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."
OH NO, My friend Jeppie Barbour’s son, Governor Haley Barbour’s nephew. Friday the Romney camp published a list of elected Republicans who have endorsed him, in the last election I supported all of them, if not in the primary in the general election and supported Rs for the legislature and starewide. I didn’t really expect it of some of them, I expected them to have true Conservative principles but I’ll not hold grudges, just give them a bit more scrutinty next time. I did post my endorsement of Newt under theirs on “Majority in Mississippi”
The real question is, win or lose, did the candidate at least make the case for what your beliefs are and make the case in a clear, understandable fashion?
If you make your best case and lose, at least you lost because people didn’t agree. It is getting tiresome to either lose or to win without anything having been really said of substance. Mitt is platitude central.
Looks like they have abandoned “Only Mitt can win” in favor of scaring us that Newt might cause others to lose. Not even deserving of a “nice try”.
Man, this sounds like Ronald, doesn’t it?
“This is Henry Barbour, Haley Barbours nephew”
Thank you for the correction.
So far these are the only Mississippians I have seen who support Romney, I will probably see a few more at the DeSoto County Republican Club Tuesday night but I do believe they will be in the minority. I expect Newt to carry Mississippi.
"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."
Yep. And I never saw the Dems fretting in 2008 about losing the House and Senate because they were running somebody that appealed much more to their base than a "safer", "more centrist" (relative term, of course) like Hillary Clinton. Nope, they charged ahead and won everything.
We, of course, have a bunch of Trojan Horse (former?) Democrats as pundits and pseudocons stabbing Conservatives in the back, and that's a big part of the difference.
You know, I grew up not five minutes outside of the capital, Washington, DC. Although I know it’s been said before that people who live/work there tend to become isolated and out-of-touch with the rest of the country...it REALLY IS TRUE! I can honestly share that it was more than a SHOCKER for me to discover this myself after I left that area.
Unfortunately, they really have NO CLUE that Americans have finally reached the end of their patience and hope for some intelligent reform of government. They have no idea of how strong that desire is. The people who live in the rest of the country can SEE how the lack of common sense in developing policy has slowly led this nation down the path toward mediocrity and encouraged the psychological and economic slavery of much of our citizenry to the government.
Yes, we citizens must also shoulder part of the blame because we put God on the back-burner of our lives while we busied ourselves with other THINGS. However, as the path leads us closer to some really horrendous realities, we began to wake up. I personally know many people who have confessed their poor choices and have returned to God and Church. Others are also beginning to understand where we are headed, and that it is NOT pretty.
The PEOPLE out here in the real world understand that the problem is not merely economic...but that the CORE of our philosophic identity as a nation blessed by God is at stake. Speaker Gingrich seems to also understand this and is willing to fight the status quo and make some EFFECTIVE changes. He can also EXPLAIN why they are necessary in terms that people can identify with and understand.
Those in the “establishment” or other so-called high places of influence (where elite education and perfect status is VERY envied) will be the last to come around to the truth...but it WILL happen.
Heard Haley Barber, the governor himself, choose Romney this morning on a talk show and listed the wonderful qualities of Romney. /s/
“Mr. Breen, I’m paying for this microphone!”
“We, of course, have a bunch of Trojan Horse (former?) Democrats as pundits and pseudocons stabbing Conservatives in the back, and that’s a big part of the difference. “
That’s a great point. What has to scare The Establishment, even more than losing, is winning with someone not indebted to them. For that could mean a wholesale housecleaning of that bunch.
So, for them, a Romney loss is far better than a Newt win (although a Romney win would be fine, as would a Newt loss).
More boogey man warnings from the little girl establishment. I’m so scared.
We keep hearing this “polarizing figure” slur from Rinos. Enough with their fanatical “friends” across the aisle and the “well intentioned” American-hating Muslim communist in the White Hut. Americans are tired of having no choice to get out from under the elistists who have wrecked the economy, the culture and the constitution while sticking Americans with the underclass and the bill.
Really what Rinos are worried about is their jobs and power. Last time Newt came along, they lost their shirts and their anti-American, globalist smash mouths were closed. That needs to happen again and they will feel tossed into the fringes of limo-liberal land (polarized) where they belong. How dare these amoral, anti-American, global corporate cannible elitists take over both parties and the country. To hell with them.
WOW! They are in total panic mode!!!!
Now fox is saying that Newt is a sure looser with only 9% in favor and 50 some % against
I just saw this headline posted on MarketWatch.
“U.S. stocks poised for positive January
5:00 PM ET 1/21/12 | Marketwatch”
Newt’s win in SC yesterday could be the catalyst that gets the USA out of the doldrums.
For the last year people have been fretting about the choice for Presidency would be between Obama and Obama-Lite Romney.
Now that Newt has opened up the race, people could get revived with the possibility that two liberals will be sent home—Obama and Romney.
This is just so wrong. All you have to do is look at the turn out in South Carolina. It was huge and all across the board for Newt. These people will surely support the down steam Conservative candidates in the general election. The Conservative turnout will be huge like in the 2010 election. GO NEWT GO!
Wasn’t Mc’Lame suppose to be the moderate to attract independents and such.
And Mc’Lame beatout Mittens.
How did that work out.
Now fox is saying that Newt is a sure looser with only 9% in favor and 50 some % against
I saw Britt Hume say the same thing last night on Fox.
What they fail to mention is Obama’s negatives.
You could be right. There’s a change in the air.
"What has to scare The Establishment, even more than losing, is winning with someone not indebted to them. For that could mean a wholesale housecleaning of that bunch."
Yep, you nailed it. They've basically had control of the reins since Bush 41, and they will stop at nothing to keep that control.
"So, for them, a Romney loss is far better than a Newt win (although a Romney win would be fine, as would a Newt loss)."
I wouldn't put it past them to be secretly calculating whether they could get more out a Romney nomination now... or a Jeb nomination in 2016...
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