Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: ‘Any Ad Which Quotes What I Said On Sunday Is A Falsehood’ (On Ryan's Plan)
Posted on 05/18/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
How is your week going? Most likely its going much better than GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Why? Just days after officially announcing his candidacy, respected political pundit Charles Krauthammer said of Gingrichs candidacy Its done, its over. Last night during an appearance on On the Record Newt continued to walk back his Sunday critique of Paul Ryans health care plan, in a stark manner.
To say that Gingrich is in crisis mode is not necessarily hyperbole. The former House Speaker and GOP thought leader has been toying with running for president for what seems like years now, and coming out of the gate, he has more than stumbled; hes fallen flat. It all started when he appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday and told host David Gregory that he believed that there should be an individual mandate, before labeling the plan put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and supported by nearly the entire House Republicans, as radical.
Since then hes put out his own YouTube video repudiating the comments he made on Sunday, but had to deal with rejections from various political leaders including SC Governor Nikki Haley and Eric Cantor (R-VA.) Host Greta Van Susteren deserves credit for not only booking Gingrich, but for providing a tough interview with her former Fox News cohort.
Ginrichs walking back of these comments in such thorough and dramatic fashion appears to indicate that he recognizes the folly, or he is not tone deaf to the roar of criticisms from his GOP peers. Nonetheless, one can imagine a future campaign ad that mimics the classic John Kerry video clip of I was before it before I was against it. And while Gingrich appears to be taking someone of a litigious position with statements of falsehood and the impression of libel, its very difficult to imagine that he and or campaign would ever pursue such a case, guaranteeing that this confusing chapter in Gingrichs candidacy stays in the news.
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Well gee, Newt: apparently Schmuck Schumer from New York is running with it! Thanks, you idiot!
Not the only part of his anatomy that does that.
Newt did the bad guys a huge favor, in my opinion.
Who you gonna believe, me or your lying ears?
Newt just shut up and remain silent for the rest of your life.
It’s over Newt. Don’t waste your money and time. It’s over.
Gee, I thought I saw him call Ryan’s budget a faar right wing attempt at social something or other on television.
Greta is worth watching.
Crash and burn, baby.
Nose in @ zone 5 on afterburner
Like Obama, Flukie Newt tells us not to believe our lying eyes!
A little late to be closing the barn door there Newt.
Newt, we loved you once, but please, just go away.
Here is a detailed report found at Market Watch regarding warfare within the GOP among the RINOs, Tea Pary, and Conservatives. Sounds pretty discouraging. What candidate could actually win under the circumstances?
Maybe Fox News can host a special debate where Newt goes up against himself.
RE: Gee, I thought I saw him call Ryans budget a faar right wing attempt at social something or other on television.
Yesterday on the Mark Levin show, Paul Ryan told Levin that Newt actually spoke to him over the phone and sort of apologized and clarified his stance on Ryan’s budget.
Ryan accepted Newt’s apology and hopes to move on with substantial discussion on our looming budget crisis.
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