Final poll heading into the primary confirms a double-digit lead for Gingrich

posted at 4:35 pm on January 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Allah reported Public Policy Polling’s remarkable findings last night, and a new survey out this morning seconds the notion that Newt Gingrich could win South Carolina decisively.

According to an American Research Group survey released Saturday morning, 40% of people likely to vote in South Carolina’s GOP contest say they are backing the former House speaker, with 26% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 18% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and 13% supporting former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. …

The survey indicates that Gingrich grabs about half the vote among self-described tea party movement supporters, far ahead of the rest of the field. Among those who say they are not tea party supporters, Gingrich is at 33%, Romney 31%, Paul 22% and Santorum 11%.

Gingrich leads Romney among men 38% to 25%, followed by Paul with 21% and Santorum at 13%. Among women, Gingrich leads Romney 42% to 26%, followed by Paul with 16%, and Santorum with 13%. That number may be surprising, following the broadcast Thursday night of an allegation from Gingrich’s ex-wife, Marianne, that the former House speaker offered her a choice of an open marriage or divorce when he revealed to her he was having an affair with the woman he later made his third wife.

Gingrich said the claim by his second wife was false, but the story made major headlines, and an angry Gingrich chastised CNN for starting off Thursday night’s debate with a question about his ex-wife’s allegations. Gingrich’s response elicited a standing ovation from the audience.

Gingrich also leads among self-identified Republicans, although Ron Paul and Mitt Romney both best him among independents and Democrats.

This particular poll was conducted Thursday and Friday — half before and half after the debate in which Newt Gingrich caustically verbally accosted moderator John King for opening with a question about Marianne Gingrich’s accusations against him. A poll conducted by the same firm Tuesday and Wednesday showed Gingrich and Romney neck-and-neck. That suggests that Gingrich might actually have received a boost from his ex-wife’s allegations and his handling of them. Some pundits predicted this — most notably Sarah Palin, who claimed the media overplayed its hand against Newt by marketing Marianne Gingrich’s revelations to the masses. Frustration at the MSM for the timing and handling of The Ex-Wife Interview is understandable — but should that automatically have translated into support for Gingrich? I still argue no, especially given that his debate performance Thursday was not particularly impressive notwithstanding his fiery fury at CNN for asking about the hottest news of the day.

Ed reminds me that, in 2008, American Research Group predicted that Mike Huckabee would win South Carolina, which turned out to be not true, so perhaps this poll should be taken with a grain of salt. At this point, any poll purporting to predict South Carolina shouldn’t be taken too seriously. So much has happened this week alone that it’s surely difficult for any poll to pick up all the movement that must be occurring in the state as a result. As AP summarized yesterday, Newt Gingrich will probably win South Carolina, but anything could happen so expect the unexpected.

For those of you who, like me, have felt nearly as many reservations about Newt Gingrich as about Mitt Romney, this piece by Mark Steyn might help. Oh, it’ll confirm your reservations — but it’ll also awaken a sliver of hope that, should he be the nominee, he could maybe — just maybe — beat Obama. Steyn wrote the piece before the Iowa caucuses, but it still seems to accurately capture Gingrich. As has been often repeated, all of our candidates are flawed — but any would be better than Obama.


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They are comparing Newt to a serial killer in Ted Bundy now.

That’s called jumping the shark. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

No Moby, I am saying that it’s laughable that his character flaws should be over looked because he says he asked for forgiveness.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Look at Paul Ryan’s voting record on the big fiscal issues. It’s sad. He’s not any better than Lindsey Graham.

I don’t like Graham, I like DeMint.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Man, Tes bringing the truff today.

Notorious GOP on January 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Wrong again. Christianity holds that you can be forgiven for your sins. You have not figured that out yet.

Until you do, you won’t understand the Christian voter.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

yawn….a lot of Christians are like RINOS, in name only lol :-), so I wouldn’t think that they care to much either way about Newt’s past dalliances, it’s his hypocrisy that is appalling to most people, not necessarily the transgressions…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

You might want to speak for yourself and not “most Republican women”. Yes, others disagree & that’s an understatement.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Trust me, just about everybody who supports Romney likes him b/c of his looks and the way he talks. This includes men too, to be fair.

