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  • Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid

    04/16/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid ReutersBy Bruce Olson | Reuters – 7 mins ago ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Things have not been going all that well for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lately, even at one of his favorite places - the zoo. Newt was nipped on the finger by a penguin during a private tour of the famous St. Louis zoo on Friday before he spoke to the National Rifle Association convention, zoo officials confirmed on Monday. Gingrich, who is trailing in the Republican race for the White House and is under pressure to withdraw, passed unscathed...
  • Texas is Rising (for Newt Gingrich)

    04/16/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    J Forbes ^ | April 16, 2012 | not stated
    The video says it all. Texas is Rising for Newt Grinrich.
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • Can Newt Gingrich keep his sputtering campaign alive?

    04/15/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT · by KSanders · 75 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | April 14 2012 | By Brad Knickerbocker
    Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker and a major Washington figure for decades, has been pushed to the fringes of presidential campaign discourse. Although he’s still formally a candidate for the GOP’s 2012 nomination, he describes Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee – a fact made all-but-certain by Rick Santorum’s dropping out this week. Mr. Santorum had been Romney’s last remaining serious challenger. With $4.5 million in debt, the Gingrich campaign organization has been operating on a shoestring as his principal financial angel, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, began moving toward the Romney campaign. “It appears...
  • Romney still must woo conservatives even with Santorum gone

    04/15/2012 2:47:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    UPI ^ | April 15, 2012 | NICOLE DEBEVEC
    The exit of Rick Santorum from the Republican presidential primary essentially clears the path Mitt Romney is traveling to become the party's nominee against U.S. President Obama in November but Romney still has to win the hearts of GOP voters as well as the party's nomination. Romney had 573 delegates per the Republican National Committee's count to Santorum's 202 delegates when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania withdrew last week. But he has yet to stir a fire in the belly of the party's evangelical and conservative wings as he moves closer to the 1,144 delegates needed to claim the...
  • Gingrich = Substance, Romney = Fluff.Without Newt, next 4 months will be boring without ideas, plans

    04/15/2012 6:31:23 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 28 replies
    April 15, 2012 | Ralph MItchell
    Be honest, without Newt Gingrich and his conservative ideas and plans for the country on radio, TV, newspapers, rallies, etc., the political discouse goes back to being really boring and insulting. Basically, there will be no passionate plans and ideas coming from Romney. We will be left with a beauty contest between Obama and his liberal "gushers" and Romney and his wife Ann trying to play "Leave it to Beaver" in front of the American public. Without Newt, for the next 4 months, we Americans will have to endure the mainstream media and Fox News pushing the shallow aspects of...
  • Free Republic Shows Us How To Give Obama Another 4 Years ( LOL Alert)

    04/14/2012 10:23:11 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 333 replies
    http://www.hapblog.com/ ^ | April 14, 2012 | HAP
    I've never seen anything close to the hatred of Mitt Romney than I see at FR. The hatred exceeds anything I've seen or heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, David Axelrod, David Plouffe or anybody else in the Obama Administration. Most of the people who can't stand Romney on our side say he'd still be much better than another 4 years of Barack Obama who will never have to face the voters again. You won't find that at FR. Free Republic Jim Robinson: "A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after...
  • To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)

    04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 228 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy
    I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like...
  • Everybody on EARTH deserves gun rights says Gingrich as he calls for a Second Amendment

    04/14/2012 8:04:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 April, 2012 | NA
    Newt Gingrich may not have much of a shot at becoming President, but he is refusing to go quietly. And while he is no longer talking about the colonising the Moon, he does have plans which cover the entire globe. The former House Speaker told the National Rifle Association today that gun ownership should be a right for everyone in the world, and called on the UN to adopt a treaty enforcing this.
  • Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum-UN Treaty, Is Fox News Reporting This?

