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Campus Question – January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

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Campus Question – January 31, 2012

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Tonight’s Campus Question
 
The Florida Republican presidential primary is today, amidst Newt Gingrich ads saying President Obama is turning the U.S. into communist Cuba, and Gingrich robocalls saying Mitt Romney denied kosher food to Holocaust survivors in Massachusetts nursing homes. RealClearPolitics’ polling average showed Romney with a 13-point lead, and CBS reports Romney carried over half of the early voters. Meghan McCain, who has endorsed Romney, argues that Newt Gingrich should quit if he loses Florida. Will he, and will he?
 

  • NCrissieB

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  • addisnana

    I think Newt will be beaten by Mitt in Florida but I’m making no predictions on the margin.

    Newt will drop out when some fine Republican big shot has a visit with Adelson and gets him to close his wallet. Otherwise, if Adelson’s wallet remains open, so will Newt’s mouth.

    Actually, I’ll confidently predict that the only sure thing is that Newt will keep his mouth open and the ideas flowing no matter what.

    • NCrissieB

      This is a good point, addisnana:

      Newt will drop out when some fine Republican big shot has a visit with Adelson and gets him to close his wallet. Otherwise, if Adelson’s wallet remains open, so will Newt’s mouth.

      No one knows whether Adelson will go on funding an obvious loser. I’ve read speculation that his (and perhaps Newt’s) main goal here is to keep the GOP narrative at the right edge. And as Booman noted today, at least some of the mainstream media are already jumping on the theme of Mitt Romney as the “centrist” between the far-right Gingrich and the far-left President Obama. Gingrich may be an ongoing Overton Window exercise.

  • NCrissieB

    I would be astonished if Romney has not won Florida. Romney’s ad blitz has been overwhelming, and Gingrich didn’t do well in the debates here. Although today’s exit polls showed that 2/3rds of Florida GOP primary voters were Tea Party supporters, remember that early voting was expected to be almost 1/3 of the total turnout and Romney won over 50% of early voters. Polls close at 7pm, and because part of Florida is in the Central time zone, that means 8pm ET. The networks will probably call the race before 8:15 ET, for Romney.

    But no, Gingrich will not drop out. Yet. He’s far too ego-invested to drop out now.

  • http://cendax.wordpress.com Norbrook

    I think Santorum might drop out, but that’s it. Newt will stay in until after Super Tuesday, with Ron Paul sticking around until the end. :roll: It’ll be interesting to see just how down and dirty they’re going to get (with Democrats taking notes) before it it’s settled.

    • NCrissieB

      I agree that Rick Santorum will probably drop out soon. His daughter’s very real illness offers the perfect opportunity to withdraw, and he should take it … for her sake.

      • addisnana

        I can’t imagine the stress of having a child whose life expectancy was weeks or months at birth. That his daughter is 3 years old says something about advances in medicine. For his daughter’s sake as well as for his wife’s sake and the rest of the kids, I think it would be fine for him to drop out. My comment is not intended to have any political tone to it.

      • http://cendax.wordpress.com Norbrook

        Exactly. Sadly, children with Trisomy 18 do not have long life expectancies, :cry: and I think that after this day, it’s obvious his chances are minimal to win the nomination. He take the opportunity to drop out, and spend the time with his family. I hope for the best for his daughter, and that he has a chance to enjoy her childhood instead of being out on the campaign trail.

  • glendaw271

    On another topic, I am appalled to see that Susan G. Komen for the cure has now stopped its partnership with Planned Parenthood because of a new guideline just introduced that does not allow them to partner with any organization being investigated at a local, state, or federal level. Since the Republicans in the House have opened an investigation of Planned Parenthood, SGK has announce that they won’t be contributing to PP for breast examinations any more.

    I am sad to see that they are putting politics ahead of women’s health.

    • addisnana

      I will not be doing anymore relay for life events that fund SGK. I will however donate to Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Fund.

  • NCrissieB

    Well, I said they’d call it by 8:15 …

    … but I didn’t mean 15 seconds. Romney in a romp. Currently about 48% to Gingrich’s 31%.

  • Gardener

    Eeuuww! Dad! Seamus has Romney-ed all over the window……

    • addisnana

      G, you do have a gift for the one-liner. That was simply brilliant. :lol: