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Gingrich: 'I Pledge to You My Life, My Fortune, My Sacred Honor'
NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012 09:59 AM | Henry J. Reske

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 Lincoln’s 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 we’re 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. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; biggirlsdontcry; declaration; elections; gingrich; honesty; honor; newt; newt2012; nocryinginpolitics; votefreedom; voteliberty; votenewt
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I enjoyed his speech. No teleprompter, either.
1 posted on 02/01/2012 8:36:16 AM PST by newgeezer
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To: newgeezer
No wonder the Republican Vichy are scared to death of him, he's just crazy enough to be a true Patriot once in office.

2 posted on 02/01/2012 8:40:30 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: newgeezer
I am sad (and angry) that I'll likely not get to see this man cut Barry to pieces in any debate, in any setting, with any audience.

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...

3 posted on 02/01/2012 8:42:44 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: newgeezer
Sacred honor?

I think he lost that quite some time ago.

4 posted on 02/01/2012 8:44:23 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I also doubt he is willing to sacrifice much of his personal fortune. The fortunes of campaign donors on the other hand.....


5 posted on 02/01/2012 8:47:57 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: Rashputin

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.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 8:51:28 AM PST by RC2
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To: All

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.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 8:58:35 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

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.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 9:00:04 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Michael.SF.

As Christians we believe in forgiveness. We’re not pretending to be perfect so we can get our own planet with a hundred wives.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 9:00:15 AM PST by HectorOne
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To: newgeezer
Beck has used those same words..... I hope he doesn't get his magic undies in a bunch over that.

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.

10 posted on 02/01/2012 9:02:59 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Michael.SF.
Newt regained his sacred honor......and besides, who are you to judge?

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: America’s 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

11 posted on 02/01/2012 9:03:28 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rbmillerjr

EXACTLY!


12 posted on 02/01/2012 9:04:47 AM PST by hope
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To: HectorOne

LOL!


13 posted on 02/01/2012 9:05:32 AM PST by hope
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To: Michael.SF.

No...Newt gained ‘Sacred’ honor when He met the King of Kings and Lords of Lords....


14 posted on 02/01/2012 9:05:33 AM PST by caww
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To: HectorOne
Yes, I agree.. However, some modicum of propriety would be in order here. I understand why he said it. It is the same phrase our founding fathers committed to. I would hope he is as willing to forgo as much as they did. Yet in this venue, it doesn't seem appropriate to me given the past.
15 posted on 02/01/2012 9:05:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: pogo101

Well said. Newt is jumping the shark, and it is hard to watch given that he is (still) my preferred candidate.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 9:07:19 AM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: newgeezer

bttt


17 posted on 02/01/2012 9:08:39 AM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: newgeezer

Sounds like a marriage vow...


18 posted on 02/01/2012 9:09:34 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: HectorOne

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.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 9:09:37 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Salvation

Only Bible believing Christians understand forgiveness


20 posted on 02/01/2012 9:10:50 AM PST by Tennessee Nana ("I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred hono)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yes, told two different women he would be faithful, etc, etc.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 9:12:13 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: caww

BTTT


22 posted on 02/01/2012 9:12:28 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor)
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To: newgeezer

Reads a lot like wedding vows.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 9:12:38 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

I thought he OTHERWISE gave a very good post-election speech there, though. He swung for the fences at the end part (Declaration bit), and, for me personally, whiffed on that bit. Many probably thought he hit it out of the park.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 9:12:56 AM PST by pogo101
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To: NKP_Vet

and a whole lot more believable...


25 posted on 02/01/2012 9:14:11 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor)
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To: pogo101
I was a bit uncomfortable with the invocation of that particular [line.]

Agreed, 100%.

26 posted on 02/01/2012 9:15:36 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: org.whodat

He started young too. Probably coined that phrase when he was 16 or so.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 9:20:05 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: newgeezer

I wish Gingrich would start calling Romney out for what he is: A Massachusetts Liberal. There’s very little “moderate” when it comes to his past.

I have no love at all for either of these guys. I liked Gingrich a little before this campaign, but he has really made an ass of himself. I also wasn’t aware of the severity of his past marital infidelity, which is FAR worse than I knew. He isn’t drastically different than Bill Clinton in that regard, only with fewer women.....


28 posted on 02/01/2012 9:27:18 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: newgeezer

I did too!! He is the ONLY one that can debate and beat BHO!!! Love him!


29 posted on 02/01/2012 9:28:58 AM PST by MVV (Proud USMC Mom!!)
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To: newgeezer

There goes Newt again: his mouth is writing checks his brains can’t cash.


30 posted on 02/01/2012 9:31:04 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: newgeezer

Didn’t he pledge that to his first 2 wives? Sure Newt I believe you!


31 posted on 02/01/2012 9:31:38 AM PST by thomas16
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To: All

Some of you are cute by half...

But you’ll be here if the Stormin Mormon Liar POS wins and be among his biggest supporters.

You’re not fooling anybody lol.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 9:32:36 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Rashputin
BUMP.

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33 posted on 02/01/2012 9:32:44 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: newgeezer

Don’t have time to read the entire arrticle, but I just hope he didn’t go on to demonize Joseph Smith’s White Horse!

Newt needs to say just what and how he will do to restore the country! The people are sick of all the vitriol! I am amazed that so many of the Floridians fell for LDS Bishop Ronney’s hateful lies about the Grinch! They are old enough to know better!


