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Tod
11-15-2011, 12:29 PM
Gingrich's patterns of speech are largely analytically acute, and sometimes aesthetically interesting, but substantively, they are very often lacking. Language is supposed to be a package that carries substance, but Gingrich is sometimes so pleased with his uninterrupted stream of words, that he mistakes it for an actual flow of ideas. This, sadly, is an affliction endemic in academia, where too many spend too long trying to score points in petty intellectual fights; the further the substance of the debate recedes, the faster the self-satisfaction of the participants grows.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-215_162-57324911/newt-can-sure-talk-a-lot-but-is-he-smart/?tag=strip

SpiritOf1776_J4
11-15-2011, 04:09 PM
He married his geometry teacher from high school (and then committed adultery with her).

Must be smart. Uhm right?

milo10
11-15-2011, 05:34 PM
Very well-written article!

1836
11-15-2011, 05:49 PM
Incredible article. Incredible and true. How many politicians artfully slide out of having to give real answers because they are so rhetorically able?

Quite a few.

Indeed, liberty politicians need this skill to some extent, as would any politician that wishes to be successful. But Gingrich has elevated hot air to an art.

Dianne
11-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Newt might possibly be smart, but he is a crook and liar.. His history is more than disgusting and corrupt.. and in his day; the American people couldn't get rid of him fast enough.

How can this dude afford to spend six figures on jewelry? Well, answer is he is paid by Freddie Mac, an organization as corrupt as he... your tax dollars allow Newt to spend six figures on jewelry to buy off support.

My one word to describe Newt "prick" ... Picks up young chick, goes to hospital where his wife dying from cancer and asks for divorce... PRICK .... nothing more.

Cutlerzzz
11-15-2011, 07:13 PM
He has a PhD, so I would say yes, Gingrich is intelligent.

RDM
11-15-2011, 07:17 PM
You're darn right he's smart. He's out in Iowa right now campaigning on Ron's platform and people are eating it up.

FreeTraveler
11-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Newt's smart, but he's not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. Look him up in the dictionary; he's the poster child for "delusions of grandeur."

kill the banks
11-15-2011, 07:21 PM
rumors are that the devil has a phd too

olehounddog
11-15-2011, 07:28 PM
NEWT2012 got a call about 5 this evening.

GeorgiaAvenger
11-15-2011, 07:29 PM
He is a genius. But he is also unethical.