    04/14/2012 6:37:25 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich has proposed a UN treaty to foster the God-given inalienable right of humans to have the Right to Bear Arms, so dictators, thugs, rapists, etc. can no longer make people live in fear throughout the world. This is a HUGE proposal. Please let me know what TV networks are reporting on this major idea by a Presidential candidate. Is Fox News still talking about stay at home moms, GSA parties and Romney's family life? Seriously, let's watch for coverage of this Right to Bear Arms UN treaty proposed by Gingrich. Let's see which TV networks report on it!
  • Conservative Hypocrisy - Romney's candidacy could destroy Conservative movement

    04/14/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 39 replies
    April 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    One by one, conservatives have endorsed Romney over Santorum and now Gingrich. This has exposed a dangerous hypocrisy. Whereas liberals thrive on hypocrisy, conservatives thrive on principle and ideas. When today's conservatives ignore principle and ideas and continue to do small talk about stay at home moms and GSA convention waste, instead of talking about Gingrich's big ideas of American Energy Independence and how to get there, they risk losing to the incumbent, Obama.
  • Santorum suspension could unite GOP at last

    04/14/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Yorker UK ^ | April 14, 2012 | Benjamin Bland
    Just when everyone was settling down for another month (at least) of borderline primary season tedium, it happened. Rick Santorum announced that, after one of the most surprisingly successful primary campaigns in recent memory, he was suspending his run for the Republican nomination to be President of the United States. What was behind this sudden about turn from the conservative who was closest to pushing Mitt Romney for victory? Well it has to be said that the decision seems largely to have been made on personal grounds. With his three year old daughter, Bella, having been hospitalised last week, noted...
  • How Might Gingrich Coax Romney to Concede?

    04/13/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/13/2013 | ETAN COHEN
    ~snip~    phone RINGS. An AIDE answers. AIDEGovernor, It’s Speaker Gingrich’s office. Romney takes the phone.GINGRICH AIDE (V.O.) Hold for Speaker Gingrich. MITT ROMNEY Callista, is that you? Reveal CALLISTA GINGRICH (40s, looks way over her head). She’s at a desk with NEWT GINGRICH (60s, looks 70s), dapper in his suit (Target’s Expensive Collection, $89 — $69 via Groupon).CALLISTA GINGRICHNo, it’s not me. It’s not like we had to fire our staff because we ran out of money. MITT A lot of folks are suffering from being out of money, and I’ll tell you what I tell them: I have...
  • Are Public Schools, Colleges "graduating" shallow students unable, unwilling to debate ideas?

    04/13/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 27 replies
    April 13, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    This year's GOP Presidential Primary and General Election have exposed a serious and dangerous demographic among the voting public, the media pundits, party leaders and graduating students. There appears to be a strong inability and unwillingness to openly and objectively discuss, debate and consider political policy ideas for improvemnet and reform of the government. The 2 most obvious pieces of evidence are the voting public and media's shallow coverage of the Energy, Social Security Big Ideas of a smart candidate like Newt Gingrich in favor of heavy coverage of stay-at-home mom coverage, shallow Romney business background bragging point, etc. The...
  • Republican Presidential Candidates Speak at Annual NRA Meeting C-SPAN 2PM ET

    04/13/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 13 2012 | C-span
    Republican Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will speak at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Other speakers include former GOP Candidates Rick Santorum, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Their remarks will be part of the conference's "Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum." This is the second time in five years that the convention will be held in St. Louis. It was moved to St. Louis from Columbus, Ohio in 2007 after Columbus approved a ban on assault weapons. Live at 2pm (ET)...
  • Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias [Seeks "A Gig At CNN"]

    04/12/2012 10:03:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 12, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias News channel says Gingrich is 'auditioning for a gig at CNN' after former House speaker complained Fox favoured Romney Ewen MacAskill 12 April 2012 Sruggling Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, after an outburst in which he blamed the network for the failure of his campaign and claimed it was biased in favour of Mitt Romney. The channel, where Gingrich had a contract before hitting the campaign trail, dismissed the accusations and claimed his criticism of the network was motivated by a desire for a job at rival...
  • Gingrich’s latest endorser believes he can still win it

    04/12/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-12-12 | Levinson
    The Republican presidential primary has been pronounced over, but against the odds, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich remains in the race. Even more improbably, the former speaker is still getting a slow trickle of endorsements from politicians who seem to genuinely believe he has a shot at the White House. The Daily Caller caught up with the latest politician to endorse Gingrich, Delaware State Senator Dave Lawson, whose endorsement was announced on Wednesday after Rick Santorum dropped out and the vast majority of pundits declared the race at the end. “The race isn’t over until the votes are...
  • Gingrich 'Probably' Won't Take Romney Administration Job.