34 posted on 02/01/2012 9:35:54 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

I am a Newt supporter but he always seems to go just one step too far, rhetorically speaking. Instead of talking about a vibrant space program and talking about America’s great accomplishments to stir and empassion a crowd he decides to attempt a Kennedy moment and talks about a moon base before his second term is out.

Instead of talking about the great vision of our founders to give hope to his supporters he decides to channel the founders outright and pledge his life, fortune and sacred honor... no matter what happens he keeps his life and fortune and most don’t see his sacred honor as too sacred to begin with.

He is still 100 times better than Romney and Obozo but he needs to know exactly where that invisible line of inspiraion ends and fodder for talkshow hosts begins.

Newt is usually unscripted. He would be quite an impressive communicator if he stuck, ever so loosely, to set talking points and didn’t stray into over-the-top rhetoric quite as much.


35 posted on 02/01/2012 9:36:21 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: KoRn

“I also wasn’t aware of the severity of his past marital infidelity, which is FAR worse than I knew.”

Well I’d also like to inform you that we pulled out of Vietnam and the Soviet Union has collapsed. You’re welcome.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 9:36:31 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Rashputin; All

The Wall Streeters and GOP-e (as well as the libs) will do everything in their power to derail Newt. Santorum needs to abandon the race immediately so there are 2 distinct choices in the party. If not soon then Willard will be the nominee and, accordingly to George Soros, there is not much difference between him and Barry the socialist.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 9:36:35 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: newgeezer

Sounds desparate and a little kooky coming from him. Sorry, just call it as I see it.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 9:39:37 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: KoRn

You people are making a big mistake by dithering about candidates personal baggage. They all have it, we all have it, and this is nnot the time to dwell on that stuff. Decide who you think will be able to lead this country out of the dark. Do you think Obama’s ideology is best suited for that? If so vote for him. If you think Romney can lead us out vote for him. If you think like I do that Gingrich is the best leader vote for him. This is serious business and if you keep dwelling on moral baggage concerning personal lives and marriage problems you most likely not end up with the leader who can withstand the storm that is coming.


39 posted on 02/01/2012 9:40:18 AM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

SAntorum has now begun to speak against Newt....though I once thought higher of Santorum I do not now....he’s in this clearly for himself and the heck with the country. Had he not spoken out against Newt as he’s doing now I could have tolerated him ....no more!


40 posted on 02/01/2012 9:42:33 AM PST by caww
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To: GVnana; All
Last night on twitter someone posted an opinion piece about how the GOP establishment is telling conservatives, the Tea Party and the Ron Paul fans to sit down and shut up, they have decided Mitt will be our nominee.

I skimmed the article off my phone and it was excellent. I wasn't home to bookmark it. I can't find the tweet now.

Does anyone remember reading such an article and know the title, or have a link? Thanks in advance.

Other issue, there is a push on by Santorum fans on Twitter and I hear Rick has negative ads running against Newt in NV. Newt is in a danged if he does, danged if he doesn't if he goes after Rick. Rick has not been vetted and he really isn't the perfect candidate supporters think he is. Freepers need to vet him on blogs and on Twitter. It is becoming clearer, Rick is acting as spoiler for Mitt.

Thanks FReepers.

41 posted on 02/01/2012 9:45:14 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: rbmillerjr

LOL That shouldn’t bother Willie Mitty his church still says polygamy is ordered from their god and they believe Jesus was a polygamist Of course their Jesus can’t be my Jesus he is the true and ever living God. Newt has changed Go Newt!!

Matthew 10:33

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

KJV


42 posted on 02/01/2012 9:46:25 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: Rashputin
I think Newty was at his best in South Carolina. His rhetoric embodied the American motto Annuit Coeptus. He may wanna stick with that motif; there is a vast gulf between that and 0bama's vision for America's future.
43 posted on 02/01/2012 9:47:36 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Paperdoll

To what you said, I’d add that if Romney is a prime example of a Mormon, then the Mormon impression is going to plummet.

I mean seriously, he is coming off as a vile and evil individual with his lying about Gingrich and then following up with his UNBELIEVABLE comments re: Newt being a negative campaigner and Newt going beyond the pale.

There is still a path to the GOP nomination for Gingrich, but if that bustud Romney wins, I hope Gingrich talks with Palin, JC Watts, Reagan, and others about forming the next 2nd Party....the Tea Party.

The GOP deserves nothing but the Teaparties disdain and exit. They die without the base.


44 posted on 02/01/2012 9:48:07 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: GVnana
Amen.

For the Constitution in 2012, it's Newt or Neutered

45 posted on 02/01/2012 9:48:11 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: caww

Exactly...Christ’s forgiveness renews the soul and makes it clean again.


46 posted on 02/01/2012 9:51:03 AM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: pogo101
Don't be so sure.

"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square".

- Francis Cdl. George

The red hats lead, but the rest of us will follow in due course.

47 posted on 02/01/2012 9:53:12 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: pogo101; Bruce Campbells Chin; newgeezer
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

I totally agree. I liked Newt's speech last night, up until that line. The authors of the Declaration of Independence would have most likely been hung if they had "lost" vs the king of England.

48 posted on 02/01/2012 9:54:16 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: newgeezer

And Ron Paul is a nut?


49 posted on 02/01/2012 9:55:48 AM PST by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: Salvation

Christians who are Catholics also understand the power of forgiveness, in the sacrement of reconcilation.


50 posted on 02/01/2012 9:56:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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