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Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this weekend to discuss the 2012 nomination and his path to rebuilding his lost momentum. Here is Gingrich’s entire interview from Sunday, February 19, 2012:

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Report from the Chicago Tribune:

Amid news reports that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is preparing to spend another $10 million to boost Newt Gingrich’s flagging bid for the Republican nomination, the former House speaker said Sunday that Adelson was helping level the presidential race — keeping his campaign on course at a time when he was being pummeled with millions of dollars in attack ads from Mitt Romney and his allies.

“He’s certainly helping balance off Romney’s 16 billionaires and he’s helping balance off Wall Street money,” Gingrich told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “Sheldon Adelson is desperately worried about an Iranian nuclear weapon and he is desperately worried about the survival of Israel, and I am the strongest candidate on foreign policy and the strongest candidate on national security.”

“It’s a very open relationship,” Gingrich said of his friendship with Adelson, who with his wife has contributed some $11 million to the independent political action committee supporting Gingrich’s effort.

Gingrich’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday” came at a crossroads for his campaign. In the month since his victory in South Carolina, Gingrich’s standing has slid in national and key primary state polls as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has surged into what increasingly appears to be a two-man race with Romney for the Republican nomination. Still, Gingrich insisted that he was in the race for the long haul, noting that he had survived the surges of other candidates, including Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, both of whom are no longer in the GOP race.

Gingrich will have a tough battle to climb coming up on Super Tuesday which is March 6. He’s now fighting both Romney and Santorum along with the perception that he has lost whatever mojo was building into South Carolina.

35 COMMENTS

  1. Did anybody else appreciate the delicious irony of having Newt celebrate his “open relationship” with Adelson??

    This was not Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show. This was Newt’s own words.

    • Goethe Behr —LOL!

      Here is my updated take on the 4 left:

      a) Ron Paul — True Patriot
      b) Mitt — tepid dishwater
      c) Newt — polecat
      d) Rick — scary religious nut

      • I guess I see ’em this way:

        a) Ron Paul–Don Quixote
        b) Mitt–Used Car Salesman
        c) Newt–Nutty Professor
        d) Rick–Escapee from a Sanitarium

        • Goethe Behr — ok for b.c.d, nay for a.

          b) Mitt – Used Car Salesman
          c) Newt – Nutty Professor
          d) Santorum – Escapee from Sanitarium (lol…nice word play)!

          a) Ron Paul – Don Quixote (totally WRONG)! Romantic Don Quixote fought windmills thinking they were real foes (but were only imaginary monsters in his head).

          Ron Paul is quite rational — and fighting the Real Monsters in USA (Ever growing Octopus Government and Phoney Money).
          Ron Paul’s is not a quixotic quest, but a logical pursuit of saving our country.

          • SurfDude, I’m likin’ you more and more.

            But in common parlance, Don Quixote is seen as a noble man fighting for the Dream.

            But of course, it’s a losing battle, like Sisyphus’ trip up the hill. There’s no way the GOP establishment will ever allow Ron Paul to win. BUT he should stay in the race. Otherwise, it will devolve into arguments over condoms and gay marriage and other silly tricks that the powerbrokers throw up to camouflage real issues.

            • Goethe Behr

              I agree. But in order for Ron Paul to stay in the race, we MUST continue to Financially Support him. Ron Paul “leads” by Example. He runs his Campaign, like he would run the Government. His Campaign has ABSOLUTELY NO DEBT and he will not go further if he doesn’t have the means to do so.

          • Goethe Behr — 1) “But in common parlance, Don Quixote is seen as a noble man fighting for the Dream.” Stop googleing opinions, and read the ACTUAL book (then make your OWN conclusions).

            1) Incorrect. Don Quixote’s legacy is that of an outdated romantic, who’s life pursuit is wasted on fighting imaginary foes for an ideal perceived by him only.

            Thus, NO comparison WHATSOEVER can be made between Ron Paul (the constitutional realist) and Don Quixote (the romantic fool).

