BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich tells me he smells victory
January 18th, 2012
04:26 PM ET
6 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich tells me he smells victory

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – All of a sudden this contest is getting very exciting.

In these final days before Saturday’s Republican presidential primary, the gap between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich seems to be narrowing – if you believe the latest polls.


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  1. Anonymous

    Newt the adulterer and thieve is pure filth. The GOP should be ashamed for even letting him on the GOP platform. DNC will tear this guy up in seconds, Pure Filth and CNN is filth for entertaing this filth.....

    January 18, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Ed DFWTX

    I don't think that's a victory Newt smells. He might want to change his depends. The man has an ego bigger than Texas.

    January 18, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    I always believe strong social and fiscal conservative to be GOP nominee, Only Newt Gingrich can qualified for the nomination
    Mitt Romney won’t attract Latino votes (Veto dream act)
    Mitt Romney won’t attract independents votes ( he paid 15% tax, I am unemployed too, corporation are people ,$10,000 bet etc)
    If Romney is GOP nominee Obama will get 65% independents votes and 70% Latino votes

    January 18, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. Vernon

    Ed your comments don't shock me. Seems to me you have a personal agenda towards Newt? Or is it the Dem are afraid to have him and Obama in a debate! And talk about an ego. Obama already saying he is up there with some og our greatest Presidents?? Really

    January 18, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Omari

    Former President Bill Clinton said Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney can't say what they believe and get nominated in a GOP primary, in an interview with Esquire published Wednesday.

    "As a private citizen he [Gingrich] was for certain important health-care reforms and believed in climate change and believed there had to be a strong reaction to it. And now he's just like Romney," Clinton said. "Neither one of them can say what they believe to be true and get nominated. Romney's still trying to figure out what he did as governor of Massachusetts and still appeal to this driving vituperative energy."

    Gingrich has cited his work with Clinton when he was Speaker of the House as evidence that he can fix the economy. Other times, he has left out Clinton and touted balancing the budget and creating 11 million new jobs.

    When asked last December whether Gingrich could take credit for balancing the budget, Clinton said, "Not really, but I think he did work with me to pass some good budgets."

    Clinton, however, praised his former adversary last November to NewsMax, saying, "I think he's doing well just because he's thinking, and people are hungry for ideas that make some sense."

    Clinton also praised Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts in December, adding that it would be a "mistake" to underestimate him.

    Clinton told Esquire that Republicans have been pushed farther to the right.

    "Every time the president adopts a plan that they [Republicans] once advocated, they abandon it and push farther to the right," he said. "But the voters can push them back."

    January 18, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Newt is smelling Ron Paul's back end because that who he will finish behind.... Sorry, reality bites Newt.

    January 18, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    For a moment there I thought he was talking about a body part of his.
    These people are as exciting as a night out with, a night out doing . . . . . sorry, can't think of anything more boring than these debates and these clowns!

    January 18, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  8. ct

    not only newt but the whole gop will be smelling obamas back end.

    January 18, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. mr deshon

    Dummies surround you Newt! You cant believe the South is loaded with enuff dumb azz rednecks to rocket you to a SC win? Racist once were king in the south but today those honey badgers are practically gone. America is changing & the small minded bigots of the past are dying off. Pig Newton will never ever ever! be President of our beloved nation. Screw you fat boy!!!

    January 18, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. bjv

    Newt Gingrich is an unmade bed. If his ego gets any bigger he head will explode. We don't need sound bite policy suggestions, we need a leader who knows what an income statement and a balance sheet is and how to use them to control expenses and generate jobs. Please – no Newt.

    January 18, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. m

    The only thing gingRich, the lying, womanizing dirt bag smells is the gas he's passing.

    January 18, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    Newt's better at pandering than the others Besides that, he knows all the "dog whistles" to use in SC that only the southerners understand fully. Mitt is at a disadvantage, and I'm surprised his SUPERPAC hasn't caught on. Then again, some people won"t get all the way in the sty when they slop the hogs down there.

    January 18, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |

    In this picture he looks like he's smelling something.Maybe Sarah just cut loose a couple.

    January 18, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. T'sah from Virginia

    ►BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich tells me he smells victory
    That’s NOT “victory” he smells – it’s his brain “frying” thinking he’s gonna change history
    He would NEVER win the nomination – Therefore, he would NEVER be president
    More than half of this voting-country would have to DIE before the GRINCH is a WH-resident

    ginGRINCH is feeling his OATS before they go to crop
    He is counting the eggs before they hatch when they all can be dropped
    He’s looking at tomorrow thinking he’s a winner before he has settled today
    He’s a LOSER and a Racist and would never be our President – NO WAY!!!

    Obama 2012 – Now that’s the smell of VICOTRY!!!

    January 18, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |