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Staff quit because "I'm different," Gingrich says
Reuters ^

Posted on 06/22/2011 8:35:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Staff quit because "I'm different," Gingrich says Photo 11:04am EDT

By David Beasley

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday attributed the mass resignations among his campaign staff to the fact that he is "very different" from mainstream politicians.

"Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with," Gingrich said in a speech to the Atlanta Press Club.

"We have big ideas. I just think that's part of how you campaign. You talk to the American people about big things."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich2012; globalwarmingscare; newt2012; rino
Uh huh...........
1 posted on 06/22/2011 8:35:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I once thought Newt was intelligent, but flawed.

I now wonder about his mental health.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 8:39:04 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Message to Gingrich:


3 posted on 06/22/2011 8:39:59 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Sub-Driver

Then why did he hire “normal consultants” to run his campaign?


4 posted on 06/22/2011 8:40:32 AM PDT by TheCornerOffice
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To: Sub-Driver
From 2006....

High Infidelity What if three admitted adulterers run for president and no one cares?

Apparently some people care....

5 posted on 06/22/2011 8:41:33 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Sub-Driver

different = frigging a-hole control freak


6 posted on 06/22/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheCornerOffice

Exactly what I was thinking. He wants to be the country’s CEO but he can’t even hire staff that agree with his vision?

See ya Newt.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We have big ideas. I just think that's part of how you campaign. You talk to the American people about big things."

Big Idea #1: Let's vacation in Greece.
Big Idea #2: Hire people who don't like how you campaign.
Big Idea #3: Hire people who don't like how you raise money.

8 posted on 06/22/2011 8:43:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is actually kind of sad to watch...while never a great fan of Newt’s I liked listening to him and was glad he was around. Seeing him disintegrate this way is humiliating for him- particularly since I don’t think he understands how embarrassed he ought to feel..


9 posted on 06/22/2011 8:47:00 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt does have big ideas and he can when mentally on be a great advocate for and defender of the conservative cause. He should always be credited with the great 1994 victory.

Unfortunately, for every great speech or idea there is a Pelosi on the couch moment or just an incredible greed for more money.

Newt would be an excellent director of NASA in the coming conservative administration. Space seems to suit him now.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 8:47:04 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: brownsfan
I once thought Newt was intelligent, but flawed. I now wonder about his mental health.

You exactly expressed my feelings. The problem with 'heroes' these days is they live long enough to obliterate their own legacies. Stay well, Newt.

11 posted on 06/22/2011 8:48:31 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everyone is quitting because they realize Newt is not a serious candidate. He is just running to raise his profile/salary for a TV gig or whatever.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 8:48:31 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Sub-Driver

No Newt you are not.


13 posted on 06/22/2011 8:53:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: TheCornerOffice
"Then why did he hire “normal consultants” to run his campaign?"


Another question is why those "normal consultants" agreed to come aboard to begin with? Did they not already know that he was "different"?
14 posted on 06/22/2011 8:54:15 AM PDT by rob777
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To: rob777

$


15 posted on 06/22/2011 9:01:06 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Sub-Driver

“look for the “I’m different” coffee mugs, bbq apron and mouse pad on my website”, Gingrich said.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 9:01:13 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Sub-Driver

Do tell. I suppose senile dementia does put you in a class all your own.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 9:02:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver
"Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with," Gingrich said in a speech to the Atlanta Press Club.

Some of those advisors, such as Rick Tyler, had been with Newt for many years. Either Newt wasn't "very different from normal politicians" until a few weeks ago, or he's just blowing smoke. I'm going with the smoke option.

18 posted on 06/22/2011 9:05:20 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Red Badger
"We have big ideas. I just think that's part of how you campaign. You talk to the American people about big things."

Sure thing. A real whale of a tale.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 9:06:18 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SE Mom

“I don’t think he understands how embarrassed he ought to feel,” is exactly the right way to say it, SE Mom. It’s been this way for a long time. He didn’t understand how embarrassed he ought to have felt when he said he believes that there’s an anthropogenic vector to global warming. He didn’t understand how embarrassed he ought to have felt when he supported Dede Scozzafava, and he didn’t understand how embarrassed he ought to have felt when he supported Mike Castle. That’s it in a nutshell.


