I'm not sure what's more amazing to me, that Republicans are prepared to make Newt Gingrich their 'conservative' standard bearer (if Gingrich is a conservative, than so is Romney), or that they'll do so knowing that Obama will win if they do. If this is just about not settling this time, and going over the cliff with the conservative flag flying, why not just go with Bachmann, or Santorum, who are clearly more conservative? Gingrich is neither conservative nor electable in my estimation. If you want a conservative plain and simple, go with Bachmann or Santorum, if you want to win, go with Romney...Gingrich in so many ways is the worst of both. Puzzling to me...
How soon they forget.
Romney hated Reagan. Denied being a Reagan conservative. And went about proving it. Aligned himself with Ted Kennedy. Saddled Massachusetts with budget busting RomneyCare, taxpayer funded "safe and legal" abortion, gay marriage, gun control, leftist judges and a completely destroyed Republican label in Massachusetts. And RomneyCare DID become the model and impetus for ObamaCare. And Romney still brags about it being a conservative free-market solution. Give me a break! Forget about the tax reaper pointing that gun at your head if you fail to comply. RomneyCare is free-market!! Myth says so.
At least Newt DID align himself with and support Ronald Reagan and the Reagan Revolution which brought down the Soviet Union. We win, they lose. He DID build a successful Republican majority. He did cut taxes, did reduce the deficit, did balance the budget, did block HillaryCare, did reform welfare, did allow us to reap the whirlwind of the two decades long Reagan economy!!
The tea party conservative Palin didn't run. Bachmann stumbled out of the gates. Perry quickly ran out of gas. Cain shot off like a rocket then crashed and burned. Santorum never even made it out of the gates. Huntsman can't find the gate. Paul doesn't have enough flaming spam monkeys in the polls and not enough money to buy them all. Thank God we don't have electronic voting.
Can't sit back and let Romney have a open field to run in.
Who you gonna call?
Post of the day.
I keep asking, over the last month or so, 'what's happened to this place?'
“If you want a conservative plain and simple, go with Bachmann or Santorum, if you want to win, go with Romney..”
Well said. Despite O’s low polling numbers, despite the economy, despite his extremely weak leadership, there are just too many stupids and uninformds out there who WILL vote for him. This is not a slam dunk. Winning is the bottom line for me, and Gingrich can’t beat Obama. Way too polarizing: not necessarily on policy, but absolutely on persona. He’s abrasive, comes off as duplicitous, and is a total Washington insider. Not to mention that the media and the Jon Stewarts of the world will absolutely destroy him.