Skip to comments.When will Brit Hume make it official and endorse Mitt Romney?
Posted on 01/22/2012 2:20:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
When will Brit Hume make it official and endorse Mitt Romney?
Or is he more effective behind the Fox News Network banner being "Fair and Balanced?"
Just as Fox News was about to sign off last night, Brit Hume listed the positives and negatives of the 4 candidates [Newts negatives are high].
After reporting those "intensity numbers," Brit Hume closed the show by saying [paraphrased] "Every GOP candidate, up and down the ticket, running for election in 2012, will do everything in their power to make sure Newt Gingrich isnt the nominee."
That is how Brit Hume chose to close Fox New's reporting of a BIG Gringrich sweep of South Carolina -- on the eve of a Gingrich-Romney battle, as the campaigns move into Florida looking for campaign money and votes to keep battling forward.
Do you think Brit Hume's comments will give donors pause? Depress Newt's electability? I found it appalling. But not surprising -- especially in light of their treatment of the GOP Primary field to date.
Is it Hume's decades old association with the Beltway Establishment GOP?
I still remember the night Bill Clinton won and Bob Dole lost. We all felt the stuffings had been knocked out of us. Brit Hume was the physical, on-the-air embodiment of our feelings.
Now he is the embodiment of Fox News taking out every candidate but the chosen one, Mitt Romney.
It is difficult to find any news outlet - Printed, Online, Cable or Network that isn't controlled by and staffed with Establishment GOP supporters. And there are those Talk Radio personalities in the tank for Mitt too -- but of course they have not endorsed him, yet.
I wish they would just SAY it because it is totally INSULTING that they think we don't know.
he damn well should
he was pathetic tonight with that congressional poll
can i take it you are now with us hon?
i hope so and i thought your boy bowed out very very graciuosly...my wife teared up a bit
Brit and his like are rich know it alls who have never associated with real people.. there were 3 candidates who spoke to the average person in this campaign,, Cain, Perry and Gingrich.. I really don’t know who this Romney guy is.. he and his people tried to convince me with 40 damn robo phone calls in the last two weeks(most smearing Gingrich) but it didn’t work it just pissed me off
If by “my boy” you are talking about the Gov. of Texas, you need to clean up your act. There were no “tears” only sad regret that he didn’t “catch fire” (though I was pleased to hear Gingrich echo much of Perry’s platform in his victory speech last night).
Rick Perry gave Newt the lifeline he needed with the evangelical vote in SC. Rick Perry also worked to get everyone onto the VA ballot but that was torpedoed by VA (whose governor endorsed Romney to help him with the SC vote).
I quit watching faux news about 3 years ago. But after Thursdays debate I wandered by there and saw Hume being interviewed.
I always thought he was one of the bright spots on that network. Calm, dispassionate, reasoning.
This night I thought he was a methhead the way he was supporting Romney. His fast speech and body language was like nothing I’d ever seen from him.
Not just the RNC but the media is scared to death of Newt, I think. They are seeing the end of a era and they are panicking. Thank the internet.
After Perrys withdrawal, his team worked hard for Gingrich
The only thing the Romney love fest on Fox has done for me is make me shut off the TV. (It was that or hurl.)
Perry is all class and his heartfelt endorsement and the timing of the endorsement was huge to the cause and not to be forgotten..
Why can’t a commentator, who isn’t a reporter, give an opinion that isn’t happiness and joy?
It seems like every other post about Gingrich is that ‘the establishment’ is against him. Isn’t that what Hume is saying? Who is more establishment than those trying to curry favor with their party?
Who should be giving these kinds of opinions, only fans of the politicians they’re reporting on?
Whenever someone on MSNBC says something nice about Obama we are all over them. Are we only mad that we don’t also have cheerleaders, or are we looking for people who will tell the truth?
When we, who aren’t involved in Washington, say the establishment are against Gingrich, I guess we’re ‘speaking truth to power.’ When someone who actually reports on and knows the folks involved in Washington says it, he’s a hater.
P.S. Whatever my disagreements with you, CW, I wanted to repeat once again that you are a class act. You took a lot of heat for supporting Gov. Perry yet you provided a ton of info on him and positive support for him, as opposed to the tearing-down of other candidates.
Hume dumps on Gingrich everytime he’s on camera.. be nice if just one Fox News commentator wasn’t in the tank for Romney.. Gingrich is treated by Fox News like any Republican is on MSNBC and it’s getting old really fast
good lord lady....i was being kind to you and genuinely conciliatory about Perry dropping out....and my wife was touched by it all
i know u adored Perry
sorry for bugging you....dont worry...wont happen again
geez....were u born in Texas
Fox News always bragged about being fair and balanced......that’s BS!
fox has been in the tank for Romney since this race began. Windbags such as Krauthammer, Hume, Williams et al are just that .....windbags. Fox not worth watching.
RicK Perry and Newt Gingrich are Americans to be proud of.
Brit Hume's behavior is cowardly.
Here's one account of his son's death on Free Republic: There are over 100 reasons to support President Bush and oppose the Clintons' return to power...
There is something there vis-a-vis Gingrich and Paxon that has not been delineated.
