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Newt Gingrich haul far outpaces other 2012 hopefuls
Politico ^ | 02/04/2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel

Posted on 02/05/2011 6:08:49 AM PST by speciallybland

Newt Gingrich’s political groups raised more than $4.2 million in the last three months of 2010, bringing the former House speaker’s total to $14.5 million for the year – a sum that far eclipses his potential rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Gingrich, who has increasingly signaled his desire to enter the race to take on President Barack Obama, raised more last year than the three next most prolific fundraisers eying Republican presidential bids combined – former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts (whose political committees brought in $6.3 million in 2010), Sarah Palin of Alaska ($3.5 million) and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota ($2.6 million).

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; byebyenewt; cino; fakenews; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; nomorenewts; nomorerinos; politico4obama; politico4rinos; politicoprreps; reevaluategingrich; rino
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1 posted on 02/05/2011 6:08:53 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Gingrich is the quintessential politician, we need new blood.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 6:11:23 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: speciallybland

It’s not money he needs, it’s character. Unfortunately, that’s not something you can get by donations.

Give the money back Newt. It will be a cold day in hell before you get the nomination.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 6:11:27 AM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: speciallybland
KING RINO!
4 posted on 02/05/2011 6:12:26 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: speciallybland

And if Palin officially announces, she will overwhelm Loveseat Newtie and Mittster and all of the others in real grass-roots fundraising. Newt is simply raking it in from his Beltway connections, which is yet another reason why we don’t need or want him as the 2012 nominee.


5 posted on 02/05/2011 6:12:41 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: speciallybland

Intellectually, Newt is amongst my favorites. Just too much baggage...


6 posted on 02/05/2011 6:12:41 AM PST by Paradox (Matthews has the emotional equilibrium of a pregnant, gambling chihuahua on meth.)
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To: MrPiper

Let me guess,,, McCain for VP... yes, major RINO ticket!!LOL


7 posted on 02/05/2011 6:13:35 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: speciallybland

There goes the ball game, newt must be looking for a fourth wife.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 6:16:04 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: speciallybland

Please, no more old, used up, career politicians. And no more Rinos, regardless of their age, gender, etc.


9 posted on 02/05/2011 6:16:11 AM PST by kdot
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To: speciallybland

Let the free for all begin and may the most conservative politician win............

Churn that money as people need jobs.....

10 posted on 02/05/2011 6:17:06 AM PST by deport
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To: speciallybland

Newt is a top Historian but when he supported Global warming
that was the end for me.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 6:17:54 AM PST by chatham
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To: midwyf

In 08, I held my nose and voted for McLame. If the chameleon Rhino Gingrich gets the nod, I will have to leave that spot on my ballot blank.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 6:17:56 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: speciallybland

Money which will be wasted.


13 posted on 02/05/2011 6:18:12 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: speciallybland





14 posted on 02/05/2011 6:18:32 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Ronin
Give the money back Newt. It will be a cold day in hell before you get the nomination.

Exactly right...

This should be obvious to everyone, including Newt Gingrich.

15 posted on 02/05/2011 6:18:33 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: speciallybland
I will vote for the Republican nominee be it Palin or Newt. I will not sit while the Kenyan interloper destroys what my ancestors built. I will say the most formidable team is Romney/Rubio. Palin will be constantly debased and sexualized using the nuts and sluts technique. It's bull but it will happen. My own mother who is to the right of me hates Palin. My dad loves her. Weird dynamic although I am sure my mom would vote for her.

Obamacare will be declared unconstitutional so that will be a moot point and Mitt care in Mass would not have been unconstitutional seeing it was a state law.

I see this team taking Ohio,New Mexico,Florida,Nevada and Colorado as well as possibly Michigan,Massachusetts and New Hampshire along with all the strong republican states.

16 posted on 02/05/2011 6:20:05 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: speciallybland

Why does Elton John come to mind every time I see Newt?


17 posted on 02/05/2011 6:20:27 AM PST by jetson
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To: nhwingut

Thanks for the photos. Especially on the couch with Nancy.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 6:22:20 AM PST by samtheman
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To: speciallybland

This early in the campaign you have to wonder if they are really just running for a cabinet post, and if so, which one?

Personally, I can imagine Gingrich starting out as the Secretary of Education, then once the Education Department is eliminated, move him to his new job as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, then once HUD is eliminated, move him to Homeland Security, then to the Department of Energy, for a major reorganization, then to the EPA for the same.

He will have done the US some huge favors in that first term. And the mere sight of him to bureaucrats would be like sunlight to vampires.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 6:22:52 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Paradox
He's just so clueless on the character issue and that can't help but affect his intellectual processes.

