President 2012: Newt Gingrich – Really?
Besides George Will’s comments above and the fact that the Democrat’s salivate when mentioning Newt Gingrich as the Republican nominee, there is this sobering piece from Jennifer Rubin.
Some conservatives seem to have taken leave of their senses and/or developed a bad case of amnesia when it comes to Newt Gingrich. He’s credited with “leading the conservative movement for 25 years.” (Really? After he was booted from the speakership, what did he do to further conservative values and causes?) He’s labeled as a conviction conservative. (Really? Was hawking Freddie Mac and ethanol subsidies a pro-conservative or a pro-Newt endeavor?) He’s credited with grand accomplishments as speaker of the House. (Really? He lost the government-shutdown standoff to Bill Clinton and lambasted conservatives who objected to his penchant for excessive compromise.) He’s more mature and sober. they say. (Really? Attacking Rep. Paul Ryan for “rightwing social engineering” wasn’t exactly a responsible move.)
I really don’t think that Newt can be considered as a viable candidate.
It looks to me that the GOP should just get it over with and nominate Mitt Romney – RomneyCare and Flip Flop warts and all.
At least with Mitt, you know what you are getting…..
Flap, it’s so humorous and entertaining to watch a bunch of liberal progressives ( I put progressive in there to cover Will) give us their opinion on the leading Republican candidate. Actually, the only candidate who can utterly decimate the Liar in Chief in the Presidential Debates is Newt. Romney would just be a replay of GWBush, a Big Government Republican.. Newt will shake up this government like no other person in this country can do. I’m ready for that.