Skip to comments.Gingrich Turns Fire on Santorum
Posted on 01/06/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
Just days after praising his rival GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich took aim at Rick Santorums congressional record and said he would be considered the junior partner in a match-up between the two Republican hopefuls.
If you think of us as partners, he would clearly in historical experience have been the junior partner, Gingrich said Thursday on the campaign trail. Hes not a bad person, I want to be clear about this, but I dont know that he has any track record of being able to organize a large-scale campaign.
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Well, Well, Well.
Gingrich must think Santorum is a bigger threat than Romney.
The headline is misleading.
Mid 90s version of Newt is right. Post bimbo eruption version of Newt, I’m not so sure. At least Santorum can control his schlong.
Well, Obama didn't either, and he won. Maybe someone should tell Gingrich voters were trying to pick a conservative, not an administrator.
Santorum, a “Junior Partner” seems to be attracting a lot of attention from the “Senior Partner”. And Santorum hasn’t attacked the ‘Senior Partner”
The “Senior Partner” must not like the internal polls he’s seeing.
Newt’s ego is massive
Wow, these comments betray a lot of insecurity by Gingrich. “Junior partner.” How desperate.
Newt would be wise to let others unveil the thinly cloak resume of this guy. He is no more qualified to be president of the United States than the milk man. Of course, even the milk man is more qualified than Obama...
That made me LOL.
Eh? A bit misleading.
Seems really like a very complimentary, timid answer as to why Rick is good but Newt’s better.
Hardly a knock at Rick. Dumb headline.
Stupid move on Newt’s part.
Stick to the real enemy Newt!
Its misleading and old news. I saw the same story two days ago. Looks like the MSM is trying to wring blood from a turnip to keep the circular fire squad going.
Others are trying to coax conservatives into piling onto Republican candidates.
And we fall for it. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
... and I see some Freepers are obliging them.
Gaffe. Newt may or may not be right that Santorum somehow is a lesser guy, but just damn: You don’t CALL HIM “junior partner.” If the MSM tries to trick you into such a statement, just chuckle and say, “Well, I’m running for the top spot, not the undercard, and Rick is too. I’ll leave it at that.”
Newt, puffing yourself up to look real big barely works for the kitten and the pufferfish. It’s tautological that you are the more senior. But you are not trustworthy, and it’s not just about sex. You will do what you believe benefits you most. You don’t seem to be able to delay gratification. Let’s put it this way: I’d rather be in a stuck elevator with Santorum than you.
The human hand grenade about to pop off.
I watched the video. I did not see the “Junior Partner” attacking the “Senior Partner”. Did I miss something?
Agreed..... Newt in no way shape or form threw down a gauntlet of any kind against santorum. This is just the msm trying to splinter the conservatives (again) and it is surprising how many bite... if you are taking flak, then you must be over the target. Look at who the libs are throwing mud at, and you will know who they fear the most
While Newt and Rick work it out amongst themselves regarding who’s on top of our ticket, I know who the junior junior partner is of our three remaining pretty good true conservative candidates.
From the new SC poll just in from American Research Group
Gingrich 24% !!!
PERRY 2% ..Yikes! Perry may be out of the discussion.
Santorum 24% !!!
On Greta he clarified saying they were friends, had worked together for 20 years, were mavericks and that He, Santorum was the junior to him when they were in office together.
I fail to see how anyone can construe that he “Turned Fire” on Santorum.
Classic MSM FALSE headline designed to incite division. Newt saying that ‘based on historical experience, he would be senior to Rick’ is anything but ‘Turning Fire’. Good grief. MSM FAIL.
You aren’t this gullible in real life are you?
Perry should drop out. Ru Paul should drop out.
Wow... Santorum has surged in SC!
He had just as much right to do it as someone living in Section 8 housing in the school district and paying zero property tax.
Penn Hills sued because their is an ultra-partisan Democrat b*tch with influence on their board who wanted to make political points with it. The son of this same b*tch was recently convicted of being part of a home burglary ring.
The Penn Hills School District recovered the money because Santorum voluntarily paid it back. Not because he had to, but because he simply didn't care to make a political issue of it.
I know what the h*ll I'm talking about because I actually live in the area and are familiar with the case. Not because I'm reciting Bob Casey Jr's. campaign talking points.
Hey it’s still early, Newt still has some time to attack
the Junior Partner in a meaningful way. After all Newt is sitting on a huge war chest. Give him a little time. He’s
easing into his attacks of the Junior Partner.
And the infighting continues while Romney doesn’t lift a finger.
Well, lets go to the actual record. Newt Gingrich last ran for elected office in 1998. His district was the most heavily republican in Georgia. The total votes case in that election were about 200,000. Not that Gingrich had to campaign at all, he won 70% of the vote.
Santorum's last election, 2006. There were 4 MILLION votes case. That is 20 times as many people, 20 times the size of the electorate that Gingrich had to campaign for.
It is clear that, comparing the two men on how big a campaign they have had to endure, Gingrich is the one with the piddling record, the "junior partner", and Santorum is the heavy-hitter who has run a large campaign.
I certainly agree that the headline is “ginned up.” (I still wouldn’t have referred to a two-term former Senator and rival GOP presidential candidate as a “junior partner,” even if I were the former Speaker of the House who indeed WAS senior when the other guy first arrived in Washington. It just sounds condescending even if it isn’t meant that way.)
Look for more MSM headlines exaggerating GOP fractiousness in the months ahead. (Some will be true, esp. if Romney is nominated ...!)
I believe they’re about even when you average today’s polls.
Go Newt! Go Rick #1! Get Our Rick #2!
2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Gallup Tracking
Romney 27, Gingrich 19, Santorum 15, Paul 12, Perry 6
Governor Perry will. Uncle Nutjob Paul will never.
Paul Ryan is what Newt Gingrich once was. I will still vote for Newt if he is the eventual nominee, but not with anywhere near the same enthusiasm which I would vote for Rick Santorum.
FWIW, I still like young Santorum who had fire in the belly like Paul Ryan when he first went to congress better than the current version. But his deterioration has been nowhere near as far or as fast as that of Newt Gingrich. He appears to have learned more in his five years out of congress than Gingrich has in more than a decade out.
Also, condescension is rarely an admirable trait, but it is deadly when one of your major flaws is a penchant for acting like you are so much smarter than everybody else that you believe others should feel blessed by your mere presence.
Thanks for putting out the truth about the issue
ME thinks WellyP either knows the truth ( which makes his/her integrity as a poster here suspect )
If he/she doesn’t then he/she should thank you for making him/her aware of it
Hit piece, chop job article by the divide and conquer Hill.
Fall for it your own bias, everyone.
well which is it?
you posted this in an earlier article
“Rick took $100,000 from a struggling Pennsylvania public school district to pay for his childrens cyber education program”
I don’t have a dog in this fight but truth is truth and isn’t there another side of this story?
Where is the man supposed to live while he is serving in DC? I know of many people that move to the area and rent their house out during their term.
Your HATE is obvious!
Wrong, the trend is what is important. Like the surge.
The headline is misleading. Newt is saying, as he did yesterday, that if the two of them join up and work together, he wants to be the senior partner, and Rick can be V.P.
On the other hand, I would agree that it’s pretty silly and condescending to speak that way. You don’t get to pick your V.P. until you’ve been nominated as POTUS. And if you want an informal agreement earlier, this ain’t the way to do it.
If both did, it would make it a lot easier to determine who the Anti-Romney candidate will be. The sooner, the better.
Romney benefits the longer the conservative vote is divided.
How the hell is that turning up the fire
Seems like he was just pointing the difference in experience in congress especially at the leadership level