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  • IN THIS CORNER: Obama V Newt Debate Preview

    03/05/2012 2:22:18 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 3-5-2012 | Lee Habeeb
    This is two minutes well worth the time. WELL WORTH IT.
  • March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options

    02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    On March 6th, the Republican Party of Virginia will be holding its Presidential Primary at your local polling precincts. Polls open just like regular voting times, 6am to 7pm. You have 4 choices: Vote for Romney, vote for Paul, stay home/don't vote or show up and do an "undervote". Please do go to the polls and vote, if possible. More votes at the poll show more Republican strength. An undervote allows you to vote (in person or absentee) by showing up, pressing the VOTE button without choosing either candidate. Some might consider it a "protest vote" or a "blank" vote,...
  • In Breitbart’s Last Column, Did He Endorse Newt Gingrich?

    03/05/2012 9:46:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Deceased conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s posthumously released article outlines a leftist play heralding radical Saul Alinsky that Obama participated in. But for as much as the crux of the article is centered on Barack Obama’s affiliation with Alinsky-styled radicalism, does he also endorse Newt Gingrich at its conclusion?When Andrew Breitbart announced at CPAC this year that he would be vetting Obama with a new set of tapes that would confirm his radical roots, he planted an eagerness in the conservative movement that currently waits with bated breath to see if these videos live up to the hype that Breitbart...
  • Volunteer Surge? (Another Poll Says Gingrich Tied For Lead In Tennessee)

    03/05/2012 7:50:45 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 130 replies
    We Ask America ^ | 3-5-12 | Staff
    Gingrich 29% Romney 30% Santorum 29% Paul 12%
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host...

    03/04/2012 8:53:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 05, 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host Despite Apology Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke Seven advertisers responded by dropping their ads on his show By MEGHAN KENEALLY 5th March 2012 Newt Gingrich was the latest Republican presidential candidate to distance himself from the controversial radio commentator Rush Limbaugh following his tirade against a law student that he deemed a 'slut'. Appearing on a Sunday morning news program, Mr Gingrich said that it was 'silly' to suggest that Mr Limbaugh speaks on behalf of the entire Republican party, and that...
  • Newt Gingrich Penetrates through Contraceptive Press, Video, 3/4/2012

    03/04/2012 7:15:36 PM PST · by unspun · 10 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | March 4, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Who is needed in the White House? Penetrating Video Performance from Meet the Press Shown Here Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Get the concept? Will Republican voters respond with their hearts, or be pimped out for the candidate flashing the same big, globalist bankster money that gets Obama to put out for them?  
  • Whoever is the GOP candidate needs to adopt Gingrich’s energy arguments

    03/04/2012 5:41:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The redoubtable media watchdog Media Matters has thrown a red challenge flag over what it deems a “manufactured attack” by Politico on Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu. At issue is whether Chu told the House Appropriations Committee—as Politico initially reported—that the administration’s goal was not to lower the price of fuel oil but to decrease America’s dependency on it. Luckily, replay footage of the relevant exchange between Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) and Chu is available for review (cue 2:56). I have now watched the clip several times and am of a mind that Politico was too hasty in offering a...
  • This Week: Interview with Newt Gingrich (Video)

    03/04/2012 10:51:46 AM PST · by VinL · 12 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 3-4-12 | ABC
    For those who may have missed Newt on ABC this morning. Video at link.
  • Axelrod Slams Gingrich Comments

    03/04/2012 1:26:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | March 4, 2012
    NewsCore) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign strategist David Axelrod hit back Sunday at Newt Gingrich's ongoing criticism of the president for a rash of violence in Afghanistan, calling the Republican candidate's comments "irresponsible." Six US troops were killed in three separate incidents after the burning of Korans at a US airbase in Afghanistan late last month sparked violent protests across the war-torn country. Both Obama and the top US commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John R. Allen, apologized for the unintentional insult in an effort to calm the hostility. In campaign appearances since the incident, former House speaker Newt...
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 170 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. "It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away." Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the...
  • Breaking: PPP Tennessee GOP Primary Three Way Tie

