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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Ummmm you sort of have a problem with simple sentences don’t you? Your response is just a tad over dramatic ... oh but I guess that’s just you being in touch with your ‘inner’ self. Carry around a box of tisew with you too? You know, just for those times when it’s ok to ‘puddle’ up.
In the past 15-20 years it has become standard fare for ‘men’ to cry (some on cue) and personally, I find it somewhat disgusting. There’s a time and a place for everything; crying on camera by a man (or woman)is not it.
The oprahification of our country continues.
Drudge ran many negatives on Cain, now Newt. Who does Drudge support? Don’t even get me started on mAnne Coulter.
What a fake. Crying over his Mother? What about the wives and children that cried over the end of families while he was in the back seat of the Congressional parking lot with a platinum broad? He is just a fake.
That’s a beauty...
My father died 50 years ago , the worst day of my life. I still tear up when I think of it.
Even today people come up to me and say I remember your Daddy, what a great man.
Well that is quite a collection of foamy buzzwords you tossed into the blender and splattered all over your computer. Thanks for sharing with us, even though it makes no sense whatsoever and adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.
You’re cruel to go and remind me that such women used to exist. Offhand I can’t think of anyone now who deserves to be on the same stage where Julie London used to perform.
I thought the point was males crying like women-—FEELINGS over Intellect.
Women’s natures—that nurturing instinct—is “emotion controlling intellect”. It is the major difference between males and females-—and there is a difference and reason and logic for it (although Marxists want to say women and men are interchangeable so they can destroy biological connections and reform Natural Law with irrational concepts like “homosexual marriage”.)
Males used to be glorified by being Stoic with integrity and honor and because of intellectual wit-—not acting like shrews and bitches and shrinking violets.
We are dead as a country if we lose our manly, virtuous, intellectually strong males.
FGS, I don’t think anybody thinks Newt is a wimp. If they’re being honest, that is. The difference between Newt and say, somebody like Boehner is that Newt has proven time and again what he’s made of. People just know. I don’t think of a tough guy when I think of Boehner or Obama.
But not nearly as pathetic as your RINO lust for Newt Gingrich.
I'm willing to give a guy a pass over his dead mother. I've seen hardened warriors cry. There's no inherent shame in it. It's not like he was bawling over the Twilight series.
You people need to put your damn knives away and stop being dicks for the sake of being dicks.
I just remember my dad talking about my dead sister and he never shed a tear in front of me, although it nearly destroyed him. He was a stoic person—I never saw him shed a tear in my entire life until my mother died and he came to tell me she had died. He had nearly been killed in an automobile accident that left him limping for the rest of his life and in a lot of pain—crushed his foot—never complained and certainly never cried about it.
He was a true man of character and I have to admit—I do compare men to my father who grew up on a farm, got a scholarship to play football, and graduated from high school at age 16. Fought in WWII and loved Ronald Reagan. He owned his own business and hated the worthless hippies and unions.
This idea that you have to show your emotions—don’t hold them in-—is a bunch of hogwash and psychological babble to create people of weak character. Reducing men to emotional women.....is culturally learned. Stoicism is also learned and practiced-—as is character. Aristotle even knew this. Life is all about learning to control your emotions....two year olds even learn that. Just saying——it is the nature of women to be emotional —to be nurturers and emotionally attached and protective of babies. Men are the protectors and have to guard against emotions which make them weak and vulnerable—at least they always did—the good ones—until the Marxist indoctrination of books to confuse and destroy the patriarchy===like William’s Doll in the 70’s.
Feminism was founded by a communist to destroy men —particularly the development of boys into men. Took women from the home to destroy little children. Boys are the ones who suffer the most by lack of nurturing mother—it makes them emotionally weak and have little self-esteem.