Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Endorses Sen. Alexander For Re-Election
Posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT by PoloSec
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is throwing his support behind Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Tennessee Republican's bid for re-election this year, Politico reported.
Alexander is currently campaigning against state Rep. Joe Carr ahead of the August Republican primary to earn a place on the November ballot.
Gingrich joins other prominent GOP members, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Ronald Reagan economist Art Laffer, in backing Alexander. Carr supported Gingrich's 2012 White House run.
"He's one of the most ideal-oriented and solution-oriented people Ive ever worked with," Gingrich told Politico. "In the primary I believe that Lamar Alexander is far and away the best choice, I think hell win the general election handedly. Its going to be a huge Republican year."
Gingrich and Alexander's other supporters are hoping the 73-year-old can win a third term in office as the Republicans target control of the Senate. Politico reported that Alexander's backers think his seniority will help him earn some pull in education and healthcare issues should the GOP take over the majority.
Alexander has, however, ruffled the feathers of some in the party because of his vote in support of a comprehensive immigration bill last year.
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The Newties were insisting that he was the best choice in 2012.
You are going to find feet of clay EVERYWHERE.
It is par for this sinful earth.
I am done with the newt.
One of the main reasons we had Romney as the nominee was him as the alternative.
I love it when people on FR speak of Romney as somehow "chosen" by the GOPE, and somehow forced on us all.......they conveniently forget just how unbelievably chameleon like, stupid, and simply outrageous his opposition was (and is).
Way to go, Noot.
Just confirming what some of us suspected from the beginning.
Who is Newt?
Yeah, well ... go enjoy retirement, newt .... stay out d’politics
Alexander is the very picture of using political connections to self enrich. Practically all of his fortune came from sweetheart deals. He is a mealy mouthed amnesty champion who is either stupid as a pile of manure or completely bought off by special interest.
I know, and I fell for it.
Yes, Newt was the man around here in 2012. You got the zot machine if you backed anyone else (I know from first hand experience).
Newt is not trust worthy, which is why lost in 2011. Once he was great and to this day deserves our respect for his past efforts. Sadly he is no longer the man he once was.
I see folks sneering down their noses at one another here at FR.
That will never bode well for uniting on a decent if flawed GOP candidate, let alone a viable third party.
People are telling time by the second hand, and ignoring the minutes and hours.
Newt stopped being relevant a while ago. Who cares who he endorses? Tennessee is conservative enough to be able to replace Lamar! with a solid conservative.
Cults of personality (and of ANTI-personality) continue to exist.
Lamar, you’re 73. Go home and enjoy your well deserved retirement.
I supported him after Palin declined to run, it was my mistake to do so; he was a bad candidate and would have been totally wiped out in the general had he won the nomination. Totally.
Sorry about that, but it's true.
What a disappointment.
For every great speech Newt gives, he has an alternative moment, as well. It’s almost as if he feels he has to balance the scales somehow. However, I think it goes even further. He’s likely looking at another run and wants to have support from both conservatives and establishment.
Assclown. You want Lamar!, Newtie ? Go run off to Cuba with him.
I remember that.
Newt is an amoral whack job.
Newt was and is a bad candidate. I’m sorry if that offends you.
This year we need to get tea party org, true conservative org,....to agree on one conservative candidate so Our vote isn’t watered down.
Once he snuggled up to Pelosi on the couch for that commercial, I was done with him. Hoped for Herman Cain but he got taken out (one of the “accusers” lived in the same building as Axelrod and “was aquainted” with him. hmmmmm), I was done after that. I am one of those 4 mm stayed home conservatives
I waited to meet Romney at a stop in PA (Quakertown)in May. When his bus heard there might be protestors, he wussed out and went to another stop. The friendlies outnumbered the bussed in by Philly SEIU 5or 6 to 1 and he wussed out. At that time, I knew I never could vote to entrust this nation to a coward who could not face some protest.
I don’t want Lamar’s influence on education. He is a Common Core supporter.
“He’s one of the most ideal-oriented and solution-oriented people Ive ever worked with,” Gingrich told Politico.
“Solution oriented”, and the solution is always the same, a government program. That’s the Newt Problem. He’s a Progressive at heart.
“Best choice in 2012” is a bit like “tallest building in Valdosta, GA”. Even if it was true, it wasn’t saying much.
That would be the Hilton Garden Inn, which clocks in at a whopping 7 floors.
All candidates are bad in some way: I’m sorry if that offends YOU.
We need to look orthogonal to the feet of clay, or else snootiness like yours will rule the day and we will get nowhere.
I was never a supporter of Newt Gingrich. However, I was around here during the election, and many on here thought the sun rose and set with Newt. All I could see in my mind was how he cozied up to Nazi Pelosi on that couch and some other liberal things he said and believed. He needs to retire as well.
Deedee Scozzafava not available for the seat?
As some of us tried repeatedly to point out in 2012, Gingrich is the quintessential beltway insider.
It was ironic that many on FR have wanted to see him debate Obama. They claimed that would the debate of the century. However, Gingrich lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama. Gingrich lost BOTH of the Florida primary debates to Romney.
I have noticed the Newt supporters seem to have disappeared around here. I think Newt’s candidacy was designed to create division among conservatives. His flakiness and his inconsistent behavior was such that he never had a chance of winning. However, with a billionaire donor and some believers he was able to last in the primaries much longer than some of the better, but not so great either, choices.
That being said, I still preferred him over Romney.
Damn tough call, for sure. On one hand, Newt had the more conservative record in public office, that's for sure. On the other, he also had the more conservative constituency.
Romney did not seem to take a special delight in poking conservatives in the eye with a sharp stick on issues such as open borders, endorsing obvious RINOs over conservatives and the like as Newt did.
Personally, I backed Santorum and feel that Rick might have at least had an uphill chance to win if Newtie had gracefully bowed out after losing two of three neighboring states to Georgia.
Newtie basically played the Judas Goat role for Romney in 2012 just as Mike Huckabee played the Judas Goat role for McCain in 2008. With comparable disastrous results.
Gingrich and Lamar support codifying Obama’s amnesty. Definitely the legal status and work permits.
Newt thinks it is not compassionate to deport people like Obama’s Aunt Zeituni.
Maybe Newt would deport her since she is not a grandmother as far as I know.
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