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  • (2012)Actor Jon Voight Endorses Romney, Says Newt Gingrich 'Falls Short

    03/09/2016 5:57:18 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/2/2012 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight threw his support behind Mitt Romney today, telling a crowd of hundreds at a local restaurant that Newt Gingrich "falls short" of having the characteristics needed to run the White House. "Governor Romney is a man of faith, honor, love, and truth," said Voight. "These are the first very important qualities a president must have. He is strong, honest, and wants to bring the country back to its exceptional place, where we have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, until President Obama decided to follow his father's footsteps and take us to socialism."...
  • Newt May Score Upset Win in Delaware

    04/24/2012 3:15:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Newser ^ | April 24, 2012 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Delaware hold their Republican primaries today and while many observers have already heard the fat lady sing for Newt Gingrich, there may still be a twist or two left in the race. Gingrich has been spending a lot of time in Delware and he may be able to rally conservatives and jolt Mitt Romney by snatching a surprise primary win like the one Christine O'Donnell scored in 2010, Politico finds. Gingrich—who has had more penguin bites than primary wins since taking Georgia seven weeks ago—needs five wins to get on the...
  • Newt Gingrich Web Address: Vote To Protect Marriage in North Carolina

    04/24/2012 3:09:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    ElectAd -- YouTube ^ | April 23, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    4:38 video -- Newt Gingrich Web Address: Vote To Protect Marriage in North Carolina
  • Newt and Callista to pay homage to Billy Graham and Richard Petty [a very full week in NC]

    04/23/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    News Observer ^ | April 23, 2012 | robchristensen
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich plans a heavy campaign schedule in North Carolina this week, puncturing talk that he was suspending his campaign here. Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista for the first time here, plans to hit the Republican-rich Piedmont area of the state this week, as he campaigns for the May 8 primary. They are paying homage to several iconic Tar Heel figures -- Billy Graham and Richard Petty. And as a big fan of zoos, Gingrich has also set a aside two hours to visit the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. The schedule suggests that Gingrich is doubling...
  • Romney camp [Guy Molinari] is taking nothing for granted on Staten Island or in NY [they can't]

    04/23/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    SI News - Staten Island News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mitt Romney may be the presumptive GOP nominee against Democratic President Barack Obama, but Republican primaries will still be held in New York and elsewhere tomorrow. Guy Molinari, Romney's state campaign director, said the Romney forces are taking nothing for granted, looking to battle Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich across the Empire State, where 95 delegates are at stake. "We have to redouble our efforts and go for a clean sweep," said Molinari. "We want to win every congressional district." And that includes Staten Island. Even though Molinari said informal tracking shows Romney is "very strong"...
  • Adelsons give Gingrich super PAC another $5 million

    04/23/2012 5:58:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Aaron Blake
    .....many assumed the Adelsons had stopped funding the former House speaker’s campaign. The super PAC spent just $1.5 million in March, even though the month featured several Southern primaries in which Gingrich ostensibly could have performed well. But the fresh infusion of Adelson money came in after Super Tuesday on March 6, after primaries a week later in Alabama and Mississippi (where Gingrich placed a respectable second and the super PAC spent about $1 million combined) and just a few days before Louisiana, where the super PAC did spend some money. Because of the late nature of the donation, Winning...
  • Newt Not Taking ‘No’ in North Texas

    04/23/2012 3:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    PolitiJim's Rants ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jim
    This is only 5 days late but necessary to get out. Newt Gingrich invaded the Dallas area last Monday to meet with grassroots leaders and media. Want to know what he said BEHIND closed doors? It ain’t over - is what happened. First, I owe an apology to Santorum supporter and long time Twitter friend @Malvenue for being particularly harsh in the face of his defeatist attitude that “it’s all over” and Romney is the nominee. That is both FACTUALLY wrong and wrong as an attitude for any true patriotic conservative. It is FAR from over. No one has reached...
  • Newt defiantly hangs tough in GOP race