    04/12/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t be interested in joining likely nominee Romney’s Cabinet, but added—“not because I am opposed to Mitt.” “Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,” the former House speaker said. “But I had a very good life doing a lot of fun things: I’m a grandfather, I’ve got two grandchildren I want...
  • Demand a Romney/Gingrich Debate!

    04/12/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 37 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 4/12/12 | myself
    Now that the choices are narrowed we should have a Gingrich-Romney debate They would have more time than ever before to say their side, and Gingrich would get a lot of time to speak
  • Compared to Gingrich's Energy Drilling, Personal Social Security plans, what are Romney's plans?

    04/12/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 19 replies
    Vanity | April 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    How can we conservatives tolerate Romney's campaign messages which are devoid of specific plans and full of cheerleading sound bites like "I'll fix all the problems when elected"? These empty sound bites are so easy for Obama to attack. On the other hand, Obama would have a very difficult time attacking the fact-filled plans of Newt Gingrich. See the Cspan link below. http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Newt-Gingrich-Delivers-Policy-Speech-in-Delaware/10737429794/ Come on Conservatives! Before it is too late, get behind Newt for President.
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting

    04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 305 replies
    Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy
    - During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe...
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 4 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 3 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • This Primary is NOT Over! We have the ANTI-ROMNEY vote NARROWED to ONE!

    04/10/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies
    http://youtu.be/YdcuHmYmw9I ^ | 4/10/2012 | Scott Ryan
    REMEMBER: JUST WEEKS AGO - TALK OF A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE BETWEEN RICK & NEWT WAS CIRCULATING. Nobody knows the details of that alliance. It's interesting that Rick didn't endorse... Conservatives may be in a BETTER position now than ever since there will not be a diluting of the conservative vote. Carl Cameron of FOX practically declared this over. This is about DENYING ROMNEY THE 1144. We are entering the 4th quarter. We have WINNER TAKE ALL COMING UP. It is time to show these RINO establishment what we are made of. Suck it up, send Newt some cash so he...
  • Newt Gingrich blankets voters in North Carolina

    04/10/2012 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:55 | Scott Briggaman/David Horn
    (RALEIGH) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is spending a lot of time in North Carolina this week. The former House Speaker told supporters in Raleigh on Monday that he is staying in the race to influence the party's platform. Even though Gingrich is in third place and his poll numbers are shrinking, he said he is staying in the race to influence the party's platform. At the same time, he explained why he thinks frontrunner Mitt Romney will win the nomination and the White House. "What I said was compared to Barack Obama he is conservative enough. But the...
  • Santorum Suspends: So What Now?

    04/10/2012 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick Santorum has just suspended his campaign. I think the reason for suspending the campaign is it allows you to continue to raise money to pay off your debt, but Santorum's campaign has been suspended. God bless him. I don't know why. I don't know if he had internal polling numbers that looked bad in Pennsylvania. I don't know if it's money. I don't know if it's the accumulation of pressure on him from the establishment. It's probably a combination, some people say unprecedented, in a Republican primary. Negative campaign ads have clearly worked. They drove Newt...
  • Newt Gingrich, campaigning in North Carolina, says he’s not going away (Go Newt)

    04/10/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign Monday began morphing into less of a pursuit of the presidency and more into an effort to shape the Republican platform and to influence the discussion in the fall elections. Campaigning in Raleigh, Gingrich said he planned to battle front-runner Mitt Romney in North Carolina’s May 8 primary and all the way to the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., but conceded the prospects of overtaking the former Massachusetts governor were not bright. But he said Republicans still face serious choices at the convention and into the fall — whether the GOP...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Gingrich: I'll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’ {Newt wants a debate -:)]

    04/10/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-12 | Unknown
    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. Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/newt-gingrich/2012/04/10/gingrich-ill-finally-get-be-1-1-romney#ixzz1rgSmoWJK
  • Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers

    04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT · by Fred · 136 replies
    wsj ^ | 041012
    That didn’t take long: Newt Gingrich has “humbly” asked Rick Santorum supporters to channel their support (read: money) to his campaign. The Gingrich camp, deeply in debt after dismal performances in recent primary races, released a statement minutes after Mr. Santorum’s exit from the Republican primary this afternoon, saying, “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa,” Mr. Gingrich’s statement continued. The former House...
  • 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...
  • Rick Santorum Suspends His Historic Presidential Campaign, Begins Next Chapter

