Gingrich in bull's-eye at GOP showdown
December 9th, 2011
02:29 PM ET
8 years ago

Gingrich in bull's-eye at GOP showdown

(CNN) - Six candidates will be on the stage Saturday night at the Republican presidential debate in Iowa, but one of them may have the most on the line.

With time running out - there are just more than three weeks till the Iowa caucuses - all of the candidates need a strong showing, but Newt Gingrich has the most at stake.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
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  1. Sniffit

    "Gingrich in bull's-eye at GOP showdown"

    Lucky for Newtered the GOPers/Teatrolls (including himself) are essentially the gang that can't shoot straight. What was that movie...the Apple Dumpling Gang? These clowns couldn't hit the broad side of a discussion of the issues with informed, common sens, practical solutions if you paid them...lucky for them they are paid by their masters to do the exact opposite.

    December 9, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hey! Newtie must of made a quick dash to Tiffany's over the week. That's one fine looking gold plated flag pin he's sporting!

    December 9, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Democrats answer to everything, TAX THE RICH, TAX BUSINESS

    Focus on the massive failure known as OBAMA and you'll do great Newt. Let other take cheap shots. Focus all guns on the real problem, OBAMA. Honestly, I can't wait to see Newt tear Obama apart in debate. I believe this possibilty is driving Newt's support through the roof.

    December 9, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Mikey

    The election of Newt Gingrich would prove PT Barnum right. The GOTP deserves this corrupt, philandering, egomaniac.

    December 9, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Democrats answer to everything, TAX THE RICH, TAX BUSINESS

    common sens, practical solutions
    YEAH! Like take those other peoples money and give it to somebody else! That will solve ALL of the worlds problems! AND make life very FAIR for everybody, except the theft victim. But they deserve what they get fo rbeing one of those dirty tax payers that cheat all the noin-working people out of their imaginery money.

    December 9, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    Gingrich represents everything wrong with the GOP. No diversity, no morals, no ethics, no class, no new ideas, just unproductive, lazy, brain dead bigots.

    No thank you.

    December 9, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. john/omaha

    read the headline [bulls eye] if palin said that hell would break loose.

    December 9, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Republicons - anything for a buck, Teebaggers ~ “it’s all about me”

    Tee-baggers always crying about being a victim while living off their SS checks, all the care about is themselves. They do't care about FAIR, they just want every one else to pay the fare. They've earned the disrespect every one gives them.

    December 9, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    "bull's-eye"??? Pretty poor choice of words, CNN.

    December 9, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    News flash for tea baggers : You don't have to graduate from MIT to be a crazy right wingnut social engineer. You don't even have to graduate from high school.

    December 9, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. Republicons demand the middle-class pays for the 1%’s tax subsidies.

    Newt is the typically neo-con parasite that financially feeds on the ignorance while building up the fear of their followers.

    December 9, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Lets see if Gingrich really has the guts to go the distance and take on the Karl Rove machine seeking to install Romney as the 1%'s preapproved puppet.

    December 9, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. Tom

    Full of delusions of grandeur old Newt is.
    No one is going to vote this knuckle-dragging klansman into the Presidency of the United States.

    December 9, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Demos answer – who do you think is paying for the Bush republican wars, the Bush unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy, the Bush unfunded big pharma program, TARP? The middle class has been paying 28%, and the wealthy are paying under 15%, and we "W" still left us a $5.5 trillion debt. We will be paying for the Bush republican failure for a lifetime.

    December 9, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The massive failure of the republican party will eventually cost them. The GOP has been on the wrong side of every important American issue for 30 years, and Bush was the biggest failure in history.

    December 9, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC


    read the headline [bulls eye] if palin said that hell would break loose.
    I guess you never heard of darts. Non-violent game, commonly played in bars. Palin used phrases like "take aim" and "reload". She even put bunch of crosshairs on a map. You get to spin again.

    December 9, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. susan leonhardt

    At this debate, are they going to ask the candidates their exact plan on what they are going to do if elected. Let's not have bashing of the current president or other candidates. Lets hear exactly what their plans are

    December 9, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Newt Gingrich quoted on July 12, 2011 on the Political Ticker:

    The Washington media will tell you we made a huge mistake closing the government in 1995 and 1996 and I will tell you, as one of the people who did it, that is baloney," he argued.
    Conservatives, are you sure you're ready for this man, Newt Gingrich, to be POTUS?

    December 9, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. ST

    What puzzles me is: Why everybody who has ever worked with Gingrich talks bad about him. These are people who know him very well. A bull's eye is not enough. A very thorough scrutiny is need about this man.

    December 9, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    Pretty big bulls-eye.

    December 9, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. Lee

    The Newt is far less slippery than Romney, the professional shape shifter whose granddaddies treasonously immigrated to Mexico just because Utah decided to join the US and stop polygamy. In a sense, Mitt and his clan are anchor babies!
    You have to love how he talks so "tough" on foreign policy.
    Howze Mitt going to pay for his new foreign adventures? Why won't even ONE of Mitt's 5 sons serve his country? Why was Mitt avoiding service during Vietnam???

    Newt is real, Mitt's an empty suit with well coiffed hair and magic umder wear.

    December 9, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Nwet represents the Cold Hard Facts of life. If you want it done get off your posterior and do it yourself. You can do it yourself, can't you? You need a babysitter? Personal Responsibility it's called. You want to be sucessful, don't wait for someone else to do it for you.

    December 9, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    I think Rep. Ron Paul is going to get under Mr. Gingrich's raw nerve and make him pop. Watch those two go at it.

    December 9, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. Goptfascists Nationalists Party - radical "regressive" bigoted intolerant fanaticism screwing the USA

    Gingeritch is an arrogant pushy jerk and even the GOPTee-baggers who usually idolize that type of personality don’t like him?

    So why does every one who knows Gingeitch personally talk trash about him?

    December 9, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  25. SuperD

    You libs just can't get enough of more Obama. If this is the good life for you, I'd hate to see what you think is bad.

    Chronic unemployment
    High Energy prices
    Appeasement as a foreign policy
    a "Selective" Justice Department
    Obamacare life long slavery

    And you Jackwagons want more of this? How stupid can you be?

    I can't wait until Obama runs on his record. Wait, he's a sissy like all Dems, aint gonna happen.

    December 9, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |