Skip to comments.Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP control of Congress
Posted on 01/22/2012 12:45:07 PM PST by Qbert
COLUMBIA, S.C. A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.
Henry Barbour, a top Rick Perry fundraiser who endorsed Mitt Romney after the Texas governor dropped out, said Gingrich could not beat President Obama and would cost Republicans many House and Senate seats.
Barbour told The Hill that endorsing Romney and coming to his South Carolina rally was a "very easy decision" because of Gingrich, who he said would turn the presidential race from a referendum on Obama into "the adventures of Newt Gingrich."
"Newt would be a disaster as the nominee," he said. "He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes."
Barbour, who ran his uncle Haley Barbour's successful reelection campaign as Mississippi governor, warned that Gingrich would cost the GOP chances at some governorships as well, and could not beat Obama.
"He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates."
Translate: they’ll do everything they can to lose congress if we nominate Newt.
(Remember how they all warned in unison that "Toomey was going to lose in Pennsylvania because of Christine O'Donnell", etc.?...)"
The same people torpedoed Toomey's run against Arlen "Scottish Law" Specter.
This is Henry Barbour, Haley Barbour’s nephew.
Barack the Kenyan did it? Why can't an American do it?
The RINO’s have conveniently forgotten the 2010 elections where the Democrats lost huge to the Tea Party Conservatives in Local, State, and National offices.
Yes, a few RINO’s won in 2010 but the big wins were the Tea Party Conservatives.
The RINO’s are most afraid that a Gingrich nomination would result in huge wins by Conservative GOP candidates and the RINO’s would no longer control the GOP.
This is exactly wrong. It is MITT who does not have the support of the base and will cause reduced R voting enthusiasm. Newt is a lightning rod and will have both sides itching to pull the lever for or against.
Amazing how many people I have lost all respect for...Haley Barber...Niki Haley...Brit Hume...Ann Coulter...
"How on earth does he figure this? If enough people like Newts style, why would they turn around and vote Democrats for Congress and Senate?"
It's a left-wing argument that they've bought into. It's okay for Obama to demolish the country with Eurosocialist-style, leftist policies, but if a candidate runs on Conservatism, then independents will supposedly run away in horror. Never mind the fact, of course, that the last time we had somebody run a Conservative campaign, we won two landslides...
OH! Obama isn’t a polarizing candidate?
OH HENRY!! Really?
Rino’s are all we have left
Not likely, and if anyone is going to lose the house, it will be the GOP considering it hasn’t done one damn thing with it since we awarded to the worthless, useless GOP.
You gotta love the First Amendment. You can say any BS, and others can respond.
In 2008, we went with the ‘safe’, Establishment, candidate and not only got Obama, we got a Democrat filibuster-proof Senate and a huge Democrat majority in the House.
Nominating a candidate that puts the base to sleep does not help ONE BIT when it comes to Congress.
"How did that great John McCrap do?"
Yep. And somehow, despite the fact that the Establishment got their favorite moderate RINO, the GOP got slaughtered in the House and Senate with him at the top of the ticket...
any cost to congress will be BY the GOP members, not Newt
Me to GOP elite RINO’s
Romney nomination will cost you the vote of a life long straight ticket Republican voter.
If by GOP you are referring to the shadow DNC. then yes.