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Gingrich Touts Experience Over Cain
CNN.com ^ | 10/29/11 | CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd

Posted on 10/29/2011 9:12:49 PM PDT by BagCamAddict

Listen to Gingrich himself - video here:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/29/gingrich-touts-experience-over-cain%E2%80%99s/

The former House Speaker told a jam-packed Chick-fil-A here Friday that he considers the businessman, a fellow Georgia resident, a good friend. “But I think in terms of practical, deep understanding of America that we just operate in two different worlds, we’ve had two different career tracks,” said Gingrich

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The excerpt doesn't do it justice -- watch/listen to the video for yourself.

Also note the cut in the video right after Gingrich says "Herman is a good friend of ours. Okay? You're not going to hear me attack Herman Cain."

Sure would like to know what they cut out.

1 posted on 10/29/2011 9:12:55 PM PDT by BagCamAddict
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To: BagCamAddict

Women of the street are experienced too, Newt, just like you.


2 posted on 10/29/2011 9:14:26 PM PDT by lurk
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes, Newt —HE never sold out. HE never changed his tune —never. And YOU did. And you might again. So forget it.


3 posted on 10/29/2011 9:15:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BagCamAddict

4 posted on 10/29/2011 9:16:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: BagCamAddict

Will Newt tout his couch time with Pelosi? I’m pretty sure Cain would have trouble matching that type of experience...


5 posted on 10/29/2011 9:16:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BagCamAddict

...and experience shagging every whore within earshot.


6 posted on 10/29/2011 9:17:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

now that’s funny!


7 posted on 10/29/2011 9:21:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: BagCamAddict
But I think in terms of practical, deep understanding of America that we just operate in two different worlds"

Boy ain't that the truth.

8 posted on 10/29/2011 9:22:24 PM PDT by teenyelliott
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To: BagCamAddict

In a good way, this probably will be about as vain an effort as when Hillary tried to convince the Democrats that her experience beat the pants off of Obama’s.

Except this time, it’s Republicans who actually care about the content of the experience. Newt has promulgated some very wonderful ideas. He has also taken a lot of ignominious pratfalls that you think he’d have been intelligent enough to avoid. “Checkered” is a genteel way of putting it. Promise to make Newt a czar or something in Cain’s cabinet, but please don’t put him in the Oval Office because it will only be a short time till he screws something up mightily.


9 posted on 10/29/2011 9:23:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: BagCamAddict
The former House Speaker told a jam-packed Chick-fil-A here Friday

Gee what's next? Campaign rally at Waffle House?

With all due respect, Newt has done really well as the attack dog against Obama and the media in the debates. Seeing that they are friends, maybe the VP slot for him in a tag team as the VP is often relied upon to be the attack dog for the administration. The debate in Texas on the 5th has the potential to be monumental provided both will focus on the big picture, which I expect.

10 posted on 10/29/2011 9:25:22 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

Even yet if I was Cain, I’d wonder what a Newt Veep would go barking after next.


11 posted on 10/29/2011 9:27:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: BagCamAddict
Newty worked for this dude. I will have no problem voting for him but I worry about these left leaning ideals.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 9:30:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Newt would make a heckuva Sec. of State I think. He knows history inside-out, and he has the right attitude about who our friends are, and aren’t. I like the idea of having his brain in the Cabinet but not stuck as Jojo Biden’s successor.

Although Missue G. would probably LOVE living in the Naval Observatory.


13 posted on 10/29/2011 9:36:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lazlo in PA

Newt is a fraud. In 2006 he was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to lobby for them in preventing pressure to reform it from conservatives call to do so! Right before the economic collapse and housing market fiasco led by Fannie & Freddie! Newt was telling Congress that everything is ok from Freddie and now with him riding a Tea Party wave is asking to reform Fannie and Freddie AFTER he got paid to defend and after the housing market collapse! I get sick and tired of people defending Newt and his “mistakes”


14 posted on 10/29/2011 9:44:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: bigbob

SoS wouldn’t be the worst use for Newt in a Cain (or Perry) administration, that’s sure.


15 posted on 10/29/2011 9:45:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is good.


