January 20th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Gingrich's fiery rebuttal makes debate night more memorable

Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

Emotions ran high during CNN's GOP debate Thursday night in South Carolina. Readers posted more than 10,000 comments. One topic dominated them all: Newt Gingrich's feisty reaction to a question about an ex-wife's allegations from the moderator, CNN's John King. Let's take a look at what people are saying as the dust settles:

Gingrich delivers showstopper at beginning of South Carolina debate

The following commenter was proud of Gingrich during that moment:

therealoc: "I stood up and cheered when Newt Gingrich responded that the media has protected (President Barack) Obama and has been after every conservative. Where was CNN in 2008 when there was ample opportunity to research the past life of John Edwards and Barack Obama?"

Another said Gingrich shouldn't receive too much praise.

Donaldbain: "Let's be clear here. Gingrich's response was by no means a 'showstopper.' It was an angry response by someone who knows he is guilty. The 'anger response' is used to make people stop asking questions. He didn't answer the question and berated the moderator for asking it. It is called obfuscating, something he is good at. He has no business trying to stand for president, and he knows it."

Omekongo Dibinga of Washington was among the CNN iReporters who shared their views on video. Dibinga said he doesn't support Gingrich's stances but felt such a personal question was inappropriate.

"People in America are generally forgiving of people who admit their shortcomings," he said. "That was the problem with Herman Cain. He took no responsibility for the sexual allegations and let the story go. Newt took it head on."

omekongo: "The debates are clearly showing that the Republican public is turning toward Newt. The timing of the interview with his ex-wife will also support him because Republican candidates will always win a battle against the media. Quite honestly, as long as his sexual relationships are legal, it should be a nonissue or at least one undeserving of such vast attention."

But Cliff Olney of Watertown, New York, said Gingrich was being hypocritical after criticizing President Bill Clinton for having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Liberty1955: "King showed his class by not giving it back to Gingrich, who apparently doesn't believe that being president of the United States is entirely about character ... and loyalty, and honesty. Maybe Newt Gingrich has asked for God's forgiveness for his hypocrisy, lying and cheating. But Americans aren't as forgiving for what Gingrich tried to do to Clinton during his second term. Trust and loyalty are two important traits I want to see in my country's president. Gingrich has neither of these."

David Kronmiller, an independent from Burbank, California, said he thinks Gingrich won the debate, with Rick Santorum a close second.

"If you listen to that crowd (reaction), Gingrich helped himself with his answer to John King," he said. "It was one of the more memorable moments from this election so far."

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Indeed, many readers said Gingrich gained ground after the debate.

realtalker1: "For those upset about Gingrich being confronted by the media about his personal life, if he does end up the nominee, I think the media did him a favor by giving him the chance to go ahead and address the issue. One way or another it will come up. Better go ahead and let the public get over their shock and awe that their politician of choice is actually capable of being immoral and corrupt than during the actual campaign. Get it out in the open so people have time to get over it. That way when Obama throws the punch it's a much softer blow because no one really cares anymore."

Another commenter said King should have pushed Gingrich further.

ajbt: "I have to say I am disappointed that John King didn't go there and say it was a relevant question when (Gingrich) preaches morality and the sanctity of marriage and went after Clinton. I may have to give him a pass though as he may have been shocked that the Christian conservatives were cheering so loudly for a man with no morals; it was so confusing."

Timing is important, too, as a lot of readers noted.

Spodumene: "Would Gingrich been less indignant if King had asked the question later in the debate? Americans heard the interview with the ex-wife, and are probably wondering what is the truth."

KeninTexas: "Actually, I would suspect later would have been more appropriate. Being the first question smacks of 'gotcha' journalism. It's a question that would come up at some point, and Gingrich is smart enough to know it. But again, being the first question was a poor piece of work."

Many people credited Santorum with a strong performance.

comment8or: "Romney looks and sounds presidential, and Newt would easily whip Obama in a debate, but tonight's debate has solidified my support for Santorum, especially when he commented after the debate was over that he is ready to lose if need be, to say and do what he believes is right rather than say or do what seems to be expedient at the moment to win the election.  He is someone we can trust."

