All right, technically it wasn’t Newt himself who made the admission, but his “camp.” But until he leaps forward to call his campaign people liars, I’m taking it as an admission from Newt.
Here’s what CNN is reporting:
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich’s campaign admitted Wednesday night the former House speaker was inaccurate when he claimed his team offered several witnesses to ABC News to refute statements made by Gingrich’s second wife in a controversial interview aired last week.
CNN Chief National Correspondent John King reported the campaign said it only recommended Gingrich’s two daughters from his first marriage, who wrote a letter discouraging ABC to release the interview…
R.C. Hammond, the campaign’s press secretary, told CNN the only people the campaign offered to ABC were the speaker’s two daughters, Jackie Cushman and Kathy Gingrich Lubbers, who make regular appearances for their father on the campaign trail…
How satisfying it must have been for John King to report that story, eh?
By the way, in case you have trouble keeping the relationships straight, these are his daughters by his first marriage. The one making the allegations was his second wife.
Oh, and ABC reported what they had to say the same day as running the ex-wife interview, which was also the same day that Newt unfairly and untruthfully lambasted ABC.
And oh, yes — in an only distantly related development, Romney is back on top in Florida polls.
I said before the SC primary that Romney would have an 85% chance of winning the GOP nomination. For now I’m sticking by that.
Yep, Eye Newt is finding the sledding tougher now that he’s left the insane asylum of SC. Not sure what folks ever saw in him. He just seems so angry and unrepetent. And frankly he’s completely unqualified for the presidency given his temper, probable mental health issues and outrageous ethical shortcomings. Heck maybe he could run for governor in the Palmetto State. That would make him pretty typical.
Newt’s done. The party will take its medicine and start lining up with Mitt the Inevitable.
When do you post something about the House voting 110 to 0 to rebuke Haley’s Port Problem, or the problems with the revolving door cabinet officers?
Someone posted a poster on Facebook that had a photo of Newt, captioned
“Family Values: Having your daughters of your first wife deny accusations by your second wife against your third wife.”
Slate or Salon had an analysis of why voters don’t seem to care about adultery allegations: between 30-60% admit adultery, and that number is probably low.
To me, it’s the hypocrisy of holier-than-thou candidates, voted for by those who would deny many rights to others on the basis of believed sinfulness…
Will Newt be “toasted” by such minor disappointments, he will be roasted by the media? However can he rebound now? He’s going to show us. The AP just reported that Romney “Romney failed to disclose income from Swiss bank” (sounds like another lawyer who is now president).
Standby, the fireworks may have just started. Remember, Romney cannot beat Obama and 2012 is absolutely Romney’s last chance at bat.
Jeb Bush or Santorum in 2012? Ron Paul at 78 years of age would have a better shot. The end of the Republican party is in clear sight. Beware of what our wishes bring, however.
Oh, this won’t hurt him, not with the people who were cheering the other night. He still hates the media, and so do they. Doesn’t matter that he wasn’t telling the truth when he said he’d been treated unfairly. This is about emotion, not facts. Always had been.
The people who feel alienated from the MSM (the way these folks are, unlike the way, say, I might be) base that on an emotional response. They sense that the MSM aren’t on THEIR side, promoting THEIR point of view, so therefore it is the enemy.
FoxNews taps into that emotion. It’s not that Fox’s facts are different — they aren’t. What little I’ve seen of it (and I’ve seen Fox about as much as I have other news channels in recent years, which isn’t much), they seem to do a decent job of reporting. Fox just knows how to make that emotional connection with the right and give the subjective message, “we’re on your side.”
Fox News is in the tank for Newt Gingrich. When the Lexington County “Thank God for Fox News” bumper stickers start fading, replacements will be printed with the decoded message:
“Thank God for Newt Gingrich.”
I like that so much, I just tweeted it.
Seeing how Newt’s supporters feed on his anger reminds me of an old joke: “Tapeworm, the perfect pet. Goes where you go, eats what you eat.”
Intrade has Obama @ 54% odds to win re-election. That seems low to me. I’d give him something like 60% or perhaps a bit higher. But this will no doubt fluctuate wildly over the coming months as the economy shifts up and down. Plus who knows what the wacky Iranians and North Koreans might do. If they do cause mischief close to election time that could actually help the Prez via the “rally round the flag” effect. It could hurt him if something nasty happens early in the summer.
Now that Newt admits he’s wrong it’s time for an appology from Governor Brewer. The audacity of this phony baloney B**** wagging her finger in the President’s face.
See Bud, I think more people need to wag a finger at him.He attacked her, she responded nothing more.
@ Kathryn – Amen.