Newt Gingrich- Strong and unwavering; marches towards the GOP Convention.

Newt on the taunting media and opponents 

As much as the establishment and opposing candidates are pushing for Newt to drop out and are determined to convince the People that Newt should quit, Newt remains absolute and is full throttle ahead to the Tampa, FL Convention.

When he was asked on CBS’s This Morning “under what circumstances” he would end his campaign before the convention, Gingrich responded: “Probably none.  I’ll be with you in Tampa. I have 176,000 donors at They want me to stay in the race.”

Later on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Gingrich said voters in Illinois were telling him to stay in the race. “I think the people who are supporting me want to have sort of a Reagan-like visionary, a big ideas candidate,” he said.

But it’s not just Illinois, every state Newt stops at- he gets highly charged responses from people pleading with him to stay in the race.

Clear, Consistent, Conservative Choice

Denise Haywald, a Florida resident, agrees enthusiastically and explains why she is still involved in Newt’s campaign even though the Florida primary was  Jan 31, 2012.

“Newt is the clear, consistent, conservative choice. We need a strong conservative to balance out Obama’s socialistic spiral. In a time of economic peril, we cannot afford any more on the job training.  Newt is the only candidate who understands the nuts and bolts of the details of the Presidency and who has experience balancing the national budget for 4 straight years and bringing true entitlement reform.  The main objective is to beat Obama and Newt is, by far, the best debater, has the most  experience and the firmest backbone and voice needed to debate Obama.   Besides, Newt is the only candidate who has put Obama on the defensive and that position is long overdue.  No dispute, I stand with Newt!”

When will the media vet Santorum? 

When vetted to the same extent as Newt; the voters will see a number of concerning things (Discussed here: and here:  and his problem with women voters ( that will make them rethink their reasons for siding with Santorum (especially since he is NOT the Anti-Romney candidate as he endorsed Mitt Romney and his ideas  in 2008: and fall back on Newts’ experience in getting Conservative legislation passed. (A quality currently lacking in Congress).

Santorum himself and Democrats for Santorum are encouraging Democrats to vote for Santorum in the Open Primary States. 

Then there’s the whole issue of Santorum inviting Democrats via robocalls in Michigan and Ohio into the Republican Primary to vote for him knowing full well that they will vote for Obama in the general election.

In addition, there is also a campaign dubbed, ‘Operation Hilarity’ where Democrats are voting for Santorum in open primary states because they know that Obama will crush Santorum like a tin can in the debates. Watch an ad from ‘Democrats for Santorum”:

United Against Romney

Let’s be real– it would  help Santorum if Newt stayed in the race (which he will despite all the questionable talk) because Romney’s wall street funded Super Pac will have to spend money aggressively, attacking both Newt and Santorum (their current modus operandi)  instead of just barreling Santorum with negative attack ads like Romney did to Newt during the Florida primary, where Romney spent $20 million in false, negative attack ads in efforts to blind the voters and knock Newt off message.

Newt agrees, “My view on that, is that the minute Romney has one opponent his Super PAC will drown that opponent in mud. That’s what happened to me in Iowa and Florida. It will eventually happen to Santorum and I think it is actually to our net advantage to keep Romney divided.”

Romney:  No negative ad is too costly! 

Meanwhile, Romney continues to spend money like he was printing it fresh off the press in attempts to cover his self proclaimed ‘progressive moderate’ record  (watch here: and to mischaracterize Newt with millions of dollars in false and misleading political ads (in in attempts to have people vote for him as the Anti-Newt candidate) which makes one question if Romney would continue Obama’s title as a ‘big spender’.

Newt on why he remains determined and his thoughts on the cancellation of  the Georgia and Oregon Debate.

On a personal belief, Newt feels he has every need to stay in the race.  “There are a lot of things I don’t agree with Romney and Santorum on. I don’t have an obligation to automatically salute as a conservative somebody who is a progressive moderate and somebody who ran up $1.7 trillion in debt. ” says the Former Speaker of the House, “Besides, if all the candidates are afraid to debate me- how can we feel confident that they are capable of debating Obama?” asks Newt referring to the cancellation of the Georgia CNN debate and the recently cancelled Oregon PBS debate.

