Is the 2012 GOP going to pull a 1964?

While I still expect Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee for president,  I have to admit that data such as this, from a recent Quinnipiac poll of registered Republican or Republican-leaning voters, give me pause:

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Three out of four believe it’s more important to nominate someone who shares their beliefs on the issues rather than someone capable of beating the hated Obama? At first, I thought that must be some anomaly, something gone awry with the polling. But I checked around and found a CBS poll that asked a similar question this month.

Again, “58 percent said they believe it’s more important to have a nominee who agrees with them on the issues than one who can beat Mr. Obama next year. Thirty-nine percent said the opposite.”

That’s not the 74-24 split reported in the Quinnipiac poll, but it’s still an overwhelming margin. It helps to explains why Karl Rove and others among the party’s Washington elite seem more and more frustrated by Romney’s inability to close the deal. It also explains why certain well-connected conservative columnists are becoming increasingly harsh in their attacks on Newt Gingrich (see here and here).

They fear, with good cause, that the GOP is at least open to another “Goldwater moment,” in which it selects a champion based on emotional resonance with the base rather than his chances of success come November. That’s the opening through which Gingrich hopes to wriggle. If you look at their records, he’s no more conservative than Romney. But he is better equipped, both emotionally and rhetorically, to give GOP voters the red meat that they crave.

– Jay Bookman

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Odis

November 29th, 2011
4:08 pm

Well let’s be truthful, it’s not like the republicans have any good choices for candidates any way you read the tea leaves.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
4:13 pm

Purity pledge.

jewcowboy

November 29th, 2011
4:15 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
4:16 pm

But Newt will destroy Obama in a debate {presuming the scoring is done by the right wingnut base only] :roll:

Jack

November 29th, 2011
4:21 pm

No one in their right mind is going to vote for Obama: especially if you own a business.

jewcowboy

November 29th, 2011
4:22 pm

“No one in their right mind is going to vote for Obama: especially if you own a business.”

Even Karl Rove puts Obama with at least 45% of the vote…against an unknown Republican candidate.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
4:24 pm

You base that on what Jack? Some facts? So you think anyone can beat Obama? :lol:

getalife

November 29th, 2011
4:25 pm

Great. Run newt.

Landslide for four more years.

They should take this loss better this time.

JamVet

November 29th, 2011
4:25 pm

From that WaPo link…

Gingrich’s serial adultery and his current hypocrisy suggest not a immoral man, but an amoral one. Rules, shame, punishment, consistency and transparency are abstractions for him, tools to be wielded against political opponents while his own supposed brilliance and patriotism exempt him from the standards that mere pols must follow. Really, is this a person whose values and judgment you’d trust to manage a charity or hold a leadership position in your church, let alone occupy the Oval Office?

Newt’s not gonna like the view from the back of the plane…

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:25 pm

Our family owns 2 businesses….and we’re voting Obama.

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:26 pm

Newt 2012
Holy Crap that’s Funny

jewcowboy

November 29th, 2011
4:29 pm

What about Santorum?

Santorum 2012: A frothy mix for America!

pogo

November 29th, 2011
4:30 pm

Who cares if your family owns two businesses Granny Gums?. The answer, nobody.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
4:32 pm

pogo is frothing for some denture gripe apparently or is it gummy gripes?

USMC

November 29th, 2011
4:34 pm

“Is the 2012 GOP going to pull a 1964?”–Jay Bookman

Pretty typical for Jay Bookman; Pure Bluster and weak-minded delusion. :-)

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:34 pm

pogo

Aren’t you just the sweetest little fella God ever put on this earth!

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
4:36 pm

Who cares if your family owns two businesses Granny Gums?

Spoken like a true W-2 nine to fiver.

Got envy?

Scooter

November 29th, 2011
4:38 pm

Four more years of blaming others for The Obama’s lack of leadership and experience?

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:38 pm

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
4:38 pm

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/11/29/obamas-job-approval-drops-below-carters
Your boy is really looking good right now! All he needs is Billy for his brother.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
4:39 pm

The GOP shall reap the Faux “news” that it has sown over the years. It couldn’t happen to a better bunch.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
4:41 pm

This is the third thread that you’ve spammed with that Obama v. Carter approval.

Too funny!

And desperate.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
4:42 pm

If Mitt could get SayRah to be his hail mary, would evangelicals come out and vote for him.

