Skip to comments.Newt had his chance, but he blew it: Why Gingrich won’t earn the 2012 GOP presidential nomination
Posted on 11/23/2011 5:22:45 AM PST by MNJohnnie
I was only 15 in 1994, when Newt Gingrich experienced his last great moment. (Well, before this one, where hes surging in the polls, with his campaign having figured out how to run for President.) So I dont really remember Newts glory days.
I have interviewed him on many occasions, however, as far back as 2006 and as recently as last month, and every time we talk, Im struck by how smart he is. Despite that, I cant get past the nagging voice in my head telling me that no matter how good he would be at running the country, he doesnt deserve to.
Call me a square, but Newts past mistakes occupy both columns: character and politics. From his ugly romantic entanglements to his flirtation with environmentalism to his questionable relationship with Freddie Mac, bad decisions and lapses in judgment have been too frequent for a man of such obvious intelligence.
And yet, for all his mistakes, Newt remains startlingly unembarrassed, which makes those mistakes even less palatable. Though arrogance and a lack of shame characterize Capitol Hill, Im suspicious of a guy whos had so many public errors, and is so untroubled by them.
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The cracks have been there all along. His supporters just demand we ignore them.
“Hey, guys......someone else is in the lead now who’s not Cain....DESROY THEM!!!!!!”
Newty is fundamentally a creature of DC. He was kicked out for his Contract with America.
I don’t click on that dangerous website. Is she talking about last night?
He basically said that he expects that 50% would go back of their own volition, but ( paraphrasing) was it "realistic to want to see people, neighbors, who had been here for 25 years, put down roots..sent packing."
Bachmann and Mitt jumped on this, called it amnesty...
Whether or not one agrees with Newt, there's one questio that I'd like him, or maybe one of his supporters, to answer:
That other 50% of illegals he mentions, those here for years. There is no way that they vast majority of them could have stayed, put down roots, without doing something illegal to obtain a false identity, social security #..whatever. IOW..a crime...an overt act. Should they, according to Newt's vision, be deported?
Yep. Though Newt may be the only adult in the GOP room at times, he’s still a RINO. I’m glad Bachmann went after him. Too bad the Texas. Governor didn’t do the same.
Doesn't "deserve to"? What exactly has this to do with anything? If I am hiring someone to do a very important job for me (and what is more important then correctly overseeing the operation of the country?), I want the man best able to do the job. The author makes this look like some sort of an award for good behavior handed to a politician, without regard for the enormity of the responsibility of the job and whether the winner has the ability to perform.
Yes, everybody knows MNJohnnie’s agenda, but it is Newt who is in the news because he is the alleged frontrunner who just had a Rick Perry moment last night.
Not the Contract for America-— in fact that propelled him to the leadership. He resigned before being kicked out due to his questionable ethics. Republicans want better of their leaders.
Never forget that Gingrich supported some very liberal stuff since leaving office.
I do not support Newt for President but it's hilarious how most of the Cain supporters are broken hearted Palin backers. They trash every candidate so Cain, who has got to be one of the worst candidates ever invented, can look better. These are the same people who would mercilessly destroy anyone who questioned Palin just a few month ago. Crazy crazy crazy.
Sorry Newt, that is unacceptable. A real conservative wouldn't consider amnesty to illegals in any way, shape or form. Right there, we know that his carefully crafted image as a conservative is phony. America does not need a fake conservative.
Newt Gringo the compassionate one with a heart.
“Though Newt may be the only adult in the GOP room at times”
Please, it’s still too early for a belly laugh. I know 18 year-olds who behave more like an adult than Newt Gingrich.
I think, although at first swayed by Newt’s comments, I now just think it skirts the obvious CURRENT BIT TIME PROBLEM of the millions who have recently come here.
And the problem of the rule of law.
Illegal is illegal. And if someone has been here for 25 years, are they going to pay back taxes, reimburse taxpayers for all the services they’ve used over those 25 years?
How many have actually been living here for 25 years illegally? Weren’t most who came 25 years ago actually given citizenship throught amnesty signed by Reagan?
You Krishnas accusing anyone of trashing other candidates is a hoot. You and your ilk are just mad because the Palin people didn’t fall behind Perry.