Newt Changes His Tune on Ryan's 'Right Wing Engineering' Newt Gingrich Glorifies McCarthyism to Defend Bachmann Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt. Penguin attacks Gingrich at St. Louis Zoo. Reports are emerging today that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was attacked Saturday by a penguin in St.
Louis. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch , Gingrich was in town last week to address the National Rifle Association and took a private tour of the St. Louis Zoo during which he visited with penguins in captivity. That was when a penguin struck, biting his finger. Gingrich told reporters in at the Nascar Hall of Fame in North Carolina later on Saturday that he had been bitten by the flightless bird and described himself, in another context, as “the last conservative standing,” according to MSNBC . Gingrich has been seen sporting a bandage to cover the wound, according to The Associated Press . Citing a zoo spokeswoman, The Post-Dispatch said Gingrich had also visited with snakes and seen exhibits entitled Big Cat Country and the Fragile Forest. The Washington Post last year reported that Gingrich is a lifelong zoo enthusiast.
<... Walking may cure depression. Newt Gingrich: Fox News 'Has Been For Romney All The Way Through,' CNN 'Less Biased' Newt Gingrich tore into Fox News on Wednesday during a meeting with Tea Party leaders in Delaware, saying that his former network home has been deeply biased against him.
"I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through," Gingrich said, according to Real Clear Politics. "In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we're more likely to get distortion out of Fox.
That's just a fact. " Gingrich's comments echo those of Rick Santorum, another former Fox News contributor. "He has Fox News shilling for him every day -- no offense, Brian, but I see it," he told Kilmeade. What is all the more remarkable is that, for a long time, Romney had near-poisonous relations with Fox News. In his remarks, Gingrich said that he thinks Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch made the call to favor Romney. Also on HuffPost: Gingrich Urges Romney To Drop Out So He Can Focus On General Election. RALEIGH, NC—Following Rick Santorum's announcement Tuesday that he would end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, candidate Newt Gingrich called upon frontrunner Mitt Romney to drop out of the race so the former House speaker could concentrate on the general election.
"While I respect my challenger's right to fight through to the bitter end, the time has now come to unite behind one man so we can take back the White House in November," said Gingrich, addressing a crowd of 35 supporters at the Raleigh County Public Library. "My opponent should be congratulated on running a fine campaign. But I need him to swallow his pride, come back to reality, and tell all Republicans to throw their support behind Newt Gingrich as the next president of the United States. " Gingrich noted that Romney's withdrawal would bolster Gingrich's fundraising efforts as he seeks to eliminate some of the $4.5 million in debt he has amassed thus far in his victorious campaign. Gingrich: GOP Not an Etch A Sketch Party.
Former Child Janitor to Gingrich: Your Jobs Plan 'Offended' Me. Newt's Sugar Daddy Pulling the Plug. Newt Gingrich Cutting Staff to Shift Focus to Convention. Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press Newt Gingrich visited Maryland on Tuesday, but will turn his attention to conveying “big ideas” instead of campaigning.
The change in strategy was described Tuesday night by Joe DeSantis, the campaign’s communications director, who said one-third of Mr. Gingrich’s staff would soon leave, including the campaign manager, Michael Krull. The changes were first reported by Politico. Mr. “We’re going to make sure Newt is ready to win that 60-day period,” Mr. Mr. Campaigning this month in Illinois, Mr. The idea, Mr. “We know that we will not get to 1,144 delegates by the convention,” Mr. Mr. “Obviously, every campaign has got to have a structure that fits within the financial ability they have,” he said. In a poll released Tuesday by CNN/ORC International, 60 percent of Republicans said Mr. “You are going to see us be very happy for Governor Romney and Senator Santorum to be hitting each other while we go after Mr. In practice, that means that Mr. Newt Gingrich: Obama's Trayvon Martin Statement 'Disgraceful' The Republican National Committee rule No. 40(b) won’t be the reason Newt Gingrich can’t be the party’s nominee.
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Now let us talk of Republican National Committee rule No. 40(b). Must we? I'm afraid we must, my friend, they’re printing stories in the press. Some believe it to be a hurdle to Newt Gingrich's march to the nomination. You mean the one where he keeps losing but at the Republican Convention is held aloft by 1,144 delegates as the one true nominee? RNC rule No. 40(b) states: Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination. On its face, this looks bad for Gingrich.
