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Newt leads the Drudge flashpoll

Drudge asks his readers whom Trump should pick for VP. Newt is way out in front. This demonstrates Newt’s popularity and name recognition with Drudge readers.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. explain to us why you prefer Newt to Brown or Sessions. I can understand you preferring Newt to Pence but not the first 2.

    And don’t tell me that Newt brings along the TruCons or the Cucks. They hate him. Pence at least throws a bone to the GOPe, and Brown and Sessions are anti immigrant populists but Newt brings zilch electorally and might even influence Trump towards a more open borders position.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm

  2. No. No. No. Why someone from the solid South? That’s in the bag.

    Why not someone from the Rust Belt or Midwest who can bring a state with them?

    Is this a move to shore up the traditional Republicans threatening to sit out or cross over?


    July 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  3. Gingrich is older than Trump who is no spring chicken himself.

    Gingrich has never won an election larger than that of a congressional district.

    Other than talking, Gingrich has basically done nothing in the 21st century.

    Although his is thinner than Christie he is fat and voters generally won’t vote fat.


    July 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  4. I’ll give Gingrich one thing, that he would be good assassination insurance for Trump (much like crazy uncle Joe Biden for Obama). But he has to help get Trump elected first. Of that I’m doubtful.

    MEH 0910

    July 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  5. Newt’s toupee doesn’t bother anyone? Or his being 73 years old? Or his headstrong nature that won’t take direction?

    Mark Caplan

    July 6, 2016 at 12:04 am

  6. Newt would be a foolish BETA choice; all most as cucked as picking Joni Ernst. Trump should go with Kobach.

    Trump is not the GOP even though he is running as their candidate. He needs to continue to forge his own path/party and not be held down by those old ugly ninnies. To pick some establishment guy would be a bending of the knee especially considering that none of the establishment choices come anywhere near delivering him any big advantage; it will turn out to be the opposite because it is a choice of weakness.


    July 6, 2016 at 12:22 am

  7. You’re out of your mind. Trump needs the chick vote and Newt can’t get it. He’s a nasty character, he’s creepy-looking and his policies are a wash. Trump needs a good-looking young guy with XYZ policy stances (seriously, who cares?) but with the exception of being firmly against illegal immigration.


    July 6, 2016 at 1:51 am

  8. I have Newt at 30 cents to be picked on PredictIt (he’s trading at 26 cents now).

    David Pinsen

    July 6, 2016 at 5:40 am

  9. Newt would wipe out far more cross over votes than he would add from conservatives. Terrible choice.

    July 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  10. Newt would be fine. In a better world, he would have won the election 4 years ago. He’s a skilled rhetoritician and Washington operator who would both amplify the trump brand and win over some Never Trumpers.

    But, he’s corrupt (if not on Hillary levels) and said a lot of bad idea wrong things in the 2000s. He’s not assassination insurance for Trump, because he can be cheaply bought.


    July 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  11. O/T, but this video of Europeans “staring into the eyes” of refugees as an “exercise” in tolerance has convinced me we don’t stand a chance. The other side’s media is so much more powerful, convincing (a la Scott Adams):


    July 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    • Absolutely pathetic. Western Europe never recovered from WWII and Hitler. Their cultures have become completely warped. Anything remotely masculine, pro-European, nationalistic, traditional, etc is regarded as fascism or evil. This worldview has all the depth and hard-headed analysis of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

      This insanity, however, is provoking a right-wing backlash, much of which is steeped in populism and nationalism. Time will tell how strong these movements will become. The elite media and education systems push this vile multiculturalsm, but there are enough older people around who believe their countries are going down the drain.

      Lewis Medlock

      July 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      • thats partly why i don’t understand the liberal push towards universal healthcare, the only people who would benefit are irrelevant old people who actively fight progress and poorly behaved blacks who do the same, but in different ways. liberals should push for state rights, then move to the bluest state


        July 6, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      • The stupidity and manipulability of the masses (esp. women) has always deeply depressed and disturbed me. Most people remain basically children on an emotional level.


        July 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      • “liberals should push for state rights, then move to the bluest state”

        The whole point of liberalism is getting lots of stuff that someone else paid for. There isn’t any advantage in taxing yourself for goodies. Vermont tried to implement a universal healthcare plan and ultimately decided against it because it cost too much…and that’s with the feds covering the old under Medicare. It’s doable if you just raise taxes high enough, but the bluest state in the union decided against it.

        That’s why they want control of the federal government; they can deficit spend to get whatever their heart’s desire.

