By The Right Scoop


Many people really liked this speech. If I hadn’t heard it a dozen times before on the stump, I might have liked it too. In fact, I was rather disappointed that he didn’t write a new speech for CPAC. He literally took his stump speech that he gives every day and added a few things to it. I mean, it’s CPAC for cryin’ out loud! Many of those in the audience pay close attention to politics like most of us. But maybe it worked for him. It got tons of applause from the audience.

Here’s his full speech:

Note: I would have posted this sooner but I didn’t get the whole speech because of a software problem.

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  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    1.) What does it say about the other candidates when Newt’s slightly modified stump speech is more inspiring and generates more applause?

    2.) I’m sure if Newt changed his message in a major way (i.e., wrote a CPAC-specific speech), we’d quickly hear cries of “erratic” and “zany” from his opponents.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly right. The haters just keep coming. Too bad they cannot see that this is the man we need in the White House. I pray to God people will stop chasing rainbows recognize that Newt is the best man.

    • Anonymous

      great response, tha is exactly what I was thinking!

      • Anonymous

        Even though it is repetitous, I liked the speech. There are those that have heard it many times before, but probably others who have not. I too like flowery speeches that get me on my feet with fist in the air – how wonderful our country is and how we can do it one more time (we need those too). But right now, I want to hear a solid plan from the candidates on how they will turn this nation around from the situation these socialists/marxists/liberals/elites have gotten us in to.

        Taking our country back is going to be a long ordeal. If Newt gets in and can begin the process and we like him, we can send him back. If not, we can get someone more conservative next time who will take it further.

        If you’re like me, you read and listen until your head is about to explode; some info is solid and alot of it seems blah, blah, blah. So I appreciate Newt doing what he does best, points A-Z. He is strong and firm and calls things like he sees them. Something else I like.

        We must stop BO and his band of criminals. Its probably Newt for me, but I guarantee you, bottom line…ABO. We must stop the madness!

      • Anonymous

        YESSIREE, Newt for me!

    • Anonymous

      1) It means that Newt is a one man show, and doesn’t have a team in place (or he doesn’t WANT one) that support him to adjust to the ever changing political conversation. This isn’t bad, necessarily, but I think it’s counter-intuitive to what he calls a people power campaign.
      Also, please define “more”, I actually was surprised by the amount of applause Romney got.

      2) I guess it’s kinda like all the ridicule Romney is getting for making his case for why he’s a conservative, which is what conservatives say they WANT to hear from him. The reason they call Gingrich “erratic” and “zany” is because he does have big ideas, and new ones all the time and adjusts those to his audience. Like port upgrades in South Carolina, medical centers in New Hampshire, and moon base in Florida. He added a lot of those tonight as red meat for the right activists.

      Which brings me to the crux of the matter; like Right Scoop said, “it’s CPAC for cryin’ out loud!” Don’t get me wrong, a lot of his ideas are very conservative and bold, but they are all GROWING government programs and initiatives. He uses words like “replacing” and “changing” and “restructuring” a lot. This isn’t a small government conservative politician speech. And that’s what he’s been saying on the stump from the beginning. On the whole, I think Newt missed his chance to really reach out to conservatives HEARTS and not just their MINDS.

  • PFFV

    Cringing here, if you think that Scoop I’m sure I will be disappointed too. I was hoping Newt would use this format to hit a grand slam and start his comeback. I can’t watch it yet because I am at work. I will check it out when I get home. Newt probably hurt himself if he just brings out the same old speech, not good. I’m not sure what he is thinking when he makes big mistakes like this. Santorum looks like my guy the way this thing is unfolding.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you should have waited until you see it before casting judgment. I disagree with Scoop. He was the only one on my Twitter TL who didn’t like it. As I tweeted TRS, Newt was driving home his solutions to the problems created by Obama. Neither Santorum nor Romney said anything of note in their speeches. Newt needs to repeat his solutions at every venue.

      • PFFV

        I reserve the right to change my mind…lol! I like Newt very much and hope he comes back in a big way. I think he has the best plan too, he articulates it very well. I was just thinking (after I saw Rubio last night) that Newt could come out and fire people up in a similar way. Maybe Scoop was wrong but usually I see eye to eye with his assesments. I will know when I see the speech. I didn’t mean to offend anyone.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not going to argue with you, other than to say, Santorum stirred people with a vision. Yes, I’m in the tank for him (full disclosure here) and I felt inspired by his speech. I don’t agree that he didn’t say anything of note – quite the contrary.

