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December 7th, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Gingrich confident in campaign's staying power

(CNN) – He's the fourth GOP hopeful to enjoy a surge in the polls, but Newt Gingrich thinks his frontrunner status will be longer lived than his rivals' bursts in the spotlight.

When asked Wednesday by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if it was possible he would make a blunder that would deflate his campaign, Gingrich acknowledged anything could happen.

"Is it possible? I guess," Gingrich said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."


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Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Newt Gingtich
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  1. Vicki

    Am I crazy or did Newt just say he was for single payer for people who dont have insurance and they need medical treatment?

    December 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  2. Windy

    Gingrich supports is Gingrich.
    His opinion changes to appeal to whatever his audience is at the time. In that he is as bad as Romney.
    Gingrich is 68! Born June 17, 1943. I will not support someone who is too old to care what happens to the world.
    I want a younger, healthier candidate and one with a better moral attitude than Gingrich.

    December 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    He isn't the worse person,but not the best either.All I will say is we need a woman(Bachman with Palin) and they will need an excellant cabinet to put this country back on top.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  4. Randy F.

    Insurance premiums have went up around 10% a year since the mid 90's. Doesn't matter if it is Democrat or Republican. Approximatly 100% during the Bush administration. Obama was trying for a mandate to make everyone have insurance. But Republicans made it sound like a sin. Republicans talk how everyone must be responsible and how Democratic policies create "magnets" for irresponsible behavior. Isn't it a magnet not to make people have insurance to get health coverage? With higher insurance rates, why get insurance. Newt's idea he said 12/7/11 was idiotic. No answer. The next bubble is health care. Think about it insurance rates rising 10% and cost of living is 3%. Isn't that what took the housing market down?

    December 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • Randy F.

      Also, Republicans talk about giving and helping the poor.Maybe they can starts clinics for the poor. Maybe make hospitals and call them by a Saint's name or maybe The Good Samaritan hospital. i'll give alittle

      December 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  5. Charles

    Newt is most definitely the man. Any intelligent person should know that. Now you don't know what's right or wrong in the media. Afterall change is the only constant thing, we will give him a chance.

    December 8, 2011 at 5:18 am |
  6. Jean Vrablik

    Mr. Blitzer – I watched your program today with Newt Gingrich as a guest...why did you not challenge Mr. Gingrich on his statements regarding Jonathan Pollard? Surely you know of his past sentiments regarding Mr. Pollards release from prison and how Mr. Gingrich, as Speaker of the House, lobbied President Clinton against freeing Pollard during the Wye signing event. How timid are you to really challenge your guest who would be president of this country when they have made past statements and occupied extremely different positions on really important issues. They will say anything to please their base and you will allow them to get away with anything they...even when you have evidence to the contrary. Shame on you. And by the way...I am a conservative. The press of today are little better and no more reliable to the the citizens of this country than the politicians who would seduce us to buy anthing they say on any given subject. Shame on you sir.
    Jean Vrablik

    December 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

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