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Readers' forum: Gingrich's electability

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 13 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Jerry Sandusky will have a long, high-paying career as a mall Santa before Newt Gingrich will ever be elected president of the United States. It looks now like the Republican Party will shoot itself in the foot for the second election in a row.

They gave us Bob Dole in '96, who couldn't win, John McCain, the same, and now Gingrich. If you look up Washington insider in Webster's book, it will show you a picture of Gingrich.

As Republicans, we have always been known for eating our own, and this time will be no different. Mitt Romney will be so beat up at the end by his own party it will be almost impossible for him to beat President Obama, and I for one, don't think the U.S. will survive and be recognized by us with four more years of Obama.

Ken Halterman

Centerville

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