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Jan

Newt Gingrich doesn’t have the ‘eye of the tiger’

Creative Commons image courtesy Gage Skidmore.

As much as Newt Gingrich’s campaign may feel like the red corner of a heavyweight boxing match, it certainly doesn’t sound like one - at least not to Frank Sullivan, guitarist for the 1980s rock group Survivor

Sullivan filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Gingrich for the candidate’s use of Survivor's hit song, “Eye of the Tiger,” at campaign events, the Chicago Tribune reported. The double platinum single became famous for its use during Rocky Balboa’s training montages in Rocky III.

The GOP presidential hopeful allegedly used the song without authorization, according to Rolling Stone. Sullivan is seeking an injunction forcing Gingrich to stop playing it at public events. 

The legal action came on the eve of the Florida primary, in which analysts give Mitt Romney a 97 percent chance of victory.

If the analysts are correct, it appears Gingrich will have to do more to rise up to the challenge of his rival - just perhaps without his favorite entrance music. 

By David Uberti


18

Jan

pewresearch:

Last week, Mitt Romney received the most negative coverage of the Republican candidates for president.

pewresearch:

Last week, Mitt Romney received the most negative coverage of the Republican candidates for president.

17

Jan

Who won Monday night's S.C. debate?

The Washington Post touts its ‘winners and losers’ from Monday night’s Republican presidential debate, hosted in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Check out what “The Fix” had to say…