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  • Pro-Romney 'super PAC' nears $40 million spent against Santorum, Newt

    03/29/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT · by Fred · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 032912 | Kim Geiger and Maloy Moore
    If attracting the attention – and the dollars – of the "super PAC" backing Mitt Romney is any indication of clout in the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Santorum notched a new distinction this week as he became the candidate who had suffered the largest barrage of negative spending by the PAC. As this interactive graphic shows, the pro-Romney “Restore Our Future” super PAC has been the powerhouse in the presidential race, spending more than $39 million since early December to oppose Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Gingrich had been the key target in December and January, but that trend shifted suddenly in early...
  • Gingrich sugar daddy: Romney is “like Obama”

    03/29/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 032912 | Joel Connelly
    The Las Vegas casino magnate who poured $16 million into Newt Gingrich’s “SuperPAC”, and is being courted by Mitt Romney, feels that Romney is “like Obama.” Sheldon Adelson, president of the Las Vegas Sands, held forth at the Jewish Federation of America’s annual Tribefest, while wearing an “Obama oy vey” button, in remarks picked up by and reported in the Las Vegas Sun. “The problem with Romney, he’s not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” said Adelson. “Every time I talk to him, he says, ‘Well, let me thing about it’. Everything I’ve said to Mitt, ‘Let me...
  • Gingrich says no deal after a secret talk with Romney

    03/29/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/29/2012 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich met secretly with GOP rival Mitt Romney on Saturday, according to a source close to the campaign, but the former House speaker says he has made no deal to end his bid for the GOP nomination. Mr. Gingrich, responding to questions from The Washington Times, did not deny the meeting, but explicitly said he hasn’t been offered a position in a potential Romney administration in exchange for dropping out. Nor, he said, is there a deal to have Mr. Romney’s big donors help retire Mr. Gingrich’s campaign debt of more than $1 million. “There is...
  • Adelson on Gingrich: It’s the end of the line ("And I like Rick, but I don't want him as President")

    03/29/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Bad news for Newt Gingrich, courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun and the Jewish Journal: the big bucks behind his super-PAC says that the former Speaker has reached “the end of his line” in the nomination process. Sheldon Adelson has bad news for Gingrich’s competitors, too, with tart words for both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. However, Adelson wasn’t the only hope of Romney and Santorum for staying competitive in the nomination chase, either: In some of his first public comments on the presidential race, Las Vegas Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson candidly described GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s dwindling chances...
  • Newt Gingrich ‘Social Security’ Speech at Georgetown University – Washington, DC – March 28 2012

    03/29/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 6 replies ^ | March 29, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Gingrich great Georgetown speech. On other hand, name 1 Santorum & 1 Romney memorable proposal

    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Gingrich revamps campaign to deny Romney delegates

    03/29/2012 4:50:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drastically reorganizing his money- and delegate-deprived campaign, scaling back a traditional operation to focus on low-cost social media and an effort to cajole delegates to back him over front-runner Mitt Romney. One-third of Gingrich's campaign staff has been laid off and his campaign manager has been asked to resign, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said Tuesday night. The new strategy hinges on preventing Romney from winning the 1,144 delegates he needs for the nomination, Hammond said. Gingrich plans to spend much less time in primary states and will instead personally call delegates to try to...
  • Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)!

    03/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT · by koinonia · 37 replies
    U.S. Politics Online ^ | March 24, 2012 | Concerned Citizen
    Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)! Popular, young and strong on Values, dynamic Senator Rick Santorum wins, with a large, absolute Majority of Votes, against the Unpopular, old and flip-flop Millionaire Mitt Romney, if Gingrich (who has lost in too many States), at last, steps aside, recent Polls reveal : For example, the Front Runner among Conservatives, Santorum, could crush Romney, with 55 % against only 33 % respectively, if Gingrich stepped aside, i.e. with a Winning margin up to + 21%, according to the latest Luisiana Polls by Magelan Strategies BR, of the 19...
  • Newt Gingrich ‘Social Security’ Speech at Georgetown University – Washington, DC – March 28 2012

    03/28/2012 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 10 replies
    ElectAd ^ | March 28, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Mr. Newt is not done yet...get that fat lady the hell out of FreeRepublic. Here is the Link:
  • Newt: No deal with Romney to end campaign (Newt met with Mitt!)

