What is being called a Hillary moment" is Newt Gingrich crying when he recalls his mother. Did that help him or hinder him? It probably helped him in front of the crowd of conservative Republican Iowa mothers, but it probably hurt him as it did hurt Hillary in 2008 on a national level.
We need strength in leadership, and a guy who can't get passed his mother is not showing leadership. I saw the video, and I have to say it did not look sincere. Newt Gingrich did receive applause, but he will be ripped apart on the late night talk shows such as Jay Leno and David Letterman.
Quite honestly, I am ready to rip into him. You do not use your mother to gain you votes or support. It's just not done. I'm not saying there is not a time to cry publically. I remember Joe Biden crying when he talked about the death of his first wife. What is the difference? Biden's tears were believable. You watch the video of Newt Gingrich and see if you find his tears credible.