            2) re: “But of course, it’s a losing battle, like Sisyphus’ trip up the hill. There’s no way the GOP establishment will ever allow Ron Paul to win.”

            Now this is a cogent observation. However, you introduce the term ‘never’ (condensing your long about “…no way….will ever”) — which is an Absolute. As such, it becomes an opinion not a true conclusion (since if Newt, Mitt, and Rick decide to immigrate to Timbuktu, and become missionaries not presidential contenders, the GOP will HAVE to award Ron Paul a win). Just a small lesson in Logic, kid.

            I do like your posts, too — very informative.

            Only one question — why so pessimistic, according to your take, we should just give up (since the powers-to-be dictate all) and NOT make a fight of it?

            Just roll over and do nothing…?

            • Surf: prove your knowledge of logic by defining the term “begging the question.”

              No, I think Quixotic works for Ron Paul. Just like Jesus. Unrealistic idealistic. It just ain’t gonna happen. He offers goals to work toward, but not a program that he could sell today.

              Ron Paul can’t win INSIDE the GOP because the essence of the GOP is xenophobia. The only way he could win is to sound like a rabid cold warrior. That’s how Nixon got in and THEN he opened China.

              They say that Reagan could never get elected today, because he believed in compromise in order to get what he wanted. Today’s extreme religious warmongers simply wouldn’t have allowed a former Democrat like Reagan to get the nomination. And so, they won’t get what they want, because they can’t compromise.

              Anyway, I’m not saying to roll over, but some of these zealots sound like Adventists. I don’t think Paul believes he’ll win, but as long as he’s in there, it’s less likely that we’ll talk about something other than condoms and such.

        • Taken from some late night comics characterization as well as Surfisher’s Newt: You got to feel bad for poor Mitt Romney. He’s in their plugging every week, and every week somebody gets ahead of him. The people who have led Mitt so far: Donald Trump, then Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich & Rick Santorum. He’s been led by a reality show star, a crazy lady, a stuttering cowboy, the guy who brings the pizza, the nutty professor & a homophobic guy who looks like he’s running for student council. That’s gotta hurt a little. Republican voters have been reduced to using the same criteria as a 4 a.m. barroom pickup: he has a pulse and no visible cold sores.

    • Goethe, you speak of the real issues being camouflaged, your snide remark about Gingrich’s “open relationship” with Adelson is nothing more than camouflage itself, definately not issue based.

      • I just pointed out the irony. If you are being condemned for asking your wife to have an “open relationship,” it’s not very wise to use those exact words to describe how you relate to your chief financial backer. A gaffe like that doesn’t come along all that often.

  2. Newt just doesnt sound like an honest man who we can trust money with… If the us had the money that newt or Romney for that matter, have, then mayb they would be suitable candidates.

  3. Newt Gingrich is the most devisive politician in America! He is a big KNOW-IT-ALL personality and a hateful person. The real measure of a man is: How does a man treat his wife and children and those for whom he is responsible! Character is not measured by the amount of hypocrisy one can get away with! Speak with those who know this man!

  4. @Goethe Behr – Yes, I laughed at that the moment I saw it. I feel sure it will get noticed on the late night comedy shows, if not other places.

  5. Gingrich will have a tough battle to climb coming up on Super Tuesday which is March 6. He’s now fighting both Romney and Santorum along with the perception that he has lost whatever mojo was building into South Carolina.

    But Newt is at his best when he is down and at his worst when he is up.

    • People say Romney is not consistent. That’s not entirely true. He’s at his worst when he’s up AND when he’s down.

    • Newt should just pack-it-up, get back into his Clown Car and head on home. And when he gets there – He should Take a Bath and get a real job!

