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Newt Gingrich Town Hall, Ruston, Louisiana March 20 2012
electad ^ | March 20, 2012 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 03/20/2012 4:38:38 PM PDT by Marguerite

Newt Gingrich held A Town Hall style event at Louisiana Tech Student Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.

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A must see! Excellent town hall. Bright students' questions, bright Newt's answers
1 posted on 03/20/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by Marguerite
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

That was a terrific Town Hall!
I liked the students’ questions and the very detailed Newt’s answers. Please, watch it!

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-ruston-louisiana-march-20-2012/


2 posted on 03/20/2012 4:40:25 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I’m 5 minutes into the Town Hall wondering how we ended up with Romney and Santorum.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Marguerite

I am listening to him- now on question one.

We need Newt.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:05:53 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

We need Newt.

I hope Newt stays in Government and runs for Governor of Georgia. I think he would be good there and would win there most likely. Since he is no longer running for President that might be an opportunity to begin setting up a campaign there.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

“I’m 5 minutes into the Town Hall wondering how we ended up with Romney and Santorum.”

Frankly, I don’t KNOW.
Gingrich is so obviously above them, that I cannot believe any conservative could vote for the other two.
Sometimes I think those voters must have been lobotomized ...


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:21:48 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

My old alma mater. saw Hubert Humphrey speak there in 1972. wow that was incredible (sarcasm)


7 posted on 03/20/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Marguerite

They say Newt only has 12% support in the polls. This is the problem with our country, only 12% of the people are thinking. The rest are uninformed and ignorant.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:29:56 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: napscoordinator

“Since he is no longer running for President.....”

You need to take your loony b/s and stuff it.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Marguerite

Yes, that was excellent.

At about the 25 minute mark, he had me laughing at his responses regarding Mr. Ricky Saintorum.

It is beyond me why any so called conservative is against this man. Newt is what our country needs right now.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


10 posted on 03/20/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

I thought you were ignoring me. Man you are a flip flopper. Now wonder you love Romney and Newt.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I ask that question every time I hear him speak : |

Problem is, the StateRunMedia does a very good job of simply not reporting his speeches, and Romney and Santorum wave off on the debates which effectively does the same thing. Add to that, the unfortunate reality that a lot of Americans today do not have the attention span to actually LISTEN to what the man is saying.

He seems to have matured into a very intelligent, quick witted, good natured man, and it saddens me greatly that it appears that the electorate still has not learned to research the candidates, or even listen to them, electing instead to go for the central casting types who tell them whatever they want to hear : |

May God guide our course.
Tatt


12 posted on 03/20/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Marguerite

Just listened. Truly excellent presentation.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 5:39:33 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

35 minutes I think you’ll appreciate:

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-ruston-louisiana-march-20-2012/


14 posted on 03/20/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Universal suffrage, we are doomed.

It's not like the Founders didn't warn us, they didn't put a right to vote in the Constitution for a REASON.

The Republic was mortally wounded in 1865, and drawn and quartered in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Whats going on now is just death rattle.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 5:46:38 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Marguerite
Marguerite, such an impressive man. He even did a study on algae and said it would cost between 140. a barrel to 800.00 a barrel and said that is ONE reason Obama supports the gas hikes. If gasoline soars HIGH enough it will make the alternative aka algae seem like a great idea.

I am convinced that American voters are not as aware of Newt's magnificent record as Speaker and his amazing ideas as a candidate for president. We will lose the opportunity to elect the greatest president since Reagan ...sad time for the USA.

17 posted on 03/20/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Marguerite; All

Newt is on Sean Hannity at 9:30 pm tonight.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:31 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Rome2000

The universal suffrage is the culprit.

I would attach the privilege (not a “right”) to vote to each person’s personal IQ. Under a low limit - say 95 - one cannot vote.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite; napscoordinator

Naps is a strong advocate for his guy. I think he’s off base most times, but he seems decent.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: true believer forever

Thanks, TBF.
I rarely watch TV, but I’ll do that for Newt.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

IQ. Under a low limit - say 95 - one cannot vote.
********************

I’ve just been disenfranchised......