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To: lurk

And all these ‘experienced’ pols(D&R) have gotten us exactly where?? Unlike the ‘women of the street’ who at least get paid, the poor bastard voters are getting the ‘business end’ and paying for the privilege.....over and over again.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 10:05:00 PM PDT by yadent
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To: BagCamAddict

Face it, at the debates Gingrich is the only grownup in the room.

His depth of knowledge is unsurpassed, he plays chess while the others play checkers.

Those who would vote for an untested individual who has never held office during times like these should have their heads examined.

I thought Republicans were smarter than that.


19 posted on 10/29/2011 10:06:16 PM PDT by Sir Lurks Alot
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To: BagCamAddict

Newt, I’m not looking to elect a professional politician president ever again.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 10:07:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ve seen you post this in two different threads. How about a link to back it up?

Newt would make a hundred times better president than any of the other pretenders out there, including Herman Cain, who I like.

But Cain would be swallowed alive in Washington, and not even know. We need someone who knows the ropes.

Nwt, Cain, and Ron Paul are the only ones running as themselves and not “I’m not Romney”. But Ron Paul is Ron Paul, and Cain is Cain, and there’s the problem...


21 posted on 10/29/2011 10:12:30 PM PDT by moonhawk ((Broken)Heartless Hobbit for Sarah...)
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To: BagCamAddict

22 posted on 10/29/2011 10:13:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BagCamAddict
"The former House Speaker told a jam-packed Chick-fil-A here..."

I guess McDonalds and Burger King were booked......[insert low whistle here]

23 posted on 10/29/2011 10:24:30 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes let’s definitely vote for Cain who has less political experience than Obama.

That would be the wise thing to do.


24 posted on 10/29/2011 10:24:58 PM PDT by Sir Lurks Alot
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To: BagCamAddict
“But I think in terms of practical, deep understanding of America that we just operate in two different worlds, we’ve had two different career tracks,”

And therein where lays my problem with Newt besides the personal bag there's the fact that he is at heart a career politician. Newt is to connected with those who have cause many of our problem. Newt is a heart a inside the belt way career politician. You can count on him when the chips are down to do the politically expedient thing and that's not what we need.

How else do you explain



25 posted on 10/29/2011 10:26:16 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sir Lurks Alot

His depth of knowledge is unsurpassed, he plays chess while the others play checkers.
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The devil knows the bible better than anyone on earth. Aside from all the other things he’s guilty of, I can’t vote for someone that’s been married 3 times, and not because he’s been widowed. His wives couldn’t trust him, and my relationship with him is even less personal, so why should he show any loyalty or integrity to me, a voter?


26 posted on 10/29/2011 10:28:12 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: Bigtigermike

Nobody’s defending him...but looking at where we are...who we have to vote for and most don’t expect perfection in a candidate.

Just like those still trying to make issue over the sofa affair with Pelosi...keep stroking the old stuff and never coming up to par with anything which took place after that...

Most have determined Newt can hit the ground running...take on Obama in a heartbeat...knows how to manuver the Congress to get them to act...and of course he’ll make some mistakes...most do because they have to constantly dodge hardballs in Washington...some are going to hit.


27 posted on 10/29/2011 10:32:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: pops88

How about some history Pops88.

Newt was married the first time at 19yrs. old to one of his teachers who was 26....now it doesn’t take much to realize that didn’t exactly have the best chances of working out from the get go.

Newt’s second wife was the one who asked for a divorce....he married her on the rebound from the first wife...and she knew that as well as Newt. Newt’s own daughter has come forward to clear the air on what actually happened between them...he did not abandon her while ill as the media has run with....and she simply did not want to continue in the political mode with Newt...she never wanted to in the first place.


28 posted on 10/29/2011 10:37:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: BagCamAddict
True G, but Cain isn't a political whore-monkey on a leash.
Isn't that why the GOP hates him so much?
29 posted on 10/29/2011 10:42:10 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: caww

Married 3 times shows extremely bad judgement, regardless how much of a “victim” he would seem. I don’t buy it. He is a political and public whore.