USinUK

November 29th, 2011
4:44 pm

“No one in their right mind is going to vote for Obama: especially if you own a business.”

okay, I’ll play.

why? and, please be specific and show your work.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
4:46 pm

Taxpayer, not if Gingrich taps into his Tiffany’s account first, he could “seduce” Snowbillie Snooki as the highest bidder. The real question is will she be willing to a VP candidate on another failing ticket? Oh wait, not “will” but “how much to be”

JamVet

November 29th, 2011
4:46 pm

No one in their very, very far right wing mind is going to vote for Obama.

BFD.

Right now, I doubt the cons could take 150 electoral college votes…

Obama must feel like Ronnie, laughing at the prospect of Walter Mondale as his competition…

pogo

November 29th, 2011
4:47 pm

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/28/bye-bye-berwick/

Another one of Obama’s socialist rats abandoning ship. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

And yes Granny, I have my moments!

Recon 0311 2533

November 29th, 2011
4:48 pm

With the economy barely sputtering along, high unemployment, an ever growing deficit and Obama’s low job approval numbers it would seem unlikely that he’ll win a second term but strange things can and do happen. I do believe the Republicans will hold on to the House and have a very good chance of controlling the Senate.

Jim

November 29th, 2011
4:48 pm

“Is the 2012 GOP going to pull a 1964?”–Jay Bookman
Pretty typical for Jay Bookman; Pure Bluster and weak-minded delusion.

thanks ISMC for making no sense again.

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:49 pm

pogo

not from were we sit…..

USinUK

November 29th, 2011
4:49 pm

“All he needs is Billy for his brother.”

hahahahaha … are you honestly comparing the GOP (very shallow) pool of candidates to Uncle Ronnie Ray-Gun?

saywhat?

November 29th, 2011
4:50 pm

Let them pull a 1964 in 2012, but better yet, here’s hoping they pull a combined 2002-2004 in 2012.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
4:50 pm

Ooooh, the Moonie Times.

Cool reference.

Thulsa Doom

November 29th, 2011
4:51 pm

Granny,

But meatloaf is good. My point is that obama wasn’t exactly poor. Its not as if the guy grew up in the projects and its well documented that he never really wanted for much. For someone to make it sound as if he came from a poor background would be quite a stretch. My family was low income also. Dad was enlisted e3 with 3 kids and a stay at home mom. Mom told me there were times when were tots that there wasn’t enough money for milk and bread at times. Even though we didn’t have much we as kids had no idea how little we had. Only later do we realize how little we had. Don’t go making fun of meatloaf though. Life is good for me now but I still love my meatloaf. Ramen noodles? Not so much.

saywhat?

November 29th, 2011
4:51 pm

OOPS! I meant 2006-2008. Doh!

M

November 29th, 2011
4:53 pm

I own a business that’s had its best three years ever under Obama, so I’m voting for him. Investing in the stock market right around the time of his inauguration has paid dividends as well.

Communists Unite

November 29th, 2011
4:54 pm

USMC @ 4-something pee em: “Pretty typical for Jay Bookman; Pure Bluster and weak-minded delusion.”

Keep believing that. Please. With a cherry on top. And convince your friends of same. K? Thanks much (eedyot).

Granny Godzilla

November 29th, 2011
4:54 pm

Thulsa

If you mean the kind of poor that Republicans think is poor – the Biafra
Sudan kind of poor you are correct he always had a meal – sometimes provided by food stamps.

But other than that you ignore reality.

He is the American Dream…and get’s your silly old goat don’t it!

Poverty envy – is that the new GOP trend or what?

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
4:55 pm

I see that Congress’s approval rating has jumped. It’s up to 12.3 percent. Ouch. Perhaps Boehner should think about actually doing something. Maybe pass some anti-abortion legislation or something defunding NPR or re-affirming current uncontested legislation, or more bigger tax cuts for the Koch crooks. You know, those little things that help put people to work. :lol:

ld

November 29th, 2011
4:57 pm

While I believe milk-toast Mitt will be the next GOP nominee….if wrong about Newt,

W/some glee, I will await the efforts of the right-wingers to defend the hypocracy of Newt, whilst he was in a positiion of considerable power and influence, yet leading the charge against another “doing” as the one he was condemning–and in the process also being stupid enough to be subject to potentital blackmail efforts.

