Friday, November 11, 2011

Newt Gingrich moving up and Ron Paul holding his own; life is good

    On Oct. 20 I listed "My GOP Presidential Picks, From Best to Worst. I listed my favorite candidate as Ron Paul, with Newt Gingrich coming in a strong second.
    Of Gingrich I said, "The Republican field is weak, and he has just been there week after week, a steady, strong, and incredibly smart and informed candidate." Now with Rick Perry's "Duh" moments and Herman Cain's Bimbo eruptions, Newt is starting to come charging up in the polls -- all on a shoestring budget.
    The latest national poll by CBS still shows Herman Cain barely in the lead, with Gingrich and Romney tied for second with 15 percent each. It's a real improvement for Gingrich. In Ohio Gingrich is in second place behind Cain and in Mississippi Gingrich is currently the favorite among Republicans, leading Cain 28-25 percent, with Perry at 14% and Romney at 12%. With Cain and Perry sinking fast, Gingrich just might sweep the South.
    Ron Paul, meanwhile, comes in at about 10 percent nationally, and generally comes in fourth place in opinion polling. You wouldn't know it from his press coverage, though -- the press pretends he doesn't exist. Ron Paul supporters are likely the most devoted out of all the candidates, and my personal opinion is that Paul could surprise everyone with his showing in Iowa. Iowa rewards commitment and effort and I think Paul just might win, although I'm not sure how that is going to lead him to victories in other states.
    With Gingrich moving up strongly in the polls and Ron Paul holding his own, I'm feeling pretty good about the way things are headed. Oh, and Rick Perry seems to have gone down in flames. Now that makes me feel even better!


Anonymous said...

Gingrich would push the US further towards aiding and abbetting Der Judenstaat's so-called "ancestral" claims on Arab lands for settlement by Khazar Jews from the Caucasus, the former Soviet Union and the US.

And,too, he has mastered Obama's skills at reading from that ubiquitous teleprometer.

I guess you could that he is well-read on Middle East affairs...a reader of words like Ronald Reagan.

Anonymous said...

At least one of our Scalawag senators has endorsed Mit Romney for POTUS:Senator Thad Cochran

The Beltway scuttlebutt is that Senator Wicker will soon follow "Thad's" lead.

Anonymous said...

Gingrich's Seige Mentality speech reminds me of H. L. Mencken's quote on "politics." And were he alive today, I think he would be a Ron Paul supporter. Mencken fell out of favor for opposing war with Germany. His essay on Why We Will Never End Wars is a classic, but I cannot seem to find it online. The essay appeared in Liberty Magazine.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.~H.L. Mencken

Anonymous said...

In reference to the snarky comments by Tom Freeland on Herman Cain's "pause and reflection" answer to the question did Obama do the right thing in sanctioning the killing of Colonel Khaddafi and his family members and supporting the "opposition."

What should be the "stock" answer to that question? Cain rightfully states that he simply did not have enough information to make such a judgement, since he was not privy to that information( He doesn't schmooze with the dual loyalists over at the State Departent and the Heritage Foundation)

With all the satellite imagery available to NATO and the UN, it could easily have been determined if Khaddafi was guilty of "killing his own people." All the general public had was images from Al Jazeera's embedded journalists who, btw, serve the interests of the Emir of Quatar. The Emir controls the flow of information from Al Jazeera and was the purveyor of arms to the CIA merceneries and troops supporting the "rebels."

What MSM journalists were dispatched to Libya were under NATO's seige in their hotel rooms in downtown Tripoli as NATO targetted Khaddafi's family compounds. They never ventured far from their relative safe havens.

The Vanity Fair reporter killed in Misarata was embedded with the "rebels." He was in Libya with the CIA merceneries and "rebels" a year before the NATO bombing commenced in Libya. What did he know and what does his partner (?) Junger know about CIA and mercenery involvement with the rebels?

So,I think that Cain deserves a rose for not being tricked into supporting Khaddafi's lynching.

And a thorn to Hillery Clinton and Susan Rice for getting all "giddy" watching via "Blackberry" the lynching, sodomizing and the dragging of Khadaffi's body through the streets of his ancestral home in Sirte by a mob of "rebels."

Anonymous said...

This past October Sebastian Junger was invited to the "W" as part of the Eudora Welty Southern Literature Forum and he talked about his films and his experience as an embedded reporter in Afghanistan.

Junger was to join Tim Hetherington in Libya before the "official" revolution began in January, 2011;Hetherington had left Afghanistan for libya in April, 2010, a year before the "rebels" rioted in Benghazi.

Hetherington was embedded with US covert operatives in Somalia in 2003.

Junger claims his years as an enbedded reporter are over.

Anonymous said...

No non-Israeli-firsters need apply:Jews exclude Ron Paul from Presidental debates.