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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No wonder the Republican Vichy are scared to death of him, he's just crazy enough to be a true Patriot once in office.
Instead we'll likely have a pantiwaist get his stuff kicked around the stage with lies - obvious lies - but that he won't have the knowledge or fire to expose.
Maybe Newt will pull it out...
I think he lost that quite some time ago.
I also doubt he is willing to sacrifice much of his personal fortune. The fortunes of campaign donors on the other hand.....
I’ll say it again, if Republicans get off their duff and vote, Newt can get elected. He stands to become one of the most important Presidents in our history.....if he wants to bring our country back to what it was meant to be. I believe that Newt is one of the few that can do this.
Well, Gingrich has certainly put it all on the line, knowing that he would be excoriated with his personal problems.
He knew what the Establishment would do and he is serving his country fighting Liberal E guy Romney.
To those who want to criticize I’d just say this about him being in the meat grinder...
Where is Palin?
Is Rush advocating for Conservatism and singling out Romney?
Gingrich is the primary player in the the fight to stop the RINO GOP Establishment and unseat the Usurper.
If people disagree with Gingrich or don’t support him...fine.
But questioning his sacrifice when some of our heroes have done little to nothing but play it safe to keep their lucrative punditry deals, is lacking.
It’s a great line, but it was written and subscribed to (in the Declaration) by men who would indeed have lost their fortunes and lives if they had not won. Newt doesn’t face that prospect if he loses — he would remain rich and alive — so I was a bit uncomfortable with the invocation of that particular bit of our Framers’ rhetoric. Not picking on Newt particularly here (other than, y’know, HE is the one who just USED the line!), as I wouldn’t like it if anyone not facing the same grim fate were to use the line.
As Christians we believe in forgiveness. We’re not pretending to be perfect so we can get our own planet with a hundred wives.
Speaking of Beck, I notice he didn't go after Romney after his win in Florida in the same vigor and fashion as he went after Newt.
Newt has changed dramatically. Here are some FR links about his conversion.
Newt Gingrich, a John Paul II Catholic
Newt Brings Gaelic Fury To The GOP Race (some personal family history)
Newt Gingrich Attacks Fashionable Anti-Catholic Bigotry
Newt Gingrich: What Kind of Catholic Is He? [Born Lutheran, Turned Baptist, Now Catholic]
Newt Gingrich: Americas Next Catholic President?
Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich (38%) momentum growing, most S.C. GOP voters still uncommitted
Gingrich Threatens GOP's Chance to Nab Independents
The Evangelical Case for Newt Gingrich
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics [ecumenical}
Newt Gingrich on Catholicism and JPII
Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Opens Up on Catholic Conversion and Embracing 'Overt Christianity'
Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism
Gingrich Keeps Quiet on Catholic Conversion (received into Church over the past weekend)
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
Gingrich to Become Catholic During Easter Season
The Newt Evangelization: Gingrich to become Catholic
No...Newt gained ‘Sacred’ honor when He met the King of Kings and Lords of Lords....
Well said. Newt is jumping the shark, and it is hard to watch given that he is (still) my preferred candidate.
Sounds like a marriage vow...
Since Willard the liberal has started the lowlife lies to take the lead, maybe, just maybe, a woman, wearing a long dress dragging the ground, in no makeup, with her hair tied up in a bun, will surface with Gloria Alred by her side, saying she’s one of Willard’s wives that he keeps hidden away from public view. They did it to Cain, they can do it to Willard. And it would be that farfetched.
Only Bible believing Christians understand forgiveness