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Newt Gingrich for President in 08

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ugaarguy, Aug 13, 2006.

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  1. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    The joys of working strange night shifts in previous weeks have scrambled my biological, or circadian, if you prefer, rythm. Hence I am awake a 0520 L (MST). Ahh the joys of the USAF. Now, at 5 am there is very little on the TV, so I am watching "Fox and Friends" on the Fox News Channel. They have just talked about what politicians were at the Iowa State Fair; apparently getting in face time to prepare for the primaries and Iowa Caucus in anticipation of the 2008 presidential elections. They rattled off a long list of names, and Newt Gingrich was one of the most prominent of them. They also revealed that he has already purchased advertising time. Basically their "insider info" is showing that, contrary to his public statements, Mr. Gingrich is gearing up for a run at the White House. Being a Georgia resident (home of record) and gun owner, I felt it was duty to get the word out so we can get behind a Pro-Gun candidate early. IIRC John McCain was also on the list of politicians at the state fair.
     
  2. NukemJim

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    While I would love a progun POTUS and personally would even like a Newt as POTUS. There is no way in heck that he would ever get the nomination of his party or the office itself due to his sexual escapade(s) and past history.

    NukemJim
     
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    I am on the fence about Newt. Doubt he could get the nomination though. his history is well known and would be used to flame him to no end. Likely that McCain will be your most pro-gun potential.
     
  5. Lone_Gunman

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    Newt doesnt stand a chance to get the nomination. He is way to conservative. The Republicans know they have to pick another liberal or neo-conservative to stand a chance in the general election.
     
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    Then all is lost:barf:
     
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  8. ugaarguy

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    Well it wasn't a problem for Clinton, and apparently murder isn't a problem for Ted Kennedy.
     
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    I've seen Newt making the rounds of some of the TV news & commentary shows . . . he's very passionate, superb at articulating his views, and would pretty much chew up and spit out any of the likely Democrat opponents in a debate.

    BUT . . . if you think media is hard on Bush, just imagine the daily hysterics we'd be getting from ABC/NBC/CBS and most newspapers if Newt somehow did get the nomination!

    We could - and almost certainly WILL - do worse (far worse!) than a Newt Gingrich/Tom Tancredo ticket.
     
  10. ugaarguy

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    Bill Frist

    They just talked about Sen. Bill Frist, senate majority leader, also being at the Iowa State Fair when they rehashed it with another "analyst". With Newt's past, and McCain being a RINO, I think Sen. Frist may be our best hope.
     
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    Frist has no charisma. Not gonna happen.
     
  12. ugaarguy

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    We may be in deep doo doo then.
     
  13. BADUNAME4

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    Newt will run and win. You heard it here first.
     
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    Newt gets my vote. If not Newt, I'll vote for Giuliani.
     
  15. Lone_Gunman

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    If Newt gets the nomination, then Hillary will be our next president.
     
  16. Specialist

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    Newt for president and Condoleezza Rice on the ticked for Vice President.
    Wouldn't that be an upset to Hilliary and the Demo camp! :neener:
     
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    I'd certainly vote for Newt before I'd vote for McCain. I'd vote for McCain before I'd vote for Giuliani. I'd vote for Giuliani before I'd vote for most Dems.
     
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    The only way a Republican will win is if a Republican runs.
     
  19. longeyes

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    If we want to save our gun rights, we'd better keep Congress and hope we can get one more 2A-respecting Justice on SCOTUS.

    Anyone elected to the Presidency from now on in this age of talk radio, blogs, and the media machine will have been flayed to the bone and all but denuded of the ability to effectively govern. All of them will run on expanding the state, entitlements, and bread and circuses. Most important will be the spine to protect this nation militarily from the manifest threats gathering around us.

    The way things are going globally it will be more important to focus on the local and personal rather than the fabled lives of kings and saints. Count on a higher level of chaos that we've been used to.
     
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    He's ever bit as electable as Hillary!

    Newt CAN get the GOP nomination. Especially if the main candidates against him are from New York City and MA. McCain would be tougher. That man has already lined up a bunch of Bush's campaign workers. He is trying very hard to get the right wing of the party to give him a chance. They don't trust him right now but he's still got two years to work on them. I don't like/trust McCain myself. BUT... he can always trot out his voting record. He has voted like one of the most conservative Senators, period. He talks to the media like a more "middle of the road maverick" but he actually votes in a very conservative way. I'm more concerned about his legendary temper than I am about any "secret liberal leanings." I just don't think his personality is right for President.

    Back to Newt, he could win the nomination if McCain doesn't. His "electability" is going to depend on who the Democrats nominate. If they had any brains, they would pick somebody who is seen as a "moderate." Somebody like Bill Richardson. If the Democratic Party rallied around somebody like that, Newt wouldn't have much of a chance. The entire left would vote for the Democrat. And a whole bunch of "soccer moms" and "swing voters" would go for the moderate. Especially since the GOP nominee would be see as "too extreme." But that all changes if the whole Lieberman fiasco is going to take place nationwide. If the Democrats refuse to nominate a moderate and insist on a _very_ left wing candidate, that makes somebody like Newt more acceptable. Whether it is Hillary or somebody to her left, it would turn out to be real battle for those center voters.

    I would like to see a Gingrich/Rice ticket myself. But I'm not sure she would even want to do the VP thing. Otherwise I would happen with a Gingrich/J.C. Watts ticket. Newt can rip up nearly anybody the Democrats put forward in a debate. And J.C. can just be flat out charming. He's a really hard person to dislike.

    Gregg
     
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    I agree with those posters who state Newt doesn't have a chance, and I can't stand McCain. I wish Kay Bailey Hutchison would run, but she'd probably have more trouble getting the nomination than winning the general election.
     
  22. longeyes

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    McCain-Feingold? McCain-Kennedy?

    Let's elect an empty shell for President and have Newt be his or her brains, standing beside the royal throne and whispering wisdom.
     
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    Yes, lets since that approach has worked so well the last 6 years.:rolleyes:
     
  24. Lone_Gunman

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    308 Win beat me too it.

    That experiment has already failed once, lets not repeat it!
     
  25. the 22 junkie

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    I think we oughta draft Ron Paul for prez. :evil:
     
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