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(Christian Science Monitor)   Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign. In other news, Newt Gingrich was still running for president   (csmonitor.com) divider line 59
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2012-05-02 01:41:42 PM  
Into the dustbin with Palin, Bachmann, Perry, et al.

*yawn*
 
2012-05-02 01:44:14 PM  
First the belief, then the campaign.

Good work, Moonman.
 
2012-05-02 01:45:35 PM  
I thought he was forced to suspend after he ran himself into bankruptcy.
 
2012-05-02 01:59:11 PM  
Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign. In other news, Newt Gingrich was still running for president trying to sell his book.

Or get himself a gig as a paid talking head on Fox. Whatever. The point is, his "campaign" was never about becoming President, which is good, because he is a terrible human being that does not deserve it.
 
2012-05-02 02:00:21 PM  
But RON PAUL is still in it. He's the little engine that shouldn't.
 
2012-05-02 02:00:25 PM  
Why on earth did he ever imagine that he had a future in politics? He burned out years ago. What a waste of his time and others' money. Or was he doing it just to make Romney look better?
 
2012-05-02 02:06:29 PM  
Odds on Callista getting tossed out for some 20 year old ass?
 
2012-05-02 02:08:34 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Why on earth did he ever imagine that he had a future in politics?


I don't think he really thought he had a shot, and viewed it as a relevance and money maker. Then, given the field of cuckoo banana candidates, he started to look viable - something I don't think even he expected. So he rode the wave to see how far it would go.

Of course, it imploded and he's back being happy he can bilk people out of more money now.
 
2012-05-02 02:09:12 PM  

Jake Havechek: Odds on Callista getting tossed out for some 20 year old ass?


Why not just bolt on a new exoskeleton?
 
2012-05-02 02:11:20 PM  
An amoral dirtbag who thinks America owes him the presidency because he's so great? Shocking that he's dropping out.
 
2012-05-02 02:21:08 PM  
As President of "Newt Gingrich for President" Newt can sue his former employer for owed wages.

Since the money he will receive is the result of a lawsuit -then he will get that money tax free.

Ta-da
 
2012-05-02 02:25:05 PM  
DAMN! There goes the Great State of Moon.
 
2012-05-02 02:27:48 PM  
When did "suspending the campaign" become synonymous with "quitting the race"?
 
2012-05-02 02:30:47 PM  
Now watch as Newt throws his whole force behind Mitt and uses a passionate endorsement to propel Mitt to the top:

"Mitt Romney met the first criteria of being a good candidate: He won," Gingrich said. "Now you have to respect that."

He added, "We sure didn't give it to him. We did everything we could to slug it out with him, and he ended up being tough enough and being good enough at raising money" to prevail.


Oh... ok... that was pretty low-key. Probably saving his best stuff for the convention.
 
2012-05-02 02:37:09 PM  
Want to thank all the Republicans, here on Fark and other sites for providing the best possible entertainment. Whether it be through debates, or meltdowns Republicans are always good for a laugh. Great Primary campaign, we had Bachmann and Cain, Santorum and now Romney.

Thank you.
 
2012-05-02 02:38:19 PM  

shivashakti: When did "suspending the campaign" become synonymous with "quitting the race"?


Just guessing, but it may have something to do with campaign debt. The campaign has to have a suspended, but active status until the debt can be settled (???).
 
2012-05-02 03:28:37 PM  
Too bad he suspended running as exercise in 1974.

/Fallon
 
2012-05-02 04:01:32 PM  
I liked Peter Sagal's take better: Newt Gingrich went to the bedside of his ailing campaign and told it he was leaving.
 
2012-05-02 05:26:24 PM  
Did he suspend getting blowjobs from campaign interns too?
 
2012-05-02 05:28:30 PM  
M-o-o-n, that spells attention whore.
 
2012-05-02 05:28:43 PM  
Poor Newt.

He never got better.
 
2012-05-02 05:28:57 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Why on earth did he ever imagine that he had a future in politics? He burned out years ago. What a waste of his time and others' money. Or was he doing it just to make Romney look better?


He probably wanted a gig as a news anchor. Who cares, fark him.
 
2012-05-02 05:30:12 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: But RON PAUL is still in it. He's the little engine that shouldn't.


He's racking up delegates left and right. I'm back to buying popcorn futures. This could be an interesting convention.
 
2012-05-02 05:31:39 PM  
Now that Jerry Brown's no longer using it, can we call Newt "Moonbeam" from now on?
 
2012-05-02 05:32:22 PM  
i.imgur.com

I guess one could put Romney in the middle frame now huh
 
2012-05-02 05:33:08 PM  

Jake Havechek: Odds on Callista getting tossed out for some 20 year old ass?


She's still got it..courtesy of TheShavingofOccam123...

i449.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-02 05:47:34 PM  

Car_Ramrod: "Mitt Romney Barack Obama met the first criteria of being a good candidate: He won," Gingrich said. "Now you have to respect that."



/FTFM
 
2012-05-02 05:49:50 PM  
This was an incredible primary campaign featuring some of the most intelligent people to ever run for a political position. I am honored to say that I was a part of this ride. Congratulations to Mitt Romney, but I extend congratulations Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, Palin, and McCain for making Romney earn it. We were all a part of history, and it was incredible.
 
2012-05-02 05:59:29 PM  

enry: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: But RON PAUL is still in it. He's the little engine that shouldn't.

He's racking up delegates left and right. I'm back to buying popcorn futures. This could be an interesting convention.


People keep saying that, but does anyone really believe this is happening?
 
2012-05-02 06:04:11 PM  
Even if ron paul had secretly amassed all of these delegates, who actually thinks the RNC would go "Well shiat, he got us. Guess we have to run the candidate that didn't win any states because most Republicans and Democrats hate him."
 
2012-05-02 06:04:58 PM  

Jake Havechek: Odds on Callista getting tossed out for some 20 year old ass?


Low. She isn't sick.
 
2012-05-02 06:10:06 PM  

babygoat: enry: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: But RON PAUL is still in it. He's the little engine that shouldn't.

He's racking up delegates left and right. I'm back to buying popcorn futures. This could be an interesting convention.

People keep saying that, but does anyone really believe this is happening?


Go watch last night's Rachel Maddow Show. He won almost half of the delegates in Iowa, Alaska and a few other states. If he wins 5 states his name is automatically on the ballot at the convention.
 
2012-05-02 06:12:33 PM  
but Newton, you said you'd be in it till the end!

I bet he says that to all the girls.
 
2012-05-02 06:15:38 PM  

aevert: Jake Havechek: Odds on Callista getting tossed out for some 20 year old ass?

Low. She isn't sick.


That's McCain, not Gingrich.
 
2012-05-02 06:23:05 PM  
Shep Smith isn't amused.

/weird
//and creepy
 
2012-05-02 06:27:02 PM  
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Shep Smith isn't amused.

/weird
//and creepy
 
2012-05-02 06:27:56 PM  
I don't know if this is true, but word is is that he still had money left in accounts after being kicked out of his speaker position. This started out basically as a book tour to burn off that cash, he couldn't spend it any ways.
 
2012-05-02 07:27:02 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Why on earth did he ever imagine that he had a future in politics? He burned out years ago. What a waste of his time and others' money. Or was he doing it just to make Romney look better?


The more I look at Romney he comes across as a total bad choice. Even Santorum or Bachmann would be more likely to get my vote.

Why? Romney is a fraud, and an angry fraud at that. He will say anything and pretend that folks won't check up on his cynical comments. My guess is that Romney bought his selection by the RNC choice months ago and the rest of the pathetic clowns were pawns to make this kook look relatively normal. Romney is not a candidate to help heal the economic mess the US is in and the divisions we face. He is divisive and seriously nuts. Just Google his comment that wants to shove capitalism down President Obama's throat.
 
2012-05-02 07:38:35 PM  

xnecron: Shep Smith isn't amused.

/weird
//and creepy


I was watching Shep when Gingrich made his announcement. He said that Gingrich was a contributor to Fox News. Make that a former contributor.
 
2012-05-02 07:54:21 PM  

Catlenfell: I don't know if this is true, but word is is that he still had money left in accounts after being kicked out of his speaker position. This started out basically as a book tour to burn off that cash, he couldn't spend it any ways.


