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      05-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Newt Gingrich

I heard that Newt Gingrich ran for President for 49 hours.

What's up with that guy?

Also heard that Mitt Romney raised $10 million.

Edit: Now that I look for any news on Newt Gingrich dropping out, i don't find it. Maybe the guy who was saying that jumped the gun...

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I think what you saw was a reference to one of the TV talking heads saying that Gingrich killed his own run for President by how he was answering some questions in an interview.

Some people thought the TV talking head was actually announcing the official end to Gingrich's campaign, instead of just using colorful language to make a point about how badly Gingrich was doing answering questions.


Gingrich's problem is that he wants to think of himself as a policy moderate, while in practice he can't resist throwing whatever extremist partisan bomb he can get his hands on. His desire to throw bombs and create as much political damage as possible to Democrats leads to him making statements that he later has to retract (flip-flop) when he wants to go back to making moderate policy statements.

He's a man who wants to be a rational moderate policy wonk, but then goes on a bomb-throwing bender like an alcoholic going on a drinking bender. It feels good at the time, but in the morning it hurts to face the consequences. Gingrich will never be a serious candidate until he can get in control of his addiction to Donald Trump/Sarah Palin style bomb-throwing, and gets some message discipline.

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I think what you saw was a reference to one of the TV talking heads saying that Gingrich killed his own run for President by how he was answering some questions in an interview.
I had heard it in a one sentence mention on a local radio station. The talker probably heard it from the TV like you said. I try not to watch TV news. When I do watch, it is usually CNN where they never get it wrong (really I will watch CNN because the tone of the speech is generally acceptable as long as it is not their commentator hours).

I heard that Lou Dobbs moved to Fox Business... Gotta add that to my DVR schedule
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Rick Santorum is just like Gingrich, except without any attempt at rational moderate policy making. Today he told John McCain, who spent years being tortured, that Santorum knows more about how torture works than John McCain. What a petulant childish bomb thrower.
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Rick Santorum is just like Gingrich, except without any attempt at rational moderate policy making. Today he told John McCain, who spent years being tortured, that Santorum knows more about how torture works than John McCain. What a petulant childish bomb thrower.
Santorum is a joke. Gingrich criticized Ryan's plan and since he has been taking heat. God forbid someone not agree that Ryan's plan is perfect in every way.
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