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  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court at stake in election

    04/17/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. "This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready to go." Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her...
  • More Honest Talk about Gingrich's Childhood

    04/17/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT · by rightjb · 38 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/17/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    I am from Georgia. I've known Newt since we were 15 years old. We spent an evening together during Spring break at Panama City, FL - two nerds who wore glasses, sitting on the patio talking when the rest of my cheerleader friends were down at the Band shell dancing and flirting with the cool football players. He was fascinating, a talker, interested in history and government even then. He was also a kid in an identity crisis. He had just found out about his biological father and his birth name. He was trying out Leroy McPherson instead of Newt...
  • Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash

    04/17/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/13/2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and GINGER GIBSON
    R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for the Gingrich campaign...brushed off a question about whether renting the list diluted its value or signaled an end to the campaign. “No, it demonstrates the campaign is pursuing new sources of revenue,” he said. Gingrich has loaned the campaign “thousands, primarily toward travel and lodging expenses,” Hammond said, but he added “the campaign intends to reimburse” the loans.
  • Newt Gingrich, a man divided

    04/16/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT · by TJA · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Here’s a series of recent quotes in which Gingrich appears to be a man divided. * “If [Romney] can't get to 1,144 on the 26th of June, the last primary, then it is going to be a wide-open electronic convention for 60 days of talking among the American people.” — CNN interview, March 26 * “Either Romney will self destruct, or Romney will be the nominee.” — Lunch with supporters, April 2 * “I’m trying to get to an open convention to see what would happen ... I’m not going to beat Romney head to head, but ... if we...
  • 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.
  • Conference call with Rick Santorum

    04/16/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 31 replies
    Vanity | Aprill 16, 2012 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    I (plus about 4000 others) just got off of a conference call with Rick Santorum. Perhaps a more detailed report will be forthcoming, but here are some quick notes that I took: "I had a chance to talk to Newt. I haven't had a chance to talk with Governor Romney." He spoke about working hard to make sure that the Republican Party had a "conservative platform" and a "conservative message" and that they "follow through with that conservative message after the election". "I haven't supported any candidate at this point." He said that they are working with states to "make...
  • TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    TRUE COLORS TIME If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates… The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same...
  • Newt to NRA: Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/16/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Newt.org ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Appearing before the National Rifle Association annual meeting this afternoon, Newt Gingrich called for a new United Nations treaty that would give the right to bear arms to every person on the planet. This proposed treaty would counter the United Nations Small Arms Treaty currently supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After Gingrich’s speech concluded, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox came out on stage and said “The Gingrich Treaty…I like that.” The Daily Beast noted that Newt’s reception from the crowd of 5,000 people was more enthusiastic than Governor Romney’s. If the Republican presidential nomination were decided by the...
  • Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’

    04/16/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-16-12 | Dover
    Less than two months ago, Herman Cain, who was out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, stood on a stage in West Palm Beach, just three days before the Florida primary and told the crowd, “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for the president of the Unites States.” Gingrich had just come off a sweeping win in South Carolina, had the fundraising dollars pouring in and a financial safety net in billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson. But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, “With all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?”...
  • Stats Comparing Conservative Accomplishments of Newt and Mitt

    04/15/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT · by Windflier · 11 replies
    PolitiJim's Rants ^ | 26 January 2012 | PolitiJim
    It is terrible that conservatives are out there distorting the records of each candidate. Or worse passing along wrong information without checking facts. All of them have qualifications and disqualifications. But can we get away from what they SAY they will do and compare what they actually DID when they were afforded governing power? I was talking to a nationally published conservative author and speaker today who had absolutely no clue that Newt Gingrich gave the “keynote” rebuttal AGAINST Al Gore on Cap and Trade legislation. This is a travesty not just of conservative media, but those we surround ourselves...
  • 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.”
  • There Is Still Time (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/15/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 116 replies
    Vanity | April 15, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    While everyone is in the weeds counting delegates and wondering who Santorum will endorse (it will be Romney), few people are talking about the degree to which the GOP will be emboldened if Romney gets the nomination. It will be a sign to them they can get the evangelical, social and fiscal conservatives to fall in line, all they have to do is wait them out. A few days ago, Mark Levin said he was disgusted with the Republican establishment, right after he said, 'we conservatives have to work together to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney’, just one...
  • Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney

    04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT · by KSanders · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right? Well, not entirely. Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention. Both men say they are seeking influence over...
  • Mitt Romney gave Obama 2 Radical Environmentalists Who are Killing the Coal Industry

