No Democrat should want a Gingrich nomination

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    No Democrat should want a Gingrich nomination - CSMonitor.com

    The GOP nominating process if far from over. Romney will win Florida, but Gingrich will not go away. In March, the process moves to the south. It is there that Newt expects to make headway. It is FAR from over...
     
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    According to Pelosi, Newt has a zero percent chance being President. Therefore, why the fear?
     
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    There are a number of positives (from the perspective of this liberal political junkie) to a Gingrich candidacy:

    - He is in a number of ways (high negatives, personal scandals) a weaker opponent than Romney

    - It's not clear that he's actually that much more conservative than Romney, and he has a history of bipartisanship (as well as a history of extreme partisanship)

    - He's much much more interesting, both as a candidate and as a potential president, than Romney is

    Of course, there are also large downsides to a Gingrich presidency, and so I would prefer that Romney get the nomination. I don't think we have seen a president since Nixon that would be as arrogant and unpredictable as Gingrich.
     
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    Newt can't win because he supported near every position and policy Obama has done and it's on fucking video.

    Oh, that's all... yeah, you really don't need more than that because Obama will have around 1 billion dollars to remind all you "conservatives" just how alike Newt and Obama are.
     
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    All that is true, but there are ultr-conservatives who support him. He is even being supported by many tea party people. Newt is the ultimate manipulator. He will drag Romney through all the Mud and Hell that he can find between now and April. I LOVE IT!
     
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    Actually, Democrats should hope for Gingrich to win the Primary. He's far less electable than Romney. Romney will have the ability in the General to sway swing voters and independents than Gingrich. And Gingrich is just as likely to counter motivate the left base as he is the right base to get to the polls. And while Paul is even less electable, in a fluke victory over Obama he's also much more likely to be a horrid failure than Gingrich.
     
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    The reason why Gingrich is considered more electable is that he's less liberal than Romney who is seen as more palatable to democrats.

    It really all depends on how pissed off the people are with obaabaa.
     
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    Gingrich will get every vote from his base. And not one single vote more. The plurality of voters will re-elect Obama. Obama could save himself a billion dollars if Newt gets the nomination by going on hiatus for 3-6 months....just let Newt alienate every undecided. He'll do it eventually.
     
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    Newt will not win the nomination. That said, the reason that Romney is acceptable to many Democrats is he is seen as a moderate. I have asked many Dem friends what they think of Romney and 80% have said they could live with him in the WH.

    Mitt has the best chance to beat Obama because he could win the independent voter. Newt has changed his stance trying to capture the Ultra-Right and the Tea Baggers, but it is not going to work. Mitt will represent the GOP in November. The Baggers will have to hold their noses and vote for him. BOTTOM LINE!
     
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    As if Obama is electable? Pull your mouth off of his anus for a moment and get some fresh air.
     

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