He’s an image more than a candidate.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I linked the following up at the headlines, but wow.

Cake

Midwestprincesse on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

He is just trying to get rid of him with a heart attack.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Btw, since all you True Conservatives* are so quick to forgive Newt for, well, everything…why do you refuse to forgive Romney for his decade-old policy heresies?

jjraines on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Allocating taxpayer money for abortions is pretty despicable, don’t you think? Mr romney is not pro-life.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Sad commentary on the state of the nation and state of the conservative movement went a majority of Tea Partiers — a movement entirely based on promoting fiscal conservatism and free enterprise — support a guy who has spent the last two weeks Occupying the GOP.
jjraines on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

No kidding.

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hey moron, they were thinking of primarying her before she endorsed Mittens. Get your facts straight.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Trust me, just about everybody who supports Romney likes him b/c of his looks and the way he talks. This includes men too, to be fair.

He’s an image more than a candidate.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Unfortunately, image matters too much these days.

Notorious GOP on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

How about Freddy Mac?
How about taking the leftist line on bBain capital?
How about pimping global warming with Pelosi?
How about amnesty for illegal immigrants? ETC, ETc.

No, it’s not because he is JUST a serial philanderer who stands before God and then breaks his oath… in addition to his bad character he takes whatever side of an issue that is most politically expedient.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

He is a conservative, damn it! Stop confusing people with facts!

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

There are battles and there is the war. It is a long game.

galtani on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Trust me, just about everybody who supports Romney likes him b/c of his looks and the way he talks. This includes men too, to be fair.

He’s an image more than a candidate.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

And yet Newt is the proven chick magnet.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

If Newt becomes the nominee, he should really think about choosing Romney as VP. Romney might provide the message discipline Gingrich needs and Newt provides the fire that Romney lacks.

andy85719 on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Sad commentary on the state of the nation and state of the conservative movement went a majority of Tea Partiers — a movement entirely based on promoting fiscal conservatism and free enterprise — support a guy who has spent the last two weeks Occupying the GOP.
jjraines on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The Tea party coalesced around opposition to TARP and they’re supporting a guy who supported it.

Notorious GOP on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

As someone who has been divorced twice, and has led services and sung in churches for 30 years, you do not know what you are talking about.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Well that explains f’n everything.

Birds of a feather….

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I linked the following up at the headlines, but wow.

Cake

Midwestprincesse on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I guess Mitt’s crack staff forgot to tell him Newt was cleared of the charges.
This is my favorite.

“Either way, we can’t wait to hear what food item Gingrich will order to respond to such generosity from Romney’s camp.”

Dead mackerel?

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Romney was for global warming, higher taxes and fees, refused to vocally support the Bush tax cuts, he supported McCain’s amnesty plan, he supported a ban on semi-automatic weapons (he confuses them with machine guns, no lie), he appointed liberal judges in Mass over qualified Republican ones, he’s supported both abortion and gay marriage in the past and has told liberal audiences they want him in the White House b/c he’s the man on those issues.

Plus RomneyCare.

SO don’t tell me he’s better than anybody else we have.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

There are battles and there is the war. It is a long game.

galtani on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

A battle between what ideology and what ideology?

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

#scprimary exit polls suggest Bain attacks on Romney were non-starter. but huge number of deciders in last few days.

andy85719 on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

His sin was adultery, not hypocrisy.

Clinton lied under oath, and that is why he was impeached.

If you were to wipe out the entire pool of possible candidates due to adultery, there might be significantly less.

Being completely loyal to your spouse is a good quality to have in a Presidential candidate, but thank God that is not the ONLY quality we look for.

Obama appears to have been loyal to his wife, and yet he is a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE President.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

How about Freddy Mac?
How about taking the leftist line on bBain capital?
How about pimping global warming with Pelosi?
How about amnesty for illegal immigrants? ETC, ETc.

No, it’s not because he is JUST a serial philanderer who stands before God and then breaks his oath… in addition to his bad character he takes whatever side of an issue that is most politically expedient.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Truth.

Gird your loins and prepare to be called a hating nutball.

JPeterman on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Well that explains f’n everything.

Birds of a feather….

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

You came from Daily Kos, didn’t you?

