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Mrs. Gingrich Vents, Bettors Yawn
spectator.org/blog ^ | 1/19/2012 | Ross Kaminsky

Posted on 01/19/2012 12:10:14 PM PST by TBBT

The Internet and TV news are all atwitter, if you'll pardon the pun, about Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, telling ABC that Newt asked her for an "open marriage" so he could keep sleeping with Callista Bisek -- now Gingrich's third wife -- with Marianne's blessing.

While "values voters" will not be pleased with Gingrich's version of marital fidelity, betting odds show precisely zero negative reaction to the news. Instead, the news that Mitt Romney may not have won Iowa along with Rick Perry's dropping out of the race are beginning to solidify Newt's possible position as The Non-Romney. Romney's botched handling of demands to see his tax returns are also damaging the view of his inevitability, at least in South Carolina.

In less than 48 hours, based on betting at intrade.com, Gingrich's odds of winning Saturday's South Carolina primary have exploded from about 15 percent to 40 percent while Romney's odds have sagged from 85 percent to 60 percent. Rick "Hey, I won Iowa!" Santorum is trading under 1 percent to win the Palmetto State.

Bettors are not placing too much weight on South Carolina as a barometer for the whole nominating enchilada, with Gingrich's odds going from about 5 percent to 10 percent, but with Romney remaining a prohibitive 84 percent favorite, down from about 91 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: newt
Rush made the casual observation at the top of his second hour that this Ex-Wife business was not the big leading news story on the news channels he was watching. He said it got some buzz early in the morning, but most of the day had been about Perry getting out and the Rasmussen poll showing Newt ahead in S.C.. Rush wondered if the Ex-wife story was going to have much impact at all.

I haven't been able the follow the T.V. news because I'm at work. So I can't tell what's going on this afternoon.

1 posted on 01/19/2012 12:10:17 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Mrs. Gingrich Vents, Bettors Yawn, Voters Don’t Care :~)

South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary

WEDNESDAY: PPP (D)
Gingrich 34, Romney 28, Paul 15, Santorum 14, Perry 5 Gingrich +6 :~)

WEDNESDAY: Insider Advantage (R)
Gingrich 32, Romney 29, Paul 15, Santorum 11, Perry 3 Gingrich +3 :~)

WEDNESDAY: Rasmussen (R)
Gingrich 33, Romney 31, Paul 15, Santorum 11, Perry 2 Gingrich +2 :~)

TUESDAY: Politico (D)
Romney 37, Gingrich 30, Paul 11, Santorum 10, Perry 4 Romney +7

MONDAY: NBC News (D)
Romney 34, Gingrich 24, Paul 16, Santorum 14, Perry 4 Romney +10


2 posted on 01/19/2012 12:13:33 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: TBBT

Contrast Big Media’s fascination with Newt’s 20 year old dirty laundry with their desperate attempts to keep John Edward’s contemporaneous canoodling quiet.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 12:15:26 PM PST by DManA
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To: TBBT

My reaction to the Marianne story. Yawn! GO NEWT GO!

Don’t let ABC news pick our candidate.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:48 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: TBBT
It doesn't sound like there is anything new in the ex-wife story. It all came out ten years ago. So anybody who was going to get bent out of shape over Gingrich's past, already was. The strong socials weren’t going for Gingrich before, and they are unlikely to change their mind. They may be hard to get to the polls in November, but as for Saturday they will vote for Santorum just like they were planning to do before.
5 posted on 01/19/2012 12:20:44 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: TBBT

Any opponent of Bo will be smeared. Afterall, what has bo got to run on? His record?


6 posted on 01/19/2012 12:21:08 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: TBBT

“Rush made the casual observation at the top of his second hour that this Ex-Wife business was not the big leading news story on the news channels he was watching.”

... and then spent a large part of the show chortling about the allegations, and playing clips of them.

Thanks for pushing Romney on us, Rush. Guess you guys belong to the same country club.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 12:22:31 PM PST by Pravious
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To: DManA
Can't wait for Noot to hire Carville . The self righteous freaks who wanted Clintons scalp will of course support the fat man. Ha Ha.
8 posted on 01/19/2012 12:23:28 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: TBBT

With 10% unemployment and a marxist President who just did his best to keep Boeing from coming to their state, I think South Carolinians realize what happened in someones marriage years ago has no bearing on who to vote for.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 12:23:49 PM PST by bigbob
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To: DManA

I just saw a clip from the interview.. an old wrinkled up woman who is jealous of her ex husband’s achievements without her... she looked and acted pathetic .... a lot of people are going to say “no wonder he looked elsewhere”....a big yawner


10 posted on 01/19/2012 12:25:37 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: TBBT

I care more about what the gamblers think than what ABC news has to say. The gamblers play with their own money and have no political agenda. Money talks and bulls*&t walks.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 12:25:58 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: fantom

I think you need to put down the “symbolic crack pipe”...


12 posted on 01/19/2012 12:27:09 PM PST by bigbob
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To: fantom

Clinton lied under oath and was getting blow jobs as he was discussing sending troops into harms way.

If Newt was messing around last Thursday then I’d care.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 12:28:51 PM PST by DManA
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To: TBBT

This is such a blatant move on the part of ABC to block Gingrich now that he is gaining on Myth that they should be required to register as an official political lobbying organization.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 12:32:56 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel
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To: TBBT
From another thread..

If there truly is a “swingers” vote, Newt gets another bump.

And if there’s a “divorced” vote, bump Newt up yet another five!

But if there’s a “I can’t stand my ex-wife” vote, Newt beats the Mormon by a LANDSLIDE!!!

Post of the week.....LOL

15 posted on 01/19/2012 12:43:43 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: TBBT
From another thread..

If there truly is a “swingers” vote, Newt gets another bump.

And if there’s a “divorced” vote, bump Newt up yet another five!

But if there’s a “I can’t stand my ex-wife” vote, Newt beats the Mormon by a LANDSLIDE!!!

Post of the week.....LOL

16 posted on 01/19/2012 12:44:25 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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17 posted on 01/19/2012 12:56:29 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TBBT

I wonder... Is Drudge getting paid by the hour for keeping the Ex-Wire story the main headline?


18 posted on 01/19/2012 1:34:20 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT
Confused here.

If this was soooooo bad....did she stay with him or immediately ask for a divorce? Immediately separate? Move out?

Ummmm.....why not?

Or did she just say, "No." and keep on as if all was well?

Ummmmm.....why?

19 posted on 01/19/2012 1:40:05 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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When the whore who helped him ruin his first marriage complains that a different whore helped him ruin his second marriage, nobody really cares.

Newt's a world class ass as far as his marriages go. Still, I'm looking for somebody to fix the economy, not a potential son-in-law.

20 posted on 01/19/2012 1:41:12 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TBBT

So what’s her story? Anything in her past that would make people question her credibility?


21 posted on 01/19/2012 2:12:19 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

“Anything in her past that would make people question her credibility?”

Oh, I don’t know.

Maybe the fact that she was sleeping with a married man with children,for a number of years, when she met Newt?

Could possibly be a problem?!


22 posted on 01/19/2012 2:16:24 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: TBBT

NO, Mrs. Gingrich,with a litle age and wisdom, we just don’t care! Most of us realize that there’s not much difference between Men and Livestock! We’ve seen it time after time and the longer you continue to carry on about it the more tiresome it becomes and the more pathetic you look. Deal with it or hush....


23 posted on 01/19/2012 2:34:04 PM PST by Patsygirl
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To: DManA

...but...but....Clinton preserved the sanctity of his marriage! /s


24 posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:19 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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