Just as Christians pause to ask WWJD, Newt needs to ask WW-A True Conservative-D.

20 posted on 02/05/2011 6:24:15 AM PST by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: speciallybland
Then we're all doomed, because there is not one chance in Hell that he could win either. Just write books, Newt. Better still, repent, get right with God through Jesus, and get your life together. Then write. Maybe.
21 posted on 02/05/2011 6:27:33 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: LoveUSA

I will die and burn in Hell before I ever vote for newt.

What a hoser he is.

He betrayed the Republican revolution by allowing himself to be blackmailed by the Clintons when he was cheating on his second wife while banging his admin asst.

Hey Newt, go screw yourself.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 6:27:53 AM PST by american_ranger
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To: Paradox
“Intellectually, Newt is amongst my favorites. Just too much baggage...”

Yeah, for sure. Newt is the quintessential Washington Insider. We can see that by his hobnobbing with Hillary and Pelosi. Additionally, he recently made a speech in Iowa I think, stating his allegiance to the ethanol program and it's numerous subsides. That did it for me. Besides, he's just too old, need new blood. No more Bob Doles, John McCain's please...

23 posted on 02/05/2011 6:28:34 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: speciallybland

My husband was acquainted with George Wallace. He said that Wallace told him that he knew he’d never win the presidency, but that every time he ran he made a million dollars.


24 posted on 02/05/2011 6:28:57 AM PST by ryderann
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To: chatham

Newt is a top Historian but when he supported Global warming
that was the end for me.

Me too. There is no excuse for that. The evidence isn’t there so it had to be a political move where we give up control of the entire economy for a couple point bump in the polls.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 6:29:00 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: american_ranger
I will die and burn in Hell before I ever vote for newt.

No votes for Dede's boyfriend in this house, either...

26 posted on 02/05/2011 6:30:32 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: speciallybland
his desire to enter the race to take on President Barack Obama

Won't happen. He would not make it through the primaries.

If, by chance, he did (yeah, McCain pulled a come-from-behind and got the nod), the Media would skewer him and he wouldn't even get as many Electoral votes as McCain got.

Of the current wannabes, he is probably the one the Media/Dems would most like to see getting the nod, because he is the most vunerable, politically.
27 posted on 02/05/2011 6:32:03 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: normy
I will say the most formidable team is Romney/Rubio.

Please tell us that you aren't suffering a reaction from consuming some outdated eggnog from New Year's celebrations. Or, if you are of the Oriental calendar, getting into the libations early. While Rubio may bring some of the base to the voting booth (and his recent choices and pronouncements vis a vis the Tea Pary is winnowing away at that group), Romney is a non-starter in the same way McCain would be if he chose to run again.

28 posted on 02/05/2011 6:32:03 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: All

Does anybody know what happens to all those millions that politicians amass when running for president-—does it eventually end up in the politicians bank account?


29 posted on 02/05/2011 6:32:05 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: speciallybland

Fantastic, another new world order scoundrel who wants a seat at global table as the spoils are divided.

Too bad honest men who want to put America first are not allowed to run and when they do the media does not give them the light of day


30 posted on 02/05/2011 6:34:59 AM PST by winodog
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To: normy

Oy vey. If Romney is the best we can hope for, we are doomed.


31 posted on 02/05/2011 6:35:54 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: speciallybland

Looks as though Newtie will have a comfortable retirement stash. Who in the world would contribute to this retread? He has zero chance at getting the nomination.

Republicans are in the majority in the House only because of TEA Party support. If the GOP comes up with Newt, Mitt, or Pawlenty, the TEA Party will cut its ties and sit out the election. Say “hello” to another 4 years of BO, this time unfettered by the restraints of having to run again.


32 posted on 02/05/2011 6:37:40 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: basil
Does anybody know what happens to all those millions that politicians amass when running for president-—does it eventually end up in the politicians bank account?

Well, McCain banked some $20 Million from his 2008 presidential run and used it for his 2010 Senate reelection.

I questioned that at the time. Surely, that was an ethics violation, if not a violation of campaign finance law.


33 posted on 02/05/2011 6:37:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: dirtboy
Yeah, the whole point of the $$$$ is to get face time and recognition on as many media outlets as possible and to fund local organizations and hire high-priced political consultants.

Sarah Palin does not need any of that...she shows up at an event, like last night's at the Young America Foundation, and the press shows up too. And she already has a quasi grassroots organization just waiting to go to work for her FOR FREE as soon as she gives the word.

34 posted on 02/05/2011 6:40:52 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: american_ranger
he betrayed the Republican revolution

So true. So true. He cost us some big races.

By his actions you can tell he was never in the Service.