22 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:21 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

LOL!


23 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan; Marguerite

Thanks for the support. That is true. I really like Santorum as he was my Senator for 12 years. He is a great person and to see disparaging words against him is sad. Newt although a good guy would NOT have been acceptable to these supporters even two years ago. You should see the threads about Newt on Free Republic when he first announced, it was atrocious. Marguerite talked about me without pinging me is surprising and against Free Republic views. She knows that too.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Marguerite

Gingrich needs to get his Las Vegas backer to fork up some money, and do some 30 minute national spots to get his message out. His message is brilliant, but no one is hearing it.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:41 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: VinL
IQ. Under a low limit - say 95 - one cannot vote. ********************

I’ve just been disenfranchised......

Me, too, I almost made the cut...

26 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:57 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: napscoordinator; Marguerite

Marguerite is decent too naps. In fact the vast majority here are. This has been a brutal primary.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: true believer forever

stop bragen


28 posted on 03/20/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: true believer forever

Hey, guys, I can lower the threshold to 90, but that’s all ;-))


29 posted on 03/20/2012 6:18:42 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

This has been a brutal primary.


From your lips to God’s ears. Heck of a lot of decent, honest, intelligent conservatives at each others throats this time around.
I was only reading FR for news/info in the 08 primary, not participating, but it was no where near as bad, IIRC.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Marguerite

Newt always gives an interesting speech, BUT why would he turn over the podium to Callista so she could answer the arts question?

Funding the arts is not a need this country MUST have right now! Let the liberals pay for it out of pocket instead of using tax payer dollars!


31 posted on 03/20/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan; Marguerite

I have nothing against Marguerite. I like her passion and dedication to who she believes will be the best President. It has been a brutal primary and the reason is that we want to beat Obama so badly but two groups think their guy is the one to do this. Both groups are great but just have different opinions. Both groups would support Rick or Newt IMHO if they are so lucky to get the nomination. I love everyone at Free Republic. I dish out a lot so I expect to be pushed back. Have a good one!


32 posted on 03/20/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: plain talk

My home town!


33 posted on 03/20/2012 6:33:48 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry if I’ve been harsh on you.
It’s nothing personal.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 6:43:17 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I get depressed when I think how we can recover when the populace is so dumbed down that all they want is bread and circuses. But FR cheers me up. There IS a remnant and you guys are it!


35 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:06 PM PDT by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: Liberty Wins

“There IS a remnant and you guys are it!”

See, it’s easy for me to set the threshold, as my IQ is 139 :))


36 posted on 03/20/2012 7:00:36 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I am sorry too. It has been a tough primary. When I say I love your passion, I mean it. It means that you have character and believe in Newt. Hopefully Newt can win Texas. I sincerely hope he does. This Romney character is just plain scary. Have a great night and I wish you the best FRiend.


37 posted on 03/20/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Marguerite

Have a good time there!


38 posted on 03/20/2012 7:10:15 PM PDT by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Problem is, the StateRunMedia does a very good job of simply not reporting his speeches, and Romney and Santorum wave off on the debates which effectively does the same thing....... Add to that, the unfortunate reality that a lot of Americans today do not have the attention span to actually LISTEN to what the man is saying. He seems to have matured into a very intelligent, quick witted, good natured man, and it saddens me greatly that it appears that the electorate still has not learned to research the candidates, or even listen to them, electing instead to go for the central casting types who tell them whatever they want to hear : | May God guide our course. Tatt

I so agree....you are not alone by any means....I have said this will be my last election if either Santorum or Romney get in. It'll be time then to prepare for what's coming...and to secure what's possible befor ethe ship goes down.

Newt's the only man who can stop this insanity......only God can step in at this juncture....On to the Convention!!!!

