So, why the heck didn’t more people vote for Newt? He has his baggage, but Romney has at least as much baggage.
Newt has excelent ideas. But when you have the GOPe and RINOs out with the sharp knives during primaries - and the entire media including FOX on bloody Thursday right before the Florida primary just pummeled Newt. And why???
Makes me nuts.
He was pummeled because he had a chance.
It is Romney’s turn, according to the eGOP. The media just helped his cause.
The conservative vote was split in too many directions, particularly on social issues. But I really fault Santorum for withholding any support from Newt, and RuPaul for staying in and gleefully flexing his muscles with millions of fanatics.
“So, why the heck didnt more people vote for Newt?”
He’s a smart man, but damn, he’s said and done so many stupid things.
1, supporting global warming and the warmists when it was trendy. No, Newt, where I come from you don’t fraternize with the enemy, and you don’t give them Oxygen.
2, supporting Obamacare in principle, “scrap it for my plan which *fixes* the problems”. No, Newt. You nuke it from orbit because it’s the only way to be sure.
3, his massive cuts to the military under clinton while increasing domestic spending at twice the rate of inflation. You want to talk about his accomplishments in ‘94, then why was he increasing domestic spending so fast? The only place he really cut back was the military which was 50 percent smaller on the budget when he left (after adjusting for inflation).
4, what he did with wife number one. We’re going to have him on the stand preaching about how it’s important to defend marriage? If the man couldn’t do it himself, then I don’t see how he can be an effective spokesperson for traditional marriage.
5, you have articles like this one:
“Gingrich still supports abortions in the cases of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. He would allow for the three exceptions, campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said Monday”
This was as of November 28th of last year. He goes on to say:
“But Gingrich has switched his position on federal funding. He now thinks the government should not ask taxpayers to pay for any abortions, Hammond said.”
Well, gee, howdy. Welcome on Board Newt. About damn time.
“questions whether they realize Gingrich has in the past spoken in favor of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and abortions in certain cases.”
So, yes. You want to know why I didn’t get behind or support Newt?
This is why. Plain and simple. The man’s position changes in light of his presidential campaign were opportunistic and shallow.
“So, why the heck didnt more people vote for Newt? He has his baggage, but Romney has at least as much baggage.”
Because establishment folks like Matt Drudge and Ann Coulter decided to wage an information war on Newt Gingrich. Both have lost the respect of conservatives (well most... I’m sure Innovative loves both of them).
but hey... “3 CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE!” right?