    03/04/2012 8:56:20 AM PST · by red flanker · 104 replies
    PPP Twitter ^ | March 4, 2012 | PPP
    Contra Michigan, early voting may save Santorum in TN. Basically a 3 way tie among election day voters, but he's up with early ones.
  • Winning Our Future Ad: Newt’s Declaration of Energy Independence

    03/04/2012 1:49:05 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 6 replies
    Electad ^ | 2/21/12 | Winning Our Future
    This 2-week old 3-minute ad from the super-PAC supporting Newt, Winning Our Future, is a great compliment to his half-hour ad on energy. Because 3 minutes is a somewhat unusual duration, I'm not sure if this ad is currently or will be playing anywhere on TV, or if it was just released on the Internet to create buzz.
  • In a tough call, Newt Gingrich gets my vote

    03/03/2012 3:42:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 3, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    Let’s be clear about this from the start: On Tuesday, I’ll vote for Newt Gingrich to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. Now for the explanation. In recent days, I mentally drafted one piece endorsing him, one backing Mitt Romney, and a third picking Rick Santorum. (Sorry, Ron Paul fans.) In other words, like millions of other Americans, I’ve had a hard time reaching a decision. ......[SNIP]...... Gingrich has a record of changing Washington. Completely? No. But then, completely changing Washington is a big job. And Gingrich led Congress to each success to which Santorum can also lay a claim: balanced...
  • Gingrich blasts Santorum as ‘pal’ of unions in new robocall

    03/03/2012 3:36:45 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 64 replies ^ | 03/02/12 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich has turned his sights on Rick Santorum in a new robocall going out to Oklahoma and Tennessee voters, bashing the former Pennsylvania senator as having “cozied up to the labor union bosses.” The ad will reach 150,000 voters in each of the states, according to ABC News. “On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum talks a good game about his blue-collar roots, and about being for the average family,” a female narrator says. “But here’s the record Rick Santorum doesn’t want you to know about: As a senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum cozied up to the labor union bosses, and...
  • Newt Gingrich Addresses Ohio 5th Congressional District Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner – March 3 2012

    Newt Gingrich Addresses Ohio 5th Congressional District Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner – March 3 2012
  • Santorum, Gingrich Target Obama at GOP Dinner in Ohio [Standing Ovation x4 For Santorum!]

    03/03/2012 8:39:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 121 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 03, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    Santorum, Gingrich Target Obama at GOP Dinner in Ohio By Seema Mehta March 3, 2012 Bowling Green, Ohio— Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich courted GOP activists at a party dinner Saturday night, each painting a dire picture of America's straits, arguing that the nation's very soul is at stake in this upcoming election and saying that they were the candidate best suited to take on President Obama. Santorum, who delivered a fiery speech about the nation's heritage, clearly received the warmer reaction, with the hundreds of GOP voters gathered in a university student union leaping to their feet four times...
  • "...Tennessee looking...more competitive. Santorum still up but Mitt and Newt within about 5-7 pts"

    03/03/2012 1:49:16 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 55 replies
    Public Policy Polling (via Twitter) ^ | 3/3/12 | Public Policy Polling
    Public Policy Polling is polling 3 Republican Primary states with weekend: Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. (I know, it's a Democratic firm, but I doubt that bias expresses itself when it's a Republican v. Republican race.) According to the tweets, Newt is not doing great in Ohio, polling at around 15%. However: 1) Newt's moving up to challenge Santorum in Tennessee: "Surprise of the day- Tennessee looking much more competitive. Santorum still up but Mitt and Newt within about 5-7 pts" 2) PPP confirms Newt's big lead in Georgia, and also finds that Santorum is fading to 3rd place in that...
  • Gingrich spends far more with Ohio firms than 3 rivals

    03/03/2012 8:23:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Jessica Wehrman, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — As the Ohio Republican presidential primary enters its final days, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich can make a legitimate claim that he’s already providing a boost to the state’s wobbly economy. Gingrich spent more than $5 million using Ohio vendors for his presidential campaign in the past four months alone — far more than any of the other three GOP contenders. He spent the bulk of that money with two companies — Akron-based InfoCision and Delaware-based Strategic Media Placement Inc. — an affiliate of the Strategy Group for Media. In all, he spent $2.9 million with the former...
  • Fox News "Huckabee Forum 3: Jobs" Tonight at 8p ET (LIVE THREAD)

