Skip to comments.Gingrich: 'I Pledge to You My Life, My Fortune, My Sacred Honor'
Posted on 02/01/2012 8:36:09 AM PST by newgeezer
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich invoked the spirit of the Founding Fathers by paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence in his speech to supporters following his second-place finish in the Florida Republican presidential primary.
Gingrich, a trained historian and author, began his 15-minute speech by noting President Abraham Lincolns 1863 Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the first national military cemetery when he spoke of government of the people, by the people, for the people."
And were going to have people power to defeat money power in the next six months, he said in a reference to Florida victor Mitt Romney, whom he referred to as the Massachusetts moderate.
Closing out his remarks, Gingrich stressed his commitment to unleashing the spirit of the American people and called on supporters to reach out to friends across the country to tell them they have a chance to nominate a conservative.
"I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor," he concluded. ...
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Newt is a Christian and maybe he has looked in Mormonism and he really would give his life to not let Joey Smith’s white horse take over The Mormon’s already have the Senate Reid is majority leader and Mormon they want the Presidency too
Oh just to see what vile creatures they are look up Mountain Meadows Massacre
Hopefully it’s not the Will Folkes type of sacred honour...
We dither about personal baggage all the time, even more so when it’s a democrat. Ask practically anyone here how important the morals are of the person we want to represent us.
I like that. Adding “Vichy GOP” to my political arsenal.
I think I agree with you. Mittens debates like a kid with mittens on.
Wat a darned let-down.
Thanks GOP-E. Know this, we absolutely detest you.
We’ll mark you as “undecided”.
At least this wasn’t one of the women:
Give me an example.
As I’ve said so manytimes, the Establishment owns both parties. Unfortunately, if Romney gets in and the LDS “Church” takes over the government, we re-enter
the dark ages.
Sure, nowadays, people aren't hung. Instead there's the median driven politics of personal destruction.
And of course there's the death threats.
Ask the Palins what that's like.
I had not elevated myself to that level, nor would I ever be so presumptuous. I assumed we were talking about an election, not the judgment of Newt upon his passing. The voters are not the judge in the context you have assigned to this discussion, thus they are free to make their own determination and I believe (as much as I like Newt) that he cannot win.
I think We the People need to rise up like a Phoenix, get Mr. Gingrich elected (simultaenously spanking the GOP-e), get many more of our people in Congress, and get take our country back.
Our window of opportunity is closing rapidly.
And we all know how seriously Noot takes those....
Santorum should thank Newt for helping him win the election in PA. He rode in on Newt’s coat tails and due to the gop revolution and contract with America. Little Ricky doesnt stand a chance of winning the gop nomination.
If Obama is reelected, we all may lose our fortunes...if not our lives.
The country hangs in the balance...Newt recognizes how dire the situation is.
Newt is the absolute best candidate running ..period. We know of the great accomplishments he made as speaker..historical achievements. Newt has atoned for his past..who the hell are YOU to judge? that is between him and GOD. He is a 68 yr old grandfather now and happily married..he has done a lot for the catholic church and his beliefs. BTW..read the bible about many of God’s chosen people..bet you would trash them too.
Well Then I and many other Christian will take our vote elsewhere As a Christian I can NOT under any circumstance vote for Romney if The GOP-e loses so be it but at least I didn’t lose my soul
Jesus Said in Matthew 10:33
But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
King James Version
What that means to me is Mormon’s mock God and call Jesus a polygamist If I vote for Romney I’m voting against Jesus the true and ever living God.
The answer is, “HELL YES”!
It’s usually considered bad form to go after one of your co-religionists.
Terrific speech by Newt.
He laid out all the reasons why conservatives should support him.
And declared war on the Republican establishment.
You’ve been here long enough to know that ploy is useless. We’ve all read stuff here over the years and remembered what threads were about, but do not remember the date and thread number. If you must, go back to any election time, and you will see that personal baggage is a very big part of what freepers discuss.
How many have you asked about how important a candidates morals are?
Thank you salvation. I suspect there are many on this line who know little about your post and alot about the money they receive from a certain candidate. Paid trolls don’t stay long around here I’m told. Something to do with cat urine.
I only have enough energy to hate one religion at a time...Mormonism isnt even on that list.
I loved his speech last night. I hope it gets lots of airtime in Florida today and some people regret voting for Romney. Not that it does any good looking back . . . but might very well forward. I’m tellin’ ya . . . I think becoming a grandfather can change many men and I think Newt is one of them. I’ve seen it several times in my lifetime with very driven men, not as high up as Newt, but I’ve seen it.
Honor once lost can be found again. If not then there is no hope for redemption, forgiveness, and transformation. Yet, I believe there is hope, I believe there can be an acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s failures...in that one can begin to find one’s honor again.
Some are taking the high road and standing solidly behind their well intended beliefs, good for them. I believe doing so will get Obama a second term.
Defeatest or realist, can be a fine line.
Well if Bill Ayers has his way then our lives WILL be on the line.
He’s the one that called for the extermination of 25 million Christians as a start to a Marxist revolution in the US.
I believe that what the real issue we are facing is the rebellion in the ranks of the Republican Party. Those lining up on either side are not necessarily lining up behind a person but behind a set of ideals they believe are vital for conservatives.
Since last night I’m starting to believe Obama’s 2nd term chances have increased. Due to the establishments effort to control the process the rebellion is now going to be taken up a notch (or two or three). I have said before that this primary season isn’t about vetting the best candidate, it’s about who is going to ultimately have control of the party. I use to think a brokered convention would not happen...now I’m not so sure. The repub establishment is making a brokered convention more likely due to their insistance on having us accept “their” choice.
It is a “fine line” we are all walking right now...
In terms of voting record while in office who best demonstrated conservative values? Other than voting record how effective were they in conducting The People's business? How does their rhetoric match their actions? Finally is there anything they have done out of office that mitigates what they have done while in office?
Based on these criteria "personal baggage" may or may not be of much help determining "morality". Further we can see that some mushy measure of "Morality" isn't a precursor to effectiveness in office nor is it an effective way to determine how someone will vote.
What it basically comes down to is a careful weighing of positive and negative actions. I'm a sinner so I'm not fit to judge another soul, but I'm fit enough to determine how I will vote. Mitt Romney for example doesn't appear to have ever committed adultery or at least it didn't result in a divorce. Do I think he is more moral that Newt Gingrich? No, not by a long shot. Romney has made a career of telling people what they want to hear and then once in office being a liberal...and it doesn't matter that he has been happily married all his life or not. Lying and liberalism are not moral and that immorality far outweighs his purported marital fidelity.
As another example take Rick Santorum who calls himself the "True Conservative". Is his the most conservative voting record? Was he the most effective forwarding the conservative agenda? Does his rhetoric match his actions? Do his actions out of office mitigate his actions while in office? Santorum falls far short of being the "true" conservative by this criteria.
I doubt that I've changed your mind as I've been here long enough to know that it isn't likely.
Pardon my ignorance but, I have no idea what you mean. Please explain. Who receives money from which candidate?
Me, too. The 1990s weren't so long ago. People who didn't know squat and/or couldn't care less about politics knew only that they personally hated Newt, even if they didn't know why.
lol he gained sacred honor when he started running for prez and a certain segment of voters choose to sell out what they say they believed in
wall streeters? occupy much?
oh so u dont like talking bout personal baggage...when its your guys personal baggage
Some lost it all, even though we did win. John Hart, for one.
OK, I got no idea what you mean by changing my mind? What part did you mean to change? I’ve stated a number of times, as a resident of Virginia, I’ll vote for Dr. Paul in the primary and whoever, in the election. Do you think I should vote for Romney instead?
I admit I fall into the first of the two categories, as I was not paying attention to politics in the 90's, though I would not say that I hated Newt.
Then I listened to Newt speak, unfiltered by the media. He was brilliant, and I became a Newt fan, as well as a Republican.
I miss the Newt of '94, I wish in many ways we could get him back instead of the Newt we have now.
I guess your changing the topic at least indicates something. Have a nice whatever.
What does the last line of your response mean then?
Change my mind about what?
Talk about changing the topic, you said it!
Mitt is a joke in these debates however when you have that much money to throw around the sheeples will follow.
This how you "converse" generally. It's not fun for me so again have a nice whatever, wherever.
This sounds familiar, like a marriage proposal.
I see you have been here 1 day, so maybe you are unaware
that the owner of the site, Jim Robinson, has endorsed Newt Gingrich.
We would love to know who you have chosen as your Candidate.
100 time loser retread zot.
This is something every candidate, nominee or president should feel, think and say to the people of this country.
THAT was sooo impressive!
Do you think for just one post you could possibly Tell us what Newt Gingrich has done in his history that would warrant such an attitude?
There sure are a lot of people on this thread with very little to say about Newt Gingrich except snide remarks with little facts.
I double dare ya to take it to the Man that owns this site!