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Florida Primary Results

Down to four candidates and across the line where a new entrant into the GOP nomination race is mathematically useless, the Florida primaries come to a close tonight.Mitt Romney came on strong last week and re-took the Florida lead in the polls. Exit polling is showing him strong as well .

Ron Paul didn’t bother to campaign in Florida and has elected himself out of the news for that two week cycle.

So now we just wait on results and see how Floridians viewed the candidates.

Primary Results

Precincts Reporting: 95% – updated 10:50p 

Mitt Romney:     46.4%

Newt Gingrich: 31.9%

Rick Santorum:  13.4%

Ron Paul:             7%

 

Live Blog

  • Polls close at 8pm eastern
  • 6:45p CDN calls it for Mitt.. 
  • 8:pm Everyone else calls it for Romney, Gingrich second, Santorum third and Paul last.. surprise.
  • 11p: yeah .. nothing’s changed

Gingrich Security Stomps Toes Of Voter – Literally

Photo Credit: Matt Rouke/AP

At Newt Gingrich’s first campaign event of the day in Florida, the lack of class and character of Newt’s security team was on display.

Eddie Dillard, a Florida resident decided to stand outside his precinct with a Ron Paul sign and his Ron Paul T-shirt to give his candidate some advertising.  All was well until the Gingrich bus pulled in.  Chris Moody of Yahoo! News’ “The Ticket” provided an account of what transpired:

When Gingrich’s bus pulled up, Dillard stood silently holding his sign and watched the news-media horde swamp the candidate. Gingrich stepped down from the bus and made a beeline for Dillard. He stopped in front of Dillard and his sign and parked himself for a round of handshaking and pictures with voters. The placement couldn’t have been worse.There was Gingrich, standing with his wife Callista at their first event of the day, and a giant Ron Paul sign floated inches from their crowns.

Noticing the awkward optics, Gingrich aides and security personnel swarmed Dillard, trying to intimidate him into moving. One of Gingrich’s security agents stepped in front of him. When Dillard didn’t budge, the agent lifted his heeled shoe over Dillard’s bare foot and dug the back of it into his skin, twisting it side-to-side like he was stomping out a cigarette. Shocked, Dillard kept his ground and took a picture of the agent with his phone, which was quickly knocked out of his hand. Dillard slipped off his flip-flop to pick up the phone with his foot, and a Gingrich supporter kicked the sandal away.

“Don’t kick me!” Dillard said to the man who knocked away his sandal. More members of Gingrich’s security retinue approached, shoving their shoulders and chests in front of him.

“Just block him!” a Gingrich campaign aide said. “Everyone step on his toes!”

This is not the first incident involving a member of Newt Gingrich’s security team.  Earlier in January, a member of Newt’s detail assaulted Adam Kokesh as he was filming in a public parking lot in New Hampshire – an incident which warranted a criminal complaint filed by Mr. Kokesh.

We will continue to monitor the situation and see if Mr. Gingrich provides an apology to Mr. Dillard, or if any action is taken against the security team.

 

New Episode of Married To The Game: Be Nice To Each Other, And Make Mitt Romney Work For The Conservative Vote

Tonight, on Married to the Game, we’ll be talking about, you guessed it…. The 2012 Republican Primary.  More importantly, we’ll also be discussing how we, as voters, have been treating each other.  Spoiler alert:  These politicians WORK FOR US.  We are friends and family, and they are our employees.  There is no reason we should tear each other down to build one of these politicians up.

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The Left Loves Newt Gingrich

Remember when we used to say “don’t let the media choose our candidate”? Well, they are, and they’ve convinced large numbers of Republican primary voters to do their bidding.

From this an interview with George Soros, courtesy of Breitbart.TV:

… if you have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum, in which case I think it will make a big difference, which of the two comes in. If it’s between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference, except for the crowd they bring with them …

Why would Soros point out something which many conservatives instinctively believe? For the reaction! He wants conservatives to jump out of their seats and shout “See, I told you so! Newt’s a real conservative and Romney’s just another Obama! Even George Soros says so!”, which some of you undoubtedly did just now.

George Soros is a skillful manipulator. He knows how some Republican voters will react to his statement: Greater approval for Newt Gingrich (or Rick Santorum).