    Saturday night on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a third installment of his forum series, this time on the topic of unemployment. The forum will only be broadcast on Fox News television, it will not be streamed online. Ron Paul was invited to attend as well, however, he requested to be present via satellite and this request was denied by the Huckabee forum producers. See this report on Ron Paul's absence. Paul will be campaigning in Washington state for the caucus happening in the morning prior to the forum Saturday evening. Air Date: Saturday, March...
  • Live Thread: GOP Candidates at Huckabee Forum (FoxNews 8pm EDT)

    03/03/2012 5:22:29 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies
    March 3, 2012
    @govmikehuckabee and the #huckforum. Tune in tonight to FoxNews from 8pm-10pm EST.
  • Freep This Poll: GOP Primary

    03/03/2012 4:16:14 PM PST · by RealTeen · 18 replies (Blog) ^ | 3-3-2012 | Justin Higgins
    Every Saturday, the Poll of the Week question will ask my readers to pick their preferred Republican candidate for President, until the contest is over. Today, Republicans caucus in Washington State. On Tuesday, 10 states including the big prizes of Ohio, Virginia and Georgia vote. Where do you stand? Week One GOP Presidential Preference Poll Mitt Romney (35%, 24 Votes) Ron Paul (29%, 20 Votes) Newt Gingrich (20%, 14 Votes) Rick Santorum (16%, 11 Votes) Total Voters: 69
  • Just Left My County Caucus in Washington State and......

    03/03/2012 12:50:29 PM PST · by Samizdat · 41 replies
    Samizdat | 3/3/12 | Samizdat
    50+ precincts were represented and it looks like Ron Paul, then Santorum. then Gingrich and Romney comes in last. A reporter came to our precinct table saying he had gone around the room of about 400 people and could not find anyone for Romney. Said he had plenty for Paul and Santorum. Didn't mention Gingrich. Mostly 20 somethings for Paul. I voted for Santorum. But my district is notoriously left of center.
  • Campfield dumps Gingrich for Santorum

    03/03/2012 12:20:39 PM PST · by Elvina · 156 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Humphrey
    State Sen. Stacey Campfield, co-chairman of Newt Gingrich’s campaign in Tennessee, announced today he is quitting that position to support Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. The Knoxville Republican made his announcement in a post on his blog. In an interview, Campfield said he believes that conservatives need to unite behind a single candidate and that Santorum is best positioned to defeat “establishment Republican” candidate Mitt Romney. Campfield’s decision comes after a conversation with Santorum earlier this week. In his blog post, Campfield said he was “twisted inside because of my loyalty to Newt, my loyalty must first lie...
  • Watts, Cain to appear in Tulsa for Gingrich (Newt Coming to Oklahoma )

    03/03/2012 11:28:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 3/3/2012 7:59 AM | RANDY KREHBIEL
    They are coming Monday on behalf of the presidential hopeful. mer Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts and former presidential candidate Herman Cain will appear Monday in Tulsa on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. Watts and Cain will be at Joe Momma's Pizza, 112 S. Elgin Ave., at 11 a.m. The restaurant is owned by Republican City Councilor Blake Ewing, but Ewing said he had no role in scheduling the event and does not endorse Gingrich. Ewing said the event was scheduled by the state Republican Party, which wanted Cain - the former head of Godfather's Pizza - to appear...
  • Gingrich: Interior Sec Salazar Should Be Replaced Along with Energy Sec Chu

    03/03/2012 11:17:55 AM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | March 02, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Savannah, Ga. - It's not just Energy Secretary Chu who Newt Gingrich says should be replaced in the administration. The candidate is suggesting Interior Secretary Ken Salazar needs to step down as well. "If the president would replace Dr. Chu with one of the people who has developed North Dakota Oil and then replace the Secretary of the Interior with one of the people who has developed North Dakota oil, in about 90 days you would have a revolution in developing oil and gas in the United States." A scattered audience of approximately a hundred people gathered in the sweltering...
  • Gingrich thinks he can win OH delegates

