Newt Gingrich Receives New Hampshire Newspaper's Endorsement

Monday, November 28, 2011

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) talks with reporters after a meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Getty)

The Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have been going through something of a public juggling act, with only Mitt Romney maintaining his place at the top of the field. The latest candidate to emerge as a front runner is Newt Gingrich, who received an endorsement from the New Hampshire Union Leader this past weekend.

But what does this endorsement actually mean? With the Internet, 24 hour news coverage, and the slew of debates over the past few months, does anyone really pay attention to newspaper endorsements anymore?

Jennifer Rubin, writer for the Washington Post blog Right Turn, joins The Takeaway to discuss.

Comments [3]


Newt? Obama! Same spirit, different vessel!! This country deserves an "of the people for the people, by the people" vote Ron Paul

Nov. 28 2011 03:21 PM
Ed from Larchmont

He's the brightest guy around. A debate between him and President Obama would be an event.

Nov. 28 2011 08:23 AM
John B. from Massachusetts

What amazes me is that "Gingrich, The Newt" lost his lofty position in Congress due to assorted hanky panky, dirty dealing, corruption, theft, etc. and yet, he is considered a "front runner"? O.K., maybe in the "modern" GOP, hanky panky, dirty dealing, corruption, theft, etc. all are rousing endorsements. To me, watching the entire GOP during these "so-called" debates IS watching the "brain fart heard 'round the world".

Nov. 28 2011 07:25 AM

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