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Gingrich wins endorsements from American Family Association, Iowa speaker
thehill.com/blogs ^ | 12/20/2011 | Justin Sink

Posted on 12/20/2011 6:44:03 AM PST by TBBT

Newt Gingrich rolled out a pair of high profile endorsements Tuesday, hoping to regain momentum in Iowa as recent polls have shown the one-time frontrunner slipping back into the middle of the Republican pack.

Don Wildmon, the founder and chairman of the American Family Association, announced his support for Gingrich Tuesday. The group, which promotes conservative Christian values and has a nationwide radio network of more than 180 stations, is a coup for Gingrich who has struggled to convince conservative voters to overlook a past that includes multiple divorces and admitted marital infidelity.

"Newt Gingrich recognizes the threat to our country posed by judges and lawyers imposing values upon the country inconsistent with our religious heritage, and has proposed constitutional steps to bring the courts back in balance under the constitution,” Wildmon said in a statement.

“We need someone in the White House who can balance the budget and get the economy moving again. Newt has done it before and I believe he can do it again. I am proud to endorse Newt Gingrich for president.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; homosexualagenda; ia; newt; prolife; romney; santorum
How much does this matter?
1 posted on 12/20/2011 6:44:07 AM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Not at all to me, because I can vote for Newt regardless of what American Family does. Newt’s not perfect, but I’m dead certain no one else is either.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 6:50:39 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: TBBT

I don’t know how much this will matter in the actual vote count, but it is refreshing to finally see an organization dedicated to social issues recognize the one single fact that most of them are too dense to understand:

And that is, it is far more important how someone will govern in relationship to letting us all walk out our faith and our values — than it is how well that candidate has or has not walked out their faith and values.

And it is. I trust God to handle the particular candidate’s issues without my help.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 6:51:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: TBBT

Just watched Santorum on Fox about an hour ago....he was counting on getting this...i’m surprised


4 posted on 12/20/2011 6:53:18 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: TBBT; All

How much does this matter?
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It matters almost as much as if James Dobson had endorsed Newt. Don Wildmon is a good man who loves God and country and has a huge following nation-wide.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 7:21:43 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: TBBT

It’s going to do more to put the nails in the coffin of these “family values” religious groups who sell out their values for greed and power. I say good riddance to those who hijacked the faith for their own political power and financial greed. They have done great harm to the Church in America.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 8:09:00 AM PST by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: TBBT

The more NotRomney vote that gets secured the better. If the 70-80% NotRomney vote solidified, not even the “establishment” and the MSM could get Romney the nomination. I know I may be preaching to the choir, but anyone[establishment], who thinks the MSM is not going to absolutely destroy Mitt Romney the second he secures the nomination, is a complete and total fool. The idea that Newt is going to get treated worse than Mitt is flawed thinking.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 8:33:10 AM PST by douginthearmy (Leaning Newt)
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To: TBBT

Fabulous!


8 posted on 12/20/2011 10:34:39 AM PST by Proudcongal
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To: TBBT; onyx

bump


9 posted on 12/20/2011 11:27:02 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Just watched Santorum on Fox about an hour ago....he was counting on getting this...i’m surprised

It's a shame he didn't get it. I would have made more sense for them to endorse Santorum--he is THE family values candidate. I think they are just being bandwagon jumpers here.
10 posted on 12/20/2011 11:34:35 AM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson; TitansAFC; katiedidit1; Gator113

Excellent!

THIS IS A GOOD ENDORSEMENT!


11 posted on 12/20/2011 6:34:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

That sure sounds like it.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 6:47:13 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Newt Ping! Big endorsement!!!


13 posted on 12/20/2011 8:04:44 PM PST by TitansAFC (I will never, EVER, under any circumstance, EVER support Ron Paul over ANYBODY.)
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To: TitansAFC

Big, important, endorsement, you betcha!

GO GINGRICH!


14 posted on 12/20/2011 8:07:33 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Clara Lou
Newt’s not perfect, but I’m dead certain no one else is either.

Agreed...and there's two more endorsements for Newt coming Wed. I hear...Politicians I think..dah can't recall now.

15 posted on 12/20/2011 8:24:07 PM PST by caww
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To: onyx
Yes it is...and for that peoples wallets will fall open who might have hesitated before. Go Newt!

And Lord you go before and after him please! Mark his steps clearly that he might see the way you would have him to go. ...and thank you for giving us the opportunity to see you in all things once again...may this nations eyes turn to you in this election.

16 posted on 12/20/2011 8:29:57 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

Amen


17 posted on 12/20/2011 8:41:13 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: CajunConservative

Yeah, but what about that Joran Vander Sloot guy who endorsed Santorum?

Hank


18 posted on 12/20/2011 8:42:03 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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To: TBBT; MadelineZapeezda

Wildmon ... group advocates for home schoolers.
Santorum’s children are home schooled.

Santorum woulda made sense. How many homeschoolers are in Iowa?


19 posted on 12/20/2011 8:46:10 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: TitansAFC
I just watched Santorum on Greta and he was real happy about getting an endorsement and I thought it was American Family Something so I did a Google search. It appears that Gingrich got an endorsement from the founder of the organization, but not the organization itself.

American Family Association did NOT Endorse

20 posted on 12/20/2011 8:55:46 PM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: caww

It’s becoming clear to me that the self professed Christian politicians who cannot stop themselves from negative campaigning during Christmas week, do not deserve our vote or even a second look. Dear Lord, these people are more concerned with spreading vile against New Gingrich, than they are with promoting the best for America.

God be with Newt Gingrich.
That is my prayer.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 9:13:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Antoninus

I don’t think the’re jumping on the “Newt Bandwagon” I do think they recognize that he went to the Church with his baggage and that he has supported their ideals on abortion and he is the only one that has any idea of what to do about the courts. I think they realize that he is the one candidate with the ideas, ideals, abilities, experience, knowledge and capabilities to restore America. I appreciate their endorsement and their ability to look at the entire picture.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 7:07:55 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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