Debate analyst Todd Graham said he thought Santorum was the true winner of the debate, and some commenters agreed.

Daddy5: "Newt Grinch is a blowhard, Mitt Romney is an out-of-touch rich guy, Ron Paul is too ancient and extreme ... that leaves Rick.  ... He is a solid, stable candidate who would do well against Obamaism."

Another reader also pointed to Santorum, albeit for a different reason entirely.

AngryBob86: "Santorum is definitely my first pick for the Republican nomination. Because of his religious extremism, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of beating Obama. Go Rick, Go. Make a fool of yourself and your party. I'm behind you all the way."

Several expressed support for Paul, with favorable comments cropping up on CNN's main article on the debate and in an opinion piece about the battle to win South Carolina.

FreThinker13: "Ron Paul is the only man of integrity in either party.  Open your eyes, ears and mind."

strongstrong: "I think Ron Paul and Santorum tied. Newt failed, and Romney got a D-."

geothunder99: "It's simple. Ron Paul needs to get out of this and concentrate now on a third-party run. I mean, look at the clowns that are running; it's pathetic. Obama will clean house against any of these clowns."

oakhill: "Obama has lost most of the independent vote. And he wouldn't get one single Paul vote. Paul supporters would write Ron Paul in rather than vote for Obama, or many of the other GOP candidates."

Some griped that the debate audience's participation has become distracting.

Ocean26: "Why is the audience allowed to boo and cheer like they are watching Jerry Springer? Why is there an audience at all? The entire debate format is a joke."

Another reader was upset not only about the crowd's reaction to Gingrich but also about the chatter when Romney discussed his taxes.

barbie1311: "Like a true politician (Gingrich) denies everything flatly. After all, it is his word against his ex-wife's ... and he gets a standing ovation? Romney rants and raves about how much he supports capitalism and connecting it to free enterprise and job creation the country is in dire straits because of unregulated capitalism and he got a huge round of applause for his statement. Who in the hell are those people sitting in the audience? Paid supporters?"

The following reader said Romney should have been tougher on Gingrich.

QthePower: Mitt Romney lost a golden chance.  If Newt manages to come back from behind and catches up or even surpasses Romney, Romney will regret this missed chance.  In politics, you play dirty Romney should have said, 'Newt may act like he's angry, but to me and to most American people, characters matter, especially when you are running for the highest office.  I think these are very disturbing questions about Newt's character and he needs to address them.' "

Others were happy to see another candidate take the spotlight away from Romney.

conoclast: "Newt's offense-is-the-best-defense against  the media will surely come back and bite him.  While his outburst made for great fodder for the radical-right shills in the audience, it was so typical of Gingrich completely over the top in scale.  It may have even won him the South Carolina primary, but later on that 'win' will become baggage, with which he's already overladen. But let's give The Newtster his due: he's slowed the Romney Train enough to where we might even get a glimpse of what it's carrying."

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Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

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  1. George Gray

    Hurray for Gingrich and his completely justified attack on CNN and John King.
    It was outrageous for King to open up a presidential debate with such a question.
    King had to sign off on that, after all he is a 'respected' senior TV journalist. But now I've lost respect for him.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MarquisDeFunk

      You have got to be kidding. You have lost respect for John King???? But you respect Newt? What are you smoking?

      January 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • liars

      Aside from mittens admitting that he pays a lower tax rate than the average school principal, the lead political story, and the only thing new, in the republicon race was that. Why wouldn't he ask it? And since it fits the overall story of gingrich's sleazy life of lies and deciet, it is more than legit. Newt is a liar, was a liar, and tomorrow will still be a liar. A perfectly legit question and if you are fooled by newties silly response about the nasty old "liberal media" you are dumber than the dung heap newt drawled out from under.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • UhYeaOk

      @liars, I bet you had no such feelings when you voted for Obama, a man who supported American terrorist's who KILLED cops. You lefties turn a blind eye from anyone in your own party then have the balls to lambast anyone not drinking the DNC cool aid. Hypocrites...

