Skip to comments.FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH DEFENDS HIS RECENT COMMENTS ON MITT ROMNEY [Audio wth Howie Carr]
Posted on 01/11/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defends his recent comments on Mitt Romney. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Howie up in New Hampshire to talk about his campaign and how they are doing. Also Howie grilled the Newt on recent comments he made against Mitt Romney.
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This all boils down to, “Do we want a greedy SOB to be our President?”
Newt, Newt, Newt, remember when you were defending your fellow Republicans and attacking the press with your razor-sharp debate answers and you skyrocketed in the polls? Remember that? That, that was great.
No wonder capitalism is losing, since apparently Howie Carr and others don’t seem to understand it. Or he’s just seeming dense as a way to grill Newt.
I love how Newt get the interviewers to stu-st-stu-stutt-tt—tter.
Her sure knocks them off their game.
Howie sounds like he is quite thick in the cranium.
Newt sounds tired.
Rush Limbaugh reporting at noon PST that Newt, at a book signing appearance in SC, has retracted his criticism of Romney’s Bain Capital history, saying that he had crossed the line. Who knows?
I like your tagline. Kind of reminds me of me, if I may be so bold.
To save the few brain cells I have left, I’ve decided to ignore all politicians until Primary and Presidential election days.
Rush is reporting that Newt has announced he has officially backed off this path against Romney per a talk with a SC voter.
There’s no honor among thieves, but they do conspire to legalize and commit thievery. As for Atlas, she’s a manly, government-connected, socialist professional, sucking up all of the debt and stealing from her neighbors. We few in the private parts of the economy will continue to avoid buying, until she shrugs. Nay. Until she slumps.
ZZ Top said this: "We're bad and we're nationwide."
“We’re bad and we’re nationwide”.
Now that is as good or even better.
If Newt has committed the unpardonable, let’s just acknowledge that and move on down the road. He took a well-desrved shot at Romney, which hurt him more than Romney. So, can we puleeeze advance our agenda of firing the “fourth best” President of the United States and give this a rest?
The biggest problem with electing Mitt, and Congratulatons for this GOP idiot establishment, is that he DOES NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE BASE. Consequently, Republican voter turnout will be seriously depressed, causing losses in the down races in the House and Senate. I will be the first to call it. If Romney wins the nomination, we will gain only TWO of a possible 23 seats in the Senate and there is a 50/50 chance we will lose the House.
Newt is so right to raise the question. Should Romney with limited liability be able to purchase a company, borrow enormously through that company, take that borrowed money as fees, and then depart leaving that company to file bankruptcy stiffing creditors/contractors/investors for pennies on the dollar?
I say no. That is not free market capitalism. It is vulture capitalism.
It highlights that bankruptcy, appraisal, and corporate laws can be manipulated unethically to enrich those with the know-how and the financial resources.
Unethical appraisers helped bring about the financial meltdown in the housing industry by creating a bubble that was borrowed against by unscrupulous investors who then fed the borrowed money to other accounts and themselves filed bankruptcy. Was that right?
This is the subject that Ted Kennedy hammered in destroying Mitt Romney in Romney’s senate race in Massachusetts. Romney lost miserably.
In fact, Romney generally loses miserably. He’s only won one time out of all his campaigns.
Krauthammer self-rightously intones that Santorum lost a senate campaign by 18 points and that’s why he should be considered questionable.
AT LEAST Santorum won TWO Senatorial races BEFORE he lost one in a terribly down year for republicans in general.
Romney, on the other hand, NEVER won even one, and he lost that miserably by the same margin.
Why does self-righteous Krauthammer and the Fox et al NEVER go “fair and balanced” on that one? Why doesn’t that kind of imbalance get challenged?
Because the establishment has annointed another John McCainDole whose turn it is now to lose.
Romney WILL lose. It’s what he does best. (Unless it’s fire people...he really likes that!)
Gingrich on the other hand won for years in his congressional seat, won for Speaker of the House, only 2 heartbeats away from the presidency. He won with the contract with America, won with a welfare showdown with a democrat president, and won with 4 balanced budgets.
Romney, though, loves to fire people after he’s vultured their workplace.
I am listening to the interview and Carr is having a cow.
These hosts and pundits don’t get it.
No wonder Newt gave into the media onslaught. They refuse to undersand the point.
Hands off Romney! Leave him to be destroyed by the democrats. obama wins election 2012.
Thanks very much, idiots.
We have idiots right here too. If Romney is the nominee the Dems will eat him alive by exposing his business practices. There are posters that are misdirecting this as an attack on capitalism when it is NOT. Romney is NOT a capitalist. He’s a dirty socialist and a corporate raider. They’ll blame everyone but themselves when Obama wins.
If these candidates addressed these daunting questions in a way that the everyday person could understand when they only have so much time to catch the news, then they would not be haunted with so much spin and confused by repetitive news bites...like Newt NOT owning a building on K Street, the Freddie involvement income explained in detail etc. Newt was calm, cool and collected but did pause when he heard what Santorum's comment. He also said he was unaware of the little old lady ad out on thenumber of Romney homes and said it should be taken down, but was Newt's PAC with a recent infusion of big money from the Vegas billionaire capitalist.
Howie was speaking with great haste like he always does—not always a great speaker but he does his homework for the most part. As you heard in the end, they both parted as friends.
Howie was however responsible for Scott Brown getting into office as his show was Browns rise to a win among Independents who ruled that election. Independents are the rule in NH as well. The outcome was predictable Romney, Paul and Huntsman. Voters do not like when a candidate does not spend much time in the state, and it shows in the vote.
If you listen to the show Howie is on Romney's case often in regard to the mandated health care where Howie has to pay a fine if he does not file every year,which Romney responded by telling Howie he might want to call the his state rep to complain. So one show does not represent all.
Also today they ran a poll and seems FReepers may have influenced it in some way. I was in my car listening to the show. Howie is a Free Republic fan, and can often tell he has been reading on FR. I dont know if they can tell if this link about Newt took people to their site or if FReepers did reflect in the numbers today on the poll question, but Sandy mentioned she thought the poll had been Freeped. It was regarding Obama’s uncle Omar’s traffic violation.