    04/23/2012 3:18:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    With 21 campaign events scheduled this week, persistent Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich does not appear willing to appease those who want him out of the presidential race. With wife Callista, Mr. Gingrich embarks on intensely local appearances in Delaware and North Carolina: he’ll frequent regional GOP luncheons, visit a library, an azalea festival and elementary schools. He’ll throw out the first pitch at a Gardner-Webb University baseball game and brave an appearance at the North Carolina Zoo — which has puffins but no penguins. The candidate was nipped by the latter last week during a zoo appearance; but that is...
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history? [joyful-spittle from the Establishment]

    04/23/2012 3:03:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl, covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times
    You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. Newt Gingrich, still in the race only because a deep-pocket casino magnate is funding his pathetic run, was campaigning last week for the zoo-animal vote in St. Louis — on a private tour, of course — and got nipped by a Magellanic penguin. Oh, if only he’d taken a jaunt through Big Cat Country or fed the crocodiles in the Herpetarium: Perhaps we’d all be out of our misery now. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in...
  • Romney expected to dominate in Delaware but Gingrich "keeping the heat on"

    04/22/2012 6:48:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | April 22, 2012 | NICOLE DEBEVEC
    Mitt Romney is dominating in northeastern states conducting primaries Tuesday, particularly since Rick Santorum has left the race, observers note. Santorum, who announced he was suspending his campaign two weeks ago, had seen his once-huge lead in Pennsylvania shrink steadily and had said winning the Keystone State was key to his campaign continuing. That said, Romney was expected to claim a huge number of delegates from Delaware, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, even with Santorum in the race. Nothing's happened to change that expectation, except to possibly solidify it.'s delegate count showed Romney with 656, Santorum with 272,...
  • Santorum's Ala. delegates will unite with nominee IF..... Ala. GOP Chair warns Newt against division

    04/21/2012 3:20:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 20, 2012 | Phillip Rawls
    Rick Santorum, the winner of Alabama's Republican presidential primary, hasn't released his 22 Alabama delegates to support another candidate, but delegates said they expect to unite behind Mitt Romney if he locks up the GOP nomination. ....Santorum won Alabama's GOP primary March 13, picking up 22 delegates, compared with 13 for Newt Gingrich and 12 for Romney. Even though Santorum has suspended his campaign, the rules of the Alabama Republican Party bind his delegates to him until he releases them. Dean participated in a conference call with Santorum on Monday, during which the former Pennsylvania senator told delegates he has...
  • Newt Gingrich slams Mitt Romney over limiting mortgage deductions

    04/18/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2012 | jJim Galloway
    “Conservatives believe in the classical American definition of fairness – that every American be treated equally under the law… “Governor Romney’s tax proposal violates that principle by giving politicians the power to carve out exceptions in the law for people of certain incomes. Furthermore, it sets the stage for future tax increases, as politicians will continually try to decrease the income threshold where citizens will no longer be able to avail themselves of the deductions.”
  • Romney and Gingrich stump at GOP dinner in Lancaster

    04/18/2012 5:34:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012 | Will Lewis
    The political spotlight has shifted to Pennsylvania. To Lancaster County, specifically. The stars have come out for the Republican party -- at least, some of the stars. Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich addressed a big GOP fundraiser, one week before primary election day. Many of the 1,200 attendees of the dinner are still undecided about who will get their vote. They heard two different speeches, and one political analyst says one person missing could have made huge gains for Mitt Romney. The anticipation was high for many Republicans in the Lancaster Convention Center. They knew each candidate would...
  • Presidential hopeful plans county campaign stop

    04/17/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Shelby Star ^ | September 17, 2012 | Corey Friedman
    KINGS MOUNTAIN — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will bring his plans for economic recovery to the proving ground next week. The former House speaker is visiting the 238 Cherokee Street Tavern in downtown Kings Mountain to meet Robert Bolin, the restaurant’s owner and an entrepreneur who employs a combined 45 people in four business ventures. Bolin says high business taxes are hobbling the economy. “It costs me 35 percent of the profits every year,” Bolin said. “As a business owner, it’s one of the biggest problems we’re constantly facing. If we could control more of that money and I...
  • Romney, Gingrich appear together at GOP event in Lancaster

