November 11th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
2 years ago

What's old is Newt

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, whose campaign was in trouble earlier this year, is now among the top tier of 2012 presidential hopefuls.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Anomic Office Drone

    Is it funny or sad that the field of candidates in the GOP primary is so bad that Newt Gingrich is considered top tier?

    November 11, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. Nameking

    Newt newt newt meet, the interlectual who has no idea about leadership.

    November 11, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. john/omaha

    you cnn coolaid drinkers are putting your ignorance on display. ANY body would be better than obummer unless your one of those that still live with mommey or are waiting for another hand out. you should try working for a living.

    November 11, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. jack

    He's not even that intellectual, he just THINKS he is. He rarely talks details. He mainly lectures us in a demeaning way about why everyone else is wrong and he knows better because he's studied history. Well if so NEWT, where are the details on how to proceed? We've been waiting ever since you were thrown our of the speaker's job.

    November 11, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. casey007

    If he is president nobody will be able to get along with him. Has anyone endorsed him?

    November 11, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. otermbachmann

    I bet this salamander is a good for at least 3 wars. But fortunately he will not be president.

    November 11, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Top tier? More like "upper decker."

    November 11, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. stevege

    Anyone or anything would be better than Obama - whether it's Newt Gingrich or a doorknob.

    November 11, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  9. Emperor Norton

    john/omaha: can you explain what it is about Obama that offends you so greatly?

    November 11, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. likeaglove

    Even Newt would be better than the empty suit in the White House right now. THAT's house bad Obama is.

    November 11, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  11. Former Republican, now an Independent

    This is the same Newt Gingrich who resigned from congress in disgrace after being caught in unethical practices. Now he wants to be president. Sounds like another Richard Nixon to me.

    November 11, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  12. BK

    So he's going to be the next big thing? Wow Republicans will do anything to avoid voting for Romney.

    November 11, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  13. josh

    What's old is Barack Obama, his lack of leadership, and his inability to create jobs. Now that Newt is in the race, let the attacks begin. Anyone who is satisfied with our current president must enjoy mediocrity. Real leadership and change is on the way in 2012.

    November 11, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  14. Jilli

    What a statement to the desperate and pathetic state of the gop. A disgraced former speaker that was removed from his position on ethics violations is close to leading the pack. Absolutely pathetic.

    November 11, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  15. myaka

    3-wives 2-affairs; 84-ethics charges; 300K sanctions; asked to resign as Speaker by...ooh...Boehner among the other GOP leaders at the time...he's counting on short-term-memory ... will someone wake up this electorate

    November 11, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  16. MikeInFC

    The rest of the GOP field crumbles to the ground and there's the little Newt-nugget standing tall in a short and insignificant kind of way. Another example of failing your way up. Congratulations, you are now less of a disappointment than the rest.

    November 11, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  17. 4158

    HE is not even close to the top. that place belongs to ron paul. why dont these gop losers just quit.

    November 11, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. sara

    Lord have mercy.

    November 11, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  19. Sage

    The newt needs to go crawl back under a log where he belongs.

    November 11, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  20. heavyhorse

    If Ron Paul was the Only one running they would be saying...Perry coulda been a contender and what is the congressional caffiteria serving for lunch...anything not to mention the man for any reason..are both side so afraid of him they can't even say his name lest they be cursed

    November 11, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  21. James

    I don't want your Hatchet Job opinion pal. Just report the news. I'll decide who I like without a very biased opinion–Whatever happened to journalistic ethics.–Or have they changed over the years–

    November 11, 2011 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  22. ED FL

    Newt the over the hill lying,cheating philandered that dumped a couple of sick wives while he was stiffing a couple of new mistresses. Newt who doesn't have enough money for the current lady and is an over the hill fat old man has nothing left except his big fat mouth that continually utters garbage. You were and are history and bad history at that.

    November 11, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  23. Gregintexas

    JohninOmaha, YOU are the cool-ade drinker. The GOP candidates are bufoons

    November 11, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  24. Gregintexas

    Someday, Newt will need to answer an actual question insread of attacking the moderators.... Everybody sees through this ruse.... He has not had a new idea in 25 years

    November 11, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  25. Pete

    Here we go again, another republican who has signed off on the, then contract with America, which is collusion and would have signed the treasonous "Norquist" pledge.

    November 11, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
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