Republicans Gamble

The Republicans held yet another debate Saturday night, and there I sat, transfixed by the spectacle. (My being home watching a Republican debate on a Saturday night should tell you all you need to know about my lack of life). My own take on it was that Newt has to be considered the winner. Mitt Romney picked a pretty bad time to come up with a stinker, but he was definitely off his game. I also thought Michelle Bachmann had a pretty good night, especially her taking on “Newt Romney”.

It is just static, or does it mean something? From my view I thought it meant plenty to Newt, who managed to parry all of the assaults on him fairly easily. His strong rebuttal to Romney on the career politician issue,(you would have been a career politician but you lost to Teddy Kennedy)was one of his best moments of the night. For those, myself included, who have been expecting some sort of Gingrich meltdown, the debate showed that Gingrich has the ability, when focused and disciplined, to more than hold his own. Romney and his team, for the first time, have begun to show some wear and tear. Gingrich will now force Romney out into the open, where the Mittster can sometimes fall down. (Maybe somebody from the campaign has told Mitt not to offer any more $10,000 wagers when he goes on Fox News Sunday next week).

The Republicans, for today, appear poised to gamble on Gingrich. But it is a big gamble, as some data from NBC/Marist indicates. In Republican South Carolina President Obama leads both Gingrich and Romney, which is shocking to me. I fully expect that to change, but the damage being done to the Republican brand by this field has to be substantial. Keep bringing in the Donald Trumps for entertainment and these guys could end up losing 40 states to a President that appeared to be on the ropes politically.

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2 Responses to Republicans Gamble

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    The Republican “Loser” is far superior to Obama. How could any of them be worse?



  2. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    As a Jew, I find the Obama drive to collect Republican e-mail addresses chilling. During the Nazi era in Europe, names and addresses of Jews were collect and then they were rounded up for the death camps when the towns or cities were captured.

    I am not claiming he would do this, but it lays the ground work for a future dictator to act.

    I told you I was afraid of Obama.

    Please Read This.
    Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails
    by KEITH KOFFLER on DECEMBER 14, 2011, 10:13 AM

    The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website.

    The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to influence Republican primary voters to select a candidate Democrats think Obama could most easily defeat.

    The Democratic National Committee last month released a video that seemed designed to damage Mitt Romney, the GOP candidate feared most by the Obama campaign.

    The Obama information collection effort is cast under the mischievous guise of asking Obama supporters to “have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life” by signing them up to get an email from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having “inspired” the Obama supporter to donate.

    The result, however, is that the Obama campaign gets a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.

    From the Obama website:


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