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January 21st, 2012
12:19 PM ET

Gingrich's past becomes ammunition

Newt Gingrich has a long record in Washington which, as CNN's Lisa Sylvester explains, can have its downsides.

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  1. Marina

    US elections some kind of soap chat show. The sawhmons(candidates) like Gingrich with a great speach abilities (lying and promising) can make a show. Most of the US electors some kinda blind and geedy on this issue. They can't make deserving assessments and sober judgment. The others try to make money on war and pursuing their own financial interests. But Ron Paul knows what US really needs to be done with. He is the real guy who knows what to to do. Believe him !

    April 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  2. Dean Cotter

    Newt Gingrich is consistently self-absorbed and holds himself to a different standard than others. He attacked President Clinton morality while he was having a self-admitted affair. He questioned Romney’s 15% tax rate but Gingrich paid 15% on his own capital gains. He complained about Super Packs until he had his own. He attacked the press unless he needs them and is on every show that will have him. He defiles the Times but uses their quotes on a regular basis. Every Gingrich detractor is a liar but he always tells the truth. The list can go on…………………….

    January 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  3. Aldo Martinez

    Gingrich simply has no credibility to talk about values – he is just a liar – really would your spouse buy that you (we, anyone) were unfaithful because you are a patriot (care too much about my country) - do as I say not as I do?! If he led the impeachment of a President why should he run to be one?!

    January 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  4. Cameron

    Hi Wolf,
    Yes Gingrich is like a snake in the grass. I can't see how Newt would make a good Pres. He lies most of the time, He isn't a good debater when stuck he starts ranting and rambles on and on. Playing the victim,blaming others.
    Good Morals are most important. Morals show his compassion,his honesty, kindness, respect for others and love of others especially wife and children. Morals are important for our children to see using us as a example.So it is with the others in Congress and the people of America.
    Newt has done terrible wrongs and has proven lately that he is still capable of doing the exact things over again, We can't take the chance that he will do corrupt actions again.
    We would be to blame if ever this happened again. NO Gingrich for President

    January 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  5. Greg, Ontario

    Bravado? How calling it what it is. The typical American politician who is better at attacking fellow Americans than he is at solving problems or issues that face the country.

    January 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm |

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