The Republic faces an existential threat with a rabid traitor in the White House.
Yet we have the same tens of thousands of shrieking fairies and carping harpies of the media in a swarming buzz for the Romnoid.
As though their very jobs, egos, homes depended upon it.
There once was a nation born of a struggle where its founders put their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor on the line.
The likes of the Humes and Cavutos would know nothing of that.
Group Juan “ Deer in the Headlights” Williams right along with Hume.
I must say I love Britt, but WAS appalled at his negativity about Newt....
I made my first donation to newt last night
“They are seeing the end of a era and they are panicking.”
They’re seeing the end of their gravy train.
Newt Gingrich says he will change how Washington works. One of those things is devolving power from the nation’s capital, away from Federal responsibility and back to the States. Gov.Perry will be deeply involved with that project.
Of those not devolving to the States, we can expect to see a lot of Federal departments disappearing altogether or being considerably downsized and folded into another department.
Shrinking the size of the Federal government and reducing its outrageous expense is something Gingrich has spoken about for years.
I truly hope we have the chance to see this happen. The last four years with Obama in the White House have been like a wide-awake nightmare.
His duty doesn’t smell and it comes out in pretty pink packages. Hume, STFU you POS!
I just listened to Newt Gingrich’s entire acceptance speech.
I think it was Brit Hume who said it was about 10 minutes too long (could have been some other Fox “star”).
What bothered Hume?... Maybe all that good stuff Newt said in the last half about the 10th Amendment and Rick Perry and the governors and returning power to the states......and energy independence and.....
Moreover, Newt has a well-earned reputation as a brilliant but undisciplined and at times erratic egomaniac. There are former GOP House members who still seethe over Newt's reckless conduct as Speaker. Even now, if one pays attention, Newt's grandiosity surfaces from times to time.
Nevertheless, Newt is in contention because Romney -- despite fine personal qualities and great business success -- has proved unable to close the sale with the GOP base. Romney at times seems as politically clueless as a first time candidate running for city council in a small town in Mississippi.
Establishment candidates with a record of personal success are often like that. They act as if they think that with more money than the other guys and a superior product -- themselves -- success in an election is certain, just as their friends and hangers on insist.
Newt needs to get SS protection, yesterday.
I just love the backlash against the media across the board.
“Newt Gingrich routed Mitt Romney in South Carolina because he routed the media first. A Public Policy Polling survey of likely South Carolina primary voters completed on Friday revealed that 77 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of the media. Among the most conservative South Carolina primary voters, fully 89 percent had an unfavorable opinion of the media. The same poll showed Gingrich beating Romney in the primary, 37 percent to 28 percent fairly close to the actual outcome.
Conservatives not only resent the liberal media for trying to pick the Republican nominee (n.b. the media prefer Romney) but they also resent Republican politicians who, once elected, spend their careers appeasing the media while abandoning conservative principles (n.b. the supine leadership of the Republican party in the House of Representatives). Conservatives want a president whose attitude toward the media matches the attitude Gingrich has shown in recent debates. A president with that kind of attitude, they hope, might actually govern as a conservative.”.................
I would imagine he has protection, if not the SS then some other private group.
None of us knew the fella. But you just can't leave a dead man you find, rotting in the sun. We each took turns diggin him a makeshift grave. When we were finished, I held the horses reins, and we stood around the grave.
"Shouldn't we say a few words?" asked Pete.
We all stood there for about five minutes, thinkin what we could say. It was hot. Flies were starting to bug us.
"Well," offered Sam, "At least he died in Texas."
That was good enough. We all got on our horses and rode.
Hume has been a Romney cheerleader for a while now. I thought he actually endorsed Romney back in early December on the O’Reilly Factor but, after re-watching the clip, he stopped just short.
Hume has lost ALL objectivity as a political analyst this campaign cycle.
Stuart Varney (unfortunately) endorsed Romney a while back but at least has retained a bit of objectivity in his commentary. Hume could learn something from Varney.
Why stop at Britt??? All pundits at FoxNews have their respective noses up Romney’s butt!
“I think it was Brit Hume who said it was about 10 minutes too long”
I think it was Brit. I don’t get the support for Romney. (Nobody mentioned that Ron Paul’s speech was so long, grueling, and boring that it made your hair hurt.)
My cell phone rang. "Unknown" said the caller ID.
Thought about letting it pass, but I answered it.
"Alan, this is Rick Perry."
They just don't like Newt, and apparently they don't like 75% of Republican voters either.
“...Newt has a well-earned reputation as a brilliant but undisciplined and at times erratic egomaniac. There are former GOP House members who still seethe over Newt’s reckless conduct as Speaker...”
Do you really think I give a damn that Newts fabulous colleagues think his reemergence would be a disaster for Republicans? No. The elections of 2010 were NOT a merit promotion; the Republicans were the only alternative in town!
...After only four years with his Party still in power, his own members forced him out...
Oh yeah, and many of those Republicans are still in Congress. They are part of the ongoing problem of business as usual in Washignton, D.C. Under a Republican president, they added over $3 trillion to the federal deficit, shunned conservative policy in favor of Beltway influence-peddling, and so damaged the GOP brand that we lost the majority Gingrich had worked years to forge.
