Gingrich touts Deal candidacy at Republican rally

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., on Thursday brought his American Solutions group to Duluth to endorse Georgia’s Republican slate of statewide candidates.

Gingrich has been touring the country in support of GOP candidates in advance of the Nov. 2 general election.

Of Republican gubernatorial nominee Nathan Deal, Gingrich said, “I was just thrilled when he decided to run for office. He’s going to bring a lot of common sense to the office of governor and build on what Governor [Sonny] Perdue has done.”

Most of Georgia’s statewide Republican candidates were in the audience at the Gwinnett Center, along with about 400 party supporters. But Deal and incumbent U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson spoke from the stage.

“People all over the state of Georgia are excited about this election,” Deal said. “They want to put Georgians back to work and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Deal said if Republicans win on Tuesday, they can show Georgia “what can be done to create a better job climate if we simply work together. Isn’t that a novel idea, that we would be able to put people in constitutional offices in this state who could actually work together for the good of the citizens of the state?”

Isakson said if Georgia Republicans sweep statewide offices on Tuesday, “it will largely be because of the building blocks laid down by Newt Gingrich. We owe him a big debt of gratitude and a round of applause.”

Gingrich worked to rally the audience to rally their friends and neighbors to vote on Tuesday.

“Next Tuesday is an amazingly important election and it’s important all over the country,” Gingrich said, who predicted Republicans will retake the U.S. House and possibly the Senate.

“The Democrat[ic] mountain they have to climb after this year will get bigger and bigger,” he said.

40 comments Add your comment

dan

October 28th, 2010
5:46 pm

another bunch of bs

Ramguy

October 28th, 2010
5:50 pm

People still listen to Newt Gingrich?

catlady

October 28th, 2010
5:59 pm

How low will he go?

john

October 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

Why not listen to Newt? If you look past the adultery and the buffoonery, he has nice hair.

Ralph

October 28th, 2010
6:08 pm

Every word in the article above is correct, but the previous comments from the left-wingers are typically out of touch.

The leftists have ANOTHER 8 years of good Republican leadership in the Governor’s office – unless they move to a blue state.

Ramguy

October 28th, 2010
6:16 pm

@Ralph

lol….you must be trying to break into show business by writing one liners for Jay Leno.

Gm

October 28th, 2010
6:22 pm

The hypocrite leading the bigot, what a combination”"”"”

doubled

October 28th, 2010
6:26 pm

endorsing deal what does thar say for ginrich and huckabee?

Nobody loves this Deal

October 28th, 2010
6:49 pm

It’s pretty sad that Deal has to rely on a washed-out nut case.

I live in a majority Republican neighborhood, there are no yard signs for Deal or Isakson. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Always in the past there have lots of signs for Republican candidates.

Aquagirl

October 28th, 2010
6:57 pm

Deal will bring common sense to the office of Governor? The same Nathan Deal that as one poster said “couldn’t turn a profit pimping women on a troop train,” and misplaces a couple million dollars every other week?

The Viagra Newt takes to keep up with his 4th or 5th wife (I’ve lost track) has deprived his brain of oxygen.

hop

October 28th, 2010
7:04 pm

it is so much fun to hear the left complain about newt when he saved brother bill clinton and brought a balance budget to america.

four years of misery with the dem congress is enough to make any sensible person to hurl!

Janice

October 28th, 2010
7:20 pm

A crook supporting a crook….

ATLER

October 28th, 2010
7:30 pm

It’s funny how the right loves to take credit for what Clinton did when they fought against everything he did, but when Bill balanced the budget, you guys want to take credit. What about the 8 years that Sonny spent running Ga into the ground????? Are those crickets I hear???!!!!!!!!!!! (The worthless Ga right.)

independent

October 28th, 2010
7:40 pm

If I had been inclined to vote for N. Deal, N. Gingrich’s support would lead me to reconsider. The man is a serial philanderer, who appears to always be on the search for a younger woman to address his ego.

