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Gingrich announces he's running for president
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 9, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/09/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by xjcsa

ATLANTA (AP) --- Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president.

Gingrich's announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-to-form GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama.

The former Georgia congressman, well-known to most Republicans, brings to the race a years-in-the-making political machine with ties to early nominating states as well as a network of supporters and donors. But his personal baggage --- he's acknowledged marital infidelity and has had two divorces --- could hinder his chances of winning the party's presidential nomination more than a decade after leaving the House.

Still, he spoke confidently of wide support.

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1 posted on 05/09/2011 6:14:44 PM PDT by xjcsa
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To: xjcsa

Great news!

Now, I’m announcing I won’t vote for the dirtbag.


2 posted on 05/09/2011 6:15:39 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: xjcsa

Pffttt!!!!


3 posted on 05/09/2011 6:15:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: xjcsa

Newtie and Nutsy the Gorebal Warming poster team.


4 posted on 05/09/2011 6:16:04 PM PDT by IbJensen (I couldn’t fill my gas tank to go to the ‘Dead Bin Laden Celebration!)
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To: xjcsa

Oh great. Another recycled GOP candidate.


5 posted on 05/09/2011 6:16:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: xjcsa

Whoopty @^(&&@*% doooo.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 6:16:13 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: xjcsa

Not a chance in hell.


7 posted on 05/09/2011 6:16:20 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: xjcsa

After NY 23, Newt is dead to me.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 6:17:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: xjcsa

“Newt Gingrich, ......... is running for president.”

Yeah, so?


9 posted on 05/09/2011 6:17:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: xjcsa

I will not vote for him. I will not vote for Romney, either.


10 posted on 05/09/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Semper911

The candidate turned into a newt?


11 posted on 05/09/2011 6:17:36 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 838 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: xjcsa

Oh, joy. Now I have someone else not to vote for. But look at this positively it will divide the opposition to Sarah and make her look even better than she already does.


12 posted on 05/09/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: xjcsa

He’ll not get my vote, ever.


13 posted on 05/09/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: xjcsa
Why?
14 posted on 05/09/2011 6:18:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: xjcsa

Only place for a quitter is in the sh.....


15 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:05 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: xjcsa
facing ethics questions and resigning

The Gingrich baggage train leaves the station.

The MSM will continue to skewer him until his quits the race or loses in November.

Surely, the GOP won't nominate him. But, then, I thought they would never nominate McCain. [shaking head]
16 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:21 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: xjcsa

Why?


17 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Da Coyote

oi frigging great another idiot who will crash and burn against bozo.

We can have bozo if we had a decent candidate, get rid of early voting, only republicans can vote in a republican primary and have ID showing you are legal and living in that state for at least a month.

Yea Newt you and your ilk never got behind Sarah or Michelle Bachmann yet you think you can win and yet you and other cowards can’t even mention social issues which the majority of AmMerians agree with us because the homostapo silenced you and your ilk


18 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:32 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: xjcsa
He's got a wide stance.

Ewwwwwwww.

Cheers!

19 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:32 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: xjcsa

Um...no... I am undecided and willing to hear most of these people out... not this one...


20 posted on 05/09/2011 6:19:38 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Lurker

I’ll never vote for him during a primary. But should he somehow win the nomination I would not hesitate to vote for him above Urkel. He, while perhaps a fool, is not an outright enemy of the Nation.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 6:20:51 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: null and void

No, you must be thinking of the Knights of Ni!!!

And they want a Schrubbery...

That should be good for about 30 minutes of film...

And 15 minutes of fame for Newt...I heard Sean Vanity had an orgasm at the announcement...


22 posted on 05/09/2011 6:20:59 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: xjcsa

This is my formal announcement that I don’t shiv a git


23 posted on 05/09/2011 6:21:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: xjcsa

That picture and silly exercise on his part make me vow tonot vote for him if he was the last candidate on earth.

I wonder if her regrets this.

If not, does he have no clue how many people were offended by it?


