Skip to comments.NEWT'S NEVADA PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO (My title)
Posted on 02/04/2012 10:10:58 PM PST by VinL
Here is complete video of a combative Newt Gingrich holding a Press Conference tonight after finishing a distant second or third (still unclear) in the Nevada GOP Caucuses. Gingrich said he is going to stay in the GOP Presidential Race until the end all the way to the Convention in August. He predicted he will be back as the frontrunner by the time of the Texas Primary (April 3), and plans to focus on March 6 Super Tuesday states in the weeks ahead.
Gingrich slammed Mitt Romney over and over again, calling him fundamentally dishonest, and saying he has been shocked at how negative and dishonest Romneys Campaign against him has been....
Video at link.
Some elements of the British Press are unforgiving
Thank you. I am about to tear my hair out trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Has romney claimed a great victory? Did they show him? I missed everything!
Yes, and he was just the same old arrogant, fraudulent Romney. Faux is replaying Newt’s presser now.
Newt Gingrich took on the job-killing minimum wage. There’s no doubt this is a man of authentic principle and unyielding courage.
...a combative Newt Gingrich
The point being
FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD!
Where is Newt being combative in this video? I keep hearing the MSM say “Newts combative, Newts angry, Etc etc” But for the life of me i do not see it... Good speech by the way.. :)
Fox bashes Newt every 2 minutes. They are shameless.
Now you know how I felt when Cain was on top. A shame Cain didn’t have the endurance of Newt Gingrich.
It was necessary for Newt to get some shots in at the liar obamney, the heck with political correctness crap from the media. Newt said obamney was a liar, same as huckabee has said. Newt said obamney fired his debate coach, that needed to be said. The minimum wage index from obamney and the poor people safety net also. I dont understand people wanting Newt to stand up on a podium after being negatively attacked with $18M ads and be mr. nice guy.
IMO, that presser was a disaster. He gave fodder to the press and meat for Romney. If he is not careful he runs the risk of appearing to be the guy that is in it, not to right the course of America, but the guy that has a personal vendetta against Romney and is hanging around to damage him.
He is allowing Romney to live in his head rent free. Newt, STOP IT!!!!!
Hopefully, the average voter wasn't tuned in and it won't matter much.
Aside from the fact that the media is pimping Romney...
They really like pretty people that smile and speak softly.
Newt is not angry..he just doesn’t have a botox smile and speaks with conviction. It upsets their world.
I hope Newt goes for absolutely as long as he can down to the last minute and makes Romney’s life miserable, and I hope it pays off for him. I agree with a previous poster though—get back to concentrating on Obama and if he does go after Romney from time to time, attack him on his liberal record as governor not about the Bain stuff. That didn’t seem to pan out the way they had hoped.
I agree. He didn’t look good at all. The best course for Newt is to slam zer0 repeatedly, and show that he’s the best at it. In that speech tonight whem he went after the zero admin on they’re blatant anti-religious freedom crusade, he was brilliant. He needs to focus on that and not even mention the word “romney”.
I agree with you. Newt should ignore Mittens and focus his fire on Obama.
I didn’t find the presser to be whiney. Actually, I thought it was a good alternative to a speech. But that’s just me.
In the beginning, Newt was running a clean campaign. IMO, Mitt took control and forced him into defense mode. I guess that is a good political strategy on Mitt’s part. I hope Newt can get back to his message.
Conversely, although a lot of valuable time is being wasted, shooting down Mitt..silence doesn’t seem to be very effective either. As I recall..GWB tried to take the high road and we all know how that worked out.
The media has defined Newt as “sore loser guy”. I don’t agree. He has to beat Mitt before he can beat O.
Newt is well researched. He knows the facts and remembers everything. Newt is learning how little Mitt knows and how deficient he will be as the candidate. They will have to hide a earpiece in Mitt’s ear like they did for Zer0 if Mitt is going to cut it in the debates with Zer0.
ya just wait till november and watch how dishonest obama is,newt
Newt demonstrated he could go one on one with the Jon Stewart media while letting the GOP-Proud establishment know he was not going to be bullied.
Then he gave a homework assignment to the voters to find out what the 1% has to say about the difference in Obama and Romney. I seriously doubt many Americans have ever heard of $0r0$ and his function in funding liberal policies and politicians.
The Jon Stewart media is NOT going to be throwing the ‘bain-washed’ Romney a life vest when the sharks of the liberal party start cleaning his 1% clock.
Voters need to think about that. If they take Newt out, hello Obama.
How, pray tell, do you ignore a whole herd of raging bulls charging you simultaneously the way they have been hitting Newt? They didn’t call it bloody Thursday for nothing.
The entire thing sent shockwaves throughout the grassroots. Imagine Gingrich standing on a stage being pummeled with intentional lie after intentional lie and not being allowed to respond.