    04/17/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. - Two of the Republican candidates for president are in Pennsylvania a week ahead of the state's primary election. Mitt Romney, the GOP's all-but-certain presidential nominee, and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to speak at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s spring event in Lancaster on Tuesday evening. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign last week, has canceled his appearance. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, hasn't hinted whether he'll eventually endorse Romney, but said he'll say soon how he'll continue to press for conservatism in politics.
  • [Since they booted Newt out] Republicans Gone Missin’

    04/17/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2012 | littletboca Diary
    Republicans gone missin’ again – in 2010 they received an injection of new blood energetic men and women ready to “take back our Country. But, the Old Republican Establishment gave them a grand welcome and shot them in the foot every time they stepped forward with a substantial idea that would strengthen our Nation’s foundation. What the freshmen didn’t know is the Old Republican Establishment has been around for a long time and they’re happy basking in the sun, playing golf and living high on the hog off of taxpayer’s money. They actually black balled the freshman stars like Paul...
  • Gingrich In North Texas, Insists Republican Primary Not Over Yet

    04/17/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jack Fink interview with Newt Gingrich
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb. Jack Fink: “Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you can’t win, so what’s your rationale for staying in...
  • Fred Grandy Interviews Newt Gingrich [Secure Freedom Radio]

    04/15/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Secure Freedom Radio ^ | April 15, 2012 | Fred Grandy interview of Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shares his foreign policy strategy for Middle East. Gingrich touches on every country of the region from Iran to Saudi Arabia to Turkey and finally Afghanistan and speaks about the policies that would be implemented in a Gingrich Presidency. Newt discusses radical Islam, Middle East, Israel, energy independence .
  • Gingrich still fighting

    04/15/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Wilson Times - North Carolina ^ | April 15, 2012 | Janet Conner-Knox
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to Wilson on Saturday to ask Wilson Republican voters for their support and to let them know although he is the underdog he isn’t giving up his fight for the presidency. “I want you to know that I am the last conservative standing in this race, and that I intend to be the last conservative campaigning in this race,” Gingrich said. The Wilson County Republican Party held a kick off for the election Saturday afternoon at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Other candidates also stood before the crowd of about 400 people and...
  • Texas is Rising for Newt Gingrich (Fox News 11:05 Sunday morning)

    04/15/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    GOP The Wall ^ | April 15, 2012 | Susan Petrey
    Susan Petrey will be on @FoxNews at 11:05am this morning with great lady @jehmu. Join us if u can !
  • Newt Gingrich to hold forum in Richardson [Texas this Monday]

    04/15/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 15, 2012 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Former House Speaker and Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is scheduled to hold a public forum Monday in Richardson. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.
  • Gingrich slams Obama at tea party events

    04/15/2012 4:09:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    News Observer ^ | April 15, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sought to rally support among tea party backers Saturday, portraying himself as the kind of rock-ribbed conservative best equipped to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the fall. Introduced to the music from the iconic underdog movie “Rocky,” Gingrich pledged to campaign on despite what he said was an effort by those in the “Washington elite” to force him out of the GOP primary with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In stumping across the state, Gingrich mainly ignored Romney, but stepped up his criticism of Obama, describing him as “a Chicago-machine politician dedicated to Saul Alinsky’s...
  • Newt Gingrich-Right to Bear Arms a 'Human Right' Not Just For Americans

    04/15/2012 1:40:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 14, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    With crowd views: Five Minute Clip of Newt's Speech [universal right to bear arms] at the "NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum".
  • 2012 NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum - Newt Gingrich

    04/14/2012 2:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Eighteen minutes of ideas, values and great truths. The right to bear arms should be universal. God made people sovereign, not government. Remember, ....our a universal document, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights".......we don't have to spread American values we can spread human values.......the 2nd Amendment is for all mankind.................lead an effort across the planet to ensure the right to bear arms becomes permanent and is a human right everywhere which will guarantee its safety here in America.
  • Newt Gingrich: United Nations should adopt treaty giving everyone on earth gun rights

