Newt Gingrich: I love life

posted at 5:00 pm on March 17, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Newt Gingrich was feeling particularly good a couple days ago, delivering a quote that seems perfect to publicize on a Saturday afternoon. In Barrington, Ill., this week, a reporter asked the former Speaker of the House to defend the assertion he made in a debate that he is “cheerful.” Here’s what Gingrich had to say:

“I love life. I love getting up in the morning. I love seeing what the weather is going to be. I love animals. I love the process of interacting with people. I like learning. So I really am basically cheerful everyday because in my mind everyday is cool; I am still here.”

Pretty neat, huh? After all the mistakes he’s made, the stressful life he’s lived, the political career he’s had, he’s able to say this. Perhaps it’s this kind of positivity that explains why he was able to stage two comebacks in this election cycle and why he persists when no path to victory is apparent.

The whole political game often gets me down. Victories always seem outnumbered by defeats, chivalrous moments always seem outnumbered by scandals, eloquent statements always seem outnumbered by gaffes. But what someone with Newt Gingrich’s life experience knows to an extent that no young gun can fully grasp is this: Life goes on — and some things are actually bigger than politics. The sun will still shine, the rain and snow will still fall, the wind will still blow. Animals will still be animals, blissfully unaware — and there will always be something new to learn.

In the end, what drives me nuts about Newt Gingrich is also what I like best about him: He just seems so human, fabulously flawed, inexhaustibly searching, openly vulnerable. While I’d rather have as president someone who has more closely hewn to the straight and narrow in both his politics and his personal life, I’m ultimately glad Newt Gingrich has been in the race. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remind me that it’s possible to live privately what you espouse publicly and inspire me to strive to match their examples of personal integrity. Gingrich reminds me that life is for all of us, both those who’ve got it together and those who don’t. When I think about it that way, I love life, too.


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…Hang in there Newt !!!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

i dunno, gingrich seems pretty grumpy most of the time to me, so it makes me wonder if the whole cheerful thing isn’t an act or part of a larger issue: bipolar disorder?

uhangtight on March 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Newt’s life has changed over the last decade…but nobody wants to believe it.

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

the stressful life he’s lived

Heh. He did manage to find a few stress relievers.
:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Jolly as always.

Bmore on March 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The sun will still shine burn through the ozone, the rain and snow will still fall cause flooding, the wind will still blow destroy everything in its path. Animals will still be animals attack, and there will always be something new to learn frustrate us if Obama is reelected.

:)

Dee2008 on March 17, 2012 at 5:11 PM

(7%)
…Hang in there Newt !!!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

+7%…!

… Hang in there Newt!!!

Seven Percent Solution on March 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I love that Newton feels this way. I love that he’s happy about life and all it’s endless possibilities. The improbability of his winning the nod and his animosity about and determination to block Mitt reaching the magic delegate number notwithstanding, he’s a remarkable human being. Come what may in the primaries, I’ll always appreciate Newton.

Slainte on March 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Gingrich had an initial appeal this season in that he would be able to articulate a conservative philosophy, especially in debates against Obama in the fall. Republican voters are thirsty for this kind of stuff.

Unfortunately, Gingrich screwed himself back when he attacked Romney for being rich. This is astonishing, given Romney’s many progressive positions create a target-rich primary environment. Newt thus traded his greatest asset — intellect — to reinforce his reputation as an opportunist.

At best, he’s undisciplined. At worst — I’m not going there.

JHB on March 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

i like grumpy newt.

GhoulAid on March 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM

In Barrington, Ill., this week, a reporter asked the former Speaker of the House to defend the assertion he made in a debate that he is “cheerful.”

I’d be pretty durn cheerful too if I were about to haul buckets of cash out of the rich enclave of Barrington!
:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Too bad social conservatives aren’t that forgiving. They can never get past his past mistakes and has 2 wives too many… They all know he is more qualified than Santorum but they vote wit their Faith and Newt doesn’t fit the perfect Christian man they are willing to vote for… For Social conservatives, faith comes before fiscal conservatism…

jules on March 17, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I like happy Newt, grumpy Newt, opinionated Newt, funny, human, angry, thoughtful and flawed Newt. I like Newt. I think he would be an exceptional President. I really do. He has a good heart. He loves America. He is the best man for the job right now. It’s too bad he doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell.

