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Georgia senators say don’t count Gingrich out

Georgia Republican Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson have positive things to say about fellow Georgians – and likely presidential candidates – Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.

In interviews with Roll Call, Chambliss and Isakson cautioned against dismissing Gingrich in the wake of comments attacking Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plans as “radical change from the right” and “right-wing social engineering.”

Although Gingrich’s comments have been widely interpreted as a death-knell to his budding campaign, Chambliss said, “If this is the worst hill he has to climb in the primary, I’d say he’s in pretty good shape.”

Chambliss praised Gingrich as “the smartest politician I know,” mentioning that the former speaker of the House is “a great communicator, he has really good ideas and I think he’d make a very good president.”

Isakson echoed Chambliss’ comments, saying that, “you can’t underestimate him as an individual and a politician” and that Gingrich has “some great ideas.”

Each senator offered a degree of reservation about Gingrich. Isakson said, “if you aren’t thinking, you don’t need to be in this job.”

The other Georgian in the race, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, received similarly supportive feedback from the state’s senators.

“Herman’s a very articulate guy, he’s got a good business background,” Isakson said. “He’s a great speaker, and I know Herman well and have a high regard for he and [Gingrich] both.”

Cain ran against Isakson in the 2004 Republican primary for Senate. Isakson recalled the race, in which Cain placed second, saying that Cain “was underestimated… It was a three-man race, and the incumbent Congressman who ran against me finished third.”

Chambliss said that Cain was a “bright guy, a good sound businessman. And, again, would make a very good president, in my opinion.” He speculated that Cain is “going to get a really good look by a lot of people.”

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    Ok,let’s be straight here; Gingrich, Pawlenty, Perry, Cain, Huckabee,Trupm…just name it… just about anyone,… for there is a lot of them out there making a lot, a lot of noise.

    Actually the american public knows much better than that, are we not?

    In regards for presidential candidates,I pose only one and only one single question – WHO REALLY SPEAKS FOR THE PEOPLE?

    Let’s focus momentarily on Gov Sarah Palin,shall we?

    Something brief about the good governor…and then some;

    SARA PALIN IS PERHAPS ONE GOOD POSSIBILITY – IF NOT THE MUST POWERFUL ONE – FOR PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE ON 2012.

    SHE DOES REPRESENTS THE REAL POWER OF THE PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY, DEFENDING THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES THAT GIVES THE CORE-PLATFORM OF THIS GREAT NATION,…AND IN DOING SO, GALVANIZES THE REAL TRUE EVERYDAY EMERICAN SPIRIT OF GOONESS, HONOR INTEGRITY AND DISCIPLINE.

    WE,THE PEOPLE, A CURE FOR THE TOXIC-CANCEROUS MEGA-CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON;

    IT SEEMS THE TEA PARTY PHENOMENON IS A GOOD SERUM AGAINST THE TOXIC OBAMA GANG MEGA-CORRUPTED MACHINERY

    Let’s consider briefly the current dynamics;

    WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY – WE ARE UNDER ATTACK BY ENEMY FORCES FROM ABROAD AND FROM WITHIN.
    A FRACTION OF THOUGHT

    Lets’ consider two interrogatives and formulate a possible answer.

    First question; – WHO IS/ARE AT HELM OF OUR NATION? NOW?

    An answer;- A GROUP OF BANDOLEROS,…A BAND OF GREEDY PEOPLE LOOKING FOR SATISFACTION ON SELFISH INTERESTS,,…AN ORGANIZATION CHICAGO MAFIA-STYLE LOADED WITH CORRUPTED POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE FORM WHERE OBAMA AND OTHERS COMES FROM,…A CONGLOMERATE OF INDIVIDUALS TERRORISTS FRIENDLY-ORIENTED WITH AGENDA OF DESTRUCTION FOR OUR COUNTRY,…A PACK OF PEOPLE WITHOUT LOYALTY TO THIS NATION MOVED BY DYNAMICS WITH ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS,…A COVENANT OF ANTI-AMERICANS, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, ENEMIES OF THE STATE AND SO IN TREASON,…AN ELITE OF DESTRUCTION FOR OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM…THEY ARE THE ‘PRESIDENTIAL CONSORTIOUM’

    Second question ;- HOW TO RECTIFY THE CURRENT SCENARIO?

    Answer ;- WE THE PEOPLE should elect individuals that reflect the greatness of the good people of this great country.

    Our contry needs individuals that’…

    1. FIGHT CORRUPTION

    2. DO NOT COMPROMISE -IN ANY WAY, NOR AT ANY TIME – WITH NOBODY INSIDE THE CORRUPTED ATMOSPHERE.

    3. REALLY LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE – KNOW THE ISSUES AND REAL CONCERNS FIRST HAND, FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

    4. WHEN TALK TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD ,LET THEM KNOW THE VIRTUES AND GREATNESS OF OUR COUNTRY – HOW NOBLE , KIND AN HELPFUL AMERICANS ARE…AND HOW STRONG IS OUR SPIRIT ON THE DETERMINATION DO DEFEND AND PRESERVE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES THAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT.