    04/10/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by tcg · 38 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/12 | keith A Fournier
    ...At 2:22 p.m. the candidate stepped up to the microphone at the platform in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and announced that he was suspending his 2012 presidential campaign. To his right stood his loving and dedicated wife Karen - and her expression said it all. She is an extraordinary woman, a lawyer, NICU Nurse, author, mother and Rick's best friend. However, she is also a woman who shows her heart. Surrounding them both were several of their beautiful children. Rick Santorum recounted the story of Good Friday in the Santorum home. He called it a "Passion Play of sorts". Their little three...
  • Speaker Gingrich Comment on Sen. Santorum Suspending Campaign

    New Bern, NC - Newt Gingrich released the following statement reacting to Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum suspending his campaign: “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.
  • I'm still for Gingrich!! (Vanity)

    04/10/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 123 replies
    I was for Palin. Then I was for Cain. Then I was for Gingrich. I will not vote for Romney.
  • A Scary Thought: Gingrich and Obama Agree on the Supreme Court

    04/10/2012 8:26:39 AM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 15 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 4/10/12 | Michael Peabody
    Last week, after three days of tough argument before the Supreme Court, the President created a stir when he said that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn his national healthcare plan. Obama further questioned the legitimacy of “unelected” and “activist” judges. Conservatives went crazy! How could the President criticize the authority of the Supreme Court? On December 18, 2011, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich lost significant momentum when he told the nation on Face the Nation that judges, at least in some circumstances, should be called to account for their decisions that ignore the public will,...
  • Romney the Centrist Peeks Out (Romney trying to become more of a RINO)

    04/10/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/8/2012 | Thomas B. Edsall
    It was just one line slipped into the middle of a paragraph of Mitt Romeny's speech on April 3 celebrating his primary victories in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia: “And the most vulnerable have been hurt the most — over 30 percent of single moms are struggling in poverty.” Seemingly unremarkable, these 19 words represent one of the many steps Romney will be taking as he treks back to the center in the aftermath of a primary campaign dominated by the hard right... Without drawing attention to his rhetorical shift, Romney, in a speech on March 30 at...
  • Paladino say Gingrich has a 'blistering' pre-primary schedule in New York...

    04/09/2012 8:04:24 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    CAPITAL ^ | April 6, 2012 | Reid Pillifant
    Businessman and former G.O.P. gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, the most highly visible remaining supporter of Newt Gingrich in New York, says the former speaker's somewhat-suspended campaign plans to make an aggressive push here before the April 24 primary. "I think he's got a blistering schedule planned," said Paladino, who mentioned events in the Buffalo area and central New York, though he declined to offer specifics. (A campaign spokesperson didn't return an email about the campaign's plans.) "Unlike these other pussies that are saying, 'Oh, we don't want to have a brokered convention, oh'—they're a bunch of pussies, OK? Those are...
  • Gingrich to speak at (Tea Party) rally in Greensboro (NC - 1:30 p.m - April 14 - TAX DAY!)

    04/09/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Greensboro-NC ^ | 4/04/12
    Gingrich to speak at rally in Greensboro Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at a tax day rally in Greensboro next week. The event, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County and called the ProsperiTEA Rally, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Governmental Plaza, 301 W. Market St., in downtown Greensboro. Jeff Hyde, an organizer with Conservatives for Guilford County, said Gingrich is expected to speak at about 1:30 p.m.,
  • Romney:I talk to Gingrich more than I talk to Santorum

    04/09/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 48 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | April 9, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Mitt Romney today indicated that he has been in closer communication with Newt Gingrich in recent days than with Rick Santorum: Romney said he wasn’t surprised by Gingrich’s sentiment, expressed over the weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” that the former Massachusetts governor had all but wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination. “It was not a surprise, he and I have spoken from time to time, and actually we have also gotten together with our wives and spoken,” Romney said. “We’re pretty open-eyed about this, as we talk about where we are at this stage. In all likelihood I will be...
  • Would a Romney-Gingrich ticket be acceptable to Jim Robinson & other conservative Freepers? [NO!! ]

    04/09/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 236 replies
    [Not only no, but HELL NO!! NEVER AGAIN!! - Jim] | April 9, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Since Newt Gingrich is talking teamwork and cooperation with Romney & Santorum to defeat Obama, would Jim Robinson and conservative Free Republic people join me in accepting and pushing a Romney-Gingrich ticket. Frankly, I bristle at the mention of Romney-Nicki Halley or other RINO tickets. Personally, Romney would be very smart to put conservatives at the table of his campaign and administration team. Newt is so passionate about Big Ideas, reform and he knows how to push the levers of Congress. Mitt Romney can be a good president, however, with Newt on his team, Mitt Romney could be a great...
  • Gingrich Keeps Campaigning

