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March 10, 2012
End of the line for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich?
Could the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama be the beginning of the end for the social conservatives? Polls show a resurging Newt Gingrich could potentially upset rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in two key upcoming primaries. If Gingrich loses in Mississippi and Alabama he’d likely have to drop out, greatly increasing Santorum’s chances against Mitt Romney. But if he wins, Gingrich and Santorum would continue to compete for the social conservative vote, potentially tanking either candidate’s chance of upsetting current front-runner Mitt Romney.(photo via Politico) source
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Could the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama be the beginning of the end for the social conservatives? Polls show a resurging Newt Gingrich could potentially upset rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in two key upcoming primaries. If Gingrich loses in Mississippi and Alabama he’d likely have to drop out, greatly increasing Santorum’s chances against Mitt Romney. But if he wins, Gingrich and Santorum would continue to compete for the social conservative vote, potentially tanking either candidate’s chance of upsetting current front-runner Mitt Romney.(photo via Politico) source

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12:04 // 2 years ago
March 9, 2012
I didn’t sit on a couch with anybody.
Rick Santorum • Speaking at a campaign event at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, during which he also proudly declared that global warming “is not climate science, it was political science.” The couch line was a reference to a 2008 video that his opponent, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, did with the then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi on climate change. Gingrich was not the only target of Santorum’s speech, the candidate quickly reminded those in attendance that Mitt Romney imposed the nation’s first CO2 cap during his time as governor. “We don’t need somebody who changes when the climate changes,” Santorum said, “We need somebody who looks at science with a clear head and a level eye.” source (viafollow)
23:05 // 2 years ago
March 6, 2012
But the president had an alternative to drilling - and this is why debating him would be just one of those moments where you could almost sell tickets for charity. The president said we have to be practical, drilling won’t solve it. And then he offered his practical solution. Anyone here remember what it was? Algae.

Newt Gingrich, in his speech after winning his native state of Georgia, attacking President Obama’s energy policies - and arguing once again that he would be the best candidate to go up against Obama in a debate. (via dcdecoder)

One point CNN has made about Gingrich’s Georgia victory speech is that he appeared not to really give heavy shrift to Georgia, and instead focused his energy on broader political issues. What did you think?

21:08 // 2 years ago
Newt just credited his supporters for preventing the murder of his campaign by the media: "You believed in the power of ideas!" He’s like recapping every single thing that happened in the campaign — every high and low.

Newt just credited his supporters for preventing the murder of his campaign by the media: "You believed in the power of ideas!" He’s like recapping every single thing that happened in the campaign — every high and low.

20:46 // 2 years ago
Our only opponent is Barack Obama, and we are committed to removing him from the White House.
Callista Gingrich • Forgetting about the other three candidates running against her husband. Newt’s speaking now, understandably happy about winning the state.
20:42 // 2 years ago

Super Tuesday: The results so far looking good for Romney, Gingrich

  • Newt Newt Gingrich did well right out of the gate, winning Georgia, a state which he served in Congress for years.
  • Mitt Not far behind was Mitt, who won contests in Virginia and Vermont. He’s cornered the “V” states, folks!
  • Rick The guy who has given Mitt the most fits is banking his hopes on Ohio, where he’s doing well in exit polls.
  • Ron The Libertarian and sneaker-wearer is hoping for some caucus magic in states like North Dakota. source

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19:58 // 2 years ago
March 4, 2012

"That’s a pretty big burden while he’s waging war on the Catholic Church and apologizing to Islamic extremists": In which Newt Gingrich tells CNN’s Candy Crowley that Big Oil will intentionally tank the American economy, placing an insurmountable obstacle on President Obama’s path to re-election. source

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20:00 // 2 years ago

Super PACs aggressively spend ahead of Super Tuesday. Super.

  • $10 million in Super Tuesday ads bought by Super PACs source

» Four states getting strongest focus: Ten states are holding primaries and caucuses in a couple of days, but the ones that the GOP candidates are really focused on? Ohio, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Much of the advertising seems to be focused on trashing other candidates, with both Mitt-and-Newt-affiliated Super PACs attacking Rick Santorum — who is currently leading in Ohio. In other news, Mitt won a caucus in Washington on Saturday with Ron Paul scoring second place, though the caucus is non-binding.

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10:08 // 2 years ago
February 28, 2012
The most important state for Newt is not Georgia, it’s Nevada.
CNN analyst Alex Castellanos • Making a sly (and hilarious) reference to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who’s basically Newt Gingrich’s cash cow right now.
21:15 // 2 years ago
I’m here in 1983, and I’m part of a truth squad… for the convention. And we’re having a great time. It’s a great city, as you know, there’s a reason it’s one of the great tourist cities in the country. We’re down at Union Square, and CBS is interviewing me… literally, at that moment, a six-foot-two transvestite comes up to me and hands me an invitation to an exorcism of Jerry Falwell.
Newt Gingrich • Explaining, when pressed by San Francisco Chronicle reporters Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci, what precisely he means when he decries “San Francisco values.” His response, as you can see, is not one that will go over well with LGBT advocates, or people who believe a personal anecdote is shaky grounds for a broad-based political narrative. It does bear mentioning that Gingrich had some compliments for the city as, well, a city, and he also had some unexpected praise on California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. source (viafollow)
14:36 // 2 years ago