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Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul
AP/WorldMag ^ | Dec 30, 10:02 PM EST | DAVID ESPO and SHANNON MCCAFFREY

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich
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To: flintsilver7

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.


51 posted on 12/31/2011 3:17:22 AM PST by Outlaw Woman ( Hello, Hello...Remember me...I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s.....beautiful.


52 posted on 12/31/2011 3:27:45 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Drudge ran many negatives on Cain, now Newt. Who does Drudge support? Don’t even get me started on mAnne Coulter.


53 posted on 12/31/2011 3:48:27 AM PST by paintriot
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To: quantim

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.


54 posted on 12/31/2011 4:52:32 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s a beauty...


56 posted on 12/31/2011 5:29:17 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


57 posted on 12/31/2011 5:42:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: savagesusie

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.


58 posted on 12/31/2011 6:00:04 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: quantim
I am a total Newt fan and supporter, as has been very clear from my posts, I also have great empathy for Newt's emotional display--I tend to be one of those "weepy" guys in emotionally charged situations (even movies), BUT that sort of emotional display in a man campaigning for the Presidency generally is devastating.

Americans like strong leaders (ususally-Obambi being the exception). They like men who appear strong, un-yielding . . . and not weepy. When I saw Boehner weep, I thought, "Oh no, he's weak," then I thought "Well, his brothers say he's always been that sort of man but he tough as nails, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt."

Unfortunately, through 2011 we have seen just how weak Boehner is. When push came to shove, he folded like a cheap suit time after time.

Conclusion, I don't know that Newt will survive this. It may not damage him, but it will surprise me if it doesn't. Anybody remember Ed Musky? He was leading in the polls in his bid for the Democrat nomination--one public crying spell and it was over. He was instantly dead in the water.

I fear this will be the straw for Newt.
59 posted on 12/31/2011 6:14:34 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland
Well said, finally some sense above the vitriol.  I don't think most people care when a man cries or if they do at all. 

But FGS not within a week of the first caucus in Iowa and you're seeking to be the leader of the free world.

I haven't made a single comment on supporting one candidate over another - like your tagline says 'Anybody but Obama' is the bottom line.  My primary isn't for two months so all things must be considered until then.



And this guy who is so far successful in his goal to weaken and socialize America sobbing about his grandmother, he's as weak as they get.

60 posted on 12/31/2011 7:27:49 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: bigbob

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.


61 posted on 12/31/2011 9:29:10 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


62 posted on 12/31/2011 10:07:00 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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To: Sudetenland

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.


63 posted on 12/31/2011 11:55:34 AM PST by Proudcongal
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To: moonhawk
Your posts on this thread are as pathetic as the rest of your “writing”.

But not nearly as pathetic as your RINO lust for Newt Gingrich.

64 posted on 12/31/2011 12:23:45 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: savagesusie
I thought the point was males crying like women-—FEELINGS over Intellect.

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.

65 posted on 12/31/2011 3:31:50 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


66 posted on 12/31/2011 9:44:04 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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