Ed Page: Should Newt quit if he's spanked in Florida? Or should he stay in as the conservative standard-bearer?
Dan Valerio: Being a Republican ... it scares me. What other options do we have?
Paul Paulhus: Stay in ... the entertainment is free and the lies keep getting bigger.
Lonnie Alper Shapiro: He should have never been in the race.
Lorna Nichols Hosley: Buh-bye. One man stays home at night and is faithful to his wife, works at being a good father; the other marries 3 times and plays around ... so remind me again, which is the representative of "family values"?
John Porriello: No, I want to see him debate President Obama.
Renate Fisher Sterrett: I would love to see that as well!
Mario Hasz: Why is there always a big rush to declare a winner? What about the voters in the other 46 states?
Kevin White: Newt should quit before the vote and save Florida voters the waste. He's entertaining, but not electable.
Elaine Coleman: I kind of like having him in the race, as a reminder of conservative hypocrisy.
Robert Slate: But if he quits ... then the first permanent base on the moon might be .... French?!?
James Pavlick: If Romney wins in Florida it is inevitable he will be the nominee. If this occurs, everyone needs to unite and get behind him. He was not my first choice, but he is infinitely preferable to Obama.
Michael Kelly: @James, if that happens, I would be very interested in taking a look at 3rd parties. I will vote principle over party.
James Pavlick: That is utterly suicidal. Just go ahead and vote for Obama. A vote for anyone other than the GOP nominee will hand Obama a second term. Have we learned nothing since 1992?
Michael Kelly: James, I would be interested. I'm not a fool. But I'm not about to say everything's all right with the GOP and fall in line behind Romney. It'll be a decision I would have to make in the final days of the election. That means unlike 2008, I would not donate, walk precincts or volunteer in any way.
Dominic Mazzoccoli: Go Newt!
Jessica Fuller Townsend: First, the words "Newt" and "spank" should never be used together in the same sentence. Second, NO! Keep Obama guessing till the bitter end! Make him run on his record instead of against a Republican candidate for as long as possible! Personally, I think Romney is a horrible candidate and I'm surprised he's even in the mix. I'd love to see Obama debate Newt!
Mark Pappa: They must embrace everyone's supporters. As Jack Welch said, let Ron Paul have a place at the table when all is said and done. This has been a bitter fight but the party must come together in the end. This race can't end soon enough. Time to pick the horse and get to work.
How Did You Like The State Of The Union Speech?
Ed Page: How'd Obama do in his big speech?
Michael Polito: Was it long enough?
Andrew Teixeira: Real talk, Ed ... Great ideas on tax reform..The blueprint for a long,stable, economy ... and explaining where spending is necessary for growth and innovation … and definitely put Congress on the block to get in gear :) Loved every second of it.
Jonathan Hardy: I saw a lot of the same solutions he talked about in his victory speech three years ago and speeches from his first 90 days … stuff didn't work then, won't work now. But it seems he sold his base on at least one more year of failed policy.
Chris Ward: Obama is very good at giving a speech. He has a mixed record to run on, but Congress is to blame for part of his lack of success. The economy is showing signs of improvement; he saved the auto industry, which is something the Republicans never would have done (they only save Wall Street). With experience there's reason to believe he'll do a better job in his second term, something that looks more and more inevitable every time Romney and Gingrich open their mouths.
Jay Tepper: It must have been a great speech, judging from the comments by the usual suspects. Get used to it, boys and girls. Four more years for you to whine and complain.
Sean Cooper: Good observation, Jay. He was talking to America like we were all little boys and girls.He will never get re-elected. Jimmy Carter all over again.
Chris Ward: Really? Which of the Republican candidates is Reagan?
Tom Nash: After 35 minutes, I went to bed. I kept waiting to hear about the state of the union and all I heard was what he was going to do! Well, he has had three years to do these things and has talked about them for three years. Yet little if anything has been accomplished. The man has no credibility!
Ed Page: I believe Mr. Obama's political opponents have been quite proud of blocking Obama's every initiative. It'll be interesting to see whether Congress gives him the authority he's seeking to consolidate functions of the executive branch and so reduce the size of government. That's a nice little box he put them in.
Michelle Foyt: I thought it was great but there's an ugly fight ahead for all of us.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun