Skip to comments.Gingrich camp heads off ex-wife interview
Posted on 01/18/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by Red Steel
The Gingrich campaign launched a preemptive strike as news spread that ABC plans to broadcast a potentially damaging interview with Newt Gingrichs second ex-wife on Thursday just two days before Saturdays crucial South Carolina primary.
Gingrichs daughters (from his first marriage) Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman came to their fathers defense in a letter released by his presidential campaign.
The failure of a marriage is a terrible and emotional experience for everyone involved. Anyone who has had that experience understands it is a personal tragedy filled with regrets, and sometimes differing memories of events, the daughters said in the letter addressed to ABC News Leadership.
We will not say anything negative about our fathers ex-wife. He has said before, privately and publicly, that he regrets any pain he may have caused in the past to people he loves, the letter said.
The daughters also said the former House Speaker intends to stay on message, suggesting one thing he will not be talking about in South Carolina is the ABC interview.
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This is all bullshit! Obama is the target. Can we remember that, please!
Sometimes a flawed soul steps forward to do the right thing. Question is will others support him... when weighed against the alternative? I would, but whether others feel the same? I could not imagine a conservative “KNOWINGLY” put Obama in for another term, but I’ve lived long enough to know that I haven’t seen nothin’ yet.
Dick Armey used to be my congressman. When he left congress to make money, he tried to get his retard son elected in his place, but Dr. Michael Burgess defeated this effort. My guess is that Gingrich stepped all over Armeys ego many times. But Armey was probably right to say that as speaker Newt lacked focus.
Youre hilarious! It must be all that city sophistication.
I begin to think that Perry wasnt physically up to going on stage those first debates.
If enough people can vote against Romney, however, wherever, maybe we can end up with a brokered convention. Otherwise, it'll be two flavors of statists and bidness as usual in DC.
I know he wasnt.
Field expedient hardhead! I like the way you think!
At least my candidates can speak in public without freezing up in the clutch.
Perry (3%) has three more days until he’s back in Austin FOR GOOD.
“I would argue that Perry was 2nd in response from the crowd, and I dont understand how he is discounted out of hand.”
Perry continuously looks like a dumb-ass. A candidates position on the issues take a back seat to his abilty to forcefully communicate them.
Sanction would have sufficed.
I’m shocked as well. Cain was an innocent man, and rather then stand by him and rally around the cause, we’re supposed to get behind Newt?
Like you said, I see Santorum the same way. Folks have got to back the candidate that is closest to their beliefs and go from there. Otherwise we end up with Dole redux.
“Santorum flat out stinks as a candidate.”
Well, that may be true but he’s got FIVE TIMES the votes that Perry has in the south’s first primary.
So why do the other candidates continually steal his lead?
And you all applaud like circus seals?
Good luck with that.
“Free enterprise? Like Enron never happened? Capitalism is not an ideology whose devotees are made pure through its practice and who every action must be defended. Businessmen can be crooks and shady operators, too.”
If they are crooks then they should be tried in a court of law. This is just a political attack on a company that affects everyone who works at Bain, not just Romney.
True, in the big scheme of things, conservatives really don’t give a ...care.
Not a fan of Perry, but the plain fact is that he has done an outstanding job as governor. One thing I liked about his candidacy is that his strength as a politician is that he is a plugger. He doesnt come across as a superman but as a competent politician.Not many of those around. He is centainly better than Bush.
You have issues.
I await tomorrows debate.
Hmmmm....”second ex-wife “.
Wasn’t SHE a “Home-Wrecker”?
Go talk to Gloria All-red, madam...seems she has nothing to do, now that Herman Cain was lynched. She’ll listen to you when no one else will.
Santorum cannot defeat the OBIE... He is a rich field of attack opportunities for the lib media. I believe that Newt actually has a chance... in this case, his flaws may be in his favor.
I thought the impeachment of Bill Clinton had to do with lying under oath?
“. My guess is that Gingrich stepped all over Armeys ego many times. But Armey was probably right to say that as speaker Newt lacked focus.”
I don’t know too much about it. There was so much going on when they were in charge of the House. It seemed we were really going places as far as reform. Then all hell broke loose with the Monica/Clinton situation which lasted forever. I guess there were some problems with Newt involving Bill Paxon too, whose wife came out with an ad today that was anti-Newt. Everything fell apart. Armey said in this interview, when asked if Newt was blackmailed by Clinton, that it was more like they just bonded because of their affairs. It’s hard to believe that we have vote to let any of these people control our lives but that’s the way it is. Some people envision using a fireman’s hose to cleanse DC but it wouldn’t change a thing. It’s Rome. It would be better if all government was just state and run like Texas.
