Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, Friday, December 16th to announce that he is organizing a formal opposition to Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign. Martin is the “Internet Powerhouse” who is credited with creating a conservative “machine” opposing candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHICAGO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN NEWS CONFERENCE
ATTENTION NATIONAL AND CHICAGO DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
Andy Martin formally launches efforts to defeat Newt Gingrich
Andy is already broadcasting an initial anti-Gingrich radio ad in New Hampshire calling Gingrich a crook, with a new ad in production
Andy says Friday’s New York Times documents how Gingrich took ‘pay-to-play” cash to oppose GOP health care policies
(CHICAGO) (December 16, 2011) Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, Friday, December 16th to announce he is leading the opposition to the nomination of Newt Gingrich as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. Liberal media credited Andy in 2008 with creating a “machine” that generated relentless opposition to candidate Barack Obama. Andy is already broadcasting an anti-Gingrich radio ad in New Hampshire (attached to emails of this news release) and is preparing a new replacement radio ad. He is also airing an anti-Gingrich TV ad.
“I am in this campaign until the end, until Tampa,” Martin says. “Newt Gingrich is a disgrace to the Republican Party and a disgrace to anyone who seriously considers supporting him. Gingrich is a disgrace to the honorable callings of public policy and politics. That Gingrich libels beloved president Ronald Reagan by comparing himself to Reagan is offensive.
“Ronald Reagan was not drummed out of congress by his own party, the way Gingrich was. Ronald Reagan did not pay a $300,000 fine to congress for violating rules and engaging in fraudulent behavior, the way Gingrich did. Ronald Reagan was not a lobbyist for Freddie Mac and other special interests.”
In 2008 MSNBC host Chris Hayes credited Andy with creating and masterminding a conservative “machine” that led the opposition to presidential candidate Barack Obama when traditional Republicans were reluctant to engage as Obama’s opponents. Andy’s blog ContrarianCommentary.com became known as “The Internet Powerhouse.”
“Thursday night’s ‘debate’ was a perfect example of why we need an organized and coherent opposition to Newt Gingrich,” Andy stated in announcing the formation of two new blogs, http://www.stopnewtgingrich.wordpress.com and http://www.stopnewtgingrich.blogspot.com. “Representative Bachmann did a brave job of confronting Gingrich over his noxious mantra that he was ‘not a lobbyist.’ Gingrich has never released his lobbying contract with Freddie Mac, obviously because the contract called for lobbying. What is Gingrich hiding? The truth, of course. Or, as David Axelrod would say, ‘The monkey is on Newt’s back to release the Freddie Mac.’ Or on some other part of Gingrich’s anatomy.
“Bachmann neglected to ask Gingrich how much time he spent each month to earn his ‘retainer.’ Gingrich has said he worked one hour a month on Freddie Mac business. And Gingrich calls Mitt Romney a ‘one-per center?’ Newt was paid roughly $25,000 an hour for his ‘consulting.’ What a joke. Newt was a lobbyist and influence peddler whatever he chooses to call himself.
“Likewise, neither Bachmann nor any of the other candidates reminded viewers that Gingrich was drummed out of congress by the Republican Party because of Gingrich’s unstable personal behavior and corruption and unethical leadership. And partly because Gingrich was an ‘open and notorious’ sexual satyr. No one mentioned that Gingrich paid a fine of $300,000. That’s no joke.
“Can such amnesia about Gingrich’s past really be tolerated in a presidential campaign? Can we just forget about Gingrich’s compulsive misconduct merely because he now claims to be a ‘grandfather’ and apologizes for being an evil man in the past? Are Republican voters that gullible?
“Bachmann and Ron Paul took potshots at Gingrich Thursday night, and Paul is running an aggressive anti-Gingrich ad in Iowa. But we need to systematize the truth abut Gingrich’s past. We also need to create and provide a clearinghouse for prior victims of Gingrich to come forward. Today (Friday, December 16th) I am announcing the first steps to develop a coherent opposition to Newt Gingrich. We will treat all information we receive in confidence when requested to do so.
“It is true, as Gingrich claims, that Democrats joked about Ronald Reagan the candidate in 1979. But Reagan was not carrying the taint of corruption and cronyism that is attached to Gingrich in 2011. Gingrich is the Democrats’ ‘dream’ candidate to oppose Obama.
“The conservative conceit about Gingrich’s ‘debates’ performance is sheer nonsense. The intramural squabbles moderated by liberal media are not remotely indicative of the Republican-Democratic presidential debates that will take place next fall. Republicans should not be underestimating Barack Obama the way the Democrats underestimated Ronald Reagan.
“Representative Bachmann and Representative Paul are to be congratulated for their efforts to expose Gingrich’s corruption and self-dealing,” Andy says. “But there’s a lot more to come. Friday’s New York Times analyzes the way ‘Pay-to-Play Gingrich’ took special interest cash to promote proposals that are now contrary to conservative principles (see link below).”
Andy is in Chicago investigating the collapse of MF Global and the firm’s links to the Democratic Party’s power elite.
“I’m in this race to win,” Andy says. “I am obviously the darkest of dark horses. But I am going to be fighting right until the end. If Rick Santorum can stay in the race with a straight face anyone can stay in as a presidential candidate. And I will be leading the charge against Gingrich right until the end.”
Next week Andy is producing a special campaign ad to air on WMUR-TV in Manchester.
DECEMBER 16TH NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Independent Republican Party Presidential Candidate Andy Martin
Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin announces formal opposition to Newt Gingrich with new anti-Gingrich radio ads and anti-Gingrich blogs. In 2008 media elitists credited Andy with creating a conservative “machine” that led the opposition to candidate Barack Obama
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting [looks good]; otherwise indoors)
Friday, December 16th, 2011, 3:00 P.M.
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ABOUT ANDY: Andy Martin’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago. His mom was born in Manchester. Growing up, Andy spent summers in New Hampshire. That’s why he’s New Hampshire’s “Favorite Son” presidential candidate in the 2012 presidential primary election.
Today Andy is a legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Chicago Public Radio calls Andy a “boisterous Internet activist.” The Chicago Tribune calls him “Chicago’s own…political activist.” He has over forty years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world.
Andy has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois and American politics and courts for over forty years. [www.AndyMartin.com] He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com.
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