Indecision 2012 - The Great Right Hope - Newt Gingrich

  • Aired:  12/15/11
  •  | Views: 157,289

Voters test drove everybody from Bachmann to Perry in increased desperation, but it appears that their ride has arrived. (4:01)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW, MY NAME IS JON

STEWART.

OH, WE GOT ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT, ONE MATTHEW DAMON

WILL BE JOINING US ON THE

PROGRAM TONIGHT, A

WELL-KNOWN ACTOR.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: FIRST LET'S BEGIN ON

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH

INDECISION 2012, THE GREAT

WHITE HOPE.

AS YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS ARE

WORKING OVERTIME TO KEEP

THEMSELVES FROM HAVING TO

SPEND NEXT FALL WITH A MITT

ROMNEY SIGN ON THEIR LAWN.

THEY'LL DO ANYTHING TO AVOID

THAT HONEY, THEY STOLE OUR

ROMNEY SIGN.

NO, THAT WAS ME, I JUST PUT

IT AWAY.

(LAUGHTER)

VOTERS HAVE TEST-DRIVEN

EVERYBODY FROM BACHMANN TO

PERRY IN INCREASED

DESPERATION.

OVER THE FIRST VOTE FINALLY

IN SIGHT, IT APPEARS THAT

THE RIDE MAY HAVE ARRIVED.

THE FORM OF A WHITE 1994

CHEVY CAPRICIOUS.

>> WE ARE JUST WEEKS AWAY

FROM THE IOWA CAUCUSES AND

NEWT GINGRICH HAS RISEN TO

THE TOP.

>> ACCORDING TO ONE NEW

NATIONAL POLL, "THE WALL

STREET JOURNAL" POLL PUTS

GINGRICH AHEAD BY 17%.

>> VERY HARD NOT TO LOOK AT

THE RECENTLY POLLS AND THINK

THAT THE ODDS ARE VERY HIGH

I'M GOING TO BE THE NOMINEE

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: WOW.

YES, IT APPEARS THAT NEWT

GINGRICH WILL BE THE

NAH-MINY EVEN IF HE BELIEVES

IT RHYMES WITH HOW MANY INY.

I WOULD SAY TONIGHT TO THE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS,

DON'T DO THIS.

SERIOUSLY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: I KNOW YOU'RE MAD.

I KNOW YOU'RE MAD-- ER THAN

USUAL.

COUNTRY IS BEING RUN BY A

FOR EARN-BORN HAWAIIAN.

(LAUGHTER)

-- BY A FOREIGN-BORN

HAWAIIAN, RADICAL CHRISTIAN

MUSLIM, SOCIALIST WHO IS IN

THE POCKET OF WALL STREET

AND SOMETIMES NEWT GINGRICH

CAN SOUND LIKE THE ANSWER.

>> WELL, I WOULD FOLLOW THE

REAGAN PLAY BOOK.

I'M AN IDEALIST, A RO MAM

MAM-- ROMANTIC AND PERMANENT

OPT TEST AND THAT IS THE

AMERICAN TRA DISMINGTS HOW

CAN YOU HAVE JUDGEMENT IF

YOU HAVE NO FAITH AND HOW I

CAN TRUST WITH YOU POWER IF

YOU DON'T PRAY.

>> Jon: SO HERE'S THE THING,

HE'S NOT-- HE'S MORE LIKE A

NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING

OFINE RAND KICKING JIMMY

CARTER IN THE BALLS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: RIGHT IN THE

FOUNTAIN HEADS.

LISTEN, REAGAN HAD A CERTAIN

CHARM AND GENTILITY.

GINGRICH IS LIKE WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN IF REAGAN HAD BEEN

ABANDONED AS A CHILD AND

RAISED BY A FAMILY OF

CACTUSES.

>> THERE IS A GAY AND

SECULAR FASCISM IN THIS

COUNTRY THAT WANTS TO O

IMPOSE ITS WILL ON THE REST

OF US.

>> THE SECULAR AGENDA

CLEARLY IS AN AMERICAN

FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT THAN

AMERICA HAS BEEN FOR THE

LAST 400 YEARS.

>> ONE OF THE GREAT

TRAGEDIES OF THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, --

>> THE MORE SUCCESSFUL THEY

HAVE BEEN AT INTERCEPTING

AND STOPPING BAD GUYS, THE

LESS PROOF THERE IS THAT

WE'RE IN DANGER.

>> IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY

SHOULD EVERY ONCE AND A

WHILE ALLOW AN ATTACK TO GET

THROUGH TO REMIND US.

THINK ABOUT THIS, THINK

ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, THE

CRAZIEST THING ABOUT THAT

CLIP IS NOT EVEN GINGRICH

SUGGESTING THE OCCASIONAL

TERRORIST ATTACK, WOULD BE A

USEFUL REMINDER, A POST-IT

NOTE, IF YOU WILL, BUT THAT

WHEN THE AUDIENCE ATTEMPTS

TO LAUGH UNCOMFORTABLY AT

HIS COMMENT, HIS IMMEDIATE

INSTINCT IS TO GO NO, NO, NO,

NO-- [BLEEP] SERIOUS HERE.

(LAUGHTER)

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