Chuck Norris

Even in Florida, Newt's popularity is evident by the sizes of his audiences. Despite the fact that Washington heavyweights John McCain and Bob Dole have come out to endorse Romney -- in a drive that The Boston Globe described as "GOP insiders (rising) up to cut Gingrich down to size" -- the Los Angeles Times reported this past week that "Newt Gingrich (is) winning the crowd contest in Florida."

And despite the fact that Romney and his cronies have and will spend millions more dollars in Florida and Nevada to perforate Newt's character and record again -- according to Newsmax, in Florida 20 times more money has been spent for Romney than has been spent there in support of any other Republican candidate -- I believe that voters will be neither bought by his money nor directed by his political spin and rhetoric, just as those in South Carolina didn't fall for the fool's gold.

More proof came this past week via the triple-gang of the MSM, Romney and Washington elite. They all pounced again on Newt, claiming he is not a Reagan conservative. But they were discounted again, as former President Ronald Reagan's eldest son, Mike, who also has endorsed Newt, joined radio talk show legend Rush Limbaugh by lambasting Newt's critics. Mike said, "I am deeply disturbed that supporters of Mitt Romney are claiming that Newt Gingrich is not a true Reaganite and are even claiming that Newt was a strong critic of my father." And Limbaugh added, "That kind of stuff is why people hate Romney so much."

Newsmax reported that in a 1995 speech at a dinner honoring Reagan, former first lady Nancy Reagan said: "The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive."

There's a reason 34 percent of those who voted for Newt in South Carolina said they "strongly supported" the tea party, dispelling another MSM myth (or is that a wish?) that the tea party's influence has dwindled. Thirty-one percent of independents also voted for Newt.

To the naysayers of Newt, these words from Theodore Roosevelt are appropriate: "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

I think it's time again that "we the people" showed the media and Washington elite exactly who is in charge.

South Carolinians were not duped by the titans of political swing.

Floridian and Nevadan patriots, don't you let them manipulate and muscle your votes, either.

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is a columnist and impossible to kill.