30 posted on 10/29/2011 10:42:26 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: Kartographer

Well I would expect to see photos of any congressmen with other congressmen...they do after alll work together...usually.

The fact he has those connections is a plus... for there will be no time to waste to learn how to navigate thru the politicians, who they are where they stand etc...most of all “HOW they play... in the Washington maze...that is to our advantage.

Newt will do whatever he has to to get done what he wants done...even if that means give on smaller issues in order to drive home the big issues....and he knows HOW to get those who resist to bend.

Were are nation healthy I would consider an “Unknown”...but it’s not and there simply isn’t going to be time in a learning curve....if Cain were to get it I am pretty confident Newt would lead the way...rather like Chenney did Bush....not seen as much as his voice was frequently heard and it mattered...so would Newt’s...as VP...no way would he be a Biden Idiot...never happen.


31 posted on 10/29/2011 10:46:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sir Lurks Alot

Agree.

Cain is making stuff up as he goes along. Basic, fundamental stuff like abortion issues, middle east peace (”right of return”), and terrorism (negotiating with hostage takers).

It was nice, however, to hear him use the phrase “so-called Palestinians”


32 posted on 10/29/2011 10:47:26 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt. The Grownup in the Room.)
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To: pops88

Newt’s apologized and that profusely for his mistakes...further he “sought God’s forgiveness not his understanding but his forgiveness”...I believe him and looked at this very carefully. His wife was very instrumental in Newt seeking God and why he so often mentions this country getting back to God..and in his books as well.

Whatever has been in the past with Newt, is in the past, but so far he has proven to be a better man for that time He sought God.


33 posted on 10/29/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The best connections Newt has inside the beltway is to the political ‘atms’. Newt’s been in it for the money for years now and that’s not changing.

Newt is sort of like Capital One except he ask; What goes into my wallet?


34 posted on 10/29/2011 10:52:29 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sir Lurks Alot

See post #14. Get it?


35 posted on 10/29/2011 10:53:20 PM PDT by bobby.223
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Newt is smart and he is a professional politician...we don't need that...

CAIN will have our vote...and lets clean up Congress and get rid of all ‘oldies’ and bring in fresh new ideas and blood.

36 posted on 10/29/2011 10:53:36 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Kartographer

Tee hee, your jealousy of Newt’s command of facts and his experience is amusing. But it is disturbing how much zeal some can put into trying to have their favored candidate win the nomination by default, and are willing to utter idiotic comments mischaracterizing any but their own chosen rino. There are three or four good prospects left from whom to pick: Cain, Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum. With the methodology some have sold out their souls for, there will not be anything but a weakened default winner. That won’t encourage turnout, but I expect that doesn’t matter to those using the lsash and burn methods you seem to prefer.


37 posted on 10/29/2011 11:01:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Sir Lurks Alot
Those who would vote for an untested individual who has never held office during times like these should have their heads examined.

Newt had his big chance. He was tested and he failed. What Newt says and what Newt does are different. I would like to see someone in the White House who will bring in new capable persons to advise him and oversee their given positions. Cains picks would likely be from the private sector rather than the old let me try it just one more time moron RINOCRATS still living from the Nixon/Ford/Bush years who have ran things in every GOP administration but Reagans. Cain is the only GOP choice I see which might possibly get us that. Second selling point to me is Rove does not like Cain. That is a huge plus as well for Cain in my book.

38 posted on 10/29/2011 11:03:53 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: caww

Newt’s apologized and that profusely for his mistakes...further he “sought God’s forgiveness not his understanding but his forgiveness”...I believe him and looked at this very carefully. His wife was very instrumental in Newt seeking God and why he so often mentions this country getting back to God..and in his books as well.
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I’m aware of this. He may regret his mistakes, but I have to consider the fact a dog returns to his vomit. He may be speaking the truth, but in my eyes, he is disqualified to hold the highest office in the land. I’ve had kids. They’ve said “sorry” plenty. I’m not that gullible. I want someone that has lived a life of integrity, not just recently discovered it. He won’t get my vote. VP maybe, but not president.


