Who's more conservative: Newt or Mitt?

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Who's more conservative?

Poll closed Dec 15, 2012.
  1. Mitt.

    42.9%
  2. Newt.

    57.1%
  1. Missourian
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    I don't think either is a true conservative, but these are the choices we've been presented.

    I left out Santorum and Paul. I'll concede both are more conservative in their own way than either of the frontrunners...but this poll is targeted between the two frontrunners only.
     
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    I'm also still waiting for someone to show me how Newt is conservative.

    People are being blinded now because he threw out some red meat. That "rah rah eff the media" stuff is fun but are we going to wake up soon and find ourselves with a cheating, lying, lobbyist who promoted a federal health care mandate, et cetera?
     
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    Neither is a true conservative like I would want to see as the nominee...

    But we will have to look at it as the lesser of 2 evils when it comes to the General Election... I am still undecided as to who I am going to vote for in the primary... for each of the candidates (even those who probably will not have a shot at the nomination) has some big things I do not like... I will have to weigh the options against a scorecard of my making and just vote on who ranks higher in total score in comparison to my stances and standards
     
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    I guess it depends on who is telling the story... Regardless of what either one of them claim, they both sometimes smell of liberal aftershave. However, I like President-elect Newt.
     
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    Ron Paul (write in)

    The others are tax and spend liberal militarist......
     
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    Decades from now, historians quite likely will reflect back upon the Contract With America as one of the most significant developments in the political history of the United States. As Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives in 40 years, has written: "there is no comparable congressional document in our two-hundred-year history."


    Never before had so detailed a document become such an integral part of a congressional election campaign; never had so many innovative ideas been drafted into legislation so quickly; and never in the previous six decades had so much legislation been passed by the House of Representatives in less than 100 days after the newly elected Members of Congress took office.



    As the chief political columnist for The New York Times, R. W. Apple, wrote in a front page news analysis: "Perhaps not since the start of the New Deal [in 1932], to which many of the programs now under attack can trace their origins, has Congress moved with such speed on so many fronts."


    The Contract with America: Implementing New Ideas in the U.S.


    Now, show me how Mitt is a conservative.
     
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    I'll go with Newt because his quantities are known whereas Mitt switches positions with the tide.
     
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    Don't know if that makes Newt 'more conservative'... maybe just more forthcoming
     
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    Newt:
    Career politician
    never ran a private business
    was open to cap 'n trade w/ Pelosi :)
    Was champion of individual mandate
    worked for Freddie Mac (revolving door, crony capitalism)
    etc...

    Mitt:
    Former Governor (exec experience)
    extensive private sector work
     
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    I'd say Newt is more conservative by default. Romney is a moderate and always has been.

    I am not sure what makes Romney a conservative outside of his inclination to lower taxes for the rich. As governor of MA, he did have some success in restoring their budget, but he did that by increasing fees and closing loopholes.
     

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