      January 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • aubreyzych

      You lost respect for a man who pointed out that the potential leader of our nation had an(other) affair on his (2nd) wife? Good lord, I hope you don't breed.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donnna B

      ---THIS CAN'T COMPARE TO HOW DISGUSTINGLY UNFAIR THE MEDIA HAS BEEN TO RON PAUL – THE BLATENT WAY THEY HAVE TOTALLY IGNORED HIM FROM ALL COMMENTARIES ON ALL NEWS OUTLETS HAS BEEN COMMUNISTIC , CORRUPT AND EVIL. HOW IS THIS BEING ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ? IF ANYONE SHOULD BE TELLING THE MEDIA OFF ..... ITS RON PAUL !!! BUT THE MAN IS TOO GOOD AND TOO MUCH OF A GENTLEMAN TO EVEN BOTHER ACKNOWLEGEING THEIR EVILNESS. HE HAS MORE CLASS AND INTEGRITY THEN ANY OF THEM. HE GETS MORE MILITARY SUPPORT THEN ALL OF THOSE FOOLS PUT TOGETHER FOR A REASON !!! RON PAUL IS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING- HE HAS THE MOST COMMON SENSE & THE BEST IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY STRONG AND PROSPEROUS AGAIN. THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE - HE'D MAKE THE DEEP CUTS-- GET OUR TROOPS ALL HOME SECUREING OUR OWN BORDERS--NOT SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY OVERSEES BUT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY-STOPPING FOREIGN AID MONEY FROM GOING OVERSEES AND INSTEAD FEEDING OUR OWN POVERTY STRICKEN STARVING PEOPLE !!!!! CHARITY NEEDS TO BEGIN AT HOME PEOPLE !!!! RON PAUL GETS IT--
      WE'RE BROKE FIGHTING WARS THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN STARTED !!! A PRESIDENT PAUL WOULD HAVE CAUGHT BIN LADEN IN TORA BORA- BECAUSE HE IS SMART ENOUGH TO NOT HAVE TAKEN HIS EYE OFF THE REAL TARGET !!! BIN LADEN AND EL QUIDA-– not bombing the whole country of Iraq --bankrupting this country!!
      WAR MONGERERS NEED TO START SEEING COMMON SENSE ON WHAT THE BEST IDEAS ARE FOR KEEPING OUR MILITARY STRONG. THE MILITARY DOES NOT HAVE THIS WRONG AMERICA...... THEY WANT RON PAUL BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE HAS THE BEST IDEAS FOR KEEPING US STRONG !!!! THERE IS NO BETTER ENDORSEMENT THEN THAT !!!!! GET IT RIGHT SOUTH CAROLINA-- VOTE FOR THE ONLY MAN THAT WILL TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND AND MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN-- THAT MAN IS RON PAUL !!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donnna B

      -THIS CAN'T COMPARE TO HOW DISGUSTINGLY UNFAIR THE MEDIA HAS BEEN TO RON PAUL – THE BLATENT WAY THEY HAVE TOTALLY IGNORED HIM FROM ALL COMMENTARIES ON ALL NEWS OUTLETS HAS BEEN COMMUNISTIC , CORRUPT AND EVIL. HOW IS THIS BEING ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ? IF ANYONE SHOULD BE TELLING THE MEDIA OFF ..... ITS RON PAUL !!! BUT THE MAN IS TOO GOOD AND TOO MUCH OF A GENTLEMAN TO EVEN BOTHER ACKNOWLEGEING THEIR EVILNESS. HE HAS MORE CLASS AND INTEGRITY THEN ANY OF THEM. HE GETS MORE MILITARY SUPPORT THEN ALL OF THOSE FOOLS PUT TOGETHER FOR A REASON !!! RON PAUL IS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING- HE HAS THE MOST COMMON SENSE & THE BEST IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY STRONG AND PROSPEROUS AGAIN. THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE – HE'D MAKE THE DEEP CUTS– GET OUR TROOPS ALL HOME SECUREING OUR OWN BORDERS–NOT SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY OVERSEES BUT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY-STOPPING FOREIGN AID MONEY FROM GOING OVERSEES AND INSTEAD FEEDING OUR OWN POVERTY STRICKEN STARVING PEOPLE !!!!! CHARITY NEEDS TO BEGIN AT HOME PEOPLE !!!! RON PAUL GETS IT–
      WE'RE BROKE FIGHTING WARS THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN STARTED !!! A PRESIDENT PAUL WOULD HAVE CAUGHT BIN LADEN IN TORA BORA- BECAUSE HE IS SMART ENOUGH TO NOT HAVE TAKEN HIS EYE OFF THE REAL TARGET !!! BIN LADEN AND EL QUIDA-– not bombing the whole country of Iraq –bankrupting this country!!
      WAR MONGERERS NEED TO START SEEING COMMON SENSE ON WHAT THE BEST IDEAS ARE FOR KEEPING OUR MILITARY STRONG. THE MILITARY DOES NOT HAVE THIS WRONG AMERICA...... THEY WANT RON PAUL BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE HAS THE BEST IDEAS FOR KEEPING US STRONG !!!! THERE IS NO BETTER ENDORSEMENT THEN THAT !!!!! GET IT RIGHT SOUTH CAROLINA– VOTE FOR THE ONLY MAN THAT WILL TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND AND MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN– THAT MAN IS RON PAUL !!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nothing Wrong With It

