Are You a Republican? We Want to Hear From You

The California Republican Party spring convention will be held in Burlingame later this month.

Newt Gingrich is coming to the Peninsula in late February to headline the California Republican Party spring convention. The last day to register to attend is Feb. 17.

If you are a Republican, we would like to know what you think of Newt Gingrich. How does he fare against the other candidates? What chances does he have to win the republican nomination?

How do you feel about his stance on the issues? Gingrich wants to:

  • Abolish capital gains taxes.
  • Repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
  • Reform the immigration system, making it easier to deport criminals while making it easier for visitors and talented professionals to come to the U.S.
  • Make English the official language of the U.S.

Please let us know in the comments.

tom pearson February 16, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Newt Gingrich is one of the biggest hypocrites in the political business. He is unelectable in any election and is strictly in it for the money. The GOP candidates for 2012 are pathetic thus far, a parade of losers surging to the front then dropping out of sight after we get to know them. Romney can only muster 25% of the vote and inspires nobody.
Andy C February 16, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Obama has been a real winner for the country, right?
Brash Brazen February 17, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Why not have "Yosemite Sam" headline the state GOP convention,he's got about as much of a chance to beat Obama as "Richie Rich","Moral Orel" & "Elmer Fudd" the other cartoonish Republican contenders ?!? Let's hope these out of touch conservative morons take the Republican majority with them in crushing defeat !!!
Bob Winters February 17, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Month over month improvements in the economy aren't contributing to the GOP's hope for US economic failure as their only chance to elect one of their stellar candidates. I voted for Obama, but I'm for the betterment of the country, not a party. Give me a better alternative and I'll make my choice accordingly. So far the GOP has failed to sway me.
David Carini February 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Brash, out of the current candidates, who do you think has the best chance of defeating Obama?
Dianna Taylor February 17, 2012 at 05:51 PM
So much for Womens Rights if the GOP win!!! YUK !!!!!!!!!!!!
Dogbert February 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Joe Capote February 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I agree. The slew of GOP candidates has been underwhelming at best. Even the Obama haters of the world cannot articulate any positives about this collective group.
Camden Swita February 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM
So, if people are voting for Obama because of a lack of a better alternative, what changes in policy or message would make these candidates the better alternative??
Janet Arline Barker February 18, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I’m for anyone, but Obama. He has added more debt and now stolen from social security (as evidenced in the ‘tax-reduction’ bill that passed today). By the way, he said he would never do that. He continues to divert our attention from the real issues of economic recovery and homeland security, by throwing lavish parties, having expensive and over-the-top vacations, and playing golf instead of being the chief executive the people of America voted for. I’m for economic recovery and tax advantages that keep business in America and encourage business owners to grow their businesses. That puts more real money (not Obama printed money) into circulation, plus adding more real jobs, supported by business revenue, not taxes.
Joe Capote February 18, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I'm with you on the spending, Janet, but I am skeptical that any intitiative to stimulate business and economy on American soil through tax cuts and inentives will succeed.
Antonio Catpo February 18, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Janet, you didn't answer the question.
Bob Winters February 18, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Please name your alternative, "anyone" is rather vague. Lavish parties? They never existed before 2008? I work 40-60 hours a week and look forward to my vacation, I could only imagine a President that was expected to deal with real world situations without downtime. BTW, there are plenty of more active golfing CE's including both GWB and GHWB. (http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2009-02/presidentsranking), but again, anyone can sound bite all day long... provide a better alternative and I'll seriously consider other options.
Janet Arline Barker February 18, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Actually I do not mean to say anyone but Obama...I’ll support a candidate with experience, integrity, and character. Charisma is a ‘nice to have’, but clearly not required. I am waiting for the California Primary to see who is still in the running, then make my selection.
