The History of Newt

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    Before you dismiss Newt Gingrich for having too much “baggage” to win the Republican presidential nomination, much less the presidency, consider this:
    In 1980, when Ronald Reagan emerged as the likely Republican presidential nominee, President Carter’s advisers were thrilled. They’d done extensive opposition research. By pointing to what Reagan had said in speeches, radio commentaries, newspaper columns, and conversations, they assumed it would be easy to characterize him as a right-wing extremist. And enough voters would reject him and reelect Carter.

    They were wrong. It wasn’t that voters ignored Reagan’s offbeat comments. They just didn’t think eccentric statements he’d made over the years were important. Bigger things were at stake, like Soviet aggression and a stagnant economy. And Reagan had better answers than Carter.

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    A similar phenomenon occurred in 2003 when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for California governor in a recall election. The media dredged up stories of his chronic groping of women. Voters, intent on ousting Governor Gray Davis, didn’t care. Schwarzenegger won and was reelected in 2006.

    And this:

    Republicans figured that once voters learned of President Clinton’s White House trysts with intern Monica Lewinsky and dalliances with other women, they’d turn on him and give Republicans a big victory in the 1998 midterm elections. Instead, Clinton’s popularity held steady, and Republicans lost five House seats.







    The History of Newt | The Weekly Standard
     
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    You go ahead & run w/ that Wiwwow :cuckoo: He's the ULTIMATE insider that the T-Party claims to be against.

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    I've never heard a tea party member say they were against " nsiders" per se', so please provide evidence of your claim.
     
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    He's a nemisis of you easy little braying jackasses.. :eusa_angel:
     
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    you've flung two hundred pounds of liberal bullshit and he's still on top of the polls..



    that chaps your poopy ass donut?
     
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    .....Just like.....

     
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    I'm glad that "political sociopath" is in the top of the polls. At the 4:00 minute mark :D


    You know Mitt is just doing what he's always been doing, waiting for the next "flavor of the week" to implode which Nerwt already did w/ his $1.6- $1.8 million $ in lobbying $ from Freddie Mac :clap2:






    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Funny how Cain has TOTALLY and completely FLUBBED and FLOPPED out on his own accord, just as we LWers predicted and said he would. And the RWers were in FULL-ON support of Pizza Man Cain The Harasser all the while.

    And here we are, the LWers predicted that Noot will FLUB and FLOP OUT of the game in due time. Noot is one, big, fat Roman candle.

    The RW rat race is, indeed, HIGHLY ENTERTAINING.

    :lol: LOL!!
     
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    Yep, party over everything. All else be damned.
     

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