JAM on March 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Cheerful my A$$! This old gas bag is more like Jekyll & Hyde.

lhuffman34 on March 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Tina hit upon exactly why Newt is the logical choice–he is human, just like us, and he has the vision and strength to know and understand that. On top of that he has a brilliant mind. Really does kind of remind me of Reagan. What bothers me is why can’t the Republican base wake up and see this.

… Hang in there Newt!!!

NOMOBO on March 17, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Newt is a pathological liar. How can anyone take him seriously when he is staying in the race to destroy Santorum’s chances while claiming the opposite?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Newt is not even campaigning today…

Either the money is tight or he knows he is done…

Or maybe both…

MGardner on March 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

JHB, Gingrich did not attack Romney for beign rich, he just pointed out how he got that way. Name the products Bain Capital produced? Can’t huh? There are none. The only thing Romney ever produced was money for himself and a few friends. That is slim qualification for the office of President. That is all he has as his record as governor is that of someone way left of a conservative. If you compare the bona fides as a conservative of Gingrich to that of Romney, or Santorum for that matter. The choice seems clear, yet the lies told about Gingrich by Romney and his super pac injured Gingrich’s chances at the nomination. Considering the amount of money Romney had to spend to accomplish this gives anyone interested a view into the personality of Mitt Romney. I assure you it will be a mistake to nominate Romney or Santorum who have to run against a President who will use all the power of the Presidency to win reelection. Lets face it, neither Romney nor Santorum have a very strong message. Santorum talks about porn as the price of gasoline continues to climb. Its the economy, stupid. Romney still cannot explain Romneycare. Do not worry, Obama will. Listen to Gingrich and learn.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on March 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

JHB on March 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

It’s a shame you cannot accept someone brilliant as a human being, capable of mistakes. Must be nice to be perfect. Maybe you should run for President. Lord knows Romney and Santorum are deeply, if not differently, flawed.

NOMOBO on March 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Sheldon Adelson is funding Newt to elect Romney and Newt is cheerfully playing his part.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

(7%)
…Hang in there Newt !!!

That is about where he be in the polls soon, 7%…

I don’t think people are going to waste their vote…

MGardner on March 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I read a story about a month ago that reporters were much happier to be with Newt on the campaign trail than Romney or Santorum. I think his cheerfulness is part of that. I like that even now, as bad as things are, that someone can see a better day. I am having a hard time with that. His gaffes haven’t been any worse than the other two, and I think of the three he would make a better president, so I am going to support him to the end. Thanks for the nice story Tina.

Hang in there Newt!!

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

GTFO of there Newt!!!

Swerve22 on March 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Sheldon Adelson is funding Newt to elect Romney and Newt is cheerfully playing his part.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Don’t be so cynical- LOL

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

This filthy swine has no purpose in life but self-promoting and selling himself out to the highest bidder.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Even in any of his grumpy moments Newt is smarter than all the other 4 contenders put together, in spite of the lout he has been.

Tina is quite the philosopher, at such a young age.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Don’t insult the clean creatures. All politicians are hyenas.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Sheldon Adelson is funding Newt to elect Romney and Newt is cheerfully playing his part.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

нет

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Sheldon Adelson is funding Newt to elect Romney and Newt is cheerfully playing his part.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Don’t be so cynical- LOL

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Cynical? Facts: Adelson is under a serious criminal investigation. Adelson has announced that if it’s not Newt, it’s Romney. Opinions: Newt has no chance to become President. Newt knows he is hurting Santorum. Newt knows he won’t be President. Facts: Santorum said he would prefer Newt to be out. Newt says he is staying in the race to help Santorum.

Conclusion: Adelson knows it’s either Romney or Santorum, he is funding Newt to elect Romney, and Newt knows it. Yet he lies about it with a straight face.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Tina is quite the philosopher, at such a young age.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The best-looking philosopher EVAH!