    WELL, IF THE NEWT MAN WILL WIN THAT'S TELLS A LOT ABOUT HOW CHRISTIANS THESE SOUTHENERS!!

    January 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • UhYeaOk

      Huh? Typical democrat, no one other than yourself knows what the hell you are talking about.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enigma

      @Nothing Wrong With It

      Couldn't agree more, it appears morals are an acceptable loss if they can gain the white house.

      January 21, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • InTheKnow

      As a Christian and Southerner, I agree with your point 100%. We made a big deal about Clinton's infidelity but at least he wasn't a hypocrite like Newt. Now Christians will have to show if they really do believe in their principles or if their whole vote is guided by an unholy hatred of President Obama.

      January 21, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Big Fat Newt

    ...and yes. Those are in fact teets that Gingrich is sporting.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dr. Phil

    Newts se xacapdes are well known. What isn't well known is what's going on inside of his 60 lb. colon. We have a right to know if he is fit to lead a nation as he is fit to lead himself to the hog trough.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. mannew

    Newt for president 2012

    Anyone who can stand up to the attacks in which Newt as had to endure for the past month as got what it takes to be president. He owned John King, it was a legit question but King's timing was terrible.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • InTheKnow

      And anyone who can stand up there and lie and dance around the question of whether he has the moral character to lead this country deserves to be hounded by the media at every turn.

      January 21, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mike Brooks

    It might help Gingrich in SC, where CNN is loathed by most of the the Fo News fed crowd, but once you get out of SC, it will merely split the vote between he and Romney, wrecking both of their campaigns. The race will continue on and I honestly think Ron Paul will win it. Santorum sank himself with his earlier comments about using nuclear weapons on Iran, his strident anti-abortion stance, and his so obvious unpreparedness to be President. Maybe someone else will jump into the race, though - Barbor? Christy? I think that would be a disaster, rather like the McGovern VP fiasco, but the Fox News neocon's are desperate to keep Pul out, so they might just be willing to throw the entire race to Obama before seeing a Ron Paul Presidency.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Donnna B

      To Mike Brooks- Do you know why Fox/neocons/ media are hating on Ron Paul ?? What is the deal here ?
      The man oozes decency, honesty and integrity on every level -- he has the MILITARY backing him more then all the others combined-– that speaks volumes -- our military does not have it wrong -- this crookeded establishment does.
      I don't know why they are treating him like this–when it is obvious the man is liked by an awful lot of people including myself........ What they are doing is nothing short of communistic and evil by so blatently not acknowleging him in this race--or laughing at him -or simply not talking about him at all– when they talk about the other three.....this downplaying of Paul is shaping the masses perception of him in a big way-- this is like communism is it not ? shaping the masses views to be your views --rather then to have a fair and balanced view of the field ....all being given equal exposure. All this publicity with Newt retorting back he's appalled at the media asking him a question like that (that he's probably quilty of anyway)--when here he has a fellow candidate standing next to him who at every debate is not given equal time-–who time and time again has been left out of the news, laughed at, ignored by the media-- the publicity should be on the atrocity of how this media is getting away with treating Ron Paul like sh-t !!!!
      That's a heck of alot more appauling then what they did to Newt !