    5. UNDERSTAND VERY CLEAR THAT THE GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION IS ONE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE AND IS THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WHO HAS THE FINAL WORD ON EVERYTHING.

    6. RESPECT AND PROTECT LIFE

    Because in final analysys whoever president?…is to understand that is in charge,… has the responsability, and authority,… for she/he has the POWER FROM THE PEOPLE.
    In others words,few characteristic are IMPERATIVE to be present;- GOOD CHARACTER,… INTEGRTIY,… HONESTY,… COMMON SENSE,…VISION AND DICIPLINE.

    CONCLUSSION; To find individuals of such latitud is dificult,.. some times… but extremely imperative,…so careful observation, research, and investigation should be and must be done by every member of the american electorate for the current status HAS TO BE REPLACE WITH INDIVIDUALS with SUCH CHARACTERISTICS…and on that…..we have a very good notion, who they might be and where to find them,..correct?

    WE NEED TO STAY FOCUS!

    RIGHT! , ON 2012 ECLECTION…won’t we?

    IT WOULD BE WISE TO REMOVE THE LEFT-EXTREMIST FROM POSITIONS SO THE BAND OF TRAITORS/ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (THE OBAMA GANG ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL CORRUPTED ADMINISNTRATION) WILL NOT HAVE LEVERAGE TO CONTINUE DECIMATING OUR NATIONAL STRUCTURE.____

    So,IN 2012, WE COULD AND WE CAN PUT THEM ALL OUT OF COMMISION AND REPALCE THEM WITH TRUE REAL PATRIOTS….INDIVIDUALS OF GOOD CHARACTER WITH INTEGRITY AND HONESTY, PEOPLE ADVOCATES WILLING TO GIVE THE GOOD FIGHT TO DEFEND AND PRESERVE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES THAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT.____

    However, providing that IF the situation gets so precarious that we HAVE TO launch for…uhh! let’a say…. FULMINANT MASSIVE-IMPEACHMENT- (would that apply to the one posing and playing presidency now? – Obama?)…and boys and girls WE,THE PEOPLE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES.____

    Need I say more?__Oh! yes one more thing; Sarah Palin for presidential office 2012, and in doing so, WE START TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK!

    INDEED, WE,THE PEOPLE, ARE THE CURE FOR THE TOXIC-CANCEROUS MEGA-CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON.

    GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY!

    Opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

  • John

    I just want to see who is left standing after the primaries.

    I want to see Obama out and a Republican in.

    Anyone is better than Obama.

    Obama has done far worse in two years, than Bush did his two terms.

    Make no mistake about it, Bush did his fair share mistakes to mess this country up.

    But Bush didn’t do it with malice towards this country as Obama has.

  • loudog

    David Gregory pulled a Couric on him! He just tricked Newt into answering the question honestly. The last thing we need is our Presidential candidates being tricked by the lamestream media with questions, expecting them to answer honestly!

  • libertyatstake

    I’ve actually thought Cain / Gingrich sounds pretty damn good as a ticket. Cain as the man of the moment. Gingrich as the trusted insider providing consulting advice. Newt needs to just play it easy and stop shooting himself in the head rhetorically to make it happen. I know from personal experience Mr. Cain will take care of his end of the deal himself.

    d(^_^)b
    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • votersofny

    This guy hasn’t changed and he won’t. Didn’t we learn from Obozo telling us all those lies? Look what we got. Aren’t you people tired of getting aholes representing us.? I mean, really.

    I am not the brightest bulb on the tree but damn, I haven’t done ANY of the things many politicians have done. Not even close. And I don’t even know any people that have.

    So let’s let’s look at Gingrich once again.

    He was screwing someone while married while trying to nail Clinton for
    the same thing.

    He was part of the check-kiting scandal.

    He had a couple of suspicious book dealing with Murdock and it appears
    he did him favors in return for millions.

    He was screwing some AGAIN when married for the 2nd time.

    He got his wife a ‘job’ making $2500 a month that looked suspious
    while taking money form GOPAC instead of of it going to charity.

    He shut down the govt because Clinton made him and Bob Dole sit in the
    back of Air Force 1 and exit the back of the plane. He told a room
    full of reporters this so it’s on record.

    John Boehner, Tom Delay, Armey and someone else was trying to get rid
    of him as Speaker but he found out and upset the plan. Point here is
    he wasn’t all that liked as Speaker.

    He is the same bum he has always been.

  • log cabin

    Never say never in politics. He’ll catch a second wind,,,just watch.

  • tommiec

    Newt will go down with one of the greatest quotes ever uttered in a campaign. After his infamous appearance on ‘Meet the Press” last weekend and trying desperately to take his words back he said, ‘Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood’.

    Yeah, he’s still a viable candidate.

  • Miguel Saavadera

    Trust me; “Count him out.”

    Newt shot himself, and the more he talks the deeper in that tar pit he shovels himself.

    Against Herman Cain, a fellow Georgian, he stands at one while Cain stands at ten, with Cain going up, Newt going down …

  • thephranc

    How can I count him out when I never counted him in?