Does Newt Gingrich still need Secret Service protection?

Some interesting paragraphs on Newt Gingrich, from the Huffington Post:

“My greatest fear for Newt is that a month from now, if he’s not gathering delegates, people are going to ask why the federal government is paying (to protect) his campaign. I say that as his friend,” said Matt Towery, a former Gingrich adviser and political commentator who has known Gingrich for 32 years.

Gingrich aides emphasized that the staff cutbacks, and a plan for Gingrich to reduce his travel, did not amount to giving up.

“It’s not possible for us to get 1,144 delegates before the convention, but it looks like neither will (front-runner Mitt) Romney or (Rick) Santorum,” Gingrich chief of staff Patrick Millsaps told MSNBC.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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59 comments Add your comment

Centrist

March 29th, 2012
9:44 am

Gingrich is an ego-maniac who does not care what he does to his party or what he wastes of taxpayers money. He just loves as much limelight he can get, even when he has lost any chance of being a party leader in ANY capacity. His chief of staff is a liar – it is well understood that Romney will get the required delegates between the end of May to mid-June even if both Santorum and Gingrich stay in the race.

clyde

March 29th, 2012
9:52 am

I don’t know anyone who wants to put Newt out of his misery.

HDB

March 29th, 2012
9:54 am

Nwet needs protection…from himself!!

Aquagirl

March 29th, 2012
9:54 am

Lawrence

March 29th, 2012
10:01 am

It is so sad when a person, in this country, running for public office, actually NEEDS protection .

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:06 am

He really needs to drop out of the race, as well as Paul.

Maude

March 29th, 2012
10:09 am

the 12 stones of hatred church should provide the fat, bigot with protection- after all they preach the same hatred.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:10 am

Maude…And you speak of hate? Can you say hypocrasy?

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:16 am

Puck….NRA? SO I guess the “Black P-ssy Leader” is part of the NRA?

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:22 am

Puck….Dont be a coward. You know he was arrested for illegally carrying a weapon. NICE!

Jud

March 29th, 2012
10:23 am

Looks like uga 99, has a thing for black ladies.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:24 am

Jud….What is a black lady?

ByteMe

March 29th, 2012
10:25 am

You can just envision it, right?

Newt starts to say something… and the Secret Service jumps on his mouth to keep the bomb from detonating.

Just Wait

March 29th, 2012
10:33 am

Judging from the way Newt’s suit coat was struggling to circle his waist, he needs protection from the dinner table.

Maude

March 29th, 2012
10:34 am

The 12 stones of hatred church advocates hate crimes.

td

March 29th, 2012
10:39 am

Puck Refublicans

March 29th, 2012
10:14 am

Please tell us all what the true meaning of the 2nd Amendment?

td

March 29th, 2012
10:43 am

Jim,

This is the last day of the legislature, we have a major report done by this paper about school cheating, one of the most important cases being argued in front of the SCOTUS, gas prices out of control and a Presidential election and all you have to talk about is another story about Newt and is failed campaign to run for President.

What did Newt do to you to make you hate him so much to run these dumb stories over all the real news in the state and country?

Joe

March 29th, 2012
10:49 am

td- if you don’t like it start your own blog

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:50 am

Joe….If td doesnt like what?

News Flash

March 29th, 2012
10:53 am

If you hate the AJC so much, remember one thing, no one makes you visit this page but you….

Joe

March 29th, 2012
10:56 am

uga,

don’t address me, you’re a unworthy pud.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
10:56 am

Joe….Nice job running scared. We are used to it.

td

March 29th, 2012
10:57 am

Joe and News Flash,

It is a lot more interesting and fun to make you libs angry about the truth and to call out and show how intellectually dishonest your so called neutral reporters are.

Joe

March 29th, 2012
11:04 am

uga 99,

Your such a twerp, you sit-down to pee.

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:04 am

td, you forgot a few…

Where is the story on Mitt Romney’s dismal 36% favorable rating?

Where is the story on Obama’s huge lead over Romney in the new CNN poll, 54%-43%, +11

Where is the story on the Quinnipiac poll taken in Florida that shows only 1 in 6 blame Obama for high gas prices?

Where is the story on polls showing Obama with huge leads in swing states?

td

March 29th, 2012
11:04 am

Obama’s budget gets voted down 414-0 by the US house of Reps today. Yes, Obama received 0 Democratic votes for his budget. The Democratic controlled Senate has not passed a budget in 3 years and will not this year. These are the people you libs want to keep running this country? Anyone voting for a Dem should be ashamed to show yourself in public.

Why are we not talking about this subject today?

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/28/bowles-simpson-goes-down-defeat/

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:06 am

I forgot one too!

Where is the story of the video that shows a bloodless, uninjured Zimmerman entering the Sanford police station?

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
11:07 am

JOe….I agree.

td

March 29th, 2012
11:08 am

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:04 am

Gallop has Romney up 50% to 46%. These polls do not mean anything yet.

td

March 29th, 2012
11:11 am

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:06 am

Zimmerman will never be convicted of anything because his daddy is a retired Judge. Just like OJ got away with murder and Michael Jackson got away with child molestation because justice in this county is not about any color but green. Plain and simple enough for you?