        Newt hit on the high points of what his platform is about… all good stuff. I just didn’t feel the fire from him… he felt “tame” to me. He remains a solid number 2 choice in my book. I like him and his tax plan especially. I was hoping he’d fire me up more.

        • Anonymous

          And what vision is that? I’ve heard Santorum speak a dozen times and I’m still waiting on something other than red-meat political rhetoric.

          • Anonymous

            You mean Gingrich right?

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

              He means Santorum. Compare their platforms. This is another thing that ticks me off about Santorum. He sits there claiming to be the True Conservative in the race, but yet his platform is quite tepid, at best. He does not offer a flat tax of any kind. He keeps the same exact structure we have in place. A progressive tax structure that, albeit, will be lowered, but doesn’t solve any problems or makes any serious reform. He does not offer a flat reduction of corporate taxes (instead, keeping some higher, lowering for “favored” industries), he is tepid on social security privatization, and so on and so forth.

              Santorum literally has nothing special about his campaign, other than his ability to lie or distort every one elses ideas.

          • Anonymous

            Right on, Right on

        • Anonymous

          ST, I have to agree with Refudiate I heard he has a vision and plans, not the vision or the plan.

          • Anonymous

            Well, if we were honest, none of these candidates has THE vision or THE plan… there are some great ideas out there but…

            Fair enough. There are those here who don’t like him. I don’t like Romney. I’m not a huge fan of Ron Paul. We are all more or less on the same side, so in this case, diversity of opinions and a strong vetting process is a good thing.

            • PFFV

              We agree, somewhat. Gingrich has the most clear-cut (well articulated) conservative plan out of all the candidates to date though. I have to defend him on that fact. I like what Santorum has said since his resurgence as well. I must say Santorum says lots of great things but he needs to emphasize that he is going to repeal or abolish ObamaCare in his message to us. We know Gingrich will, his strongest point is that on day 1 he will sign an executive order to repeal (kill) ObamaCare. As we saw in past elections generalities and platitudes are nice but not a plan presented to the people. We need to hear substance and how each candidate will fix the problem, Not Unicorns and Rainbows, or as The Messiah said ‘Hope and Change’.

              • Anonymous

                Not to be nit picky about your comment, but NO ONE can repeal a law through an executive order. Only the congress can repeal legislation that has passed. That is why Newt has been emphasizing that we at least maintain the House and gain a majority in the Senate so by the time he gets sworn into office, day one, he will sign the bill presented to him to repeal Obamacare, Dodd/Frank and others.

                He will sign EO’s for all the crap that’s been put in place via EO’s under Obama (Czars, regulation & mandates issued by multitudes of departments that fall within the executive branch). That’s one of the many things I like about Newt. He knows the constitution and how the government should work, so there wouldn’t be any “on job training” considering his knowledge and experience. He could step in on day one and get stuff done.

                • PFFV

                  Oh, oops, I meant he would sign a bill that he will ask congress to have ready by his inauguration. I am making all kinds of mistakes tonight, sorry.

                • Anonymous

                  You’re doing fine.

                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000902463532 Carol Layne

                  MAXINE YOUR EXACTLY RIGHT, NEWT GINGRICH CAN DO AND WILL DO JUST AS HE SAYS, HE WILL NOT BOW TO DEMS.

              • Anonymous

                Yeah, I think we do agree more than originally thought.

                Gingrich has indeed been VERY clear on his plan and what he hopes to accomplish… it’s very ambitious. Santorum needs the same clarity and furthermore, he needs to shed off the slings and arrows of big government, earmarks, unions… those are some of the chinks in his armor. If he can clarify lay out how he would combat unions and how he would reduce the size of the government (I’m thinking Ron Paul small for the government), and combine that with the things he is currently espousing (instead of relying on his website to do the talking), then he would be a shoe-in.

                Rick is stepping it up and I feel he has a good platform. He needs to keep taking it to Maobama and clearly outline how he’ll stop the insanity. He’s done that to a point, but he can do better. I still feel he is gaining strength and becoming more inspiring.

                Thanks for your post.

