Gingrich: Is his rise sustainable?
Candidates for office aren’t always well known at first. This difference in name recognition can distort early polling, which is why in this Republican Presidential primary race I keep watching approval ratings for clues. So my personal find today of Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score tracker I think is worth a look, especially as we consider whether Newt Gingrich’s lead is here to stay.
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Romney Camp Attacks Newt Gingrich For Opposing George H. W. Bush’s Tax Increase
Let’s step into the Way Back Machine and go all the way back to 1990. That year, George H. W. Bush decided to break his “no new taxes” pledge. You remember, “Read my lips,” don’t you? Well, at the time Newt Gingrich was the Minority Whip of the United States House of Representatives. He was not the leader of the Republicans. He was the number | Read More »
The problem with Mitt Romney is the inconsistencies in his record. The problem with Newt Gingrich is the consistency of his record. I will support either of these men against Barack Obama. Either would be better. (Quick: My new favorite website) I support Gingrich over Romney because Gingrich fights and I don’t ever have to doubt where he stands on an issue. I trust Gingrich | Read More »
Gallup confirms Rasmussen’s lead for Gingrich
We went 10 days without a poll in the field, and then after that, we went another 5 days of no news. That’s nerve wracking when the last poll was so radically different from the past. But fortunately the new Gallup is in, and it tracks very well with the Rasmussen poll. In fact if we pretend there’s no randomness, the poll lends itself perfectly | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi and David Axelrod Open Their Mouths and We Make It Too Complex
I don’t want to offend any of my friends or colleagues, all of whom I have a great deal of respect for, who are positing various theories on why Nancy Pelosi or David Axelrod are saying things about Romney or Newt. Everyone seems intend on making it a conspiracy or about reverse psychology or something. I don’t see it that way. I am perfectly happy | Read More »
Will Iowa Be the GOP’s Version of Gephardt vs. Dean?
Mitt Romney has to win New Hampshire. His own campaign has set those expectations. If he does not win New Hampshire it is game over for Mitt. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, expectations have been set so high for him in New Hampshire, a win might not be enough if the win is close. And right now Newt Gingrich is surging in New Hampshire. He has | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi retreating from insinuations of new dirt on Newt Gingrich.
For those who missed it: Last Friday Nancy Pelosi told Talking Points Memo that she had all sorts of investigative dirt available on current GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. Specifically, “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.” So… | Read More »
Newt Gingrich Has a New Ad
When I have written repeatedly that the GOP candidates need to capture an optimist feeling about a positive future for the country, this is exactly what I’m talking about:
The Danger Newt Gingrich Poses . . . to Mitt Romney
Ramesh Ponnuru is out with his endorsement of Mitt Romney. It’s a reasonable endorsement that doesn’t really try to do what so many others are doing — claiming Romney is something he is not. But one line up front made me chuckle just a bit. It happens to be the first sentence. Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are | Read More »
Rasmussen: Newt Stands Alone
I’ve been going crazy since Thanksgiving. We hadn’t gotten any polls over the long holiday weekend, and then no polling was conducted over the weekend itself, so we went 10 days with no major national polls in the field. Rasmussen broke the dry spell and the read is simple: Thanksgiving was very, very good to Newt Gingrich.
Robert Novak, the Prince of Darkness, Wrote About Gingrich
When I write about forgiving Newt Gingrich’s sins and whether or not he has matured, it is stuff like this, not his personal life, that I am referring to: THE READER’S DIGEST profile of Speaker Gingrich that I had been working on since October appeared in the April 1995 issue under the title “Will Success Spoil Newt Gingrich?” I am sure it was not what | Read More »
Are Conservatives Ready to Forgive Newt Gingrich His Sins?
I am now officially a self-declared member of the “Not Romney” camp. I will absolutely, positively support Mitt Romney should he win the GOP nomination, but I believe the GOP would meet certain doom if he is the nominee. Therefore, should Gingrich be the only other choice, I’d side with Gingrich over Romney. But I think in the next few weeks conservatives must ask themselves | Read More »
The Union Leader’s endorsement record
The New Hampshire Union Leader having endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary, I thought it would be worthwhile to look at how often the paper’s endorsed candidates actually go on to win the primary.
Union Leader Endorses Gingrich for President
The New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire’s largest newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich for president: America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing. He did so with the Contract with America. He | Read More »
Amnesty, Border Security, and Conservatism
Illegal immigration, and the debate that comes with it, isn’t going anywhere. This became clear in previous debates when Governor Perry came under fire and was reinforced last night when Speaker Gingrich spoke these words: I don’t see how the — the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here | Read More »