    03/03/2012 10:33:48 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    wdtn ^ | Updated: Saturday, 03 Mar 2012, 1:08 PM EST
    <p>WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has told supporters in Ohio that he thinks he can win delegates in the Buckeye State.</p> <p>Gingrich spoke Saturday morning at the Back Porch Saloon, a restaurant-bar in suburban West Chester Township, about 25 miles north of Cincinnati.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich DEMOLISHES Barack Obama in debate

    03/03/2012 3:45:53 AM PST · by Marguerite · 47 replies
    vimeo ^ | March 3, 2012 | Peter Shepherd
    While the best and brightest conservative leaders in America support and endorse Newt Gingrich for his leadership and historic accomplishments as Speaker of the House, including balancing the federal budget for the first time in decades, it is Newt's astounding debate skill that most astonishes everyone. With the power of the media behind him, it is only on the debate stage where Barack Obama can be defeated. This video, under 5 minutes, gives you a taste of those near-future historic and amazing moments yet to come if we but nominate as the GOP candidate the one man who can beat...
  • Gingrich plans to campaign in Kansas

    03/02/2012 11:04:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 - 8:46pm | Tim Carpenter
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich intends to make a two-day campaign swing through Kansas in conjunction with the March 10 statewide caucus. Gingrich, who has devoted much of his attention to home state Georgia, is expected to appear next Friday morning at Kansas Republican Party headquarters, 2605 S.W. 21st, in Topeka and meet over the noon hour with legislators at the Capitol. "It's confirmed," said Clay Barker, executive director of the state's Republican Party. Forty delegates from Kansas are on the line. Voting will occur at 99 caucus sites on Saturday, March 10. The vote in Kansas will be the...
  • Newt Gingrich 11Alive Interview: On politics, immigration and compromise

    03/02/2012 7:44:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WIZ-TV | March 2, 2012 | Doug Richards
    Link only, due to copyright issues:
  • Gingrich: I won't join the team in Washington

    03/02/2012 1:52:52 PM PST · by VinL · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-2-12 | Husienga
    Taking a swipe at rival Rick Santorum, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today said he was "not going to Washington to join the team," a reference to the former senator from Pennsylvania's statement that sometimes you have to "take one for the team" when working in government. "Unlike Senator Santorum, I'm not going to Washington to join the team," Gingrich told a modest sized crowd in Savannah. "I want to create a new team called the American people who force dramatic, bold change on Washington. And I want to force Washington to decide, 'Do you want to be on the...

    03/02/2012 6:15:41 PM PST · by Bobbisox · 10 replies
    Demonic, Ann Coulter | Vanity | Bobbisox
    As many of you here at FreeRepublic are aware, the Republican Establishment has continually repeated, one after the other, that the candidates chosen by WE THE PEOPLE are unelectable. Want proof? OK…here we go:
  • (Vanity) Newt is No Fluke

    03/02/2012 4:23:03 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2012-03-02 | grey_whiskers
    A one-line question to ponder. Why is it that Newt Gingrich's sexual escapades were enough to discredit him, but Sandra Fluke's escapades make her a hero who is entitled to OUR money?
  • Poll shows Gingrich expanding lead in Georgia (Newt 42% Mittens 22% Santorum 16% Paul 5%)

    03/02/2012 2:49:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 5:14 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012
    ATLANTA — A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum losing ground in Georgia to Newt Gingrich, even after an extensive visit to the state. The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of 950 likely Republican primary voters was conducted Thursday exclusively for Channel 2 Action News. The survey showed Newt Gingrich earning 42 percent of the vote, Mitt Romney with 22 percent, Rick Santorum with 16 percent and Ron Paul with 5 percent. Fifteen percent of Georgians remained undecided. A Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll conducted one week ago had Santorum in second place, but the candidate has lost nearly 10 percent of...
  • It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney

    03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST · by Marguerite · 98 replies
    politijim ^ | March 3, 2012 | libertarian neocon
    It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt. Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on...
  • Gingrich aims to regain his voice on talk radio

