On what it will take for Mitt Romney to win the election…
Romney is gonna have to start treating Obama the same way he did Newt and Santorum, folks. He’s gonna have to do that… Romney has got to realize that running a campaign on traditional American values is not enough. Sad to say. That’s the hard, cold reality. Simply running around and telling people he’s gonna fix the economy – “What? What are you gonna do with the economy? Yeah we all know it stinks – what are you gonna do? What’s the plan?” … 59 points? Can you tell me three of them? You can’t. So don’t tell me there’s 59 points. He may as well have zero, you can’t tell me what any of ‘em are. Big whoop. It’s not enough to say you’re gonna repeal Obamacare. Because there’s no accompanying talk from Republicans in congress that have similar type energy. This has to be about Obama. This campaign has to be about Obama and Romney’ll have to look at Obama the way he tarred Newt and the way he tarred Santorum… But Obama’s not black, he’s not Martian, he’s not white. He’s the Destructor and he’s gotta be stopped! In order for the country to be the country Romney thinks it is. This guy, I don’t care what his race is. It’s all about policy. It’s all about a program of economic destruction that cannot be an accident.
On the elite media’s double standard in hazing Republican candidates on their supposedly radical views on contraception in 2012, but not asking candidate Obama in 2008 about his sponsoring of legislation which allowed the killing of babies who survived attempted abortions…
The woman’s decision is to abort. So, they do the procedure. Something goes wrong – imagine that – and the baby’s born alive. The legislation brings in another doctor to finish the job so as not to burden the woman with an unwanted child. And to take the original doctor off the hook and not have him undergoing a guilt trip. And that’s what the legislation was, and that’s what Newt Gingrich was talking about. And he was saying, how come nobody – you know, talk about extremism? – nobody asked Obama that. In 2008. So they [the media] immediately start doing a fact-check to find out if indeed Obama was asked about it and they say “Well, of course he was. He was asked about partial-birth abortion all the time.” This is not partial-birth abortion. This is botched abortion.
On complaints about negative campaigning in the Florida Republican primary…
I am getting tired of the whining about negative campaigning. I’m getting tired of the whining from everybody… What in the world is politics? What is it, if not this? Saying something to the Gingrich people here. Newt … Newt is really caught up in this notion that Romney is saying things about him that aren’t true. I’m telling you, I’m having a tough time relating to being upset about that as someone who is routinely lied about every day and has been for 25 years. It comes with the territory.
On Newt Gingrich’s castigation of journalist John King at last night’s South Carolina debate, after King led off the debate with a question to Gingrich about revelations made by his ex-wife in a televised interview…
You cannot shame the mainstream media. If any of you are thinking that the media learned a lesson – if any of you believe that the media finally had it handed to ‘em – if you believe that the media had their eyes opened and they are fully awake now and they understand what they’re dealing with – forget it. John King is proud of what happened last night. John King is a hero in the mainstream media. Because he didn’t back down. Because he continued to illustrate how it is that the media does really control the agenda. That was a demonstration of the power they hold over every public figure’s head that they choose to hold a guillotine… it’s a badge of honor. If you are thinking that John King was embarrassed, and ran away with his tail tucked between his legs and learned his lesson and it’ll never happen again – uh-uh-uh-uhhh. You cannot shame the mainstream media. They are proud of this. They delight in their power to destroy candidates they don’t like. They revel in the fact that they can keep so many conservatives from even thinking about getting into politics.
On the Republican presidential nomination process…
Despite what anybody tells you, we do not know who the nominee will be. But we do know what he or she should be saying… in order to secure the nomination. And that is, Barack Obama is the problem, not fellow Republicans. The problem is Barack Obama. The problem is the Democrat party. The problem is the American left. America’s greatness is not behind us. America’s greatness is there, it’s on the horizon. Our nominee must say “We will be great again,” and the first step in the process is getting rid of Barack Obama and the Democrat party. And moving them out of the way. Whichever of these people seeking the nomination makes that case – the most consistently and the most believably, and the most sincerely; not as a phony sales-type presentation, but genuinely means it – that’s who’s gonna get this nomination, in the end. And it is still up for grabs.
On the steady drip-drip-drip of sexual abuse allegations against Herman Cain in the media…
They’re not going to stop. They are going to not stop this until they see erosion, sufficient, in his numbers, for them to say they’ve succeeded. Just like they didn’t stop with Sarah Palin. They didn’t stop. They didn’t stop until she said she’s not running. And now, do you ever hear about her? You hear about her any more? Not at all. And it’ll be the same thing with Cain… And I guarantee you, Newt is gonna be the next one targeted. If he keeps this slow creep back up, he’s going to be the next one targeted. This is how the left works. And then the same losers on our side will start piling on, saying “Newt’s got some explaining to do there.” It’s the most amazing thing to me. Political enemies go out and level charges against people on our side, some people on our side [say] “Yeah, yeah, you may have something there.”
On Rick Perry’s performance on last night’s Republican presidential debate…
Rick Perry managed to make himself disappear last night, like he was an A-List magician in Las Vegas, in the debate. I don’t know if he is finished after last night, but … I like his basic message. I like Perry’s basic message. But I don’t know that he knows yet how to run for President, run for the office of President… he was just too passive, last night, and I know maybe the thinking is “Let’s be calm and cool, collected, and exude an aura of confidence, an aura of ‘I belong here’.” But there needs to be some energy. Perry needed to dominate last night. Somebody needed to hit Mitt Romney in the back with his advisors show up at the White House on three different occasions to advise Obama’s people on implementing Obamacare. I thought it’d be a natural for Perry to do that. Or for Newt. Or any of them. Herman Cain. It did not happen. He needed to dominate and he didn’t dominate last night.
On the spending habits of Newt Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich has racked up a huge bill at Tiffany's. The jeweler. Five hundred thousand dollars. Our ever-attentive media is on the case... do I care what a former politician and his wife do with their money? Or what a current politician is doing with mine?