Newt WOWS At CPAC
Watching a replay while I wait to hear Newt speak. Some guy is speaking right now, stumping/opening for Rick Santorum, Dude just told a joke.
There is this bar a few doors down, into this bar walks a Conservative, a Republican, and a Liberal and the people in the bar call out – Hi Mitt!
A hearty spattering of laughter (delayed) and moderate clapping.
I’m going to live comment/blog while I catch Newts speech on TeeVee. I had wanted to go to CPAC, but decided to be fiscally conservative and sit this one out. Then I heard that the occupy communists were planning to do a bunch of mischief there……….and I was so tempted to go after all. With a handful of old fashioned hatpins. Oh yeah baby!
Watching Rick’s speech being replayed – meh – I expected it to be a bit more inspiring. And who is that woman behind him? Is it his daughter? Now, I am NOT trying to be mean to her, but I cannot help but to notice that she looks almost exactly like Rick – and that while Rick is an “OK” looking man, his face on a female is not resulting in a fortunate outcome in terms of beauty.
The following commentary is entirely based on my very own point of view.
Callista is opening for her husband. I can say that I am glad to see her being included. It’s good timing, in my opinion. But she is clearly not accustomed to public speaking, although her speech is decent so far. Some amusing little pleasantries. Nice close.
Newt, relaxed and easy. “People based campaign”. Thanks his volunteers.
He’s speaking about the period where Republican and Conservatives became less and less compatible with each other. The Reagan era.
“Bold solutions – compared to managing decay” The “establishment America” is the America that can’t. They are hating on him because he wants to break the grip of the establishment.
I believe he is right on that.
Unleash American people to rebuild the American we love. Repeal obamacare. Repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal sarvan-oxley (?) (I don’t have that spelled correctly – I am sure.) Those are the appetizers. Then: fire the CZARS. (big applause) Approve the Canadian pipeline to TX. People are hollering NEWWWWT. Something about Jerusalem, and no money for abortion. Ax all attacks that obama has instituted against religion.
By the time obama gets back home to Chi-town (after LOSING re-election) 40% of his activities while in the White House are repudiated. By Newt and Congress.
All that on day one. (I think he should dial back a smidge on that – and PLEASE don’t add MORE)
Crowd is responding really well to him. Best of the three so far for crowd response.
12.5 % tax rate. Allows companies to compete – GE will have to pay taxes. Abolish Death Tax – great applause.
Mentions Romney’s tax return tax rate – but, and this is important, says nothing negative – says doesn’t want to raise Romneys – wants everyone to pay what Mitt does ….. NICE.
He is DEFINING his proposals clearly. He is being very detailed, which is different than the Mitt and Rick, who both spoke in very general terms, but gave little in the way of specifics.
He wants to open US for gas/oil production. Makes US safer and more secure. prosperous. Slammed obama gas prices. “No more having to bow to Saudi Kings….PERIOD,” said Newt.
Audit the Fed – who got our money and why? He’ll get rid of Bernaki.
Closing on two big topics:
War on religion by obama and courts. It’s real, he says. obama is committed to waging war on Catholic church if he wins reelection. Bold solution: “Re-establish the right of the people”, said Newt.
Administration lies about who our enemies are, today Americans are being held hostage in Egypt. Need profound national debate about nation security and specifically radical Islamist who seek to kill us.
“Big choice/big decision election.” Coins the phrase “Conservative Dream Team” – Perry, Todd Palin, Ollie North, Herman Cain, many more, on his side. Need to teach Republican establishment a lesson!
Nice close, standing O.
Best of the three candidate speeches.