Alright. The "Contract With America" was a document written 18 years ago. It's primary author was Larry Hunter, with some additions from Robert Walker, Richard Armey, Bill Paxon, Tom DeLay, John Boehner, Jim Nussle, and Newt Gingrich (several of the aforementioned people -- especially Boehner -- who helped write The Contract With America are currently called "RINOs" by Newt's fans on FR, including false accusations that those "RINOs" were responsible for a "coup" that "removed" Gingrich in 1998)
Newt deserves due credit for at least being the most public advocate of the Contact With America 18 years ago, and his maneuvering was certainly a major reason why the GOP took control of Congress in Nov. '94. Unfortunately, little of the Contact was actually enacted into law and Gingrich alienated most of his conservative base after caving to Clinton, leaving office with lousy approval ratings when the GOP lost 3 more seats in '98.
Since that time, Newt has gotten even worse and done global warming "awareness" ads with Nancy Pelosi and "bipartisan education tours" with Al Sharpton. These are not the actions of a conservative (would YOU tour with Al Sharpton?)
I don’t agree. Winston Churchill was a flawed man himself and I believe admitted so. All men and women are flawed. Such is the human condition. We have but to look at their actions married with their words... to have the inspiration to support(or not) the flawed humanity that seeks to lead us.
I have said all along that Newt's personal baggage will come to the fore and so will the reprimand of him by the House, the first and only time that a sitting Speaker received some condemnation plus a financial penalty. The 137 page report from the Ethics committee will be fodder for Dem attacks should he get the nomination.
Newt says its over if he doesn’t win South Carolina:
(several of the aforementioned people — especially Boehner — who helped write The Contract With America are currently called “RINOs”
And for good reason. His actions against his own party’s platform confirm Bohner to be a RINO.
Are you saying his Dem sellouts are conservative?
But we’ve gone past that and abandoned that as a Nation, that the POTUS should be the Face of America. Reagan was the true last, then we got the Groin of America with the Krintons, then W tried to restore it, and now we have the Armpit of America.
Now we need a Junkyard Dog of America, a true rat-killer: hand-wringing about past fleas and ticks is pointless. End Mitt and End Zero, then we can get back to ethereals.
He just might be. He's looking more and more like the only one with the guts to speak out and take the fight right to the enemy.
He's sure showin' me something... and I like it.
Newt praises Obama on stimulus and healthcare .
Newt cannot handle the Presidency and we should have the judgment to see that. I think a year ago there would have been a consensus of FReepers to agree on that. But since he is excellent at debating, it tricks us into thinking he should win. Presidenting ain’t debating.
We cannot trust Newt. I’d vote for him if I had to. But he will implode sooner or later. Later, as our President, is worse than now, when we can still have one of those Ricks.
“Count me am out.”
Don’t let the door hit you in the.....
If you can....would you just DO it!!??
Before Newt, nobody even imagined that the GOP could win the House. Reagan could win almost every state in the country and the House was still solidly dem.
The idea behind Contract was just to get these bills a hearing. The House wouldn’t even put these bills up for a vote before Newt. Nobody expected any of it to pass the Senate, let alone signed into law by a dem President!
The reason why I think Newt is a RINO is not because he is a self-identified moderate on most issues but like McCain, who was also conservative on many issues, he is sometimes for the wrong things but in such ridiculous over-the-top ways. For example, calling Ryan’s plan “right wing social engineering”, his push for Dede scozzafalooza, (who was from NY and not even any of Newt’s business) his attacks on capitalism, etc sounds very McCainish.
When someone is a moderate, you know what you’re going to get. When someone is like McCain or Newt, you have to scratch your head and wonder “why the hell did he just say that?”
I do wonder if “Chainsaw” Mitt Romney found a way to back-door some money to this Gingrich ex wife. Lots of money. The timing of this stinks to high heaven, and I do not believe in coincidences in politics.
When people of real wealth want something done, a man shows up with a bag of cash and a suggestion. There is nothing traceable involved.
Such offers are made after said recipient is thoroughly investigated and found to be morally ‘open’ to such arrangements.
This was the American Solutions bipartisan Newt who raised over $50 million to give him the lifestyle he deserved. He also pushed amnesty and a government approach to global warming.
You are so full of crap your eyes are brown.
Newt was criticizing the same kind of crony capitalism that Sarah Palin was criticizing a couple of months ago. Romney made money by screwing taxpayers and looting companies. Romney was not engaged in Free Enterprise, he was engaged in Crony Corporatism. If it were truly free Enterprise, then Corporate veils would not allow people to loot a company, declare bankruptcy and then keep all the money. In a Free Enterprise economy the owners of the business do not get to hide from their risks by going bankrupt after borrowing tons of money to pay themselves dividends right before going bankrupt. In a Free Enterprise economy, people are responsible for the debts they incur.
Romney was running a risk free capital enterprise. Even Warren Buffet basically called companies like Bain Capital vultures.
“Newt was criticizing the same kind of crony capitalism that Sarah Palin was criticizing a couple of month”
You mean like Freddie Mac? oh wait...
All the women I know are backing Newt. Reason, he is the only one that has the smarts to lead this Nation back to sanity.
After nasty Slick Willy, nothing more is shocking.
This is nothing but jealousy, she is only thinking that she could have been a FLOTUS, but she screwed up and is furious. How vile do you have to be to try to destroy his children and grandchildren as well?
Maybe she should take a stab at luring Ron Paul, perfect duo, two loons.