by Paul Stanley
Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Newt Gingrich, the one-time front-runner in the 2012 Republican primary, says he forgives the party’s presumptive nominee for running hard-hitting ads against him earlier this year.
“Mitt Romney did what he had to do to become the nominee,” Gingrich told Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday.
“He’s worked at this for six years … when he got to the crunch, he was tough enough and smart enough to beat me in Florida.”
When Matthews asked Gingrich if the accusations Romney aimed at him were true, he said “no.”
“Go back and look at what Obama did to Hillary (Clinton). These are tough fights. You throw the kitchen sink. He (Romney) was in a situation when everything he had ever done was going to disappear if I beat him in Florida. So he said I have two choices. I can throw the kitchen sink at Gingrich or do nothing.”
Gingrich credits Romney for assembling a “smart group of people” and for his work ethic on the campaign trail. He also labeled the former Massachusetts governor as “methodical” and “a successful politician.”
“He is a very methodical person. He is prepared to systematically do what he thinks is right for the country. And I think he might turn out to make a surprisingly good president.”
Matthews also wasted no time in bringing up the fact that Gingrich consistently attacked Romney during the GOP primary for being a wealthy, out-of-touch politician who could not defeat President Obama in November.
“We’re not going to beat Barrack Obama with some guy who has Swiss bank accounts, Cayman Island accounts, owns shares in Goldman Sachs while it forecloses on Florida and is himself a shareholder in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” Gingrich said of Romney in January while campaigning in Florida.
But for all the competitiveness in the GOP primary, Gingrich thinks the Obama campaign team’s attacks on Romney’s wealth and business background will fall flat with the American public.
“Here’s the problem they’ve got,” Gingrich said of the Obama campaign. “It didn’t work. I wouldn’t have won it on that issue. It doesn’t work in general.”
As for possible vice presidential picks for Romney, Gingrich likes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) or Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, among others as good additions to the GOP ticket. Gingrich, who served as speaker of the House from 1994 to 1999, will be appearing at a fundraiser for Romney with billionaire investor Donald Trump at Trump Towers on May 29. http://www.newscastmedia.com/gingrich-romney.htm
by Stephanie Samuel
Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas –Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the Arab Spring and the Muslim campaign against Catholic University are symptoms of a growing anti-Christian climate, and pledged to defend religious freedom around the globe.
Speaking at a South Carolina fundraiser Saturday, Gingrich criticized the Obama administration’s involvement in the Arab Spring – the Middle East grassroots uprising that has overthrown longstanding authoritarian leaders such as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak – arguing that such involvement is creating an atmosphere of hatred towards Christians.
“People say, ‘Oh isn’t this great, we’re having an Arab Spring,’” he said. “I think we may in fact be having an anti-Christian spring. I think people should take this [assertion] pretty soberly.”
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2011 report states that while “the Egyptian government engage in and tolerated religious freedom violations” before Mubarak stepped down in February, sectarian violence targeting Coptic Christians have grown unchecked following the Arab Spring.
The transitional government, the report noted, “has failed to protect religious minorities … during the transitional period when minority communities are increasing vulnerable.”
Additionally, persecution watchdog group Open Doors reported last week that Libya’s Christian minority are “keeping a low profile” since Gaddafi’s death at the hands of rebels.
Open Door USA President and CEO Carl Moeller said, “It is not very likely that the situation for the Christians will change quickly. The new government will likely be an Islamic government and for now, Christians will continue in the same way that they were used too.”
Debate speaking turns: Perry-18, Romney-11, Bachmann-10, Huntsman-8, Paul-8, Santorum-6, Cain-6, Gingrich-6.
After the GOP debate, it is obvious the Republicans are determined to fight as a single impenetrable unit to defeat Obama. The best part of the debate was when Newt Gingrich called out John Harris of Politico and the media for trying to cause Republicans to fight each other. Gingrich stopped short of calling media practitioners “disinformation agents.”
Brian Williams then attempted to play the race card about Whites having more money than Blacks, but Perry put him back in check and reminded him that regardless of race, it is important to create jobs and let people use the money they earn, the way they want.
There is an old Chinese saying that goes: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.”
Overall, the debate was dominated by Perry and Romney who were given more airtime than any of the other candidates. The media’s dislike for Ron Paul was obvious, who was at one time cut off but insisted he finish just like everybody else. Still trying to figure out Cain’s 999 plan.
Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas — As each Republican presidential candidate attempts to convince voters that he or she should be nominated and eventually elected president, all eyes will be on Texas Gov. Rick Perry who only recently joined the race and is the current frontrunner. Perry has survived the barrage of attacks from conservative detractors and disinformation agents, yet at the presidential debate, he faces seven candidates who will attempt to poke holes into his plans for America.
Leading the pack is America’s CEO, Mitt Romney, as he likes to refer to himself. Romney is very strong in New Hampshire, while Perry is solid in South Carolina. Perry argues he has a 10-year track record of being number one in facilitating job creation in his state, while Romney argues his track record of creating jobs in the corporate world by building businesses, spans over two decades.
Romney has explained that he will lower the current corporate tax cuts from 35 percent to 25 percent, and will eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains for people making less than $200,000 a year. As he continues to unveil his plan across America, Romney believes that his overall plan would lead to 4 percent annual growth in the U.S. economy, and create over 10 million new jobs during his first term, if elected president.
Rick Perry’s argument is simple. Perry argues he has helped build the nation’s strongest economy, and since 2009, more than 40 percent of all net new jobs in America have been created in Texas. His mantra is: “Don’t spend all the money. Keep taxes low and regulations fair. Finally, invest aggressively in job creation.”
Participating in the September 7, 2011 debate at the Reagan Library will be: Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.
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Newscast Media — Republicans will begin their road to the White House in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference between June 16-18 2011. Among the confirmed speakers are: Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, George P. Bush and many others. This is certainly be a perfect platform for George P. Bush since it already seems that he has a high affinity for politics.
Bush, a Texas attorney, real estate developer and U.S. Naval Reserves officer, is the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and grandson of former President George H.W. Bush. He has previously campaigned for Republican candidates across America and has addressed Republican National Conventions beginning in 1988.
Mike Huckabee recently announced that he wouldn’t be running in the 2012 race but he still plays a vital role in the GOP. Ron Paul, the Tea Party Godfather, is another heavyweight who has always challenged the Washington establishment and is certain to cause a stir once again in his 2012 run for the presidency.
Bachmann and Santorium have been visible in the media, but it remains to be seen if they stand a chance against Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin should they decide to run. Below is the itenerary of the event:
Thursday, June 16
1:00 pm: Registration Opens
1:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Opens
3:00 pm: Special Session with Major Speakers (Tenative; check back for details)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Opening Session (Major Speakers)
8:30 pm: Registration Ends
8:30 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Friday, June 17
8:30 am: Registration Opens
8:30 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: New Orleans Jazz Brunch
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Grand Old Party (VIP Registrants only)
7:00 pm: Registration Ends
7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Dinner On Your Own
Saturday, June 18
9:00 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Morning in America Brunch Celebration
11:30 am – Noon: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
1:00 pm: Registration Concludes
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala
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Newscast Media — As she awaits the release of her next book “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag” which will be available in bookstores on Nov 23, Sarah Palin has already scheduled a nine-day, 16-stop tour through the American heartland. There is no doubt Palin is embarking on this tour in preparation for a possible nomination bid in 2012.
She will be joined by Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who many believe might run in 2012. Gingrich has said that he believes if Sarah Palin runs for president, she’d win in a landslide. Below are the tour dates of America by Heart:
Nov. 23: Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 26: Tulsa, OK
Nov. 27: Norfolk, NE.
Nov. 27: Des Moines, IA
Nov. 28: Andover, KS
Nov. 28: Dallas, TX
Nov. 29: Houston, TX
Nov. 29: New Orleans, LA
Nov. 30: Baton Rouge, LA
Nov. 30: Little Rock, AR
Dec. 1: Brentwood, TN
Dec. 1: Lexington, KY
Dec. 2: Spirit Lake, IA
Dec. 2. Carmel, IN
Dec. 3: Cincinnati, OH
Dec. 3: Columbia, SC http://newscastmedia.com/americabyheart-tour.htm
NewscastMedia — Newt Gingrich believes if Palin does decide to run in 2012, she will win in a landslide. She is also a Tea Party favorite and has built a grassroots movement through her book tours and personal appearances before audiences. Watch the video above of Newt’s prediction. http://www.newscastmedia.com/barack-obama-2012.htm