Then there’s this tired repeat of an old accusation by Nancy Pelosi:

There’s something I know (about Gingrich)… the Republicans, if they choose to nominate him, that’s their prerogative…

Pelosi, like Soros, knows how she is perceived by the right: As an instigator. Why would she drop this “tidbit” (which is probably a bluff) again? Because she knows what the Republican reaction will be: An immediate defense of Newt from loathsome Nancy Pelosi. The last time she did it, Newt’s response to her allegation was a memorable throwing down of his gauntlet. Giving Gingrich an opportunity to make such a spectacular riposte was not a misstep on Nancy’s part- her statement was calculated to give him such an opportunity!

Speaking of opportunities given to Gingrich to render a memorably grandiose defense: The CNN debate, where John King opened with his tawdry question about the Marianne Gingrich interview. Does the reader honestly believe that liberal news outlets don’t think ahead before taking an action? This question was planned in advance, to capitalize on Gingrich’s speaking ability and give him an “easy win” to attract support from the audience.

You see, liberals have gained dominance through manipulation. The leaders of the leftist movement- the head honchos of liberal media outlets, the well-known bombthrowers like Pelosi, the cloak-and-dagger operatives like Soros- have succeeded because they manipulate voters. This includes manipulating Republican voters.

So why would these figures want to engender greater support for Newt Gingrich? Simple: Because he can’t win in November! These people want Republican voters to choose a candidate who can be beaten by Obama. They know Gingrich will eventually embarass the party as he did before, and make their future victories easier.

And for those who salivate over the prospect of an epic Obama/Gingrich debate: There will be no Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between the two men. There will be no long series of twice-per-week prime time debates. Obama will avoid debating Gingrich, and Gingrich will be deprived of his one-trick campaign pony.

Every one of us involved in this process has implored others, at one point or another, to “not let the liberals choose our candidate”. That is exactly what the liberal establishment is doing now.

And they are succeeding.

Mitchell & Ray – 1/26 – SOTU and Stupid Conservatives

When: Thursday, January 26th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where:Streaming Internet Radio

What: Join independent political commentators Michelle Ray and Rich Mitchell as they discuss the issues impacting Americans.

 

Tonight: SOTU, Stupid Conservatives, the Candidate-Go-Round, Debt ..Ceiling? and Military Cuts.

 

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Why obama is Toast


This just in from the Associated Press:

The Commerce Department said Thursday new-home sales fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold in a healthy economy.

About 302,000 homes were sold last year. That’s less than the 323,000 sold in 2010, making 2011 the worst year on records dating back to 1963.

http://news.yahoo.com/home-purchases-fall-2011-worst-ever-sales-152515874.html

This doesn’t bode well for the current White House occupant, who’s staking his re-election on a two pronged strategy of attacking Republicans and spinning the impression that, thanks to his policies, America’s economy is on the right track and on the road to recovery.

Numbers like these certainly won’t help him implement the second portion of this strategy. If the trend is up, as the White House, their surrogates in the “progressive” Democratic Party and the “progressive” Party Pravda keep telling us, why were there fewer new homes sold in 2011 than in 2010?

This speaks to the bigger reason why occupy Oval Office’s re-election changes are diminishing. People in America are not as stupid as the self appointed, self-imagined “intellectual elite” believe them to be.

Just because a bunch of self interested, self seeking snobs with highfalutin college degrees thumbtacked to their office walls altered the variables in the equation by which inflation rates are calculated doesn’t mean that people can’t and won’t see the truth. Bureaucrats in government can release all the doctored numbers it’s possible to cipher, desperately trying to convince people to deny their own cognitive abilities and take what they’re being told at face value…that there is no inflation. I guess them there fancy pants geniuses with them there Ivy League deeeegreeeees truly believe that average people, Joe and Josie six pack if you will, don’t see the cost of gasoline and food going up when they fill up their cars and go to the grocery store.

The “intellectual elite” keep trying to convince those dummies populating fly over America that thanks to massive big government spending and increased regulation through the stimulus, Dodd/Frank, and obamacare, unemployment numbers are going down and people are finding jobs. If you just happen to be one of the millions of folks who can’t find a job, haven’t been able to find a job after months or years of searching, live with someone who’s experiencing the same dilemma or hear from someone who just lost the good paying job with benefits they’d had for years, you’re absolutely, positively, definitely the exception to the rule.

The economic crash of 2008 was the direct result of the failed leadership of George W. Bush and failed Republican policies. The Tea Party is Astroturf. Tea Partiers are violent, extreme racists. The Tea Party spit on us. Occupy Wall Street is legitimate. Occupy Wall Street is a spontaneous grassroots movement. Newt Gingrich can’t win a general election. Mitt Romney’s a part of the isolated, evil rich 1%. Rick Santorum has no chance.

