Skip to comments.Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP control of Congress
Posted on 01/22/2012 12:45:07 PM PST by Qbert
COLUMBIA, S.C. A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.
Henry Barbour, a top Rick Perry fundraiser who endorsed Mitt Romney after the Texas governor dropped out, said Gingrich could not beat President Obama and would cost Republicans many House and Senate seats.
Barbour told The Hill that endorsing Romney and coming to his South Carolina rally was a "very easy decision" because of Gingrich, who he said would turn the presidential race from a referendum on Obama into "the adventures of Newt Gingrich."
"Newt would be a disaster as the nominee," he said. "He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes."
Barbour, who ran his uncle Haley Barbour's successful reelection campaign as Mississippi governor, warned that Gingrich would cost the GOP chances at some governorships as well, and could not beat Obama.
"He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates."
(Remember how they all warned in unison that "Toomey was going to lose in Pennsylvania because of Christine O'Donnell", etc.?...)
Didn’t Barbour just turn a bunch of murderers back out onto the streets?
Notice how the most leftwing senator and radical Marxist was perfectly fine as a candidate four years ago, but a former speaker of the house and majority builder is to polarizing. I hate the DC ‘brainstrust’.
How did that great John McCrap do?
Yep the same stuff they said of Ronald Reagan. This from the guy who just pardoned 4 convicts. These RINOs are more of an embarrassment then I thought they would be. At least we know who they are and how they feel. Newt has smoked them out from under their cover. GO NEWT GO!
I think so. But this hack is his nephew.
Romney is the one who couldn’t turn the election into a referendum on Obama, since there isn’t enough substantive difference between his policies and Obama’s.
“”He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes.” “
THIS is supposed to persuade people to vote for Romney??????????????????????????????????????
(Wondering if this guy had a partial lobotomy....or something....)
How on earth does he figure this? If enough people like Newt’s style, why would they turn around and vote Democrats for Congress and Senate?
I think Haley Blabber needs to sit down and shut up.
After: Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost establishment-GOP control of Congress.
There, fixed it. I believe Newt would insist that there will be no establishment cry babies controlling the House.
This is the same kind of crap that Brit Hume was puking out last night on Faux-Romney-news.
Seems they have all received their updated “talking points”.
Why would these guys need to tell us this?
If Newt is such a nothing, then he wont win another contest.
But Romney’s flunkies need to spin the biggest scare story possible because they know this is not looking good for Mittins.
Apparently they dont have confidence in his ability to sell himself as a candidate, so they fall back on “vote for him or it shall be DOOM” malarkey.
Doing so right now and with such verbosity only projects panic from their side.
Romeny: the Scorched Earth primary candidate. May his travels (with his travelers) end with the primary...
Nothing is more fun to watch than a RINO running scared.
It is quite a stretch to claim that a Gingrich nomination would lead to a GOP Congressional defeat.
Number one, this idiot is totally wrong, and number two, who the he** cares what he says. I’ve never even heard of him. I wonder if he advised his uncle to pardon murderers?
seems the establishment want a yes man , a liberal social guy so they will not upset their cross dressing homosexual cocktail pals at the next parties.
Well here is a message to the establishment, to FOX, to Romney.
We are fed up of your crap, we want someone who has balls, who will speak up and take on obama, the left and the MSM when they lie and try to pass their agenda.
Isn’t it amazing that the same GOP establishment who has a hard time saying anything bad about Obama is coming after Newt with long knives? I don’t trust any of these people anymore.