        Mike Street Station

        July 7, 2016 at 6:07 am

    • That wasn’t created by compassionate people. It was created by cold and calculating people to emotionally manipulate others.


      July 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

  12. Newt is pro immigration. There ends the discussion.


    July 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    • EVERYONE is pro-immigration except Trump and Jeff Sessions. But VPs have no power over policy. All they do is go to funerals and wait around in case the president dies.

      • That’s the real problem in picking a VP or any positions in a future Trump administration; They’re all open borders immigration guys. That’s fine for positions where it doesn’t matter, but how are you going to find a prominent Republican to head Homeland Security who isn’t open borders? It doesn’t matter what the people want, the folks in charge are on opposite ends for this issue.

        Mike Street Station

        July 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      • Everyone is pro-immigration because that’s where the political money is. But I don’t think politicians are really “pro immigration”. They’re just pro getting re-elected. And they need the backing of wealthy donors and corporations to do that. The same politician who’s pro-immigration will be anti-immigration if it’s in their interests. And vice versa. That’s why all the Tea Party candidates ended up switching to the establishment positions by the end of their 2nd term. It’s also why so many candidates start flip-flopping the second they run for president. The positions that got them elected at the state level won’t get them elected nationally.

        That’s what’s great about Newt being 73. He can help Trump do what needs to be done. But he’s too old to have any political aspirations past that. He’ll be 77 at the end of his first term. So Trump’s interests will be his interests. And Trump can’t be bought. That scares the hell out of wealthy donors and corporations.


        July 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  13. The only reason you’re boosting Gingrich is to get the moon colony.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    • What’s wrong with a moon colony?

    • Russia, Japan, China, India and the European Space Agency have all announced plans to establish a moon base by ~2030. NASA has also announced plans to a establish a moon base as part of its efforts to explore Mars.


      July 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    • What’s wrong with a moon colony?

      It’s not worth if it means giving Gingrich the VP slot.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  14. Jan Brewer is an acceptable non-cuck choice.


    July 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  15. You almost had me convinced, but Annie says no:

    Gingrich went open borders. Screw him.

    She suggests several better candidates. My fave is Kobach. Brilliant guy. Harvard Harvard, I think. But still good.


    July 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    • Kobach is great. I’d love to see him in the Trump administration in some capacity including VP. But I haven’t heard is name mentioned very much in that regard. Plus, I thought he’d be passed over because he’s never been a governor or congressman. I figured he’d end up being attorney general or something. He could do some serious damage to the left as attorney general. More than he could as VP.


      July 7, 2016 at 1:25 am

      • Only Coulter has mentioned Kobach, I think. But I don’t read a lot of the commentary.

        You can’t do damage to the left as AG unless your guy gets into the White House. And right now, Trump is doing everything he can to blow it. Even Kaus is criticizing his doubling down on the infamous tweet, and saying that he’s blowing a “gift basket” in the form of the Hillary fix.


        July 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

      • Ann Coulter says Trump is better off picking an obscure candidate who is zealous about his top issue (immigration), like Lincoln did. Otherwise, she says, he’ll get impeached and the open-borders VP takes over:

        David Pinsen

        July 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  16. OT: Lion, I love in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, part of the coveted “I-4 Corridor” that is home to most of the state’s swing voters. For over a week now, pro-Clinton and anti-Trump Super PAC ads have been saturating both cable and broadcast TV channels. Every commercial block contains at least one such ad. There is not a single pro-Trump or anti-Clinton ad on the air here. If this continues unabated, I predict the polls here will soon reflect the advertising blitz. Trump appears caught flat footed. I’d be interested in your thoughts regarding his ability to properly manage a general election campaign.


    July 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    • The election is FOUR months away, and the primary elections showed us that big ad spending doesn’t do as much as people think it does. Jeb Bush spend massive amounts of money on advertising and what good did it do him?

      This shows that the anti-Trumpers and liberals are SCARED if they are spending so much money so early.

      • Leftists no longer have a complete monopoly on information. Whatever data or information they bring up can be either countered or ignored.

        Remember, what the Left believes: America is a racist, sexist, classist, homophobic country, whose economy is built on slavery and colonialism, and who is willing to oil the machinery of capitalism with the blood of he workers. A leftist believe that their job is to punish America and Americans. The question is to what extent do you want to be on the receiving end of that ideology. The levelof lying necessary to sugar this turd is enormous. That ability is greatly weakening.


        July 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

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