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Friday, March 2, 2012

Super Tuesday run-up: the GOP candidates

Super Tuesday is just a few days away away. If you are still undecided, or if you want some reference points to either persuade or dissuade a friend, colleague, or relative, I've collected a few background pieces on the four GOP presidential candidates. Candidates are presented in alphabetical order, with links and very brief extracts.

Newt Gingrich @ http://www.newt.org/solutions/

Steve McCann at The American Thinker on Romney, “Newt and the Next-in-Line Problem": “It is clear that in the final analysis, the nomination will come down to Mitt Romney and the anti-establishment candidate; within the present field, the person best suited for the latter role is Newt Gingrich.”

Smart Girl Politics on “Who Is The Real Newt Gingrich?” with a lengthy and critical report on his past actions (this one from 2010): “It seems what he says and what he does are two completely different things.”

Byron York on Gingrich’s ethics violations at The Washington Times: “The bottom line: Gingrich acted properly and violated no laws. There was no tax fraud scheme. Of course, by that time, Gingrich was out of office, widely presumed to be guilty of something, and his career in politics was (seemingly) over.”

Bill Markin at The American Thinker on Newt as a bull in a china shop: “Yes, he's far from perfect, but history is full of flawed characters who have risen to the occasion and done great things. At this point in our history, he may not only be our best hope, but our only hope.”

Ron Paul @ http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ (drop down “Issues” tab)

Jason McNew on “The Case for Ron Paul”: “Ron Paul believes, as the Founders did, that individuals can do a much better job governing their own selves, and should not be ruled over by government.”

Andrew MacCarthy on Paul’s view of The Taliban: “Paul’s claim that the Taliban is just opposed to foreign interference in Afghanistan is patently absurd.”

Spengler (a/k/a David P. Goldman) at PJ Media: Rep. Ron Paul’sdefense of Iran’s nuclear weapons program should surprise no one.”

Mitt Romney @ http://www.electmitt2012.org/about.aspx

NRO’s Andrew McCarthy: “Of course he now says he’d fight torepeal Obamacare, but is Romney really the best candidate to be making that fight? How convincing will he be in decrying wealth redistribution, runaway government spending, and freedom-killing government mandates while he continues championing an overbearing state program that stands as a monument to all those things?”

William Tucker at The American Spectator on “Romney Can Be The Next Reagan”: “I'm hoping Republicans will soon wake up, stop fighting among themselves, and realize that Mitt Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan.”

Jonah Goldberg on “The Case for Romney” at National Review Online: “Conservatives are extremely reluctant to settle or compromise simply on the say-so of the establishment. For good reasons and bad, Romney seems like a compromise.”

Rick Santorum @ http://www.ricksantorum.com/issues

Michelle Malkin at her website (endorsing Santorum): “Character and honor matter. Santorum has it.”

James Delingpole at The Telegraph: “Rick Santorum is a big government conservative.”

Chuck Norris on Townhall: “Though I commend Santorum for some of his stands since leaving Congress -- for example, his opposing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the stimulus, the Fannie-Freddie bailout and the auto bailout -- I have a slew of problems with what he did while serving in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2007.”

For much more on the candidates’ position, visit Project Vote Smarthere. You can go to the “Vote Easy” option, choose your issue(s), check the boxes, and find out how the candidates measure up to your values.

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