Just Sayin'

October 28th, 2010
8:06 pm

Thanks Newt. I didn’t want to vote for Barnes and had a very, very slight lean toward Deal. You are such a low-life that I’ve now decided to vote for neither.

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October 28th, 2010
8:07 pm

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Home School Drop Out

October 28th, 2010
8:16 pm

One CAREER POLITICIAN trying to support another CAREER POLITICIAN.

Hitman

October 28th, 2010
8:29 pm

Alter, do know anyting about the Clinton presidency? His first two years were abysmal and Newt came out with The Contract for America and only then did things start getting accomplished. It is really when the country flourished. Bottom line, is when one party controls Senate, House and Presidency it is not good for the country.

Felipe

October 28th, 2010
8:31 pm

I voted (early) for Monds. To hades with Barnes & Deal.

greg best

October 28th, 2010
9:04 pm

Remember Newt telling his former wife he wanted a divorce while she was in the hospital for cancer treatment? ‘Nuff said. Vote for Barnes.

Travis McGee

October 28th, 2010
9:45 pm

Birds of a feather flock together — and these are turkeys!

Zan

October 28th, 2010
10:04 pm

Two moldy peas in a pod, one is a yuk and the other is an ICK!

Bullwinkle

October 28th, 2010
10:05 pm

Republicans have been in the majority in Georgia (Gov., Senate & reppresentatives) for almost 8 years. What do they have to show? Double digit unemployment, no solution to the water woes (wars) and major transportation issues. Yet Mr. Deal thinks that he can solve all of the state’s problems with the same bunch of Republicans who are now in office or expected to be re-elected on November 2nd.

JIm

October 28th, 2010
10:11 pm

Wow! All it takes to receive the childish venom of the left is say something nice about a candidate that you agree with. Like it or not, Newt Gingrich has views that are pretty much in line with most of America (attacks on the simple mindedness of Americans to follow). That’s why the silly comments. No ideas leave one only with personal attacks. Did these dweebs adhere to such a high standard regarding “adultery and buffoonery” when Bill Clinton was in the oval office?

Bullwinkle

October 28th, 2010
10:18 pm

Yes we had problems with Clinton’s “adultery” but we had a bigger problem with an “adulterer” leading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.

captguitarman

October 28th, 2010
10:36 pm

Sad. I think that Gingrich is one of the leading intellectual politcal thinkers in America today. He is extremely intelligent, and he has a head full of common sense. I am pretty sure that he must know the calibre of the man he just endorsed, and how for political purposes only, he has demeaned himself. I know he can’t endorse King Roy. So, he just should have stayed out of Georgia. This is a huge disappointment. Especially the part about “building upon what Sonny Perdue has done here.” Did anyone laugh out loud at that remark? If Newt is as smart as I think he is, he will spend a long time in a hot shower tonight regretting that line and being on stage with the “real” Deal. I guess he had his reasons for doing this, but I hope that this decision comes back to haunt him. Again. What a huge disappointment, Newt. I thought that you would be above something like this.

bc

October 28th, 2010
11:42 pm

RE:’Did these dweebs adhere to such a high standard regarding “adultery and buffoonery” when Bill Clinton was in the oval office?’

That certainly wasn’t Clinton’s finest moment, but compared to Republicans spending two years dwelling on it, spending $60 million investigating a non-existent crime, then GWB misleading America to justify a war that left us in financial ruins, I’ll take Clinton’s sin any old day! What Clinton did was damaging to himself. What the Republicons did severely damaged the US in ways we will be paying for far beyond our lifetime!

Mac

October 28th, 2010
11:45 pm

Mister adulterer himself endorses Bose Hog Deal to replace Bose Hog Perdue. What a surprise.

