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  • Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week

    04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN
    Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
  • Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure

    04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He’ll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’ Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ’1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner. Below are some highlights from Huckabee’s interview with Gingrich: “I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and...
  • Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race [No Full Time Reporters]

    03/31/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race Empty of funds, Gingrich adds that Mitt Romney is 'clearly the frontrunner' but remains defiant against calls for him to quit Ewen MacAskill 30 March 2012 Newt Gingrich has come the closest yet to acknowledging what just about everyone else in the political world has already decided: that he has no chance of becoming the Republican presidential candidate and that Mitt Romney is going to be the winner. Interviewed on WTMJ radio on the campaign trail in Wisconisn ahead of its Tuesday primary, Gingrich virtually admitted...
  • Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’

    03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 412 replies · 19+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obama’s reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmerman’s mental state. “Well, you know, obviously, I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind,” Santorum said. “Obviously, in my opinion, someone … has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Gingrich Leads in PPP Poll, Followed by Cain

    11/14/2011 10:00:39 AM PST · by TBBT · 283 replies
    The Corner ^ | 11/14/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Results from new poll of GOP primary voters from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling: Newt Gingrich (28 percent), Herman Cain (25 percent), Mitt Romney (18 percent), Rick Perry (6 percent), Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul (5 percent), Jon Huntsman (3 percent), Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson (1 percent). One particularly interesting note from PPP: “There’s reason to think that if Cain continues to fade, Gingrich will continue to gain. Among Cain’s supporters 73 percent have a favorable opinion of Gingrich to only 21 percent with a negative one.”
  • CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops (Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Cain 14)

    11/14/2011 10:10:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington (CNN) – A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. While the level...
  • Newt on immigration: What if we had local boards who could legalize certain illegals?

    05/19/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know, guys. We’ve reached the point where the “Newt implosion” narrative has crystallized so thoroughly that every new story about him ends up being refracted through that prism. I don’t trust my own judgment at this point. Is this new bit genuinely toxic, as Ace’s co-blogger Gabe seems to think, or is it much ado about nothing? Newt Gingrich, whose campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has gotten off to a rocky start, risked fresh controversy on Thursday by suggesting that some illegal immigrants living in the United States “may have earned the right to become legal.”…Gingrich...
  • Sarah Palin Defends Newt Gingrich Against 'Leftist Lame-Stream Media,'

    05/18/2011 10:36:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 5/18/2011
    In a pair of conservative talk show appearances Wednesday night, Sarah Palin defended presidential contender Newt Gingrich's criticism of fellow Republican Paul Ryan's Medicare plan by reiterating her frustration with the “leftist lame-stream media." On Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Palin argued that Gingrich had no reason to apologize for calling Ryan’s Medicare plan “right wing social engineering.”
  • ‘Out of the … Dust of Tweets and Trivia Emerged Gingrich’(Newt losing it?)

    05/19/2011 4:09:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/18/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler slams the media coverage of Newt Gingrich in the aftermath of his remarks about Paul Ryan’s medicare plan and the individual mandate. His statement to the Huffington Post: ""The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by...
  • Top 10 Newt Gingrich Campaign Slogans

    05/18/2011 6:27:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Even though it's practically over before it started, I thought I would give this a shot... ---------- 10. To paraphrase the silver medalist in the 2004 presidential campaign. I was for the individual mandate before I was against it. 9. Who doesn't want a president with Janet Reno hair? 8. Horny as a three-wife RINO. 7. Doing with words what Trumps hair couldn't, disqualify myself. 6. It's time I got a new marriage certificate Contract with America. 5. At least I married MY intern. 4. America, I solemnly swear not to leave you on your deathbed for something younger...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘Any Ad Which Quotes What I Said On Sunday Is A Falsehood’ (On Ryan's Plan)

    05/18/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Media ITE ^ | 05/18/2011 | Colby Hall
    How is your week going? Most likely its going much better than GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Why? Just days after officially announcing his candidacy, respected political pundit Charles Krauthammer said of Gingrich’s candidacy “It’s done, it’s over.” Last night during an appearance on On the Record Newt continued to walk back his Sunday critique of Paul Ryan’s health care plan, in a stark manner. To say that Gingrich is in crisis mode is not necessarily hyperbole. The former House Speaker and GOP thought leader has been toying with running for president for what seems like years now, and coming...
  • Did the subconscious mind of Newt Gingrich sabotage his campaign?

