Posts tagged "Newt Gingrich"

Fact-checking Romney, Gingrich in the Florida primary

FactCheck.org has established a new service–who’s got in wrong during the debates. Here’s the announcement: From the folks who brought you FactCheck.org comes FlackCheck.org! Our DebateWatch has the latest clips and fact checks from every debate ready for you right away. Here are just a couple of videos from DebateWatch where we push back on the candidates. The latest issue fact checks... Read more »

Lessons delivered to the media by South Carolina voters

The media weren’t on the Republican primary ballot Saturday, but South Carolina voters gave them a good whupping anyway. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was about to lose the primary, until Thursday when he speared the media in a memorable and well-deserved answer to a question about his second ex-wife’s allegations about his desire for... Read more »

Mitt Romney shows some balls, finally

Now for the Gingrich character issue GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney goes directly after his main opponent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, with some passion and well-directed barbs, at last. As the Chicago Tribune reported: “At the end of four years as speaker of the House, it was proven that he... Read more »
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Newt Gingrich's attack on media seals his South Carolina primary victory

A standing, rousing ovation greeted a question–the first of the evening–from the CNN moderator John King is emblematic of the deep seated loathing of the media. Whether you think that Gingrich is a scumbag or someone who (as the left likes to say) “speaks truth to power” (that would be the media), the former House... Read more »

Newt Gingrich: The next Catholic president?

It came as a surprise to me to, even though I’m Catholic, that he is a convert. Here is a very informative article about the man. Hat tip to Blithe Spirit.

The GOP's best bet against Obama? Jon Huntsman!

And this is according to–of all things–the New York Times. Check it out here (interactive chart) and here. The analysis is based on the health of the economy and it provides some contrarian facts that dispute the given wisdom that the Republican race now is down to Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. This analysis was done before Herman... Read more »
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The case for Jon Huntsman for the GOP presidential nomination

The name recognition of one Jon Hunstman is about zilch, but his qualifications are most impressive, even for conservatives. When Newt Gingrich flames out, as he eventually will, as the latest to surge in the polls for the GOP presidential nomination, there won’t be many left in the field to turn to. Maybe that’s when... Read more »

Eric Zorn and I hash it out over the GOP presidential field

This is one of my occasional debates with Chicago Tribune colleague and commentator Eric Zorn. It appeared today in the Tribune commentary section and in Eric’s blog, The Rhubarb Patch, where comments also can be posted.  To Dennis, from Eric: What does it tell you that, even though the economy is apparently stuck in the doldrums... Read more »

Media react to health bill passage

Some editorial writers and commentators stayed up late Sunday night to write their reflections  about the House passage of the health care legislation. Here is a sampling:  Chicago Tribune: Victory, but at what cost? Fix it.  Wall Street Journal: The Doctors of the House: A landmark of liberal governance whose price will be very steep.... Read more »
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Are the Dems really that clueless about health care?

WASHINGTON– The last time I heard Newt Gingrich predict that Republicanswould take over Congress was 16 years ago when he was pushing his “Contract with America.” I said he was crazy then, but he turned out to be right. Now, he’s predicting that Republicans this year will take over Congress again–the House and the Senate — and not... Read more »
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