Indecision 2012 - The Freaker of the Spouse - Newt Gingrich's Negotiation Skills

  • Aired:  01/19/12
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John Oliver reports from Charleston, SC, on how Newt Gingrich can use his second ex-wife's open-marriage bombshell to his advantage. (2:45)

INVISIBLE.

WELL, WE COULD GO ON LIKE

THIS ALL DAY.

FOR MORE ON THE NEWT

GINGRICH OPEN MARRIAGE

CORRESPONDENT-- BOMBSHELL WE

TURN TO JOHN OLIVER.

JOHN, THIS NEWS, IT'S REALLY

BAD TIME, THE NEW BREAKS

JUST AS GINGRICH WAS GAINING

MOMENTUM IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

DOES THIS PUT A STOP TO

GINGRICH'S MOMENTUM.

>> NOT AT ALL, JON.

THIS IS A PERSONAL ISSUE,

NOBODY CARES ABOUT THIS.

>> Jon: NO IT'S ABOUT THE

HYPOCRISY, JOHN.

LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

LOOK AT THIS.

>> WE SHOULD REESTABLISH THE

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY.

>> SAFEGUARD THE SANCTITY OF

MARRIAGE.

>> THE REPUBLICAN COMMITMENT

TO THE VALUES OF THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

>> I THINK THAT FOR MOST

AMERICANS, DEFENDING

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IS A

LEGITIMATE PART OF THEIR

VALUE SYSTEM.

>> Jon: YOU DON'T THINK THAT

THAT HURTS SOMEONE WHO

PORTRAYS THEMSELVES AS A

CHAMPION OF TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE?

>> JON WHAT COULD BE MORE

TRADITIONAL THAN THE

ARRANGEMENT THAT GINGRICH

PROPOSED.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, JON,

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HAVE

MEANT POWERFUL MEN DOING

WHATEVER THE [BLEEP] THEY

WANT, WHENEVER THE [BLEEP]

THEY WANT TO.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW THIS WILL

DEFINITELY HURT HIM IN THE

STATE OF FLORIDA WHICH IS

NEXT F BOCA IS ANY

INDICATION THAT PLACE IS A

HOT BED OF AGGRIEVED FIRST

WIVES.

>> AGAIN, AGAIN, ARE YOU

WRONG, JON, YOU'RE SIMPLY

WRONG, GINGRICH CAN SIMPLY

MAKE THE CASE, DON'T LOOK AT

WHAT I DID, LOOK AT THE

SKILL IT TOOK ME TO DO IT.

WITH WASHINGTON HOPELESSLY

GRIDLOCK HE REQUEST SELL HIS

AUDACITY AS A NEGOTIATING

STRENGTH.

DOW REALLY THINK THE CHINESE

WANT TO GO TOE-TO-TOE ON

DEBT NEGOTIATIONS WITH A GUY

WHO TRIED TO GET HIS

RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WIFE TO

SWING?

NO WAY!

THE CHINESE DON'T STAND A

CHANCE IN THOSE TALK, JON.

THEIR CULTURE IS BASED ON

SHAME AND NEWT GINGRICH HAS

NON.

>> Jon: I SEE.

YOU REALLY BELIEVE-- CHERS

PLAUS.

>> Jon: YOU REALLY BELIEVE

HE CAN USE THIS NEWS TO HIS

ADVANTAGE.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

LOOK AT THE FACTS.

THIS EMOTIONALLY AND

PHYSICALLY REPUGNANT MAN.

>> Jon: OF COURSE.

>> WHO ON HIS BEST DAY

PLACES IN A QUITE SCHRUTE

LOOK ALIKE CONTEST, AND WHO

ON HIS WORST DAY RAMPAGES

THROUGH THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

HAS SOMEHOW, JON, SOMEHOW

LIKE A JUDO MASTER CHANNELED

HIS WEAKNESSES INTO

STRENGTHS.

AND HAS BEEN CUTTING A

[BLEEP] PATH THROUGH AMERICA.

>> AND SO IT IS YOUR

ESTIMATION NO DAMAGE HE

EMBRACES THIS.

>> AND THAT IS CERTAINLY

TRUE IF HIS NEW CAMPAIGN

SHOWS ANY INDICATION.

HE'S ALREADY DONE T JON.

HE'S ALREADY THERE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JON,

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