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January 31, 2012
Newt Gingrich takes the stage, giving his rally speech after a decisive loss to Mitt Romney in the Florida primaries: “Florida did something very important… it is now clear that this will be a two person race between the conservative leader, Newt Gingrich, and the Massachusetts moderate.”

Newt Gingrich takes the stage, giving his rally speech after a decisive loss to Mitt Romney in the Florida primaries: “Florida did something very important… it is now clear that this will be a two person race between the conservative leader, Newt Gingrich, and the Massachusetts moderate.”

21:10 // 2 years ago
A shot from Gingrich HQ right now, where Newt loyalists are awaiting their fearless leader. You can watch the live stream here, courtesy of CNN.

A shot from Gingrich HQ right now, where Newt loyalists are awaiting their fearless leader. You can watch the live stream here, courtesy of CNN.

20:54 // 2 years ago
20:25 // 2 years ago
reuters:

A volunteer for U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks on a telephone at the Newt 2012 Polk County headquarters office in Lakeland, Florida. [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]
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The saddest room in all the world.

reuters:

A volunteer for U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks on a telephone at the Newt 2012 Polk County headquarters office in Lakeland, Florida. [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]

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The saddest room in all the world.

20:21 // 2 years ago

Florida exit polls show evangelicals rare bright spot for Gingrich

  • 36% Mitt Romney’s level of support from evangelical voters in today’s Florida GOP primary, exit polls show
  • 40% Newt Gingrich’s level of support — better a cheater than a Mormon for Florida’s evangelicals? source

» Pardon us if that seems reductive, but how evangelical voters relate to Mitt Romney’s faith, and Newt Gingrich’s lack of faithfulness, has been a critical question in the GOP nominating process. In a barrage of exit polling coming out of Florida tonight, this seems to be one of the few positives Gingrich can take away; while not a staggering advantage by any stretch, his personal baggage risks making him deeply unpalatable to a moralistic, Christian electorate. In the short-term, however, it seems he’s staying afloat with those voters, at least enough to keep Romney at his back.

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19:46 // 2 years ago
Virginia AG investigating fraudulent Gingrich signatures
A costly “mistake?”: It’s been reported that the Attorney General of Virginia will hold an investigation into the Gingrich campaign’s ballot petition, which was submitted to the state containing nearly 1,500 fraudulent signatures. In admitting this fraud issue publicly, Gingrich dismissed it as a “mistake,” which drew criticism when compared to the harsh condemnation he voiced on nearly identical signature issues in ACORN’s voter registration drives. Adding insult to injury, the Gingrich petition fell short of the signature total needed to appear on the ballot, meaning the Virginia GOP presidential primary will feature only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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A costly “mistake?”: It’s been reported that the Attorney General of Virginia will hold an investigation into the Gingrich campaign’s ballot petition, which was submitted to the state containing nearly 1,500 fraudulent signatures. In admitting this fraud issue publicly, Gingrich dismissed it as a “mistake,” which drew criticism when compared to the harsh condemnation he voiced on nearly identical signature issues in ACORN’s voter registration drives. Adding insult to injury, the Gingrich petition fell short of the signature total needed to appear on the ballot, meaning the Virginia GOP presidential primary will feature only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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15:28 // 2 years ago

A heavy slur, sloppily made: The Gingrich campaign has, in an effort to both court and inflame Florida’s large Jewish population, made a startling accusation. As you can hear above, a robocall claims Romney vetoed a bill to fund kosher food in Massachusetts nursing homes, which meant that Holocaust survivors were, “for the first time,” forced to eat non-kosher. In reality, Romney did veto a bill providing additional funds, but it never took effect (overruled by the state legislature), nor would it have forced anyone to eat non-kosher; it maintained present funding levels, and nursing homes without kosher kitchens would offset with other sources of kosher cuisine, saving nearly $600,000. Assuming the true context of this tactic is widely realized, we guess this won’t endear Newt to the Jewish community. Or anybody else. source

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14:13 // 2 years ago
January 29, 2012
Time is not Newt Gingrich’s friend, because the more time he has, the more he talks.
George Will on “This Week”• Regarding the hazardous effects of Newt Gingrich’s prolonged loquacity. Will was reacting in part to Gingrich’s allegation, made earlier on the same show, that Mitt Romney is a “maniacal liar.”  Just last month, Gingrich had pledged to run “a positive campaign focused on our country’s future;” guess that’s easy to say when you’re the frontrunner.  source (viafollow)
23:09 // 2 years ago
11:58 // 2 years ago
January 28, 2012

We’re sorry, this is just low: Back in 1997, Newt Gingrich faced a tough punishment for ethics violations similar to those that caused his predecessor’s downfall. So, clearly, with Mitt needing some strong ammo to hold him off in Florida, this is probably the right line of attack. Problem is … well, what the hell does Tom Brokaw have to do with this? Mitt’s latest ad in Florida is just a long replay of a news clip from that era, with a little bit of dramatic music to really sell the whole thing. Brokaw is understandably pissed: ”I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad,” he said in a statement. “I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.” We’re pissed for him —Romney just co-opted his trusted image to score some cheap points. Not cool. NBC has asked the Romney campaign to remove their news footage from the clip, and they better. source

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13:54 // 2 years ago