I do not much care for the inept Obama; however, the Supreme Court is at issue and Roberts has proven the GOP is a disaster for individual liberty in any effort of the employee class of the masses vs. the power of money of the mega-rich investor class.

How many “good Christians” are going to want to stand strongly for Newt; how many are going to prefer to wait for the 2016 election and run themselves?

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
4:57 pm

No desperation here, I keep trying to get you Ostrich libs to at least acknowledge even 1 piece of negative news about your boy. At least cons are honest enough to make some concessions about their candidates.

Butch Cassidy

November 29th, 2011
5:00 pm

Jack – “No one in their right mind is going to vote for Obama: especially if you own a business.”

No one in their right mind is going to vote for Obama: especially if you own a business and hang on everyword that Hannity, Limbaugh and Boortz feed directly to your brain and convince you that despite record profits and a hugely successful stock market, Obama is bad for business and must go ASAP.

There Jack, fixed your typo. :)

Butch Cassidy

November 29th, 2011
5:03 pm

Ross Perot – “No desperation here, I keep trying to get you Ostrich libs to at least acknowledge even 1 piece of negative news about your boy.”

Okay, I think that Obama should have focused more attention on jobs and the economy instead of pushing the HCA during his first year. But then again, had he done so, we might actually have a stronger recovery, and I wouldn’t be privy to a plethora of witty names like Obozo, Oblahblah, Obozonomics and the like. Idiot Messiah – I put that shizz on everything! :)

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2011
5:06 pm

Doom — “My point is that obama wasn’t exactly poor.”

Punahou isn’t a ‘rich kids’ school. It’s a very, very good private school, but most kids go there on a scholarship. Hawaii’s got several extremely good private schools with very, very fat endowments, generally historically connected in some way with Hawaiian royalty (who, at least until their overthrow, technically owned all real estate in the entire island chain). Punahou, like Iolani and Kamehameha, benefits from an endowment stemming from that. That endowment is used to support and sustain the campus, and to defray costs for students who couldn’t afford to pay full tuition — which most Punahou students’ families can’t afford.

Competition is INTENSE in Hawaii to get into Punahou or Iolani (Kamehameha mainly services students of mostly Hawaiian blood and is generally considered the hardest to get into), not just for the quality of the education (which is very good) but for the quality of the connections you and your family will make. Lots of Punahou students have gone on to great things in many different fields, which is not a bad record for a private school in a relatively small state.

Check them out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punahou_School

Common Sense

November 29th, 2011
5:06 pm

So much worry on behalf of the democrats about the choice of the republicans. Especially when it is none of your business who they pick.

Democrats did not know who they would have on the top of the ticket until June of 2008. So if you are going to get involved when it is none of your business, you should at least wait until a few votes are cast.

Meanwhile, there is nothing in the works to strengthen tie economy, and it is indeed slowing down sharply. You best get busy trying to explain how what is happening has nothing to do with the person that has been POTUS for 3 years.

And that will take some serious work.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
5:07 pm

At least cons are honest enough to make some concessions about their candidates.

You mean like Cain’s all you can tweet supply of women troubles for only $9.99. Or perhaps you refer to Mitt’s Florida business, The Flip-Flop Shop where only every other pair will cost you. Or maybe Perry is who you query. He’s one mo mean mofo. You don’t wanna mess with him. Or perhaps you refer to the Newt. He’s a real hoot. Where else could you hope to find someone as diverse whether the topic be warming seats at the rear of the plane or how the south will finally win the war against northern aggression, he’s your man, and her man and hers and hers.

Jay

November 29th, 2011
5:08 pm

Truthbe:

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

Communists Unite

November 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

@ Common (Non)sense – true that Democrats didn’t know who their candidate would be in June of ‘08; however, it was clear that whoever it was (ie, Clinton or Obama), they’d be formidable. But ya can’t say that about Mitt the Twitt or the Newtser. You can, however, say this: 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Doggone/GA

November 29th, 2011
5:12 pm

“So much worry on behalf of the democrats about the choice of the republicans”

worry? Subsitute amusement for that word and you’ll be MUCH closer to the truth

Jimmy62

November 29th, 2011
5:13 pm

So are you going to apologize for all the times you said conservatives only care about beating Obama (and that they are racist because of it)?

