GOP debate: Gingrich assailed by rivals, fires back at Romney

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GOP debate: Gingrich assailed by rivals, fires back at Romney
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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 12:28pm
I watched it off & on but decided that if I wanted to see red noses, experience chauvinism, or see portly snow balls, I'd watch Rudolph instead.

 nwtreehugger  

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"They must get themselves out from under the thumbscrews of ultra conservative Christian groups."

ITA!

 


Photobucket&nbs

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What a nasty man! I don't understand the mentality of those that support him.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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"this election's round seems much nastier than in the past."

The nastier someone is the more they're diminished in my eyes.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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And that's why the GOP, as long as they have candidates like Gingrich, will never get my vote! They must get themselves out from under the thumbscrews of ultra conservative Christian groups.

 nwtreehugger  

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Newt just took his 4th fidelity pledge. I particualrly find the part about "defending the right of people to rule themselves" bizarre. Since it seems to exclude women and homosexuals from having the right to rule themsleves. But, what can you expect from a man who has had to take a fidelity oath FOUR times to THREE different wives, because he's had one waiting in the wings when the others been in the hospital or the Drs. office? Sure hope Callista doesen't get sick.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/newt-gingrich-takes-fourth-no-adultery-pledge-205324872.html

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich this week signed a pledge to uphold conservative values from the Iowa-based group The Family Leader and vowed to restrict federal dollars from paying for abortion overseas, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and stay true to his wife, Callista.



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@libraone - posting from my smartphone - I don't really watch them either but this election's round seems much nastier than in the past.

 nwtreehugger  

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I haven't watched any of the debates but it seems as though they're having one almost every week. I hear blurbs about what s/he said to s/he so doesn't sound as though I'm missing much.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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I think the debates would be useful if they were actually debates and the moderators asked some tough questions, but the way they are now, it's just a chance for the candidates to repeat their talking points. I don't find that very helpful at all.

Oh, and I just wanted to mention that I think Romney really put his foot in it last night with the $10,000 bet he wanted to make with Rick Perry.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
I haven't watched a single debate.

The format is often surreal, and people who hate the candidates lay into them.

Any serious person should avoid being in or watching all these debates.

There is a lot of information available at candidate websites, and historical information from prior news reports about all candidates. There are also hostile websites, which sadly are often so hostile as to offer little of value, much like the pro candidate sites.