Let me start by saying that I have been a Conservative living in New York since 1951. Do you have ANY idea how frustrating that is?
Further, allow me to add that I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of Mitt Romney. It’s not that I dislike the guy personally, mind you. I try NEVER to let personal feelings get in the way of my politics. I attack ideas, not people. I wish everyone did that.
Anyway, I’ve always been a Newt fan. Not because of his politics, mind you. He’s done too many silly things for me to trust him. Let’s face it, he can CALL himself a Reagan Conservative, but he’s not.
In any case, I certainly like Newt more than I like Romney.
Having said ALL of that, I should say that I’m also a betting man, and the SMART money says that this race is already over. It’s going to be Romney against Obama, folks. Whether you’re a Newt fan, a Santorum fan, or even a Ron Paul fan, it’s going to be Romney against Obama.
Now, the SMART money ALSO says that Mark Rubio SHOULD be Romney’s Vice-Presidential candidate, and although Republicans SELDOM do what the smart money says that they should, I remind myself that even John McCain was smart enough to bring Sarah Palin to his ticket.
Romney/Gingrich works for me, because I think Newt would be an AWESOME attack dog of a VEEP, but also because I would LOVE to see Newt disembowel Joe Biden during the debates. OMG (Oh my God and Obama Must Go), how great would THAT be?
“this race is already over. Its going to be Romney”
Don’t be a quitter. CONSERVATIVES are not quitters.
You are making a rash assumption that "Bite-Me" doesn't get replaced by the "smartest woman in the history of the world". Especially when O-Blamer's handlers realize that Joe the Boat Anchor is worth about 10 points in the polls... for the Republicans!
No, but having been a red stater inside blue state Illinois for 25 years, I get a taste of it. The rest of your observations also make a lot of sense, but that’s about as much as we can say about it here.
I just hope the eventual nominee uses the VP selection as a way to bolster the ticket and one way to do that would be to learn from McCain-Palin and pull in a person who really is a complement, not just a lapdog like Obama did. A bold choice for Romney would be someone like Gingrich, who despite the present enmity would bring innovative ideas and political experience.
Frankly, given Newt’s tendency to, as you say, “do silly things”, the VP slot would be a good fit for him, I think. A place where his ideas could be harnessed without worrying about the consequences of having a President who admittedly does “dumb things” at times.