As much as we know about romney AND the establishment, none of us have ever had to face him and none of US expected the all out coordinated attack on Gingrich from within the GOP.
I believe the man was literally stunned at the dishonesty and the vitriol arrayed against him, not to mention that he IS human and it had to have hurt deeply. Or do you not expect a man to have feelings and be hurt?
And spare me the “he should grow a thicker skin” schtick, because the long knives were out in force and they were out to kill, not wound. The mere fact that he is still standing is a testament to his fortitude and I will stand right there with him all the way to the finish line.
He plans to show the difference and contrast between him and romney in a factual way... without resorting to negative attacks, unless necessary. He will not unilaterally disarm. And then making the same contrast between himself and Obama. Soros’ endorsement of Willard Your Worst Nightmare plays into that nicely.
He plans to do both, and needs to do both simultaneously. Willard has been disguising who and what he really is. Willard isn’t in Newt’s head, you heard some jackwagon reporter say that, so mimicking the press talking points, in a very genuine and concerned way, of course.
I hate that “rent-free living inside someone’s head” business. What, you can’t talk about someone without his “living inside your head”? This seems to be an inane statement from people who don’t want to hear what someone is saying.
I remember ten years ago when everyone was describing people as “inserting themselves” into the situation or discussion. When they didn’t want to hear from you, you were suddenly “inserting yourself” somewhere.
Newt has plenty of time to attack Obama. He has to fight the problem he has now first.
Speaker Gingrich is about as experienced with political nastiness as one could be. Trust me... I was on Capital Hill when he was Speaker.
You can respond and still keep the focus on Obama. I want him to win and from talking with others - he scores the most points when he focuses on Obama. He is brilliant when he is focused on Obama.
Unfortunately, many folks I have talked with think he appears petty and hateful because the media (and I agree - they are overwhelmingly trying to make him look bad) just pick soundbites of his attacks on Romney. They twist these to look bad.
I usually think you respond (Lord knows I wished Bush had) to this kind of crap but when they twist your responses and that is the only soundbite they show it is a losing strategy.
We want the same thing FRiend. I think Romney is the snake but after the media finishes reporting every evening they make someone else look bad. He can’t win with the media and he should have learned this lesson because he has been around long enough.
The problem with Republicans is that too many of them actually believe they are “friends and colleagues” with the MSM. The MSM are diehard leftists and that always trumps the fake handshakes on the talking head circuit.
He is playing their game. They set the rules and he won’t win in the gutter.
This press conference showed the press at their worst.
That's so but Newt Gingrich eviscerated the lamestreamers, especially the guy trying to get under his skin about Romney. Gingrich is unflappable and handles these lesser men with aplomb.
What a breathtaking statement. Any one with an honest bone in their body who can go back and view all that has happened would never state what you just stated.
Mitt has unleashed the most destructive, vile and despicable attack on Newt. Mitt is the one slinging mud, Mitt is the one lying about being Conservative. Since 2008 Mitt has given the orders to his ruthless staff to destroy any and all Conservatives who stand in his way. It was Mitt's people (Schmidt, Nicole Wallace) who led the blatant attacks on Sarah Palin, beginning in mid Sep 08.
It's Mitt's minions who were quoted in the past few weeks as saying "We're not going to FL to defeat Newt, we going to FL to destroy Newt Gingrich.
Those who say Newt looked bad, tired, bitter or whatever say such because they DO NOT support him. It is that simple.
I just viewed the presser and Newt was measured, tough and quite wise in many of his comments.
Politics is tough and brutal.
I want a fighter who will not put up with the bullc*ap and lies from anyone. I want that person to fight back.
My first choice was Sarah but she did not run. I was skeptical of Newt because of his AGW stance.
No one is perfect. The more I thought about what we face and the more I saw Newt, I came to the conclusion that he can indeed, once in office, turn our Republic back towards Liberty.
Newt is getting better by the week and money is really starting to flow into his campaign.
As it stands, Newt and all who support him have to battle: The lying vile Mitt, the GOP-e, the contemptible FAUX news, the rest of the MSM. That is a very tough group to defeat. But, I know it is possible and I feel that he will overcome the elites. He will do it because more and more Americans will be hearing his message and moving to believe he is the true Conservative in the race.
My certainty rests on the knowledge that Sarah Palin, will at the proper time move to support Newt fully in the battle against the Statists that infest so much of our Society.
For our Republic to survive two vile Statists must be defeated -- Obama and Romney. I feel confident they will be defeated.
A candidate that is not the “front-runner” gets little time to get in front of the voter. It he spends his time talking about the past and reminding the voter that he lost, he eats up his airtime and does not get his message out. If he does get time to pivot in an interview and then talks about how he wants to go positive, he looks like a hypocrite.
