuous and facetious.
God restores the soul and honor of the penitent.
This campaign has certainly exposed Mr. Romney's character...as a liar, a destroyer, an Alinsky tactician and a political liberal.
Mr. Romney knows he cannot win on the basis of merit or character, so he, like Mr. Obama, have to tear down and accuse their opponents of what they themselves are and do.
Mr. Romney should be Mr. Obama's VP running mate, not his opponent.
No mention of Newt losing his "bet", when he said he'd bet that Santorum and Newt's votes combined would be far more than Mitt's? Oops.
Prepare to be attacked. Apparently, one isn't allowed to say anything negative - no matter that it is FACTUAL - about Newt or Palin on these threads.
This speech? Meh. Typical Newt. He always has the words - but not the sincerity. A lifelong DC insider pretending to be the anti-establishment candidate? You can't make this stuff up. People just want to believe, I guess.
You will be challenged, and refuted, not attacked.
We will list Mr. Romney's falsehoods and the plain facts about his political and business actions and policies in office and out of office.
Sorry you misconstrue that as attack.
Leftists perceive any dissent and evidence that refutes their positions and actions as 'hate' and 'attack', even 'violence' and 'terrorism'.
Hence they call the Tea Party 'terrorists' but the violent vile Occupiers protestors.
Liberalism is a mental health disorder...one that begins with a detachment from truth and reality.
Ahh, the mating call of the OWS clowns.
"Help!, I'm bein' repressed!"
"I'm not allowed to do what I (rather blatantly, obviously) just did!"
"How come no one is arresting me?"
Awesome speech. My question is, why isn't he on the stump sounding like this each and every day. For 10 days he put more emphasis on playing tit for tat with Romney.
Newt just can't get out of his own way. He needs to give speeches like this every day. NO MOON COLONIES! NO KOSHER MEAL ATTACKS.
1) Repeal O-care
2) Drastically cut spending/balance budget
3) Grow the economy
4) Cut every BS govt program/subsidy in the name of saving medicare and SS. Yep, thats right. Pit Boomers against every thing the govt does that wastes money
5) Rinse and repeat
Newt seems to only be able to see the forest instead of the trees for brief moments of time. His narcissism just can't resist squabling with Romney.
When Newt's critics call him undisciplined this is the sort of thing they are talking about. When they call him unreliable, this is the sort of thing they are talking about.
Great speech, but it was frustrating.
Exactly. Take a good look. You see the way he runs his campaign from one day to the next? Bonkers. Now imagine that behaviour as POTUS! That's why his own party couldn't stand him after a few years DESPITE the fact that he was instrumental in their success! This guy is seriously crazy - his personal life and history make that clear. Keep men like this FAR away from the levers of power. Stay away from people who those who know him best say "(So and so) is their own worst enemy". He's not just unreliable or undisciplined - he's mentally unstable. Also, he is a pathological (as opposed to an opportunistic) liar.
Then Santy got stomped even worse, since even with the media, the GOP, and Romney smearing Newt all over Florida, Ricky still got less than half the votes of Newt.
Romney Waivers and Replace vs. Gingrich Repeal and What...
Has Gingrich ever said that he would repeal AND "replace" ObamaCare with something else, as Romney has said he would do in addition to waivers?
I wonder still.
Will "the chains of the people" be replaced or permanently removed, so that NO mandate will EVER be posited as a solution to the welfare state created "problem" of cost and access?
I'm not sure what Gingrich will do and how it will correct the mandate requirement of RomneyCare, or if what Gingrich will do will meet the standards of Santorum who advocates to NOT give up the RomneyCare "mandate" issue by nominating Romney.
Gingrich's "manage the decay" is very appropriate as a speech phrase.
After listening to Gingrich's speech tonight in Florida, I thought, THAT kind of language is why Santorum will lose to Gingrich... and why Romney can lose to Gingrich... and why Obama can lose to Gingrich.
Is THAT kind of language enough to rally more "partners" to embrace his vision and accept his pledge of "... my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor"... and rage against the establishment machine?
I hope so.
If they had tag teamed Rmoney in the debates, then they could've taken him out after SC for good and it would be a race between Newt and Santspoilerum.
For example, Santspoilerum could jump in to defend Newt against Rmoney attacks. Then Newt could point out how much better he and Santspoilerum both are compared to Rmoney. Then, when Rmoney inevitably accuses them of ganging up on him, they could both say: That's right, because we both agree we're better than you and nobody wants a liberal such as you to lead our party.
If Newt really does all of the things he just promised to do in the first day then he can go golfing and cruising the rest of his 2 terms and I will be happy. Heck, he can even pick a couple more mistresses for all I care after that. (Just no age inappropriate interns, please.)
Fundamental change vs. manage the decay...
Gingrich is "fundamental change"
... Executive, Congress, Courts, bureaucracy.
Romney is "manage the decay"
... repeal and "change" ObamaCare to RomneyCare.
Obama is increase the decay
... "fundamentally changing the United States of America" from an individualist constitutional Republic to a collectivist democratic commune.
Obama's goal IS the decay, decadence, destruction and de-construction of our laws, Constitutional government and nation.
He is a marxist/fascist/Islamist.
The Islamists have always sided with fascism/totalitarianism - always.
They have always opposed freedom, equal justice and truth.
Right now Santspoilerum is using what little money he has to run attack ads against Newt in NV. Pretty smart eh?
Excellent interview at your link! Highly recommended.
The show is Butler On Business. The man speaking in the interview (can't tell if they say Tom Hawkins or Palkin) was the chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, former head of the Republican Party of Texas, and a Viet Nam vet. He was in the venture capital business for 6 years after leaving the Reagan admin.
He very clearly explains why Mitt Romney is *not* a job creator, but that what Bain did actually killed jobs, and the difference between venture capital and leveraged buyout companies like Bain, Michael Milken, and Steve Schwartzman. It is not complicated and is easy to understand.
The longer this campaign goes on, the better the result is likely to be. As the truth gradually becomes more thoroughly known, Romney's lies will do less and less damage to Newt and more and more damage to Romney for having told them. And, Romney's own words will do more and more damage to him.
I guess Newt's 300 negative attack ads to Romney's 14,000 had nothing to do with it.... get your head out of the mud...
Tea Party, We are Broke!
Newt Gingrich, I'm going to put a base on the moon!
Big mistake in Florida for Newt. I know he wants to use NASA better than Obama is doing but just the wrong message at the wrong time...
Newt Gingrich, I'm going to put a base on the moon! WITH PRIVATE FUNDSby privatizing and partnering with business.
You know it and I know it.
STOP BEING ASININE AND DISINGENUOUS.
You know quite well the accusations and exaggerations and ridicule that came from the MEDIA came from the lying, leftist Ro-money campaign.
Romney is so close to Obama, he should be his VP, not his opponent.
Actually, this is as practical an application as keeping our military strong. China is *going*. We are pretty much at their mercy for rare earth minerals (used in computer chips, catalytic converters, electronics, etc) and we're running out of water. There is a serious national security consideration (a big one) if China installs itself ahead of us.
Newt has actually been instrumental in turning around a recession. Not surprising that he expects things to improve. I trust him to be able to do this because he is the only one who has.
I think it was only a tiny mistake that had little to do with the loss.
FL has too many moderates and Rmoney won because he got a large % of them as you would expect. Nobody made their decision because of that issue, unless they already bought into the idea that Newt is 'zany' and 'erratic'.
What a cynical culture we have become. Perhaps we deserve OBow2Mao and Rmoney
By the way, I'm a nerd who likes space n' stuff. Space nerds are with Newt!