Just like the Energizer Bunny; Newt keeps going and going and…. 

And so Newt and his campaign marches on, much like President George Washington and his troops on Christmas Day in 1776 (Learn more:  in pursuit of the Truth, Justice and to be a prime example of God’s Grace and Glory.

Time will tell who reigns as the ultimate victor but you can place your bets on Newt being a strong influence at the Tampa, FL Convention.

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As predicted, Rick Santorum enters the 2012 Presidential race.

As predicted, Rick Santorum enters the 2012 Presidential race.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) began his presidential campaign Monday in Pennsylvania by highlighting the former  2 term senator’s working-class roots. relating to “average Americans” and decrying President Obama for “devaluing” the country’s culture while relating to his most heartfelt constituent base;

“Our American journey started here in Somerset County,” Santorum told the crowd. “My grandfather came to this county way back in 1927.”

Santorum said his grandfather left Italy despite living in a “beautiful, little idyllic town in the mountains, right down on a lake” out of concern over Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime.

Santorum commented this his grandfather was equipped with an idea of high quality living and was driven by the line of thought: “I will not stand for this,’ and so he left, and he came here …  and he started in the coal mines.”

Santorum seems to take after his grandfather in his continuing line of thought that Obama has;

“Not just devalued our moral currency but  he has also devalued our culture.”

With once again, the Santorum generation not standing for less than ideal living conditions.

Afterward, Rick Santorum’s 7 seven children joined them on the stage where Santorum astonishingly comments  outloud, “I am one blessed man!”

Yes, Santorum may be blessed but it is the American people who are blessed to have a Republican nominee who has an ability to  protect the santitcy of life and of God’s written marriage.

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So much for Obama’s transparency; $1.3 Trillion Dollars Missing

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2012 Presidential Contender hopeful, Newt Gringrich, wants to extend Bush tax cuts.

House Republicans should pass a permanent extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts this year, former Speaker Newt Gingrich said this week, keeping the issue of taxes at the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign.

In a thinly veiled pitch toward potential Republican presidential primary voters, Gingrich pushed GOP lawmakers to act to extend the cuts beyond 2012.

“Tthis year the House Republican majority should pass a permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts,” Gingrich wrote in an op ed in The Wall Street Journal. 

Congress acted last December on a compromise proposal by President Obama that resulted in a 2 yr extension, across all income brackets, of the expiring 2001 tax cuts passed by President Bush.

The tax-cut deal installed by lawmakers in December would expire at the end of 2012, putting the debate over the Bush tax cuts squarely before voters as they decide between Obama and his eventual Republican competitor.

Democrats, led by Obama, argue that extending the tax cuts permanently would blow a huge hole in the deficit — to the tune of over $700 billion in the next decade for extending the tax cuts for top earners alone.

Republicans argue that during this recessive time, it would be detrimental to our economy to let the tax cuts expire which would then subsequently add a tax onto the average American who is struggling to make ends meet.

Yet the compromise of extending the Bush tax cuts for 2  years as long as a $56 billion extension in unemployment benefits (which was not offset by other cuts) is splitting many of the possible Republican presidential candidates, some of whom urged Republicans in Congress to vote down the plan precisely because it only extended tax cuts for two years and because it was attached to a $56 billion extension in unemployment benefits, spending for which was not offset by other cuts.

Gingrich at the time said he supported the deal, and was joined in his support by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. They, like congressional GOP leaders, defended the deal as the best attainable option.

I predict that the Bush tax cuts extension will be at the forefront of the 2012 Presidential election and I know I will be watching  it closely as I would rather work on finding and eliminating abusive and wasteful procedures than take away  the tax cuts which have been proven to provide short term relief to many struggling families in a desperate time of need.

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Presidential hopeful, Jim Demint, speaks on the importance of school choice and higher education.

South Carolina is one of the few states where school choice supporters have been working to pass an educational tax credit program. South Carolina Senator Jim Demint speaks on the importance of school choice and higher education.