39 posted on 03/20/2012 7:16:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: Marguerite
" Hey, guys, I can lower the threshold to 90, but that’s all "

Start with elevating your standards to the higher level of Conservative Freepers here on Free Republic. Begin by leaving out your not very well disguised vulgar comments and ad hominems in the many posts we have had to remove today.

Thanks.

40 posted on 03/20/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: caww
only God can step in at this juncture....

No, we can step in at this juncture. Newt is being jammed out of media coverage. So make your own media.

1. Get your favorite newt video

2. or make one yourself on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/create OR www.youtube.com/t/creators_corner

3. Make some Newt stationary, invite 3 or 4 people over to watch a Newt vid. Leave your invitations on their porch, or in their apartment or condo lobby, or send in snail or email.

4. Give a little talk at the beginning, why you support Newt, keep it simple.

5. show your vid, with a few snacks, something simple.

4. Have some Newt info to give to them. flyers, brochures, etc.

6. Then make a plea for them to get involved.

Some will say yes, right then and there. Others will say they'll get back to you, others might say no right there on the spot.

Keep a little calendar and follow up on the undecided in a week or so.

Create your own Newt media. the campaign has its own problems right now. Step up and double down.

My first newt party was 2 people, both were my best friends, just humoring me.

For the last debate, I had to reserve the banquet room at a local restaurant to handle all my Newt converts.

We have to do this ourselves. If it's not important enough to get off the couch, then it's not important enough, and let obama or romney have it.

As evidenced here on FR, it is very doubtful any Santorum supporters are going to change their minds, they want a saint for president, and think they have one in Santorum.

But there are plenty of open-minded people out there, not even engaged or paying attention yet. They are ripe for Newt picking.

Any help I can give you, just ask.

41 posted on 03/20/2012 7:46:48 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

Am already quite active.....making phone calls...speaking out in clusters I run into throughout the day at work...and passing along videos as well as other endeavors....Newt’s site has been of great help in getting info etc.

Yes, we have to get the message out...and I think many are attempting to do just that....but it will still require the hand of God to bring the success we hope for....especially with the Gideon Army we have who are willing to do the footwork.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 7:53:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: Marguerite; STOCKHRSE; conservativecajun; peekaboo; rawcatslyentist; Robert DeLong; FrodoBaggins; ..

LA Freeper ping in case folks want to listen.


43 posted on 03/20/2012 7:55:03 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the LA list


44 posted on 03/20/2012 7:56:37 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: caww
Am already quite active.....

Oh, I had a good sense you already were, just from reading your stuff here... but I thought you might want to urge others, or even branch out in a new direction, if you hadn't already...

but it will still require the hand of God to bring the success we hope for....

we are deep into we need a miracle territory, I know.

I get a little shaky on nights like tonight, but I think He will make a way for Newt and for us, and for America.

Thank you for all you do for Newt, and your unique insights on this board...

45 posted on 03/20/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Marguerite

For later viewing. One of my old stomping grounds.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 8:33:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: caww
" if either Santorum or Romney get in"

Niether of those two can beat Buckwheat.

47 posted on 03/20/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: Marguerite

I love what Newt said at the end about the arts being sustainable with a good economy.

My heart aches for the common sense Newt offers.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 9:15:26 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: Randy Larsen

I wasn’t offended by Callista’s comments. She’s a musician and active art patron and thinks it’s a travesty that the arts have been dropped in schools. I agree. She and Newt LOVE the arts with all their hearts and DO NOT believe in gov art subsidies. I’d love to see how she would advocate the arts as First Lady.

Houston’s economy is reflected by the growth of the arts in their city. Improve the economy and cities can afford more culcha.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 9:34:13 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: b9; Marguerite
I love what Newt said at the end about the arts being sustainable with a good economy. My heart aches for the common sense Newt offers.

Bump!

50 posted on 03/21/2012 2:32:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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