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

*sigh*

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

And yet Newt is the proven chick magnet.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

What cracks me up is these Romney fans like Ann Coulter make Gingrich out as this vile disgusting human being yet seem so sad for the women he betrayed….it would seem he did his ex wives a huge favor if he’s such a rotten SOB. :)

The whole adultry thing has been overplayed to the point I think hes getting sympathy for it.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

H

e is a conservative, damn it! Stop confusing people with facts!

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I know! The idea that people are buying that Gingrich is a conservative alarming. Lets face it, we love to see him yell at the press, how far is that going to get him in the general election?

I should run for office. “Vote V7, and get the he!l off my lawn you stinking press people!”

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Mud-flinging Romney supporters make Tonya Harding look like a good sport.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Who’s not a conservative if it’s a comparison to Mitt Romney?

It’s all relative. We have to make a choice.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Vote Gingrich! Because it’s OK if we get amnesty as long as someone is yelling at Juan Williams!

oooh, shiny things!

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If Romney looked like Newt Gingrich, we wouldn’t be talking about him being the nominee.

It’s that simple.

His looks hae carried him a long way, but I think they may be a limit on how far he can go on that alone. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Mud-flinging Romney supporters make Tonya Harding look like a good sport.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

That was pretty good. Extra points for remembering her.

Wasn’t Kerrigan from Mass? What a tie in.

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

that would be highlarious :)

you’re probably right though <5%

cmsinaz on January 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM
It would be our final revenge so to speak LOL :)

Oh well – what could have been.

gophergirl on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I share your thots. I was hoping that he would have stayed in at least until S.C. But I’m sure he made the decision based on info we may not have. A bummer either way.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Romney supports amnesty. Suppported McCain’s plan just a few years ago.

All the Republican candidates are pretty awful on immigration so it’s a scatch and we move to other issues, like healthcare.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Romney was for global warming, higher taxes and fees, refused to vocally support the Bush tax cuts, he supported McCain’s amnesty plan, he supported a ban on semi-automatic weapons (he confuses them with machine guns, no lie), he appointed liberal judges in Mass over qualified Republican ones, he’s supported both abortion and gay marriage in the past and has told liberal audiences they want him in the White House b/c he’s the man on those issues.

Plus RomneyCare.

SO don’t tell me he’s better than anybody else we have.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM

And he supported the Stimulus!!

Mittens is also a gutless wimp. He was non-existent on the issues of the day over the last 3 years. Over the debt ceiling debate he only said he was against it after he saw the backlash the GOP got for supporting it.

He can’t even handle a Bret Bair interview and refuses to call Maobama a socialist!

LevinFan on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Mud-flinging Romney supporters make Tonya Harding look like a good sport.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Vote Gingrich! Because he asked God for forgiveness! (After he stood on an alter and promised he wouldn’t need to..3 times.) He’s the only true something or other…

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Gingrich at least used to be a conservative, if he’s not one now.

Romney never was one.

That matters to some.

Others disagree.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If ROmney asked conservatives for Forgivness for ROmneyCare, we may be open to voting for him.

But the serial flip flopper isn’t flip flopping on RomneyCare..it was good policy, no question about it.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Moose…er, elk!

Dr. Tesla you are making a firm case for direct current. Keep up the good fight.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

God is the one who does the forgiving. You are not God, nor are you being asked to forgive Newt Gingrich. You are being asked to vote for him. Forgiveness has no part here.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Callista has forgiven him.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Yes, God has forgiven him bozos, per the Catholic Catechism:

“PART TWO
THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

SECTION TWO
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

CHAPTER TWO
THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING

ARTICLE 4
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

1422 “Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”4

I. WHAT IS THIS SACRAMENT CALLED?

1423 It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father5 from whom one has strayed by sin.

It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.

1424 It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”6

It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.”7 He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”8 ”

Now stop your childish condemning of people who have already had their sins forgiven and start focusing on the f’in issues.

Get ejukated!

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Mittens is also a gutless wimp.
He can’t even handle a Bret Bair interview…

LevinFan on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Vote Gingrich! Because the only thing we are impressed by are sweet sweet words of scorn directed at the press!
Neut Gingrich/Wilford Brimley 2012! Because our greatest enemies are in the CBS press pool!

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Tesla was the AC guy.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

You came from Daily Kos, didn’t you?