Communists Unite: You remind me of the useful idiots that were the first ones Lenin and Castro killed once they came to power.

pogo

November 29th, 2011
5:17 pm

At this stage in his presidency, Obama’s performance approval numbers are now the lowest of any president in American history. Lower even than Jimmy Carter’s. As a human being, Obama may be a really nice guy (which I kind of doubt) but as a president, he has been a catastrophy. When he came into office he had no aspirations of actually having to lead and govern this country. He just wanted to (1) be the first black president and (2) try to make America as much like Europe as he could. Most of his promises in 08 turned out to be nothing but garbage, but man did he know his supporters. He could have told them that he was going to tear down the Whitehouse and build a brothel there and they would have still followed him because the average Obama voter wants as much from the government as they can get. They want the government to give them something which they won’t have to earn on their own and to let someone else pay for it and he, being the consumate Chicago politician, was glad to promise that to them in 08. No matter if he leaves in 2013 or 2017, Obama is going to leave this country in economic shambles.

Doggone/GA

November 29th, 2011
5:18 pm

“So are you going to apologize for all the times you said conservatives only care about beating Obama”

Why should he?

“Well that is true, [making Obama a one-term President is] my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.”
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/sen-mcconnell-making-obama-a-one-term-president-is-my-single-most-important-political-goal/

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2011
5:23 pm

pogo — “He could have told them that he was going to tear down the Whitehouse and build a brothel there and they would have still followed him because the average Obama voter wants as much from the government as they can get. They want the government to give them something which they won’t have to earn on their own and to let someone else pay for it ”

Not intended to be true statements.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
5:24 pm

How does that 12.3% (up from 11.3%) Congressional approval rating compare with historical levels. Is that Republican scorched earth policy — i.e, the take out Obama no matter the cost policy — still working for ya.

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
5:27 pm

Cain’s cooked. Assuming not all of the women are lying, (lol) the mere thought that he had the ba!!s to give it a try and hope people would look past it is offensive in itself to me. Newt has had his foibles but unfortunately I think he has the best chance to work with both sides to get things done and has some good ideas especially on immigration. Romney does what is politically expedient. He is gambling on holding the center and force the far right to hold their nose and pull for him. Unfortunately, Huntsmen is probably the smartest on foreign affairs,pure as a preachers sheets and doesn’t stand a prayer. The intriguing part is how many people, like myself, could look past Newt’s past and pull the lever in hopes of getting things done to get the country moving in a positive direction again?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
5:27 pm

I thought we already had a wh@rehouse in DC called Congress.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
5:33 pm

So much worry on behalf of the democrats about the choice of the republicans. Especially when it is none of your business who they pick.

Sorry, sport.

Georgia’s Republican primary is open to anyone regardless of political affiliation

granny godzilla

November 29th, 2011
5:41 pm

‘Member Operation Chaos?

We could play that game too.

Vote Newt in the Georgia Republican Primary!

I’d have to shower afterwards.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
5:43 pm

eeeewwwwww…. I never even voted for Newt when he was my congressman. Granny, you may want to consider a skin peel to remove that kind of stank.

Thomas

November 29th, 2011
5:44 pm

Granny- you led so I would like to know what are the businesses, top and bottom line revenue, and number of employees. Out of no less than 20 or business owners with top lines ranging from 500k to 100 million I have not spoken to any Obama supporters. Correspondingly, very few are express any excitement over the Republican nominees.

Anywho- your right to privacy.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
5:47 pm

Out of no less than 20 or business owners with top lines ranging from 500k to 100 million I have not spoken to any Obama supporters.

It was just the other day when I was standing in line at Whole Foods….

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
5:47 pm

And Thomas moves the goalposts across the field.

DH-ATL

November 29th, 2011
5:47 pm

Why would anybody who owns a business (I do) vote for an obstructionist party bent on ruining the economy for their own political gain?– The republicans really are bordering on treasonous with their do nothing to make things better 2012 strategy–

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
5:48 pm

Obama spent his birthday with Oprah while his
family was in Spain and Newt gets called out for
his peccadilloes.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
5:50 pm

No one on this candidate list is a Barry Goldwater although
He probably outsexed them all combined.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
5:53 pm

What is a sock pocket?

bman

November 29th, 2011
5:54 pm

“Out of no less than 20 or business owners with top lines ranging from 500k to 100 million I have not spoken to any Obama supporters.”

