‘Meet the Press’ line up for Sunday: Newt Gingrich and Kasim Reed

We’ve been passed word that NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on the last Sunday before Super Tuesday, will lead with GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. (Rick Santorum was the guest last Sunday.)

What’s interesting is that on the roundtable digesting Gingrich’s remarks – and presumably talking up the Democratic incumbent — will be Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Although, to be fair, Reed has become very familiar with Republican politics in the last three years.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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WOW

March 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

What should also be noted is how Romney is avoiding MTP.

jgalloway

March 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

Actually, Dave Gregory called Romney out for his reluctance after the Santorum interview last week.

td

March 1st, 2012
2:47 pm

I have talked to now Mayor Reed several times while he was in the legislature and his beliefs are a lot closer to the conservative side then the liberal side. He is the only D co sponsor for Child Support reform a few years ago.

WOW

March 1st, 2012
2:48 pm

You mean David, Jim and yes I noticed.

Romney cannot continue to avoid “you guys’ if he wants to be President.

WOW

March 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

TD:

Nice to see you are a fan of Atlanta’s great mayor.

td

March 1st, 2012
2:53 pm

WOW

March 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

The best mayor Atlanta has had that I can remember and I am in my 40’s.

clyde

March 1st, 2012
2:58 pm

Can we please include Atlanta’s dog catcher also???

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

March 1st, 2012
3:05 pm

As elected leader of the prophesied New Israel’s New Jerusalem: make us proud, Mr. Mayor.

yuzeyurbrane

March 1st, 2012
3:17 pm

dk. With td’s kind words re Reed, I’ll have to rethink my support. All kidding aside, why should Romney risk potentially tough questions when he has the cash to pay for his own tv? You know Gingrich and Santorum would behave exactly the same if they had the cash.

Isis5761

March 1st, 2012
3:25 pm

If Newt becomes President, God help us all. I think Letterman really
puts it in perspective. The Republicans are looking for the kookist
candidate they can find.
Kasim, make us proud. Please don’t be pulled into the foolishness, however, I know you’re a seasoned politican so you won’t go for it.
Let’s see what happens. It should be interesting.

Centrist

March 1st, 2012
4:02 pm

NBC’s Meet the Press and Gregory are biased far to the left, and it is smart for LEADING non-liberals to abstain from the loaded questions and one sided background they give. Same for ABC’s, and CBS Sunday news shows.

Gingrich has shown he will (in Galloway’s words) “call out” (as he has done twice with CNN’s John King) when the bias is put forth. That is a dangerous game, since the media has so many more hours to increase the slant when they are called out. Simply no need for Romney to engage since he has the GOP nomination in the bag. It will be a different story after the conventions when Obama gets media underhand softballs down the middle, and Romney gets blazing hardballs high and tight.

cartoon

March 1st, 2012
4:09 pm

There exists no candidate in the GOP race for the nomination that has a chinaman’s chance against our great president.

honested

March 1st, 2012
4:19 pm

centrist,

How could ‘Meet The Press’ be biased far to the left?
The always have at least two to one wrong wing nuts to sensible progressives in any panel or round table (as do all of the other talking heads Sunday shows) but I guess it takes two neocons to display the intelligence of one Progressive.

Just think of what the National Discussion would be if it weren’t always blatantly stilted to the wrong wing position?

td

March 1st, 2012
4:25 pm

honested

March 1st, 2012
4:19 pm

You are kidding right? Can you please give us some examples? Do not forget to include Gregory into the left’s category.

honested

March 1st, 2012
4:50 pm

td

Are you so addicted to the fauxnewz ‘far from balanced’ approach that you cannot see reality?

Don Abernethy

March 1st, 2012
4:54 pm

Reed represents all the liberals in Alanta but not the rest of the state of Georgia.

DannyX

March 1st, 2012
5:01 pm

Here we go again with the liberal media whine.

Stop complaining and do something about it if you don’t like our free press. NBC owes you nothing.