NEWS FLASH to Newt, you may HATE Romney and FR may hate him but the VAST majority of voters do not HATE him. They may have reservations, but not hate. HOWEVER, they can't stand Obama. Stay on Obama, point out Romney's record, WHEN NEEDED, but get off the tit for tat crap!!!
Newt needs to keep focused on the voter and what they want. Let me give you a real life story to make my point. I have 13 nieces and nephews. We buy small gifts for all of them at Christmas. When I got to the store, I try to think like them and not worry about what I want them to have. I never give them something that violates my values at the same time. However I have a sister-in-law who always buy what she wants them to have. Well guess what? They always LOVE my gifts and HATE hers.
While Newt may want to go after Romney and get it out of his system what a snake he is, the average voter does not that. They WANT him to go after Obama. He is the object of their ire. Not Romney. Newt has the conservative vote. He needs the other Republicans. I think if he sticks to Obama he will rise in the polls like crazy!
Essentially, what you are saying us that Newt is surrounded by political murderers so he should just roll over and play dead so they stop shooting at him.
Well, that isn’t going to happen either. This looks to me like kill or be killed. The press is NEVER going to cut him a break so he has to go out and over them one way or another.
I say Lock and Load. And we should do the same. If they DO kill him, let him go down fighting. At this point we have everything to win and not a whole heck of a lot left to lose. That makes us dangerous.
And you see no similarities between romney and obama? You don’t think these things should be mentioned? YOU don’t think that if Newt starts rising in the polls again they will do far worse than they have already done? YOU think they will simply allow him to make that kind of a comeback with no response?
I understand your sentiment. The media has tried to drag our candidates down with gotcha and setup questions throughout the process.
I just don’t see a way for Gingrich to win a food fight with Willard given the dishonesty of the “Rommedia”.
That is why I think Gingrich should stay mostly focused on Obama. That does not mean he can’t respond but he needs to stick with where he shines the most. Nobody wins a foodfight and the media understands that.
The Obama administration does’nt have to do a thing right now. They know we are tearing ourselves apart and the media is still waiting to throw salt on whomever emerges.
If he rises in the polls and Mitt pulls out the slime machine again, it will be glaringly obvious at this point that Mitt is just a smear machine.
Newts winning strategy, IMO, is to go HARD after Obama and then give a hopeful message.
I see your point, but unless you are a political junkie, like we are. the general public doesn’t understand the smear machine.
Money in a political race is a very big factor. The GOP tactics were a very big tactic.
Why not bring things to the attention of people?
What is your anti Romney strategy? What is your anti Christian intent?
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a news conference on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Newt, MAKE THIS ELECTION ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS COMING UP IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT’S TERM.
What kind of judges would Mitt appoint? Scare the Bejezees out of Conservatives with that thought. Do we realy want to gamble on Mitt to appoint good supremes?
There are possibly F-O-U-R Supreme Court appointments ...
I agree with you, I wish Newt would refocus on Obama. When Newt’s conference came on, someone in our group said âhow long before he starts talking about the poor people comment by Romneyâ. . .Sure enough, when he did, several people groaned and said it made Newt look very petty because Romney had already explained that multiple times. Too bad Newt didn’t mention the false employment numbers being spewed by Obama and his news organization!
I watched it live on FNC and thought he did a great job of responding to the questions from the reporters, many of whom were obviously trying to goad him into stating gaffs.
Bret Baer’s panel of Steve Hayes, Bill Kristol, AB Stoddard and Charles K all thought Newt did a horrible job. I couldn’t believe their reactions. Those idiot journalists/reporters and telepromter readers that live in DC and the North East don’t seem to know anything about what Conservatives think. They are all locked into their paradigms founded on the liberal principles where they have lived for so long. .....I was severely disappointed in FNC’s analysis of Newt’s presser.
That is still up in the air. The date will apparently be moved back. The reapportionment district redraw by the 3-judge panel is still playing games with TX. (on Obozo's orders) After the appeals court smacked them down, they are still being Dems.
If he’s combative it’s because the press is overwhelmingly negative about his campaign. With every question you can hear the narrative that they’re spinning, and they obviously have no interest in discussing ideas or positivity.
Going after obama is good, but the best will be to go after them at the same time.
Always make it Gingrich vs obama/romney. For example -
romney is obama-lite
Romney = obama = food stamp president (if elected)
Romney = obama = canned speech
Romney = obama = big gaffe etc etc.
All based on facts of course.
Gingrich has tried ‘silence’, clean campaign and he was sunk in Iowa!
When it comes to obama and romney you guys are all ‘forgiving’; when it comes to Gingrich, you expect saint-like, turn-the-other-cheek behavior!
That is what the GOP did - play it fair and nice and get butchered by the Dems everytime!
Even obama gets butchered when he ‘played nice’ with the terrorists!
Here we go................ROMNEY THE OTHER MCCAIN! nuff sed