December 10, 2011 |
The first Republican presidential debate in almost three weeks comes with no shortage of intrigue. For one thing, the debate, which begins at 6 p.m. PST at Drake University in Des Moines and will be nationally televised on ABC, will be the first to feature Newt Gingrich and his suddenly surging candidacy as the main attraction. And it won't be a surprise to see Gingrich's rivals go gunning at his record as House speaker and his outside activities as a consultant to companies such as Freddie Mac. In that regard, the candidate to watch will be Mitt Romney.
June 9, 2011 |
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of what it would take to win was different from that of the Speaker and given those differences, I felt that I had to leave," he said. He added that "I hope Newt comes to a path to victory. And I do believe he would make a great president.
January 15, 2012 |
Detailing the histories of the nation's founding fathers and belief in God, Newt Gingrich took an anti-secular message to 1,200 worshipers Sunday at the Cathedral of Praise church in Charleston, a church Rick Santorum had visited the day before. Both are courting evangelical voters as each tries to pull ahead as the clear conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the days before South Carolina's primary. Standing on a stage with a giant screen picturing a hawk on a blue and red backdrop dotted with white stars, Gingrich pledged to defeat secularism and the “elites,” a group he referred to repeatedly in his speech.
January 20, 2012 |
When Newt Gingrich tore into CNN's John King for kicking off Thursday night's presidential debate with a question about his embittered second ex-wife, it was reality TV at its finest. The long series of debates among the Republican candidates has been one of the most unexpectedly influential factors in the current campaign. If not for the debates, Gingrich -- who is so good at them - would be back to spouting his big thoughts on Fox. Rick Perry -- who is embarrassingly bad at them -- would be one of the final four candidates instead of the latest to drop out. The appeal of the debates to a surprisingly large audience has to do with far more than civic engagement.
March 6, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich , racking up a Super Tuesday win in the state where he launched his extraordinary political rise, predicted he would win the GOP nomination despite opposition from the nation's elites because "people power" will trump "money power. " "We survived the national elites' effort to kill us," he told a boisterous crowd of more than 400 supporters in a ballroom at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, where he said he was when he learned in 1994 that the Republicans had taken over the House.
January 21, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich surged to victory Saturday in the South Carolina primary, riding a pair of strong debate performances to overtake Mitt Romney and stop his seemingly relentless march to the GOP nomination. Television networks called the race for the former House speaker almost immediately after the polls closed, a repeat of what happened 11 days ago in New Hampshire, but with a much different result. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney appeared headed for second place, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas trailing well behind.