There’s no doubt about it. We have spoken, you will believe. The world’s a safer place! The world’s impression of the United States is better now that we’re in charge! America’s more respected now! Believe us…trust us…we’re the smart ones (read: not you). Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ!

Oh brother.

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Newt Lied During CNN Debate

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Newt Gingrich

CNN's John King

In the CNN GOP debate, and post-debate interview, when moderator John King asked candidate Newt Gingrich about the allegation made by his second ex-wife in an ABC News interview, Newt stated he offered several individuals to refute her claims.   ….Now we know that may not be the case.  According to a Gingrich staffer, Newt only offered his daughters from his first marriage.

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CNN’s John King reports below:

January 26th 8pm CNN Republican Debate

Tonight at 8pm eastern, CNN will host the last debate before the Republican primary in Florida.

Rasmussen Reports released a new poll that shows that Mitt Romney has re-taken a slight lead in Florida after having been behind Newt Gingrich for the last week.

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are polling well back at 9% and 11% respectively.

Rep. Paul has decided to skip the Sunshine State to focus on smaller markets with larger pools of independent voters and is expected to do poorly in Florida.

Where to Watch:

Television: CNN

Internet Live Stream: CNN.com/live and CDN once available.

 

Extremist History in the Defense of Liberty

George Washington, the father of our country was considered a dangerous extremist and a harbinger of malicious attitudes that challenged the status quo and American power brokers beholden to the British government.  Other founding fathers of our nation were also placed in that same angry boiling pot of dangerous anarchy.

So you have to pardon those supporters of New Gingrich for not being intimidated by the naysayers who had anointed Mitt Romney by liberal political pundits and party leaders their status quo choice.

Many in the GOP power circles had already prepared Romney a seat at the general election debate table with President Obama.  Yet, something happened on the way to the nomination that gummed up the works a bit.  It is called voters angry and tired of being angry and tired.  After all, was it not up to the voter to determine who should represent them?  Well, sometimes the obvious creates a voter eruption.

Voters did not listen to those political pundits who labeled Newt a verbal extremist because he dared speak the truth and used history as a guide  as political currency, while Romney relied on his wealth and the assurances of party leaders.

Well sometimes it comes to a point when American democracy just has to show its face.  The voters took hold and told the self anointed party and pundit mouthpieces that it is not extreme to select a person who speaks the language of  mainstream America. They reminded these blinded-sided political deal makers that it is indeed they, not the deal makers that still pull the election levers for their leaders.

Sounds extreme? 

Let’s take a short but brisk walk down memory lane and take a quick look at those dangerous extremists that were the founding fathers that history slackers always seem to be so dismissive of Newt for always harkening back to.  After all Newt was an exceptional history professor before he even set foot in the nation‘s capitol. And yes again, it is Dr. Newt Gingrich, who first received his Ph.D. from Tulane University before going on to West Georgia College to teach history.

Many non-historians may not remember their history lessons concerning the Stamp Act, Sugar Act or the Tea Act.  Each one was increasingly odorous to the American colonists, because they represented an increasing burden being unfairly and unjustly placed upon the American Colonists.  And with the adoption of each nefarious action, the British government claimed it was in the “best interests of the colonists,” because after all, who would know better than the British government.

Well, those doggone right-wing extremists known in the day as the Sons of Liberty thought differently.  Over time, they recruited leaders and common folk who were simply good and tired of being led by their nose by American colonial leaders who were out of touch and a British government that was overreaching.

So there they went, the Sons of Liberty and soon the Committees of Correspondence that joined in, doing that extremist thing, called standing up for personal freedoms and calling for the removal of the government that embraced the status quo.

Well, fast forward to South Carolina’s primary victory this past weekend, where former speaker Dr. Newt Gingrich out maneuvered a well-heeled establishment machine that was out of touch with the voters.  Or as former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum put it, “Newt kicked butt!”

So there we have it, a history professor, who was a former U.S. Speaker of the House, and now is a current U.S. Presidential candidate doing exactly the same thing that our nation’s founding fathers Samuel Addams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington did. He is using the lessons of history as a tool to help guide and inform Americans of the dangerous course we are on.

