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Opinion

Why Newt? Because He Can Defeat Both Opponents - Obama and the Media


A Column by the Editor
web posted January 26, 2012

COLUMN – It was within the last few days leading up to the primary that I reached my decision on who to vote for in the Republican Primary held Saturday. It is obvious that the candidate that the Republicans run against President Obama will not only have to run against Obama, but also the "main stream media" - which demonstrably leans further left than him. Newt Gingrich has proven he is that man.

In the week leading up to the primary the leftist media was in full attack mode against Gingrich since he has chided the media talking heads acting as moderators at GOP debates and won the battle in the eyes of the general public. When it came to the all important South Carolina primary, they were out for the kill, bring down Newt with charges of racism and wild accusations from an ex-wife.

Not only did Gingrich hand them their hats, he ate their lunch as well. He was the only candidate to get three standing ovations during the two South Carolina debates while doing so, and he was the only candidate that ever got a "standing-O" during the debates. It was not just his supporters that rose to their feet, it was the entire audiences. 

In addition to standing his ground and winning, he was the only candidate that could fully explain, in simple terms, what conservatism is and why it works. Needless to say, with the stark contrast of a failed President Obama to point to, Gingrich was able to distance himself from the other three who stumbled over their own beliefs during the debates.

South Carolina responded by giving him double digit wins in 43 of the states 46 counties.

It is now off to Florida with a big push from South Carolinians, who have selected the nominee every election since 1980.

Although I wish I could take a part of each of the four remaining candidates and roll them into one perfect candidate, it is not possible. If I could it would Gingrich's vast historical knowledge and debating skills combined with the morals of Rick Santorum, the fiscal constitutionalist views of Ron Paul, and the business experience of Mitt Romney.  

I believe that the only candidate standing right now that can take on Obama in one-on-one debates and walk away the winner is Newt Gingrich.






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