I have to tell you that Im looking at these attacks on Newt Gingrich, as an example, and Im very troubled by them. They go beyond substantive and intellectual analysis of the mans record, into attacking what people are claiming are some kind of psychosis and so forth, really smearing the guy. Really smearing the guy. OK?
Ive said it before and I want to say it again. Every single one of our candidates is head and shoulders over Obama. Every single one of them loves this country, loves the Constitution, loves our economic system. Theyre imperfect in many ways in their personal lives, some more than others, and in their policy positions over the decades, absolutely.
But I do know this! Not one of them is a Marxist. Not one of them seeks the destruction of the private sector. Not one of them seeks to massively increase the central government.
Now I have strong disagreements with several of them. But I do not believe that when we are eleven months away from the most important election in my lifetime, where Newt Gingrich may well be the nominee and Im making no predictions that all the trashing and attacking and opposition research thats being used, not to challenge his positions, but to character assassinate him, to absolutely destroy him.
Im not joining in on that! As a matter of fact, Im denouncing it!
Because if he is our nominee, I intend to fight with 100% of my energy to get that man elected, good, bad, and indifferent!
I listen to his show occaisionally. I know levin does not like newt. I’ve heard him say it.