Is that extremism, well consider President George Washington’s words, “If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

South Carolina voters decided that extremist history in the defense of liberty offered by a man of vision who actually has a proven track record of a balanced budget, welfare reform among other notable achievements was worth voting for.

You make the decision Florida voters, whether the status quo is worth it!

Angry Newt?

A consensus seems to have been reached across the network/cable/dish television sphere that Newt Gingrich’s unexpected success in the South Carolina primary was due to his being angry at and telling off members of the “elite media” during the two South Carolina GOP Debates.

The “elite media”? What the heck is the “elite media”? Does that include CNN, who intentionally used subconscious visual and verbal propaganda, consistently and repeatedly trying to tie the GOP to the south? (Read: Forget American history, the GOP is the racist Party) However, I digress.

While its true that there was a very strong element of displeasure within the former Speaker’s replies to Juan Williams of FOX News and especially CNN’s John King, this observation misses the true, underlying reason for Gingrich’s sudden surge in popularity.

Consider South Carolina. They had a big Tea Party victory in 2010 with the election of Nikki Haley as Governor. Then, Governor Haley endorsed Mitt Romney, the GOP establishment’s candidate. Factor in Romney’s inexplicable failure to answer questions he should have seen coming years ago and you begin to get an idea of what happened.

The main reason Newt Gingrich surged in South Carolina, and is now surging in Florida is his ability to articulate the difference between the Conservative and “progressive” visions for America.

The American idea, the shot heard round the world, is that We The People can govern ourselves. By the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God we are entitled, by virtue of our humanity, to the maximum amount of Individual Liberties consistent with law and order, and to the Right of private ownership, not the least of which is the Right to own and decide for ourselves. These Liberties and Rights are to be equally protected by a Constitutionally limited, representative government that derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. This is a distinctly exceptional American idea.

The “progressive” idea is that an all-powerful centrally planned government, with extreme hostility towards private ownership, forces redistribution of wealth through “progressive” policies in the name of social or economic “justice”. In order to ensure “fairness”, an oligarchy of self-imagined, self appointed ”intellectual elite” must be responsible for controlling businesses, industries and “the masses”, who’re incapable of governing themselves. This idea came to America from Britain’s Fabian Socialists and Germany’s Frankfurt School. This is a European idea, not an American one.

There’s a palpable hunger in America for a return to the original intent and First Principles of our Founding Fathers. Why else do you think the Tea Party exists? Or are you one of those unfortunate souls who swallowed the “because they’re racists and can’t stand having a black President” lie hook, line and sinker?

Republicans and Democrats who seek to maintain the status quo better respect the Tea Party. We surround you.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/angry-newt/

NBC Republican Debate January 23rd 9pm [full video and poll]

It wouldn’t be the 2012 Presidential campaign season without another GOP debate and NBC has come to the rescue.

Tonight at 9pm Eastern, NBC will hold the next in a series of Republican candidate debates which will include Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

Expect the debate to be the Mitt and Newt show – trading barbs on what has or hasn’t been released and who’s the better Conservative.

Taking into consideration Mitt Romney’s announcement to reporters shortly after conceding the landslide loss in South  Carolina, he is widely expected to lash out at Newt in the debate tonight. Mitt will likely demand Newt’s contract from Freddie Mac and other artifacts in an attempt to damage Gingrich’s rising favor with the electorate.

Rick Santorum was crowned the winner of the Iowa Caucuses, but hasn’t shown strongly in the two primaries that followed. His standings in the most recent national poll give little reason for any of the candidates or the moderators to aim questions and/or comments at him.

Ron Paul will likely stick to talking about financial bubbles and his non-interventionism foreign policy. Rep. Paul is the only remaining candidate not to have won in a primary or caucus. That, along with his disappointing results in South Carolina faltering national poll numbers may see another debate where Paul is less-involved than his fans would like.

Video:

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Who Won Poll:

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Why Newt Appeals to Americans

Newt Gingrich is beginning to soar in the polls for many reasons. He is clearly the leader in the debates, which are really question and answer forums, for the Republican nomination. This is decidedly a factor in his popularity among those people who watch them.

His assault on the media’s hypocrisy concerning how they treat Democrats as opposed to Republicans is something to which people are drawn. This is something which people have been talking about for years and have not been able to do anything about beyond turning off the MSM news programs. Newt is getting back at the press for the duplicity of the press, a business protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in order to protect the right of the people to get the facts about what is going on in our government without government interference. The people of the USA know the media isn’t doing their job and they know the media has become an opinion generating machine for the Democratic Party.

