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Feb 4 - Newt Gingrich blasts NYers who live in high-rises and 'ride the subway'

 Feb 4 - Newt Gingrich blasts NYers who live in high-rises and 'ride the subway'
topic by jlandryst - 02-04-2012, 08:31 AM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines

Newt Gingrich, trying to keep his floundering campaign alive, unleashed a vicious attack Friday - on New York City.

Gingrich, appearing in Las Vegas the day before the Nevada caucuses, railed against the nation’s power brokers and — instead of swiping rival Mitt Romney — took an unprovoked shot at Manhattan.

Raging against the nation’s “elites,” Gingrich singled out those who live in city “high-rises” and those “that ride the subway.”

The bizarre attack raised questions about Gingrich’s erratic campaign, and not just because a ride on the city subway is just $2.25 — hardly a price only the elites can afford.

Gingrich’s slam on the city may have been due to misplaced anger at one of its most famous residents, Donald Trump.

Gingrich traveled to New York last year to kiss Trump’s ring in a bid for The Donald’s endorsement.

He held a Manhattan press conference with Trump and was one of only two candidates who agreed to participate in an Iowa debate moderated by the real estate mogul. (It was ultimately canceled because none of the other candidates agreed to show up.)

And while rumors flew Wednesday night that Gingrich was going to get Trump’s blessing, the reality TV star instead endorsed Mitt Romney — who dodged the press when he met the real estate mogul in Manhattan.

The broadside at Broadway also seemed odd considering that Gingrich counts the upper East Side as one of his most fertile fund-raising grounds, campaign records show.

The ex-speaker, whose event in Las Vegas was sparsely attended, has squandered all of his momentum from his stunning South Carolina win.

He was crushed in Florida and, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Friday, is now down 25 points to Romney in Nevada.

The expected Romney rout in the Silver State — which he won four years ago, aided in part by its large Mormon population — may be the first of many in the coming weeks.

The upcoming primary calendar is heavy on states where Romney has invested heavily, like Arizona and Michigan, where he was born.

Ron Paul has spent a lot of time in some of the upcoming small caucus states, like Minnesota and Maine, and could steal some delegates, but neither Gingrich nor Rick Santorum seem poised to make much of a dent in Romney’s lead before Super Tuesday in early March.

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5 comments for "Feb 4 - Newt Gingrich blasts NYers who live in high-rises and 'ride the subway'"

 02-04-2012, 02:04 PMaway - #2
illmaculate 46 heat pts46

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WARNING PAULBOT ALERT: I feel Ron Paul will do well tonight.
 02-04-2012, 04:16 PMaway - #3
Ham Rove 1801 heat pts1801

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lol wtf is this guy talking about. what an idiot.
 02-04-2012, 08:20 PMaway - #4
Got Cheeve? 90 heat pts90

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@ Newt.

Huge Fail bruh... huge fail.
 02-04-2012, 08:51 PMaway - #5
arthurmack27 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Gattsau
This dude is crazy.

Best thing for Obama is the fact that the two front runners for republicans are so weak.
and, at times, sound like arrogant idiots. im not saying im a huge obama fan but the conservatives great white hopes are, well....hopeless.

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