For Newt Gingrich, patience is paying off.
With other candidates now failing, it looks like Gingrich may be the one to stop Romney and save the GOP from political oblivion (and a second Obama term).
From the Hill:
Newt Gingrich has jumped to second place and Herman Cain has dropped to third among Republican voters' preferences for which candidate should win the GOP presidential nomination, according to a new poll. According to the McClatchy-Marist Poll, Mitt Romney leads the Republican pack with 23 percent. Gingrich is next with 19 percent, followed by Cain with 17 percent.
Ron Paul follows with 10 percent; the rest of the Republican field fails to hit double digits. The poll also found that a fairly substantial portion of voters — 17 percent — are still undecided on which candidate they want to win the nomination.
This the first significant drop for Cain since the reports broke about allegations that he sexually harassed a number of women while serving as president of the National Restaurant Association in the '90s. It also indicates that Gingrich is picking up some of those voters cooling to Cain.
US News and World Report also shows good news for the former Speaker of the House:
Newt Gingrich has edged out much of the competition and is tied with Mitt Romney for second place behind Herman Cain in the 2012 GOP presidential race, according to a new poll released today by CBS News.
Cain had lost some support over allegations of sexual harassment by four women, but he still clings to the top spot with 18 percent support, according to the poll. Romney, who has also slightly declined in support from earlier polling, received 15 percent support, tying him with an emergent Gingrich.
The poll, conducted from Nov. 6-10 surveyed 1,029 registered voters nationwide and 382 voters who said they plan on voting in a Republican primary.
The survey shows declining support for Cain among women and some conservatives. In a CBS News poll taken in late October, Cain was the top Republican for women, with 28 percent support. In the most recent poll, that had dropped to just 15 percent.
Gingrich's rise is buoyed in part by increased support from voters who identify with the Tea Party movement, showing an increase of eight points over the previous CBS News poll. Cain's support has dropped from 32 percent to 19 percent in that group, according to CBS News.
Gingrich, the former House Speaker, has turned in solid debate performances, often lecturing on policy and chastising moderators for their questions. His penchant for weaving historical references into his responses and criticizing the media have been well received by Tea Party conservatives—a group that has been groping to find a champion in the 2012 race.
First, we in the conservative movement have one paramount objective. That is the defeat of Barack Obama.
Who can do that?
I love Michele Bachmann but I simply do not see her able to defeat Obama. Rick Perry? Forget about him. Ignoring policy issues for a moment, his famous brain freeze, following his other bad debate performances doom him.
Herman Cain? His incompetent handing of the sexual harassment hatchet job on him have done him in. Does anyone really believe that after the terrible way he has handled this crisis he could really stand toe to toe against the Obama machine?
Many conservatives are starting to realize that Newt Gingirch is the best candidate we have and the candidate most likely to defeat not only Mitt Romney in the primaries, but Barack Obama in the general election.
If we fail to defeat Obama, then we have lost and we cannot afford to lose.
Newt is the best choice we have, bar none, to beat Obama. He can deliver!!!
Vetting him is truly the important thought here. Gingrich has given us plenty of material to go over on his website and that should help. After firmly refusing to consider him when this race began, I am now coming to think he may be the only one able to win against Obama in a debate and in the election.
If he continues to show the mature wisdom and experience as he has recently, and if he doesn't slip back into the "Pelosish" arrogance of his speaker days, Gingrich will be hard to beat.
. . . . . and don't stop praying for this nation.
He admits that the couch stunt with the Princess was a HUGE mistake!
@ Deb ...yes he did , but not the reason behind the couch stunt , he did not say that was a mistake only getting caught hobnobbing with the Witch
Sorry, but Newt actually apologized for that and called himself stupid for doing it, not once but twice. The latest being this week on Hannity's interview.
Yep, I found 3 in a search a week ago Agi.
Why do people post, with no research? Sheesh!
Hey! i included Links
If Newt says he was "stupid" for the bench scene w/ Pelosi...
and since he's so smart...
Far be it from me to contradict the Great Debating Team Champ
...even though the big "R" and megaphone on his varsity letter sweater are stained with biscuits and red-eye gravy. (metaphors for those who are game to take them on)
Newt plays politics like they all do. It would not be wise to fight with Pelosi unless it is on the floor of the House.
Aqi, Yes he did. I had the opportunity to ask him about it personally. I met him in Las Vegas and I was able to ask him about all of the concerns that I had about him. I asked him about the commercial with Nancy Pelosi, "What the hell were you thinking." He said "I wasn't and it was one of the biggest mistakes I have made."
Go here to read the other question I asked him and his answers. http://www.rightface.us/forum/topics/damn-newt
Commentary for everyone's consideration:
Newt Gingrich is no conservative