If you want a partisan news show start one. Murdoch has a whole over-the-air untapped network, the Fox Network. He can most certainly give conservatives the biased weekly news program they crave. Of course only Republicans would show up as guests but that’s what you all want isn’t it?

If there is a free market demand let a conservative put up the cash and start one.

Same with the nightly news, conservatives whine about that too. ABC, CBS, and NBC all have nightly newscasts. Murdoch’s Fox Network? Nothing. They even have the infrastructure in place, Fox News.

Of course then you all wouldn’t have anything to whine about.

Centrist

March 1st, 2012
5:17 pm

Partisan liberals here pretend most of the media is not liberal. It simply doesn’t matter to them that it is factually so from numerous surveys – including the overwhelmingly admitted Democrat reporters, editors, owners, and columnists. It is ignored by the liberal posters here that schools of journalism are hotbeds of leftist doctrine that essentially filters out Independent and Republican students.

It doesn’t matter how many of them, or how often they deny it – I’ll keep posting.

Dumb and Dumber

March 1st, 2012
5:25 pm

Hey Centrist — I think your Tin-Foil hat is a two sizes too small.

DannyX

March 1st, 2012
5:34 pm

“It is ignored by the liberal posters here that schools of journalism are hotbeds of leftist doctrine that essentially filters out Independent and Republican students.”

You have got to be kidding? Conservatives certainly have the resources to start their own journalism schools. What the hell is stopping them?

Why is the conservative state of Georgia allowing this to happen at UGA?

Post all you want, you have nothing to back your daily media paranoia up with.

double

March 1st, 2012
5:47 pm

I suppose knowing Kasim & Newt is important for Alanta.As for the state.I hope Kasim helps the President get a bunch of protest votes.

rooster

March 1st, 2012
6:08 pm

Actually, @ Mr. Abernethy, Reed understands that the interests of the city and of the state are inseparable. He has gone with Gov. Deal to DC to lobby for money to deepen the Savannah port. And Deal appears to know that the state will have to participate in any real solution to Atlanta’s traffic issues. I am encouraged that both the mayor and the governor are pursuing pragmatic agendas at home, and trying to cooperate with each other on state and local matters, even as they support different candidates for president.

zeke

March 1st, 2012
6:17 pm

Bernie

March 1st, 2012
6:35 pm

When you are a Losing as bad as Newt’s campaign is presently doing, Going on Meet the Press is not only the Best option but the only true option he has left, to hold off the only option remaining…Resign!

Newt’s Rabbit OUT- OF- THE – HAT – TRICK on Sunday, will be his absolute belief that he can deliver to the American people $2.50 a gallon gas, if he is elected Presdient. He will provide simple solutions to very complex problems as if, he is the only one that can provide the answers that all of the experts nation wide, who have struggled with this same issue since the Gas shortages of 1979. Think on that one a bit, on Sunday morning.

Come on, lets get real here. This Man has great dificulty in managing the affairs of his own personal life.
To ignore that verifiable fact would be foolish and void of reality. If NEWT was truly that smart, why in name of all that is HOLY, he was not able pull a Rabbit – OUT- OF- THE- HAT trick to save his position as Speaker of the House Of Representives and save him form having to resign under a cloud of ethics violations. Just as in his claim. of the highest paid HISTORIAN known to MAN, it was all about MONEY and his personal goal to obtain more of it.

come on baby, light my fire

March 1st, 2012
6:43 pm

The two self-professed “conservatives” who consider posting here to be their job, appear to be among the most advanced flat earthers in Atlanta – they have actually learned how to turn on a computer and navigate to a site.

missmollie

March 1st, 2012
7:12 pm

RS and Newt will appear any where they can get “free press”. RS has received more than all of the other GOP candidates combined … I understand Ann Romney was received very well in Alpharetta
today at noon. Haven’t heard about Ann R in Buckhead at 5:30 PM. Why should Romney, the leading candidate in delegates, subject himself to such yellow journalism as Rev Al Sharpton & Company on MSNBC? AS needs to join the incumbent’s traveling team….Looks like he and Huckabee have found more fertile ground than preaching, IMO….

double

March 1st, 2012
7:16 pm

Come on baby Newt taught them.

td

March 1st, 2012
7:17 pm

DannyX

March 1st, 2012
5:34 pm

“Why is the conservative state of Georgia allowing this to happen at UGA?”

