Friday, January 20, 2012

By Popular Demand

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Blogger Bob Bohne said...

I wonder which of the Republican front runners convinced Newts wife to do this interview. Kind of reminds me of when they trashed Cain.

January 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Trying to follow this story and hear more opinions. I was listening to Smirconish yesterday. His take on it is that since ABC ran the story and it was front page, CNN would have been negligent if it didn't address the issue. It also gave Gingrich his first opportunity to address the allegations before a national audience, and he was prepared to do so. Obviously to his benefit. However, offering up the explanation that his close friends know that he never made these statements to his wife is moronic. How could they possibly know. So if Newt get's the nomination, Obama becomes the family values candidate.

January 21, 2012 at 7:51 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

No, he pretty stays the anti-business, job-killing, food-stamp candidate.

January 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

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January 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Long night? Sorry buddy, but George Bush still holds the title of the food Food Stamp president. The number of food stamp recipients grew to nearly 14.7 million while he was in office. NPR had a program about food stamps the other day. In case you didn't hear it, they said 50% of users are children, 20% seniors and 10% are disabled. Food stamp fraud is down to a low of about 6.5% and about 30% of those eligible to use food stamps don't request them. I'd argue that Obama set's a better example when it comes to family values than Newt, but that's pretty obvious, isn't it?

January 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

...oh, and I have some friends that work for GM. They would disagree with your anti-business statement.
But I will say this. For entertainment value, you can't beat the Republican primaries.

January 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Mrs. Spencerblog is sure hooked. And becoming a big Newt fan.

January 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Oh! Now you're going to play the Mrs. Spencer card! LOL

January 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

BTW - Which Newt does Mrs. Spencer like? The one that was a philandrer or the family value Newt? The one that took health industry money and supported individual mandates or the one against individual mandates? The one that bashed Freddie Mac or the Newt that took over a million from Freddie Mac? The one that said we had to do something about climate change of the Newt who doesn't buy into climate change? Will the real Newt please stand up!

January 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

I think it's the one who stood up for the idea of encouraging poor kids to work and put the media in its place for trying to make old sad story about his failed marriage, new again.

I hope that answers your question.

January 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Oh. OK. The new Newt! Now, let me suggest that we leave Mrs. Spencer out of this, because she's quite nice, and I think you would agree that she operates at a much higher level than those of us on Spencerblog. That being said, I'd like to hear your opinion on Smirconish's take on the CNN's decision to ask that question to Newt.

January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

I've got no problem with CNN or King asking the question and I think Newt handled it brilliantly.

January 21, 2012 at 8:22 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Well then, we agree. I'm following this primary closely, and I've come to the conclusion that out of all of the Republican candidates, the one who has earned the most respect, and has held true to his ideals is Santorum. I don't agree with his position on most issues, but he does come across as being sincere. He is also unquestionably a decent family man. And after watching the debate for a second time, I think Santorum was the winner on substance. Unfortunatly, Newt's arrogance and use of rhetoric trumped substance.

January 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I can't vote for Santorum. Can't do it, won't do it, I'll vote for the McDonald/Bohne ticket instead in a one-man write-in campaign.


I made the arguments that Obama was unqualified to be Chief executive in 2008, never holding an actual executive position in the past. Nevermind his beliefs, Santorum, with one extra term as Senator, would be the same.

January 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Steve - I could never vote for Santorum either, but I believe he has earned a degree of respect for his campaign, his dedication to his beliefs (even though I believe they are somewhat warped), and for his handling of the issues in the debates.

January 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

he has been 100% consistent, whether you agree with him or not. However, he's one one of the extreme sides of the political spectrum: to me this is never beneficial for a nation as diverse as we are. In combination with his lack of leadership credentials, I don't see Rick Santorum being an ideal POTUS. If he somehow becomes the nominee, I can't support him. And if I were to somehow stake a claim for his candidacy in say, September or October, you'll have this thread to direct me towards.

January 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Steve - You won't get an argument from me on that. I agree with you 100%.

January 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I felt the same way about Obama in 2008 and I know a lot of others did as well. Just find it to be hypocritcal for anyone who wanted an executive who had experience with the economy in 2008 to back this guy now.

January 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM 

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