    04/13/2012 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2012 | AP
    ST. LOUIS — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the United Nations should adopt a treaty giving everyone on the planet the right to bear firearms. The GOP presidential candidate told the National Rifle Association convention Friday in St. Louis that the group has been too timid in promoting gun rights.
  • Santorum: I don't blame the media - but they made fundraising 'very difficult'

    04/13/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he ultimately suspended his campaign because it became too difficult to raise money, especially since the media had declared the race for the Republican nomination essentially over. But the former Pennsylvania senator said he didn't want to place blame in his decision to exit the race. "After Wisconsin it was very, very difficult to raise money but one of the reasons for that was the media narrative that the race is over," said Santorum in an interview with Fox News Santorum said at a point, nearly every question he received was about the...
  • Gingrich Fumes About Fox News at Delaware Tea Party Meeting

    04/12/2012 1:32:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Uncovered Politics ^ | April 11, 2012 | Austin Cassidy
    As former Speaker Newt Gingrich continues his increasingly long-shot presidential campaign, focusing heavily on the state of Delaware, he’s begun opening up and speaking more candidly about the state of the Republican Party and other topics. At a private meeting with more than a dozen Tea Party group leaders in Delaware, Gingrich griped about Fox News Channel’s coverage of the Republican race, complaining that the network was in the bag for Mitt Romney from the very start. “I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich is quoted by RealClearPolitics as saying. “In our experience, Callista and...
  • 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 Perry and Rick Santorum met privately in Austin

    04/07/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2012
    .....We viewed it was a courtesy visit,” Perry’s spokesman Ray Sullivan told CNN. While Sullivan did not discuss specifics of the conversation, he confirmed that Perry remains a supporter of Newt Gingrich. After dropping out of the race in January, Perry endorsed the former speaker, largely supporting his emphasis of states’ rights. Since then, the Texas Governor has worked as a Gingrich campaign surrogate.
  • 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...
  • Why don’t Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?

    04/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jonathan Renshon, Jennifer Lerner and Philip Tetlock,
    [SNIP] ...For candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich, a loss would be highly public. When you’re the exciting new candidate, you’re likely to focus on the endless possibilities, and optimism rules the day. But when the polls turn against you, the fear of failure starts to weigh more heavily. Despite whatever they go on to do, the stigma of losing can be nearly impossible to shake. For example, a Los Angeles Times headline last summer read “Failed presidential candidate Al Gore attacks winning candidate Obama over his environment policies.” The story had nothing to do with campaigning, yet Gore was...
  • Gingrich speaks at 9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting

    04/06/2012 1:47:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    WGMD - DELMARVA | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Koch
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich capped his busy Thursday of cris-crossing Delaware by speaking at the 9-12 Delaware Patriots’ Sussex County chapter in the Millsboro Fire Hall. With several candidates for local and statewide offices in attendance, ranging from Glen Urquhart to Tom Kovach, Gingrich outlined his platform and vision for putting America back on the right track. He interacted with the audience from the podium, rolling with shouted remarks from attendees, and even referring to an Android tablet a man in the front row was using to talk about innovation through technology to make the government more efficient. He...
  • Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt [Newt: "Student Loans a Ponzi Scheme"]

    04/03/2012 1:58:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Florida Times Union - Jacksonville ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Raum
    Surging above $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. ............. Newt Gingrich calls student loans a "Ponzi scheme" under which students spend the borrowed money now but will "have to pay off the national debt" later in life as taxpayers.... Lifting student debt higher and higher is the escalating cost of attending schools, with tuition increasing far faster than the rate of inflation. And enrollment has been rising for years, a trend...
  • Obama uses Gingrich to attack Ryan and Romney