Newt Gingrich was forced out because he exposed corruption and expected discipline in the ranks. He forced out Jim Wright, one of the most corrupt House Speakers ever to serve in the House of Representatives.
You better believe there are Congressional polticians pooping in their silk panties this very moment! Newt intends on changing Washington.
He has done more to put Ronald Reagan’s conservative policies into government practice than anyone else presently running for the Republican Party presidential nominee position. I usually ignore endorsements, as theyre generally quid pro quo arrangements, but Gingrich is now endorsed by Michael Reagan, Art Laffer, and numerous other former Reagan administration officials.
He is being denigrated because he is a Conservative, period.
I’m sure it can ultimately be traced back to Ailes.
Who is more “establishment Republican” than Roger?
I heard that on F&F too.
But isn’t Daniels’ wife completely opposed to such a run?
My guess is that if there is any “replacing” to go on it will happen at a deadlocked convention.
Just look to last yrs. elections, the “TEA PARTY AIN’T” dumb. They aren’t gonna let the media choose their candidate.
The TEA PARTY is “GRASSROOTS” and the media, while being a factor, isn’t dealing with the same electorate it was four yrs. again. The TEA PARTY has deep, deep disdain for Obama and what he is doing to our country. They are motivated and they will vote.
The news media and establishment politicans, both parties, for some “ungodly” reason, are still having this love affair with Barak Hussein Obama. They are too naive to realize most folks despise Obama and everything he stands for. Beam me up, I don’t understand it. They continue telling us he is well liked by most of the voters. Poppycock.....! Just look at the last election. Obama and his party was decimated at the polls....HELLO NEWS MEDIA........HELLO BRITT HUME....HELLO, ANY THING UP THERE.....!
Just now on F&F, Alyson had the temerity to say that Hume’s conclusions about Newt were “wrong,” that the SC results proved otherwise.
I was watching Hume right after the polls closed and he was badmouthing Gingrich saying only Romney has the appeal and the staying power— yada yada yada... Sorry Brit, Romney was crushed.
“Unfortunately, Hume is correct. On the numbers, Newt is at present very near unelectable, while Romney polls well in a general election.”
LOL, So So naive. You need to turn off ur tv and go visit real people. Have u forgotten the lsat elections? Obama and his policies were trounced, that election was all about him....Period...!
NO MATTER who runs against Obama, he’s beat. The news media, the liberals, his money, the race card, all these things want work this time. Most Americans abhor him and detest everything he stands for. The elections in 2010 proved it....Obama’s reign will end in 2012.
I was very disappointed in him last night. He’s becoming another “Uncle Walter”.
Good for you on the donation. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but my finger is starting to "itch" about it.
I am writing this a bit late in the thread, so it will be a long scrolldown and few will probably read it; but I have a couple of theories about Brit's thoughts toward Newt:
1) Brit got his start in the big time as an underling to Jack Anderson, who was a Mormon. That could have the effect of inoculating him against any misgivings on that account, and might even endear him to a Mormon candidate. Not too sure about that one.
2) I seem to remember that Brit's son, just new to the reporting biz, had broken a story on rumblings and rumors about a House revolt against Newt. Not long afterward, the young reporter, Hume's son, had committed suicide. The two events may have had nothing in common; but the mere association of proximity in time probably still sits in Brit's stomach like a lead brick of pain and sorrow. Maybe so, maybe not; but worth considering.
We need to clean up -- up and down the ballot - rout these Obama-Pelosi-Reed LIBERALS out of office.
Rick Perry said he will go state by state to get people elected that want to shrink the Federal government. He will do it "ugly." That was how he put it during the Rick Perry Interview with NH Union Leader.
What the GOP establishment doesn't understand is, the voters don't give a sh!t what they think. They tried to cram down Romney on us and it didn't work.
Eff the establishment!
Let’s have fun with Faux’s “Fair and Balanced” slogan. I’ve been thinking lately that “Bullsh!t and Biased” might be closer.
Fair might still work in terms of excellence. Faux isnt fantastic, not outstanding, not excellent, great or good. Not even pretty good...just fair.
You are 100% right on all of your points.
Me too. In spite of being less liberal than other networks, I realized that they were all hype, all the time. I haven't missed it.
Yes..it is glaringly obvious. I'll up that one..even Beck, who I have to pay extra now to have him profit from my intellectual property, had his staff push Romney for an entire week while he was out with a backache.
There is a code..and it is exactly like it was in grade school..people feel safer going with someone who they see others picking as the winner. They gravitate to "safely in numbers". If a candidate can pay enough people to support you, you will be the one picked because of the old "code".
Well the people do not want Count ROMNERT SKerry! Get his sinister conceit out of our face!
I may not always like what Hume has to say, but over the years I think he has been on the money more often than not, so he always bears a listen.
Hume, Barone, and Cook are the top three political analysts in the game now, IMO.
You are to be commended for your staunch support for Perry. In hindsight, I think many are going to regret not giving him a second look. And who knows, maybe he’ll come back on the scene in time with better laid groundwork and support.