    04/15/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT · by rightjb
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/15/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Limbaugh’s Climatologist Defends Newt’s Past Position + Romney says Coal Plants KILL PEOPLE | @PolitiJim's Rants | http://bit.ly/IV0n8i
  • GOP's First Spouses Club (Newt's long history of infedelity)

    11/13/2011 7:06:30 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 149 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/1/2011
    Jackie Battley was Gingrich’s geometry teacher in high school. They secretly dated until they got married on June 19, 1962. ...In 1980, the couple separated after Gingrich began an affair with Marianne Ginther. Ginther met Gingrich at a political fundraiser in 1981. Ginther is the daughter of a former Ohio mayor. They married six months after Gingrich divorced his first wife, Jackie Battley. ...Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek in the mid-1990s. ...Newt began an affair with Callista while she worked as an aide for the House of Representatives. They continued their affair during the...
  • 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...
  • Activist Alert: Newt Across America on Tax Day

    04/13/2012 1:39:03 PM PDT · by KGeorge · 4 replies
    Grassroots.newt.org ^ | 12 April 2012 | T Finn
    "On the conference call Angie from Alabama brought up an idea to have a rally day for Newt. I added the idea to title it Newt Across America. The next big day coming up before the April 24th primaries is Tax Day on April 17th. As you know media will cover this day and will be out at the main post offices for the most part in their cities. This would be a great day to have people at the main post office with signs, passing out information and getting people to donate to Newt's campaign." So the plan is...
  • 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)...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • 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...
  • Fox Fires Back at Gingrich: ‘Bitter’ Newt is ‘Auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN’

    04/12/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 102 replies
    Tvnewser ^ | 4-12-12 | Chris Ariens
    Fox News is not taking Newt Gingrich‘s excoriation of the network’s coverage of the GOP primary as a mere swipe and moving on. Did you expect them to? A Fox News spokeswoman tells Yahoo! News‘s Dylan Stableford, “This is nothing other than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN — that’s the kind of man he is.” “Not to mention, he’s still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract.”
  • Newt Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting: ‘CNN is Less Biased than FOX this year’

    04/12/2012 7:32:14 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Tvnewser ^ | 4-12-12 | Chris Ariens
    RealClearPolitics had access to a meeting in Dover, Delaware Wednesday held by Newt Gingrich. During the get-together with members of the Delaware Tea Party, Gingrich, a former Fox News analyst, lambasted the channel. “I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” said Gingrich, adding, “Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than FOX this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of FOX, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.” Gingrich revealed he’s been invited by CNN to one of...
  • Ohio in pivotal role For Right to Life plank at GOP National Convention

    04/12/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 2 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Even though former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has decided to fold his presidential primary tent this week and suspend his campaign, conservatives should not fold their issues into Romney’s Etch-a-Sketch primary promises. The conservative movement in Ohio can take on a much more crucial role leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The political die is not necessarily cast for Mitt Romney yet, because he still has to garner the magic of 1,144 delegates needed to elect the Republican presidential nominee, and conservatives can also still work to assist Newt Gingrich’s continuing primary efforts. Yet, aside from...
  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall At Wesley College in Dover, Delaware – April 11, 2012

    04/12/2012 3:15:49 AM PDT · by Marguerite · 14 replies
    electad ^ | April 11, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich held a town hall meeting on Social Security at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-wesley-college-in-dover-delaware-april-11-2012/
  • 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...
  • Newt Gingrich Primary Check Bounces

    04/11/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | Elica Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check — the required filing fee — bounced, an official said. State election director Mark Thomas told ABC News that a $500 check given by the Gingrich campaign to secure his place on the Utah ballot bounced on March 27. “Our office immediately attempted to contact the campaign and the designated agent but no phone calls were returned,” Thomas said. “We also asked the state Republican Party to assist us, but they also could not get into communication with them,...
  • Newt Gingrich welcomes Rick Santorum backers

    04/11/2012 2:14:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/10/12 | GINGER GIBSON
    Newt Gingrich pledged to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nod, even as Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice,” Gingrich said in a statement released after Santorum’s announcement in Gettysburg, Pa. Gingrich, whose campaign is carrying roughly $4.5 million in debt, immediately began trying to use Santorum’s exit as a fundraising vehicle, adding a banner to the front of his website declaring him the “last conservative standing.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit...
  • 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...
  • Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012