Seth

March 29th, 2012
11:13 am

Newt needs some Spanx for men.

Morph

March 29th, 2012
11:15 am

I like to eat cheese. It makes me feel important. It proves that I exist since I don’t know if I am real or not.

I also secretly know God hates me. Its in the voices whispered in the back of my head.

News Flash

March 29th, 2012
11:18 am

@td

first off its funny that you would think I care about anything you say. And trust when when I say you are not important enough to even begin to upset me.

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:19 am

“Zimmerman will never be convicted of anything because his daddy is a retired Judge.”

td, that is no way to back up your 100’s of posts claiming Zimmerman was severely beaten. Where are your links that reported a bloodied Zimmerman?

Now your attitude is a ho-hum deflection to OJ. A ho-um deflection to Michael Jackson. Huge backtrack on your part.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
11:22 am

Joe….again thanks for the maturity. We are used to it from you.

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:22 am

Btw td, no comment from you on Newt’s flailing campaign? How is this not something Jim would cover? Newt was your pick. Newt was the choice of Georgia Republicans.

Of course you want to change the subject.

Centrist

March 29th, 2012
11:24 am

@ td – Yesterday we had some polite political/philosophical disagreements. Today I agree with your posts so far. Just sayin …

Seve

March 29th, 2012
11:29 am

centrist,

why don’t you book a room for you and td? I sense a passion for each other beyond this blog.

td

March 29th, 2012
11:35 am

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:19 am

First, I posted that there were reports that Zimmerman was attacked by Martin and have never defended him personally. You really need a little reading comprehension skills.

I have always said that I will not judge the matter until the investigation is complete. The only reason I even cared about the story at all is because the race pimps are out to convict a man without all evidence being presented in a fair and balanced manner. Now they and other libs are attempting to link this to my 2nd Amendment right to carry a gun so I am interested in that part of the debate.

Moon Mullins

March 29th, 2012
11:39 am

As predicted, Newt and Collista now enter the Greyhound bus phase of the campaign where they travel from city to city on “the dog.” He’ll stay in the mix out of spite — he just can’t believe the country is so stupid that they can’t recognize his messianic role to the country, the world and the universe.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
11:39 am

It is GREAT that neither the Dems or the Repubs passed one vote on the Obama budget. He is so out of touch.

td

March 29th, 2012
11:40 am

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:22 am

Yes, I supported, gave money too and voted for Newt in Georgia. I have said since the first blog posted by Jim that Newt would not get the nomination. When Romney gets the nomination I will support him, give money to his campaign and will attempt to convince as many people as possible vote for him.

IMHO: Newt would make a better President then Romney and Romney would be head and shoulders better then Obama. What do you not understand about this?

Ol' Timer

March 29th, 2012
11:44 am

To my knowlege, no one is trying to infringe on your 2nd Amendment rights, but this “hold your ground” defense is questionable — track someone down, then when they turn around and question why they’re being stalked, shoot them under the defense that you were “holding your ground.”

It would seem to be that the stalking would preclude that defense, but what do I know I’m just a rational ol’ man! And, by the way, I’m more than willing to wait until all the evidence is in before reaching any conclusion.

td

March 29th, 2012
11:45 am

Centrist

March 29th, 2012
11:24 am

I have no problem having an intellectual discussion with anyone on the blog. You and I agree on more then we disagree but if I disagree then I am going to say it with respect. I have no problems with anyone disagreeing with my thoughts in the same manner and I have a great deal of respect for anyone that will engage in an intellectual debate (does not matter if I agree with them or not).

Keep up the good work.

UGA 1999

March 29th, 2012
11:46 am

Ol….the law is the law in Florida. I am not saying that it may not need to be tweaked but this is why Zimmerman has not been charged and probably will not be.

DannyX

March 29th, 2012
11:47 am

td

March 26th, 2012
10:13 am

“”"The more I read about the story the more I understand why there has been no charges filed. Looks like this Martin kid and Zimmerman were in a fight and Martin was beating the crap out of Zimmerman when he was killed according to a witness and the injuries suffered by Zimmerman. If this is the case then there is no case to be brought.”"”"

Sure sounds like you personally defended Zimmerman with that post td. There are about 100 just like it, should I post those too?

Ol' Timer

March 29th, 2012
11:47 am

@td —What do I not understand about your post? Only your reasoning!

adavis62

March 29th, 2012
11:48 am

I was under the impression that this blog was about Newt needing Secret Service protection?

td

March 29th, 2012
11:49 am

Ol’ Timer

March 29th, 2012
11:44 am

Sorry my friend but I disagree with you. There are progressives on this blog and on the MSM that have been saying this shooting justifies more restrictive gun control laws or even suggesting that only cops should have guns.

I have actually read the “stand your ground” law in Florida and your interpretation does not fit the law and would not be legal under their law.

Centrist

March 29th, 2012
11:51 am

@ td – Oops. First post of yours today where we disagree. I can’t understand how anyone can give Gingrich a pass on his ego, behavior, lobbying contracts, convenient Catholic conversion, and attacks on his own party prospective nominees. How on earth could somebody want such a person to be our president, much less be considered superior to Romney? Adopting his message is one thing (I like SOME of his stances), but please reject the messenger.