Skip to comments.The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt)
Posted on 01/18/2012 5:23:38 PM PST by TitansAFC
........But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working."
What happens if Newt runs?, I ask.
"He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and I don't think he should be."
"Right now, the presidency is not a single person. It's not so much what he'd be doing. It's what I'd be doing.".........
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BTW - Mitt. This and the Talent personal attacks have ensured I'll be working for your defeat in the General Election if you buy the nomination. Thousands of hours helping Conservatives here in my life, and I'll be busting my butt to do everything to see you lose! Congrats on your scorched Earth campaign........you've ensured a guy who pulled the lever for McCain won't pull the lever for scum like you.
Dirty tricks ping!
She’s likely an evil Democrat.
Sounds like a political version of Fatal Attraction.
Notice gay gossip is pushing this story. It’s all about a power grab for his homosexual connections inside Romney’s campaign. I’ve lost all respect for Drudge for pushing this garbage for his own agenda.
Newt can handle it but it will give FOX, Talk Radio and Drudge more ammo for their boy Mitt
I will sit this out...first time I ever said that..if Mitt gets it.
The GOP can just collapse..maybe something better will rise from the ashes
The Dixie-Meets Mountain West-Meets Indiana-Meets Outliers Elsewhere Party
Aren’t wives wonderful?
Remember that if it weren’t for vetoing wives, we’d all be trying to nominate Mitch Daniels right now.
Newt is getting the Axelrod Treatment
Uh, that was back in 1995.
Rats at ABC will hold the interview back, NOT because of their high “ethics,”
but because waiting will make all the Republican voters in SC who support Newt look extra-stupid later on, if they wait to release it.
Makes the (R) party overall look more stupid and/or eeeeee-vil...
Wow. What a witch! Not to be an apologist for Newt’s past bad behavior . . . but perhaps this explains a little why he went lookin’ for love in the wrong places.
How many would think they would get a good reference from the ex when applying for a job. ABC is lower than whale poop.
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”
Marianne Gingrich's 1995 Esquire interview has been discussed here on FR at length, and for months now.
This is no surprise.
Nor is it a "dirty trick." You may disagree with Newt's ex-wife's analysis and observations, but she's in a position from which it's perfectly legitimate to speak her mind.
I can see why he divorced the vapid bitch.
No doubt wife #1 and #3 and the daughter will come out to defend Newt.
If ABC airs this interview tomorrow (as a tweet from a Politico reporter indicates) Republican voters in South Carolina will direct their ire, not at Marianne Gingrich, but at the left-wing MSM, for its repeated attempts to fix the election for Romney.
It would contribute to a Gingrich victory in South Carolina.
I think this woman is carrying the big old grudge....I don’t want to be FLOTUS so no one should want to....I hope folks do not take the bait
Actually, Ia m on good terms with the ex....I even gave a great reference to the current employer
That woman doesn't sound like much of a wife... sounds like a sorry excuse for a person...
Don’t be surpised if there’s a 3rd debate before saturday with Newt’s first and third wife and kids vs wife #2
I’m going to get some pop corn.
I wish ABC news could find Obama’s ex Phil for such an interview.
(If Obama were a conservative republican the whole country would know exactly who Phil Boener is back in october 2008)
This paper examines the growth of government during this century as a result of giving women the right to vote. Using cross-sectional time-series data for 1870 to 1940, we examine state government expenditures and revenue as well as voting by U.S. House and Senate state delegations and the passage of a wide range of different state laws. Suffrage coincided with immediate increases in state government expenditures and revenue and more liberal voting patterns for federal representatives, and these effects continued growing over time as more women took advantage of the franchise. Contrary to many recent suggestions, the gender gap is not something that has arisen since the 1970s, and it helps explain why American government started growing when it did.
Marianne Gingrich's 1995 Esquire interview has been discussed here on FR at length, and for months now. This is no surprise.
She happens to be running her mouth over at ABC in a new interview threatening to take her x out.
This is all about twisted Drudge aligning with that homosexual activist group “GOProud” and trying to take down Newt. These scum will do anything in a desperate attempt to preserve their homosexual contacts and access within Romney’s campaign staff. Drudge has lost all self respect stooping this low.
Still, how is this a dirty trick?
I didn’t say it was a dirty trick. But it shows that this women doesn’t have any real credibility based on her past interview.
You got THAT right! bttt
The guy, god bless him, Speaker Gingrich, is TOXIC from his past personal life and multiple problematic Capitol Hill relationships [repentant now in the present or not, unfortunately]. No matter how many years pass, believe me, a scorned woman will hold the grudge and SCREW UP a man BIG TIME at the worst possible time. Take it to the bank. I only hope the benefactor of this is NOT MITT, but rather Santorum or Perry, the other conservatives in the race. It remains to be seen where the chips truly do fall on this one. They screwed Cain at the most critical time, looks like Gingrich’s turn in the barrel as well.
THAT is the point. She hasn’t changed...
Furthermore, this is still a non-story.
You won’t be sitting it out alone.
If Romney gets the nomination, I am done.
However, Newt is tough.
I hope that Gingrich can stop Romney in South Carolina before this has any impact. Hopefully, Rick Santorum will start getting some major donations soon.
“How in the world is this a dirty trick?
Marianne Gingrich’s 1995 Esquire interview has been discussed here on FR at length, and for months now...”
I think the “dirty trick” we’re discussing here is not the 1995 interview, but the upcoming ABC interview, for which they are debating whether or not to release before the SC primary.
The timing of this, combined with Romney and his Super-Pac’s scorched earth negative ads in Gingrich in SC look pretty suspicious. Mitt has proven already with his ultra-negative ads in Iowa that he’ll stoop to any level to win this nomination.
He’ll call Gingrich another Al Gore or whatever while having bought into the whole global warming nonsense himself, then he’ll claim with a straight face that he’s “always been pro-life” and been “as consistent as any human being could ever be” while trying to label others flip-floppers. He’ll claim Gingrich and Perry are “career politicians” when he’s been running for office since 1994 and has wanted to be POTUS probably since his old man lost out back in the 70s.
These last couple days have reminded me of what an absolute scumbag Mitt Romney is. There is no way I will lift a finger to help that guy get elected, and I’m 50/50 right now on whether or not I can even pull the lever for him.
I guess there’s a reason he dumped her.
Is there a similar site to Drudge? Because I have just about had it with drudge and his pimping for Romney.
It's not about Newt, it's not about the country, IT'S ALL ABOUT HER.
I am hearing rumors that the interview contains no new information and that this is just a ploy by the media to try and sink Gingrich and stop his momentum before Saturday with the worry of what “mihgt” be in it.
Does Dr. Dobson think her behavior makes Mitch unworthy?
Bet he does!
Let’s see....FDR; JFK; RfK; Lyndon Johnson; Bill Clinton....Did I miss anybody Oh yeah! the terminator; Anthony Weiner
I thought he’s been pimping for Paul. Linking Daily Paul and giving Alex Jones and PrisonPlanet permalinks were new lows for Matt.
Sounds like she never had any intention of being helpful to her husband.
So was Bain, but that's not stopping anyone.
Dobson spoke ill of Callista Gingrich. Said something to the effect of, we can’t have an eight-year mistress in the White House.
He didn’t get the telegram that standards for White House residency have been thoroughly obliterated. Callista would be about 200 steps up from where we are now.
Gingrich is no victim—he’s a perpetrator. He brought this on himself.