Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry target Mitt Romney after tough losses in Iowa

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  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    I think I am glad that Perry and Gingrich remain in the race. Without them there could be a substantial number of voters who would move to Santorum. Of course the fact they are staying in the race does show that it is about egos more than it is about conservative agenda. If they truly believed Romney was bad for the party and for the country, then they would act in concert to defeat him, which would require that most of the wannabes would need to bow out. The same applies to the libertarian in the race as well, Ron Paul. I think they remain in the race because they know the weaknesses among them and they want to be able to respond with a new offering each time the past flavor of the week runs out. Of course with Santorum we may be at the end of the options list.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Jan. 4, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    Huntsman: Republican-light. Verrry light. He panders incessantly to liberals. Ashamed of his religion.

    Perry: not the best communicator (though getting better) but has goofy ideas (like that it's OK for ILLEGAL aliens to pay less college tuition than legal about pandering to your constituents).

    Ron Paul: admirable with his strict adherence to the Constitution but is simply unelectable because of his stance on letting Iran getting nukes. Sheer madness.

    Gingrich: One angry man. TWO-time adulterer. Accepted over $1.5M from a corrupt/failed, government-backed business that robbed American citizens of untold BILLIONS of private wealth by NOT standing up and saying "This is stupid!" (There's NO way he REALLY said this because if he had, he would have immediately flooded the media with e-mail trails, letters, proof of that). Invented scorched-earth politics but whines when others tell the truth about him. Called Romney a liar for simply telling the truth. Wants the rules changed for him (Virginia lawsuit to get on the ballot). Not good.

    Santorum: quite frankly, I don't know enough about him. Yet. Supposed to be conservative but hear he was big on getting ear-marks.

    For now: Romney 2012

  • HCB63 Orem, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:03 a.m.

    Poor Newt. They guy just got his political walking papers handed to him and then he throws a temper tantrum on national tv and whines about how unfair the race has been. Yeah right.

    And his humiliating resignation from Congress had nothing to do with his Iowa polling;
    or his moral character, and his three wives--two of whom cheated on his then wife--aren't an insult to the heavy evangelical Iowa voters;
    or that his divisive "Contract with America" isn't still affecting Congress in extremely negative ways all these years later, and likely affects Iowa families to this day;
    or that Newt is actually resorting to name-calling in order to get voters to forget his past miscues both politically and personally...

    Nah. The Iowa numbers aren't Newt's fault. Every other candidate is to blame. Sounds just like Newts characters, eh?