Friday, November 18, 2011

Newt Gingrich leaves The Clowns in his dust

It's taken a long time, but finally Republican voters have sifted through the hapless gang who wish to be their nominee to take the presidency from Obama, and are moving in droves away from the clueless clowns (Parry, Bachmann, Cain, Paul) to the one man who actually seems to have two brain cells to rub together.

What a welcome move for the Republicans! My redlining ...
The Best of a Bad Bunch?

The latest NH Journal poll of likely Republican primary voters conducted by Magellan Strategies shows Romney and Gingrich in a statistical dead heat for the January 10th primary. If the election were held today, Romney would earn 29% of the vote and Gingrich would earn 27%.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul continues to show resolve by earning 16%. Herman Cain gets 10%. No other candidate is in double digits.

This is the first time any of NH Journal’s polls have shown anyone candidate even close to Romney. It also shows tremendous movement for Gingrich since NH Journal’s October survey, in which Gingrich was in third place, but at only 10% versus Romney’s 41%.


When asked why people felt Gingrich was moving up in the polls, 44% of respondents cited his depth of knowledge on the issues. Ten percent referred to his strong debate performances while another 6% said they liked that he was challenging the media in those debates. Ten percent referenced his past experience as Speaker of the House.

And what a welcome move for the largest and perhaps greatest democracy the world has ever known!

Those of us who were appalled by the depths of ignorance and bottom-grubbing nonsense of the Republican group of candidates to date will be holding thumbs for Newt.

May your fortunes rise steeply, Newt!


  1. What? Dr. Newt might be the smartest clown in the clown car, but he most certainly belongs there. His constant bloviation, his utter mismanagement of his campaign early this year, his ability to turn 'the republicans are shutting down the government in order to restore fiscal sanity' to 'newt's mad because bill made him sit on the back of the plane' Gingrich is a clever fool at best.

    There are non-clown Republicans. Even some very conservative ones, like Garry Johnson, but Gingrich is not among them. for an analysis of his circus-abilities for further reference

  2. You cannot be serious. This vindictive, amoral, hypocritical, laughably pretentious gasbag is arguably the worst "clown" of the entire bunch. It never fails to crack me up when people claim that this corpulent sack of shit is the "intellectual" amongst the field... the guy with the "big ideas" etc.

    Good grief, man... get a grip.

  3. Oh, and by the way, Calivancouver there is right. There are other candidates that are "non-clown" and respectably conservative such as Gary Johnson, Jon Huntsman both of whom are former state governors with pretty decent track records.

    Gingrich, on the other hand, was turfed as Speaker for ethical violations and since then has been a lobbyist, "author" (cough), Fox News blowhard, and sleazy direct-mail huckster of Newt-related merchandise.

  4. Gingrich is the one running. Watch him in the debates and on TV - the guy comes across as being only adult in the group running for president, along with Romney. Watch his interaction with the other candidates - most of them seem to respect him. Watch his interaction with Romney - pretty darn good compared to Romney and the others.

    And Republicans are warming to this man big time, as are Independents. As are the real rightwingers - check the poll.

    And he is smart - his Contract with America was brilliant and successful. He is quite capable of dusting that off and coming out with a second one when he runs against Obama. The man is smart.

    I think it is likely the ticket will be Gingrich for President and Mitt for VP.

    And for America's sake, given those who are running for the Republicans (those not running do not count!), that is a better bet for informed discussion of issues during the presidential run.

    Imagine Cain or Perry with Bachmann as their VP? Imagine the abysmal levels the debate will sink to?

    With Romney and Gingrich, it might be possible for a discussion of realistic alternatives, which I hope will help persuade voters to toss out a few Republican senators and congress representatives and give Obama a better crack in his second term.

    Oh, and remember: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.


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