The lead-in hits it perfectly; school choice is about self government, and public education means an educated public, not government-run schools.

With the economy and government budgets in the state they’re in, citizens want to know first and foremost whether any new program is going to cost them more money. I cant say I blame them but let not your heart be troubled;

Jump to 7:23 in the video for a great take on how education tax credits save money while better assisting our children to become the leaders of tomorrow.

US Ambassador to China put in his resignation, speculation on 2012 run.

U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman has tendered his resignation, opening the door to a possible run for the presidency.

Huntsman offered his resignation on Monday, according to a senior administration official. The resignation is effective in April.

Huntsman is a former governor of Utah who gave up that position to become U.S. ambassador to China in 2009.

When Huntsman took the job, the White House was seen as taking a potential tough opponent out of the field in 2012, and it remains unclear how Huntsman would explain his work for the administration to conservative GOP primary voters.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that Huntsman had told several people in the White House that he planned to leave the administration during the first part of this year.

Ironically, Huntsman hinted at a run for the White House in an interview with Newsweek published earlier this month.

“You know, I’m really focused on what we’re doing in our current position,” Huntsman said. “But we won’t do this forever, and I think we may have one final run left in our bones.”

Back in the spring of 2009, it was Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, who identified Huntsman as one potential GOP contender who makes him a “wee bit queasy.” The president named Huntsman Ambassador to China later that same month.

Late last week, GOP operative Susie Wiles was hired as executive director of what’s expected to be Huntsman’s political action committee. The former governor also has a core of top advisers already laying the groundwork for a possible run.

Before January’s state dinner at the White House, Huntsman was asked if he was considering a run in 2012. He answered, “We’re loyal to our country and our president.”

The core of Republican strategists who have started to pave the way for a potential Huntsman bid see a big opening for the former governor in the current field of rumored hopefuls, despite the conventional wisdom that suggests he’s too centrist to make it through a primary.

Should he run, Huntsman will pitch his extensive foreign policy credentials, which are easily the deepest among the current GOP field. Huntsman backers are also pushing the notion that his ties to President Obama are more easily explained away than are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s healthcare woes.

Said one GOP strategist, earlier Monday, who’s aligned with the pro-Huntsman crowd: “He was a hugely successful and popular governor, with a solid record.”

Another take from a strategist who worked on Romney’s 2008 campaign — the former Massachusetts governor should welcome a Huntsman candidacy, “because it moves him further away from Obama.”

While Jon Huntsman Jr worked for Obama, I do not feel that he catered line and point for him. I urge Huntsman to throw his ring into the hat, Lord knows we need a friend in China.

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Romney wins NH Straw Poll- What are your thoughts?

New Hampshire Republicans asked for their constituents for early preferences on their party’s 2012 presidential nominee in a straw sanctioned by the Republican State Committee.

The 493-member state committee met this weekend to choose a new state chairman to succeed John H. Sununu, a new representative on the Republican National Committee and other party offices.

Republicans will be asked to choose from among no fewer than 20 people in the straw poll, including New Hampshire’s own Judd Gregg, and will be given the option of writing in a name.

Candidates on the ballot were as follows (in no particular order):
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Pizza Mogul Herman Cain, Indiana
Gov. Mitch Daniels
Sen. Jim DeMint
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani,
Former Sen. Judd Gregg
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,
US Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsmann, Jr.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Rep. Ron Paul
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,
Rep. Mike Pence
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Former Sen. Rick Santorum
Sen. John Thune
Real estate mogul, Donald Trump.

35% percent backed Romney, Paul garnered 11% percent, Pawlenty got 8% percent, Palin received 7% percent and Bachmann grabbed 5%.

The straw poll may provide an informal indication of who is favored by the most hard-core Republican activists more than a year before the nation’s first presidential primary.

The Florida vibe presents these top 5 Republican nominees for the Presidency. Some are better known than others but with the political atmosphere starting to churn- I believe that we will hear a lot more from the people noted below.

1. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

2. Rep. Mike Pence

3. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

4. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

5. Sen. John Thune

What are your thoughts? Who would you like to see on the 2012 Republican ticket?

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