Archive for Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gingrich to speak at Dole Institute on Wednesday

November 3, 2009


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak Wednesday evening at the Dole Institute of Politics as the inaugural Robert J. Dole Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Gingrich will deliver a speech “Tripartisan Solutions for the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. at the institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, on Kansas University’s West Campus.

Following the speech, the Republican first elected to Congress from his Georgia district in 1978 who served as speaker from 1995 to 1999 will participate in a question and answer session.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Noweigh 8 years, 2 months ago

Agreed consumer1...Always interesting to see those who support a "liberal education" reject listening to opposing points of view.

stuckinthemiddle 8 years, 2 months ago

so... both you guys will be there, right?


stuckinthemiddle 8 years, 2 months ago


who's pigeon holing here...?

I'll pass on being around any of the blow hards... Newt... the protesters... you... because... you'll be there... right?


stuckinthemiddle 8 years, 2 months ago

damn... for not being one of the elite you certainly seem to know a lot about everyone else... and... you're pretty opinionated for someone who thinks others are so extreme...

and of course... I knew you weren't going...

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 2 months ago

we have palin speaking here in salina.

aaah.... the diversity of the sunflower state. its liberating i tell ya.

beawolf 8 years, 2 months ago

Consumer1 and noweigh,

I'm pretty certain there will be more liberals in attendance than conservatives. I, for one (a liberal), will be there. I enjoy intellectual dialogue, thoughts and ideas that may be opposite of mine. I'm always open to creative discussions, which unfortunately is not a conservative viewpoint.

Shane Garrett 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow, I just noticed there were 144 comments on the I am a stripper blog. Looks like that is where all the action is.

Jimo 8 years, 2 months ago

Praising Reagan every other sentence and using fancy 7th grade words isn't going to erase the damage Gingrich has done to his brand over the years by wavering on core issues and teaming up with some of the Left's biggest clowns. Keep this radical leftwing extremist away. He couldn't get elected dog catcher in today's GOP.

pace 8 years, 2 months ago

So lets get this right, people should go to listen to this politico to prove they are open minded. I am not interested in this guy, nor do I ever think what ever anyone does will prove much to your panting 'people should pay attention to this guy" crowd . I have real things I need to do rather than prove how open I am to a has been's bleating. Politics like that just aren't good answers. Give me plans, give me information. If it isn't good enough to make the papers then his important message will be lost. No hypocrasy, no hate either. I am more interested in actions than stumps.

nbnozzy 8 years, 2 months ago

I will be there tonight. As a moderate Republican, I generally like what he has to say. He speaks calmly and succinct. Should be very informative. Hoping the politcal nuts on whatever side of the spectrum stay outside and don't interrupt my evening of possibly learning more about our government.

WilburM 8 years, 2 months ago

Followup to nbnozzy -- Great perspective. I don't agree with NG on most stuff, but he waged a brilliant campaign to take control of hte House after 40 years of D control (way too long for any party), and he understands that Rs can't win with just the far-right 20%. He endorsed the R (who later dropped out) in the NY 23 race, where the conservative far right (and inarticulate) candidate was supported by Palin et al, and lost to a Dem. The first loss for a Republican in that seat since the Party was formed in the 1850s.

Gingrich will be thought-provoking, unconventional and some fun. You can do a lot worse in politics.

nbnozzy 8 years, 2 months ago


What I like about Gringrich is he throws in the past (where we've been) with the present (where we are) and also the future (where we're likely to go) when he speaks. He often says "I think" or "in my opinion" when talking letting the listener know he is giving opinions and not necessarily trying to persuade them. When he is 100% sure of an issue he relates statistics and cites sources. That's where I give the man credibility. I don't think of him as one of the blow hards who is making a career out of using the lecture circuit for self promotion. He talks of "America" and what we should do to preserve the constitution and those who wish to change or destroy it.

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