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000902463532 Carol Layne

                NEWT IS THE BEST OF OUR CANDIDATES/SANTORIUM SHOULD TAKE A PAGE FROM HIS BOOK, IT MIGHT HELP HIM, ALL SANTORIUM CAN DO IS CRITIZE, ITS A NEW DAY, SANTORIUM’S RECORD SPEAKS FOR HIM AND ROMMNEY HAS NEVER BEEN IN WASHINGTON, SEEMS TO ME THE ONE WHO HAS THE MOST ANSWERS FOR OUR NATION IS NEWT GINGRICH. THAT SHOULD BE WHAT EVER AMERICAN LOOKING FOR

              • Anonymous

                That is a good point. Santorum has clearly implied that he will repeal Obamacare but I cannot say how because I don’t have any recollection of him telling us how.

                Newt, on the other hand, has said (and said it at least 450,000 times so far, which is why I know it) that he is going to first call for a strong showing to take the house and senate, then ask them to stay in session and pass a bill to repeal Obamacare, then as soon as he is sworn in he is going to sign it. That is as clear a plan as can be developed at this point and will get the job done.

                But what is Santorum’s plan? Does anyone know?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

        The key to winning the race is really in offering solutions. Note how Cain surged with his 999 plan. If conservatives didn’t have a stick up their butt and had a pair, we could have had a great candidate in Cain. He didn’t get the support he needed to stand the constant drumbeat and attacks. When even Allen West starts bad mouthing you on radio, it’s freakin over. That was our sin. Not his weakness.

        Anyway.. The best thing Newt can do is keep on keeping on with bold ideas and presenting a vision for the country. Platitudes could work, but bold ideas are better.

    • Anonymous

      Newt is an educator.. and educators know that repetition is vital. These are the solutions he has for what ails our country – far more substance and more far-reaching than the other candidates… and they don’t translate into sound bites and headlines. Newt is trying to educate Americans about conservatism and that massive problems that we have that go way beyond the economy.

      If we have heard it before and don’t get chills from it, that’s OK… there is somebody out there hearing it for the first time who will! The important thing is the substance and context of the message! Newt is a reformer with the guts to make major changes to how our government functions – and that is the leadership that America needs!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

        I have a defective photographic memory. I can remember an image perfectly and hold it for a long time. But, after I use it, say in a test, it stops mattering to me and the image can never be recalled again. Repetition is indeed the best way to learn.

      • Anonymous

        Well Said!!! The Capelady is flying high…

  • Anonymous

    It was an excellent speech; full of specifics, serious, entertaining and demonstrating his towering intellect and experience. You can accuse him all day long of being erratic but he is the only one I trust to get things done.

  • Anonymous

    I sure would be happy if Rick Santorum would agree to be the vice-presidential candidate on the ticket with Newt. It would be a decent ticket, and we could dispense with Willard, and start right away on Obama…

    • Anonymous

      Or maybe vice versa. Both are excellent candidates in different ways imo. Would love to see Romney drop out and let these two press on…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Woneta-Godwin/100002266688262 Woneta Godwin

        I disagree as Vice President Newt wouldn’t be able to dismantle Obama’s destruction on the first day. Santorum would be an excellent choice for VP. Newt could fix the judicial system which is vital to the American republic.

    • Anonymous

      ~~ NEWT / WEST 2012 ~~

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

    Newt Gingrich at CPAC is THE BEST !!!

  • Anonymous

    That would be an unbelievably powerful ticket. Gingrich/Santorum

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    I agree, I felt like I heard it before, it didn’t really fire me up like it did others… That’s okay, nothing against Newt for me. I felt it started off slow, but towards middle and end it found his groove. Still I think none of the speeches are going really affect things that much.

  • wodiej

    It was a great speech. I get your point but what else did you think he should say? He listed our biggest issues and gave his solutions one by one. At the end he did get some digs in on Obama but I don’t think he wanted to be overly negative.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was a decent speech – great details. I wanted to be inspired. I wanted him to rise like a phoenix and really break out and reignite his campaign. That wasn’t what I took away from this speech.

      And I’m not trying to start trouble… but if he had broken out in the way that Rubio and especially Allen West spoke – which he’s capable of – the sky would have been the limit for him. He remains a solid #2 in my book for now.

