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Newt on Newt: ‘I’m going to be the nominee’

By SUSAN WALKER
December 2, 2011

Newt: "I'm the one"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich continues to surge in polls and his rise is hurting presumed front-runner Mitt Romney.

Gingrich’s entry to the top tier of the GOP Presidential field turns the up-and-down political road to the nomination into a two-man race with backbenchers Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman jockeying for  distant third and fourth place.

Gingrich sees the new numbers as proof that he will be the nominee.

“I will be the Republican nominee,” he declared Thursday.

Romney, long the dominant front runner, has dropped below 50 percent while Gingrich has surged to nearly 40 percent.

Romney still leads in New Hampshire but his once-dominant lead is shrinking. Gingrich is leading by large margins in Iowa and South Carolina and has pulled ahead of Romney in Florida.

With his poll numbers riding high, Gingrich’s already-high level is confidence is growing. In an interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper Thursday, Gingrich said:

I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee. And by the way I don’t object if people want to attack me, that’s their right. All I’m suggesting that it’s not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast. And the guys who attacked each other in the debates up to now, every single one of them have lost ground by attacking. So they should do what they and their consultants want to do. I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama.

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7 Responses to Newt on Newt: ‘I’m going to be the nominee’

  1. Ed Leedskalnin

    December 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    If, God forbid, Newt does win the GOP nomination, you might as well hand him a toga and a violin so that he can fiddle as America burns to the ground.

    This man is a disaster. The quintessential politician who will tell you whatever you want to hear and then do whatever profits him the most.

    In the past, he’s supported gun control, climate change legislation, NAFTA, TARP. He recommended and wrote the foreword to a book called Creating A New Civilization, which supports a global technical society that would necessarily get rid of America’s sovereignity and Constitution.

    He is everything we DON’T want in a president.

    • Sandune

      December 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Ed, I just Googled this book and it is scary as hell. I can only hope MSNBC can do it before Newt gets off the ground.

      We will be in a never ending war until we will be wiped off the planet…..

  2. Carl Nemo **==

    December 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    If this mattoid becomes the Republican nominee as he so bloviates, then it should hopefully confirm to the electorate that our entire election process from the primaries to the general election is a MSM hyped, everso rigged process including support of their running dog pollsters.

    For whatever reason, seemingly the corpofascist oligarchs feel Newt will make the best ‘main man’ to support their continued rape of a nation.

    How can this loser come from behind and totally eclipse all other prospective candidates in just a matter of weeks?! / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. woody188

    December 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

    It’s like a group that controls most of our banking and media has told Newt he is going to win.

  4. eve

    December 4, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Woody nails it!

  5. Sandune

    December 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    If Newt should happen not to make it to the final place on the ballot, there is nothing keeping him from doing it as an independent. He may even try to do it under the table at this time.

    There was a show on TV last night discussing all the dishonest Republicans trying to stop the voting of Latinos and African Americans. The GOP is not even trying to do this secretly. It’s as if they earned the right to change the polling rules in each district.

  6. Ade

    December 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    A serial adulterer and also an ethics violator becoming overconfident of winning the GOP nomination tells so much of our moral decadence.