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

No I came from an environment where family values actually meant something, and wasn’t a feel-good slogan said by a bunch of moral hypocrites with 2+ divorces in the bag.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Vote Romney b/c he won’t bomb throw and call Obama a socialist even though Obama is a socialist. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Vote Romney 2012 because he believes in No Labels.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Trust me, just about everybody who supports Romney likes him b/c of his looks and the way he talks. This includes men too, to be fair.

He’s an image more than a candidate.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

See, that’s your problem. Your use of “most Republican women” and how “everybody” Unless you have polling data then you are giving your opinion and should state it as such. Even Polls have disclaimers, but you like to speak as if you are an authority of some kind. That’s your problem.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I wonder if they still have that couch the Newt and Nancy sat on. They need it all over again to use it in new ad. I am sure they could find one. Show the old ad then the empty couch that the GOP has walk away from it. Maybe they could get Marianne Gingrich to do an ad with Nancy an talk about all the other things he walk away from.

That will go great in the General. He will just attack the media and win. That is if newtbots can remove all aspect of Newt and Climate Change from the internet like he did with his next book.

tjexcite on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Allocating taxpayer money for abortions is pretty despicable, don’t you think?
tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Ho ho, hey hey, how many lies will you tell today?

FACT: Under Massachusetts Law And Court Precedent, If The State Is Funding Health Care Benefits – As It Is With The Subsidized Commonwealth Care Products – It Cannot Refuse To Fund Abortions. In 1981, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruled That The Massachusetts Constitution Required Payment For Abortions For Medicaid-Eligible Women. (Moe v. Secretary of Admin & Finance, 1981) – According To The Decision, When A State Subsidizes Medical Care, It Cannot Infringe On “The Exercise Of A Fundamental Right” Which The Court Interpreted As Access To Medically Necessary Abortion Services. (Moe v. Secretary of Admin & Finance, 1981) In 1997, The Supreme Judicial Court Reaffirmed Its Position That A State-Subsidized Plan Must Offer “Medically Necessary Abortions.” In Moe, “[W]e concluded that the State’s failure to fund medically necessary abortions, while funding all other medically necessary procedures (including services in connection with childbirth), invaded a woman’s constitutional right of choice to a degree that was not counterbalanced by the State’s interest in the preservation of potential life.” (Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc. v. Attorney General, 1997)

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Yes, God has forgiven him bozos, per the Catholic Catechism:

Now stop your childish condemning of people who have already had their sins forgiven and start focusing on the f’in issues.

Get ejukated!

KirknBurker

Again, did God forgive Ted Bundy? If so does that mean we have to overlook his little character flaw? Gingrich is a serial cheater, he has a bad character. God may or may not have forgiven him but that doesn’t mean that his history should be overlooked.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Gingrich at least used to be a conservative, if he’s not one now.

Romney never was one.

That matters to some.

Others disagree.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

This is like trying to compare a zebra and a donkey to decide who is more like a pure-bred Kentucky derby winner.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Tesla was the AC guy.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Of course!…and nope that hat didn’t taste very good.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Vote Gingrich so he can save the planet with Nancy Pelosi!

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

See, that’s your problem. Your use of “most Republican women” and how “everybody” Unless you have polling data then you are giving your opinion and should state it as such. Even Polls have disclaimers, but you like to speak as if you are an authority of some kind. That’s your problem.

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

NO, my problem is that I know women vote on things like looks and personality more than ideology and policy. I’m not saying there aren’t men who don’t do this too, but it’s more commone with women.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Vote Gingrich, because Amnesty for illegal aliens is only fair…

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Vote Gingrich, because corporate profits are something the government should regulate…

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Vote Romney 2012 because he believes in No Labels.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Well wearing your baseball caps with the labels on is a kind of a gang sign, so the governor’s got something there.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

itsnotaboutme on January 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Interesting proposition. Are you saying that Americans have become more socially conservative since the 92 & 96 elections when they elected a serial adulterer also?

chemman on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

No I came from an environment where family values actually meant something, and wasn’t a feel-good slogan said by a bunch of moral hypocrites with 2+ divorces in the bag.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Family values? You wouldn’t know Family Values if it walked up to you and planted a big wet kiss on you. And you sure don’t have a clue about either Christianity or being a Coservative. You’re as lost as a betsy bug.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Obama appears to have been loyal to his wife, and yet he is a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE President.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Finally, some sanity:-)

bluefox on January 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Trust me, just about everybody who supports Romney likes him b/c of his looks and the way he talks. This includes men too, to be fair.

