It's over for Newt Gingrich

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  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Wall Street tycoons are throwing all their weight behind Mitt Romney. :D
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Not surpised wall street is backing the GOP. They do not like the fact that dems are pushing thing that make them more accountable and fairer to main street.
     
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    That is what we need, a real go-go dollar jockey.
     

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  4. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Then it's over for Romney too. Nobody in their right mind is going to give the presidency back to Wall street. If I'm wrong, I am sorely disappointed in my fellow regular Americans.
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    And Romney won't capture the "gun toting hunter- ahh he's a kinda guy I could have a beer with" voting block that Dubya somehow captured (even though Dubya was a Connecticut-born, ivy league, multi-millionaire son of a former president). There are some people who have decided to vote for anyone but Obama. Still, I don't think any of the GOP candidates have a chance at winning the White House.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I'm not too sure. After watching the Grinch's "concession" speech in Florida, I think he is going to aim this as a "people vs money" campaign and probably use this against Willard. I also think his ego is too big to get him to step down until it is really over.
     
  7. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    this
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    According to Wikipedia, newts have the 'ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, and upper and lower jaws.' Tenacious little critters...

    It's not over, till it's over.

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    Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is backtracking on his claim that he doesn't care about the poor; quite the Christian sentiment.

    What a circus.
     
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    Does he honestly believe the Grinch can beat Obama? His toupee may have started ingrowing...
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The article didn't mention this, but I assume that's because of either lazy reporting or inadequate background, but the vast majority of the funds for 2011 were probably for the primaries and not the general election. That's why there's a big disparity between Obama and Romney for 2011.

    In years past, the amount of Wall Street/banking money donated to campaigns has been almost even, with hedges in either direction based on who seemed like a better "banker's" president. I would expect the figures for Obama/GOP nominee to be pretty close by the time November 6th rolls around.

    And I would have been surprised if Romney didn't have more support from Wall Street compared to Gingrich. He is from the industry and is probably going to be much easier to convince (from a banker's perspective) than the rest of the GOP field.
     
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    I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn't actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.
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  12. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    How much money did Obama get from "Wall Street"? :rolleyes: big corporations fund all of the politicians. The US needs to restrict funding so these elections stop turning into 2 year circuses.
     
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    It's over for Newt because Trump will endorse Romney.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You are wrong. Trump is doing this because his reality show premiers in a week or so. His endorsement will give Romney the same thing that Palin's quasi-endorsement of Newt did, nothing.

    My money is on Newt to spin this so Romney comes out looking bad. You watch.
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Heh, I wasn't being serious. :eek:
     
  17. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what the big deal is with corporate America supporting Romney. Isn't that the "capitalism" and "free market" ideas in the best traditions?

    For Gingrich to complain about that makes him seem like a "socialist". :p Yes, it's possible to use that kind of spin against Gingrich too.

    However, I do agree that the lobbying that occurs needs to be limited - or made fully open and transparent for the public record.
     
  18. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    It's monstrous that members of congress can own shares in businesses directly affected by the laws they vote on, and that lobby groups can lavish all sorts of gifts and benefits on such people in order to buy their votes.

    The US government needs to establish much more strict controls over the private financial dealings of congress and also over the way money is used to lubricate campaign machinery. It must be closely regulated, and it must be transparent.

    It's one thing to meet with a member of congress and plead one's case on an issue. It's another thing to buy them off, and that is the current state of things.
     
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    It is the Indulgence of the current time, and it works.
     
  20. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly right - I totally agree. It's a conflict of interest, and here, such things are very much verboten (as they should be).
     
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    See, libertarians are proven right once again. If only there were no government and capitalism allowed to run freely, congressional insider trading couldn't happen! Of course, earth would quickly be reduced to a smoking wasteland...
     
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    It was the Japanese. No it wasn't over, it was only the beginning...
     
  23. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    You guys are so hypocritical and naive it's actually quite funny.

    Obama has raised more money on Wall Street than all of the GOP candidates combined.

    The numbers are skewed by your reporters because most of the donations end up being made to the party and not Obama directly, to get around campaign finance laws.

    Since every penny the DNC collects will be used to try to reelect Obama, you have to count these funds as well.

    In the right audience, Obama aides will brag about their ability to garner support from Wall Street to the tune of $255m compared to the $120m raised collectively by all GOP candidates. They will quickly compare direct contributions of $3.9m for Obama to $9.6m to Romney when they want to stir up the anti Wall Street crowd.

    You guys should really understand all the data before saying Wall Street owns the GOP. They bought the DNC decades ago.
     
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    You mean never ending one. We have been in more or less election mode crap since oh 2009. We never left it.
     
  25. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    It certainly does feel that way.
     

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