    05/18/2011 6:13:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Was the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich sabotaged by his own subconscious mind?  In the wake of the spectacular blunder on last Sunday’s “Meet The Press” in which Gingrich criticized House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) Medicare proposal as being “too big a jump,” one has to wonder. Gingrich seems to be too intelligent to purposely make such a gaffe.  So why did he do it?  The best answer your humble correspondent can come up with is that even though Gingrich desires to become president on a conscious level, his subconscious mind wants to protect him from public embarrassment...
  • Iowa Voter To Newt: "You're An Embarrassment To Our Party" (video)

    05/17/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Speaker Gingrich, what you just did to Paul Ryan is unforgivable. NEWT GINGRICH: I didn't do anything to Paul Ryan. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you did. You undercut him and his allies in the House. You're an embarrassment to our party. GINGRICH: I'm sorry you feel that way. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why don't you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself? GINGRICH: I'm sorry you feel that way.
  • Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany

    05/17/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany Posted by Brian Montopoli Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who entered the 2012 presidential race just last Wednesday, is having an epically bad week. And it's only Tuesday. On Sunday, Gingrich angered conservatives by criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan and semi-supporting an individual mandate for health care. Now he is being stung by a report that he carried up to $500,000 in debt to the Tiffany jewelry company - and may still be carrying it. Politico got the scoop by looking at financial records filed with the Clerk of the...
  • Gingrich knocked by right on healthcare

    05/17/2011 10:21:27 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Monday sought to walk back his controversial remarks on healthcare after coming under friendly fire from the right. Gingrich, who's acknowledged that his discipline and judgment would be a key metric of success in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, had come under intense criticism from conservatives stunned by his comments on NBC's “Meet the Press." “I am completely opposed to the ObamaCare mandate on individuals," Gingrich said in a video posted to his website on Monday. “I am for the repeal of ObamaCare and I am against any effort to impose...
  • Rep. Ryan: Gingrich misunderstood Medicare plan

    05/17/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 17, 2011 | TAMMY WEBBER
    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich does not fully understand a GOP proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher system, dismissing criticism from the former House speaker that the plan would be a radical change. "I just think he's missing the mark on what our plan actually does," Ryan, chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, told reporters after a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago. "Our plan is one of the most gradual things one could do," because it would not affect people over age 55 and would not kick...
  • Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

    05/17/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2011 | Jim Geraghty
    I would contend Newt Gingrich’s interview with Bill Bennett this morning did not go well for the candidate. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Bennett, one of the most patient and courteous hosts in talk radio, so exasperated with a guest: Bill Bennett: We had some tough comments about you, want to give you a chance to respond. Let me put it this way: Is there anything about this Meet the Press interview that you would like to either take back or clarify today?Newt Gingrich: Yeah, there’s a lot that I would like to clarify, but let me start by...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley hammers Gingrich over Medicare remarks

    05/17/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/17/11 | Peter Hamby
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might not want to count on a presidential endorsement from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. In an interview with CNN Tuesday, Haley sharply admonished Gingrich for his comments over the weekend disparaging the Medicare plan proposed by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as "radical change" and "right-wing social engineering." The remarks opened a floodgate of conservative criticism, with elite opinion writers on down to Iowa voters accusing Gingrich of throwing his own party under the bus and making it easier for Democrats to attack the Ryan plan. Haley, whose promise to endorse a presidential candidate...
  • Gingrich Supports ‘Variation’ on Obamacare-Type Health Insurance Mandate

    05/17/2011 5:29:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, May 15, 2011, where he said he favors a "variation" on the individual insurance mandate. (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman) (CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R.-Ga.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday that he supports requiring all individuals to buy health insurance, post a bond to pay for health care, "or in some way you indicate you're going to be held accountable"--a position he called a “variation” on the type of individual mandate included in President Barack Obama’s health-care reform law. Led...