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.
This young woman surely has a reservoir of personal hatred for an American Citizen, former Speaker of the House, author, professor, accomplished conservative and Constitutional scholar.
She is entitled to an opinion - it would help if her article was based on facts and not plagiarized propaganda.
If I had been home, I might have hurt myself LOL’ing. Had to stifle but that still hurt a little.
I met Meghan McCain once.
There was this guy standing next to her saying “in...out, in...out” over and over, in a low voice.
After this went on for some time, I finally asked the guy “Why do you keep repeating “in...out, in...out”.
He replied, “It’s my job to remind the imbecile to breathe.”.
Is this cover for real? Seriously? Did she really do this?
It was Gingrich’s debate performance and only his debate performance. He won SC because of the debate and will lose FL because of his debate performance. He needs to hit a homerun on 22 February. It is expected that he is great in debates and must prove that. That is quite frankly the bottom line.
What’s next-my mommy should pay more in taxes?
She is supremely stupid. Drop out after 4 states?? Please.
What is the delegate count?
I agree, but people have been yelling from the rafters that Santorum drop out and it is the same situation....4 states. Let the entire country have their say.
It takes a sharp eye to detect satire these days. Don’t it?
Long and arduous primary process? Mitt has proven he’s the best contender?
We’ve been through exactly two primaries and one caucus. Romney has one victory and that was in (one of) his home state(s).
Ms. McCain’s Columbia degree is evidence that Obama having a Columbia degree proves nothing on the intelligence front.
I totally agree, and I have said so on a few threads on THAT subject too
The right wing of the party might have fought tooth and nail against Romney
Lil Miss Meghan,
When Rep Duncan Hunter mentioned the “Kennedy wing of the Republican Party” during a debate in 2008, referring to your father John McCain and Williard Mitt Romney, he was standing in the gap for the Conservatives and warning us against the enemies of the future TEA Party members..
Duncan went to great lengths to lay down his life once again for his country, as he did when he fought in Nam as a US soldier..
Romney knows nothing of standing up for this country...
Hes a 2 time draft dodger and has riden on the backs of others all his life...
While Duncan sacrificed his time, money, reputation and oppotunity to be POTUS to fight against that Kennedy delegation who had gotten themselves highly placed in American politics through the Republican Party...
Willie Mitty Romney is a coward and a white and delightsome Obama who will stop at nothing to defeat our form of government as a Republic...
Attacking Newt like a mad dog and wildly accusing him of actions already explained fully and often as lies from Newt’s past political enemies are not the way Reagan operated...
Reagan held the truth in high esteem...
Romney knows no truth...
Reagan was loyal to his friends and the Republican Party...
Romney is out for himself as the delusional “one mighty and strong” even if he has to set his Danite cutthroats after Newt in order to eliminate him from the path of Romney’s imagined future glory...
President Obama will only have to continue to reference Gingrich in his attacks against Romney
No dear thats another “where youre wrong”
President Obama will only have to continue to reference ROMNEYCARE in his attacks against Romney
Why on earth does this woman think that ANYONE should give a rat’s anus who SHE endorses for ANYTHING?
I mean... sheesh, talk about sticking around for YEARS after your 15 minutes of... oh, well, I was going to say “fame,” but she doesn’t even deserve THAT.
I’m holding out to see who the Clinton’s dog endorses.
Heck, at the rate the Republican party is headed down the RINO crapper, Meghan might BE the nominee in a few election cycles...
OK, here's the most glaring inaccuracy from the beginning of her piece:
but after a long and arduous primary process...
After two primaries and one caucus are complete, and with three different winners in each of them, Meaghan the Mensa Reject declares not only that the process has been long and arduous, but that it's over and her daddy's protege is the rightful heir to the Republican nomination. Go have a box of Twinkies, Meaghan; and STFU.
In the end, the Republican primary is about who will beat Barack Obama and who we want to beat Barack Obama. Before you decide, watch the video. And consider, what else don’t we know?
I love that story!!
Ode to the Grand Olde Party, and their BFF, the Obamanator.
When Newt or Paul rocks the GOP Establishment Boat,
The GOP oarsmen pull knives from their boots.
The hacking and slashing puts extreme fighting to shame,
Never, no NEVER rock the GOP Establishment Boat!
The GOP cannot win elections, by choice of their suits,
A RINO Nominee is a Democrat, - - - - one and the same.
Two Party as One Party is what they adore.
Never give voters a choice, ( or politicians
Are out of life-time jobs, - - forever more).
As we pay our bills holding our noses as we vote,
The Obamanator holds his cold, steel knife
To Americas throat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .
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