I know quite a few business owners, too. I have yet to find one who is for Obama.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
5:57 pm

bman, Thomas, who do the business owners support?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 29th, 2011
5:57 pm

Well, all this talk about Romney and Newt and nary a word about poor old Herman. Herman’s been done in by a bunch of Delilahs that couldn’t keep their hands off of him. Looks like they finally got him. Heck, even I’m smart enough to know that if you fool around with 8 or 10 women one of them’s bound to tell.

I’m old enough to remember the race in 1964. It sure did make conservatives feel good to hear Goldwater talk the tough conservative line. Election night, not so much. I never saw anybody beat that bad since old Mr. Perkins caught Elmer Pearsall looking into the girls toilet through a peephole. But then I can just see the election ads now if Newt gets the nomination. The camera zooms in on a woman in a hospital bed and a voice starts speaking about how Newt will divorce the voters too once he gets elected.

I reckon I can stand four more years of Obama. What I can’t stand is seeing No. 1 Foxy Lady get on here and tell us all to . . . well, you know. Have a good night everybody.

JamVet

November 29th, 2011
5:57 pm

frog, I believe it is akin to a hot puppet.

This forum is sometimes as scintillating as a Chamber of Commerce networking event…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3g_c8QUas

F. Sinkwich

November 29th, 2011
6:00 pm

“Obozo-lite” is not an option. This great country needs a true conservative as president in 2012 or our exceptionalism is doomed, as well as our economy.

Sean Smith

November 29th, 2011
6:00 pm

So if through some miracle Newt wins, the next First Lady would be the Adulterous Slut who broke up Newts Marriage. Just love the Republican family values.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
6:00 pm

I guess being a smart ass is better than proving themself a dumbass… Thomas you do know that not everyone who comes to your KidsRKids is a business owner right?

In my experience there are a good number of people in GA who would vote for Obama but because of the fanatical wingnuts and crazies in this state, they usually don’t discuss with the rabid crazies their voting preferences. Biting your tongue because you realize the other person is a crazed wingnut should not be assumed to be support for Republicans. Voting is a private matter and many smart business people don’t discuss these matters in every situation.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
6:01 pm

JamVet, Thanks. the transmogrification confused me.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
6:03 pm

Keep, I think bman and Thomas were at a Republican fundraiser…

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
6:04 pm

Lib ilk alert!

bman

November 29th, 2011
6:06 pm

frog .. .. lol – I swear that out of all of the business owners I have talked to, not one has said who they support. The “talk” never gets past Obama. The ones I have talked to have a feeling of serious disdain for Obama. I have never asked “who” they support. In my line of business, I try not to offend anyone about anything.

carlosgvv

November 29th, 2011
6:07 pm

The only thing we can say for certain at this time is that the campaign will be more negative than ever. If Ginrich gets the nomination, the campaing will strongly resemble a mud wrestling match. Just what you would expect from an increasingly dumbed down America.

bman

November 29th, 2011
6:09 pm

frog .. .. I have never been to a republican or democratic fundraiser lol…I’m just answering the question that you asked.

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
6:09 pm

It’s the do nothing Senate who are the real obstructionists. Obama even screwed up his leg tingling sessions with Chris Matthews. But hey, at least his Obamacare has been a smashing success.

Soothsayer

November 29th, 2011
6:10 pm

The thing that really troubles me about ol’ Newt getting in the White House is the fact that they’ll have to widen all the doors for him to get through. One, on account of his oversized head, and two on account of his oversized ego.

granny godzilla

November 29th, 2011
6:11 pm

Ross,

Can I call you Ross?

Ross, you said,

“The intriguing part is how many people, like myself, could look past Newt’s past and pull the lever in hopes of getting things done to get the country moving in a positive direction again?”

Except for the proper name “Newt”, I suspect all Americans agree with that sentiment.

Our government will never truly change until the “We the People” change.

My judgement is that Former Speaker Gingrich is not the person to get things moving or even know the correct direction.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2011
6:14 pm

frog, could be….. Of course that “sample” may not even be reflective of the proclaimed voting preferences.

bman, I have been at a number of meetings where there have been gripes with government and a number of people blaming Obama….but if you pay close attention, you’ll likely see a few with gripes keeping very quiet when the rabid crazies go at it. They know who controls this state politically at this point. Silence should not be mistaken for support. I can assure you in my case it is not. I even frame my arguments incorporate some of their statements when it helps meet the objective.

barking frog

November 29th, 2011
6:14 pm

I really think Romney and Obama will be the candidates and
both being squeaky clean will conduct a fairly positive campaign
but I think it will be the most expensive election that may ever be
conducted. both will spread money like honey on biscuits and
it has already begun..