  6. It is something what is called good and interest of party ( republican party )and it is something what is called interest of US nation. There are debts, there are wars most of all provoked, unleashed by republicans and these three prowar mongers: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum won´t be elected by majority of US nation. They are homophobs, complete morons and they will loose in fight with Obama, who is better candidate than they are. It will be like 60 or 70 % for Obama. And everybody knows that this republican party and its candidates are responsible for wars, debts, global speculations and lead to new wars and nobody will vote for such candidates.
    But republican party has one good candidate, who is Ron Paul, who can win against Obama, who can change many bad issues just like wars,politics of global aggression, he wants to end it, he wants to bring these troops home, he wants to stop wasting national money mindlessly and he wants to boost dolar, just like he wants to cut taxes – 15% less. And he has really chance with Obama, because he is really better than Obama. USA, republican party and world need Ron Paul as president.

  7. Callitsa, the White House Aide, the third wife and mistress for seven years of Gingrich, is a home wrecker and cannot be our First Lady. No way! Callitsa, is 28 yrs younger than big belly Gingrich, so he gave her the present of five figures $$$$$ credit line at Tiffany’s Jewelry store for her love talents. As a first Lady, she would be excited teaching college girls how to snatch a millionaire old man from his home and his wife. Callista has no class, she can not be a roll model to the position of First Lady, with or without jewelry. SHAME ON HER!
    Gingrich (Santa Claus) twists lies and truth like food in his belly. He and Obama (The Reindeer) are a team of superior arrogance, superior ego, debate skills and rhetoric blab blab. The difference is that Obama needs teleprompts, because of short memory for promises.
    Romney is the only BRAIN with the capacity to turn our Economy around with two degrees from Harvard in Law and MBA. He studied ECONOMICS and applied it in his business very successfully. He is a faithful husband and family man. Women admire him and men envy him. He paid income tax according to law. He paid 15% in his investment income taxes and 25% to charity. Do you know the percentage of charity contributions from Gingrich and Oba

    • Wow. That’s a shocker. I’ve never heard Romney called a “brain” by anyone before. He’s a shmoozer. Does anybody really know what he stands for?

      As for Calista, I’ve heard that she is a wonderful person. Don’t slam her because she fell for Newty.

  8. So, Mitt Romney should drop out if he loses Michegan, but if Newt loses Georgia, no promises. Santorum should have dropped out when he was splitting the conservative vote, but now when this guy is doing it, forget it. Ha, what a hypocrite. This guy is a typical mudslinging, nasty type of politician and is poison for the Republicans. Plus anyone who thinks this guy with all his baggage can beat Obama is living in la la land. (Same goes for Santorum who debates like he is running for a high school student council.)

    • Joke I heard (not that funny, but illustrative).

      Reporter is interviewing the Devil in Hell. She notices all the cauldrons, with sinners in them boiling in oil, have a little demon with a pitchfork standing guard, and asks: “Why the guard?”

      “Because if one tries to climb up and out, the demon will push him back in”.

      Then, she sees a single cauldron without a pitchfork wielding demon standing over it, and asks the Devil: “Why no guard for this one?” Obama answers: “No need. In this one I have Newt, Mitt and Rick — if one tries to climb up, the other two will pull him back in….”.

      • Nice joke,quite illustrative. Why is Ron Paul not in the cauldron? I seem to remember his ads being no less critically harsh (or personal) than those from the others…

      • FOX aired this show: “Illegal Everything” — well worth watching!

        Shows how Americans are “breaking” the law daily, without knowing it, because of the hundreds of millions of rules and regulations. And how cops are using this as an excuse to arrest anybody for just about anything!

        I think the below link works:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=CFfVeXhtRa0

  9. All you holier-than-thou people need to actually open your Bible once in awhile:

    Colossians 3:13
    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    Matthew 6:14-15
    For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    And what it says about judgement.