35 posted on 02/05/2011 6:40:52 AM PST by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: Paradox

“Intellectually, Newt is amongst my favorites. Just too much baggage...”

Newt is like Bill Clinton (in a lot of ways) He can talk fast, but he really isn’t as smart as he claims to be.

Newt’s only strategy is to run to the front of the parade and pretend it was his idea all along.

I think he’s a “conservative of convenience” and would, in my opinion, be a disaster for America only just short of obamian proportions.


36 posted on 02/05/2011 6:41:07 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: T-Bird45
I am trying to be realistic. Romney is not McCain and during the debates in 08 and Romney was the only one who took McCain head on and won, the rest just kissed his butt.

What I wrote is logical.

37 posted on 02/05/2011 6:47:12 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: trisham

Tell me which states that team would lose?


38 posted on 02/05/2011 6:48:36 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: speciallybland
If you want:

1. Blanket amnesty for illegals
2. Cap n' Tax on steroid
3. Another president screwing interns in the White House

Then, by all means, vote for Gingrich.

39 posted on 02/05/2011 6:48:55 AM PST by montag813
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To: speciallybland

Politico loves to shill for any Republican that is a sure loser. Look to hear more about “Mitt RobMe” and “Mike Hucksterby” in the near future.

They won’t have much to say about any real rising stars. For what it’s worth, Herman Cain deserves more than just a casual look. I’m starting to lean Cain/Santorum .

Santorum can “probably” win PA, He’s the “values” guy and Cain is the “economy guy”. No matter what, if you put PA in the R column, its hard to come up with an electoral map that favors the Dems.

just sayin....


40 posted on 02/05/2011 6:49:40 AM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: Ronin; All
It’s not money he needs, it’s character. Unfortunately, that’s not something you can get by donations.

Give the money back Newt. It will be a cold day in hell before you get the nomination.

So true. My question is where did that traitorous POS, of whom I was an early supporter back in 1995, get all the money. From his betraying the Conract with America, to throwing a global warming debate with Gore, to sitting on the couch with Peolsi, to supporting the DREAM Act, methinks he's been as throughly bribed as Obama by sinister people and needs to be flushed, as the duplicitious POS he is, from the Republican party.

41 posted on 02/05/2011 6:51:07 AM PST by libstripper (uite eff)
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To: normy

Massachusetts, for one, but that isn’t my point. Romney was a disaster as a governor of a small state. As president, he would be an even greater disaster for an entire country.


42 posted on 02/05/2011 6:51:09 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: speciallybland

Money had better not determine who the conservative nominee is this time around. The tone-deafness of this “leadership” is just breathtaking.

Colonel, USAFR


43 posted on 02/05/2011 6:53:09 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: american_ranger; All
He betrayed the Republican revolution by allowing himself to be blackmailed by the Clintons when he was cheating on his second wife while banging his admin asst.

RIGHT ON!! And ever since, IMHO, he's just kept on fineding more ways to be bribed and flipped.

44 posted on 02/05/2011 6:56:01 AM PST by libstripper (uite eff)
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To: speciallybland

Another hand-picked, media approved candidate to guarantee an Obama victory.


45 posted on 02/05/2011 6:57:32 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: normy

Romney, with his MA healthcare law as an immediate albatross around his neck, will have a different primary race to run when compared to 2008. Please explain how that reality and logic leads to a nomination.


46 posted on 02/05/2011 6:58:28 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: trisham
Right now my goal is to launch the Kenyan. No one could be worse than he is. I would vote Palin all day long but I don't think people on FR know how polarizing she really is. Do you know I worked for a female engineer with an NRA sticker on he car who told me she hated Palin because Palin was too uneducated. My own mother thinks she's wants to be famous. Palin will lose more female votes than a male Republican would due to issues in the female mind I don't quite comprehend.

Of course she did blow away Biden in the debate I thought but man I am surrounded by Republicans and many dont take her seriously. I do not see a real Palin like contender in the Republican field who will win the nomination.

Unfortunately it has come down to "is Romney an American or is he a foreigner?" We just need to stack Congress with Tea Party Conservatives. (my one dark horse who could make a showing is Col. West if he wanted too)

47 posted on 02/05/2011 7:03:49 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: trisham
Romney was a disaster as a governor of a small state.

Massachusetts is not a "small state" unless you're strangely going by its area instead of its population.

48 posted on 02/05/2011 7:11:40 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Well, it is larger than Rhode Island.


49 posted on 02/05/2011 7:13:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Yep...agree. Whorebait Newt is past his political prime. A mule that can’t pull stumps anymore IMO .....

Stay Safe ....


50 posted on 02/05/2011 7:16:36 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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