Thursday, May 19, 2011

Newt Gingrich - A Loser By Any Other Name

If you ever wanted to know how to lose a presidential campaign before it has even begun, look no further than Newt Gingrich. The GOP primaries have not even begun and Newt Gingrich has basically imploded before he has even started to seriously campaign.

Before even announcing his candidacy Gingrich inflicted several wounds upon himself.  First, there was that nonsense about shrugging off conservative purists. Then there was his pig headed support of uber RINO Dede Scozzafava.  Finally, the was his asinine excuse for his infidelity.

If that was not enough to sink his ship, Newt has decided that more damage was in order and has now inflicted his most fatal wound with his brain dead comment about Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare being social engineering.

After hearing this absolute foolishness, conservatives were swift and brutal in their rebuke of Newt and rightfully so. Newt's statement is just the kind of thing that Obama will use to defend his pitiful record on failing to tame the deficit. The backlash against Newt seems unabated. Even Paul Ryan gave Newt a slap.  Newt exacerbates the problem by trying to backpedal and apologize

Newt made this mistake because he is still working off the 2008 play book.  In that play book, slapping the principled members of your party to gain traction with fickle independents was the way to go.  However in 2011, fickle independents are not driving the bus, sound commonsense fiscally conservative principles are.

Newt is a loser plain and simple. Watching Newt trying to spin and spin and spin his way out of his self inflicted wound should send shivers down every Republican's back.  This is because this is exactly how Newt would handle himself against the onslaught Obama and the left have in store for whomever the GOP nominee will be.  It is a losing position because any candidate who has to take the time to spin their own words, isn't spending time hammering Obama and getting out the conservative message. Since Newt is now stuck in this spinning position, his candidacy is effectively dead.

When that gay rights activist doused Newt with glitter, he really should have used dirt, because Newt's presidential hopes are dead and buried.

Via: The Right Scoop
Via: The Blaze
Via: The Last Tradition
Via: The Atlantic


Kartman said...

You are so right. I thought he was smarter than that. He is done and his spinning will not help. I like Cain.

GW said...

You can add to the list of his sins the full throated support of ethanol subsidies. Honestly, Newt is in the wrong primary.

Black Man said...

I don't really like Newt. But he is a pragmatist. He understands he doesn't stand a chance if he embraces a far-right agenda.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't voting for him anyway but it sure looks like Newt's campaign will never get off the ground.

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1389 said...

Herman Cain IS running for President!

Craft for Cash said...

It's good that Paul Ryan is still attacking Gingrich. It's a sign of the times that there are internecin¬e battles within the GOP, even as far as the candidates are concerned. This is an example of standing aside as they slash each other. They might not defeat one another, yet the time consumed, the money used, the political capital wasted and the spectacle created are all victories for the Democrats in the country.

Berit said...

Where are you? Miss your postings!
Hope everything is OK

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