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  • Gingrich Is in No Hurry to Bow Out [Gingrich has "grand ambitions"]

    03/13/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 193 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 13, 2012 | JANET HOOK and DANNY YADRON
    March 13, 2012 Gingrich Is in No Hurry to Bow Out Even After Falling Short of Double Wins in Deep South, Former Speaker Still Sees a Way to Push Fight to the Convention By JANET HOOK and DANNY YADRON BILOXI, Miss.—Even as pressure mounts on Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican presidential contest, the former House speaker is preparing to stick it out—with a new short-term goal of keeping Mitt Romney from securing the nomination. Mr. Gingrich faced crucial primary tests Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, states where he campaigned hard to jump-start his flagging campaign. He lost...
  • Cowards of Worst Kind....

    01/10/2012 5:37:15 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    1/10/2012 | nikos121
    I'm sure tonight.. I'm going to be thrown off this what if I do... I'll go down swinging... Buy before I go... I'm speaking my mind.... Gutless wonder Rush Limbaughs....Hey..Charles Krauthammer... Ann Coulter.. Chris Christie...are you listening... Mark Steyn... the editors of NRO... You are all the coward of cowards... You are all covers for Mitt Romney...You are all his Lackeys.... But let me ask you all something... esp you, Ann.... What was Mitt Romney doing in France as a Mormon missionary...? Hmmmmmmm? He speaks Fench.... Tell us Ann Coulter... what was he doing there? Ask him how many...
  • At CBS Republican debate, Newt Gingrich backs off Mitt Romney critique

    11/12/2011 9:11:00 PM PST · by South40 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & GINGER GIBSON
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Newt Gingrich, gaining in the polls, retreated Saturday from a line of attack that he’s been using more frequently against frontrunner Mitt Romney. Asked at a debate here to reassert his critique that Romney was merely a “manager” and incapable of changing Washington, Gingrich flatly declined to do so. “No,” the former speaker told moderator Major Garrett of National Journal after Garrett asked him to apply the critique to foreign policy.
  • The Tea Party Case for Newt Gingrich

    11/07/2011 3:00:24 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 159 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2011 | Kevin Tharp
    The Republican Party seems to be struggling to find a candidate it can unite around. One impediment may be a mindset common among some of my fellow Tea Partiers, a false dichotomy that if you are in government you are part of the problem, and if you are not in government, you are part of the solution -- whatever those problems or solutions may be. Herman Cain says, "The folks in Washington have held public office. How's that working out for you?" It's a catchy comeback. But is government tenure, whether recent or not, the reality of the problems in...
  • Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

    11/05/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far, this campaign season has been defined by flash-in-the-pan fortunes. Michele Bachmann was first out of the blocks and won the Iowa straw poll, but this seemed much like a house of straw when Texas governor Rick Perry entered the fray and became her Big Bad Wolf. But then he blew his own house down with a series of disastrous debate performances, allowing the Cain Train to pull into the station. This brings us to where we are...
  • Newt Gingrich describes importance of faith in political decisions

    10/30/2011 3:32:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    CNA ^ | Oct 29, 2011 | Michelle Bauman
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Catholics should pray about the decision of whom to support for public office and then vote according to their consciences. Gingrich, a convert who entered the Catholic Church in 2009, is running for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich told CNA on Oct. 24 that he believes the single biggest threat to America today is “the attack against the Judeo-Christian tradition and the effort to drive God out of public life and eliminate the understanding that our rights come from our Creator.” The former speaker explained that he was motivated to run for...
  • How Freddie Mac Splashed Cash to Halt Regulation (Flashback Newt Gingrich sold out for $300,000)

    10/31/2011 7:23:12 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 8, 2011
    From a hefty lobbying budget to the use of free baseball tickets, Freddie Mac fended off any meaningful regulation in the years before the housing mortgage giant crashed, records obtained by The Associated Press show. Efforts to tighten government regulation were gaining support on Capitol Hill, and Freddie Mac was fighting back. [.....] The records obtained by the AP reflect growing concern within Freddie Mac over a chorus of criticism from Republicans worried that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had grown too big. The two companies owned or guaranteed over $5 trillion in mortgages. The Bush administration and Federal Reserve...
  • Candidate Newt Gingrich: Competent, Consistent, Calm, Convincing and Catholic

    11/01/2011 8:14:03 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 97 replies
    De Khazen ^ | Keith A. Fournier
    Newt Gingrich's poll numbers are beginning to climb. His performance in the Presidential debates demonstrates that he is competent, consistent, calm and convincing. He is clearly Pro-Life, defends the primacy of marriage and the family and society founded upon it and is a passionate defender of authentic freedom. He shows calm in the chaotic displays called debates and stands out. In an age filled with crisis, such calm and competence are refreshing. WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - I have followed the political career of former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich for a long time. There are few Americans...
  • Back in the Fight (Newt gaining momentum as flawed candidates stumble)