      • Anonymous

        The others were inspiring, but there wasn’t any real substance. Their time is limited and Newt obviously felt it was more important to get his message of solutions for America out, than to use inspiring generalities.

        If you want to be inspired… watch this! Newt can do that too!!

        http://www.newt.org/news/video-newt-explains-american-dream

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the link – much appreciated.

          No one’s time is limited yet (except maybe Ron Paul’s) – it’s still early. He got his points out and again, he has a great platform. I was just hoping for some sizzle too… but the man offers a great steak. :)

          • Anonymous

            When I said his time is limited, Sober_Thinking… I was talking about the time they were allotted for their CPAC speech. This primary is FAR from over and contrary to what the establishment would have us think – there is nothing inevitable about Mitt Romney and he is certainly not the most electable. I am a resident of Massachusetts – don’t even get us started on Mitt Romney! Suffice it to say he did not run for a 2nd term as governor because his popularity was at 43% and he knew he couldn’t win – so he became a conservative and started running for President! (He lost to McCain, who lost to Obama – so what makes people think he can beat Obama?)

            • Anonymous

              My apologies… I misunderstood. :)

              And my condolences.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000902463532 Carol Layne

              CAPELADY, THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT, AND OBAMA KNOWS IT

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000902463532 Carol Layne

              CAPELADY, THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT, AND OBAMA KNOWS IT

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

    Anyone hear a radio broadcast in the background??

    • wodiej

      yes.

    • Anonymous

      No audio trouble here.

      • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

        Yes. Woman’s voice- maybe commentary for a broadcaster?

    • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

      Yes, it was annoying. ABC feed bleed through. Purposeful?

  • Anonymous

    we know who obama is and we need to make sure the country knows who he is…obama’s personality and politics both need to be hit hard

  • cabensg

    The point is what could he change and not say exactly what he wants to say even if it’s repeat.

    We’re all political fanatics that come to Scoop so of course we’ve heard it before. Although I sometimes wonder if some of the ones who come here actually listen to what he has to say.

  • Anonymous

    Eh. It’s a good speech and I still like many of things he’s proposing. Lots of red meat, some of the same promises, and a little less fire than before. He whipped the crowd up a bit… Eh.

    He’s still my 2nd favorite and I love his tax plan. We’ll see where we go from here.

  • PFFV

    I agree with you 100% capelady! I may be letting the euphoria of having Santorum and Gingrich both still in the race get to me. I am very happy we have choices this time around; I should wait and judge for myself. Will update when I get home.

  • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

    True, RS. I guess that’s the hazard of following “too” closely? Still, they are good points and important that they are heard by all. (+Look what happened when he spoke to the Space Coast people, :jumps up & down, waving arms: ZOMG!! He’s ZANY! ERRATIC! idiots)

    (hope not OT…just saw a third source- IBD, forget the first, & now Kudlow saying that Adelson is going to cut off the funding. The place I saw it re Kudlow, mentioned the investigation into Adelson’s Macau casinos by the DOJ & the SEC. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot?
    This is getting extremely creepy if true)

  • Anonymous

    Newt is FEARLESS! Go Newt!

  • http://punditpawn.wordpress.com PunditPawn

    Here’s how the media interpreted it:

    The Hill: “Gingrich struggles to revive campaign with speech to faithful”
    Hot Air: “Gingrich speech gets conservatives cheering”

    The usual “Newt struggles” meme from The Hill. Uh, yea. ‘Struggles’ to contain his disdain for websites like The Hill.

    • Anonymous

      lol

    • Anonymous

      “The Hill struggles to make Newt look like a loser.”

  • Anonymous

    Loved the speech even though he restated many of his plans we’ve already heard. But who knows how many in the audience may not have. The more he speaks of his specific plans, the more it resonates. And I do like his plans and has the knowledge & the backbone to take on D.C. The D’s & R’s better look out if he’s elected. Unfortunately politics in both parties is so corrupt I think they will do anything to make sure he is not our candidate. If they fear him……… he’s my guy!

    I was only disappointed that the clip didn’t include Calista’s introduction. I’ve heard she is a very warm and intelligent person which is a side of her I would like to see. (Not that it will sway my vote, but it would be nice to see her break away from the “plastic Barbie”, “helmet head” description and show that she would be a great First Lady. It would be nice to have some class back in the WH again.)

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I saw the intro – she was still a little plastic-y for my taste. She really should just stand by her man & smile & clap for him, IMO. I don’t mean to be snarky about her – it was just a little awkward.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve tried to keep an open mind, but I guess you’re saying she’s no Laura or Barbara Bush or many other prior First Ladies (on the warm, likability scale).

        Bummer! Like I said it won’t change my vote, but it would be nice to have someone who is humble with some class back in the WH.

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Better than moochelle i think. ;)

        • Anonymous

          heh ! or Michelle Obo loud mo.

      • Anonymous

        have you seen this youtube?
        “Callista Gingrich discusses the importance of American Exceptionalism”

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Nope, but I’ll look it up. Thx for the tip!

        • Anonymous

          I saw it. I thought she was pretty good in that.

          Other than her hair being a bit too perfect, she seems fine to me.

          (How does she do that perfect hair thing, anyway? Scratching my head over that.)

      • Anonymous

        I thought she spoke well and was a class act, but I guess it is all about personal taste.

        • Is_Sense_Common

          You’re probably right nibbles… I just haven’t gotten past the Carol Brady facade. She just doesn’t ring warm, fuzzy, or sincere bells for me… I like my women a little more brazen & shoot-from-the-hip. I guess that’s why I’ll never be First Lady though, eh? LOL!

          • Anonymous

            She reminds me of an english teacher I had, very good posture, classy, always wore twin-sets with pearls..but man was she warm and refreshingly funny. I get the same feeling about Calista. I also really like Rick’s wife too, she seems down to earth and a great mom and someone who would do the the White House proud as would Calista.

    • Anonymous

      It would have been nice… This is just a wild guess but I bet she didn’t start out with “This is the first time in my life I have been proud of the USA”.

      Lucy or any other cartoon character, almost any other person would be a better 1st lady than MOOCH.

  • Anonymous

    Newt has the most simply well stated and clear proposals & plans for fixing and recovering the country in all issues people are struggling with today & future. At the moment, regardless of his electability to many’s choice, He’s still more able to cause RINOs , Liberals and all career politician to worry than any one else among our primary’s candidates. Even O and his healthcare policy, EPA, DOE, our court system, Religion and the Faith base daily attacks.
    I would GO TO WAR WITH NEWT FOR THE COUNTRY AND LIBERTY AND HER CONSTITUTION

    NEWT / WEST 2012

  • Is_Sense_Common

    I think Newt is most inspiring when he’s in combat with the media or the liberals. When he’s preaching to the choir, he seems a little disappointing because our expectations are set SO HIGH. However, he still articulates Conservatism extremely well – or should I say, severely well. :) (if you haven’t looked at the other posts on TRS today, check it out!)

  • Anonymous

    I kind of like it that he says the same thing and continues to say the same thing. It tells me he’s got his platform down and is not inclined to deviate from it. No flopping around for him. I take that to mean he’s serious about it and this is where he is for the long haul. I also love his clarity. You know what his plans are.

    I keep trying to like Santorum. What I do like about him is different than what I like about Newt. I could see the value in a Gingrich/Santorum ticket. I think I would have liked a Gingrich/Perry ticket more. But Perry has agreed to work with Newt, as has Cain. So the only one left is Santorum. Unless Santorum wins. No idea what would happen then.

    It’s going to be an interesting spring.

  • Anonymous

    It may be his stump speech, but I hadn’t heard it.

    IMO
    Romney is a good candidate, but he would be bad President.
    Santorum is an average candidate, but he would be a good President.
    Gingrich is a bad candidate, but would be a great President.

    • Anonymous

      Brilliantly stated. Thank you.

      p.s. I was asked by people who have listened to this interview to keep passing it along – it clarifies why Newt is and was right about Bain Capital (and that it’s not an attack on capitalism). I really like the idea of Newt as President, helping along that possibility as best I can.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, I listened to this again(both of the babies are asleep…and therefore quiet!) Where was this guy in the beginning?? He was able to articulate what Newt and Rick Perry were saying perfectly. I am also curious about the Fox Business channel, they must know what these so-called ‘venture’ companies really do, why didn’t they call them out and call Romney out? This makes sick that so many people mislead us. Thank God for the internet. Thanks for pointing this out!

      • GraceKnows

        This guy makes it all so simple and clear. So many people think this issue is dead in the water, and excoriated Newt over mentioning it until they made Newt the bad guy. I will pass it on. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    It was classic Newt….everything that he has been saying all along.
    It’s all in the contract and the reasons I want to see him win the nomination….

    well that…. and the possibility of watching his exceptionally inspiring combat with the media and the liberals everyday during the run up to the general election.

    Now that is as inspiring as imagining the economic boom that will occur when the obominomic restrains are suddenly removed by a President Gingrich.

    May not happen but you can’t blame a girl for dreamin’

    • Anonymous

      “well that…. and the possibility of watching his exceptionally inspiring combat with the media and the liberals everyday during the run up to the general election.”

      Can’t wait to watch the lame stream media being taken down a peg or two, not just during the run up to to election but after as well.

      I have a felling Newt won’t take any crap from anyone (the media, other countries or the UN)! My kind of POTUS.

      And we would all celebrate an economic boom. Wouldn’t it be great? Yes, we can dream, hope and pray we take our country back.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting it Scoop, even if you didn’t like it. I thought it rocked. He needed to put all of his ideas, his plans, his policy all in one speech. That is why Newt got to be where he was before the huge barrage of negative ads..and that is what he needed to express again. He was bigger, better, and more inspiring than any of the others!

  • Anonymous

    Scoop you forced me off my duff, I don’t care for Romney either but I after listing to Santorum and Newt, I thought I would dig up willard’s speech and give it a listen before commenting.
    Romney or his speech writers seem to like compiling one liner’s of ideas of America’s greatness, 0b0failures, some jokes, and sprinkled in how he is a conservative. The punch line I like best was “but the Taliban do have calendars”. If he continues giving speeches of what conservatism is about, he may one day become one. He just doesn’t come across as sincere when he is on the stump. Again no plans, just reminders that he has plans. For some reason during this speech more than any time in the debates I kept expecting to hear him say “Read my lips no new taxes”.

    To me Santorum spoke well about conservative leadership and the difference in conservatism and liberalism, and how important this election is. He talks of the plans he has put together, plans to overturn 0b0care, and plans to balance the budget, and create jobs, and even a little about energy. I would like to hear a simple explanation of his plans rather than that he has put all of these plans together. This is one of the reasons he is my second choice, he lacks the ability to simply explain his ideas and how he will go about implementing them. I think it is going to take more than just spouting how bad 0b0’s ideas are for America to beat pull votes outside the GOP to beat 0b0 in the General election.

    Scoop you’re right, Gingrich speech was a lot of replay from his stump speech. His analogy of following the ups and fed-ex packages is one he has been using for several years to explain what works and what doesn’t work. The cheers and applause from both willard and Santorum were mainly red meat conservative platitudes. Newt is the only one that laid out a detailed vision of the ideas he wants to implement, why he thinks they need to be implemented, how he plans on implementing these ideas, and the results history has shown occurs when these ideas have been implemented in the past.

    An Coulter almost turned me from voting for ABO if we are so unfortunate to end up with willard as the nominee. Thanks for not posting that so and so too. I am back on the anyone but 0b0 zer0 b zer0.

    I’m still for Newt, Rick, Willard, and Ron

  • Lime Lite

    Newts speech was brilliant. Best out of the bunch!

  • nehemiahreturns

    Consistency is everything – Newt is on track – I want solid information, and Newt delivers.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com On The Mark

    So it was Newt’s stump speech. It was a darn fine speech and I am happy to hear it again. Who has a plan as comprehensive as Newt’s? Who else demonstrates such a thorough understanding of so many issues? I’m encouraged by the reception of his speech at CPAC, and I enjoyed hearing him target “the Republican establishment” even more than usual.

  • Anonymous

    Consistency is everything – Newt is on track – I want solid information, and Newt delivers.

  • Anonymous

    While reading the comparisons of the speeches, it is apparent that some people just want to be entertained. They want the bells & whistles. Cage wrestling.

    We already have a president that met all those requirements.

    Newt has substance, he has a “real” vision for the country & a solution to the problems facing this great land. Please note that the vision was not about “him”, but about the country, the people, the America he loves. (media would have you think the reverse)

    This man has received the greatest compliment of negative press, negative ads, & down right dirty politics since Sarah Palin. However, he still is standing, and standing tall, and still on target. He might stagger, he might even stumble, but he has the grit to get up and fight. He is no quitter.

