Gingrich says he's in till GOP convention

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  • The_Kaiser Holladay, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    If Gingrich wins, most people who will be voting on character will vote for Obama. That is a fact. Obama, though misguided in his beliefs, has a good family and a good character base. His policies, however are disastrous. Gingrich forfeited any character with his 84 ethics violations, his lobbying interests he benefited monetarily, and his multiple adulterations.

    Might be time to consider a third party candidate. Ron Paul may take that route, and that would be a very wise choice.

  • ER in EUR Belgrade, Serbia
    Jan. 29, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    Gingrich has peaked (again) and is on the slide. He surged from behind 24% to Romney's 30% a week ago to Friday a lead of 32%-24% yesterday. Yet today again, he has stalled and Romney has picked up 2% points. I think the '97 ethics charge by congress, and the 13,000 person Moon colony comments are kinda showing what Dole said about him. Dole stated GGch would come up with a different hare-brained idea every other day. A person may not like Romney, but you know he is the same day in and day out. He does not get flustered and he does not shift with the sands. GGch is ecstatic one moment and then crazy-eratic the next. Trades one idea for another every few days. Kinda like wives.

    Some days he pounds the pulpit that he was the speaker of the house and his experience is important, then he says he is an outsider. Then he works as a lobbyist for F-M and F-M and condemns Romney for owning stock in them through a blind non-controlled USG mutual fund that holds FM & FM in alump of several USG corps.

    Actually, who is GGch? How is he going to do out west? That is the next HUGE question. I do not think he will do so well. And I don't think he will even win Florida.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Not to say the Republican Party doesn't have problems but Gingrich is destined to destroy the Republican Party. Every Party has it's segments and it is a reconciling those differences that make whichever Party into a truely American dream. Good people are on both sides and good people are the reason we have Founding Fathers, with differences, that came to love and give us the U.S. Constitution with the fervor of years in the making from the isolated parts of the country. These people came from various parts of Europe to bring us their inborn beliefs that there is a God and that He wanted us to enjoy freedoms that existed in no other place in the world or could exist in any other place. These men and their families gave of themselves for us in this day. They had a vision of a nation with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They did not see a government that would overburden even the least of us. They had love and devotion for us. Some of our leaders have that same love for us but many have become burdened with greed. Mitt Romney is not greedy

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Jan. 29, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    These two candidates are as unruly as BYU fans at a basketball game!

    Hate to see politicians call each other liars. The political process is a tragic failure in the US. The famous quote of Winston Churchill comes to mind . . . It goes something like "Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried."

    American elected officials have lacked the moral courage to make tough decisions for more than a generation. On behalf of my Baby Boomer peers, I apologize for our failure to honor the obligation to make this a better world!

    Stephen R. Covey talks about "living life in crescendo" during our twilight years. I am trying to follow his advice! We cannot give up! We must do something positive to make this a better world. . . and it begins with investing heavily to educate our youth!

    Utah residents are pathetic in that regard. Please "get it!"

  • Owen Heber City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:01 a.m.

    If any voter is still wondering about Newt's mental stability, this week has to seal the deal. Bringing up honesty, and keeping a straight face, is a sure sign of how disconnected he is. Add to that fantasies of two terms and 13,000-person moon communities. And People think Ron Paul is looney. Do we really need to hear more?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Jan. 29, 2012 1:17 a.m.

    Gingrich supporters:

    Your man Newt is an admitted two-time adulterer. If that doesn't matter to you, you are devoid of worthwhile values. Morality always matters. A-L-W-A-Y-S. I'll prove it to you: if our elected leaders had real morals, I'm talking like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln morals, do you think we'd be in the mess we're in today? Of course not.

    So now that weĆ¢ve established the obvious truth that ethics and morality matters, here's another question: if Newt Gingrich promised BOTH his previous wives he'd be faithful to them but did not, how can you or I believe he'll be 'faithful' (politically speaking) to what he promises you and me he'll do for us if elected? It's a simple question but with enormous implications.

    Can Newt 'repent'? Sure. But can he be trusted? No, not in the 2012 presidential race because there simply isn't enough TIME to regain that sacred trust. You don't know him, you've never met him, have never dealt with him on an intimate, personal basis so you how do you know? You don't.

    To emphasize what I'm trying to say, consider this hypothetical instance (which, sadly, may not be hypothetical for many of you out there: if your spouse cheated on you MULTIPLE times, how long would it take you to trust them again. Not just forgive them, but to fully TRUST them.

    See what I mean?

    Gingrich: flash

    Romney: substance

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    With an ethics violation and two affairs under his belt, Newt's got a lot of gall to accuse Romney of dishonesty...

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Gingrich says:

    "You cannot debate somebody who is dishonest. You just can't,"

    So how is he going to debate Obama?

    Does he think Obama is going to be honest?

    Newt got beat... He should just withdraw now while he can still do so with a measure of dignity.