How hardcore is Newt Gingrich? So hardcore that since last summer, he's been campaigning on an injured foot. He tore his right Achilles tendon last summer.
“For a guy who’s not known for being in shape, he’s physically tough,” says Joe DeSantis, one of Gingrich’s senior advisers. “He’ll walk miles. He’s been walking around with this torn tendon. It probably needs surgery, and he’s just walking around with it. Why? Because he won’t take time off. And he still carries his own bags. He won’t let other people help him.”
Newt's love of country is raw and real. This proves it.