Skip to comments.Gingrich to packed house: Wal-Mart must be empty
Posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by VinLEdited on 03/10/2012 4:01:19 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
There was an overflow crowd greeting Newt Gingrich when he arrived at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in the southeast corner of Alabama on Saturday.
Looking over the hundreds of people packed into the gallery area and spilling down the steps in the main lobby, Gingrich enthused, "What a crowd. I'm really impressed. There must be no one left at Wal-Mart this afternoon."
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It was not ABOUT shopping at Walmart versus another store, it was about (the whole crowd) shopping at Walmart for the afternoon versus doing another local ACTVITY. HE sounds like he thinks that's all there is to do in saying what he said, even though it may not be the case that it's what he thinks. And given that Calista outwardly prefers high-end stores (much moreso than the other candidates' wives,) I just think it may have hurt him more than it helped him.
OH, and I shop at Walmart TOO...all the time, Cindy, so don't go snobby on me thank you.
And that's all I'm going to say on the subject, so I'll just let that stand.
Well....I’m an average Joe, and I don’t care about whether somebody else can have a “500 thousand dollar shopping spree at Tiffanys” or not, since it’s no skin off my back. But I *do* connect with a candidate who expresses my concern about the prices I have to pay for gas and the deficit my grandkids will be facing, rather than the candidate who is concerned about my sex life.
Newt talks about what he will do in the future. Those other three talk about what they did in the past.
I didnt sit on the couch with anybody, Santorum said.
REALLY? Barbara Bower and Hillary Clinton are “anybodies”?
In his tough 2006 race to retain his Senate seat, which he lost by double digits, Rick Santorum attempted to appeal to moderates and liberals in an advertisement touting his work with Sens. Joe Lieberman, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton.
There’s nothing condescending about that remark. If you are from rural America, Walmart is where everyone goes.
Bower -> Boxer
I totally disagree that this was a dig at Gingrich’s many marriages and affairs.
Santorum was simply using an analogy about not sitting on the couch with another woman (I had a pastor that would never sit alone with a women nor be in a car alone with a woman because he wanted to make sure that there was never any question about fidelity) and the incident with Newt and Pelosi- sitting on the couch with Pelosi was improper because it led to all kinds of questioning of Newt’s loyalties. Period.
I bought Cat food and socks at Wal-Mart today, I must be a redneck.
Mine too. On any given Saturday afternoon, it’s generally the busiest place in town. I think 90% town winds up shopping there at some point. It’s two miles away from my country home and I think that’s a good selling point actually.
Newt is saying that he has the support of normal Americans who shop at Walmart. We need a candidate who attracts regular Americans. Newt is a Walmart kind of guy.
Obama is a Whole Food’s shopper where everything is organic and expensive:
Nov 15, 2011 And have you seen the price of arugula at Whole Foods lately? Most people can’t eat as well as Michelle Obama because they simply can’t ....”
Newt? I don’t even see Newt in the running.
Reminds me of our experience shopping at a WalMart next to Ft. Riley, KS when our daughter and Son-in-law were stationed there. Wow, what a difference shopping in a "flyover country" WalMart! The place was clean, the folks were friendly, and the checkout people were polite. Compare that to shopping at a WalMart in the northeast, where people will just run over you rather than wait for you to get out of their way.
Well Said! Living in Dothan, today I receive SEVENTEEN robocalls, all treacherous against Newt. Yesterday I received the call that Newt would be here today. His talks hit home with the issues that people are most concerned with for our FUTURE
I’m up here in the Pacific Northwest and I LOVE Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, the closest one to me is in Newport, 25 miles down the Coast. A beautiful drive when the weather is nice, but when the weather is not nice, which it often is up here...not so much.
Well, Rick picked up a few things while he was an attorney for Pro Wrestling. Have you noticed how he only mentions Newt’s past, but hopes no one knows that his own wife shacked up with an abortion doctor for seven years?
The White House is no place for him since you have lead there, not compromise like he did in the Senate.
I totally disagree that this was a dig at Gingrichs many marriages and affairs.
Newt’s “many” marriages and affairs. Very clever, Red. I’ll take your alternative view of Santorum’s comment in that context.
That is because there many of the posters on Free Republic are men and we can spot someone who isn’t.
I thought it was funny, speaking to the middle class.
Santorum also took on Gingrich obliquely, reminding the crowd that he and his own wife, Karen, have been married 21 years and home-schooled their seven children.
Before Karen Met Rick
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