The former House Speaker is framing his so-called insurgent campaign as
resembling that of Ronald Reagans run in the 1976 primaries against incument
President Gerald Ford, who had never proven himself in a national election.The Michigan Republican was appointed vice president in 1973 after Spiro
Agnew resigned, and Ford became president a year later when Richard Nixon
resigned because of the Watergate crisis..The Journal wrote this
about Gingrichs self-proclaimed Reaganesque strategy:Reagan didn't
win the presidency until 1980. What he managed to do in 1976, though, was stun
the political world by challenging his partys incumbent president and presumed
nominee, Ford all the way through the primary season and into the national
Republican convention, where he came tantalizingly close to winning enough
delegates to claim the nomination. So Reagan decided to challenge
Ford as the truly conservative alternative, much as Gingrich portrays himself
today in the fight against Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts.Republicans in 1976 increasingly were split down the middle.WE THE
PEOPLE are tired od Newt's corruption, and "crony capitalism."He's fired before he gets started.Mitt Romney2012
This is the reason I voted for Mitt Romney in Florida.Romney2012The Apocolypse has arrived. I guess Newt still wants to build
a 5 star resort yet on the moon, and for security guards do more research and
then development for "star wars." We know that Reagan is famous for
preaching that helping the wealthy would help the rest of us, but since that
time they did not create any jobs for the middleclass. In case Newt pushes for
the new world order and wants more guns and much more deregulation's, he'll
massively increased military spending, and never lower taxes with a balanced
budget. Yes Newt should admit that Reagan was a pragmatic moderate. But
"moderate" is the dirty name, it would let the cat out of the bag, of
true American Exceptionalism" (aka) bow down to K Street and Wall Street
Corporate sneakiness, outright-scams and con-games. Koch Brother's and
ReaganBushClintonBush-villes economics, deregulated for kickbacks for the Koch
Brothers and Grover Norquist, in their "Field Of Dreams," (of corn and
sugar cane), with more corruption, and "crony capitalism." What about
Reagan's illegal immigration policy and Newt's?. Anarchy and a
complete-collapse of Society with-Newt.
@ David KingVery well said!
@Pagan"Republicans. The only time they care about the poor...is in
sparring matches."Do you truly believe that? Or is that
comment intended only to provoke? You can find no example of a Republican
donating to charity or giving of his or her time to help the less fortunate? Is
care for the poor irrelevant if it happens outside the realm of government
force? Is lobbying for higher taxes the only way to care for the poor, or could
there be private avenues that accomplish the same goal voluntarily and without
the bureaucratic overhead? Let's be real. The vast majority of humans,
irrespective of political party, care for the poor and struggling. You may
disagree with their methods, but you shouldn't question their sincerity. Jesus
told the rich young man to take all he had and give it to the poor. He didn't
say, "Go lobby Rome for a more progressive tax structure," or
"Give your money to the tax collector, who will distribute it
appropriately". True charity and concern for the poor should be born of
our own volition, and is most effective when individuals can apply their
resources where they think is best.
Hopefully people will read the entire quote from Romney, who does care about the
poor. What he said was that the poor have support (a safety net) and help in
the form of food stamps, medicaid, etc. Romney was saying that he also won't
focus on helping the rich, because they don't need it. What he would
focus on is helping the middle class because they have been hurt the most
during the recession and the Obama years in office.The super poor
and the super rich together represent a small minority. The majority middle
class represents 94% of voters. So this is an appeal to a majority of voters.
He just said it poorly.But I feel I know Romney's intentions, and
his philosophy. He has my vote.I feel I know Obama's intentions and
philosophy. He has to go.
Republicans. The only time they care about the poor...
is in sparring matches.
If you care about the poor, strenghthen the middle class, it will open windows
of opportunity for the poor. I think Gingrich just is trying to be a bully.