He’s an image more than a candidate.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

That is the 5th time you have commented on Romneys looks. Don’t be bitter just because you’re probably obese and hideous like your idol.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Vote Gingrich, because Amnesty for illegal aliens is only fair…

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The good thing is that the aliens can’t trust anything Gingrich says.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Hey moron, they were thinking of primarying her before she endorsed Mittens. Get your facts straight.
KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Who’s “they”? The Palinistas who credited Palin for Haley’s victory?

BTW, is it okay if I call you a “Hatin’ nutball”? That seems to be the accepted term here at Hot Air with nary a peep of complaint.

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Family values? You wouldn’t know Family Values if it walked up to you and planted a big wet kiss on you. And you sure don’t have a clue about either Christianity or being a Coservative. You’re as lost as a betsy bug.

kingsjester on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Newt’s got family values: the new family is always more valuable.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’ll take that homewrecker Calista over the food Nazi Michelle Obama anyday of the week. I’m tired of tax dollars being used to jet her all over the world.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The good thing is that the aliens can’t trust anything Gingrich says.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

LOL.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Some people just jealous of Gingrich b/c he’s a player.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Obama appears to have been loyal to his wife, and yet he is a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE President.

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

You forgot that girl that quickly disappeared, and the guy who still claims to be his homosexual lover.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

BTW, is it okay if I call you a “Hatin’ nutball”? That seems to be the accepted term here at Hot Air with nary a peep of complaint.

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

It only applies to hatin’ nutballs like you.

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Look, women know Gingrich has a nice package. That’s why so many want him.

He’s got the tools to satisfy.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Gingrich at least used to be a conservative, if he’s not one now.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

On even numbered days the Newters tell me to vote for Newt because he’s a changed man. On odd numbered days they tell me to disregard the change.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Newt’s got family values: the new family is always more valuable.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

LOL!!

JPeterman on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The Democrats, the Unions, the Soros foundations, et al are going to be shoveling over a billion dollars into the campaign to slander and destroy any of their opponents. Gingrich has already provided them with anything they need to do the job.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

It’s just a $50 procedure then right?

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.”7 He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”8 ”

Now stop your childish condemning of people who have already had their sins forgiven and start focusing on the f’in issues.

Get ejukated!

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

…you seem learned, do you by any chance know if, per the same catholic catechism the pedophile priests who thrive and abound in said Catholic churches have been forgiven too, so that they can now go back to spreading His word to kids :-)…I mean, what I am more interested in (not really :) is ‘have you personally forgiven them’? :-), it would mean so much for me to know that…oh, and I assume there’s no hypocrisy there either, it’s just the way Catholic Church operated for centuries :-)…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Gingrich at least used to be a conservative, if he’s not one now.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Vote Gingrich! Because of… Look shiny things!

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

On even numbered days the Newters tell me to vote for Newt because he’s a changed man. On odd numbered days they tell me to disregard the change.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I’d probably care more about what you think if you didn’t support Romney.

If Romney’s cool, Gingrich is cool. You can’t have it both ways. Sorry.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

On even numbered days the Newters tell me to vote for Newt because he’s a changed man. On odd numbered days they tell me to disregard the change.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Even number days is better than “no” days, by at least 50%.

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Some people just jealous of Gingrich b/c he’s a player.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

What red-blooded American wouldn’t want to have a Callista of his own? Hm…I’d call mine “Tiffany” though…

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Vote ROmney and take the most important issue, repeal of Obamcare, off the table.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Look, women know Gingrich has a nice package. That’s why so many want him.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Again, Tessla is looking at other guys packages.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Now stop your childish condemning of people who have already had their sins forgiven and start focusing on the f’in issues.

Get ejukated!

KirknBurker on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Okay, lets focus on the fact that Gingrich was entrusted with the public’s sacred faith that he would discharged his duty with honor. He proved untrustworthy. We have three candidates vying to represent the GOP against Obama for the privilege to represent every American as the President of these United States. All three have in the past held that trust in honorable stewardship and ask for that trust again.

