Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul
Posted on 12/30/2011 9:19:14 PM PST by quantim
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.
"I do policy much easier than I do personal," Gingrich told an audience of women as he tried to regain his composure. The tears flowed as the former speaker was responding to questions about his mother from a pollster and longtime political ally.
Gingrich's emotional moment came as his rivals engaged in traditional campaign tactics, and as polls suggested large numbers of Iowa Republicans could change their minds before caucuses Tuesday night provide the first test of the 2012 campaign.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sought to marginalize his closest pursuer in most polls, saying, "I don't think Ron Paul represents the mainstream of Republican thought with regards to issues, particularly in foreign policy."
Paul gave no ground. "I really can't conceive" of intervening militarily to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, he said, unequivocally restating his position on an issue on which he differs with Romney and his other rivals.
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My goodness Quantim ... that’s funny!
There’s no damned crying allowed on the campaign trail. Bachmann’s a woman and even she’s not crying. For God’s sake’s, Gingrich, man up. LOL!
Pic is still up on Drudge.
Hinckley buzzard, I have to say ditto to what you said, because if I respond with what is on my mind, I would definitely be booted from FR.
Today on Oprah: The real reason Gingrich decided to cry in Iowa. :-)
Drudge is a rotten piece of garbage. Definitely a real sick jackass.
It would truly be refreshing if men acted manly.
In any event, it was very well stated and I absolutely share your intent. Newt Gingrich's emotions were genuine today and he'll be a genuinely superb Commander in Chief.
I agree. Any person without being able to show emotion on something such as this is the epitome of rotten garbage.
Cut Boehner a break. Every April 15th, I cry like a little b!tch.
The real reason is because he lost his mother you idiot.
There's not a sincere bone in this man's body. Just like a cue on stage, the tears flow.
I’m with you.
Even the wretched Kenyan doesn’t cry. He mans’ up and hits the golf course!
Cry on, brother Newt, just a good excuse for me to enjoy the stunning Julie London once again...
just Romney supporters trying to stir crud up, ignore them