      January 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carol Radford

    Give me a break. That arrogant so&so needs a swift kick in the drawers for sure! Does anyone remember when
    President Clinton was in that mess? Well, he "speaker of the house" chastised him something awful. Called for his censure while all the time he was actively living with another woman while wife 2 was in hospital. Talk about brass ba–s.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • UhYeaOk

      He wasn't doing it in the white house though was he? Hypocrite....

      January 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. alan s

    I really don't care if the President is svelte or heavy; I care that he can do his job well. As far as cheating on his wife, we know Bill Clinton did it, and his presidency went pretty well, all in all. Seems to me John Kennedy tended to wander a bit, too, and he was a very popular and very effective president. I wouldn't be surprised if other Presidents did, too. (Not to mention Thomas Jefferson, one of our greatest presidents, who had a little thing going with a slave he owned.)

    There are many reasons to believe that Newt would not be a good President, but I don't think his weight, or what he did in his marriage 20 years ago, are among those reasons.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • liars

      that would be true if his pattern of hypocrisy and flat out lying that his marriage issues raise were not still the number one character trait of newtie. He was calling for Barney Frank to go to prison for writing legislation relating to Fannie Mae while at the same time newty was pocketing $1.6 MILLION in cash from Fannie Mae. He is railing about family values, while being a serial adulterer. He lies constantly about our history. He lied about lobbying – he mad $36 MILLION lobbying while again – going on the stump pretending to be against lobbying. He claims he is opposed to Obamacare – while he actually worked with Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi in crafting and promoting parts of that legislation. He is a serial liar, and this is not a new phenomenon. He was a liar and a charlatan in the 1990s, and he is not changed on iota.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • DENNA

      I agree with you completely. It was funny to watch this pudgy hippocrite feign outrage at the question regarding his ex-wife's allegations. I think that John King should have waited a little longer, but this needs to be addressed. Newt and his other GOP henchmen set the stage for all of this with their phony "family values" platform, while they act like everyone else. I think that Newt and Plastic Barbie should quietly retire and go away. Anyway, if Newt doesn't win the presidency, Callista will find herself in the ex-wive ashcan.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Addie Davis

      Alen, I have lived in Atlanta for 55 years. Since the first time I heard of Newt Gingrich , he has been womanizing. Someone wrote a book here and said she and Newt did hanky panky on a desk in his office, here in Atlanta. Gossip has it that he delivered the divorce papers to his first wife with cancer in the hospital for her to sign. How heartless! He was screwing around with Calista, while he was standing in the office in Wash. screaming about family values. He is on Erin Burnett now running his mouth and leaving out that he has always done the same thing. He was sanctioned and heavely fined while he was in office in Washington for committing crimes. You guessed it. I will not be voting for Newty.
      .

      January 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • DENNA

      The big difference is that GOPer parade around and act superior, like they are somehow better than everyone else. If you do that, you kind of put a bullseye on your own back. Just tell us what you will do for the voting public. We don't care how you feel about your opponent. Get it!?

      January 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • UhYeaOk

      Please! No one acts as high and mighty as the democrats do, you would think they all ride white horses and help little ol ladies cross the street from the way they act. The truth is no matter what party you support you can rest assured that a good percentage of them are hypocritical about something. Funny, when Clinton cheated on his wife you lefties shut up pretty quick, though many of you stuck up for the cheater. Now that it is on Newt your back to running your mouths. DNC, the pary of hypocrites and liars.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raymond H. Burgoon-Clark

      I disagree. Newt's obviously unhealthy lifestyle might mean that he would be unable to complete his term(s) because of a stroke or a heart attack. That would mean that Palin (God help us!) or some other totally unprepared person would assume the presidency.

