But the negotiations collapsed in acrimony because Gingrich and Santorum could not agree on who would get to be president. ‘In the end,’ Gingrich says, ‘it was just too hard to negotiate.’
Bloomberg Businessweek has a story about how Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich nearly ran for president together on a quote-unquote “Unity” ticket.
Hope that second to pick yourself up from fainting helped.
You can say, ‘I believe my principles so much, I’m kicking you out.’ You can say, ‘I still believe in my principles, but I love you.’ Or you can say, ‘Gee, I love you so much, I am changing my principles.’ Rob picked the third path. That’s his prerogative.Newt Gingrich • Discussing Sen. Rob Portman’s decision to come out in support of gay marriage as a result of his relationship with his son, Will. Portman’s decision drew strong support from younger conservatives, but among older ones, it might be a tougher sell — just 30 percent of Republicans between 18 and 29 oppose gay marriage, while 68 percent of Republicans between 50 to 64 remain opposed. (In both cases, the total has gone down significantly in the past nine years.)
jankgeneration-deactivated20121 asks: How the hell is it legal for Newt Gingrich to hock people's personal information like that? Secondly, do politicians do this kind of thing often? It's all quite disturbing.
» SFB says: Looking through the site where Newt brokered his donor lists, Rudi Guiliani and Tim Pawlenty did the same thing. As does Americans for Prosperity, a leading Tea Party group. And if you bought a copy of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” through NewsMax? They’re straight-up selling telemarketing lists for that. It’s actually not unlike what magazines do. Ever subscribe to a magazine and notice an uptick in junk mail weeks afterward? That’s why. (In fact, one of the big issues news outlets have with the iPad is that this information, a reliable income source, is not made available to them.) What makes Newt’s case strange and more disturbing is that he’s doing it while he’s on the campaign trail. Usually it doesn’t happen until after the campaign is over. — Ernie @ SFB