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

нет

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Дa

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Don’t insult the clean creatures. All politicians are hyenas.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I stand corrected.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Perhaps it’s this kind of positivity that explains why he was able to stage two comebacks in this election cycle and why he persists when no path to victory is apparent.

A lot of adjectives could explain Newt’s comebacks, but positivity isn’t one of them. And nothing can explain why he persists except for revenge. Revenge in a positive way, though.

rogaineguy on March 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I just about regurgitate every time Gingrich invokes Reagan. Gingrich is much more like Nixon!

lhuffman34 on March 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

неправда

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Newt wasn’t very cheerful during his woefully bad Nevada concession speech/press conference. Maybe he’s trying to convince himself he’s happy to keep going on days when he’s overwhelmed with melancholy and bitterness.

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 5:46 PM

A lot of adjectives could explain Newt’s comebacks, but positivity isn’t one of them. And nothing can explain why he persists except for revenge. Revenge in a positive way, though.

rogaineguy on March 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Being paid to stay is as good an explanation as any. Getting on TV all the time could be an alternative explanation. Playing the king maker at the convention could also be one. Being able to sell more books later could be another one. Getting some gig as a consequence could be too. “nothing can explain” is a bit too definitive.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

There were several threads here in the last few days, within it was mathematically attempted to prove that Newt getting out will NOT help Santorum, as the Newtrons will split 50/50 for Rick/Mitt.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I just about regurgitate every time Gingrich invokes Reagan. Gingrich is much more like Nixon!

lhuffman34 on March 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Gingrich is more like that guy in “Animal House” years later except he knows the Germans didn’t attack Pearl Harbor.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Cynical? Facts: Adelson is under a serious criminal investigation. Adelson has announced that if it’s not Newt, it’s Romney. Opinions: Newt has no chance to become President. Newt knows he is hurting Santorum. Newt knows he won’t be President. Facts: Santorum said he would prefer Newt to be out. Newt says he is staying in the race to help Santorum.

Conclusion: Adelson knows it’s either Romney or Santorum, he is funding Newt to elect Romney, and Newt knows it. Yet he lies about it with a straight face.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I don’t care enough to look into the Adelson thing, but is it a serious criminal investigation by the Obama DOJ? Everyone is positioning themselves and backing whoever they want for their own reasons. I just read a story here yesterday that Santorum wouldn’t be better off with Newt out. If Santorum or Romney can’t win people over it’s not Newt’s fault. You want to fix that by removing him, so those of us who support him will have to go with one of the other two. Whatever.

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

неправда

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Newt is a pathological liar. How can anyone take him seriously when he is staying in the race to destroy Santorum’s chances while claiming the opposite?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Need some cheese to go with that whine? And don’t forget your crying towel…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Hasn’t that become standard for politicians?

Bmore on March 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There were several threads here in the last few days, within it was mathematically attempted to prove that Newt getting out will NOT help Santorum, as the Newtrons will split 50/50 for Rick/Mitt.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I haven’t seen the threads, but I’ve read many articles pro and con. I don’t believe Newt is (a) helping Santorum (b) believes he is helping Santorum. It’s obvious to me that if Newt was out by Miss/Alabama race, Santorum would take both states outright and win a disproportionate amount of delegates. It would also be nice to turn this into a two-person race, where the electorate would gravitate towards one choice or the other.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM

A ventriloquist was telling Irish jokes on Patrick’s Day when an angry part-Irish Newt stood up shouting, ‘You’re implying we’re all daft and stupid! I ought to punch you in the nose!’

‘I’m sorry, sir, I…’

‘No, not you!’ said Newt, ‘I’m talking to that wee little brat on your knee.’

itsnotaboutme on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I don’t care enough to look into the Adelson thing, but is it a serious criminal investigation by the Obama DOJ? Everyone is positioning themselves and backing whoever they want for their own reasons. I just read a story here yesterday that Santorum wouldn’t be better off with Newt out. If Santorum or Romney can’t win people over it’s not Newt’s fault. You want to fix that by removing him, so those of us who support him will have to go with one of the other two. Whatever.

