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Newt Weeps at Iowa Stop
politico.com ^ | 12/30/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 12/30/2011 10:21:25 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

A drastic departure from his usual image as a stoic, policy-drive candidate, Gingrich cried more than once in recalling how even today he still cries when he sings Christmas carols. GOP pollster Frank Luntz asked the tear-evoking question.

"I get teary-eyed everytime we sing Christmas carols," he said, starting to choke up. "My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don't know if I should admit this, but when I was very young she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir."

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1 posted on 12/30/2011 10:21:30 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does Romney celebrate Christmas to himself?


2 posted on 12/30/2011 10:25:30 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Total PUKE!

I daresay that most of the "songs" that Mitt remembers or still sings today is those like "Praise to The Man," and it's NOT referring to Jesus.

3 posted on 12/30/2011 10:25:41 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hang in there, Newt. SC and FL are waiting for you and your passion!


4 posted on 12/30/2011 10:26:51 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: All

Gingrich savvy enough to get free air time while Faygo Paul and RINO Romney put out 9 million in negative attack ads on Gingrich.

Non network polls showing that Newt is running close to Romney in Iowa, Undecideds breaking for Gingrich....30% undecided.

The Gingrich Comeback is on.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 10:29:28 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I get teary eyed when the dog dies in the movie.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 10:29:37 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Go Newt Go! Rebellion is brewing! A Happy Newt Year in January 2013 will be just what we need to restore American Exceptionalism.
7 posted on 12/30/2011 10:30:02 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Maybe, but crying doesn’t work, Newt.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 10:30:39 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

I get teary eyed when the dog dies in the movie.


ya know..they don’t actually die. ;)


9 posted on 12/30/2011 10:31:31 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Frank Luntz makes me want to puke.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 10:33:51 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does he weep when he hears ‘Dancing Queen’? ;)


11 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What’s so surprising? Don’t all Republican Speakers cry?


12 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:19 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh please. While I was prosecuting, I’d cry before a jury if it called for it.

Not impressed. Don’t care.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:31 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: rbmillerjr

Fox news has been stumping for Romney nonstop as well so bashing Newt and Perry too. What a shame. Fox just interviewed Newt and quoted Peggy Noonan saying Romney is more reasonable and Newt scares everyone. Newt answered by saying it is a perfect example of the establishment and what they represent. If we want more of the same, vote for Romeny. If they want a booming economy and big change vote for Newt.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:37 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Visions of crybaby Boehner dancing in my head.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 10:34:37 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: cableguymn

You know, when you think of how little money Newt has campaigned with so far, He’s got what it takes to help control SPENDING IN OUR GOVERNMENT. Now take Mitt the Money Maker (ever want to see the truth about Mormonism see THE GODMAKERS -if you can find a copy), has thrown tons of $$$ to put down others, yet he just is not the candidate with the vision, the passion, and the values for Conservatives.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:15 AM PST by princess leah
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To: altura

“Maybe, but crying doesn’t work, Newt.”

Maybe it was not cynical tear play but genuine emotion. I don’t know that I will vote for Newt but why assume fakery when a man expresses grief over the loss of his mother? We aren’t machines.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:39 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: altura

I get teary eyed when the dog yarks on the carpet!


18 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I thought it was touching, it even made me a little teary-eyed.

Seriously, if people can’t see that Newt is the right man for this moment in time, they are blind and deserve everything that is about to happen to them and the world.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:47 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: altura

Humbled men cry in church, especially during Christmas and Easter.

I think Christians will appreciate his honesty.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 10:35:54 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
All I have to say about Newt crying is....
 
 


21 posted on 12/30/2011 10:36:10 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It worked for Herself in New Hampshire.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 10:36:19 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Anyone who does not embrace this tender moment is obviously “heartless”


23 posted on 12/30/2011 10:38:18 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: altura

It does with that audience ... an audience of Moms.

Newt’s no fool.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 10:41:06 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: bgill

It might eventually occur to you that it is Newt’s spirit which is ultimately the source ofr the emotional reaction to the Christmas songs. I’m 66. I still get teary eyed when I pray in earnest. Yes, it is ‘in my closet’, so to speak, but the tears are real and the broken and contrite heart are also real. A man who would not have a broken and contrite heart before The Grace of God in Christ would be more to suspect of deceit, like Milt Rominy (rhymes with hominy, the huskless corn product)..


25 posted on 12/30/2011 10:41:27 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: mylife

There’s no crying on the campaign trail. :-)


26 posted on 12/30/2011 10:41:27 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Mygirlsmom
It worked for Herself in New Hampshire.

Actually, it didn't. If it had, she'd be squatting in the Oval Orifice instead of the pestilence that's in there now.