    04/10/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012. Tim Stanley April 10th Rick Santorum's struggle touched a chord with many working-class Americans Rick Santorum said goodbye on Tuesday afternoon. It was a classic performance from the Rickster – heartfelt, overlong, a little bitter. He pledged to go on fighting for the little people but acknowledged that the race was over, brought to a close by his daughter’s illness and poor polling. To most people this means that it’s now between Romney and Obama. The only minority report on that will come from Newt Gingrich. You can...
  • Graceless: Rick Santorum drops out but fails even to mention Mitt Romney

    At one point, Santorum emphasised how important it was "that we win the House back and that we take the United States Senate", omitting the number one aspiration of Republicans across America - taking back the White House from Obama. Santorum probably hasn't damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself. Having run a highly commendable race on a shoestring, he had an opportunity to lift himself straight away into the top ranks of his party's leadership with real prospects of victory in 2016 (if Romney loses in November) or even 2020. But by making...
  • 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.
  • End of the road for Newt Gingrich?

    04/10/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | pril 9, 2012 | Hannity
    GOP candidate addresses future
  • Mitt Romney is a Liberal, Part 4: “My views are progressive”

    04/09/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    A few fun videos to go along with our popular “Mitt Romney is a Liberal” series. Via Buzzfeed, here are five instances on film in which Mitt Romney distances himself from either conservatism or the Republican party or both. I’ll embed the first one and link to the others at the bottom. Mitt Romney: My Views Are Progressive •Video 2: “I’m not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values. That’s not what brings me to the race.” •Video 3: “I think it’s very clear to people across the commonwealth my R doesn’t as much stand for...
  • 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...
  • Predictable: Gingrich Admits He Owes More Than $4 Million Campaign Debt

    04/08/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 50 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 4-8-12 | Robert Stacy McCain
    If you haven’t been reading this blog regularly, you may have been shocked by Newt’s confession today on Fox News Sunday: “Unfortunately, our guys tried to match Romney,” Gingrich said of the Florida match-up. “It turned out, we didn’t have anything like his capacity to raise money.” Gingrich said he has a little less than $4.5 million in campaign debt, and he’s operating on a shoestring budget. I was there when it happened, although nobody realized it at the time, and it took another seven weeks to learn the truth. On Feb. 21, the day after his January FEC report...
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state [could affect Romney]

    04/07/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT · by publius321 · 54 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Caroline May
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • 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...
  • Bella Santorum in hospital again.

    04/06/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 54 replies
    Santorum campaign
    April 6, 2012 For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Beynon - 703.307.8633 SANTORUM CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BELLA SANTORUM Verona, PA - The Rick Santorum for President campaign has issued the following statement on the health of Isabella Santorum. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."
  • 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...
  • Newt in Autumn

    04/02/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Haley understands why many politicos interpret Gingrich’s maneuvers as a retreat. Haley’s job, as he sees it, is to keep the campaign in survival mode until then — out of debt, in the news, and prepared for a floor debate. “We clearly have an opportunity to win,” Haley says. “Now, it’s clear from the delegate math that we have an almost impossible hurdle. But we also believe that Romney will have a very difficult time reaching the necessary 1,144 delegates he needs to be the nominee. If the Republican National Committee follows its rules regarding Florida and Arizona, Romney will...
  • 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...
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Newt was right?]

    04/03/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 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...
  • Obama Surpasses Romney in Swing States, Helped by Women

    04/02/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    A majority of registered voters across 12 swing states for the first time backs President Obama over likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for the November election, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Obama leads Romney by a 51 to 42 percent margin, the poll found. In February, the president trailed Romney in the swing state match-up, 46 to 48 percent. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 4 points. The shifting tide of support in Obama’s favor was driven by women under 50, fewer than half of whom supported the president in a February USA Today/Gallup...
  • Gingrich Starts To Shift Tone On Romney As Nominee

    04/02/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 01,2012 | Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro
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  • Obama crowd suggests Romney is naive for not trusting Russia

    04/02/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 2, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Team Obama has revealed its election campaign strategy to cover up the president's momentous whisper gaffe with the Russians last week: Attack Mitt Romney as naive and still living in an era when the Russians couldn't be trusted. According to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the democratic backsliding in Russia is nothing to worry about. The Russians under returning President Vladimir Putin are our friends. And Joe even revealed Sunday that if Iran closes or disrupts the Straits of Hormuz, shutting off 20% of the world's daily oil flow, Russia has agreed to consider selling Europe more of its oil....
  • VIDEO BOMBSHELL OF Rick Santorum Applauding Attacks on the ProLife Movement

    04/01/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 30 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/1/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
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    04/01/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 69 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 06:49 PM | Staff
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...