Newt knows where the bodies are buried because he has been in that graveyard and risen out of it. Folks trust that he will shake thing up and knows how to do it.
And now Newt will not feel beholden to the establishment at all. I heard he was saddened by the actions of people he had thought were his friends. His eyes have been opened.
In truth, I would like to see Newt and Sarah work with the Tea Parties and start a new political party - The Conservative Party. I especially would like to see it happen following this Nov.’s election. I call the republican establishment liberalites They see their role as spending our money on causes they think are important without regard to what their hard working base wants.
I fear Romney will be the Republican nominee. I don’t think Romney will beat Obama because he won’t be able to handle the message when the media and the democrats attack him in the same manner he has done to Sarah, Perry, Cain, and Newt. Romney has been given a free ride so far from the media, but as soon as the nomination process is over with, then he will feel the full brunt of the MSM. It won’t be pretty.
I think the Rep. establish believes that the low enthusiastic turnout for Romney will be higher than the low enthusiastic turnout for Obama. What a god-awful election that would be. Romney can’t get his supporters to show up now, just like McCain four years ago, and Dole years ago so who will stand in the rain at a rally for him in the summer? Not I. I suspect his rallies will be giving out free food and beer just to draw a crowd.
I hope Newt follows Reagan’s path and picks up stream as the process goes forward. Heck, he has faced the storm and if he can survive there is not much else that with which to smack him down.
I am sorry that NC’s primary is not until May. I think super Tuesday will be the final opportunity for Newt. I wish Florida was not a winner take all, in fact I wish none of the states was winner take all. I like the way SC did it. It seemed to be fairer than letting he who has the most money for ads (Iowa and FL) have the most influence.
Good luck, Newt. I am hoping you take Florida because we need someone like you to force DC to change. Only Newt can make republicans do what they campaign on.
And this is why I expect Newt would take large numbers of Independents and Blue Collar Democrats in a general election.
Folks want the halls of our Grand and Stoic Government cleansed and sanitized.
People will cross party lines for that.