    03/28/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 3-28-12 | Hallow
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently met in secret with GOP rival Mitt Romney at the former Massachusetts governor’s hotel in New Orleans, according to a Gingrich admirer close to the former Georgia congressman’s campaign. Mr. Gingrich did not deny the meeting in his response to questions from The Washington Times, but did deny he had cut any deal to end his struggling presidential bid. The two Republican rivals met at 7 a.m. Saturday, the morning of the Louisiana primary that would turn out to be another in a series of dismal defeats for Mr. Gingrich, leaving the man who...
  • A Gingrich Exit May Benefit Romney (Not Santorum) Brody File

    03/28/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies
    The Brody File ^ | 032812 | David Brody
    We’ve heard a lot about how if Newt Gingrich gets out of the race that will benefit Rick Santorum. But a new CNN poll doesn’t suggest that at all. In fact, it suggests Mitt Romney would increase his lead. See below from the poll. "If you recalculate the GOP horse race using the Gingrich voters' second choice, Romney's lead over Santorum grows to fifteen percentage points, 45% for Romney and 30% for Santorum, compared to the ten-point margin Romney currently has in the four-man field," says Holland. "Take Paul out of the picture and reallocate his supporters to their second...
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says (comments on VP slot)

    03/28/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 032812 | KIM GEIGER
    excerpt... Turning to Romney, Adelson sounded frustrated by the former Massachusetts governor's unwillingness to commit to his causes. "He's not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is," Adelson said. "He doesn't want to - every time I talk to him, he says, 'Well, let me think about it.' " Adelson said he had talked to both Romney and Gingrich about agreeing to choose the other as a vice presidential nominee. Gingrich, he said, rebuffed the idea because it would make it harder to gain much-needed support from governors in other states.
  • Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)

    03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 191 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. "I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said. "I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now." On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says

    03/28/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    TYhe Telegraph ^ | 3-28-12 | Geiger
    Casino titan Sheldon Adelson, who has almost single-handedly bankrolled a "super PAC" backing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, now believes Gingrich is "at the end of his line.".... Speaking to a group outside his Las Vegas hotel and casino, The Venetian, Adelson earlier this week criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, but acknowledged that his preferred candidate has little hope of becoming the nominee.... 'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can't get anywhere near the numbers, and there's not - unlikely there'll be a brokered convention." Adelson, along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to Winning Our...
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • Breaking: Gingrich replaces campaign manager, lays off 1/3 of staff — to focus on the convention

    03/27/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    Clearly it's his campaign manager and the staff who are the problem.Alternate headline: “Gingrich finally approaching the fifth stage of grief.” It’s largely a strategy of necessity: The former House Speaker is a distant third in delegates, behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. His campaign-finance report for February, released last week, showed more debt ($1.55 million) than cash on hand ($1.54 million).DeSantis said the former Speaker will continue to visit states with primaries, but will have a less intense campaign schedule. DeSantis promised that the campaign will be “more positive and ideas-focused,” eschewing attacks on Republican rivals. The aide said...
  • Exclusive: Newt Gingrich cuts staff, aims at Tampa

    03/27/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-12 | Allen
    Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director Joe DeSantis told POLITICO. Michael Krull, a former advance man and a college friend of Callista Gingrich’s who took over the campaign after a staff exodus in June, was replaced last weekend by Vince Haley, who has worked for Gingrich for nine years and currently is deputy campaign manager and policy director. “We’re focusing exclusively on what it’ll take to win what...
  • Barton and Burgess say they will stand by Gingrich till the end (Me, too!)

    03/27/2012 7:17:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 9 replies
    DallasNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Walsh
    Despite mounting pressure on Newt Gingrich to withdraw from the GOP presidential race, his backers in the Texas congressional delegation are sticking by the former House speaker. Reps. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, and Joe Barton , R-Arlington, both said this week that they will support Gingrich for as long as he is in the race. "We have an opportunity to really fundamentally change the nature of how business is done in Washington, D.C., and I think Speaker Gingrich is the person to do that," Burgess said in an interview. As for frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Burgess said he doesn't...
  • Gingrich exposes Obama Russian Nuke Surrender(Newt.Org) while Santorum preaches & Romney pep talks

    03/27/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 40 replies
    March 27, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    I finally get it! I finally understand how we Americans elected Barack Obama to be President in 2008. We voted for someone who was radical, inexperienced and incompetent Now the GOP citizens are ignoring the substantive propossals from Gingrich on energy, debt, education, and now national security, in favor of Santorum's pious preaching and in favor of Romney's incoherent pep talks. Go to Newt.Org and see Gingrich's assessment of Obama's open mike security giveaway to the Russians. I choose Substance over Form. Vote Newt.
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, On Monday night, those...
  • Newt Gingrich Talks To Sean Hannity- March 26, 2012

