As he prepares campaign, Gingrich faces hurdles with religious conservatives
May 11th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

As he prepares campaign, Gingrich faces hurdles with religious conservatives

(CNN) – How big a stumbling block will Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and admission of an affair pose to his efforts to win so-called values voters?

“It’s a huge hurdle,” said Richard Land, the public policy chief for the Southern Baptist Convention, the county’s largest evangelical denomination.

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  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Newt loves women so much and is so committed to marriage he just can't get enough of either one!

    "Values voters" are a liberal concoction. Nobody cares this day and age. They'd vote for ANYBODY besides Obama.

    May 11, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    He doesn't need religous conservatives. He's just in the game to create spin and false issues, all the while raising funds for a campaign predestined to come up short. That means he will turn his treasue chest over to the RNC for the general election.

    May 11, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Jilli

    C'mon, even "christians" that will believe just about anything have to laugh at the hooey gingrich is trying to feed them. His campaign slogan – Vote for me, I think you're stupid.

    May 11, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    In the coming days and weeks will see Mr. Gingrich transform like a werewolf into a "Barker."

    May 11, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Would he or the "forgiving" pastors do the same for John Edwards or any democrat that had "transgressions"???....why even ask when you know the answer

    May 11, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. rs

    If the Republican Tea Party has a shred of decency, Gigrich's candidacy won't go anywhere. Gingrich is a man with no morals or scruples. He invented "attack" politics, and defined the political playbook of obstruction. If you want a tactician for a game-he'd be great. To run Amerca- No way!

    May 11, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  7. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    if these are the same religous conservatives that tried to claim Presidentt Obama was a Muslim when proven he wasn't, they had better darn well question the ethics of Newt Gingrich. Not only him but his wife as well for it was her he was messing around with on his second cancer patient wife. They didn't want a family man like our president in the White House but would be willing to accept Newt?? So much for family values.

    May 11, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. 'merica ruined by rethugs

    “It’s a huge hurdle,” said Richard Land, the public policy chief for the Southern Baptist Convention

    As we can all plainly see, Newt is in no shape for any hurdles, let alone a huge hurdle. Next.

    May 11, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. 'merica ruined by rethugs

    Democrat Class Warfare – Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Newt loves women so much and is so committed to marriage he just can't get enough of either one!
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    Well played. We don't see eye to eye on many things, but I tip my cap to you on this one.

    May 11, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. gt

    newt is a looser...all he wants is press time... go back to georgia...

    May 11, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |