Bob Dole slams Newt Gingrich in letter released Thursday by Romney campaign

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  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    If Newt hadn't wrapped himself with Reagan, perhaps some of the comments that have been made
    about him would have remained hidden, but you can be sure that the Democrats would have made
    good use of them if he had become our candidate. Better now than later.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    Senator Dole's comments speak books on Newt. If he wins the nomination, people won't go to the polls as at least people know Obama. Also, they know Newt, also, and know he won't have anyone that would want to work with a guy like that, whether in the cabinet, agencies, personal staff, or even a non-appointed Czar. It will be a hard position to be in if you had to work for him. I am sure it is not easy working with the current President as they are starting to exit for other things now.

    Newt is a loose cannon plug but is smart to say something but isn't smart in how he applies what he thinks about. He got elected but the leadership in the House was devastating for the Republicans. That same type of leadership will be in the White House and will be much more devastating and it will be the Republicans and the whole country. You have to have good, reliable, trustworthy and dedicated people to run the executive government and if his House colleagues are a sampling of what they think of his leadership, then we have a lot of trouble looking for leaders

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    Newt's claiming he is conservative and then not denying he spent up to $500,000 for jewelry from Tiffanys is amazing. He says it is his own business but when his wife put it on her disclosure forms when she worked for the Federal Government, it must have been a concern in the government for her position. That was 6-7 years ago when he might not have been thinking about a run for the Presidency but it is a factor for a man who pushed others to show their earnings through the IRS income tax release of information.

    It is relative as he and others have attacked other candidates for the use of their money. If you donate to a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or similar type charity that is one thing. If he was spending that type of money in the 2004-2006 timeframe, when Freddie and Fannie were having their hayday, then that is a potential problem for him. I don't hear him talking about any volunteer work he has done, only about money making propositions for him. I don't see him acting with benevolence to anyone or anything except jewelry including necklaces

  • huggyface Murray, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    I do not watch the daily show with Jon Stewart but I saw one from earlier this week that was spot on about Newt. You can check it out on Hulu.

    In response to Newt claiming he was not a Washington insider, Stewart said that he was the definition of what an insider is; "if Washington gets it's prostate checked, Newt gets tickled." He also talked about his hipocracy regarding womanizing. I rarely agree with anything those guys have to say on comedy central but this one is worth a laugh, but you will be nodding your head that he is speaking the truth.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Jan. 27, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    AZRods said: "If Mitt were a Catholic or a Baptist this circus would all be over in a land slide and people would admire him for his business genius."

    SO TRUE.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Gingrich would be 1000 times better than Obama however I don't think Gingrich is the purist conservative that many have assumed upto this point. I think also Gingrich is sort of like a time - bomb waiting to go off at some point. You never know what bizarre thing he is going to say sometime such as colonization of the moon nonsense. Having said that - I would take Newt in a heart beat over what we have now in the White House ... which is an empty suit that knows just enough to be dangerous.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Jan. 27, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    doug doug doug, it is Newt's past that defines him.
    It is what the American people need to know to decide if that is the type
    of person we want representing our country and our way of life.
    As for me, I'm ready for someone who doesn't fight with everyone he works
    with, including his own party.
    That's what speaks volumes about Newt and that's exactly what we don't need another four years of.
    I'm ready to try someone who knows the importance of a business being profitable and who has nothing more to attack than the fact that he's rich.

    If Mitt were a Catholic or a Baptist this circus would all be over in a land slide and people would admire him for his business genious.

    Jan. 27, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Personally, I don't like Newt and some of his ideas
    But also, I don't like the idea of our first lady being an adulterous woman who had no problems sleeping with a married man. Is this REALLY the woman we want to put in the spotlight for the whole world to see and except as the "best" of women in the US, and an example for our daughters to follow?

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 10:16 a.m.


    good thing for your past as it gives the papers something to write about.

    what they seem to be avoiding is any talk about how you or gov Romney will find jobs for the unemployed, rein in the spending in the military, put tighter controls on banks who have been bailed out and yet still are lavishing bonues on top execs, end government waste.

    Mr. unelectable Ron Paul dares to address these issues but is shunned by media and those he opposes. Party is still looking and afraid to endorse the current group of candidates.

    If Newt does win for the party, hopefully he has learned some things over the past 20 years.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    Thank you for speaking out Bob Dole. Gingrich needs to be stoped. Newt is the wrong man for the job.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    The light is beginning to shine on Gingrich as someone whom the other GOP congress members did NOT like working with. Not a good sign. Gingrich has tried to side step this and re-invent himself over the past 20 years but the past is the past and you have to talk about it sometime. Mitt has had to explain his past but Gingrich seems to want to avoid the subject .... why was he run out of congress on a rail by his own party?