      January 21, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. cedaly1968

    I don't think Speaker Gingrich made a dent in my opinion of him, if anything, he reaffirmed what I believe I already know to be true about him, he does not believe the rules apply to him, but to everyone else. His own party dumped him as Speaker, his infidelity "doesn't count" because "God" forgave him (I never heard God tell me that he forgave Newt). He impeached a sitting President because of an affair and the President perjured himself. The technicality of the impeachment was the perjury, the circus act was the affair. That impeachment proceeding was the defining moment and the very beginning of the ugly, ugly, ugly place we are at in our political discourse. The intent to obstruct and take down the opponent regardless of the cost to the American people and the country, started with the impeachment of President Clinton, driven by Speaker Gingrich while he himself was having an affair. THIS IS NOT THE LEADERSHIP AMERICA DESERVES!

    January 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cedaly1968

      And to be clear, he will not earn my vote.

      January 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Matchmaker to the Stars

    What do you think? Newt Gingrich and Monica Lewinsky. Heh? No wonder I get paid the big bucks. Hillary? Ready? Oprah Winfrey. I think the two of them look adorable together. And Oprah could use the publicity too. Newt Lewinsky has a ring to it. Like a polish frog abortion.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It doesn't appear to me that it would have made any difference if wifey # 2 had agreed to an open marriage or not. Mr. Gingrich made it a one sided open marriage. The hypocracy is overwhelming, considering he was goin after another man for having an affair while he was doing the same thing.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Sammy

    What a hypocrite! This is coming form a guy that allowed Clinton to be persecuted for doing the same thing he did to his wife!!! If it was important then, how come he doesnt think it is important today? It shows integrity! I would never vote for a candidate that has these double standards!

    January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DJ

      Wrong Sammy! Clinton LIED under oath Get your facts right.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • UhYeaOk

      Integrity counts eh? I bet you voted for Obummer, a man with little to no integrity...

      January 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • InTheKnow

      Newt deserves to be hounded by this issue at every turn just like he did to Clinton. What goes around, comes around. Karma, gotta love it! One look at the Obama family and it is clear who the Family Values candidate will be this Fall.

      Newt is a Pig. Oink

      January 21, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. bigwilliestyles

    @Marquis: lol.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. bigwilliestyles

    Anyone who thinks that a slime like Gingrich would make a good president should be put on heavy medication. Any fool that thinks that the women of America are just going to stand by and allow this slime to waltz into the oval office and make his 2nd ho the 1st lady needs to be hospitalized, right now.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • UhYeaOk

      Why not? Enough morons voted for Obama to get him elected, it appears anyone is electable for you lefties.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • InTheKnow

      Why would Newt put his wife Callista through this kind of shame and humiliation? Clearly he doesn't care about anyone but his own over bloated ambition. She deserves whatever name they call her because she is guilty. And she can thank her husband for making her have to endure it.

      January 21, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. ann sa

    No matter what trick CNN and the other establishment media pulls to try to keep Ron Paul out of the spotlight, the people now know that Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate who can defeat Obama. Ron Paul all the way!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • liars

      ron paul is like a 6 year old who has just learned to play checkers trying to play 3 dimensional chess against deep blue.

      still, he should make a run on the libertarian ticket. It is what America needs.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donnna B

      ann sa- I agree with you. I am an independent and I voted for Obama. I have to say I have been very dissappointed with him on several issues--but mainly on extending war and involvement in these other countries. He has been as bad as the Republicans. Our troops and our charity and our resources need to come back home and build back up to be strong. We can't be spreading ourselves thin- occupying other countrys. Dr. Paul is right -we need to butt out more -concentrate on securing OUR OWN borders and feeding our own people !!!

      Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate trully looking out for us - with the right ideas on how to make us strong and prosperous again. He is the candidate the military supports more then all of them combined......and the military IS NOT WRONG !!! Ron Paul is the guy we need-- I pray South Carolina can see that despite the corrupt media's bashing of him and ignoring him !!!

      Ron Paul is the only Republican I would vote for -- If I don't get Ron Paul in there - I will have to go for Obama. But I believe RON PAUL the true uncorrupt conservitive patriot for liberty is the only man to pick in this election. I don't want to see anyone win but him....... This country needs his changes NOW while theres still hope for us !!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • InTheKnow

      Ron who?

      January 21, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
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