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Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:03 PM

AP source: ABC interviewed Gingrich ex-wife, likely to air segment 2 nights before SC primary

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ap-source-abc-interviewed-gingrich-ex-wife-likely-to-air-segment-a-night-before-sc-primary/2012/01/18/gIQAJFqI9P_story.html

NEW YORK — ABC News interviewed Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich’s second wife — with whom he’s said he has no relationship — and is likely to air the segment Thursday on “Nightline,” an ABC News executive told The Associated Press.

That’s two days before the South Carolina primary, where the former House speaker is trying to topple GOP front-runner Mitt Romney by casting himself as the more conservative option.


The ABC News executive did not indicate what the ex-wife, Marianne Gingrich, said in the interview. The executive spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans for airing the interview were tentative.

The interview, should it air before Saturday’s primary, would shine a spotlight on a part of Gingrich’s past that could turn off Republican voters in a state filled with religious and cultural conservatives who may cringe at Gingrich’s two divorces and acknowledged infidelity.





The former Ms. Gingrich has famously stated that she could give an interview that would end his career.

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Reply AP source: ABC interviewed Gingrich ex-wife, likely to air segment 2 nights before SC primary (Original post)
grantcart Jan 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Jan 2012 #1
Beacool Jan 2012 #2
still_one Jan 2012 #3
Bjorn Against Jan 2012 #5
still_one Jan 2012 #6
targetpractice Jan 2012 #7
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #13
Beacool Jan 2012 #8
riverwalker Jan 2012 #4
Scairp Jan 2012 #10
riverwalker Jan 2012 #11
Scairp Jan 2012 #14
Archae Jan 2012 #9
FarCenter Jan 2012 #12
Mz Pip Jan 2012 #15
HeiressofBickworth Jan 2012 #16
maddezmom Jan 2012 #17

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:11 PM

1. Yikes

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. Payback is a b*tch.............

I hope she nails the slimy hypocrite!!!

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Response to Beacool (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

3. The worst thing for the Democrats is to go up against romney verses the other loonies /nt

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:56 PM

5. Don't know about that, Romney's days at Bain provide lots of ammo

While people know Romney's name they know little else about him, once the closet opens and the skeletons spill out he is in deep trouble. If Huntsman had been the nominee then Obama might have been in serious trouble, Romney is a much weaker candidate.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:03 AM

6. You and I know that, but the corporate media's candidate is romney, and I believe they will minimize

the negative coverage of romney

This event on ginrich could have been aired long, but now that South Carolina it tightening, they choice to air it before the primary

I suspect it is to insure "their" candidate wins the primary

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:09 AM

7. I think you are right, but their efforts will be in vain...

Because, the big miscalculation by establishment Republicans this year has been about the effectiveness of "Occupy Wall Street".

The organic emergence of the "We are the 99% vs. 1%" message has been a gift to the Obama campaign. Mitt is "Mr. 1%" plain and simple.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:17 AM

13. +1000

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:22 AM

8. Maybe so, but Newt has it coming.

He's quite the creep and it'll be a pleasure to see him go down in flames.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:46 PM

4. this stuff be in the interview

this could be devastating.. Unbelievable stuff. Long article from last year.

Newt Gingrich’s Second Wife Dishes Hard To Esquire: His Money Woes, His Philandering, His Meltdown

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/gingrich_profile_featuring_ex-wife_begets_question.php

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:33 AM

10. This is all good dirty fun

Believe me I enjoy the little reptile's discomfort as much as anyone here, but in the end, so what? He won't be the "R" nominee anyway. I wish someone would find an illegitimate Romney kid out there somewhere. AFTER the primary, of course. That would be something to celebrate.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:45 AM

11. I spent the day researching Willard

doing my own "opposition research". (Without DU, I had to do something for my political fix!) There's plenty of stuff out there on the Romney's, believe me. The Osmonds, they ain't.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:26 AM

14. Do tell?

Seriously, tell, everything you know.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:22 AM

9. I have no sympathy for her.

She was screwing around with Newt while his then-wife was in the hospital suffering with cancer.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:09 AM

12. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:28 AM

15. Wish she's wait a few weeks.

I was kind of hoping Newt would leave Mitt running bloodied and scared after SC.

Oh well.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:28 AM

16. Being the cynic I am

I doubt that the interview will be the smoking gun we all wish for. I'm sure that for a good price (and Newtie has some deep pockets supporting him) she will give the most neutral of answers. And if she didn't, ABC won't air it. Either way, it's not something I've marked on my calendar. Remember the advice of St. Ronnie of Reagan: never bad-mouth a fellow party-member.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 06:20 AM

17. Locking

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