I imagine this whole thing was a backdoor way for Newt to get some power. His ego is far too big to be simply tossed out of power. He saw a power vacuum and thought he could either gain control of a party he helped shape or, at the very least, become a kingmaker. Either way, he could find himself back in the party with some degree of power, and make his way up the ladder to seek revenge or make a lot of cash. It was a no-lose situation.

Then Newt started being taken seriously. He had his moment in the sun where he could playact like he was a real candidate, and like most Republicans in that position he thought it was a sign of things to come. So he started acting the part--after all, who wouldn't want the man who lead the Republicans to victory in 1994 as their leader??--and started spending cash that was surely going to come in after he was swept into being the nominee with his palms freshly greased and his ass kissed.

And that's what sunk him. Newt had been out of the ring for over a decade, and everybody who he farked over had shiat on him that they would gratefully save for the first week of October. Gingrich was hit on both sides: from an empowered Democratic Party that saw a great opportunity to gut the Republican Party, and a Republican Party that was in a brutal civil war that Gingrich had a big hand in creating. The primaries only served to remind everybody exactly what Gingrich was, and how much of a RINO he was, and basically gutted him in front of an audience who were suddenly reminded of what a fool this lardass was. The only surprising thing was that Newt didn't announce this on a Friday so he could slink back off to write a book that was made to be pulped in the millions.

The only thing keeping Newt going was ego. It isn't surprising he ducked out a few weeks after Romney was anointed the Republican Choice and the followers--the same ones Newt essentially created and shaped to follow a Republican blindly--followed as instructed. Today's announcement was one last bit of drama from Gingrich, and now he can go off and lick his wounds and hopes history forgets him as quickly as the nation has after Santorum was smacked around.
 
2012-05-02 08:17:30 PM  
He was just in it for the free Secret Service entourage; they make him feel important.
 
2012-05-02 08:22:48 PM  
My derpy cousin loves Gingrich and even he gave up on him long ago.

Although fun fact, my cousin loves him because he believes Gingrich more than any other Republican possesses the ability to put partisan squabbles aside and work with the Democrats.
 
2012-05-02 09:01:23 PM  

enry: babygoat: enry: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: But RON PAUL is still in it. He's the little engine that shouldn't.

He's racking up delegates left and right. I'm back to buying popcorn futures. This could be an interesting convention.

People keep saying that, but does anyone really believe this is happening?

Go watch last night's Rachel Maddow Show. He won almost half of the delegates in Iowa, Alaska and a few other states. If he wins 5 states his name is automatically on the ballot at the convention.


But even that doesn't mean anything if Romney wins enough delegates to secure the nomination. Paul can't force any concessions if Romney doesn't need him to win. This strategy made sense when Santorum was still winning delegates and could possibly block Romney from winning outright but with him gone Paul will likely not be able to do anything.
 
2012-05-02 09:13:50 PM  
Where's his concession speech? I want to see that wretched scum claw at the very air in petulance.
 
2012-05-02 09:23:05 PM  
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Good riddance, you horrible little man.
 
2012-05-02 09:57:39 PM  
shivashakti [

When did "suspending the campaign" become synonymous with "quitting the race"?


in other words "IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, MANG!!"
 
2012-05-02 10:11:58 PM  
I will not be satisfied until I am sure this man is forcibly removed from DC and never allowed near anyone remotely involved in politics ever again like Joseph McCarthy.

Until then, I am insulted by his existence.
 
2012-05-02 10:13:50 PM  
DON'T DO IT, NOOT! SAVE US, SAVE US! THE REPUBLIC NEEDS YOUR INTELLECTUAL GRAVITAS!

/It's still real to me, dammit!
 
2012-05-02 11:05:49 PM  

Two_Noodles: He was just in it for the free Secret Service entourage; they make him feel important.


And they brought Colombian hookers.
 
2012-05-02 11:07:50 PM  
Newt's ego is large enough to generate its own gravity field. The ONLY reason he has been in this race was to feed his bottomless ego. Newt's Ego is the Galactus of Republican politics.
 
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