I am a total Newt fan and supporter, as has been very clear from my posts, I also have great empathy for Newt's emotional display--I tend to be one of those "weepy" guys in emotionally charged situations (even movies), BUT that sort of emotional display in a man campaigning for the Presidency generally is devastating.
Americans like strong leaders (ususally-Obambi being the exception). They like men who appear strong, un-yielding . . . and not weepy. When I saw Boehner weep, I thought, "Oh no, he's weak," then I thought "Well, his brothers say he's always been that sort of man but he tough as nails, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt."
Unfortunately, through 2011 we have seen just how weak Boehner is. When push came to shove, he folded like a cheap suit time after time.
Conclusion, I don't know that Newt will survive this. It may not damage him, but it will surprise me if it doesn't. Anybody remember Ed Musky? He was leading in the polls in his bid for the Democrat nomination--one public crying spell and it was over. He was instantly dead in the water.
I fear this will be the straw for Newt.
posted on 12/31/2011 6:14:34 AM PST
(Anybody but Obama!!!!)
Well said, finally some sense above the vitriol. I don't think most people care when a man cries or if they do at all.
But FGS not within a week of the first caucus in Iowa and you're seeking to be the leader of the free world.
I haven't made a single comment on supporting one candidate over another - like your tagline says 'Anybody but Obama' is the bottom line. My primary isn't for two months so all things must be considered until then.
And this guy who is so far successful in his goal to weaken and socialize America sobbing about his grandmother, he's as weak as they get.
posted on 12/31/2011 7:27:49 AM PST
(Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
FGS, I don’t think anybody thinks Newt is a wimp. If they’re being honest, that is. The difference between Newt and say, somebody like Boehner is that Newt has proven time and again what he’s made of. People just know. I don’t think of a tough guy when I think of Boehner or Obama.
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