Newt For President?

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    This is a great article on Newt


    Here comes Newt
    To echo the famous Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige: “Don’t look back, Newt Gingrich might be gaining on you.” Newt, consigned by many observers to Elizabeth Dole or Dan Quayle status in this GOP nominating process, appears to be moving up into contention, overtaking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and battling to be the conservative alternative to either former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Arizona Sen. John McCain.

    To grasp what’s happening, don’t think of states like New Hampshire or Iowa or worry whether it’s too early or too late. The key to following the Republican presidential nominating process this year is to recognize its essential similarity to the tennis’s U.S. Open at Forest Hills. There are quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals.

    In the quarter-finals, the center and the right each sort out the nominees to choose their candidate. On center court, Giuliani seems to be gaining a decisive lead over McCain’s impoverished presidential campaign. But on the right-hand court, unnoticed by most pundits, Gingrich seems to be building a lead over Romney and a host of conservative wannabes. The ultimate winner of the Giuliani/McCain quarter-final will face the winner of the Gingrich/Romney match-up in the semi-finals.

    As McCain drops in the polls — he’s down to 22 percent while Rudy is up at 34 percent in the latest Fox News poll — some conservatives seem eager for a “real Republican” to challenge for the nomination. Their first choice, former Virginia Sen. George Allen, lies a-moldering in the grave and his runner-up, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, has gone home to Tennessee.

    Most observers assumed that Romney would fill the void. But he doesn’t seem to have been able to do so. It may be a racist refusal to vote for a Mormon or, more charitably, Romney’s flip-flop-flip from pro-life to pro-choice to pro-life, or it may have been his inconsistency on gay issues, but Mitt seems to be going the way of his father — out of contention. The Fox News poll, which recorded a surge to up to 8 percent of the GOP vote in its Dec. 5-6 tally, now has Romney dropping back to only 3 percent of the vote.

    Enter Newt. Hungry for new ideas and desperate after losing Congress, Republican voters seem to be rallying to the only real genius in the race — the former Speaker. The statute of limitations seems to have expired on his personal scandals and Gingrich is striking a responsive chord among conservatives.

    Fox News’s Jan. 30-31 survey had Newt leaving Romney way behind and challenging McCain for second place. The former Speaker’s vote share was 15 percent, giving him third place in the current standings.

    Episodically, I just addressed a 450-person Lincoln Day dinner of the Lane County Republican Party in Eugene, Ore. A show of hands brought these results: Giuliani, 50 percent; Gingrich, 30 percent; McCain, 6 percent; Romney, 4 percent. A few days before, a speech to an Orlando investors group produced similar results.

    But, as the slogan of the New York State Lottery goes: “You can’t win if you don’t play.” Newt’s current posture of waiting until the fall of 2007 to see how the process sorts itself out won’t work. The process abhors a vacuum. If Gingrich doesn’t move out to respond to the affection of the GOP base, one of the minor-leaguers — Huckabee, Brownback, Gilmore, Thompson, Hunter or Tancredo — will.

    The irony of the GOP field at the moment is that while most Republicans are conservatives, the two frontrunners — Rudy and McCain — are moderates. And this isn’t Nelson Rockefeller’s Republican Party anymore! Gingrich is filling a real political need and if he moves out smartly and files his paperwork, takes his announcement bows, and journeys to Iowa and New Hampshire as a candidate, he might well be a contender.

    Morris, a former political adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Bill Clinton, is the author of “Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race.” To get all of Dick Morris’s and Eileen McGann’s columns for free by email, go to www.dickmorris.com.

    http://thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/Comment/DickMorris/021407.html
     
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    He is my dream republican candidate.
     
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    you mean your nightmare. Newt would squash any Dem the libs would throw up against him
     
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    no...really...I want so much for your party to put a serial adulterer and a guy who had an "intern problem" (as in sleeping with them while they were his employees and WE, the tax payer were paying them) up for president. the irony! the HYPOCRISY! The party of family values? LOL
     
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    If what you say is true, Newt could switch parties and all that would be a resume enhancement
     
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    Personally, I’d rather have the amphibian for president - at least it would have a legitimate reason for slithering on its belly. Put that in your ‘Contract with America’.
     
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    if what I say is true? do you mean to tell me you would endorse the candidacy of a man whose history you know so little of?

    are you suggesting that he wasn't screwing his first mistress while his first wife was being treated for cancer and then, later, screwed around on his second wife with his intern, who he later married?

    I am sure that the party of family values would LOVE to endorse a man with such a wonderful regard for the institution of matrimony and the concept of fidelity.

    please.... stay this uninformed about all things political.... that's just how your party needs you to be!
     
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    Are we talking about Newt or Bill Clinton. It is funny to watch libs talk about fidility and then defend Clinton

    Newt would destroy any Dem in a one on one debate
     
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    I should really correct the above...I have no idea whether the mistress he was screwing while his first wife was in the hospital with cancer was, in fact, his FIRST mistress of his first marriage...only that she was, most likely, his last mistress of his FIRST marraige as he married that tart soon after divorcing his cancer-ridden first wife.... I also have no idea how many mistresses he had during that second marriage...only that the intern was apparently the last as he married her soon after he dumped the slut.
     
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    no ...we are talking about Newt.... and democrats would have no problem with newtie boy.... methinks that the religious right might have more of a problem with his "intern problem" than anyone else would....and regardless...for a party that was so appalled at Clinton's behavior, to turn around and even consider nominating someone with such a similar moral deficiency is hypocrisy in the extreme.
     

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