    11/02/2011 11:43:43 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 31, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Political experts all agreed over the summer that Newt Gingrich’s candidacy was done. But Gingrich never got the message. In a volatile election cycle, Gingrich has battled his way back into contention, rising to third place in several national and state polls on the force of his ideas and breadth of knowledge of how Washington does and does not work. After nationally televised debates and local town halls, Gingrich has made voters want to give him a second look, especially after he speaks emphatically about American Exceptionalism and about bureaucrats and unelected judges who threaten to undermine it. His fundraising,...
  • Newt making the right moves in primary states

    11/04/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 3, 2011 | Naureen Khan
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.--Don’t tell Newt Gingrich, but he’s not running against a general-election campaign against President Obama just yet. The former House speaker campaigns for president with the air of someone with a real shot at the Republican nomination, steadfastly declining to take shots at his GOP rivals on the stump, lobbing criticism at the White House, and describing for audiences what his first presidential press conference would be like. Until recently, it all would have been written off in political circles as the work of an overly active imagination of a famously self-confident politician. But lately, Gingrich has reason...
  • Gingrich predicts GOP race will be ‘Mitt and Newt'

    11/04/2011 6:31:27 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 193 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Newt Gingrich predicts the race for the GOP nomination will come down to two weary candidates: "This will end up being Mitt and Newt." Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman and speaker of the U.S. House, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that his campaign is now where it needs to be and that by December he'll have the resources to compete head to head with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. "And Romney is the real competitor," Gingrich said in his Buckhead campaign headquarters, where he rallied two dozen volunteers before heading to Duluth for a town hall meeting sponsored by...
  • Shockingly, I am Leaning Toward Newt

    11/05/2011 7:19:16 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 170 replies
    none | 11/5/11 | originalbuckeye
    Having watched several of the debates, I am becoming convinced that Newt might be the only one that can beat Obama. He will destroy Obama in the Presidential debates. Can he overcome the destruction that Big Media rained down on him in the 90's?
  • Gingrich's Charity Paid Money to Gingrich's Business

    06/14/2011 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 27 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 061411 | Elspeth Reeve
    A charity founded by Newt Gingrich paid Gingrich's for-profit company $220,000 over two years, ABC News reports. The non-profit, Renewing American Leadership, was meant to spur conversation about restoring Christian principles in Washington, and mostly did that through letters seeking donations. The list of people who responded to those letters with checks was given to Gingrich--something that would be very valuable to a potential presidential candidate building support early in the campaign. ReAL, as the non-profit is called, also paid full-price for Gingrich's books and DVDs. ABC News asked Gingrich for comment ahead of a speech in New Hampshire, but...
  • Newt Gingrich speech at Ronald Reagan Dinner on 11/3/11 (10 minute video)

    11/05/2011 4:01:12 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 57 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/4/11 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich gave a short speech tonight at the Ronald Reagan Dinner. One thing that’s interesting about his speech is that he took time to praise all the candidates in attendance.
  • Can Gingrich Break Through?

    11/01/2011 5:57:06 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11//01/11 | PAUL A. GIGOT
    The College Board and News Corp. sponsored a forum on education with four GOP presidential candidates last week, and the runaway winner was Newt Gingrich. (Truth in advertising: I moderated the session along with Joel Klein, the former New York schools chancellor who now runs an educational unit for our employer, News Corp. Each candidate received 30 minutes, which was refreshing after the 30-second trivial pursuits of the debates.) Michele Bachmann (local control), Rick Santorum (moral values) and Herman Cain (business principles) stuck mainly to their talking points, but Mr. Gingrich kept the crowd of 1,000 or so engaged and...
  • The Conservative Case For Newt Gingrich

    11/01/2011 2:25:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 1, 2011 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of fine candidates running for President who are not Mitt Romney. You can certainly say fantastic things about Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and some of the other candidates who are reaching for that brass ring. Like everyone running, Newt Gingrich has his flaws, but given the state of the race, it's time to start giving Newt serious consideration. Why?1) Newt Gingrich would run a competent campaign: Let me say publicly what I keep hearing privately from other conservatives. They tell me that they really don't want to vote for Mitt Romney, but Herman Cain...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP’s consummate survivor is back on his feet

    11/01/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 24 replies ^ | 10-31-2011 | Karen Tumulty
    In an election season that already has taken more than its share of unlikely turns, few moments have seemed more improbable than the crowd scene Friday afternoon at a Chick-fil-A along a busy suburban thoroughfare here. At least 400 people jammed the restaurant, leaving those in the back straining to get even a glimpse of a man whose presidential candidacy had been left for dead not five months ago. Against the glassed-in playground stood Newt Gingrich, microphone in hand, promising: “If you’re with me, I think we will win the most decisive election in modern times, and I think we...