    This is the man I want to lead my country. Someone I know who will fight the good fight with all his energy, and passion.

    I am reminded of a line out of the movie “Dirty Dozen” by Donald Sutherland while inspecting some soldiers. “Very Pretty General, but can they fight”?

    Newt might not be very pretty, but I guarantee you he can fight.

    Thanks for listening.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for posting!

    • Anonymous

      “Very Pretty General, but can they fight”?

      That’s it right there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.masiwchuk David Scott Masiwchuk

    If it isn’t broke don’t fix it ….I liked the speech.

  • Anonymous

    I can not hear this enough! Keep on it Newt!

  • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

    Did anyone else notice the annoying background talking on the video? What was ABC doing this on purpose?

    • Anonymous

      I had that too. Someone else’s speech also had it. No idea what it was from.

  • Anonymous

    Newt’s speech was great and was well received because it offers solutions. None of the others offered us answers to our question; “What are you going to do to fix the mess we are in?” Newt offered us the answer to that question and his solutions are spot on. I’ve heard some of it before too, but IMO it needs to be repeated as often as possible because the solutions he offers are the right ones. I never get tired of listening to Newt’s plan, because it’s the right plan and I’m not bored, I’m inspired by it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. And as a teacher, he knows the importance of repetition for reinforcement, as well as getting the facts straight.

      Because I have heard his plan for repealing Obamacare many many times, I can clearly articulate it to others. I can’t do that with any of the other 3 candidates. Maybe it’s because I prefer Newt and have exposed myself to him over the others. But the fact is, I can articulate his plan because I’m familiar with it and that familiarity came from repeated exposure.

  • Anonymous

    I hear a lot of booing in the responses to Newt’s speech… booing particularly around the Canadian Keystone XL Pipeline. Am I right to assume those booing are the OWS plants who were paid $60 to rally outside, and infiltrate inside, by the unions?

    • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

      I think they are saying NEWT! Not boo.

      • Anonymous

        Phew!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. They were saying NOOOOOOOOT! Once in a while you could hear them saying Newt! Newt! Newt! staccato fashion, which made it easier to understand.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah it’s good to hear, because the reports were that the OWS fools were going to gather and create such a rucus… and that’s what I thought I heard.

        Seriously.. Newt is the only one who gets it. As much as I want to really like Santorum as a potential president… I just can’t. And he hasn’t driven it home in my opinion. His CPAC speech was uninspiring… yet Newt’s , for all it’s stumplike qualities, it was still red meat and truthful and full of substance. Newt’s like a surgeon. Identifies the problem and has a plan to attack and excise it from the body.

        Notice the snearing narrative from Romneylike pundits and the groupthink media… now “redmeat” is the new smear… like “teabaggers”. There is no let up from the hate Newt meme.

        • Anonymous

          I know. I want to like Santorum too. For now I’m open to him but I do need to see more from him. I know a LOT more about Newt than I do about Santorum. I do like Santorum’s passion and it seems like passion well placed. I liked very much what he said (or how he said it) about not giving the issue of Obamacare away. And he is ABSOLUTELY right about that. (But what is he going to do about that? I know what Newt is going to do.) He hasn’t been able to “grab” me like Newt has. I like having Santorum on the team, but I’m not persuaded he would make a good captain. Newt, on the other hand, has already fought almost this exact same battle, and won it.

          Newt is the man to smear and that is very telling. But just as important is that Newt doesn’t care. Romney, on the other hand, cares immensely. He cannot handle rejection anymore than Obama can.

  • Anonymous

    I respect both Newt and Rick for separate reasons. I thought Rick’s speach was flat, uninspiring amd lacked specifics on how we get this train back on the tracks. He spoke in geralizations with one exception, manufacturing zones, and continued to contrast himself and go on the attck.This only goes so far. Contrary to Rick, Newt’s speach was powerful, provided vision and specifics. We all know that Newt is a man with flaws and has so many ideas (at times foolish) BUT, he has that certain something that you know that he will reverse and shake up Washington. Rick’s speach left me wanting, Newt’s speach left me wanting more. I could have listened to him for an hour and been captivated from start to finish. Rick, please show some excitement and convey to the American people your vision with passion such that people can feel confident and know that you’ll turn this ship around. I believe that both Newt and Rick hold the future of our country in their hands. We need them to be disciplined, have vision and be excited about the future of this country. If they both do this, Romney will not be able to gain the nomination. We need at a minimum, a brokered convention.

