posted on Nov, 15 2011 @ 03:38 AM
Originally posted by eLPresidente
You guys really think Gingrich can hold double digit polling like Ron Paul has? He and Romney are the only ones that have maintained steady numbers
and/or growth this entire time.
That is an incorrect statement, actually. Newt started near the bottom when he entered the race and has slowly, but steadily climbed with each
debate. He didn't explode as a media darling ala Cain or Bachman and he certainly didn't enter the room with SAVIOR in big flashing neon over his
head only to stumble and fall on his face like WCW's Shockmaster entrance Epic Fail ala Rick Perry. If you want to talk steady growth, talk Newt.
Romney has consistantly been the waiting in the wings candidate of choice, I'll grant you that. It seems like there is always about 20% of those
polled who support him. Paul has been the antithesis of consistant polling, at least where scientific polling is conducted. Give the guy an open
internet poll where people with nothing better to do than sit and click "PAUL" all day are involved and the man is a freaking dynamo.
I like Ron Paul, I agree with some (not all) of his ideas and policies, but the fact is he loses the abillity to win this the instant he opens his
mouth and sounds like a feeble old man. The last 3 denates he's recieved a total of about 5 minutes of dais time... nowhere near enough to win this.
The fact is, if he had a commanding presence, he would command the speaking time needed to actually win. He lacks that presence and, sorry to say
it, that is an absolute prerequisite for POTUS.
The trendline points to Newt. Trend lines eliminate blips, soup du jours, and flash in the pan watercooler superstars like Cain and Perry. Trend
lines show that Romney is stagnant and has been essentially since Bachman had her little 15 minutes. Trend lines show that voters have slowly,
defensibly warmed up to Gingrich, read his new contract with America, and are buying into it. They aren't grabbing at the hemm of his robe expecting
him to walk on water, they are actually being swayed to support him... and those are the type of votes that actually win men the nomination and,
ultimately, the presidency.