24 posted on 05/09/2011 6:21:34 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/2011/02/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: Da Coyote

True! Another non-starter for me too.


25 posted on 05/09/2011 6:21:36 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: xjcsa

I’m sure he’d slap Obambi around in any debate, but I have real problems getting behind him . . . and for one thing, who knows what Hitlery has on him in her 1000 stolen FBI files that she’s saved up in case he ran.

He worries me too much, although he is quite impressive with his intellect and grasp of the American spirit. I’m just afraid of what the mainstream media would do to him.


26 posted on 05/09/2011 6:21:54 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: xjcsa

Yawn


27 posted on 05/09/2011 6:21:58 PM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: xjcsa

Go Away Neut!!!

(No, that’s not a misspelling).


28 posted on 05/09/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("We must have universal healthcare...I'm a liberal on this one." - D. Trump, "America We Deserve")
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To: xjcsa

Is he going to choose Dede Scozzafava as his running mate?


29 posted on 05/09/2011 6:22:46 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: Da Coyote

There are a bunch of RINO’s I won’t vote for even if they are the nominee


30 posted on 05/09/2011 6:23:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ilovesarah2012
there is no one I like. Pawlenty and his cap and trade, piss off. Ron Paul a total nuts as is his supporters and wy does he use our platform use the libertarian . Crap the mind has gone blank but the guy from PA was alright but won't win Cain did good and seems the only one with balls to mention conservative social issues AND WHO THE HELL IS THE EX GOV FROM NM, WHAT A FAIRY. Now Newt If the GOP had got behind Sarah and Michelle Bachmann then they might have had a chance but no they are not elitist snotty nosed establishment women
31 posted on 05/09/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: MamaDearest

Yeah! What you said. mccain on steroids.


32 posted on 05/09/2011 6:23:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: xjcsa

Newt is not in my top three.


33 posted on 05/09/2011 6:24:01 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: xjcsa

which party?


34 posted on 05/09/2011 6:25:00 PM PDT by gleneagle
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To: xjcsa
'I had an affair because I love America', claims presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich

Article Here

35 posted on 05/09/2011 6:25:28 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("We must have universal healthcare...I'm a liberal on this one." - D. Trump, "America We Deserve")
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To: xjcsa

If he loses, does he promise to go away?


36 posted on 05/09/2011 6:25:37 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Ronin

Is he going to choose Dede Scozzafava as his running mate?
.........................................................

LOL.


37 posted on 05/09/2011 6:26:04 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: xjcsa

38 posted on 05/09/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (let me know if this picture made you yawn!)
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To: xjcsa

A waste of time and money...Newt is not going anywhere.


39 posted on 05/09/2011 6:28:07 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: xjcsa

Newt who?


40 posted on 05/09/2011 6:28:15 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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41 posted on 05/09/2011 6:28:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: xjcsa
But I thought Mittens was next in line.
Too much.....



42 posted on 05/09/2011 6:28:33 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I really wish he would NOT run. Way too much baggage and questionable associations....Clinton, Clinton, Pelosi.


43 posted on 05/09/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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Hey, a guy has to make a living doing nothing, right?

Jerk.

44 posted on 05/09/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: xjcsa

Newt is very smart and he is a great historian, but...he ain’t presidential.


45 posted on 05/09/2011 6:29:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: xjcsa

He is delusional.


46 posted on 05/09/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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47 posted on 05/09/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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Completely underwhelmed...


48 posted on 05/09/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: xjcsa

I like Newt. I think he’s one of the smartest guys we’ve had in government in the last couple of decades. He’s can’t win the election, even as veep choice. He’s damaged goods, and I don’t think it can be overcome.

He might, though, make an excellent chief of staff in somebody else’s White House.


49 posted on 05/09/2011 6:30:50 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: manc

Santorum, and I agree with everything you said. When you find someone worthwhile who can not only win but not turn into a RINO if they win, please ping me.


50 posted on 05/09/2011 6:31:21 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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