    03/26/2012 10:32:17 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Electad ^ | 3-26-12 | Electad
    Newt Gingrich appeared on Hannity where he reacts to Santorum’s New York Times attack, Obama’s ‘more flexibility‘ after election remark. Edit- Newt posits national candidates' debate on 1st night of convention.
  • Obama’s Russian Comments ‘Destructive of American Interests,’ Gingrich Says

    03/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies · 45+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-26-12 | Goldman
    Newt Gingrich, the first candidate to campaign in Delaware, came here Monday night pushing his $2.50-per-gallon-of-gas energy plan and jabbing President Obama about comments caught on an open microphone with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Gingrich said that Obama’s suggestion that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, was “destructive of American interests.” “This is a president who is amazingly destructive of American interests, something by the way of which we were reminded of today, when he didn’t know there was an open microphone,” he said to meeting of local Republican groups....
  • Newt: I won’t exit the race until Mitt Romney hits 1,144

    03/26/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 7+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Tine Korbe
    Newt Gingrich confirms with this statement what everybody already knew: His purpose in the race at this point is less to secure the nomination himself (or even to spearhead a movement, like Ron Paul) than to thwart Mitt Romney. Same ol’ story: Gingrich told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he won’t get out of the race until former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) – who Gingrich described as “the weakest frontrunner in modern times” — secures the 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the GOP nomination.“I think the morning that he gets 1,144 that are locked down, then I think he can...
  • Gingrich: Case Against Obama Is 'Clear Cut'

    March 26, 2012 Gingrich: Case against Obama is 'clear cut' GOP candidate weighs in on 'Your World'
  • Gingrich insists he'll run until Romney has 1,144 delegates (article and short video)

    03/26/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies · 8+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3-26-12 | Sink
    Newt Gingrich insisted Monday that he would continue in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination until Mitt Romney secured the 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, saying 'a whole new conversation' would occur if the frontrunner was also unable to hit the necessary total. "I think the morning that he gets 1,144 that are locked down, then I think he claim to be the nominee. But until then, he's not the nominee," Gingrich said on CNN. "Remember, I'm from Atlanta, where we were ahead by 10.5 games last year with only 28 games to go, and the Cardinals...
  • Jeb Bush and Republican amnesia

    03/26/2012 11:20:46 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 15+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    With the Republican presidential nomination almost in his grasp, Mitt Romney rolled out a notable endorsement last week, from a former governor of Florida. It was notable not because it's likely to change the mind of any voter, but because it required the Romney campaign to utter a four-letter word it has been loath to use: Bush.The presidential candidates never tire of reminding us theirs is the party of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. That the modern version is, more than anything else, the party of Bush is something they prefer to omit.The last two Republican presidents were members of...
  • Video: Obama Argues Against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 21+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 032612 | Guy Benson
    President Obama's prodigious flip-flop on the efficacy his signature health care law's individual mandate sits atop the list of his numerous "Etch-a-Sketch"-style political gyrations. During the 2008 campaign, he vehemently opposed Hillary Clinton's reform plan because of its inclusion of mandate. Four years later, his administration is in court defending the precise policy he opposed. This was not a minor or superficial distinction between Obama and his former Democratic rival; it was one of the brightest lines Obama drew to separate the two campaigns' (relatively similar) approaches to government expansionism. As this Buzzfeed video demonstrates, this was a point candidate...

    03/25/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 13 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich addressed the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
  • Dome: Newt Gingrich brings campaign to Raleigh this week

    03/25/2012 8:49:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | Sun, Mar 25, 2012 05:47 AM | staff reports
    Newt Gingrich will campaign in Raleigh this week – the first GOP candidate to visit North Carolina since the state’s May 8 primary became a player in the presidential contest. Gingrich is expected to spend all day Wednesday making appearances in Raleigh, meeting with voters and receiving the endorsements of local lawmakers. The details for the events are not yet available, said Marc Rotterman with Rotterman & Associates, a local political firm consulting for the Gingrich campaign. A number of GOP presidential candidates – including Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann – used the state as an ATM during...
  • Gingrich plans Thursday arrival in Wisconsin

    03/25/2012 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies · 5+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | March 25, 2012 12:20 p.m. | Bill Glauber
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is due to kick off his Wisconsin presidential primary campaign Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. rally at Marquette University's Weaver Auditorium. According to a schedule released by the campaign, Gingrich plans a 4 p.m. rally Friday at Kroll's West in Green Bay. On Saturday morning, he is scheduled to appear at the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition's
  • Obama Aide Spars With Gingrich Over Fla. Killing

