30 December 2011

Of the 'Santorum Surge'
(and Gingrich Slide) in Iowa . . .

Some on the right have been pumping Rick Santorum relentlessly in the wake of Herman Cain's withdrawal from the GOP primary race. Now lo-and-behold, such new media bloggers can share much of the credit for the Pennsylvania Republican's unlikely rise in the Iowa polls over this last week, particularly those who got behind him early and/or put boots on the ground.

Sure do love his platform... as I do Bachmann's. But the problem is that this 'Santorum surge' is coming purely at Newt's expense- and a direct result of underhanded scumbag Mitt Romney and his ma$$ive war chest, training the heavy guns on Gingrich 24/7 in Iowa. Now it's rumored that Michele Bachmann's surprisingly vicious attacks upon Newt -while largely laying off Romney- means she's angling for a VP slot.

Seems to be going to evil plan for Mittens, with Newt taken down a few pegs by a fullisade of harsh, negative ads, suddenly he's out front in 'conservative' Iowa... with the only worse candidate than him -Ron Paul- right up top there 
with him... great!

This is precisely why I switched my support from Bachmann to Newt... she and Santorum lack the requisite skill set/political stature to beat Romney and Obama and then run the country, and to me backing such candidates at this point will only hand the nomination to Romney...  maybe the WH back to Obama, too. The 'anybody could beat Obama' argument is pure fantasy, the Dems still enjoy many advantages in the areas of organization and lack of scruples... and there's a large block of barnacles that will vote 'D' no matter what.

We are to pick a race horse here, that's a HUGE part of this- 

I don't think one can afford to be too fickle about the color, esp if you are advocating that we bet the fate of the USA on a lame, uncharismatic candidate like Santorum that got whipped by 20 lengths last time he hit the track... just because he ticks all the boxes.

Sure, I wish there was a bit more conservative candidate who could beat Obama and was qualified to be president... but there isn't, Newt Gingrich is simply as good as it gets for the GOP this round. He's still up 2.4% nationally, and can be expected to sweep the south from SC-on... riding that string of victories on to the nomination, imo.

You could do a lot worse, my fellow conservatives...

Newt in the Wall St Journal:  
'Reagan had the recipe for success, let's follow it'

Ronald Reagan's economic guru Art Laffer has endorsed Newt,  as well... calling him an  'amazing' man with a pure "Reagan-Kemp" economic plan. He went on to say that none of the other GOP candidates can hold a candle to  Gingrich's record of 'getting things done in Washington' :


Newt 2012  romney negative ads xxx   Gingrich Slide   Iowa

8 comments:

Jack Reynard said...

I predicted the Santorum surge and now looking at a nice profit if he gets it.

Mark Adams said...

Romney can take Iowa and NH.(even though Insider Advantage has Newt, Mitt and Paul tied at 17% in Iowa) Newts poll numbers in the big number state, Florida, a nearly 20% over Romney. Same with SC.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'm still standing back for now waiting for the dust to settle. The two people I don't like at all are Ron "Crazy" Paul and Mitt "Mittens" Romney.

Reaganite Republican said...

I just saw that Insider Advantage poll, posted it at Other McCain in the comments to counter the Santorum narrative a bit

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

I doubt winning Iowa will mean much. Could be wrong but their history doesn't predict success. The saddest thing is that real Conservatives, all the Tea Partiers didn't get behind Santorum immediately. Things would be different today if they had. We knew his history. We knew he was a true, assured Conservative. I think Bachmann was part of the problem, as it split those values voters, but the problem with her was a good one. Thing is, Republicans are not going to elect a woman at this time. There is little to take issue with Bachmann or Santorum, but Conservatives didn't make the move.

Reaganite Republican said...

I would sure agree on those two as least appealing, Odie

Reaganite Republican said...

I am not as impressed with Santorum, imo he lack presence and charisma

But I would have seen 'a woman' as a definite advantage simply in political terms... what a shame others wouldn't. But she made her own share of mistakes, too- not so professional a campaign, either... I would be afraid to put her up against Obama after the way her team has performed

Newt's the way to go, imo

Reaganite Republican said...

I am not as impressed with Santorum, imo he lack presence and charisma... he also got trounced last election and carries the stigma of a loser

But I would have seen 'a woman' as a definite advantage simply in political terms... what a shame others wouldn't. And she made her own share of mistakes, too- not so professional a campaign, either... I would be afraid to put her up against Obama after the way her team has performed... to me, she blew a nice lead for no real reason except Perry entering the race, and somehow couldn't capitalize on his collapse, either... weak!

Newt's the way to go for me

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