Gingrich closer to Presidential Run

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    GETTING THERE
    http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=10127
     
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    I don't think Gingrich stands a chance of winning, but he would help focus the issues. I hope he gets in the race.
     
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    Newt would immediately be the voice of true conservatives in the primary. I'd give him better than 2:1 odds to win the nomination.
     
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    I agree with you on the voice of conservativism, just don't think his lifestyle would get the nod. Opposit problem of McCain, IF Newt won the nomination, he wouldn't stand a chance in the general election.

    He would though, pull the GOP to the correct message, while not allowing the diversions of the DNC to succeed. He's the brain trust on issues.
     
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    I think Newt is both smart enough and charismatic enough to win. He's not going to run if he doesn't think he can win it all. As far as the family values issue goes, I'm sure the Dems will try to make it stick, but all Newt has to do is parrot the DNC talking points of 1998: "it's just sex," "it's between two consenting adults," etc.
     
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    But...but... I thought conservatives were the "family values" folk. Guess cheating on your wife and serving her with divorce papers in her hospital bed after a mastectomy is "moral"?

    Newt wouldn't get one democratic vote in a general election. Kathianne is right...opposite problem from McCain. (And not because of the "live and let live thing"... but because he's a hypocrite).
     
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    President "Newt"? I think he should use his full first name instead... Newton Gingritch..

    Imagine if he wins, there will be "Grinch" jokes everywhere...
     
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    And here I thought you were going for the "fig Newt-on" thing. ;)
     
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    His term as speaker of the House was so fruitful...

    ...I forget...he was asked to resign in shame???

    Yep, the Republican nominee for Pres in '08 INDEED.:)
     
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    He's the only Republican I'd vote for.
     

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