Excellent question. I have been telling every conservative politician I have seen that we need to take back control of the colleges and the bureaucracy by having a purging of all the leftest. I blame it on having these former Dems now Reps in key leadership positions.

missmollie

March 1st, 2012
7:25 pm

MSNBC is a real circus…anytime of the day….Does the incumbent own stock in this network???
All of their “selected” guests are also biased about most every subject of the day but most especially
politics….

missmollie

March 1st, 2012
7:51 pm

P S Don’t forget Ron Paul. He does walk to a different drum beat. He didn’t get off of the back of a
turnip truck… He may be a spoiler in this campaign for the GOP nominee. He has a strong suppport among young voters and also veterans. I believe he will do well in Georgia. Newt will win Ga, IMO After all Newt was the Governor’s mentor for many years in D C. Newt has been running for Pres for at least ten years. He lives in Virginia. Newt has been in D C for 40 years. He wants
the White House as badly as Roy Barnes wanted the Ga Governor’s mansion…Main difference..RB
had about $18M in his political war chest and Sonny Perdue had about $3M in his . The flag beat RB and severely tarnished SP. Yes, that is another story. Newt and RS did not get certified to run in
the Virginia Primary (Newt’s residence).

WOW

March 1st, 2012
8:19 pm

David Gregory, liberal, come on. He is as fair as it gets (he’s no Tim Russert, but no one is). I have to wonder how much MTP you people watch. Its not MSNBC. By this definition liberal is asking tough questions, unlike gushing over him, like Bill O’Reilly did last night. Does that make Brett Bair liberal as well? He almost made poor Romney cry?

If you want to be President, you have to answer questions from all sides as you will be President of all of the people. Romney is afraid of the press. I may disagree with Newt and Santorum on most issues, but I admire that they actually show up and answer questions, which is more than I can say for Willard.

WOW

March 1st, 2012
8:21 pm

@ missmollie

And the Republicans own stock in FOX right?

honested

March 1st, 2012
9:37 pm

td

Stalin and Mao would have loved your ideas for ‘taking back the schools and purging all the (people you disagree with).
If you don’t have a logical and persuasive argument to encourage people, purge them because they will always disagree.

Hilarious!

Army(RET)

March 2nd, 2012
7:59 am

GOP is steadily digging it’s own grave. The one good candidate they had couldn’t get anywhere because he ran on a common sense approach and not a far right agenda. What I find truly amusing is that the GOP has gone so far right, even those smack dab in the center are called “liberal”.

I do agree Kasim Reed is an excellent mayor, especially considering the state of the office when he was sworn in.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

March 2nd, 2012
8:38 am

Tim Russert was nothing but a shill for the Roman Anti-Christ’s American Fifth Column, and got, like Andrew Breitbart, exactly what he deserved, thank G-d.

America’s credal “civil religion” was founded by Deist whigs as “de facto” liberal, covenanted utopia in which each individual is sovereign. Never wondered that slavery, with mankind since the Dawn of Time, ended within little more than a generation after Our Prophet, Thomas Jefferson’s passing, and had his first draft of the Declaration been ratified instead of edited, slavery would have ended upon the Founding of Our Nation?

Truth and Justice, alone, must rule alone, under the “King of America,” the perfect, infinite, eternal, living, present, invisible, ineffable Deity.

Arise America: remove the symbol of the power and the authority of the Roman state, the Fasces, from the front wall of the U.S. House of Representatives, since our “liberal” press is doing such a great job helping the once sovereign People understand how it is that fifth-generation Rockefeller tool, the homosexual psychopath cheated into the White House by the son of one of JFK’s assassins has been “tipped” with ownership of Colonial Pipeline/Perimeter Terminal’s 11% of all U.S. oil and gas retail distribution and storage for having been scientifically proven to have committed 9/11 for Big Oil.

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