By Tom Quiner Newt Gingrich was strong in last week’s debate. Rush had this to say: “And we talked about it during the 2008 campaign. Nobody wanted to hear it. The hopey-change thing was just too big of a theme. It was absorbing all the energy. But it was shocking, the details of this story.…

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By Tom Quiner Tonight’s debate was strong on substance. All four candidates made the Republican case and exposed the weakness of President Obama’s policies. I think every single candidate came across well. Rick Santorum was in the crosshairs and had Mitt Romney and Ron Paul ganging up on him. Mr. Santorum kept his cool. He…

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Rick Santorum has minimal baggage compared to every other serious candidate in the race. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both carry serious baggage: their records. Romney is the father of Romneycare which required taxpayers to help pay for abortions. Obama has bankrupted us. He has imposed Romneycare on the entire country. And he has launched an assault on the entire country’s religious liberties with the Obama Mandate.

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By Tom Quiner Mitt Romney and the Republican Establishment (RE) are doing grave damage to the Grand Old Party. Mr. Romney has spent $17 million in Florida alone with a single thrust: to smear Newt Gingrich. Gingrich has spent about $5 million to defend himself and counterpunch against the Romney assault, an assault joined by…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wwf7UFYQnM]Newt Gingrich’s marital history is ancient history. It has been reported on ad infinitum. Much of it is true. Much of it is distorted. ABC chose to keep this old story alive with an interview with Mr. Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne. They chose to air the hit piece days before today’s South…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L107m8Q1CA] Zoom zoom zoom zoom The world is in a mess With politics and taxes And people grinding axes There’s no happiness *** Let us pause during this presidential campaign for the break that refreshes: a jewel of a song by the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira. I’m talking about their 1937…

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By Tom Quiner It started with Juan Williams. The likable and liberal Fox News contributor asked Newt Gingrich about his comment that black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps. Williams wondered if the former Speaker of the House could be viewed … “at a minimum, as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black Americans.”…

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By Tom Quiner I like something about each Republican candidate. There is something I very much like about Rick Santorum: he is authentic. This is a huge deal in the year 2012. Many Republicans look at Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and have concerns about what they really stand for. Independent voters have legitimate concerns…

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By Tom Quiner Just when you think the media can’t crane to the left any further, they surprise you. Take ABC’s George Stephanopoulos with this question in last night’s Republican debate: [Do you believe] “that states have the right to ban contraception, or is that trumped by a constitutional right to privacy?” Think about this question. As…

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By Tom Quiner Mitt Romney did an excellent job in the Republican debates last year. He knows his stuff. He’s pretty quick on his feet. He comes across as presidential. And he’s likable. He has squandered much of these positives with the barrage, no, with the tsunami of negativity he and his surrogates unleashed on…

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