Newt Gingrich Drops Out of the Race: Upsetting or Anticlimactic?

News 2012/05/02 23:00:00
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Realistically, Newt Gingrich hasn't really been "in the running" for president for the last few months, but the presidential hopeful held on to the GOP candidacy longer than Mitt Romney's primary contender, Rick Santorum. Maybe he was holding out for a freak accident, or maybe there were some behind-the-scenes reasons for prolonging his candidacy. Whatever the case, it's over now. Gingrich officially put an end to his 2012 presidential run.

He made the announcement in a hotel ballroom near Washington, D.C., but didn't sound too enthusiastic about Romney. He said, "Today, I am suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship ... I'm asked sometimes, 'Is Mitt Romney conservative enough?' And my answer's simple: 'Compared to Barack Obama?' You know, this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan, this is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history." Is the end of his "wild ride" of a campaign upsetting or anticlimatic?

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  • Mr.Reasonable 2012/05/02 23:57:39
    Anticipated, unsurprising, inevitable, about time, how did he ever become a serious consideration for nomination in the first place?!

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  • Ron 2012/05/03 03:03:50
    Just another republican joke.
  • Jack th... Ron 2012/05/03 03:32:33
    Jack the Dude
  • exhon2009 Ron 2012/05/03 03:39:36
    The joke may be on you this November Ron.
  • Ron exhon2009 2012/05/16 12:24:53
    Obama will be a two term prez.
  • exhon2009 Ron 2012/05/16 14:23:30
    Something will need to change the trajectory for that to happen Ron. CBS polls have Obama's support among women dropping ten points and Romney's rising by three. Romney now leads O by three points among women and ten points among independents. Obama better start wagging dogs rather than eating them.
  • DavidK Ron 2012/05/03 04:10:53
    and you enjoy the screwing Obama has given you huh?
  • Sissy DavidK 2012/05/05 11:04:20
    What particular "screwing" do you speak?
  • Ron DavidK 2012/05/16 12:25:08
    how so?
  • DavidK Ron 2012/05/16 12:43:51
    oops.... sorry for the rave. How so? If you need to ask, its useless.......
  • Ron DavidK 2012/06/06 12:39:50
    I just thank God McNasty and the Bobble Head didn't win
  • DavidK Ron 2012/06/06 14:08:32
    what about them wouldn't be far better then what we have now? )thought so.........)
  • skyking 2012/05/03 02:59:24
    Now if we can just get MItt to drop out we will have our Canidate, Ron Paul,
  • DavidK skyking 2012/05/03 04:13:06
    No, you fools will hold on to that loser. Nobody wwants him that knows better. Go back to your Liberal camp and vote Obama in. You know you're going to.....
  • michael DavidK 2012/05/03 04:23:17
    Why are you voting for mitt? What does he believe in? What is gonna do? At least I know what Ron Paul wants to do. He's been saying it for ten years CONSISTENTLY. A concept Romney lacks. But whatever. Vote for your narrow minded conservative.
  • DavidK michael 2012/05/03 04:33:06
    Ron Paul is NOT a Republican and is in no way going to EVER be POTUS. Better get use to it. Obviously you are NOT a Republican but then either is RP!
  • DizziNY DavidK 2012/05/03 05:28:01
    That's because NEOCONS like you try to brainwash the masses so you can help keep the elites, like obama and mitt, in power. And the people, for the most part, fall for it every time,
  • DavidK DizziNY 2012/06/06 14:09:53
    only a naive, uneducated fool would allow to be brainwashed. Thats just a lame excuse.
  • DizziNY skyking 2012/05/03 05:26:35
  • DavidK DizziNY 2012/06/06 14:12:41 (edited)
    He may be gone, but his chances of becoming President again, are the same as Ron Pauls.

  • Ev Rom 2012/05/03 02:57:50
    Ev Rom
    Damn no chicken lady....

    chicken lady
  • Geo 2012/05/03 02:49:19
    He should never been in it. It was his way of making money on his book tour.
  • DavidK Geo 2012/05/03 04:13:54
    too bad for you he didn't get elected. Hopefully Mitt will take over and defeat Obama.
  • Pete 2012/05/03 02:44:55
    It's also reassuring to realize that Newt's questionable personal life and wifely antics may have influenced the American people to reject him. He has too much personal baggage. The majority of Americans are decent people who look for moral integrity in their elected leaders.
  • Sissy Pete 2012/05/05 11:06:57
    Its true that he had a boatload of baggage Pete, but when you really listen to him and the condescending disrespect he spewed at anyone mighty or "low", you could only come to one conclusion and that was he is just plain nuts.
  • Deb Thiessen 2012/05/03 02:41:09
    Deb Thiessen
    And thank goodness he dropped out, the arrogant, hypocritical little womanizer.
  • Myst 2012/05/03 02:38:24
    Never should've gotten into the race.
  • alun.palmer 2012/05/03 02:37:33
    Why would it be upsetting when I'm not a GOP voter?
  • Karl 2012/05/03 02:26:13
    "...suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship..." How unfortunate.
  • Sissy Karl 2012/05/05 11:07:25
  • justsomeguy151 2012/05/03 02:26:11
    Its RON PAUL vs NWO puppet/Obumma clone, Robmey. RON PAUL IN 2012!!!
  • Xinea 2012/05/03 02:23:35
    Ever feel like some of these politicians have really unfortunate names?
  • pete 2012/05/03 02:20:11 (edited)
    Most brilliant politician out there today, however he has some social baggage to haul.

    In a debate, he would have decimated Obama one on one. But Obama can count his lucky stars he doesn't have to let himself be humiliated by Gingrich.

    He hung in there for too long and probably cleared the deck for Obama by damaging Romney severely.

    Here's another case where Republicans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    So long Newt, hello Obama.............
  • Ev Rom pete 2012/05/03 02:59:39
    Ev Rom
    Its interesting how the one Republican who has votes from both sides of the isle and people say can beat Obama, republicans have no interest in.

    Im still sticking with Ron Paul till the end.
  • Z-Wolf 2012/05/03 02:18:37
    I'm absolutely serious when I say, I forgot he was running. It's like every time I forget them they drop out, first I forgot Rick Perry. Then it was Rick Santorum, but that was because his name is irritating. Newt Gingrich, well to be honest, it took me a while to realize that he was even running. So that was expected.
  • Huskers60 2012/05/03 02:17:44
    about time, lets concentrate on "OBAMA" He's the issue in the USA.
  • juirsh 2012/05/03 02:08:13
    he was the last defined republican left
  • ilovemymac juirsh 2012/05/03 02:53:10
    Ron Paul the only honest and true conservative. He is the only one who understands economics. Not Gingrich and his put a military base on the moon
  • Lakota ... ilovemymac 2012/05/03 03:07:01
    Lakota Deviant
    And use mirrors in space to light up highways!
  • juirsh ilovemymac 2012/05/03 23:30:01
    And I suppose disclaiming Israel has a more understandable approach?
  • Fashionable60s 2012/05/03 01:56:35
    He dragged this out too long. He should have dropped out in February.

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