Paul

October 29th, 2010
1:55 am

This is perfect! One ethically challenged pol stumping for another ethically challenged pol. Politics sure is a dirty business and I hope that Newt uses an extra strength body wash to clean off this slime. Then to say that Deal will build on the record of Perdue’s accomplishments. That’s a pretty short list that will fit on half of an index card. I guess Newt is collecting chips to cash in if/when he decides to run for President. Based on some of his recent ponderings about how Obama developed his political philosophy I am now more afraid of Newt than I am of Ms. Palin. Certainly the Republicans can come up with someone better than these two.

lester maddox

October 29th, 2010
3:32 am

Newt’s own party ran him off the hill, yet, some, and evidently Newt, still think what he says and thinks is relevant. He’s full of bull. Please leave this state and take Deal with you.

Billy in Savannah

October 29th, 2010
6:07 am

One of the main reasons I would never vote for Deal is his endorsements. Newt Gingrich! Please…..

skydog

October 29th, 2010
6:07 am

Deals 4 million dollar loan is due in February. Watch the magic happen before your very eyes.

Deals voters get to witness Instant Karma.

NES

October 29th, 2010
7:02 am

Let me say my two cents worth! To endorse a politically corrupt candidate as Nathan Deal is a joke, which of course is always on the tax paying georgia citizens! Gingrich and Huckabee endorsed this crook during the primary between Karen Handel and Deal, in effect turning the voters to Deal, what a shame as Ms. Handel was the clear choice as she was going to clean up ETHICS! This speaks volumes where GOP big money is going–Nathan Deal! (i am writing in Ms. Handel on my ballot.) As for Gingrich and Huckabee, i lost complete faith in you-two since you’re backing this corrupted politician. This same old politics isn’t what is needed in the state of Georgia and neither is Democrat Roy Barnes, what a waste of time and effort by any voter to have to choose between these two, thus my vote for Ms. Handel. i truly don’t know why she didn’t run as an independent after she lost by such a narrow margin to Deal, who knows? maybe she would have won now that all the cards are on the table about Nathan Deal. We all know the story, Deal’s debt will disappear by a big contractors buying up the properties and then Deal rewards them with sweet state contracts to pay them back-Same old song and dance! Maybe we should elect Deal and then have the DOJ bring charges against Nathan Deal and get him impeached! Now that would be poetic justice! I am disgusted with all politics and nowhere to turn, i mean no where to vote!

Rebubllican 2010

October 29th, 2010
8:08 am

Its good to see the democrats below can read. I find it interesting you don’t like Newt. Between he and Bill Clinton they passed more sane legislation than any other congress. Read the history books.

Willis

October 29th, 2010
8:13 am

“if we simply work together”

A Republican oxymoron if I ever saw one. Who cares what Fat-Boy Gingrich thinks or endorses. Deal is a crook, and it looks like Georgia is going to have a crooked Governor, I can’t wait until he’s indicted by a Grand Jury for using his Congressional position to lobby for his sweetheart deals with the State.

south georgia possum

October 29th, 2010
8:56 am

You so called political bloggers just don’t get it do you. You know about as much about politics and how political corruptness works as the Georgia Bulldog coaching staff knows about winning the SEC and a National championship. If you can honestly call Nathan Deal a crook..what the hell do you call Roy Barnes Obama. A BIG CITY CATTLE FARMER…THAT’S FULL OF HIS OWN BULL.

conservative teacher

October 29th, 2010
9:29 am

Cast your vote on Tuesday for the Republican Ticket, Nathan Deal!!!!!!!!!
Please don’t vote for someone who is anti-teachers.

Smart like a Fox

October 29th, 2010
9:46 am

another GOP crook at the troff for another drink…It’s nuts that people vote for this vile while they are being indited for crimes against Georgia Tax payers. Hey Ga voter, he’s being tried for screwing you. wake up and smell the coffee.

I can see Russia from my house aka half governor of Alaska

October 29th, 2010
11:42 am

Newty-Newt, come on up to Alaska and go hunting with me. No telling what we might find!

You betcha!

pete

October 29th, 2010
11:28 pm

vote no for Deal why cast my vote for someone that voted against equal pay for a woman four times.Dont think so no Deal