Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Hints at John Bolton for Presidential Cabinet
Posted on 11/12/2011 2:12:39 AM PST by monkapotamus
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich just opened his Manchester, N.H., campaign office moments ago. Gingrich told the volunteers and visitors he would take questions.
Can you give us a hint of who might be in your Cabinet, a man shouted from the back of the crowded room of about 200 people.
Well Ill give you an example Im looking for, Gingrich said. I believe we have to overhaul the State Department very dramatically. I think we need a secretary of state who is tough-minded and who would represent American interests. I think that Ambassador Bolton represents that kind of person.
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I wish Bolton were running for President.
He’s too easy to throw under the bus at the first hint of controversy in a lesser position.
And then whoever else is President panics and swings left again.
And Newt is regretably that kind of guy.
You know, Ive gone from being dead in June to having someone ask who would be in the cabinet in November. I think thats real progress, Gingrich said.
You got that RIGHT.
Newt as our pick would make the RATS very happy.
I hope we don't wind up with Newt.
Go Herman! ! ! ! !
Bolton would be an excellent choice in anybodies cabinet. I hope he’s in Cain’s.
Perry metioned Bolton as a possible cabinet member a week or two ago.
There’s Isaac Newton’s law of gravity and then there’s Newton Gingrich’s.
What goes up must come down - and what starts down must go up;)
Newt/Cain or Cain/Newt - the Brain and the Train - will take us forward to places we can only imagine;)
Newt, you crafty devil, you are just telling us what we want to hear.
Gingrich got the entire Contract with America passed. He didn’t cave - what happened was that the GOP dumped him as soon as the Dems attacked in revenge with their nonsense about his book deal (which was neither illegal nor unethical nor even particularly unusual - well, except that the Dems are such idiots that they’d be incapable of writing a book without Bill Ayres).
I like Gingrich but my fear is that the GOP RINO establishment won’t support him. On the other hand, they won’t support anybody, of course, and maybe he’s learned now not to rely on them, but I think they’re the big problem.
John Bolton would also be a GOOD choice for a Herman Cain cabinet.
Newt is the smarter and more conservative- Cain is going to take the slings and arrows, then MAYBE Newt can win. As long as its NOT Romney-!!!
Another out of the blue gush report about Newt.
Nope, no attempt to pump him up by the MSM. No sir...
Definitely NOT Romney!
Also, I’m sure Gingrich has been quietly observing over the last few years and has a strategy for dealing with the RINOs that run the GOP. Heck, the head RINOs even thought GWB was too conservative for them and didn’t support him, so I think Gingrich must see a pattern there. I don’t think he’d let them offer him up as a sacrifice to the Dems again.
With all do respect, it’s becoming very clear that Cain is winging it. He has not thought through what it entails to be president, and more importantly where this country needs to go and how to get there. It’s all 999.
He would be a great VP, but not president.
I think it will come down to three men very soon. The MSM will try to take the legs out of CAin and Newt...to have Romney...
Bottom line, whomever the candidate we should support him or her....
VEry well said....
You made a good choice and you said it well, now close your mouth before you stick your foot in it again.
I wish the anti-Newt FReepers would just read his Wiki biography first, as a beginning - then do some deep research on all the ‘baggage’ the MSM has piled on his reputation.
His infidelity seems to be ‘the big bomb’ so let’s consider that his high school teacher married Newt when he was 19 and she was 26. Not a good beginning in the ‘marriage arena’.
I’ll cut him some slack - having made a bad choice for a ‘life partner’ because of naivete and misplaced trust.
Are all his critics monogamous men & women - who have never been unfaithful, never been in & out of countless affairs without marriage?
“The MSM will try to take the legs out of CAin and Newt...to have Romney...”
You’re exactly right. They’re building each of the non-Romney’s up...only to knock them down, or have us chew them up from within (as people are doing with Newt right here on this thread), so when the dust settles...
SURPRISE! It’s robocandidate for President.
The process of recovering economically is not that difficult, Gingrich told the crowd. On election night, when its clear Barack Obama has been defeated, the recovery will begin. Newt Gingrich
And, as he left the stage, Gingrich implored the crowd not to be for him, but with him, because we have eight hard years ahead of us! (The loudest applause and cheers of the evening.)
Im not surprised, Gingrich told Patch following the event. I think any time I have a chance to present unedited, its effective. This is a pretty sophisticated crowd. They dont just want a slogan or an opinion; they want to know you can get it done.
Gingrich repeated his call for seven, three-hour-long debates with President Obama. To be fair, I would agree that he can use a teleprompter, Gingrich joked. The crowd laughed and applauded. After all, if you had to spend an entire three-hour debate defending ObamaCare, wouldnt you want to have the help of a teleprompter?
When asked about abortion on demand Gingrich referred to a policy paper at www.newt.org about the judiciary and activist judges.
Everyone needs to come to grips and comprimise some of thier convictions! Everyone has baggage some more than others. We are searching for the Jesus candidate and he’s not out there and doesnot exist. The main objective here is to defeat him and them in November. The big picture is WE need change and we need it in 2012 or 4 more years will be the death of us all.
and bright or not he will not try to substantively change the system he has been a part of his entire career
Way too early to be crowning yourself and picking names.
A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.
And my point was one I think that you’d agree with, which is there’s no room in America for a black racist, a Latino racist, or a white racist, or an Asian racist, or a Native American racist. Now, we’re either color blind or we’re not color blind.
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?
If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
My theme is going to be: Together we can win the future. The right policies lead to the right results. And I’m going to argue that President Obama will lose the future because the wrong policies lead to the wrong results.
Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them.
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it’s bold. It’s out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it’s hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
We’re at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.
Perry has no POSSIBLE cabinet.
A Herman Cain cabinet would be all blonde, white, WOMEN.
Newt would be much better in a Cabinet Position rather than the POTUS.
Just the opposite for me. His little smile and twinkling eyes, make me smile. Newt reminds me of Churchill. (not that I actually knew Churchill)
I am all for eloquence and principles, except when a person compromises them.
I like Newt, but I don’t trust him. He is the kind of guy who thinks he can talk you into seeing it his way. Problem is that we are never too sure what that will be at any given time.
If he is the nominee, I will vote for him.
Best I can say.
Would it have helped to know about all the Communists Obama was going to pick?
My Cabinet, if I were President:
Vice-President: Newt Gingrich
State: John Bolton
Treasury: Herman Cain
Justice: Rudy Giuliani
Defense: Paul Wolfowitz
Commerce: Donald Trump
Interior: Sarah Palin
Transportation: Rick Perry
Health: Dr. Ron Paul
Homeland Security: abolished
Bolton we can trust. Newt we can trust to resign at the firt sigh of political hot water-just as he resigned from the Speakers’s position rather than stay and fight. I will never forget tht Newt is a coward.
When Obama was elected, I noted that Jimmy Carter set the stage for Reagan; and that a similar Obama failed Presidency would lead to another conservative as President. We need someone who can articulate a conservative message to further move voters to the right as was done in 1980.