Newt Gingrich to Hold Rally in Arlington

by ARLnow.com December 20, 2011 at 11:04 am 5,117 51 Comments

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be appearing at a rally in Arlington Wednesday night.

Gingrich’s campaign has scheduled a rally from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Key Bridge Marriott (1401 Lee Highway) in Rosslyn, according to an email published by Politico. The rally is apparently part of an effort to make sure Gingrich collects enough signatures to appear on the ballot in Virginia.

This is not Gingrich’s first appearance in Arlington as a presidential candidate. The former House speaker was in Arlington this summer for the grand opening of his campaign headquarters, which is located on Fairfax Drive in Ballston.

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia

  • Obama Supporter

    Please, oh, please, GOP: Nominate this man.

    • skink

      sshhh! You’ll spoil it.

    • OX4

      Newt & Cooch, 2012!

      • brendan

        would save the dems a lot of money on GOTV and bringing all the disenchanted liberals back into the fold…

    • Ivy

      Yeah right. The GOPers aren’t the brightest in the world, but they weren’t stupid enough to nominate Palin or Bachman….and same will go for Gingrich. He’ll say or do something really stupid in the next couple of months and he’ll be out. Unfortunately, it looks like Romney is their guy.

  • Terry

    Kicking off your campaign in a part of Virginia that is going to vote 75-25 against you. Smart!

    SN: Anyone remember when McCain’s campaign called NOVA “fake Virginia.”

    • arlcyclist

      No, I don’t. I do remember when a McCain adviser called the rest of Virginia the “real” Virginia.


      Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades 😉

      • BillW

        FYI, close also counts in “The Price is Right” and farts.

      • Terry

        Well, it is implied within the context of calling the “rest” of Virginia “real.”

        Oh Nancy Pfotenhauer, you provided me ENDLESS entertainment back in 2008.

  • BarryBallston

    Which building is his headquarters? Anyone know?

    • drax


      • Captain Obvious

        Well played!

    • Courthouse tenant

      Virginia Square, where Pines of Florence is

  • Rob G.

    How many comments from feckless rubes can we have in under 2 hours. Ready, set, go.

    • smartarse

      As opposed to your sophisticated, witty and insightful one?

    • Justin Russo

      I suspect even ARLnow’s resident conservatives won’t come to Newt’s defense.

      • arlcyclist

        Rob G, so far just one. Yours.

      • Kirk

        Indeed, why would they? He’s not even a conservative.

        • Josh S

          Only when the standard is some nut job like Bachmann. If you took names and party identifications out the questions, his viewpoints are definitely well to the right of center.

  • Clarendon

    He reminds me of some kind of twisted cherub.

    • Ballston

      And Callista’s an ice queen/lemon popsicle with Bachmann-crazy eyes.


      • John Fontain

        That’s not really her, that’s her wax replica at Madame Tussauds in DC.

        • charlie

          the only difference is that one moves about the country providing end of day relief to her hubby

          • drax

            What does the living one do, charlie?

      • Steamboat Willie

        Calista is an old looking 45. I guess that what happens to a woman when she’s been lying under a fat toad since her 20’s.

        • Tabby

          45?! GASP. I thought you were kidding!

          She looks like Ivana Trump’s older sister!

    • CourthouseChris
      • Smilla

        Hilarious! “Salt lick Christ” made me snort.

    • I see him as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, stomping across the Key Bridge into Georgetown.

  • Curious George

    I don’t really like Newt anymore than I like Bama but it really takes a class act to openly insult the guy’s wife.

    • drax

      I don’t like his wife either.

      • SomeGuy

        I agree with drax; not a big fan of Obama’s wife.

        • SomeGuy

          …but I also won’t insult her (Mrs. Obama) the way some folks here are taking shots at Newt’s wife.

          • smartarse

            which one(s)?

          • SomeGuy

            None. I was just kidding. Everyone’s being really nice.

          • smartarse

            I meant which of his wives, silly. In any case if he gets the nomination I am sure he can always swap her over to whatever the focus groups come up with as a more approriate wife. stop worrying!

  • Steamboat Willie

    Oh the horror that Calista finds herself in the crosshairs for Internet criticism. We’re talking about a woman who willfully helped wreck Newt’s second marriage when she was a young Hill staffer engaged in an adulterous affair with a powerful politician.

    Now she gets “credit” for converting her husband to her Catholic perspective? Spare me the false umbrage. She’s no saint.

    • SomeGuy

      No one said the woman was a saint. And no one expressed horror. I think the expression was about a lack of class.

      • Steamboat Willie

        It lacks class (whatever that tired and abused term means) to criticize a homewrecking gold digger who is a potential first lady?

        Is there a manual available?

        • notthat steve

          only automatic I’m afraid

      • Pablo

        Bumper sticker needed:
        Callista for First Lady, Second (?) Mistress, Third Wife.

  • The Angler

    I love it how folks will rail on Newt’s wife yet will also idolize/forgive Clinton for getting a Lewinsky. You are all blinded by blue, or blinded by red. Ridiculous.

    • drax

      I don’t idolize/forgive Clinton for getting a Lewinsky. Don’t go assuming what I think, chump.

      • The Angler

        Gee, did I direct the comment at you? I don’t see that direction. Yet you seem to think it is. I wonder why…….

  • Arl-non-dependent

    I think Newt is a good candidate. I don’t give a thought about his wife; but if I did, I’d probably conclude that she couldn’t do a worse job as president than the current one.

    Then again, I didn’t hate Jennifer Flowers either.

    • Juanita de Talmas

      You lost me after the first sentence.

      • HughJassPhD

        Sounds like a personal problem.

  • Failed Again

    They should move the venue to the failed Artisphere.

  • Arl-non-dependent

    I suspect you were lost long before that. Marry Christmas to you.

    • Newt

      Nice freudian slip there arl-non-etc-and-so-on!
      – I’ll Marry each and every Christmas from now on

  • Skeptical

    Somehow, the Arlington Republicans got my phone number and I got a robocall from “Ben” inviting me to this. Gesu Maria. These people are desperate.


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