Newt Gingrich airs first ad in Iowa

This was a great opening ad from the former Speaker of the House.

Gingrich also nailed this statement earlier in the week about campaign consultants and their incessant desire to attack and go negaitive.

?And by the way, I don?t object if people want to attack me, that?s their right. All I?m suggesting that it?s not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast. And the guys who attacked each other in the debates up to now, every single one of them have lost ground by attacking. So they should do what they and their consultants want to do. I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama.?

36 Replies to “Newt Gingrich airs first ad in Iowa”

    1. Anonymous

      If I would have seen one more flickering tv screen during the 10pm news I’d have developed epilepsy. Daugaard did a fantastic job in ’10.

      Comparing ads:
      Daugaard = A
      Jackley = B
      Gant = B-
      Noem and SHS = C-

  1. Smurfette

    Last year at Thanksgiving a large portion of my Republican family members all said they would have voted for someone other than Noem if they’d have had an alternative worth supporting. It surprised me since they love John Thune.

    The ads Noem ran in 2010 were negative and hurt her image. I guess she won but she squandered plenty of goodwill that she won’t be able to get back.

    She didn’t talk about ideas or anything she wanted to do. I think most of us understood what was wrong with Herseth and wanted to be vote FOR Noem not AGAINST SHS.

  2. Anonymous

    I think Gingrich will be the nominee. He is doing a great job of uniting our party and seeking independant support.

    1. Anonymous

      If you think Newt is unifying the party you may want to broaden your news sources a little bit. Charles Krauthammer, George Will and Karl Rove have all dismissed Newt as a conservative and a candidate. Joe Scarborough seems to find a few moments every minute of his show to hammer Newt. Glen Beck also had a few less than supportive things to say about him.

      He also might also be in a little trouble with the Paul Ryan faction of the party over that little accusation of Ryan being a social engineer with his economic plan.

      Although to be fair, Rush likes him this week.

      1. Job Creator

        I voted for Noem because I voted against all incumbents. She has largely been an embarrassment and proves almost every day that Congress is still for sale. Special interests get to purchase their very own loopholes. The biggest problem is that Kristi does not have any common sense – she literally voted for an income tax cut for the shysters who were manipulating the crude oil market. While they sucked $1 billion out of South Dakota last year with their market manipulation, Kristi wanted them to pay less tax on their scam income. Unforgivable.

  3. sdpride

    It amazes me the reasons people come up with to support Gingrich. He is a sleazy scumbag who was kicked out of Congress by Republicans. He couldn’t lead them in the 90’s what makes you think he can lead them now?

    1. duggersd

      Well, Mr. Pride, you can have your opinion. I do not see him as sleazy or a scum-bag. I believe he offers some very good options for solving problems. This is more than many othr candidates have done, including the present imposter-in-office. Here is an article that probably hits upon why many people in the Republican Party like Newt. People such as Paul Krugman, and probably several other people here on this blog, is that his supporters do not have a clue. I disagree. I believe most of those people do not have a clue.

      1. sdpride

        What would you call his multiple affairs, including one he carried on while criticizing Clinton for doing the same thing, or claiming his affairs were because he worked so hard to improve America, or his ethics charges in Congress? Does his lobbying history, including lobbying for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make you comfortable?

        But if you are fine with his personal sleaze, are you okay with his support for individual mandates, ethanol subsidies, government action on climate change, Medicare Part D, etc?

        If you are ok with that, are you fine with his inability to lead? If he couldn’t lead the Republicans in the 90’s (they booted him out) why would he be able to lead them now?

        And all of this is ignoring his arrogant and condescending attitude which combined with his tendency to say stupid things, will not go over well in a debate with Obama.

        Gingrich is a sham. The epitome of a shady politician.

        1. duggersd

          Sorry, Pride, but Newt mops the floor with Obama. Newt is IMHO the best shot the Republicans have to defeat Obama. Newt had affairs. He has also claimed to have had a life changing experience. He joined the Catholic Church and has been learning more and more about what that is all about. Those personal transgressions you talk about are almost 20 years ago. I am not the same as I was 20 years ago, how about you?
          As for the personal mandate, he has told Romney the difference between him and Romney is that he has learned from his mistake and no longer supports them.
          And as that link I pointed out to you says, Newt does not just take it from the liberal media. Did you hear him school that idiot in that debate when talking about taking out that American fighting against us? I trust him more than Romney.

          1. sdpride

            He says he’s a changed man. Imagine that. What do you expect him to say?

            And Newt’s stunt of attacking debate moderators won’t go over well with independents in the general election. Although his commercials with Pelosi might make him seem more moderate.

            1. duggersd

              Yes, I take him at his word. You either do or do not. That is your choice. And his “stunt” of attacking the debate moderator, well I really do not see how “independents” are going to be turned off. Quite frankly, I believe he has been a breath of fresh air of not being politically correct and setting the record straight. You don’t like Newt. I get that. Who do you like? And if you have a choice between Newt and Obama, which one would you choose? Personally, I would take Romney over Obama and he is the one I trust least.

  4. caheidelberger

    You obviously missed two memos: first, the one from John Thune and GOP HQ telling you Mitt is your guy; second, the one from Team Newt telling you not use the words “Gingrich” and “nailed” in the same sentence.

    1. Tim Higgins

      Well Cory, I speak for myself and also form my own opinions on who I will support. John Thune’s endorsement of Mitt has no influence on me what-so-ever.

  5. Anonymous

    I love it who is the republican canidate next week , you guys cant find a canidate as your not satisfied.Obama will win if you guys keep playing musical canidate.Throw Thune in there he could win ND SD and wyoming for you.

  6. Anonymous

    Both parties find it very hard to find a qualified leader as quality people do not need all the BS and outright lies, half truths, something that will run them down, people refusing to talk to each other. If you want quality people they need to be treated like human beings. What do we call those people that can not find any thing nice to say or do???? We have people running and in office that are not worth a fart………….. because of the treatment……… I just refuse to vote for the lesser of 2 evils. I find it harder and harder to even go vote for local and state office because of all the dirt……………….

  7. feasant

    This is an awesome ad. Newt was the head of Contract with America, one of the few plans that actually was implemented and it worked.

    If we allow our Great Country to continue to head down this path, you will see our Country fail. It is past time to get our spending under control. The over regulating is crazy, here in SD we have 9000 jobs just waiting to be put in place, 2 coal fired power plants and one desperately needed oil refinery.

    Liberal policies are just wrong.

    1. Anonymous

      Feasant, I bet you can give us a line by line update on how well The Contact with America worked out? Wasn’t one of the things they contracted with America include term limits? Didn’t Boehner sign that…back in 1994?

      So how did the Contract work out? Did they actually honor all of their own parts of that contract? They certainly had Congressional control long enough to make it happen. Does anyone remember when the balanced budget amendment was passed and sent on to either President Clinton or Bush for their signature?

      1. duggersd

        The Contract with American promised to bring to a vote several reforms. Those were all brought to a vote to my knowledge. If not all, almost all. As for the balanced budget amendment, that was passed in the House and rejected in the Senate. Senator Daschle voted Nay and Senator Pressler voted Yea. Final vote: 65 yea, 35 nay. The problem today is the House passes all kinds of measures, but the Senate stops them.