  • StNikao

    Here is a follow up video interview after the CPAC speech when Newt talks to reporters:

    • Anonymous

      Newt the Fearless: an American Story.

      He really does have the intangible factor you’d hope to find in a president–knowledgable, tough, authoritative, competent,…and something more…

      Different than any of the other candidates, you can just picture Newt Gingrich in charge–basically, right now… The others give you the impression they’d have to grow into the office of president, Newt gives the impression he could take the office by storm immediately, from a standing start, any time of the day or night…

      • Anonymous

        …and something more…

        I think that something more is leadership. I mean it is that quality that makes real leaders real leaders and not just guys in charge.

  • Anonymous

    This is a little off-topic, but it relates to wanting to make a donation to Newt. I’ve never given money to a campaign before. Does anyone know if you could do it anonymously, and if not, do you get badgered by every republican/conservative group in creation once you’ve made a donation? That’s what’s keeping me from donating.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know Rosie, perhaps you can mail in some money. Better to have actual mail that you can discard right at the door, than intrusive calls or email spam.

    • christie

      Sure, you can mail the donation in-see Newt.org for mailing info-Send a money order.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Christie!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Christie!

  • Anonymous

    Well, if his stump speech is a conservative message, then I’m not sure why he would alter things when speaking to conservatives.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it is the same talking point’s, but to me, Newt’s the true leader we need. Sure his campaign has been all over the place– he gets a little ahead of himself with his grandiose thinking, but if anyone know’s how Washington work’s, much less how to get thing’s done and implemented– it’s Newt.

    I like Santorum, but he talks only about what needs to be done. Santorum falls flat on setting goals or a coordinated coarse of action, much less, strong reform to turn our nation around.

    Romney has a strong campaign and the big money but, in all reality– Mitt will say anything to get nominated. He’s not a leader, he’s a accommodate-ur to the Establishment. No real idea’s, just the same ole’ talking points to get elected. To go along, to get along. Another RINO with no real Conservative convictions.

    Ron Paul, why is he even running in the GOP primary….?

    JMHO!!! and the meme about ABO, that’s a give-me, but who?

  • christie

    I love this speech. It was very uplifting. Great job, Newt. Please continue to talk about the corruption in our government. I work in grassroots and people are very angry about this and please confront Obama’s unconstitutional actions.

  • Josie

    ???? Was I hearing right? Did part of the audience boo him? Waht he said was great – too bad he can’t be trusted to tell us the truth. If he does get the nomination our only hope is that he learned his lesson and saw the light and really does everything he said in this speech. That would be a success, but again can we trust him?

    • StNikao

      With seven lies documented in the last debate (FL/CNN) and continued lies in his ads…we sure can’t trust Romney will be telling the truth.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OH7VOALR4GLUTUJSR3BUZODIKU Dana

      I think they’re chanting ‘Newt, Newt, Newt!!!”…Only liberals boo Conservatives.

  • http://twitter.com/gidgey Bridget Willard

    I guess I’ve never seen any of his other CPAC speeches. Maybe it’s worth repeating for that reason?

  • StNikao

    For those wanting more in-depth technical information about the Gingrich campaign:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/fashion/weighing-in-on-the-callista-gingrich.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OH7VOALR4GLUTUJSR3BUZODIKU Dana

    I want to see Newt debate ZERO!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    In the 2012 group I hope Newt gets the nod. Am I happy with ALL his positions? No. For one, his past statements re: global warming gives me chills.

    We all know the nominee will not only be required to beat Obama at debates but will also have to be glib and quick enough to defeat the toughest oponent… the Main Stream Media.

    I just can’t see Romney, Santorum or Paul on the debate stage being questioned by the Main Stream Media coming out on top. However, I relish the image of Obama being “taken to school” by Newt during a debate. Obama would be a child against an adult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-Z-Zulz/100000162003187 Jimmy Z Zulz

    It’s CPAC? Big deal. CPAC gave the nod to Romney for God’s sake. How conservative is that? Not very.