Gingrich gains from Cain’s withdrawal

Newt Gingrich (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

With Herman Cain out of the GOP Presidential sweepstakes, Newt Gingrich benefits most.

Republican conservatives who saw Cain as a viable alternative to the more moderate Mitt Romney are likely to turn to Gingrich — at least for the time being and until something more palatable comes along.

Still, Gingrich carries a lot of baggage that that causes heartburn for the “family values” right-wing of the GOP.  The thrice-married former Speaker of the House moved from wife to wife after adulterous affairs.  His lavish lifestyle doesn’t sit well with some and his habit of shifting positions worries others.

“Newt Gingrich is a phony,” says long-time Republican voter Andrea Reynolds of Marietta, Georgia in Gingrich’s old Congressional district. “Underneath the intellectual facade is a honey old bastard who puts blow jobs above jobs for Americans.”

Reynolds’ remarks refers to a Vanity Fair profile of Gingrich that portrayed him as a sexual creature who liked quickie oral sex from a variety of women.  Gingrich served divorce papers on his critically-ill first wife in the hospital while having an affair with his soon-to-be second wife.  He dumped the second wife in the midst of a tryst with a House committee staff member who is his current wife.

“Like so many in Washington, Gingrich equates sexual conquest with power,” says former Capitol Hill Blue editor and publisher Doug Thompson, who worked as a consultant to Gingrich’s GoPAC political operation in the 1992 election.  “He was always on the make but that’s not an exclusive club in power circles for either Republicans or Democrats.”

Ironically, Cain — the former Georgia businessman who dropped out of the Presidential race amid charges of sexual harassment and a 13-year-affair — is set to endorse Gingrich.

Does this mean Cain supports both Gingrich’s political beliefs and his lifestyle?

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10 Responses to "Gingrich gains from Cain’s withdrawal"

  1. Carl Nemo **==  December 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    If Republican empathizers keep courting the likes of a Cain with now Gingrich rising to the top, they will assuredly lose their bid for the White House in 2012.

    Personally I don’t like either party, but am speaking of outcomes.

    As bad as Obama & Co. might be, Newt Gingrich cannot win a bid for the Presidency.

    If he wins the nomination it’s lights out for the Republican party. Gingrich is a poster boy for everything that’s bad about ‘rethugs’.

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Bill Cravener  December 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      A Trump-moderated debate that so far only Gingrich says he’ll show? Ron Paul said it would be a “circus-like atmosphere”. They’re all circus clowns, both sides, but the GOP has truly gone batsh!t crazy, that’s a fact!!

      • Al  December 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

        Agreed. “Bring on the clowns- – – don’t bother, they’re here!”

  2. woody188  December 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy

    Can’t go around saying what people want to hear with the Internet in play.

  3. Carl Nemo **==  December 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    A superb vidclip Woody. When I look at Gingrich’s mug flashed during the production, all I can think, is behold the face of serial, duplicitous corruption!

    The Ron Paul for President followup is appropriate.

    He’s our last chance for sure. If he can’t turn the USS America about from an imminent encounter with a terminal financial iceberg field encounter then no one can!

    Obama has demonstrated to be our ‘liar in chief’, Gingrich would be our ‘liar in chief in spades’, so why not Dr. Paul?! We have nothing to lose and everything to gain when balanced against these dreadful alternatives; I.E., Obama’s second term and the likes of Gingrich as ‘fresh rethug blood’ at the helm for another business as usual and a worse round of duopoly redux.

    This nation is in such grave financial and organizational circumstances, that electing almost anyone, even those standing on a streetcorner would be infinitely better than the order of the day.

    Ron Paul for President…!

    I’ll vote for the guy. I voted for Obama, little realizing as millions of others that they were pissing on their shoes.

    Ron Paul speaks of what needs to be done. It’s common sense and nation friendly. It won’t be well received, but it will be the Doctor’s orders…no? : )

    Carl Nemo **==

    • woody188  December 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Posted more to show Gingrich for what he is, not to spread Ron Paul’s message. As I believe we also are being subjected to Full Spectrum Dominance (those not familiar with this term should look it up immediately), I don’t believe we are allowed to have any true opposition, just the appearance of opposition. It’s hard to imagine anyone that has been “selected” as Congressman for as long Paul not actually serving TPTB. Just another puppet to placate the masses as they believe their views are represented in high levels on Capitol Hill. One big joke to the monied masters of free speech.

      I do find it hard to not get caught up in Paul’s message and find myself defending it at times. Guess maybe I’m cautiously optimistic?

      Which is really just my brain not being capable of facing the truth because it is so heinous. I always told you guys I am an optimist, which should really scare some folks considering what I say… :-?

  4. Sandune  December 6, 2011 at 11:34 am

    What on earth is driving the Republican voters to get behind Speaker Gingrich? It cannot be the religious right as he has broken all his own vows.

    I don’t know if America under the Ron Paul Agenda could possibly be better, but I do know that if Gingrich gets his claws into the government again, we will have a single agenda to destroy Islam. Is it possible the religious right could back such a liar and abuser of America just to destroy Islam?

    Have I missed the whole end game of pushing all Americans into a Christian belief? What else could drive millions of free Americans into readiness for the end of times?

    Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe this morning read from his column on Politico where he disses Newt’s
    actions as well as praises him for his actions as Speaker.

    From my point of view on the subject of Gingrich, I could never vote for him for any reason. He feels he is above the law and above the moral responsibility as an ethical American. He has memorized the GOP agenda and will run on the prohibitions that go with it. While he is redesigning the Homeland Security rules, he will add abortions, gay marriages and death with dignity.

    This seems to be what the Conservative Republicans want and it should defeat them. Being unable to live with the concept of right over wrong, the sheep will demand Newt Gingrich as their moral leader.

    My family will never accept this atrocity and my being on the tail end of my life, I really have nothing to do about it.

    I worry about the rest of you younger freedom-loving folks who still have your family to protect. Do they know that freedom has to be fought for?

  5. stan chaz  December 7, 2011 at 6:37 am

    The circus just goes on and on. Now, the guy who was kicked out of the House, who wants child slave labor to work for the 1%, and who is twice divorced and had an extra-marital affair with his current wife… hopes to gain the most from all of this. AMAZING!! More than ever, as I look at the sorry set of Republican “rivals” on the other side, I am THANKFUL to have Barack Obama as President, and candidate for re-election. Mr. Obama: your heart, your values, and your basic decency are all in the right place. But we need to elect a Congess that will work with you – instead of sabotaging you -in your next term. BEcause you STILL give us hope.

  6. eve  December 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    “Gingrich gains from Cain’s withdrawal”
    -article headline

    Answer: So does America!

    Now, If we could get all of the liars to follow Cain we’d be on the right track!

    These “choices” for POTUS are not the best we can do!
    They are bought and paid for, then paraded for hours upon end all over the media and Americans are then conditioned to accept these cretins as their “choices.”

    Some choices.
    I’m more and more certain each day, the elections are rigged.

  7. gloria  December 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Don’t want to forget this flip flopper s past . Ron Paul 2012

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