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Our native state teaches the now Stone Mountain of Georgia-roosted gamecock a personal lesson: Newt is acceptable



Mike DeVine Law Gamecock is humbled.


That so many voters that have earned my respect for so many years have chosen to support Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney convinces me that Mitt is not so much better than Newt, that a vote for the former Speaker is not acceptable. Newt is a worthy fighter… and the crow and humble pie ordered herehere and here… needed more sugar and salt, respectively, thank you very much.


I still plan to vote for Mitt on Super Tuesday, but I don’t dismiss the primary voters of my native home state lightly. If Newt can give up the vague Bain Capital attacks and show mature discipline over the next months, he can win my enthusiastic support for the nomination and, of course, in the general election.

Romney ought to have to prove himself worthy to bear the mantle of the Party of Lincoln and Reagan as much as Gingrich ought.


May the best man win, I will be open to the idea that we need a street fighter just now, and …much more later…


Mike DeVine

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6 Responses to SC schools GOP: Newt is acceptable to tea partier conservatives

  • Bruce says:


    The people of the great state of “South Carolina” see what I have seen all along. If you are really looking for a candidate who has a different agenda than the president, if you are really looking for a candidate who has different ideas for America(whether or not they are too grandiose to be feasible) and if you are really looking for a candidate who can stand up to Obama in one on one debates then Newt is your man.

    The Florida primaries more so than the SC primaries will shape how things go in this race. Right now the race is tied between three candidates. Newt doesn’t have to win in Florida he just needs be close. Romney is the one that is under the gun on this one. Because as we head into super Tuesday and more of the southern states participate Santorum can be more of a factor, putting even more pressure on Romney. It is not a topic that is discussed out in the open but there is an uneasiness in the Bible belt with the fact that Romney is a Mormon.

    This could be a long race and even stands a chance of being an open convention. Wouldn’t that be fun.

    Obama ’12……Black in America Baby………The revolution has been televised

  • Bruce says:


    Polls are what they are and they change every day but this one support my theory of Romney having trouble when it comes to getting votes in the southern states (the bible belt). This question was asked in Florida but I think it represents a lot of the south. It says:

    “Gingrich has a 13-point lead over Romney among those who describe themselves as white evangelical Christians and leads by 15 points among self-described tea party movement supporters.”

    If Newt wins Florida its game on.

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Mitt’s problems are great among all conservatives, not just Southerners or Christians or whites of any sort. It could be that white evangelical Christians are smarter or dumber … but Romney has major problems due to Romney…as do all the others!

  • John Stewart says:

    😉 Romney seemed to skip over his stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ( $500,000)when he slammed Newt for his advisory position with Freddie Mac.
    Is the pot calling the kettle black.

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