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Newt has as much of a right to stay as anyone. I just don’t think he is being truthful about his motives.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

(He really is part Irish)

:)

itsnotaboutme on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

And I’d love life even more if he got out of the race already.

LiquidH2O on March 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Hasn’t that become standard for politicians?

Bmore on March 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I believe that Santorum is less that way than the other two.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

There were several threads here in the last few days, within it was mathematically attempted to prove that Newt getting out will NOT help Santorum, as the Newtrons will split 50/50 for Rick/Mitt.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Igoramous…does not pay attention to facts…it would throw off pace on his hamster wheel. It would rather whine…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Need some cheese to go with that whine? And don’t forget your crying towel…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Is criticizing the guy you like now whining and crying?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Still waiting for the uncensored lowdown on Mr. Gingrich’s “tree” story. Like the apocryphal young George Washington, America’s Historian made a full confession that he did, indeed, chop down the mighty oak. But why, Newt? Why?????
:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Revenge in a positive way, though.

rogaineguy on March 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I like his revenge. Mitt bludgeoned him, with true and untrue statements, with multi-millions, from him and his hyena PACs, in Iowa and in Florida, to the point that Newt’s guts, flesh, blood, etc. were all hanging out and splattered…while you guys call Mitt a “gentleman”.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

A ventriloquist was telling Irish jokes on Patrick’s Day when an angry part-Irish Newt stood up shouting, ‘You’re implying we’re all daft and stupid! I ought to punch you in the nose!’

‘I’m sorry, sir, I…’

‘No, not you!’ said Newt, ‘I’m talking to that wee little brat on your knee.’

itsnotaboutme on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

…and that’s how Newt first met Soros and Obama.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Newt has as much of a right to stay as anyone. I just don’t think he is being truthful about his motives.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Oh, so Mittens and St. Rick are umm, more honest than Newt? Really, the turnip wagon just dumped a load…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Is criticizing the guy you like now whining and crying?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Criticizing by using vile words such as “filthy”…and yes–you are whining…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Igoramous…does not pay attention to facts…it would throw off pace on his hamster wheel. It would rather whine…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Igor is very far from anyone who is ignorant. Is just a tad too much for Santorum. All the contenders suck, all 5 of them…very sad for the land, at such a pivotal time.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Need some cheese to go with that whine? And don’t forget your crying towel…
lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Ugh. So tired of commenters claiming others are “whining” when they’re not. Learn what the word means please.

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Oh, so Mittens and St. Rick are umm, more honest than Newt? Really, the turnip wagon just dumped a load…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Rick is more truthful.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Newt has as much of a right to stay as anyone. I just don’t think he is being truthful about his motives.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

None of them are. Mitt ran for years to “fix the land and the economy”. Yesterday he said to Hannity “the economy is getting better”. There are NO facts that it is. He lost his reason for running, not politically savvy at all. He gave Obama another gift, which he or his family do on almost a daily basis.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

People who are truly happy and cheerful usually don’t need to go on a whole lot about how happy and cheerful they are.

whatcat on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Maybe you need some reading comp classes if you think I dont know what whining is…good grief, go back and read his comments. Poor St Rick…mean old Newt…yeah…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Criticizing by using vile words such as “filthy”…and yes–you are whining…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

OK, I’m whining about the filthy scum-sucking pig named Newt.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Everybody whines or laud for/their guy. Were it not so tragic it w/b funny.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Rick is more truthful.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Turnips…falling…off..cart

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Poor St Rick…mean old Newt…yeah…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

They are all mean, the meanest and most deceiving being Obama.

All are in it for themselves, instead of for the land. None are leaders. Obama is the biggest divider the land ever had.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

OK, I’m whining about the filthy scum-sucking pig named Newt.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Again, leave the good clean creatures alone. They are all hyenas, all 5 of them.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

“I love life. I love getting up in the morning in a 5 star hotel, eating gourmet food, and having it all paid for by a bunch of gullible suckers donating to my campaign scam. Life is good.”