    04/03/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    News OK ^ | April 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama found Republican candidates to be useful props during his speech at the Associated Press luncheon today, while the audience proved a reassuring and laugh-happy crowd. "That renowned liberal Newt Gingrich, called the first version of that [Paul Ryan] budget 'radical,'" Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. "This is coming from Newti Gingrich!" Obama was referring to Gingrich's description of the Ryan budget as "right-wing social engineering." Obama moved from the Gingrich dig to mocking Romney for using the word "marvelous". "One of my potential opponents, Mitt Romney," Obama observed, "said that he's very supportive of this new budget....
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented

    04/03/2012 5:42:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Israel Today ^ | April 3, 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...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform

    04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. ““I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform,“ Gingrich said. “He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that...
  • Fight, Newt, Fight

    03/29/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Esquire ^ | March 29, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce
    It is not often that I rise to the defense of N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer Of Civilization's Rules And Leader (Perhaps) Of The Civilizing Forces, but I think if the man wants to keep running for president, he should keep running for president. I think he should ignore the people telling him to get out so the party can line itself up behind the Romneybot 2.0, because the party plainly doesn't want to do that. Willard Romney is not unpopular because Newt Gingrich is still running against him. He is unpopular because, to anyone not in Willard Romney's income ionosphere,...
  • Gingrich Speaks on Social Security, Draws Protest

    03/29/2012 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hoya ^ | March 29, 2012 | Matthew Strauss
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich stressed his desire to return the country to its religious values and reform social security Wednesday. Gingrich’s talk in Gaston Hall sparked a protest on Copley Lawn that drew about 20 students chanting and holding signs. At the lecture, Gingrich introduced a proposal to partially privatize social security. Under his plan, taxpayers would manage a private savings account with funds drawn from their paychecks. Contributions from employers would continue to fund the social security trust. “It turns out, according to the official actuary for social security, if...
  • Hastert still quite the speaker (Wants Mitt -- Slams Newt)

    03/28/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Sun Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | HANNAH KOHUT
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks at St. Xavier University in Chicago Wednesday, March 21, 2012. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media There were jabs at Newt Gingrich, kudos for Mitt Romney, connections between driving a school bus and serving as speaker of the U.S. House and opinions on the wars in the Middle East. Denny Hastert, who went from teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School to become the longest-serving Republican House Speaker ever, shared thoughts as wide-ranging as his background last week in a speech at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Hastert, who was raised...
  • C-SPAN: Newt Gingrich to Speak with Georgetown Students about Social Security [LIVE 5PM EST]

    03/28/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 28, 2012
    Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will address a group of students at Georgetown University on his plan to allow Americans to choose to invest in a personal retirement account instead of the traditional Social Security plan. CLICK photo - Newt Gingrich at Georgetown University: Live at 5pm (ET)
  • In shakeup, Gingrich campaign replaces manager, reduces staff size

    03/28/2012 12:42:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Joy Lin
    ...The candidate admitted to reporters Tuesday that finances are “tight” and, asked if he was willing to spend his own money to stay in the race, Gingrich told Bill O’Reilly. “If necessary, but that’s not the point, we are raising some money.” ...His opening remarks at Salisbury University in Maryland shed light on the candidate’s efforts to change the tone of his campaign. "I have been trying to wrestle with what I have not been able to communicate,” the former professor told the student audience. “I feel like in a lot of ways in my campaign, I got sucked into...
  • Gingrich hits O’Malley gas tax plan at Md. State House

    03/27/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — Newt Gingrich visited the state capital on Tuesday to campaign for Maryland’s April 3 presidential primary. Mr. Gingrich toured the city during the morning and made a stop at the State House where he briefly addressed the Senate before meeting with a group of House Republicans. The former U.S. House speaker spoke with reporters afterward and spent much of the time defending his struggling presidential campaign. ....Mr. Gingrich said if Mr. Romney does not collect a majority by the June 26 Utah primary, he will challenge the former Massachusetts governor all the way to the Republican National Convention...
  • Photo op with Newt isn't free, campaign charging $50 (First Lady's price: $10,000)