No corrupt lying politician should get a single vote before any of the three honorable men left in the contest.

csdeven on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Compare Calista to his disgruntled ex wife and tell yourself he made a mistake. You’ll be lying to yourself though. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

On even numbered days the Newters tell me to vote for Newt because he’s a changed man. On odd numbered days they tell me to disregard the change.

Buddahpundit on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

nuance and…consistency :-)…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Look, women know Gingrich has a nice package. That’s why so many want him.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Smart like horse, hung like Einstein.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Vote ROmney and take the most important issue, repeal of Obamcare, off the table.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Romney has repeatedly vowed to repeal Obama care… but no need to stop lying Tesla.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Again, Tessla is looking at other guys packages.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

So what, nothing wrong with it. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

No corrupt lying politician should get a single vote before any of the three honorable men left in the contest.

csdeven on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Um, they are all politicians and all politicians lie.

cozmo on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

nuance and…consistency :-)…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Serial inconsistency becomes it’s own form of consistency, sort of like Newt’s marriages.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Isn’t it rich?…Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.

Buy Danish on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Some people just jealous of Gingrich b/c he’s a player.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Player?! Dear God…this explains everything about you.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Romney has repeatedly vowed to repeal Obama care… but no need to stop lying Tesla.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Entrusting that mission to the RomneyCare guy who still stands by ROmneycare and has flip floppped on every other issue under the sun seems like wishcasting to me.

I don’t vote like a child would. :)

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

What red-blooded American wouldn’t want to have a Callista of his own? Hm…I’d call mine “Tiffany” though…

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

You can have a Callista of your own, they’r made in Japan and are getting more and more lifelike.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Again, Tessla is looking at other guys packages.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Could be worse, he could be checking out their behinds.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Player?! Dear God…this explains everything about you.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Yeah you guys are just jealous this old dude has a hot young trophy wife. You want to be Gingrich. You hate him for being what you are not.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

You can have a Callista of your own, they’r made in Japan and are getting more and more lifelike.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Ah, now I know where Newt’s cherished belief in God-zilla comes from.

Igor R. on January 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Gingrich at least used to be a conservative, if he’s not one now.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM

He used to be honest. Now he is a corrupt lying politician who was sanctioned for violating the sacred trust given to him by Americans.

He doesn’t deserve to be in the same contest as the three remaining candidates that have not violated that trust.

csdeven on January 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Again, Tessla is looking at other guys packages.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

it’s his thing :-), check out the faux Dr posts where he calls Gingrich ‘his Newtie Poo’ :-)…the closet is coming undone at the seams :-)…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Entrusting that mission to the RomneyCare guy who still stands by ROmneycare and has flip floppped on every other issue under the sun seems like wishcasting to me.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

As opposed to believing someone who has taken every side of every issue, has repeatedly lied and broken pledges and is in love with every word that comes out of his own mouth.
Yeah, Again, liar, Romney has said he would repeal obama care.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Does ROmney let his wife out of the house? I have never seen her. Seems like all she does is give birth to little Mitt-clone sons.

She would have made a good king’s wife.

Dr. Tesla on January 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

it’s his thing :-), check out the faux Dr posts where he calls Gingrich ‘his Newtie Poo’ :-)…the closet is coming undone at the seams :-)…

jimver on January 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Ask him about how he was handcuffed in college by his gay roommate… seriously.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Gingrich backed censoring of the Web in 2006

Look!! More conservative greatness from the towering conservative.

xxessw on January 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Vote Gingrich! Because the only thing we are impressed by are sweet sweet words of scorn directed at the press!
Neut Gingrich/Wilford Brimley 2012! Because our greatest enemies are in the CBS press pool!

V7_Sport on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Hey Genius,

On EVERY issue you criticize Newt for Mittens is worse.

You mentioned Newt and Pelosi?

How about Mittens having John Holdren as an ADVISOR to implement carbon caps in MA??

And Mittens still supports the mandate unlike Newt. Mittens says socialism is right for MA. ANd in 2010 he said let’s repeal the bad parts and keep the good parts of Romneycare.

LevinFan on January 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

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