Newt Gingrich on ethanol? Et cetera ....

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    Can we get past the personal scandals and talk about political positions which could catch up with Newt?

    George Will (who made his standard disclaimer that Mrs. Will works for the Perry campaign) suggested that Gingrich has a whole lot of vulnerability on conservative issues.

    For example:

    and
    ... as quoted at HuffPo.

    Newt Gingrich Is 'The Classic Rental Politician,' George Will Says



    Now that Gingrich is pulling ahead and getting more media attention, what "new" things are going to come out? Maybe not new to you, but unfamiliar to people like me who had once written Newt off but who recently took another look at him and were impressed by how capable a communicator he is. Will those "new" details make a difference to the campaign?
     
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    There are some things which should make conservatives blanch.

    Gingrich was paid nearly $2 million by Freddie Mac.

    Gingrich Said to Be Paid About $1.6 Million by Freddie Mac - Bloomberg

    If you think Freddie paid Newt a boatload of money so they could listen to him tell them how wrong they were, I've got a bridge to sell you.

    And remember that he called potential changes to Medicare as "right-wing social engineering."

    Gingrich calls Medicare voucher proposal ‘right-wing social engineering’ - The Washington Post

    These are legitimate issues.

    Maybe he's trying to win the liberal vote too ...
     
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    Well, ethanol is part of the fuel that runs our country today, so theres nothing wrong with promoting it. Not the best fuel, but is being used. I've got no problem with newt, for having this opinion.
     
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    Ethanol producers crowdin' out feed grains which contributes to higher food prices...
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    Livestock Farmers Say Ethanol Consumes Too Much Corn
    November 23, 2011 — Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year.

     

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