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Newt seems too volatile and unpredicatble

Reader comment on item: Why Newt Gingrich Was Right about Palestinian History
in response to reader comment: Speaker Gingrich Understands What's at Issue - And That's the Problem For the Others

Submitted by sara (United States), Jan 20, 2012 at 17:03

Mr Tovey,

While I appreciate your thinking and agree with you in principle, I am having a hard time getting behind a vote for Newt. If I was a one-issue voter, I would vote for him solely based on his comments about Israel. I believe that he has a great understanding of history, of politics, presents his arguments elegantly and eloquently, and would no doubt be magnificent in a BHO debate. But the fact remains that his past baggage is a real detriment to his election, as well as his falling outs with political entities. If we are completely practical, we must calculate which number is bigger- the number of conservatives who will sit out in protest and not vote for Romney vs. the number of independents who will vote for Romney and not for Newt.

I don't like the realities either, and I am very unsatisfied voting for Romney (is this the best we can do?) BUT, he can get the job done, is a cool headed, savvy and competent politician (unfortunately a necessary skill set) and he can right many wrongs. If the burning issue is to oust BHO, we must think practically. I hope that you will.


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