People are angry. People are fuming at the President, at Congress and at the way their freedoms are being whittled away incrementally. They are angry at SCOTUS for legislating from the Bench. People are tired of being dictated to, of having their elections overturned by activist judges who are not elected.

But there is something much more subtle about his popularity that stems from this anger: it’s the way his vicious attacks on President (and I use that word loosely) Obama are seen by citizens. Newt is the only candidate to not only go after the media and the government, but he unequivocally goes after Obama in a way that people can’t. Common citizens, (actually, we’re subjects now,) are not allowed to vent the anger we feel openly in a public forum against the President and what he’s doing to our country without the old RACIST label being attached to them. People want to beat someone up for all the draconian actions this government, especially Obama, have taken against WE THE PEOPLE. The anger runs deep and it is frustrating to the people of this country to not be able to physically take their anger out on someone. It is not only pleasing to people that Newt is harassing the press, but that he is aggressively beating Obama’s policies to a pulp and it’s satisfying to those who can’t get up on a stage and speak their minds. The fact that firearm sales have skyrocketed is indicative of people’s fears and anger. People are ready to fight in the streets to protect the Constitution of the United States. Newt appears to be doing this for them in a verbal barrage calling legislatures, and the press, on their inequities.

This is probably the most important election we’re going to have as a country since the Constitution was adopted by the original Thirteen States. The Civil War elections weren’t even as important because that didn’t decide which direction our country would take on so many different levels of political tangents. Lincoln had to contend with the split of the country and yes, it was a Constitutional Crisis but he didn’t have to be concerned about massive government spending, Social Security, Welfare, wars in several different countries waged by a small number of American volunteers or any of the other issues we as Americans face today. The most important of the issues we are facing is whether or not we’re to remain a country that practices Free Market Capitalism or become a full blown Marxist state using fascism first, and gradually leading to communism. And Newt isn’t afraid to bring this argument to the debates right now, or those in the future with Obama.
Newt is fulfilling a psychological need of the general populace in this country. And people trust him to continue if he’s eventually elected as the nominee for President of the USA by the rank and file GOP. After all, after Saturday, January 22nd, 2012, there are still 47 states to vote in the primaries. People see Newt as having the brass balls they want the GOP nominee to have and they have not seen this kind of truthfulness or aggression since Reagan.

Oh, wait, is that 54 states?

We're Mad too Newt!!

Newt Gingrich may be successfully channeling the energy of  Eddie Chiles’ “I’m mad too!” to relate to the Republican electorate.

Frustrated with a sour economic outlook, skyrocketing spending and an over-reaching government, Chiles did a series of Conservative radio commentaries in the late 70’s and early 80’s that resulted in the now famous buttons and bumper-stickers:

Announcer: Are you mad today, Eddie Chiles?

Eddie Chiles: Yes I’m mad. I’m sad for the Americans who are trying to raise a family and trying to buy a home when the liberals in Washington are spending more and more to destroy the American dream. You get mad, too.

For the very first question at Thursday night’s CNN republican candidate debate, John King chose a personal question about the end of Newt’s marriage to Marrianne and the interview she had just given to ABC. Newt’s response was unbridled anger that the journalist was more concerned about a decade old event than the real unemployment picture, massive spending and dysfunctional policies of the current administration – things voters actually care about.

Some saw the incident as Newt being sanctimonious, better-than-thou or grandiose – but didn’t he say to the media what we’ve all been dying to say for so long? If you heard the crowd’s response to how Gingrich handled the question – South Carolina sounded very much like they agreed with the speaker – we’re tired of the media picking our candidates.

ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post .. the list goes on of media outlets that give little attention to the failed policies of liberal democrats, but they are all too quick to jump on a divorce that happened over a decade ago. It has been reported that ABC had been working for weeks to get the interview with Newt’s ex-wife.

Where is the interview with President Obama or the State Department on their irresponsible decision to deny TransCanada the right to build an incredibly beneficial pipeline across the United States? A decision that will likely result in a ton of inexpensive energy going to Asia instead of the United States. Energy prices will “necessarily skyrocket”.

Where is the presser where a New York Times reporter asks Obama how it is that after all the effort, loan guarantees and good-will that the Obama administration has given Brazil , China gets the jump on the amazing amount of oil that will come out of that South American country?

Where is the expose on Barack Obama’s war on domestic energy while appeasing the Taliban?