39 posted on 10/29/2011 11:03:58 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: Sir Lurks Alot
Yes let’s definitely vote for Cain who has less political experience than Obama.
That would be the wise thing to do.

Yes, Obama's 'political experience' has surely helped him govern this nation. /s

Cain has more executive experience in his past than the Marxist Kenyan has now or ever will. Compared to Zer0, Cain is eminently qualified to be POTUS.

40 posted on 10/29/2011 11:04:57 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do you spend much time with these folks? I'm kind of disappointed in your choice of websites from which to post toon images.
41 posted on 10/29/2011 11:05:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: pops88

Newt Gingrich is a man of ideas, is smart, has solutions, knows how the world works, and has leadership qualities.

No one can argue that Gingrich is not qualified to be president. I can see Gingrich in the situation room making tough decisions without needing 16 hours to adjust or calculate how it will affect him politically.

A President Gingrich would be feared by dictators and respected by our allies.

Gingrich may be old school but sometimes it is old school that we need..... In today’s climate where the world is falling apart in front of our eyes, we need ourselves some old school,.... someone that knows how the system works and how the game is played.

This is not a cycle where we can afford to focus on style or on making history or proving a point. There is too much going on in the world to worry about what someone did in their personal life over a decade ago, especially when the true facts are sketchy at best.

In this election cycle, people won’t care about the drama; people will care about the issues and if Gingrich ever has a shot at winning, it is this cycle. With the current deck we’ve been dealt, Gingrich is the ace in the pack.

Newt Gingrich may not be the perfect man, but no one is. A President Gingrich might and probably will screw up more than once,... and so will any other president . The objective is to weigh and measure out of all the candidates which kind of screw ups you are willing to accept...

.... and out of all the candidates in the field, I would rather risk Gingrich’s potential screw ups than anyone else’s.

In addition, when weighing the pros and cons, Gingrich’s pros outnumber his cons by far.

(Comment I agree on which says it better than ...from Sela i think)


42 posted on 10/29/2011 11:09:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“The fact he (Newt) has those connections is a plus... for there will be no time to waste to learn how to navigate thru the politicians, who they are where they stand etc...most of all “HOW they play... in the Washington maze...that is to our advantage.”

Connections = political navigation? Are you sure you are not in the Mitt camp? this is too stupid.


43 posted on 10/29/2011 11:10:13 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Kartographer
Newt on the AGW global warming hoax: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEOXI88lSw8

Newt on the healthcare system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXSrVg6OKiU&feature=related

44 posted on 10/29/2011 11:13:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: caww

LOL. I’m not a political neophyte. Save your breath unless you’re trying to convince yourself. I won’t vote for him, period.


45 posted on 10/29/2011 11:20:07 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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To: Sir Lurks Alot
Face it, at the debates Gingrich is the only grownup in the room.

His depth of knowledge is unsurpassed, he plays chess while the others play checkers.

Those who would vote for an untested individual who has never held office during times like these should have their heads examined.

I thought Republicans were smarter than that.

Amen

46 posted on 10/29/2011 11:20:55 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: BagCamAddict

Newt should be placed in a holding pattern as chief of staff or press secretary while waiting for an opening in the Supreme court. The court would benefit from having a well versed historian on the bench.


47 posted on 10/29/2011 11:31:27 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Carthego delenda est
Connections = political navigation? Are you sure you are not in the Mitt camp? this is too stupid.

You don't even want to go there with those remarks. And just so you know, this will be my first and last post to you. Some people just aren't worth the pot to p*iss in.

48 posted on 10/29/2011 11:41:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: W. W. SMITH

I’ll be happy if they put him in a strategic place with the next administration..no doubt about that. He’s good for our country at this time and we’re going to need some “seasoned” players.

I have noted some things very different from the Newt in Washington before...his comments are measured and he knows exactly what he wants to say and how to say it while being very comfortable with himself now. I think he has put his past behind him...and it shows.


49 posted on 10/29/2011 11:45:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Let’s see... after the sofa, Newt chided the GOP for trying to cut spending, calling it “Right wing social engineering”. Is that recent enough?


50 posted on 10/29/2011 11:47:29 PM PDT by Ingtar
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