    03/02/2012 12:17:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies ^ | Fri, Mar. 2, 2012, 9:10 AM | Matt Katz
    WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Basking in the Georgia sun and the adoration of a hometown crowd, Newt Gingrich explained to a rally of supporters Thursday that President Obama is raising gas prices, appeasing Muslim enemies, and waging war on the Catholic Church. Moments before that, the Republican presidential candidate said essentially the same thing, but the audience may have been more significant. He was a guest on a conservative radio show hosted by his former campaign rival Herman Cain. "We relate to his style; we feel like he's our professor," said Natalie Sarvis, a Republican and conservative-radio fan who attended a...
  • It's Do or Die Time for Conservatives and Libertarians. Time to Unite Behind One Candidate.

    It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt. Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on...
  • Winning Freedom Super PAC Formed to Back Newt Gingrich Presidential Bid

    03/02/2012 11:06:15 AM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | March 02, 2012
    AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandon Todd, a prominent Texas entrepreneur and Tea Party Leader, today announced the formation of a new Super PAC (Political Action Committee) to support the Presidential bid of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Winning Freedom also announced the formation of two websites and Mr. Todd stated: "This is the most important election of our lifetime. It will have a profound impact on man's quest to rule itself and live in this world as a free people. "We as Americans will make the choice this year to lead mankind either...
  • Newt Super PAC Tribute to Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 4:46:29 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Winning Our Future | 3-1-12 | C. Edmund Wright
    WINNING OUR FUTURE For Immediate Release March 1, 2012 Contact: John Grimaldi (917) 846-8485 More Than Just A Truly Great Patriot and Warrior: The Loss of Andrew Breitbart is Somehow Personal to us all ATLANTA, Mar 1 - " We could say that America lost a great and fearless warrior today when we lost Andrew Breitbart " said C. Edmund Wright of Winning Our Future, a Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich and other conservative causes. "And we would be correct. We could say he was an internet innovator, an entrepreneur and a leader. And we would be right. We...
  • Newt Seeking 'Super' Southern Comfort

    March 1, 2012 Newt seeking 'Super' southern comfort Gingrich confident in strong showing on Super Tuesday
  • Gingrich, Paul this Sunday on Face the Nation

    03/01/2012 7:19:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 1 replies · 3+ views
    cbs ^ | March 1, 2012 6:23 PM
    unday on Face the Nation: With just 47 hours to Super Tuesday, can anyone stop Mitt Romney? Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul will join Bob Schieffer to look ahead to Tuesday's 10 primaries. Plus, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell and The Washington Post's Michael Gerson will examine what's at stake Tuesday. Be sure to tune in on Sunday -- check your local listings so you don't miss a minute.
  • GOP pres. campaign rolls into Columbus with Newt Gingrich visit and stop by Rick Santorum's bus

    03/01/2012 6:54:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies · 8+ views
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | Thursday, Mar. 01, 2012 | MIKE OWEN
    One presidential candidate will be in Columbus this weekend, but it looks a second one who was believed to be coming will not make a local stop days before the Georgia primary. Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, Baker High class of ’61, will fly into Columbus Airport Friday evening at about 8 p.m. for a campaign stop, according to Johnson Trawick, Muscogee County chairman of Gingrich’s campaign for the Republican nomination. Local Republicans were under the impression that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum would be making a Saturday morning stop in downtown Columbus. It doesn't look like that will happen,...
  • Another Apology -- Another Disaster (Oliver North)

    03/01/2012 5:52:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 7+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 2, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — On Feb. 20, a NATO-Afghan security team at the Parwan Detention Center — adjacent to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul — began destroying files, books and documents from the detention facility library. The printed material was being burned because it contained handwritten coded messages being passed among Taliban and al-Qaida detainees. Afghan security personnel retrieved charred pages from several copies of the Quran and other Islamic holy texts. The following day, angry crowds rioted outside NATO installations in Kabul and elsewhere around Afghanistan. On Feb. 23, White House spokesman Jay Carney announced that President...
  • Gingrich calls Obama incompetent radical (News Videos at link)