    03/27/2012 2:16:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | March 27, 2012 | Kristal Roberts
    Few things in life are free, including a photo with republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich. In an effort to funnel more cash into his campaign, the former house speaker will charge $50 a snapshot for anyone who wants a photo with him, according to a CNN report.
  • Obama Aide Spars With Gingrich Over Fla. Killing

    03/25/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2012 | Siobhan Gorman
    The killing of an unarmed black teenager in Florida became a presidential campaign issue Sunday as David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, fired back at Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich. On Friday, Mr. Obama spoke out for the first time on the killing of Trayvon Martin, saying, “If I had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.” Mr. Gingrich, speaking Friday on Fox News’s “Sean Hannity Show,” called Mr. Obama’s statement “disgraceful,” adding, “Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him?”...
  • David Plouffe: Newt Gingrich’s Comments ‘Reprehensible’

    03/25/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | March 25, 2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    Obama senior advisor David Plouffe this morning eviscerated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on “This Week” after the GOP presidential candidate lashed out at the president for his comments on Trayvon Martin. ....Plouffe was addressing comments Gingrich made on “The Sean Hannity Show” this past Friday. “What the President said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe. Period,” said Gingrich. “We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the President suggesting that if it had been a...
  • Pennsylvania conservatives reluctant to forgive political transgressions

    03/25/2012 3:11:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Penn Live ^ | March 25, 2012 | ROBERT J. VICKERS, The Patriot-News
    Talk among conservative activists gathered in East Pennsboro Twp. for the past two days might have started out local, but it turned national pretty quickly. Speaker after speaker at the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference that convened Friday and ended Saturday hammered home their common-held desire to oust President Barack Obama from the White House in November. And while many attendees reserved judgment on their choice for the April 24 Pennsylvania Republican primary, their reactions to the presidential candidates and surrogates in attendance spoke volumes. The gathering of Pennsylvania conservative activists warmly greeted native sons Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum but...
  • Dear Louisiana Conservatives – NOW is the TIME TO CONSOLIDATE (pushed to Newt's fan club)

    03/24/2012 3:48:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | March 23, 2012 | Justin Spagnolo
    Dear Louisiana Conservatives – NOW is the TIME TO CONSOLIDATE — My attempt to persuade the “not-Romneys” to do themselves a solid. Louisiana has the potential to be the turning point. So say Newt’s advisers. I believe they have crafted a very good argument that logically provides one path to nomination for Newt, but if pursued it will likely cause a brokered convention (something that I’m not “totally” against, especially when chattering candi-bots for Santorum are talking 3rd party). The media has all but declared Newt2012 dead. Twice. They are wrong. The narratives have always been wrong. Our electoral system...
  • Newt Gingrich speaks at Baton Rouge Tea Party Presidential Forum and Straw Poll (won decisively)

    03/24/2012 1:56:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Frequency ^ | March 23, 2012
    -- 26:00 minute VIDEO
  • Gingrich: Some 'Brand New Players' Might Emerge At GOP Convention

    03/22/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies · 3+ views
    WWNO ^ | Marcj 22. 2012 | NPR People: Mark Memmott
    6:51 AudioSaying that Mitt Romney may not be able to "grind his way toward the nomination" despite a huge fundraising advantage, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR today that he sees no reason to exit the Republican presidential race and that there's a chance of a new contender emerging at the party's convention in August. "I'm not so sure you wouldn't get a series of brand new players" stepping forward during a brokered convention, he told Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep. Or, he said, he might emerge as the convention's choice. Gingrich said he expects to end the primary...
  • Newt hopes to sway delegates after Utah

    03/22/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | March 22, 2012 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign is pushing back on the idea that the former House speaker must win three more states in order to be nominated at the Republican national convention, arguing that he could compete in Tampa instead by peeling off delegates from his GOP opponents. I wrote earlier that in order to get nominated on the first ballot, Republican National Committee rules state that Gingrich would have to win a total of five states – three more than he already has. That’s not technically right. As Gingrich communications director Joe DeSantis just pointed out to me, the rules literally...