Newt Gingrich’s Achilles’ heel

Would you do it again, Newt?  Here’s his presidential campaign killer, equivocal response.

Newt Gingrich, 67, is a brilliant man. A prolific author and former university history professor who taught classes in Renewing American Civilization. Gingrich served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and was instrumental in crafting the 1994 Contract with America, which restored Republican control of Congress based on a ten-point pledge to the American people.

Unfortunately, his personal baggage and videos like the one above — present him as compromised — rendering him as damaged as Greek mythological hero Achilles was when he fell victim to Trojan King Paris’ well-placed arrow.

In this case the arrow carries the names “climate change” and  Pelosi.

13 Responses to Newt Gingrich’s Achilles’ heel

  1. Maggie says:

    WHAT? I missed this the first time around. The last thing we need is another compromising, aisle-crossing disappointment. We already have John McCain!

  2. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    After Mr. ETHANOL gingrich counted the MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars he got from the ETHANOL LOBBY for supporting this waste of taxpayer money, he decided he has a shot at buying the election to become the “president of corn”.

    Americans, conservatives and Republicans: DO NOT ALLOW THE NO-CHARACTER, AMNESTY-JOHN mccain disaster to be repeated. You, and America, can do better — a LOT better — than Mr. ETHANOL (aka, “Monica-Stain-Bill Lite”).

    Replacing a president who’s a PUPPET of the union bo$$e$ with one that’s a PUPPET of the ETHANIOL LOBBY really isn’t much of an improvement.

  3. Ajo Joe says:

    Gingrich has always reminded me of Benjamin Franklin. Both men were patriotic intellectuals and most likely would have made much better presidents than the vast majority who actually won election. Ben never was president and Newt never will be.

    • Doc says:

      Ben Franklin is one of my inspirations to become involved in the political process. He wasn’t perfect, never claimed to be, & had 0 (ZERO) fear.

      However, Mr. Gingrich botched th’ contract if memory serves. He’s been added to th’ same file as Mr. Romney, from Insane-achusettes.

      I’m personally learning more & more about Herman Cain, & liking what I’m learning…so far…

  4. GOP PC says:

    This is the stuff competing campaign strategists long for. Personal “baggage” aside (and it’s considerable) Newt is neutered.

  5. Rambling Rose says:

    Newton Leroy!! Whatever were you thinking?

  6. Angee says:

    Don’t forget the interview he had with Univision racist
    Ramos. He clearly supports amnesty for the illegal aliens and made no secret of what he will do if he is
    elected. No Newt for me -or- the thinking Americans.

  7. Kathy says:

    Newt & Nancy = both believers in the global warming hoax, another way to control the people. He will never get my vote.

  8. Ellsworth says:

    This is a stunner! I realize it’s not recent, but I’m still disappointed in one of my political heroes. The luster faded fast when I saw this and heard his ridiculous comments in the video and in his linked response/explanation.

  9. PA in Phx says:

    Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told “Meet the Press” Sunday today (May 15, 2011) that he backs a requirement that every citizen purchase or acquire health insurance, a key component of President Obama’s health care law. Gingrich described his plan as a “variation” of Obama’s individual mandate. Gingrich’s position undermines the key legal challenge made by 26 states against Obamacare and his comments have drawn a sharp reaction from conservatives.

    This is what Andrew Stiles of National Review has to say:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/267273/gingrich-tacks-left-slams-ryans-medicare-plan-andrew-stiles

    Newt is, shall we say, dead in the water……

    • azrally says:

      Again, we have people who are quick to try and derail Mr. Gingrich’s presidential run without follwing through with the details of their complaint. Mr. Gingrich’s position on requiring a “mandate” for individuals to have a demonstrable method of paying for their own healthcare coverage is conservative and correct for reducing health care costs. It has not changed, or flip flopped recently. The fight against a Federal mandate is supported by Mr. Gingrich and any “Tenth Amendment” conservative. Keeping the status quo of semi-responsibility that we have now will only continue the large amount of additional cost for health care from unpaid bills. Every state has the right to then produce a system including “mandates” to guarantee that doctors and hospitals are actually paid for their services.

  10. Sally Forth says:

    You can’t have it both ways, Newton. It’s over. You and Calista have had your brief respite in the sun and now need to move on. You have yanked your recent moment of fame out from underneath yourselves.

  11. Falcon says:

    I thought he would be known as Newt ‘scozzafava’ Gingrich. Now, he will be Newt ‘greenhouse’ Gingrich.
    Good luck Newt.

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