Skip to comments.Gingrich’s Speech — How to Make a Bad Night Worse
Posted on 02/05/2012 3:49:00 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Newt Gingrichs postNevada caucus speech included about three minutes of inspired moments about issues and ideas in his usual imaginative and intellectually robust style. So why does he not just stay with that given that he often seems more dynamic and glib than Romney in his attacks on Obama, and not long ago gained ground despite the attacks against him? Instead, he now turns ad nauseam to the tired reasons why he loses yes, including lots of Mormons in Nevada and ends up as Richard Nixon not going to get kicked around any more.
But whether he knows it or not, Gingrich is becoming a caricature of petulance: no concession in Nevada, no call to Romney, no awareness that his inability to raise money at levels of a political rival or to match a competing campaign organization is not necessarily unfair. Thats politics, and Gingrich knows it. I dont understand why he thinks now losing to Romney in 2012 is solely due to Romneys innate deviousness in a way McCain beating Romney in 2008 was not given that Romney was about the same in both 2008 and 2012. Gingrich seems oblivious to the fact that McCains style and history gave him advantages over Romneys money and hardball in ways Gingrichs own proven liabilities apparently do not.
Gingrich should carefully play a tape of his postNevada caucus performance, and then he would quickly grasp that it was little more than a litany of excuses, whining, and accusations characterized by stream-of-conscious confessionals and rambling repetitions. And, I think, will hurt him more than anything yet in the campaign.
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Newt Gingrich is giving the facts and the MSM (who can't control Mitt's incompetence and penchant for lying) are the ones who have started WHINING, MAKING EXCUSES AND HURLING ACCUSATIONS to protect their candidate, Mitt.
“and ends up as Richard Nixon not going to get kicked around any more. “
And then Nixon went on to win the Presidency.
VDH is MSM? Or is that the blanket term for ANYone who disagrees w/Newt?
Why would Newt concede anything, if he’s willing to fight on?
Well, I’m definitely supporting Newt over Romney but here lately, my man Newt has come across as a tired, angry, desperate old man. RINO-Rom comes across as fiery, fresh and friendly. I wish to goodness Newt would get a grip. He’s hurting himself.
That. Oh, another blanket term: RINO and Romney supporter.
That. Oh, another blanket terms: RINO and Romney supporter.
On the other hand, when you look at that race from a relatively simple point of view, that is, where are Conservatives voting, you find that the Conservatives are NOT voting for Mitt, and yet they are far more than 50% of the voters.
Now, more detail ~ without the Cubans in SE Florida, or the Mormons in Nevada, Mitt Romney would probably have not gotten as high a percentage as Newt.
Maybe nobody remembers the lesson of the 1992 primaries where it was Clinton vs Gore and Gore vs Clinton ~ and nobody was blowing it away. One day Clinton, who had exhausted all his campaign money, made a deal with Gore, who had ALL the campaign money anyone could ever want.
Gore accepted the VP position and Clinton got his and everybody else's campaign debts paid.
The labels sound pretty accurate to me. Y’all must have watched a different press conference to get all huffty and puffty.
“One day Clinton, who had exhausted all his campaign money, made a deal with Gore, who had ALL the campaign money anyone could ever want.”
The difference is Newt won’t make a deal. Even if that’s the smartest thing for him to do. But his opponents will be more than happy to make a deal.
Newt is becoming a caricature of himself.
VDH is sorta right here.
Newt just needs to stick to issues and inspiration. It’s what he’s good at. When you explain why you lost, even if what you’re saying is technically correct, it just comes across as whining, and makes people focus on the loss, instead of preparing for future victories.
Also, when you lay out detailed reasons why you lost, and try to demonstrate particulars in your argument, the simple fact of the matter is, a lot of people are simply not intelligent enough to follow the argument. To a stupid person, a complex argument is easily confused for making excuses or trying to obfuscate an issue.
Your support for Perry was unrelentingly positive. Your new style certainly is not.
Looks like Newt critics are here rather than Newt supporters.
Some will SAY they support Newt but end up critics.
I watched the Presser and thought it reasonable, factually sound and forward looking.
But what do I know...I’m just a lowly former Rick Perry supporter.
Who (Perry), by the way, endorsed Newt and has vowed to help him.
My suspicions are aroused when people SOUND like the LSM while identifying as Conservatives and Romney opponents.
How do you know? If nobody gets a majority of delegates, then anything goes.
WHo is she supposed to be positive towards that you are criticizing her about...Victor Davis Hanson?
Since when did that become a necessity when we are discussing candidates?
We must not be negative towards the candidates’ negative critics??
There is a so called Conservative Media out there who has gone relentlessly negative on Newt and positive on Romney.
They are not immune from the critiques of ordinary Conservatives down here in the trenches.
Not in my book they’re not.
Maybe in yours.
Five states. Fifty two more states to go. How can this be over?
What tripe. Making a concession call once the opponent has been chosen is one thing, they seem to think that Generals on the battlefield should pat each other on the back for individual battles when the war continues as they try to take each other out. I guess they also think that Mitt's ties to lots of money somehow makes him superior. God help us.
His reputation as a flipflopper was earned the hardway ~ by duplicity.