Skip to comments.Run, Newt, Run!
Posted on 09/29/2013 3:31:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
A new political action committee is hoping to convince former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia next year.
Draft Newt PAC insists Gingrich, now a host of CNNs Crossfire, is Republicans best hope for retaking the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.), who is vying for his second term.
We want a credible challenger to Mark Warner, and no one could do what Newt could do to fightand win, said Andrew Hemingway, a former staffer on Gingrichs 2012 presidential campaign who is leading the Draft Newt group, in a press release announcing the effort.
U.S. Senator Newt Gingrich would be an immediate game changer, giving conservatives another voice that would take the fight to the Obama administration, added Hemingway, who ran fundraising for the 2012 presidential bid.
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Newt can be good if he wants to be, but he is very establishment oriented and thinks he is a scholar more than a fighter these days IMO.
...to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia next year. Draft Newt PAC insists Gingrich, now a host of CNNs Crossfire, is Republicans best hope for retaking the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.), who is vying for his second term.Or at least, having him get his ass handed to him in the primary might discourage him from running for anything in the future.
$1.6 million to run for the House. $10 million to run for the Senate.
Newt is no better than a liberal Democrat. No thanks.
Newt would never step down from speaker to freshman senator. His ego is way too big. He also can make more money in the private sector.
Even with his faults I still like Newt.
No worries, it looks as if this effort is defunct, since Newt sent a cease and desist letter. Looks like Warner waltzes to victory again. Bastard.
He was an unelectable stalking horse for Romney last time. NO thanks.
He’s 70 yrs old and would be 78 by the time he finished his term. Sure he’s smart and looks good sitting on a sofa with Pelosi.
Is he really the best VA can do?
The GOP has literally nothing viable in Virginia.
Global Warming Hoaxster....personal issues...he would be trounced by Warner
Newt’s big backer Adelson is now a big amnesty pimp. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Newt 2012 was a bought and paid for fraud designed to keep conservatives divided.
That picture says it all.....NOOOOOO!!!!
What is that supposed to prove?
You can use in any proof you are working on as necessary.
I doubt he could get elected in VA.
From various threads on FR over the years, it seems VA has shifted somewhat leftward.
Add to that the fact that Gingrich has not won an election since he left the House.
He might be able to get a job on the street corner selling John Kerry’s global climate change book, however.
2011 and 2012 saw a mass purging of Romney supporters from this site, do you think it can withstand another?
Personally I don't think so and given the political climate around these parts, it's going to happen again. And if it does, given the health issues of the site owner, it could very well be the end of FR.......
Can they not find a Conservative to challenge Warner?
No expert on VA. But from afar seems like a lost state, no longer even purple.
$1.6 million and $10 million to run for an elective job that pays $174,000 per year.
Something is VERY wrong with that picture.
What do you mean? I was just stating that like most Freepers, I recognize that Newt has some very questionable positions. I understand he has plus points. No need for purging or anything like that.
Not only can they not find a conservative challenger, they just can’t find a challenger full stop.
Liz Cheney IMO should have gone for this or a congressional seat in VA, rather than carpetbagging up to WY to challenge a sitting senator who, though not perfect, is more conservative than she is.
But I like the Newt idea. I wonder what the chances are he runs and wins.
Virginia is too purple for a too conservative a candidate to win statewide.
Newt could actually be a reasonable solution.
The GOP is giving VA to the Dems. If they put a conservative up they would win.
I wouldn’t bother...it proves nothing.
I stopped accepting Guilt by Association when they taught it to us in Logic class.\\FReegards.
Newty has made some poor choices.
Is Cuccinelli a closet lib?
He gave a great speech at the Nascar race in Tenn.
McAwful is certainly the poster boy for Clintonian sleazy Democrat.
If we can’t beat him....
Sam the Man, I can’t ever remember disagreeing with you on any issue, although I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast(UGH), I have to take issue with you on this particular topic..
I have been sorely at odds with Newt on any number of subjects recently, but I worked very close with him on the “Contract With America” in the 90’s, and he can be a powerhouse when he gets his teeth into something..
He is brilliant at politics, but stupid in his personal life, and when he was caught in a box he did a few backstabbing moves that he now admits where downright dumb..
After saying all that, I know he is aching for a fight, and he HATES, Hates, Hates, Obama, and Ried, to the core, and I’d love to see him take on Ried for the next 6 years..
It would be wonderful to have another street fighter in the Senate on our side.. Just thought you should know, for what it’s worth.. :)
Nothing directed at you, I know exactly what you were saying.
I was merely stating an observation from the past election since Newt supporters were also on the purge list.........
It's a "group think" thing...........
doesn’t Newt still believe in the AGW hoax?
Over 50% of the now voting population, have no idea what he is talking about, because of their own self-indulgent imprisonment to stupidity.
You’re 100% correct there. The Lizinator probably would have been competitive.
Hmm, I would question this, since we are running a solid conservative gubernatorial ticket, and are currently running behind one of the worst rat candidates I have ever seen, Terry McAwful.
Can’t do that. Jeb is running for prez because the thing this country really needs is another Bush.
That is one of the DUMB moves he regrets.. I know.. YUCK!
I don’t see the Democrats going after Nancy Pelosi for that picture. That’s why they are winning... they don’t attack their own.
“Something is VERY wrong with that picture.”
If you get into the elite club your future and that of your family and friends is secure for perhaps generations. The average senator goes from x wealth to 20x wealth in just a few years. The more corrupt they are the wealthier they get. Nobody prosecutes them and they’ve made special laws just for each other. (Insider trading, for example is legal if you’re in Congress.)
does he regret it?
Didn’t he have a new eco-book coming out last year?
I never heard anything about it afterwards
I thought that book was scraped last year, at his request, but like you I haven't heard anything about it, and forgot to ask.. I thought I would never speak to him again after I saw him cuddle up with that @itch..
What do you thinnk pictures like this prove?:
He's not perfect. But then we're not talking about perfect.
And who would you recommend instead?
The problem here is we are letting the establishment Republican party define what a “viable” candidate is - so of course the answer will be the only “viable” candidates are establishment Republicans.
Here is where I am at - I am done voting for “viable” GOP candidates - that is what gave us McCain as Presidential candidate. If they are not a conservative and willing to fight for those values then I dont care if we lose the seat. Let the liberals run the country into the ground and then we can pick up the pieces from there. I would rather rip the band-aid off at this point than to keep slowly pulling it away and losing our souls in the process.