According to the Gingrich plan, come the August convention, he'll have well more than the necessary number of delegates in a good deal more states than five. Gingrich: Some 'Brand New Players' Might Emerge At GOP Convention : The Two-Way. Hide captionFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Win McNamee/Getty Images Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Saying that Mitt Romney may not be able to "grind his way toward the nomination" despite a huge fundraising advantage, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR today that he sees no reason to exit the Republican presidential race and that there's a chance of a new contender emerging at the party's convention in August. "I'm not so sure you wouldn't get a series of brand new players" stepping forward during a brokered convention, he told Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep. Or, he said, he might emerge as the convention's choice.
Gingrich also repeated criticisms he has leveled at Romney throughout the campaign. More from the interview is due on Thursday's broadcast of the show. For much more coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign, check our Elections 2012 page. Gingrich to DeNiro: 'The Country Is Ready' for a White First Lady. Gingrich: Opponents Can't Comprehend My Big Ideas. Endless Suffrage 2012 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/14. Gingrich Desperately Trying To Court People-Who-Vote Vote. WASHINGTON—Hoping to gain key wins in today's primaries, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has adopted a new strategy that targets the crucial people-who-vote demographic, sources confirmed.
"Gingrich has repeatedly failed to attract the Americans-who-participate-in-the-electoral-process vote," said Washington-based pollster S. David Pollack, explaining how the former House speaker's lack of support among this segment of the population has hurt his chances of winning the Republican nomination. "He just doesn't really connect with people who pay attention to candidates for public office and then go to a polling place to cast a ballot.
Unfortunately for Gingrich, this group makes up roughly 100 percent of likely voters, and is simply too important to ignore. " Although the people-who-vote vote is a redoubtable force in American politics, critics claim its power is unfair and disproportionate, as it makes up only a small percentage of the overall population. Gingrich Vows to Stay in GOP Primary Race and Calls for Brokered Convention. Gingrich: Romney Weakest GOP Frontrunner Since 1920. Ali G- Newt Gingrich. Mr. 'Language of Living in the Ghetto' Gingrich Brags About His Hispanic Co-Chairs. Newt Gingrich Blames Price of Gas on 'Obama's Policies' Poll: Gingrich Best Candidate To Preside Over America's Hedonistic Decline. Handlers Constantly Reminding Gingrich To Stay On Uninspiring, Belittling Message. PHOENIX—As Newt Gingrich continues to cede ground to Rick Santorum, the former House speaker's campaign team has responded by advising him to stay focused on the belligerent, mean-spirited message that has long been the hallmark of his presidential run, sources confirmed Monday.
"Newt's rhetoric can become abstract and idiosyncratic at times, and we have to gently remind him that he just needs to be himself, to be the Newt people are familiar with—the Newt devoid of any discernible scruple beyond his own insatiable instinct for self-promotion," campaign director Michael Krull said Friday, explaining that whatever lies at Gingrich's cold, depraved core is what will make or break him with voters. "Every time he veers off course and talks passionately about about outer space or how the United States has to stop spending beyond its means, I tell him, 'Look, your greatest asset is being a remorseless asshole.
Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide' At GOP Debate. The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice history.
Newt Gingrich deflected a question about Obama's recent decision mandating that employers' insurance plans cover contraception by pointing out that Obama voted in favor of a law that protected abortion providers during his term as state senator of Illinois "You did not once during the 2008 campaign ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide," Gingrich said.
"If we're going to debate about who is the extremist on this issues, it is President Obama, who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies. Mitt Romney lambasted Obama's new requirement that insurers of faith-based organizations who object to birth control must offer the coverage to those groups' employees for free. In fact, the Catholic Church is exempt from Obama's contraception mandate. More on the Gingrich campaign: Nearing The End? Did ‘Elite Media’ Ignore ‘Infanticide’? Newt Gingrich was wrong when he accused the “elite media” of failing to ask Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign about his votes “in favor of infanticide.”
In fact, there were reams of mainstream media reports about Obama’s votes as an Illinois state senator on the “born alive” legislation to which Gingrich refers. Gingrich made his accusation during the Feb. 22 Arizona debate, trying to turn the tables on debate moderator John King’s question about the birth-control issue. Gingrich: But I just want to point out, you did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.
Gingrich’s claim about “legalizing infanticide” goes back to 2004, when Obama’s Republican opponent for the U.S. Senate, Alan Keyes, claimed Obama’s votes amounted to infanticide, and hence, “Christ would not vote for Barack Obama.” We’ll offer our own article on the subject as Exhibit A. . – Robert Farley. Gingrich: 'You Can't Put a Gun Rack on a Volt'