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Stewart: Romney vs Gingrich is like ‘Mortal Kombat’

Jon Stewart on Monday evening compared the duel between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich ahead of the Florida GOP presidential primary to the famous fighting video game “Mortal Kombat.” The Daily Show host was first intrigued by Gingrich’s confidence in believing he would not only have one, but two terms…

Eliot Spitzer: Gingrich’s campaign ‘an act of self-indulgence’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer blasted Newt Gingrich on Monday for boasting about his chances to win the Florida primary, despite being 14 points behind Mitt Romney. “This is becoming an act of self-indulgence, an act of complete self-centered maniacal behavior by Newt Gingrich,” he said on Current TV’s…

Obama camp slams Republicans over immigration

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Monday charged that top Republican White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich had alienated Latino voters with “extreme rhetoric” on immigration. In a memo sent to journalists, the campaign said Romney and Gingrich “may very well have already sealed the political…

Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

Romney surges to double-digit lead in Florida

Mitt Romney stormed Monday towards a likely victory in Floridathat would all but lock up the Republican presidential nomination, but rival Newt Gingrich promised a bitter fight all the way to the August convention. Polls Sunday showed Romney pulling clear in the Sunshine State after his campaign team went on the offensive, unleashing blistering…

Hayes: Billionaires could make U.S. elections resemble horse races

In the aftermath of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson giving $10 million to the Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes speculated Saturday that unless campaign finance rules are changed, U.S. political elections could start resembling the Kentucky Derby. “According to ‘Forbes, the $10 million Adelson dropped on Gingrich…

Palin: Gingrich will ‘clobber’ Obama

Failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin all but endorsed Newt Gingrich on Saturday, saying Florida voters should “rage against the machine, vote for Newt.” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked the former Alaska governor how Gingrich could claim that he was not a Washington insider after being in Congress…

Gingrich: Romney has ‘policy of carpet bombing’ opponents

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that he had an uphill battle to win the GOP nomination because “Massachusetts liberal” Mitt Romney was “carpet bombing” him with negative ads. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Gingrich why polls showed him losing over 15 points in Florida in less…

Supporters dream, but establishment dreads Gingrich win

His supporters make thousands of campaign calls and blanketFlorida with signs as they dream of Newt Gingrich in the White House, but for many in his Republican Party such a scenario would be nothing short of a nightmare. After the former House speaker’s shock win in South Carolina, morale soared at Newt headquarters in this…

Stewart: Gingrich wants to leave earth ‘for a younger planet’

People have accused Newt Gingrich of being grandiose, which is the theme of this clip from Thursday’s The Daily Show. And according to Jon Stewart, nothing says, “I’m not grandiose” like plans for a permanent American base on the moon at the end of your second term as president. Pundits…

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