    04/08/2012 8:18:17 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    AJC ^ | 4-8-12 | Duprey
    Even as he acknowledged that Mitt Romney is in charge of the Republican race for the White House, Newt Gingrich emerges from the Easter weekend ready to continue his campaign for the White House, still refusing to get out of the GOP nomination fight. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich admitted that you have to be "realistic" about where he is in the delegate count compared to Romney. "Given the size of his organization, the number of primaries he's won, he's far and away the most likely Republican nominee," Gingrich said, as the former House Speaker then vowed to back...
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Of course Gingrich is right]

    04/08/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    israel today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • ‘I Think You Have to Be Realistic’: Gingrich Calls Romney ‘The Most Likely Republican Nominee’

    04/08/2012 11:07:19 AM PDT · by Falcon28 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 98 2012 | Madeliene Morganstern
    GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich acknowledged Sunday that rival Mitt Romney is most likely to come away with the party’s nomination, saying he would support him if he does. “I think you have to be realistic,“ the former House Speaker said about his own struggling campaign on ”Fox News Sunday” according to Politico. “Given the size of [Romney's] organization, given the number of primaries he’s won, he is far and away the most likely Republican nominee.” At 660 delegates, the former Massachusetts governor has more than half the delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has...
  • Gingrich keeps campaigning - and keeps drawing an audience

    04/07/2012 4:39:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    MILLSBORO, Del. - At 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the back shed of a firehouse, a presidential candidate who continually concedes he's unlikely to capture the Republican nomination held a rally - and 350 people showed up. Earlier, Newt Gingrich spoke to more than 150 people in nearby Magnolia. And a day earlier, he greeted a sold-out auditorium that seats more than 400 at the UniversityofNorthCarolina-Wilmington. The Republicans who come to Gingrich's campaign events, signs in hand and ready to offer standing ovations, are under no illusions that the former House speaker is going to overtake Mitt Romney to become...
  • Conservatives ally for a reset of election expectations (RINOs: we shouldn't seek conservatives)

    04/06/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some influential conservative thinkers have concluded that Mitt Romney’s struggle to ignite voter enthusiasm reflects a more serious problem for Republicans in setting unrealistic expectations for their presidential nominee. Calling their alliance Project Liberty, the newly formed group says the former Massachusetts governor cannot beat President Obama unless tea party members and the GOP’s activists — including conservatives on the Republican National Committee — adjust their mindset about insisting on a fully formed, ideologically reliable candidate as their standard-bearer.... Project Liberty backers have concluded that Mr. Romney will not win the White House on the basis of something he is...
  • Santorum’s campaign releases their delegate count: Romney 571, Santorum 342

    04/06/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 5th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is interesting. There’s a lot of issues as to how this will be handled at the convention by the RNC as they explain below, but their numbers certainly look better than the media’s counts. I’m sure they will be analyzed quite at bit in the coming days: The Media’s Delegate Math is Wrong There are a couple of fundamental flaws with the delegate counts that the media keeps that reveals that this race is much closer than they report: 1)      Florida, Arizona, and quite possibly Puerto Rico will be proportional rather than Winner Take All.  They broke RNC rules...
  • Santorum's private meetings focused on his way forward

    04/05/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 April 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Rick Santorum participated in two meetings with conservative leaders on Thursday which focused on his candidacy, but not on whether rival Newt Gingrich should end his, sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN. "There was some frustration about the fact that Gingrich wasn't in Wisconsin, and if his vote had gone to Santorum then Santorum would have won, but I would not in any way say that meeting focused on getting Gingrich out," one participant said. This source and others spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity because of the non-public nature of the meeting.
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • Gingrich group files for bankruptcy

    04/05/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 5, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    In another black eye for Newt Gingrich, the flagship of what's known in Washington as "Newt, Inc.," has filed for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (Chapter 7 is "the chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for 'liquidation,' that is, the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors," as defined by the federal courts.) The vast majority of Gingrich's net worth is tied up in the Gingrich Group....