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Newt Gingrich Hints at John Bolton for Presidential Cabinet
ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Elicia Dover

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 I’ll give you an example I’m 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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KEYWORDS: bolton; election; johnbolton; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 11/12/2011 2:12:44 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus

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.


2 posted on 11/12/2011 2:32:55 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: katiedidit1; Gator113; TitansAFC; monkapotamus

“You know, I’ve gone from being dead in June to having someone ask who would be in the cabinet in November. I think that’s real progress,” Gingrich said.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 3:00:27 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
"And Newt is regretably that kind of guy."

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! ! ! ! !

4 posted on 11/12/2011 3:12:32 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: monkapotamus

Bolton would be an excellent choice in anybodies cabinet. I hope he’s in Cain’s.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 3:29:56 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: monkapotamus

Perry metioned Bolton as a possible cabinet member a week or two ago.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 3:30:44 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: onyx

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;)


7 posted on 11/12/2011 3:34:25 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: monkapotamus

Newt, you crafty devil, you are just telling us what we want to hear.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 3:38:43 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

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.


9 posted on 11/12/2011 3:40:53 AM PST by livius
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To: monkapotamus

John Bolton would also be a GOOD choice for a Herman Cain cabinet.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 3:40:59 AM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: livius

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-!!!


11 posted on 11/12/2011 3:47:58 AM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: monkapotamus

Another out of the blue gush report about Newt.

Nope, no attempt to pump him up by the MSM. No sir...


12 posted on 11/12/2011 3:58:55 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: monkapotamus

Y.E.S !!!


13 posted on 11/12/2011 4:02:10 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: imjimbo

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.


14 posted on 11/12/2011 4:02:54 AM PST by livius
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To: Voter#537

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....


15 posted on 11/12/2011 4:03:27 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: livius

VEry well said....


16 posted on 11/12/2011 4:03:59 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: monkapotamus

You made a good choice and you said it well, now close your mouth before you stick your foot in it again.


17 posted on 11/12/2011 4:09:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: livius

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?


18 posted on 11/12/2011 4:13:25 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: nikos1121

“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.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 4:27:21 AM PST by Pravious
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To: monkapotamus

“The process of recovering economically is not that difficult,” Gingrich told the crowd. “On election night, when it’s clear Barack Obama has been defeated, the recovery will begin.” Newt Gingrich


20 posted on 11/12/2011 4:31:34 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

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.)

“I’m not surprised,” Gingrich told Patch following the event. “I think any time I have a chance to present unedited, it’s effective. … This is a pretty sophisticated crowd. They don’t just want a slogan or an opinion; they want to know you can get it done.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 4:32:55 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: MagnoliaB

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, wouldn’t you want to have the help of a teleprompter?”


22 posted on 11/12/2011 4:33:30 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: imjimbo

When asked about “abortion on demand” Gingrich referred to a policy paper at www.newt.org about the judiciary and “activist” judges.


23 posted on 11/12/2011 4:33:57 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: monkapotamus
Rep Tom Rooney (R-FL16) for attorney general
24 posted on 11/12/2011 4:34:06 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: sodpoodle

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.
Cain/Gingrich 2012


25 posted on 11/12/2011 4:35:58 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: monkapotamus
Newt's open lipped smile creeps me out

and bright or not he will not try to substantively change the system he has been a part of his entire career

.

.

26 posted on 11/12/2011 4:36:23 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: monkapotamus

Way too early to be crowning yourself and picking names.


27 posted on 11/12/2011 4:37:28 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUfhesgt


28 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:06 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: sodpoodle

^5


29 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:26 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: livius

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUfzAkP2


30 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:45 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: livius

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUgIvst4


31 posted on 11/12/2011 4:39:59 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: nikos1121

If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUgQspbD


32 posted on 11/12/2011 4:40:32 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Pravious

If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUgbQvpt


33 posted on 11/12/2011 4:41:16 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: ronnie raygun

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich.html#ixzz1dUgqY9K7


34 posted on 11/12/2011 4:42:06 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Perdogg

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich_2.html#ixzz1dUh2ghXi


35 posted on 11/12/2011 4:42:56 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Elle Bee

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich_2.html#ixzz1dUhCk4Bk


36 posted on 11/12/2011 4:43:47 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: livius

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.
Newt Gingrich

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/newt_gingrich_2.html#ixzz1dUhPCN3s


37 posted on 11/12/2011 4:44:24 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Hugin

Perry has no POSSIBLE cabinet.

“CROUTONS”


38 posted on 11/12/2011 4:46:21 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr

A Herman Cain cabinet would be all blonde, white, WOMEN.


39 posted on 11/12/2011 4:47:43 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: MagnoliaB
"Bolton would be an excellent choice in anybodies cabinet. I hope he’s in Cain’s."

Newt would be much better in a Cabinet Position rather than the POTUS.

40 posted on 11/12/2011 4:51:43 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
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.

I see. So if Newt mentions a liberal he'd put in the cabinet, you would jump all over him. If he mentions a rock solid conservative like Bolton (who wanted ground troops on Libya), then you say it's just someone Newt could throw under the bus. Really? So Newt is thinking to himself "I'm going to put Bolton in the cabinet, just so I wait for something bad to happen and then throw him away and veer to the left!" Seriously? Do you have any clue how idiotic that sounds? If you are going to criticize Newt, fine. Just find something that has actually happened, not some silly kooky conspiracy. Geeeez.
41 posted on 11/12/2011 4:52:53 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Elle Bee
“Newt's open lipped smile creeps me out”

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)

42 posted on 11/12/2011 4:53:39 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: nikos1121

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.


43 posted on 11/12/2011 4:55:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: Voter#537
Newt as our pick would make the RATS very happy.

Yeah, the dems just LOVED Newt as speaker, didn't they? Again, you people against Newt, do you have any idea how stupid comments like that sound? Of the top 10 conservatives most reviled by the "RATS", Newt is near the top of the list. He tormented them when the GOP was in the minority, and they did everything to make him the devil when he became speaker. Newt LED the Republican Revolution in 1994.

He's about to lead another.
44 posted on 11/12/2011 4:56:59 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: indylindy
I totally disagree. I think a candidate should name names before any elections. Let us know, in advance, who you would have on your team.

Would it have helped to know about all the Communists Obama was going to pick?

45 posted on 11/12/2011 4:57:10 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: VanDeKoik
Another out of the blue gush report about Newt. Nope, no attempt to pump him up by the MSM. No sir...

Not that crap again. You think the MSM likes Bolton? Are you off your meds? The MSM and the dems H A T E Bolton. If anything, they are trying to make Newt look like a "right wing extremist" by reporting he wants Bolton on his cabinet. If the media was ignoring him as he is climbing the polls you'd be saying "it's all part of the MSM plan to keep quiet about Newt. That's why he's flying under the radar!"

It's really quite hilarious when everyone on FR thinks they know the MSM "master plan". LOL
46 posted on 11/12/2011 5:01:31 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: monkapotamus

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
Labor: abolished
Agriculture: abolished
HUD: abolished
Energy: abolished
Education: abolished
Homeland Security: abolished


47 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:00 AM PST by bobjam
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To: monkapotamus

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.


48 posted on 11/12/2011 5:06:02 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: monkapotamus

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.


49 posted on 11/12/2011 5:09:14 AM PST by etradervic (Gingrich in '12)
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To: bobjam

Good job.


50 posted on 11/12/2011 5:18:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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