(CNN) – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich praised President Obama's acceptance speech Thursday before the Nobel Committee in Oslo.
"I thought the speech was actually very good," Gingrich told NPR's The Takeaway. "He clearly understood that he had been given the prize prematurely, but he used it as an occasion to remind people, first of all, as he said: that there is evil in the world."
The comments mark the second time in a month that Gingrich has given President Obama's performance a positive nod. Following the president's speech at West Point, Gingrich said the decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan "took considerable courage."
For once, I actually agree with Newt.
Newt trust me, we who voted for Obama are still proud of our pick last November given the crappy tools you guys put forth!
You know you're doing a bad job when Newt thinks it's good!
I think I'm dreaming. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have both come out in favor of the President's speeches this week. Strangely, when Democrats are asked about it, all we hear are crickets chirping.
What's going on here?
Wow Mr Gingrich praising Obama, he beter be careful because party boss Rush Limbaugh might take him out and spank him! Worse yet he might get banned from 'FOX Television'........
If Obama had any integrity at all, he would have given it to someone that deserved it.
Why not, like in Iraq, he is doing the same thing as Bush did: stay and finish it. The only difference is
1. Obama's people felt the need to appease the far left and they didn't send enough troops to finish it quickly
2. They also wanted to appease the far left by setting a timeline which is utterly ridiculous.
Seriously, throughout history, generals and presidents have a timeline in mind, they just keep it BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. They don't announce it to the enemy. Simply retarded.
Who cares what Newt thinks.
Wow....Newt actually said something that made sense....who knew???
I Think he still up to no good.
Glad Newt had something positive to say. Now if Palin & Cheny would just close thier mouths.
Newt' sucking up for a job in the Obama administration.
Newt must be trying to separate himself from the lunatic extremists that he helped to create...
Too late... you have already destroyed the country, Newt. Your attempt at fairness comes waaaay too late...
Is rational thought and discourse returning to the Republican party? I certainly hope so. The last 8 years have been a disaster for them.
That is why Mr G will not be win the nomination.
Either obama was just lieing again or he sure does have his facts mixed up.
I missed the speech but it must have been impressive if Newt endorsed it.... he usually hates everything.
If people could get past the conservative hate they have, they might actually realize that Newt is a very smart man who speaks the truth. Some people just don't have the ability to be objective and let their "party" hate interfere with rational thinking.
That's very commendable and a true example of non-partisan politics.
It's nice to see at least one Republican who doesn't reflexively criticize every single word out of the President's mouth. I sometimes think Obama could run every policy from Ronald Reagan's playbook, and he'd still be attacked at every turn. What ever happened to civility in politics? I miss it.
For once a reasonable opinion. Still, no redemption for this blowhard. Newtered is a bloated gas bag ideologue who would throw his mother under a bus if she voted Dem. I have nothing but scorn for him.
Newt, your fifteen minutes were up the day you said you were going to "slate" Bill Clinton. He managed to serve out his term, while you were forced into the woods.
By the way, any comments on your dead-beat tendencies or how's that "Contract With America" coming along?
But, please run, Newt, we have oh, so many more questions for ya, babe!!!!!!!!
Can the country get behind this president who is really trying to deal with issues on all fronts? I hope so.
WOW, That is refreshing, to hear positive comments that makes sense. Newt, you have the burden to bring changes to GOP, changes that make sense and bring GOP to 21st century. If you run, I may even vote for you. Remember, it's not about your party, it's about your country. We desperately need to move forward as ONE US of A.
He didn't deserve the election either. The media stepped on Hillary just to make history.