The media is making a huge deal over Romney’s hesitation to release his tax records, something that will become public record at some point anyway. Where is the pressure for the President to release his college transcripts?

The assault on Republicans (those Conservative and otherwise) while leaving Democrats unscathed is hypocritical at best and dishonest at worst – and we’re not going to take it anymore.

  • Romney: Caymans, tax records, Bain, Mormanism
  • Gingrich: divorces, affairs, ethics fine, ad with Pelosi
  • Obama: …

Newt is more in touch with the frustration that Conservatives have felt for way too long than any of the other candidates. Sure, it’s raw emotion – passion even. Something the other candidates struggle to emit.

Conservatives are frustrated with the Senate’s failure to produce a single budget, the government’s inability to reign in spending, the embarrassing handling of Egypt, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, no answers immigration…

The right is utterly pissed-off at the use of executive orders and regulatory over-reach to force tax payers to fund “the pill” for anyone that wants it, kill the domestic energy industry, funnel money to green-energy boondoggles and crush companies like Boeing unless then bend to the will of big labor.

Newt’s man-handling of John King, who looked like a school boy being read the riot act by his father, was an embodiment of what we’d all like to do – call out the liars, the cheats, the thieves and hypocrites for what they are. It was a visual metaphor symbolizing the Conservative desire to stand up to the establishment and tell them “You should be ashamed of yourselves!!”

Newt’s emotion may be just the thing to re-electrify Republicans into believing that their voices and their votes actually matter.

2012 GOP Presidential Nomination: And Then there Were Three.

Very soon, the 2012 GOP Presidential candidate field will be whittled down to the final three candidates. Substance is quickly winning out over rhetoric, as numerous GOP presidential hopefuls have dropped like flies as the tour headed into the very important primary states of South Carolina and Florida. So much for the money-grubbing, irrelevant media circuses of Iowa and New Hampshire. As the younger generation likes to say, “It’s game on” in the battle to represent conservative Americans in 2013 and beyond as the next president of the United States of America.

Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race this week and gave one of the most heart-wrenching, eye-opening, intense speeches to ever be given by a candidate that is dropping out of contention for the Presidential nomination. Perry is a man of conviction and a deep-seated love for American family values, exceptionalism and culture that was very evident throughout his speech. Also noted, is the fact that Governor Perry, unlike some 90% of the self-serving politicians today, came right out and endorsed Newt Gingrich for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. He took a stand for what he believes is the best candidate before the critical SC and Florida primaries.

In last night’s CNN GOP Presidential debate, Rick Santorum’s decent performance was overshadowed by Newt Gingrich, and his slaying of the CNN’s John King and the media corporations blatant protectionism of Barack Obama’s reelection bid. Yes, Newt once again showed the world that he is the only candidate to take on both Barack Obama and his media operatives in 2012. This is rapidly coming down to a battle between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, who is apparently incapable of facing the reality that his stances on legalizing drugs and ignoring the dangers of a nuclear Iran truly do make him unelectable. In all actuality, the 2012 GOP nomination battle is now between the moderate Mitt Romney and the proven conservative Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum is currently polling poorly in both South Carolina and Florida, the irrelevant and convoluted Iowa caucus results be damned. Rick Santorum needs to show conservatives across the country that he truly wants what is best for America and gracefully suspend his campaign, as the honorable Governor Rick Perry has done. Santorum;s big problem will be that after he drops out, he will be faced with the question of just who he will endorse. Heading into the critical primary states votes, anyone fence-sitting and refusing to take a stand, such as Michelle Bachmann has done, is doing a disservice to conservative America.

 

And then there were three actually two GOP candidates remaining for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. The lines are drawn in the sand quite clearly now for all concerned and informed Americans across the land. Moderate, fence-sitting Mitt Romney, or the true fireball of a proven conservative, Newt Gingrich. Ron Paul? He is just as unelectable today as he was proven to be in 1984, when he lost his election bid for the U.S. Senate, then again in 1988 when he lost in the presidential election while running as a Libertarian, and finally in the 2008 GOP primaries where he averaged under 10% of voter-support across the nation. Ron Paul has refused to face the reality of his numerous past failed campaigns, no matter how low he sinks in the polls/GOP primaries. When a country faces the danger of giving Barack Obama four more years of  tearing apart everything that America stands for while waging class warfare that is dividing this great nation, to not unite behind the strongest candidates remaining is just plain irresponsible. Those candidates are Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. 

 

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