Newt Gingrich Baggage
Stirewalt, Barnes and Hurt discuss if Newt Gingrich's baggage hurt his chances
- Duration 8:06
- Date Nov 21, 2011
Stirewalt, Barnes and Hurt discuss if Newt Gingrich's baggage hurt his chances
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-- that is a pretty good symptom.
And how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country.
And why you need to reassert something as simple as saying to them.
Go get a job right after you take a bath.
-- that -- that is you know as far as speaker Newt Gingrich.
Discussing the Occupy Wall Street movement at the Thanksgiving family form in Des Moines, Iowa and this is power play.
That is why you love Newt Gingrich Internet that's why the Republicans right now are in love with -- Newt Gingrich because he's not afraid to tell the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
To take it to take a bath and get a job -- any -- when he does that he sounds like a real Smart guy doing it self let's talk about the -- boom with Charles -- of The Washington Times and Fred Barnes of the weekly standard.
Gentlemen IE of all of the ways that the establishment press gets Republicans wrong and they do.
Of all of the ways one of the biggest ones is misunderstanding.
Christianity and how important it is in the lives of so many Republicans.
And what the central message of christianity is of course it is forgiveness grace.
And these people seem to have had no trouble for giving Newt Gingrich when you look at how they have.
Responded to him and I -- events like that here's a thrice married.
And I've read fifty stories that are set off his personal baggage will destroy -- there's no way that he can do it and yet the good people of -- and we're saying this weekend we love this guy and he's he's asked for forgiveness and -- granted to a memorandum.
It's a -- of how much it Newt is really like Bill Clinton.
Part of what -- I think people do sort of the only way people connect to new perhaps because he is so sort of -- -- -- kind of on different planet is that he has had failures in his life and guys I certainly haven't we all have been so that sort of makes a -- more humid.
But do you but I I do think you're right that that this do there's new comedy quite like watching.
The mainstream press tried to sort of decipher this whole this whole Republican -- There -- doctors orders.
And then they're like yeah it's just -- and but it did today I do think it is we're we are running through all of these sort of non -- mind and now its news and add new it is and you know and it's been around it because we somebody that -- it.
He's as stupid stuff but he says yeah that's because he lost forever and -- -- exactly but is he does know what you know he is able to knows where that is.
Yeah need to look he's more formidable -- and I think that Herman Cain and Perry are.
Remember the time when when Michelle Bachmann shot up after one debate and so on.
And and so I think he's probably has more staying power.
-- then that's and they did you know the vision.
This is very critical of the media has got a great advantage from the -- it's the debates which have dominated everything.
So far this year in the Republican presidential race and he's good in debates is -- that he's likely he's up but now.
-- but now he's got problem which is a story a day.
That comes out somewhere first it was the Fannie Mae Freddie Mac or the Freddie Mac on one point six million dollars in historian fees for.
Barking up the wrong tree here I don't think those are gonna be a factor.
I think the voters gonna put those aside.
It's a crisis here Republicans feel it a lot more than.
That the Democrats do I think.
And they're gonna vote on the basis of what people are saying now they've done this in other elections in the past.
And and obviously forgiveness is -- part.
You know -- antidepressant.
And not understanding Christians they didn't move but when Sarah Palin's daughter was pregnant and yeah.
That's how could this be I don't think I have yeah.
Yeah of course it -- welcome she was forgiven her daughter was forgiving and Sarah Palin is still out there not running for president but I think I think people misunderstand this election misunderstand -- if they think.
Giving a list of the ten dumb things he said over the dark that we stand -- this guy.
Those are gonna somehow affect how they vote now they're looking at -- now what he says.
How lively he is and Romney hasn't been.
-- that's I don't understand there's another debate tomorrow CNN has a debate tomorrow on foreign policy another chance for for -- to rip it up.
This whole this whole -- about him being a lobbyist in and -- you know it would voters think of obviously don't like to think of some guy and it.
You know some big -- -- -- in a cigar -- you don't.
Think of you know the NRA or -- -- -- are here or.
But but they also don't -- national restaurant -- have to imagine right but they also don't think of it -- Has a vision in life that he is trying to push and he wants to take it.
It get away -- all of us sitting at this table when we -- we're sort of lobbyists we want the government to go to direction that is what this guy has done his entire life.
He's he's he's sort of been mix it up Biden -- for things.
-- probably some of these sort of maybe cut a different way.
But but he generally wants to advance -- And it's that vision that I think that that people are really captivated by now and listening to and he can move either you know.
If you fail or or succeed on.
-- let's hear from the Internet let us hear the collective wisdom of the Internet briefly.
Raj -- says onward and upward 12012.
Mike Carter ironic -- compared to Clinton talking.
-- compared to Clinton.
Win new revive Clinton's -- career by impeaching him -- very good I don't know who you are my card which you have some of the best Jeff Kent wells says simply Newt just and he just is feeling it.
Your needs to talk about solutions not make excuses for the media -- if you were explaining things you are not attacking Obama and that is what they love most about you when you talk to -- when you go around the country the most tantalizing prospect conservative Republicans is the idea Fred -- seeing him debate Barack Obama of that of that -- I mean it's easy -- -- -- -- thinking about it.
When you -- and they -- that's the first thing they say everywhere you go and talk to conservatives.
I'm not sure that right about that you know they assume his new.
Isn't it a more aggressive debater and he knows more than Obama that he's gonna win and then frequently -- somebody who comes across well and it's nice and the voters like and along with I think some -- itself I'm not sure about that but they said something about -- that this is a tough here.
And he's a stronger candidate a stronger person has the vision -- Charles is talking about.
And the other candidates just can't quite match.
Now he's out with an entitlement reform today.
That these rolling out optional private accounts for Social Security.
Some some rather -- -- big big -- ideas about dealing with health -- of Medicare and all of those things.
Is this if you would have started here instead of starting by ripping on the Paul Ryan budget plan live right wing social engineering.
That he later.
Regretfully recanted but.
Do you think that this is will help him.
Solidify his conservative -- -- -- well I mean it did at the devil will be in the details.
Of the of that but it but I do think that he never.
And it never -- Caught fire.
As the academic.
-- you under is talking about.
But but but but by going after that medium you know in the in the debates and doing well debates.
I didn't being released in this very sort of flash.
That he's editor but I've been should do know from your -- -- do you remember.
Where the debates.
-- large number of debates mattered this much.
Determining never been anything like hey this is yet entirely unique but the only thing that voters are paying to have a chance to pay attention to.
Don't -- the debates you have a debate and then the president mulls over for a few days and candidates apparently it doesn't seven -- So that's debate and and we have that debate.
Who were members even one point Mitt Romney's 59 point -- And how to play here and there you have got -- -- Internet we've got to go we are so grateful to both of you for being with us.