    Matthew 7:1-5
    1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

  10. $2.50/gal gas? American energy independance, which will bolster our national security, not to mention our pockets, our
    job growth and revenues and therefore economic growth? Finally a declining national debt? It is possible with the
    right leadership!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOImnCrKPZ8

    My vote is going for the gentleman in the above video speaking on achieving energy independance, Newt Gingrich. While
    he may be a very blunt man, which I actually like and believe is necessary, he is by far the most qualified and
    experienced candidate to lead our country at this point in history. His record proves this, even showing he was able
    to achieve needed results by working in a bipartisan manner with Bill Clinton while serving as Speaker of the House.
    And he did so while standing firm on his Conservative principles. In some cases he had to take on members of his own
    party to do what he knew was right for the American people. He is a great thinker with bold ideas, and has proven he
    can convert these ideas into real working solutions, contrary to the inaccurate charges stating otherwise from his
    past disgruntled colleagues whom he had to take on in some issues. His Conservatism has been proven time and again by
    his record,receiving an American Conservative Union lifetime rating of 90%, 100% in 1998. He was part of the Reagan
    team, Nancy Reagan having said at the 1995 Goldwater Institute Dinner honoring President Ronald Reagan, “Barry
    Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of
    Congress to keep that dream alive.”. Also of importance is his undeniable ability to articulate the Conservative view
    better than anyone. Newt has had a very strong showing in most of the debates, winning the majority of them. As a
    matter of fact, in 2 of the debates he received a standing ovation, which is a rare occurrence. Newt will take Obama
    to the proverbial woodshed in any debate, on any issue, at any time. And as far as his so called “baggage”, that has
    been thoroughly scrutinized for years, with the majority proven false, save his infidelities and “sit-down” with Nancy
    Pelosi which he readily condemned himself. There will be no October surprises with him. I implore everyone to visit
    his website, see for themselves, do more research, then make their decision. It is imperative we defeat Barrack Obama!

    Conservatives win elections by running on and standing firm on their Conservative principles.

  11. People, we need a leader who can get things done in Washington. We DON’T need a saint or a pretty mealy-mouth millionaire who lies so much. We know an ultra conservative can’t win this thing, although I love Santorum. What you see is what you get and he truly speaks from his heart.

  12. ‘How to Chop Down the Tree of Liberty and Succeed’: A Politician’s Handbook (Chop it at the base, and the People may revolt, but a barely noticeable branch at a time, for as long as it takes, will work for sure).

    In the beginning, the Citizens had the Freedom to walk all paths. Then Government decided that some paths are not good for the people, so closed off a few paths. Now, the People had Freedom to walk a few less paths. Encouraged by this, the Government passed even more laws telling the People what other things they cannot do (because it is for their own good). Pleased with the outcome — the Citizens’ obedience — the Government went into the full-time business of Manufacturing Laws (rules, regulations).

    Since Politicians produce nothing of intrinsic value — they found their calling in writing stuff on paper, telling people what not to do (“for their own good” of-course).

    As of 2010, it is estimated that there are about 1/2 Billion Negative Laws/rules/regulations on the Books telling the People what they CANNOT DO upon threat of punishment (that’s more Laws than there are US Citizens)!

    Headlines at end of 2011 read: 40,000 New Laws in effect for 2012. Translation — 40,000 more paths each Citizen has lost the Liberty to walk. The crude graph below is for visual effect:

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    Are the Citizens this blind, not to see the end result — the eventual straight-and-narrow path Government wants to dictate its Subjects to walk….

    Only Ron Paul is talking about this near complete erosion of our Freedoms — the rest are silent-partners-in-crime against our Liberty!

  13. You got to feel bad for poor Mitt Romney. He’s in their plugging every week, and every week somebody gets ahead of him. The people who have led Mitt so far: Donald Trump, then Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich & Rick Santorum. He’s been led by a reality show star, a crazy lady, a stuttering cowboy, the guy who brings the pizza, the nutty professor & a homophobic guy who looks like he’s running for student council. That’s gotta hurt a little. Republican voters have been reduced to using the same criteria as a 4 a.m. barroom pickup: he has a pulse and no visible cold sores.

    • J Brennan — Lol, lol, lol … funny stuff!

      Here is what Mitt has to do to be remembered.

      Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

      Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

      Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

      All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

      Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

      “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

      One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

      Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

      An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

      1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

      2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

      Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

      However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

      All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

      Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

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