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  • Ted Cruz-the Newt We Need Now!

    01/27/2016 7:47:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 27, 2016 | Susan Gingrich
    Like many other Americans, I am both excited by and concerned about the upcoming presidential election. It affords the opportunity to fix all that was broken by the current White House Occupier in Chief. To reestablish the importance of our Constitution, and reinstate the only constitutional powers of the branches of government-to execute, legislate, and to judge, based on established law. To restore the first amendment and religious rights of the majority, eliminating an unequal preference for the rights of the fringe minority. This year, we are blessed with a plethora of really good Republican candidates. In a normal presidential...
  • Fox News anchor on Newt Gingrich: ‘Now I’m sure’ he’s delusional

    05/02/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 105 replies
    AJC ^ | 5-2-12 | Galloway
    Fox News anchor Shep Smith, with the help of GOP veteran Ed Rollins, gave a brutal review of Newt Gingrich’s exit from the Republican presidential race – sure to exacerbate the feud between Gingrich and the conservative cable news network. Says Rollins: “He epitomhttpized the sore loser. This is a tough game, but he epitomized the sore loser.” Said Smith, harkening back to the beginning of Gingrich’s campaign: “I thought then he was delusional, and now I’m sure.” See for yourself, via the Daily Caller:
  • Gingrich formally ends tumultuous White House bid

    05/02/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/2/2012
    (Reuters) - Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race.
  • Newt Gingrich $4 Million in Debt; Staffers and Creditors Fume

    05/02/2012 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 May, 2012 | JOEL SIEGEL
    Newt Gingrich ends his White House dream today with his political committee facing a mountain of debts -- owing about $4 million to scores of businesses and campaign workers around the country who fear they will never get paid. Campaign watchdogs said the size of Gingrich's debt is extraordinary -- and could have been avoided if the candidate and his team had been more disciplined. "He was reckless in running up these bills, especially in the last month or so of the campaign when it was quite clear that Mitt Romney would be the nominee," said Craig Holman, a government...
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate

    04/26/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 120 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-26-2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate By NBC's Andrew Rafferty MOORESVILLE, NC -- Even though his presidential campaign "will go bye-bye," Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. "I'm going to look at how I can be helpful, because I suspect people will still show up to hear me," Gingrich told voters at luncheon here. "Callista and I are going to campaign through October." Though today, just 25 people attended the midday event here, leaving a roomful of empty chairs. Some of...
  • Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]

    04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
  • Newt a “RINO among Rinos”?

    04/27/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:05pm | William A. Jacobson
    You have got to be kidding me. This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top: "Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of 'you need to get on my level' pomposity, so… wash)…." "Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility....
  • The Drudge-Romney axis . . .

    01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 102 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt
    . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization. Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director. Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime...
  • Newt to Suspend Campaign on May 1st. (Larry Welsh, TX Grassroots Director, Newt 2012).

    04/25/2012 8:44:31 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 58 replies
    Vanity | April 25, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    By now you have assuredly read, either from our team here in Texas or in the media, Newt will be suspending his presidential campaign effective May 1st. While we are all certainly disheartened by the news that our preferred candidate will no longer be vying for the Republican Nomination, we can be proud of the all the efforts put forth by this wonderful team we built together in Texas. I would like to specifically thank some of you who went above and beyond in their efforts both to assist me and Newt. First, to Sondra Zeigler who travelled around various...
  • Romney backers at Gingrich events run into political pit bull

    01/29/2012 5:53:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Port Saint Lucie, Fla.— Dubbed the "proxies with moxie," Mitt Romney's congressional backers have been crashing Newt Gingrich's events to offer a counterpoint to the former House speaker's remarks. It's an unusual tactic to begin with, but their collisions with Gingrich's testy spokesman, R.C. Hammond, have made their sparring into the campaign trail's version of must-see TV. Gingrich said he doesn't mind their presence, which he said is a sign of desperation by Romney. "They send a member of Congress, we send R.C. It's a slight overmatch — R.C.'s a little bit more informed than they are, but...
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • Gingrich won't drop out Tuesday, no matter what happens in Delaware, spokesman says

    04/24/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 47 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-24-12 | Moody
    (edit). Here's the full email from Hammond. Three scenarios: 1. Doomsday -- We do poorly in Delaware, Gingrich will keep his campaign schedule in North Carolina but reassess with supporters whether or not there is a path forward. 2. Middle ground --- a razor thin win for Romney in Delaware could show cracks in the armor and coalesce a conservative coalition of supporters behind Newt. 3. Break in the Dam --- A win in Delaware builds financial and grassroots momentum going into North Carolina -- combined with the ABC news report that Winning our Future has $5 million to spend...
  • Gingrich To Suspend Presidential Campaign Next Tuesday, Sources Say

    Newt Gingrich plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday, senior Gingrich aides told Fox News.
  • Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race

    04/24/2012 10:26:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro
    Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters in Concord, N.C. saying he will evaluate his position in the race over the next few days. By NBC's Alex Moe CONCORD, NC -- Newt Gingrich alluded that he may exit the presidential race in the coming days after a disappointing finish in the Delaware primary Tuesday night. “I want you to know over the next few days, we’re going to look realistically at where we are at” in the campaign, Gingrich told a crowd of just one hundred people at his election night rally,...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week (No, he didn't)

    04/23/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-23-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing...We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are." "This has been a good opportunity for us, we have been here seeing a lot of people,” Gingrich said. “We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here – either carry it or come very, very close." ..."Romney is clearly the...