Soothsayer

November 29th, 2011
6:17 pm

The real problem the Republicans have is that they are no longer a party with any mass appeal short of the foaming-at-the-mouth, talk radio, low information, uneducated, nut-case, militia hate types.

They no longer have any broad support among Americans. And, I think that’s why they have such a dearth of candidates. Why jump through all of those hoops when you really don’t have any chance of being elected anyway?

Contrary to what some people may think, the American People — in toto — are not stupid. They know that Obama inherited a train wreck. They know that the Republicans are obstructionists and bigots. They know that they are corporate shills.

And, most importantly, they realize that voting for a Republican will likely make things worse rather than better.

bman

November 29th, 2011
6:23 pm

Keep .. .. i have not been to any meetings of any kind. Everyone I have talked to has sorta been a 1 on 1 kind of thing. Most times, I just ask “how’s business?” or how’s everything going.

I’m not saying that’s the national mood of business owners. I’m only stating the people I have talked with and their feelings on the subject.

granny godzilla

November 29th, 2011
6:23 pm

Thomas

We own GE, Viacom, Halliburton, Xe, Starbucks, White Castle, 10 Senators, 3 Supreme Court Justices, Hanes Her Way and 12 full place settings of Fiestaware in candy apple red – the oval plates and au gratins.

Just kidding.

We are small business owners.

You HAVE heard of small business owners? We are the backbone of this country.

I understand there is some confusion about what a small business really is. That’s us. We’re it.

My pop would never have let a hedge fund manager stick so much as a toe
in the gene pool he got from his folks…..

bman

November 29th, 2011
6:26 pm

Newt is the kind of candidate that most people won’t support publicly. Once in the voting booth, many probably would.

jconservative

November 29th, 2011
6:28 pm

“Is the 2012 GOP going to pull a 1964?”

Yep.

kayaker 71

November 29th, 2011
6:29 pm

Things were much different in 1964 than they are today. Bookman is spouting some liberal spin that will demonize any Repub candidate. LBJ won 61% of the popular vote. Bozo couldn’t win 61% of the popular vote if you cannonized him and made him the Saint that he really believes that he is. Rasmussen today…. only 21% of he electorate strongly approve of this clown. Does that sound like a 61% plurality? And don’t forget that close to 70% of the electorate believes that the country is headed in the right direction. Again, does that sound like a 61% plurality? As Granny would say…. pffile.

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
6:29 pm

Granny, you’re opinion is duly noted. Surely our differences of opinion stem from what we each envision the function of the federal goverment should be, and the accountability of the elected officials on handling our money and social programs.

kayaker 71

November 29th, 2011
6:30 pm

Make that the wrong direction. Have to proof read a little more carefully.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
6:31 pm

Oooooh, the daily Ragamuffin report.

Cool beans!

Soothsayer

November 29th, 2011
6:34 pm

JamVet

November 29th, 2011
6:41 pm

Poor Herman and Newt.

It seems like just yesterday we were all laughing at Donald Hairdo’s threat to get into the race.

I think the GOP may be suffering from terminal Bush-fallout-disease…

Ross Perot

November 29th, 2011
6:45 pm

foaming-at-the-mouth, talk radio, low information, uneducated, nut-case, militia hate types,They know that the Republicans are obstructionists and bigots. They know that they are corporate shills.
A paraphrase from your liberal stereotyping spokesperson Douchetaster..er Soothsayer. And I thought liberals were supposed to be the party of acceptance and civility.

Soothsayer

November 29th, 2011
6:50 pm

“A paraphrase from your liberal stereotyping spokesperson Douchetaster..er Soothsayer. And I thought liberals were supposed to be the party of acceptance and civility.”

Ross: I have to admit that’s pretty funny. But too easy.

Try this: Here’s why Soothsayer is wrong:

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No, I didn’t think so.

Kamchak

November 29th, 2011
6:51 pm

A paraphrase from your liberal stereotyping spokesperson Douchetaster..er Soothsayer.

Looks like Sooth touched a nerve….

Schrodinger's cat

November 29th, 2011
6:52 pm

“be careful what you wish for”……comes to mind
Newt could be a heck of a contender …Newt/Paul 2012?

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2011
6:54 pm

Perot,

Don’t you have a flight to catch.