NickDeringer on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

None of them are. Mitt ran for years to “fix the land and the economy”. Yesterday he said to Hannity “the economy is getting better”. There are NO facts that it is. He lost his reason for running, not politically savvy at all. He gave Obama another gift, which he or his family do on almost a daily basis.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Well Mitt lies (a) all the time (b) not very well (c)often with very poor timing. He isn’t a good politician, and definitely not a natural one. He is smart, good looking, and a reasonable manager of a process, and that got him so far. But he never had any reason for running other than he thinks for whatever stupid reason he wants to be President.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

OK, I’m whining about the filthy scum-sucking pig named Newt.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Yep, Igoramous…poor St.Rick, has to have such low-life’s to defend him…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

“I love life. I love getting up in the morning in a 5 star hotel, eating gourmet food, and having it all paid for by a bunch of gullible suckers donating to my campaign scam. Life is good.”

NickDeringer on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Wow, you convinced me now…but Mitt then gets up in a 7 star one?

I don’t care, so long as taxpayers don’t have to pay for their stars. I’m not a class divider.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Again, leave the good clean creatures alone. They are all hyenas, all 5 of them.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

What makes Rick one?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

But he never had any reason for running other than he thinks for whatever stupid reason he wants to be President.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I am not a fan of Mittens or St. Rick, but they ALL have a right to run…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

People who are truly happy and cheerful usually don’t need to go on a whole lot about how happy and cheerful they are.

whatcat on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

He was asked about it by a reporter based on a question asked in a debate.

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

whatever stupid reason he wants to be President.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

His daddy couldn’t and it’s time to make up for it. It’s a psychological thing.

Now, if you really, really pay attention, Rich whines a lot, the most of them all, and is a true proletarian, but a soc-con. They all are NO good, with Obama the worst.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The sun will still shine, the rain and snow will still fall, the wind will still blow…

And Obama will still be convinced that those things are viable replacements for the fuel source that our civilization has always used!

Mr. Prodigy on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

“I love life. I love getting up in the morning in a 5 star hotel, eating gourmet food, and having it all paid for by a bunch of gullible suckers donating to my campaign scam. Life is good.”
NickDeringer on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Heh. But it’s more like a “sugar daddy” than “a bunch of gullible suckers”.

whatcat on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

What makes Rick one?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

It’s in front of you, all day, every day.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

They are all hyenas, all 5 of them.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

What makes Rick one?

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

You must have missed him whining about how FOX is all for Mittens…and he doesn’t get a break…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

They are all mean, the meanest and most deceiving being Obama.

All are in it for themselves, instead of for the land. None are leaders. Obama is the biggest divider the land ever had.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obama’s goal is to end the US, so he is different. None of the rest would have a reason for something so drastic.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

poor St.Rick, has to have such low-life’s to defend him…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Igor is NOT a low life.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

i dunno, gingrich seems pretty grumpy most of the time to me, so it makes me wonder if the whole cheerful thing isn’t an act or part of a larger issue: bipolar disorder?

uhangtight on March 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Nonsense. It’s quite possible to love life, but also be grumpy when having to deal with idiots in idiotic situations, which is when we get to see him. I’d be grump, too, if I had to deal with the moronic LSM and other assorted people in politics. Wouldn’t mean I didn’t love life, sunshine, flowers and kittens plus whatever else Gingrich was talking about.

kim roy on March 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Obama’s goal is to end the US, so he is different. None of the rest would have a reason for something so drastic.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The bolded section are the key words.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You must have missed him whining about how FOX is all for Mittens…and he doesn’t get a break…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I didn’t miss it, I simply happen to agree. I’m not a natural Rick supporter, and wasn’t one until recently. I also happen to be an atheist. It’s my opinion that he will do the least damage of the ones with any chance.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Newt has as much of a right to stay as anyone. I just don’t think he is being truthful about his motives.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I think his motive is that he thinks he would do the best job as President. I also think he may be thinking Santorum may run out of money to continue. If Rick had to drop out, who do you think he would endorse?