    03/25/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2012 | Siobhan Gorman
    The killing of an unarmed black teenager in Florida became a presidential campaign issue Sunday as David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, fired back at Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich. On Friday, Mr. Obama spoke out for the first time on the killing of Trayvon Martin, saying, “If I had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.” Mr. Gingrich, speaking Friday on Fox News’s “Sean Hannity Show,” called Mr. Obama’s statement “disgraceful,” adding, “Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him?”...
  • Why Gingrich Should Stay in the GOP race all the way to Tampa Convention

    03/25/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 41 replies · 8+ views
    March 25, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is so valuable to the American Conservative movement in America. This is why Newt should stay in the race all the way to the convention in August. Everyday, Newt clearly expresses conservative policy, positions, plans and Obama rebuttals. Newt pushes and explains doable plans for energy, Social Security, Iran etc every week, where Santorum and Romney are talking pious generalities. Let's face it. The other thing that Newt is doing with his substantive speeches and TV radio appearances is he is showing the world that he is solid presidential material. So if Mitt or Rick continue to screw...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives Additional $5.5 Million to Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC.

    03/24/2012 10:26:25 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson contributed another $5.5 million to Winning Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, according to Federal Election Commission documents filed Tuesday. The former House Speaker has vowed to stay in the race until the Tampa, Fla., convention in August, and denies that he’s only being kept afloat by the large donations from Adelson. “I have 176,000 supporters at — they want me to stay in the race. I really represent their interests as individuals," he told CBS last week, claiming that "95 percent have given less than $250" — meaning they haven't hit their legal...
  • Gingrich sticks to script despite tough odds in Saturday’s Louisiana primary

    03/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    NEW ORLEANS--It was less a campaign speech and more a general studies lecture. Standing against the backdrop of a chalkboard and two massive charts featuring the periodic table, Newt Gingrich spent his final campaign event ahead of Saturday's Louisiana primary addressing a classroom full of Tulane University students. For nearly 45 minutes, the former House speaker talked at length about an array of somewhat unexpected subjects, including the Wright Brothers feud with the Smithsonian over the birth of modern aviation—an analogy he made to highlight private enterprise versus over-the-top government spending. He described himself as a "dreamer" and defended his...
  • Newt Gingrich Slams Obama's 'Disgraceful' Comments

    Newt Gingrich today hit out at Barack Obama's intervention in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, calling the President's comments 'disgraceful' and racially divisive. Mr Obama heightened the national outcry over Trayvon Martin's death when he called for a thorough investigation into the case and expressed sympathy with the boy's parents. Martin's killing by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Orlando has sparked nationwide calls - led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton - for Zimmerman to be arrested. But GOP presidential candidate Mr Gingrich said Mr Obama's remarks were 'dividing the country up', and...
  • What the 2012 election boils down to.

    03/23/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 23, 2012 | Mark Vogl
    Unlike every other election where people like Sean Hannity call it "the most important election" each and every time, this election does have some serious importance, especially if the Supreme Court rules against the states and the Constitution and finds for Obama Care. Should that happen, this election will be the last chance to reverse course before we enter the Euro - socialist world and destroy the foundations ofthe United States of America. So this election is kinda important. How do the candidates stack up? Who can you support as a conservative and why? Sarah Palin is my choice, and...
  • Newt: Why does Obama 'behave the way that people would think' he's Muslim?

    03/23/2012 6:55:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-23-12 | Haberman
    Newt Gingrich continues to grapple with accusations that his stump speech riff about President Obama attacking Christians is a dog whistle that the president is Muslim. He was then pressed about whether he was concerned that polls find people continue to think Obama is a Muslim. "Why does the president behave the way that people would think that?" Gingrich said in response. "You have to ask why would they believe that? It's not cause they're stupid. It's because they watch the kind of things I just described to you." Gingrich frequently rails on the administration for "anti-religious bigotry" and claims...
  • Gingrich Calls Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks ‘Disgraceful’

    03/23/2012 5:41:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 133 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-23-12 | Dover
    President Obama’s remarks today about the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin drew scowls from GOP presidential contender New Gingrich, who called them “disgraceful” and divisive. “What the president said in a sense is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” Gingrich said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. President Obama today offered a personal reflection on the tragic shooting the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.” “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters.... Gingrich said on the radio show:...
  • Romney gets positive review from DeMint, hits back at Santorum

    03/23/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    "Excited" after a meeting Thursday with Mitt Romney, tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint urged fellow Republicans to be realistic and rally around the party's eventual nominee, making his plea the same day the ex-governor's chief rival suggested voters would be as well off with President Barack Obama as they would Romney. In addition to fundraising events, Romney was in Washington to hold talks with DeMint as well as legislators from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which hold primaries next month. The legislators included House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, according to GOP aides. "I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited...
  • Fehrnstrom’s Etch a Sketch,Romney’s adviser has been helping candidates erase inconvenient...