Kali February 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I would vote for Newt Gingrich. I agree with all his policies, don't care if he is not "Charismatic" ( look where that has gotten us ). I believe he is strong, and will get things done.I do not believe he has an alternative agenda as Obama does ( I actually believe Obama is not running the show ). The only thing Obama has done is caused my Health insurance rates to skyrocket. Newt would not stand for those Occupiers destroying property. Did you hear one thing from Obama? I could care less about Newt's past. Nobody cared about Obama's past did they..
Marc Parent February 18, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I am not a huge Newt fan, however I do believe that we need to replace Obama. Never hs this country elected someone who is so shrouded in mystery as to his grades and backround. I do believe he was born in the US and thats not the issue, but clearly Illinois has now surpassed Louisiana as the most corrupt state in the USA. He vows to battle wall street, the appoints Tim Geithner, who came from wall street. He wanted to tax those with incomes of 500k and above, then reduced that to couples 250K and above. He blows into town, spouts rhetoric, collects money then leaves, what happened to the "change" part of Barrack? and I don't even want to address Solyndra, and that was a huge bilking of taxpayer dollars. I think its time for Barack to go, as with the two party system, makes this an us and them society, which is divisive. Also despite the header, I believe most respondants are Democrats. Given the choice Barry or Newt, I am taking Newt, (and I really prefer Mitt as he is more moderate).
Marc Parent February 18, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Bob, lets focus on tomorrow, you obviously live in the past. The current state of the economy is not good, bailouts, stimulus, healthcare, solyndra, what has this all done to help? Can you tell me? Still over 8 Million unemployed, and the recovery, according to most economists is anemic at best. Speaking about past presidents does not speak of the 2012 election. Lest we dive back to fannie and freddie problems created by Barney Frank and Bill Clinton, and the ensuring real estate bubble making GW create TARP, I think you need to check you facts, and leave the game of golf out of it.
Marc Parent February 18, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Shrink the budget, lawmakers take a pay cut and get the same Obamacare we get, but primarily there needs to be entitlement reform, social security and medicare, without that we will be like Greece in 50 years, this is the key fact that all politicians (except Paul Ryan have a plan to discuss), the economy growth is anemic, the news you read does not account for people who have stopped looking for work, unemployment depending on region still ranges from 9-16%, depending on state and ethnicity, spending money has not helped, if you recall, this is what kept us in the depression was FDR creating big government, and this is the same response from the current administration
Marc Parent February 18, 2012 at 09:02 PM
There is your compassionate liberal response. If morons like this vote, thats why the country is in bad shape.
Bob Winters February 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Marc, I couldn’t agree more, the past is no way to guide the future. I was just remarking on the, “replace this with something (anything) else”. If we don’t rethink the way we govern, we are destined to repeat it. I don’t see valid options from Dems or Repubs. The closest thing I’ve seen to blowing logical smoke up the status quo’s behind is from Warren Buffet. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43670783/ Make our representatives responsible to us, not their careers.
Bob Winters February 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM
It's not policy, it's character... you can't change that. Anybody (including Obama) can adopt a new policy.
Marc Parent February 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Diana, I am curious as to what rights will women lose based on the GOP winning the Presidency?
Bhatman February 19, 2012 at 06:45 PM
"...I do believe he was born in the US", but deep down inside your inner gollum still whispers "Foreigner! Foreigner, Obama! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!!"
Antonio Catpo February 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Is this the best NEOCONS can come up with? really? PATCH asks about your opinion of Newt and you write this nonsense? You must be a 5-year-old kid or at least have his development level
Jeff McKown February 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Republicans and Democrats all agree that the economic recovery is not proceeding as fast as we would like. But think for a minute...why do we need Obama to lead a "recovery?" What are we recovering from? What led to our economic woes in the first place? We are recovering from 8 years of economic policies that failed at a historic level. The most significant problem the GOP has now is that its candidates offer nothing new, and instead promise a return to the same economic philosophy that led us over the cliff earlier in the decade. I'll take slow and steady improvement with the President over a return to policies that have already proven themselves to be catastrophically destructive.


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