    03/01/2012 5:15:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 26+ views
    wsbt ^ | 1:18 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012
    ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stumped in Cobb County on Thursday, saying he can easily defeat President Barack Obama. “Beating Obama will be easy,” Gingrich said. “Obama is a disaster. He is an incompetent radical.” Fourteen years after his last speech to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Gingrich was back in the district where he once served. Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge went to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, where Gingrich held his breakfast speech. Gingrich criticized Republicans for not having a vision and said it’s time to control spending, reform government and balance...
  • Gingrich goes after Santorum on labor

    03/01/2012 4:56:09 PM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies · 4+ views
    cbs ^ | March 1, 2012 7:17 PM | Sarah Huisenga
    MACON, Ga. - Newt Gingrich is about to launch his first paid attack against Rick Santorum in the form of a robo-call that accuses his rival of pandering to labor unions. Starting Friday, 150,000 calls will be placed in Tennessee and Oklahoma. In the call, a woman's voice accuses Santorum of "[cozying] up to the labor union bosses" by voting against a national "right to work" bill that would have let workers opt out of paying union dues. Gingrich, who is currently trailing Santorum in the polls in both states, has begun to attack the former senator's record on the...
  • Gingrich campaign declares Rick Santorum has a ‘Jimmy Hoffa problem’ (Campaign Audio at link)

    03/01/2012 4:16:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 2+ views
    ajc ^ | 6:48 pm March 1, 2012 | jgalloway
    In a sign of where Newt Gingrich thinks he can – or needs to – gain ground, his GOP presidential campaign on Thursday launched a round of robocalls in both Oklahoma and Tennessee, accusing Rick Santorum of being a union lackey. My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy, who has been traveling with Gingrich, says campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond has been trying out a new line, saying Santorum must deal with his “Jimmy Hoffa problem” — explaining “why he tried to bury his big-labor voting record in the end zone of this primary.” The robocall is Gingrich’s first paid-media swipe at Santorum....

    03/01/2012 3:18:16 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party Victory ^ | March 1, 2012 | You Tube
    NEWT DEBATES OBAMA, NOT THE CAMPAIGN VIDEO For all of my fellow Newt fans, this is FANTASTIC!
  • Newt Gingrich: Fire Steven Chu!

    03/01/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich, never shy. “President Obama must announce today in his Nashua address that he is firing Secretary Chu and replacing him with a pro-American-energy appointment,” said a statement from Gingrich, who cited a POLITICO story about Chu’s appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee.“If he doesn’t, then the American people will know the president is still committed to his radical ideology, which wants to artificially raise the cost of energy,” Gingrich added.“Yesterday [Obama’s] secretary of anti-energy Dr. Chu literally testified in Congress that he did not favor lowering the price of gasoline, that they had no alternative policy to lower...
  • Gingrich Says Republican Party ‘Just Doesn’t Get It’

    03/01/2012 2:46:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 32 replies · 3+ views
    abc ^ | Mar 1, 2012 2:31pm | Elicia Dover
    ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke in front of a different kind of crowd Thursday — a crowd of more than 600 people, many of whom have personally known Gingrich and his career for years. He told them he was “counting on his many friends” in Georgia. -snip- ...pressed him on his strategy and how... “I have to win Georgia I think to be credible in the race,” Gingrich said. He told the crowd his real challenge for the nomination is getting past the Republican Party establishment. “My primary problem isn’t beating Obama. Beating Obama will be easy....
  • Obama Loses His First Debate.

    03/01/2012 12:10:01 PM PST · by true believer forever · 25 replies · 7+ views
    American Spectator ^ | February 29, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Lying is not going to rebut Newt Gingrich's compelling understanding of America's energy policy and huge energy reserves. In a speech that the Gingrich campaign has begun broadcasting around the country, and which is posted at, Gingrich presents a unique new vision for a booming American economy. I think you will find it pathbreaking. It is so compelling that it drew Obama into a transcontinental debate with the former Speaker, the first exchange that Obama has decisively lost since he appeared on the national stage. Gingrich began the explanation of his vision like this: What if we had a...