    03/23/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 032312 | William Saletan
    Is Mitt Romney an Etch a Sketch? No way, say Romney’s aides. They insist that when Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN Wednesday morning and compared the campaign to an Etch a Sketch, he was talking strictly about the mechanics of general elections, not about Romney’s malleability. But before you buy that explanation, look at what Fehrnstrom has said in previous years. He’s been erasing his candidates’ positions for a long time. In 1994, Romney ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. He had been a pro-life abortion counselor in the Mormon Church, but a private campaign poll warned...
  • My Vision Of Newt Gingrich

    03/23/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Cindy of Nashville · 47 replies
    Cindy Kay
    I picture Newt Gingrich as an old seasoned sea captain, with the captain's hat and the pipe standing at the helm of the USS America, calmly, with ruthless brilliance righting our ship that has lost it's course. He's the only one who knows where the the reefs and sandbars are and can prevent a ship wreck. If people don't start letting him have the wheel, we're going to all need life jackets.
  • Rick Santorum: Planned Parenthood’s #1 Most Feared Enemy

    03/23/2012 4:43:43 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Bandita ^ | March 22, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    My friend Paul Cooper ( follow on Twitter ) at Pajamas Media offers Planned Parenthood’s 10 Most Feared Enemies in 2012. Guess who made #1. That’s right. Rick Santorum! Rick has been accused of wanting to fund Planned Parenthood because he has voted for the very same appropriations bills legendary pro-lifer Henry Hyde has voted for which, unfortunately, and against his wishes, included funding for Planned Parenthood. There are some things that are simply not possible to accomplish without a pro-life majority in Congress, and no one has done more to “move the needle” (as Rick says) than Rick Santorum....
  • Texas Could Play a Role in the GOP Presidential Race

    03/23/2012 4:41:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | March 23, 2012 | Jay Root
    Texas is usually flyover country in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. But this year could be different, even with a delayed primary. Although former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania in the hunt for delegates, it is next to impossible for Romney to wrap things up before the Texas primary on May 29. And Santorum has led most public opinion polls in conservative Texas, which has the country’s second-largest number of delegates at stake, with 155. Two other factors point toward a competitive Texas race: Gov. Rick Perry’s endorsement of...
  • Gingrich: I'm staying in the race (CNN Video 3/22/12- 2 min)

    03/22/2012 9:45:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    Cnn-Piers Morgan ^ | 2-22-12 | Piers Morgan
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he is "staying in the race." CNN's Piers Morgan has more.
  • Gingrich: The goal is to defeat Obama

    03/22/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3-22-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich spoke up in defense of Mitt Romney Thursday night, insisting any Republican presidential candidate would be a better president than Barack Obama. "I want to start with something Rick said tonight that I frankly was very surprised that he said and that I hope he's taking back,” Gingrich told the Baton Rouge Tea Party event crowd referring to Rick Santorum’s comments earlier today. Santorum, speaking in San Antonio, Texas this afternoon took a swipe at Romney, saying, "If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a...
  • Breaking: Newt at Baton Rouge Tea Party Forum

    03/22/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by red flanker · 44 replies
    CNN Live ^ | March 22, 2012
    Newt Gingrich at Baton Rouge Tea Party Forum. Straw poll to be taken later in the evening. Newt to also appear on CNN's Piers Morgan program at 10pm eastern.
  • GOP Rule Won’t Block Gingrich’s Chances

    03/22/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 25 replies
    ABC News/The Note ^ | Chris Good
    If Newt Gingrich fails to win five states, he might not be eligible in the first round of voting at the Republican National Convention. That doesn’t mean he can’t be the nominee, and it may not even complicate his chances any further than they already have been... [...] If no candidate wins on the first round of voting, primary and caucus results will matter progressively less. Some states’ delegates are bound by primary results only through the first round of convention voting. Others’ are bound through the second and third. If Gingrich enters the convention ineligible, he can still win...
  • Nixon was Tricky Dick. Now we have Sketchy Romney

    03/22/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Perfect name for him! Even better than Huntsman's "well-oiled weathervane"
  • Rick Perry Sticking with Gingrich?

    03/22/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    March 22, 2012 Rick Perry sticking with Gingrich? Former presidential candidate sounds off
  • Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct

    03/22/2012 6:11:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 2+ views
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | March 22, 2012 | Chris Welch
    Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) – During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim." "I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim." The man went on to say he also believes that Obama is a "student of Saul Alinsky," a man known for community organizing and whom Gingrich often calls out for his "radicalism." The man did not pose a question but wanted a response from the presidential hopeful. The former...