Skip to comments.Meghan McCain on Why Newt Gingrich Should Quit After Florida Primary ("Daddy, make bad man leave!")
Posted on 01/31/2012 6:13:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Today is the day of the Florida primary, and it will most likely be the day that Mitt Romney clinches the 2012 Republican nomination for president. I admit that I have a terrible track record of predicting the outcome of elections, but I think its pretty safe to say Romney is going to win Florida. The most recent Rasmussen poll has him leading Gingrich by 16 points. The right wing of the party might have fought tooth and nail against Romney, but after a long and arduous primary process, he has now proven that he is in fact the strongest contender we have to run against President Obama.
But somehow, Newt didn't get that memo. This week, Gingrich announced that even if he loses Florida, he vows to stay in the race until the Republican National Convention this summer. I know that I have made quite clear my feelings toward Gingrich, and I have publicly endorsed Romney as my choice for the nominee a long time ago ... but what exactly is Newt Gingrich thinking this time?!? For a man who waxes poetic about the good of the Republican Party and selflessness and leadership, he is now vowing to put his own personal interests and ego in front of everything else.
When Gingrich loses Floridaa winner-take-all statehe will be trailing Romney badly. And Romney will be well on his way to winning Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Arizona, and a large number of electoral votes left on March 6, Super Tuesdayriding high on the momentum from Florida. If Gingrich continues to stay in the race until the convention, the result will be an embarrassing bloodbath that will split the Republican Party in two. He will be giving Democrats time and ammunition. President Obama will only have to continue to reference Gingrich in his attacks against Romney.
Do you want to know what real pious baloney is? Gingrich prolonging his campaign until the convention simply for self-serving purposes. Never mind the hypocrisy that he considers himself a Washington outsider even though he spent almost 30 years in Congress. Never mind the fact that Gingrich was ousted in 1998 as speaker of the House because of ethics violations and was forced to pay a $300,000 fine. Never mind the fact that Gingrich worked as a historian for Freddie Mac and was paid a reported $1.6 million for his advising. In my world, you dont get to call yourself a Washington outsider if you have done all of those things. But hey, I think its fair to say Gingrich and I dont live in the same world.
There is something particularly desperate about Gingrich vowing to stay in the race until the convention. When he's up in the polls, he claims the voters are exercising their democratic rights. When he's down, he says voters are having the party establishment forced down their throats. You see, Republicans, its Gingrichs world, and apparently we all have to be subjected to it. Gingrich is an avid lover and student of history, yet with all of his knowledgeand despite what you think about him, Gingrich is a very smart manhe still doesnt want to see the writing on the wall and concede defeat after Florida.
If Gingrich loses Florida and doesnt concede sometime soon after, he doesnt get to publicly cry that he is selfless and fighting for the Reagan Republicans and the honor of the party. He doesnt get to act like he is fighting some noble cause. Gingrich was never meant to make it this far. I personally never believed he was entirely serious about running until he started winning. He mounted a surprisingly lengthy campaign, but did he really expect to emerge as the Republican nominee? After today, what scenario can he logically present that leads him on a path to beating Romney and becoming the GOP nominee?
Tonight is really a time for him to start thinking of the greater good of the party and maybe start petitioning for a position in Romneys cabinet. At the end of the day, all that matters is what Republican voters want. There is no prize for second place. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Gingrich will leave the Republican race with an honorable exit. In classic Gingrich fashion, he's probably going to make sure he wreaks as much havoc and drama as possible.
MEMO TO MEGHAN: It was your idiot father’s endorsement of Mitt Romney that pushed Newt over the top in South Carolina. Therefore, it was your daddy who insured that Newt would be in this for the long haul.
Insert 'facepalm' image of your choice right here...
how she so loves Romney in order to push her queer cross dressing agenda.
PISS OFF MCCAIN
She becomes a republican back in 2008 and now thinks she is the speaker for the party
she can have the party I’m done with the GOP, if there is a third party I’ll vote for that
Why do you bother posting this? I’m not going to read it, and I doubt if anyone on FR really gives a rodent’s rectum what that skank says or thinks.
The reason the MSM carries her stuff — the ONLY reason they carry it — is because they know Conservatives scream and bang their heads against the wall whenever that fat tramp opens her uneducated and grossly stupid mouth.
Ignore the bimbo and maybe she’ll go away. FAR AWAY.
-—The right wing of the party might have fought tooth and nail against Romney——
Why would they do that, if Romney was “right wing”?
I’ll go with the right wing, as opposed to “whatever” is supporting Romney.
My guess is because there is no Democratic primaries we have Democrats coming over to the Republican primaries to vote for the weak RINO to make it easier for the guy your dad virtually endorsed in 2008 with all his kind words
Just another indication that for Patriots, it’s Newt or Neutered.
If Gingrich can make it to April 3rd he has 155 delegates that he can pick up in Texas because no Texan in their right mind would ever vote for that liberal Mitt.
where the hell did all these ‘polls’ come from that show a swing of 30% in 4 days?
Gingrich was winning last week in Florida, and suddenly- on the basis of WHAT (??) Romney is ahead?
are geezers in Floriduh that stupid?
She is supremely stupid. Drop out after 4 states?? Please.
What is the delegate count?
She attended Columbia University, where she “earned” her bachelor’s degree in art history. Wonder who took her tests and completed her homework? If you’ve ever listened to her for more than 10 seconds, you know it wasn’t her.
Romney was supposedly ahead by 11% in South Carolina too
The only reason the McCains are interested in running Romney, is because it would make the McCain loss to Obama look not so bad.....
I don’t think she even writes these articles without a lot of help. Too many 3 syllable words she could never spell or understand.
If it were not for this board, I would have no idea who M Mc is, that she even exists.
However, being a daily reader, I do know that.
It cannot be un-known.
Always critical to know where the “pie-eating Paris Hilton” weighs in on any given topic.
This is an example of why I will not vote for Romney if he is the nominee...
I voted McCain over Obama and McCains are still around making me sick even though he lost.
And I got to be sick knowing I voted for that jerk.
Why would I do that to myself again with Romney?
With God as my witness - I Will Not!
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