20 posted on 06/22/2011 9:10:55 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Newt needs a big ole bear hug from his buddy Sean Hannity.


21 posted on 06/22/2011 9:14:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm curious to know just what color the sky is in Newts world? lol
22 posted on 06/22/2011 9:15:03 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: mewzilla
Apparently some people care...

Nope, maybe people care about adultery, but they sure as hell don't care about this particular adulterer.....At this point, he may as well paint himself red, and sing, cuz he ain't even drawing negative press now.

23 posted on 06/22/2011 9:16:30 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sub-Driver
...I am very different from normal politicians...

Well, that's true. Most people don't announce they are running for the conservative nomination for President of the US and then go on an expensive, lavish vacation during one of the longest recession/borderline depression eras in HISTORY OF THE US!

VERY different!
24 posted on 06/22/2011 9:28:50 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“”Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with,”

Translated; “I’m smarter than everyone else, they just can’t see things the way I do through my brilliant mind”


25 posted on 06/22/2011 9:32:00 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Sub-Driver
No, Newt. It's your freakshow wife the former Democrat staffer for the House Ag Committee turned trophy wife/gold-digger.

Happy trails....

26 posted on 06/22/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

+2! ....LOL!


27 posted on 06/22/2011 10:00:04 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: jennings2004

Newt! How often do you have to be told by the voters that we don’t give a damn about you before you get the message?!


28 posted on 06/22/2011 10:02:56 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt is becoming a caricature of himself.


29 posted on 06/22/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Whatever Newt!
 
You're Still Number One!
 

30 posted on 06/22/2011 10:03:59 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: rstrahan

The picture with Pelosi alone is enough to deep-six Newt in my house!


31 posted on 06/22/2011 10:05:51 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Sub-Driver
This is the arrogance of the intellectual. My former Congressman, Newt, is an intellectual asshole. This is the same kind of arrogance that has recently led him to offer up the lame assed excuse that he "loved this country so much and worked so hard, he had to eff around on his then wife with Callista." These things, coupled with his odd fixation on saying "Callista and me....." would keep me from voting for him in ANY capacity, period.

He is now doing this for the travel, exposure and $$ (to pay off his Tiffany's bills) to get his numbers up as a post-2012 media pundit. Screw him.

32 posted on 06/22/2011 10:07:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ClearCase_guy
You forgot a few:

Big Idea #0: Marry the chick you cheated on wife with

Big Idea #-1: Against prime directive 1 - screwing the help

Big Idea #-2: Dropping his pants

Big Idea #-3: Promise to hold Clinton responsible politically, philosphically and ethically.

33 posted on 06/22/2011 10:13:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lodi90

The problem with Newt is his wife. He seems to be happy with his last choice and that is fine. Go off to retire but be sure you are close to hair, nail and pampering parlors. The young things cost money honey.


34 posted on 06/22/2011 10:24:47 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: oldironsides
The problem with Newt is his wife. . . . .

.

I think you are correct.

35 posted on 06/22/2011 10:43:56 AM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINOs, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: Ezekiel

He looks like a turtle sunning on that rock.


36 posted on 06/22/2011 10:47:22 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt, go back to writing books and lecturing and forget running for President. If your own staff can’t stand you how do you expect to win an election?


37 posted on 06/22/2011 11:02:46 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

You’re right- it’s been going on for some time now- and this is the cherry on top. Sad.


38 posted on 06/22/2011 11:08:46 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Sub-Driver

I like Newt. He’s done a lot.

But I’m afraid he’s in John Edwards territory now, or worse. These staffers didn’t quit for no reason.


39 posted on 06/22/2011 11:12:25 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh boo. Just go away, Newt. Seriously.


40 posted on 06/22/2011 11:20:16 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: skeptoid

I think you’re funny! LOL!


41 posted on 06/22/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

42 posted on 06/22/2011 11:21:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s only in it to enhance his speaking fees. He is such a sad sack of a politician, IMO.


43 posted on 06/22/2011 11:27:07 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Revolting cat!
Eat cheese and hire a monkey to wave a white flag.


44 posted on 06/22/2011 2:43:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt’s a real man of the people....


45 posted on 06/22/2011 8:53:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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