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I am not a fan of Mittens or St. Rick, but they ALL have a right to run…

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

They have a right, but Mittens has to know what an “elevator pitch” is given his past occupation. Yet he can’t produce a good version for why it’s him.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

A favorite phrase is “Most people treat life like a hobby.” And that’s the way Newt runs for President. A more self-aware, more responsible man would have said “I had my chance in the Nineties. It ended with my colleagues and the American people fed up with me. Sure, American life is replete with second acts…but I’m not going to be one of them.” Instead, the carnival continues.

His attitude bespeaks what (I believe) to be his private view “Eh, what the hell. No one is going to beat Obama. Who cares in what shape the GOP goes into November. I’ll get a bigger book deal out of all of this.”

And if that was all, I’d hate it, but I’d get it. But that’s just how he’d feel on Wednesday…Thursday would be something else again. It’s maddening, and for me, unforgivable.

bobs1196 on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Maybe you need some reading comp classes if you think I dont know what whining is…good grief, go back and read his comments. Poor St Rick…mean old Newt…yeah…
lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

My understanding of the English language is just fine, thank you very much. You seem to have missed lessons on elementary vocabulary and hackneyed prose.

I went back and re-read every one of his comments. Not a single one of them can be defined as “whiny” or “whining”. His use of the word “filthy” was objectionable but can’t be described as “whiny”.

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Now, if you really, really pay attention, Rich whines a lot, the most of them all, and is a true proletarian, but a soc-con. They all are NO good, with Obama the worst.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Yes, he whines a lot, and I know he hid a lot of his past. I don’t believe he really is a proletarian any more than Biden is, and is just using an old trick he had to use in his proletarian-controlled elections. I’ve reached a conclusion that left to his own devices he would do the least damage.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

You must have missed him whining about how FOX is all for Mittens…and he doesn’t get a break…
lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Yay! You used the word correctly here. Perhaps you’re projecting Santorum’s whining on to Igor…

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

And Obama will still be convinced that those things are viable replacements for the fuel source that our civilization has always used!

Mr. Prodigy on March 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

True

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Igor is NOT a low life.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Thanks!

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remind me that it’s possible to live privately what you espouse publicly and inspire me to strive to match their examples of personal integrity.

You mean the integrity that Santorum displayed when he lied about his residency so the taxpayers of PA had to foot the bill for his kids’ cyberschooling, even though his family lived in VA?

Or the way he advocated for limits on malpractice lawsuits – until it came to his wife’s lawsuit, when he was happy to take a big payout?

Or the way he set up a charity and then used the bulk of the $$ raised for himself and his lobbyist buddies?

Yeah, that’s integrity alright.

JA on March 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Sounds like a great thinker, doesn’t sound like a leader.

ray on March 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I think his motive is that he thinks he would do the best job as President. I also think he may be thinking Santorum may run out of money to continue. If Rick had to drop out, who do you think he would endorse?

Night Owl on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

He would probably endorse Newt, but that’s a rather far-fetched scenario with no factual basis, and at the moment, in my opinion, Newt is hurting Rick and in effect helping his arch-nemesis.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I am not a fan of Mittens or St. Rick, but they ALL have a right to run…
lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

They have a right, but Mittens has to know what an “elevator pitch” is given his past occupation. Yet he can’t produce a good version for why it’s him.
Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Been a good enough version to earn him the support of most Republican voters.

whatcat on March 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” Oscar Wilde
This quote fits Newt’s life journey.

evergreenland on March 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The bolded section are the key words.

Schadenfreude on March 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

America can survive A LOT of mismanagement and corruption at the top, it just can’t survive Obama.

Igor R. on March 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

While I’d rather have as president someone who has more closely hewn to the straight and narrow in both his politics and his personal life, I’m ultimately glad Newt Gingrich has been in the race

To the extent Speaker Gingrich remains so focused on getting back at Mitt Romney that it damages the Republican party’s chances this November, I think I’d like to see something new from Newt; ie, a graceful and expeditious exit.

I fear, though, Newt Gingrich may be incapable of graceful.

MessesWithTexas on March 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Yay! You used the word correctly here. Perhaps you’re projecting Santorum’s whining on to Igor…

Buy Danish on March 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Your such a good student, I bet you get to clean the erasers every day!

lovingmyUSA on March 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

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