Newt Gingrich as Mitt Romney’s bulldog

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Newt Gingrich on Friday served notice that he intends to serve as Mitt Romney’s bulldog in the upcoming presidential contest, bringing an audience at the state GOP convention to its feet several times with comparisons of the presumptive Republican nominee to President Barack Obama.

“Let’s have a contest – who has killed more jobs in their career?” Gingrich asked, alluding to the Obama campaign’s attack on Romney’s years at Bain Capital. Romney may have had some down periods, Gingrich said, but “ultimately” the former Massachusetts governor was a job creator.

Gingrich also declared he would have Romney’s back when it came to the question of the candidate’s Mormon faith. “He takes it seriously. It is a deep part of his life. He is committed to it,” Gingrich said.

The former U.S. House speaker, who went to high school in Columbus, will appear at a major Cobb County fundraiser with Romney on June 11. “This is going to be a rough and tumble campaign. I did all I could to get Mitt ready,” Gingrich said to some laughter. He closed with this line:

“I am not for a narrow victory. I am for crushing the left in every single race.” With that, as the crowd stood, he abruptly walked away from the microphone and waved good-bye.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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14 comments Add your comment

Kris

May 18th, 2012
9:19 pm

Just wondering who put 2 scoop’s of stupid in newt’s coffee…

double

May 18th, 2012
9:45 pm

Goes to show one monkey don’t stop no show.

td

May 18th, 2012
9:54 pm

Newt defeated the entire Democratic party in 1993 being a pitbull so defeating one socialist President should not be that hard to do. BTW: Obama sure is not even in the same league as Clinton so you leftest can give up that thought now.

double

May 18th, 2012
10:19 pm

I’m surprised the animal lovers not going after Newt.Clinton was more of a ladies man.

Cutty

May 18th, 2012
10:26 pm

So Newt spends the last 9 months saying how terrible Romney would be as President, and now Newt has Romney’s back? Really??

If Obama is a socialist President, then so are both Bushes and Reagan.

td

May 18th, 2012
10:30 pm

Cutty

May 18th, 2012
10:26 pm

And Hilary spent a year bashing Obama worse then Newt ever did to Romney and she ended up Secretary of State. Maybe Mitt would give Newt the job of Secretary of Education so that he could clean all those Communist out of our Education system after the election.

East Cobb RINO

May 18th, 2012
10:34 pm

Please Mitt, I beg you, make this man the Veep nominee. Newt will be a hoot.

double

May 18th, 2012
10:42 pm

Newt will get to ride atop the car,and clean out his own cage.

Kris

May 18th, 2012
11:08 pm

What does a newt do
It sits in the aquarium and tromps around. That’s it.

Buckhead Boy

May 19th, 2012
6:56 am

Good to know that Newt has finally joined The Donald, Christine-I’m-not-a-Witch, Swiss-Miss-for-a-Day-Michelle, 9-9-9-Herman and the other laureates of clownery in accepting Romney as their standard bearer.

Goober RIP

May 19th, 2012
8:43 am

So Newt backs the guy that lost to the guy that lost to Obama last time? What could possibly be wrong with that?

Laurel with Newt

May 19th, 2012
1:53 pm

I have read all comments; most of them negative. So My fellow Americans we are in trouble with the path we are on with Obama. We need to come together and defeat Obama. If Obama is still in office for another 4 years, I will NOT be able to afford the cost of living in the middle class. So Newt is doing what is right in coming together to make sure we have the main goal to get Obama out. Do you feel Romney should not be our Rep GOP candidate? I do not. But I will stand with Newt with Romney. You should as well.

Michael

May 19th, 2012
3:38 pm

Goober, how does it make you feel to support the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?

soneway

May 19th, 2012
4:59 pm

Nice to see all you History Majors flapping your gums. Obama has Clinton (the LIAR on National TV) trying to help him? wait a minute…. laughing so hard tears in my eyes…. Oh, the guy that lost to the guy that…. So? Remember Nixon? Have any of you History Buffs noted that 1000 Plus days without a budget AND the Senate voted 99-0 AGAINST the last one, oh and the three before it failed just as badly. In countries that CAN have a vote of NO CONFIDENCE this would get one. And if the guy in front had any GUTS he would step down. But the current President doesn’t. Seems to be a Democratic Thing. When Nixon got caught he finally admitted it and resigned. Clinton? Nah…. he’s trying to get you to vote for the excuse you voted for LAST TIME. Do you get it yet?