She was most likely crying because she'd been given the word that she was NOT going to be the nominee.

27 posted on 12/30/2011 10:42:23 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: mylife

Me too, but only if there isn’t someone else around to clean it up...


28 posted on 12/30/2011 10:42:33 AM PST by stormer
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To: zerosix

[and it’s NOT referring to Jesus.]

Mormons are like that. That spike they have out in front of their indoctrination centers is not a “cross” it is a Lightening Rod to dispell direct hits from the man upstairs.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 10:43:14 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"""Fox news has been stumping for Romney nonstop"""

For that reason alone, I am dumping my cable next Dec., still have to finish the contract.

I have not watched FOX in over 2 weeks now, I don't give a damn what they have to say anymore. Expecially since they have brought back the INSANE Alan Colmes, and listening to "suspenders" Bob Beckel rant is beyond my patience limit.

I understand that FOX in german is FUCH, and so now we know.

30 posted on 12/30/2011 10:44:55 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Responsibility2nd
Only if he does it in New Hampshire. ;-)

But this time, the Union Leader has endorsed the guy with the tears...

31 posted on 12/30/2011 10:45:04 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is unhelpful.


32 posted on 12/30/2011 10:45:41 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
when I was very young she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir."

I cry too whenever I see pictures of me from the 1970's........(now if I could figure out a way to get those damn pictures from my sister).

33 posted on 12/30/2011 10:45:52 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: cableguymn

I get teary eyed when the dog dies in the movie.


ya know..they don’t actually die. ;)
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = =

They don’t?

Like the girl at the bar was watching the news and turned to the guy next to her and says “Isn’t that terrible about that girl?” The guy said, “You mean the one that jumped off the building”?
Yes...then the story came on again and the girl was on the roof and the blond says
“Oh good, maybe she won’t jump this time”.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 10:46:41 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

George Romney is rolling in his grave.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 10:47:30 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry or Gingrich, maybe. OK Santorum too)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Maybe Newt is making a play for the Oprah crowd...


36 posted on 12/30/2011 10:48:35 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Silent Night always causes me to tear up at Christmas Eve Service.


37 posted on 12/30/2011 10:49:17 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: maggief
“Does he weep when he hears ‘Dancing Queen’? ;)”

No, but Romney, Obumbles, and Barney Frank does.

38 posted on 12/30/2011 10:50:09 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

Of note, MSNBC isn’t covering Newt Gingrich, AT ALL, while devoting TONS of on-air time to RON PAUL....


39 posted on 12/30/2011 10:51:41 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Hot Tabasco

So......are you wearing a Nehru jacket in your yearbook picture also?


40 posted on 12/30/2011 10:52:28 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Well they certainly do NOT recognize the cross as they believe that (conditional based on LDS “commandments”) salvation was achieved by the suffering Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane, not by His death and resurrection, as to we Christians.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 10:53:41 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Did he cry during Brokeback Mountain? What’s up with Rinos crying all the time?


42 posted on 12/30/2011 10:54:01 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: cableguymn

omigosh. I feel all better now. Old Yeller didn’t die?


43 posted on 12/30/2011 10:56:28 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I have been weeping a lot myself lately as I watch this “Republican primary” circular jerk unfold before my eyes. We’re going to get four more years of Barack the Kenyan because of it. But hey! We “vetted” all of our candidates! We “vetted” ‘em real good!


44 posted on 12/30/2011 10:59:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: bgill
Visions of crybaby Boehner dancing in my head.

Thank you for mentioning.

Look what his crying has gotten us.

Newt can join John on the sidelines and let real men and women run this Country.

45 posted on 12/30/2011 10:59:58 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints. Congratulations Brees for beating Marions record.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A 90-minute town hall with good questions and substantive answers, and this is all the media wants to talk about.


46 posted on 12/30/2011 11:01:39 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The more I see of Newt, the more I understand him and I know I have made the right choice in supporting him. GO NEWT!


47 posted on 12/30/2011 11:03:49 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: FlingWingFlyer
We “vetted” all of our candidates! We “vetted” ‘em real good!

Actually in the Republican "open" primaries, Republicans don't necessarily do the "vetting", the GOP allows Democrats' vote to vet and eliminate who they don't like. Astonishing.

48 posted on 12/30/2011 11:04:12 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: VicVega

“Newt can join John on the sidelines and let real men and women run this Country. “

And where, might I ask, have those people been hiding?

Because they all have made a real job of finding other stuff to do.


49 posted on 12/30/2011 11:05:22 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: All

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2011/InsiderAdv_Iowa_1229.pdf

Mittens 17
Gingrich 16.7

Undecideds begin break to Gingrich.


50 posted on 12/30/2011 11:06:32 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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