Skip to comments.LET'S GET REAL: A Newt Gingrich Nomination Would Be A Disaster For The Republican Party
Posted on 11/28/2011 12:32:23 PM PST by Fred
Newt Gingrich is now suddenly the candidate to beat Mitt Romney. And conservatives are said to be "salivating" at the chance of watching him debate President Obama.
But the truth is that a Newt Gingrich nomination would be a disaster for the Republican party: He cannot win.
And it would be a major setback to conservative causes, because Newt Gingrich tarnishes the right's ideals with his obvious corruption.
Let's take those two one at a time.
He cannot win:
The New Hampshire Union Leader credits Newt Gingrich with engineering the 1994 Republican Revolution when Republicans took their first majority in Congress in 50 years and Newt ascended to the role of Speaker.
But Gingrich deserves more credit for ship-wrecking that Revolution. Within just two years, Newt Gingrich shut-down the government and his approval rating dropped to just 25 percent. It never recovered.
By 1997, Gingrich was facing dozens of ethics charges. Although many of them were dismissed, he was fined an unprecedented $300,000 by the House Ethics Committee (still run by Republicans at the time), and admitted to giving "inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable statements were given to the committee." Newt did this precisely during a time he was trying to impeach the president for perjury.
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they are running the same old duds cause obama is supposed to be there 4 more years. NO CHOICES!
I’m still into Cain too.
Gingrich is a poor second.
Romney requires a vote for a third party.
Agree. We have the chance to elect one of the greatest leaders in years. It will take time to undo all the damage by Obama but Newt will take this nation on the right path...not a single republican running is in Newt’s class.
My thoughts exactly. It comes down to packing the House and Senate with people that will adhere to the Constitution, strictly. If we had that in place, O would already be a skid mark in the annals of history. Its not so much O that “scares” me that much, its a willing House and Senate that are letting the Executive Branch “rule”...Change the “power” to the legislative branch with Constitutionalists and O is nothing but a neutered lame duck; same goes for Mittens, Perry, Newt; anyone..
Whatever. Just rest assured that there is no scenario in which I cast a vote for Mitt Romney.
Newt doesnt sound quite that brilliant when the rubber meets the road and he is under stress, compared to being on a stage throwing out half-baked ideas that few question. He has been known to blow the whole game by not understanding the game and how to play it, and by talking.
Mitt would be bad for the party. Oh Yeah and Rpmney would be better? Right. WTF?
He blames Newt for the Republican Revolution of 1994 foundering. In reality, Bob Dole led a broadside assault against all Revolutionaries in his 1996, telling them to get the hell out of HIS party. A fiery speech by Buchanan had put Dole into the lead going into his convention speech, but Dole’s speech equated reform with extremism.
lol. Oh, then you speak RINO?
I wonder why that is. /sarc
If Newt’s the nominee we’ll have four more years of Obama picking Supreme Court Justices.
In my own opinion, I think that anyone that sees newt as brilliant has a short elevator cable themselves.
The government shutdown is the example many reach for when thinking Newt would be a disaster. But remember, this was BEFORE Fox News and BEFORE sites like freerepublic where conservatives finally got a voice. Remember when your news came almost exclusively from people like Dan Rather or Peter Jennings and publications like Time and Newsweek? No wonder people turned on the government shutdown like they did.
75 baseless charges were brought against Gingrich during the Clinton era as a diversionary tactic.
Gingrich was found not guilty by the IRS on an obscure tax charge.
I expect, Cainiacs, if I could have recorded you at the time in the late 1990's that you all would have been calling these charges against Gingrich a witchhunt, baseless, and vindictive.
I'll bet I could find article on Free Republic from the time saying the same thing.
You are so right on. Couldn’t agree more.