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Never-Ending Newt
National Review Online, by Robert Costa

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/6/2013 6:05:24 AM

After 69 years, Newt Gingrich is wealthy, a celebrity, and the owner of a tony home in Northern Virginia. His place in the history books, as the leader of the Republican revolution, has long been established. But the former House speaker isn’t ready to fade away. “I don’t rule it out,” he said on Thursday over breakfast, when asked about a future presidential run. He spoke excitedly about his company, Gingrich Productions, and his upcoming trip to South Carolina, where he won the Republican primary last year. Gingrich’s unflagging energy isn’t surprising.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/6/2013 6:39:04 AM     (No. 9262202)

I´m sorry to have to say this, because I have admired Newt´s gifts in the past, but this constant hawking of this and that is pretty tacky.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ramona, 4/6/2013 8:06:50 AM     (No. 9262287)

Well it may be tacky but he has a right to make a living however he sees fit. I have watched him (and the plastic Mrs.) hawk their wares but have never been tempted to buy any of them. I would borrow his books from the library, though...

I still give him credit for showing the rest of the Republicans how to respond to the idiot press.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 4/6/2013 11:39:20 AM     (No. 9262675)

He is definitely one of the brainiest presidential candidates, however he does not seem to be really in touch with the majority of Americans like Raegan was, and although I had thought he was repentant , after some of his comments lately, I´ve changed my mind.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: redink, 4/6/2013 4:37:18 PM     (No. 9263012)

I supported Newt enthusiastically in the primaries. He´s brilliant, imaginative and fearless, and never apologizes for conservative ideas.

And yet...I knew he would lose the minute he let Romney get under his skin. He was great at eviscerating Obama´s policies, but Newt lost focus once he turned that on his party opponent. Then instead of sticking to the message of optimistic conservatism that wins over even the most vapid...he tried to bring down Romney. Foolish and ego-driven mistake.
That is a weakness that will be his undoing in any political fight. And I´m not even sure if he realizes the rules of politics have changed--as in: there are none.

I hope he understands that if he´s going to throw his hat in again. And frankly...I wouldn´t be unhappy if he did. Things are bad. We need every fighter we can get who´s willing and able. But Newt better be wiser instead of smarter this time around.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 4/6/2013 4:43:06 PM     (No. 9263021)

#5 said it all, and said it perfectly.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/7/2013 1:16:49 AM     (No. 9263425)

If Newt finds new arm candy, we will know he´s serious about running in 2016 as a 73 year old.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Twiggy, 4/7/2013 2:47:51 AM     (No. 9263461)

#5 = I totally agree.

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