Gingrich is killing it in these debates

Discussion in 'Politics' started by manifold, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,693
    Thanks Received:
    7,227
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,734
    I'm not a huge fan, but I have to give credit where credit is due and he's wiping the floor with the republican field in these debates. I wish Paul was a little bit more articulate and less frenetic in his responses. He definitely offers the most substance in his replies, but a lot gets lost in translation. Romney is a milquetoast douchewagon who can't even give a straight answer to a simple question like 'do the states have the right to ban contraception?'

    Get used to the idea of 4 more years of the Oh-Boy. :thup:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    He is really great to listen to. When it comes to talk, no one can beat him, which explains why he is on his fourth wife. He is great at talk. But there seem to be performance issues.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Inthemiddle
    Offline

    Inthemiddle BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,354
    Thanks Received:
    674
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +674
    I don't think that anyone has "killed it" in the debates.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. AquaAthena
    Offline

    AquaAthena INTJ/ INFJ

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    15,453
    Thanks Received:
    11,061
    Trophy Points:
    2,265
    Location:
    ♥ TEXAS ♥ in Spirit
    Ratings:
    +12,342
    I think Newt has been the most accurate and forthright. He has been married 3 times, currently for 13 years to Calista, and I respect the fact that, in spite of political consequences, he has been divorced 2 times, rather than having a sting of lovers, while married to one woman, as so many other politicians try to get away with. I like Newt because I trust Newt. He is the least PC of them all, thus far, and in my opinion.

    Justin Quinn: "Gingrich has been married three times, and he has been accused of having a multitude of extramarital affairs, although he has only admitted to one -- with the woman who would eventually become his third and present wife."
    Source: Justin Quinn. "A Profile of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich." USConservatives.about.com.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  5. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    80,423
    Thanks Received:
    6,869
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +14,995
    Probably. The GOP is trying to convice itself that Romney is the one like a drunk warming up to a barfly.
     
  6. Cecilie1200
    Offline

    Cecilie1200 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    26,879
    Thanks Received:
    3,720
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +7,052
    Gingrich has only been married three times, not four.
     
  7. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    Back in the Day it came out that Cleveland had a child by a woman he had no interest in marrying. (This is the baby Ruth the candy bar was named after.)

    The democrats response to this was "Hurrah for Maria, Hurrah for the Kid, I voted for Cleveland and I am glad I did."

    It is generally agreed that Cleveland was one of our better presidents, Ruth not withstanding.

    Over the long haul, the Republic has shown more appreciation for presidents who were competent than those like Grant, Nixon and Carter who were uxorious.

    My issue with Gringrich is that he in the words of Ann Coulter likes to talk a big fight against democrat positions, but he is actually to the left of a substantial part of the Democrat base.
     
  8. Cecilie1200
    Offline

    Cecilie1200 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    26,879
    Thanks Received:
    3,720
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +7,052
    I love Ann Coulter to death, but I think she's absolutely unhinged on this subject. Newt Gingrich has a 90% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, as much as some people try to wave it away.
     
  9. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    80,423
    Thanks Received:
    6,869
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +14,995
    That makes it better somehow?

    I like Newt, but his marriage issues have killed him.
     
  10. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    80,423
    Thanks Received:
    6,869
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +14,995

    Ann got her marching orders.... support Romney- or else.
     

Share This Page