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Newt And Callista Gingrich Compare Obama To Carter: VIDEO


A tribute to Ronald Reagan set the stage for Newt and Callista Gingrich's joint appearance at the Republican National Convention tonight. And the late president's legacy was the meat of the message the couple hoped to send: Romney is Reagan to Obama's Jimmy Carter.

"The election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will decisively move America to a better future. Remembering President Reagan reminds us that the choices we make matter, and this year is as important as the choice we made in 1980," said Callista, who traded off prepared remarks with her husband.

A few lines down, Gingrich led, "It's striking how President Carter and President Obama both took our nation down a path that in four years weakened America's confidence in itself and our hope for a better future," leaving Callista to finish the thought: "[Both] failed to produce results; both made promises they couldn't keep; and, as a consequence of ineffective policies, both were unable to revive our economy and create jobs."

Both Carter and Obama, they claimed, are the antithesis of Reagan's philosophy, a philosophy Romney will revive. "This is the most critical election of our lifetime," they said, as people do during election years. "Each of us must do our part now to ensure that America remains, in the tradition of President Reagan, a land of freedom, hope and opportunity."

Watch Callista and Newt Gingrich tag team AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. We really need the advice of an adulterer and his piece of A$$ while he was still married to his second wife. She is a home wrecker and he is an immoral lout.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 30, 2012 10:25:08 PM

  2. "the choices we make matter"

    Like choosing a razor-sharp hairstyle can lead to fellatio wounds.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Aug 30, 2012 10:43:14 PM

  3. The GOP platform stating moral absolutes and applauding traditional marriage. :)

    Posted by: Plaintom | Aug 30, 2012 10:47:50 PM

  4. Ugh *vomit*

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Aug 30, 2012 10:52:14 PM

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  6. "advice of an adulterer"? That's next week when Bubba crawls on stage...

    Posted by: Tom Calderon | Aug 30, 2012 11:23:47 PM

  7. Obama and Carter also won the nobel peace prize ;)

    I too enjoy that Newt was up supporting the party with his traditional [third] marriage. Values! Morals!

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Aug 30, 2012 11:28:28 PM

  8. @Tom Calderon: The big difference between Bubba and Newt is that Bubba never tried to destroy an opponent by accusing him of doing the same thing he was secretly doing. Also Bubba managed to stay married "until death do us part" unlike Newt who is "in defense of marriage" on wife #3.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 30, 2012 11:29:38 PM

  9. Boy! She won't let him out of her sight!

    Posted by: TomTallis | Aug 30, 2012 11:56:34 PM

  10. another couple of rich old white folk telling us how they know better than you and me. Im sick of my parents running this country. That crowd at the RNC convention was a sea of white. If theyre so smart why cant they get monorities to vote for them. In 10 years they will have to change or they will be irrelevant.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Aug 31, 2012 12:01:40 AM

  11. I'm not a fan, but that doesn't mean their point was wrong. As John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things."

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Aug 31, 2012 12:04:12 AM

  12. My theory is that Callista is a robot.

    Posted by: Gonzo | Aug 31, 2012 12:08:23 AM

  13. Every time I see her I think of the Chicken Lady from Kids In The Hall. Since there are so many side-by-side comparisons on the internet, I'm not the only one who has noticed.


    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 31, 2012 12:38:48 AM

  14. @ANDREW: Hear, hear! Well put.

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Aug 31, 2012 12:54:51 AM

  15. Freedom for those who are already free, hope for those who have nothing to fear, and opportunity for those who have already succeeded...

    Posted by: luminum | Aug 31, 2012 1:01:29 AM

  16. Obama/Carter ? I guess they don't know their history to well, which is weird because both of them must've been in their 50's when Carter was president...

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 31, 2012 1:17:21 AM

  17. Could she look anymore like a stereotypical 1950's housewife? Greeting Ward Cleaver at the door wearing her string of pearls with his slippers and pipe waiting for him! Seriously, are all republicans stuck in that era?

    Posted by: GABE | Aug 31, 2012 1:38:17 AM

  18. Newt gave her three pearl necklaces! Ugh, I feel like I need a bath after saying that.

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 31, 2012 1:46:16 AM

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  20. Nice photo. Was it taken at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum?

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 31, 2012 8:02:46 AM

  21. Who invited the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and a wax mannequin to speak at the RNC?

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 31, 2012 8:22:31 AM

  22. Another excellent choice to speak for Romney! Reminds everyone what Newt had to say about him just a few months ago. Way to go Repubs!

    Just goes to show the Repubs have no line-up to choose from and how desperate they are.

    Newt, rejected by his own party while in Congress!

    Did the Dems secretly pick this line-up? Is Prince Reinhart really a double agent? Rinse Preibus? Something like that.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Aug 31, 2012 8:37:04 AM

  23. Newt is such a serial adulterer that Callista (aka Helmet Hair) won't even allow him to make a speech without her by his side. After all, she knows how she snagged the philander when wife #2 wasn't looking and she doesn't want another gold digger jumping on her gravy train.

    Posted by: ThomT | Aug 31, 2012 10:17:20 AM

  24. @TOM CALDERON ... Seems ironic that the Republicans always want us to forget George W (and his destructive 8 years) but they themselves can't seem to get over Clinton (and the budget surplus he let W and GOP controlled house and Senate). I'd trade W for Bubba any day of the week.

    Posted by: ThomT | Aug 31, 2012 10:25:40 AM

  25. Is Callista in a dress matching the background so it's easier to photoshop the next wife in?

    Posted by: GeoffreyPS | Aug 31, 2012 11:03:44 AM

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