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March 28, 2012
We’re staying in, that’s exactly why we’re downsizing. We’re doing the appropriate things to be able to campaign.
Newt Gingrich • Explaining why his campaign chose to downsize significantly in an effort to give itself an extra lift come the time of August’s convention — a hail mary pass that only works if Mitt Romney doesn’t reach the delegate count needed to win. ”None of you guys would call a football team or a basketball team and say, ‘Why don’t you drop out?’” Newt explained. “You’d say, ‘There’s a season. Let’s play the season.’”
10:10 // 2 years ago
March 27, 2012

Is Newt Gingrich shaking things up with an eye towards Tampa?

Big news on the GOP nomination race, from Politico’s Mike Allen. In recent weeks, the drumbeat for Gingrich to drop out of the race has become louder and louder, despite his insistence that he would fight on to the GOP Convention in Tampa. Is this an indication he plans to stay true to his word? Earlier today, he said he could indeed drop out and support Mitt Romney, but he only would if Romney reached the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination – a task that increasingly looks improbable if not impossible.

21:54 // 2 years ago
March 25, 2012
Today in questionable police tactics: In a February incident at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, James Heidebrecht, a man claiming he was with the CIA and who wanted to see Newt Gingrich, was tased and dragged across the floor after he attempted to enter a restricted area. Officials investigating the incident placed one of the officers on restrictive leave; Heidebrecht was initially charged with trespassing (among other things), but all charges were later dropped. Dear police: Don’t drag people on the ground at airports and tase them.

Today in questionable police tactics: In a February incident at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, James Heidebrecht, a man claiming he was with the CIA and who wanted to see Newt Gingrich, was tased and dragged across the floor after he attempted to enter a restricted area. Officials investigating the incident placed one of the officers on restrictive leave; Heidebrecht was initially charged with trespassing (among other things), but all charges were later dropped. Dear police: Don’t drag people on the ground at airports and tase them.

23:48 // 2 years ago
March 24, 2012
What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him. That’s just nonsense dividing this country up.
Newt Gingrich • Decrying President Obama’s comments on the Trayvon Martin case on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday. For those who didn’t hear, President Obama mentioned, while discussing the boy’s tragic killing, that if he himself had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon.” In Newt’s world, this represents a heinously divisive racial statement, tantamount to saying that if Martin had been white, his death would’ve been okay. This dovetails with Gingrich’s aggressive, bomb-throwing style in the past couple weeks, one that sometimes smells strongly of desperation – he’s also railed against the TV show GCB, and tried to gin up outrage over an extremely innocuous Robert DeNiro joke. To put it simply, it’s precisely this self-destructive, scorched earth, attack at all costs (no matter the sensitivity of the issue, clearly) instinct that made the GOP establishment turn on Gingrich’s campaign late last year, blunting his momentum and torpedoing his chances at winning the nomination. source (viafollow)
13:33 // 2 years ago
March 22, 2012
Let’s have an amnesty — from the left and the right — on every made-up, fake, totally insincere, playacted hurt, insult, slight and affront. Let’s make this Sunday the National Day of No Outrage. One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said and pretend you can barely continue functioning until they apologize. If that doesn’t work, what about this: If you see or hear something you don’t like in the media, just go on with your life. Turn the page or flip the dial or pick up your roll of quarters and leave the booth.
Bill Maher’s opinion-editorial piece in the New York Times entitled “Please Stop Apologizing.” [New York Times] (via producermatthew)

Absolutely offended that he would suggest an idea. I DEMAND AN APOLOGY, MR. MAHER! DEMAND!
11:41 // 2 years ago
Santorum’s not going to get to a majority; I’m probably going to come in third in terms of total delegates. But the question is until Romney has an aboslute majority, I don’t think anybody’s inclined to give him the nomination.
Newt Gingrich • Basically admitting he’s going to lose the nomination, but saying he’s going to keep fighting until the bitter end to try to stop Mitt Romney from winning the nomination. “The question is can he put together a majority of delegates before he runs out of primaries on June 26,” Gingrich asks. The answer to that question is basically this: Maybe he will, if Gingrich insists on staying in, preventing Santorum from properly playing spoiler.
11:26 // 2 years ago
March 13, 2012
Newt goes after Romney in concession speech: “If you’re the ‘frontrunner,’ and you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a frontrunner.”

Newt goes after Romney in concession speech: “If you’re the ‘frontrunner,’ and you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a frontrunner.”

23:00 // 2 years ago

Alabama and Mississippi leaning toward Santorum, but both too close to call

  • alabamaWith 38% of precincts reporting, Santorum is leading everyone by 4.7%. Behind him is Gingrich, who’s about 2 points ahead of Romney.
  • mississippiIt’s still way too close to call. More precincts are reporting—63%—and Santorum is in the lead, but only by about 1%. Gingrich is right behind, followed by Romney. source
22:13 // 2 years ago
March 12, 2012
Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, running mates? That’s a rumor that’s been floating around (based on this report), but both sides deny it, with Gingrich spokesperson R.C. Hammond saying “any sort of talks along those lines would be premature” and Perry spokesperson Catherine Frazier calling it “humbling but premature.” Funny, we’d argue it’s too late to have these kind of discussions. (AP Photo)

Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, running mates? That’s a rumor that’s been floating around (based on this report), but both sides deny it, with Gingrich spokesperson R.C. Hammond saying “any sort of talks along those lines would be premature” and Perry spokesperson Catherine Frazier calling it “humbling but premature.” Funny, we’d argue it’s too late to have these kind of discussions. (AP Photo)

10:43 // 2 years ago
March 11, 2012
13:16 // 2 years ago