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."
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...
South Carolina has very high unemployment. Iowa and New Hampshire did not. What you saw is high turnout among people who think the economy is the most important issue and a resounding endorsement that Newt is the man to right the ship. Romney won voters making over $200,000, Newt won everyone else. It just shows that Romney would be absolutely toxic in the industrial swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania that are so crucial in the election. Huckabee got it right the first time, they don’t want to vote for someone who looks like the guy who laid them off (and in some cases, was the guy who laid them off).
He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes.
He’s dead on with that prediction of “our”. “Our” meaning the squishy Rino’s. They need to become extinct or join their true party.
That's why we have to make sure to get the right people into the Senate leadership, too.
Can you imagine what might happen if Gingrich becomes President, but the GOP establishment tries to use the Senate advice and consent power against him to reject his Cabinet nominees?
What they are saying is that it doesn’t matter what the people who voted think. What they are saying is that they know better than the people they purport to serve.
Out of curiosity, what were these same people saying about McCain’s electability in the last election?
Actually, I've heard the same kind of comments about Romney, and about how he won't get the votes of a significant number of people who won't vote for a Mormon. Who is to say? I think there are a lot of people out there at this point who just want Obama gone.
I guess Brit Hume got the memo...this is the same warning he gave last night closing the election coverage.
The established class would try to populate Congress with Democrats, but they would do that anyway. No difference.
You are a total liar and I will keep your name in my back pocket.
Should I ever have an opportunity to deal with you, I won’t.
The Senate and the Congress are going to absolutely be winners for the Republicans.
Rush has been saying for some time that the GOP establishment types don’t think we can beat Obama but they’re supporting Romney in order to save the House and take the Senate.
“A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.”
Before Newt came along, the GOP didn’t know what control of Congress was. Newt brought the Congressional GOP to full control of both Houses of Congress in 1994, which they kept for 12 years until the RINO Establishment Roves and Bushes squandered it with their big spending.
Now the same GOP Establishemnt is telling us that Newt will cause us to LOSE congress. Who do they think they are kidding?
Brit Hume, a card carrying member of the GOP beltway hive started this baloney last night, and the genius Barbour is just repeating it.
I was thinking the same thing. If Mitt had won all 3 early contests, he could coast without spending too much more, and contributions to Newt and the others would be less, too.
Now, the TV stations and ad producers will get a big stimulus package from the campaigns!
“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.”
1. Dole and McCain tried the “independent” route. Look where it go them? They both took the base for granted.
2. The SC voters had other ideas. Seems they found Newt electable.
Amazing how many people I have lost all respect for...Haley Barber...Niki Haley...Brit Hume...Ann Coulter...
The masks are coming off.
Fasten your seat belt.
Its the Party Line—Only Mitt can win—Its balderdash and they know it. It this tactic worked we would have seen president Dole (and he would have done a good job).
gingrich has a spine, most GOP does not. he might teach them something.
What a liar!
One of those same people is still running for president ... Rick Santorum.
Yes, he said we have to be ‘forgiving’.
I will never vote for Newt because it would put the trophy wife in as first lady. No reward for stealing Newt from his second wife. No reward for serial adulterers. Both him and her are sorry examples of moral ethics. If this is the best America has to offer, the US is in sorry decline.
Brit Hume said the same thing last night.
I am more convinced that they don’t want to beat Obama. Let him do the damage, let all that new power consolidate in D.C. and when the next election comes around then they control the purse strings and the executive. To these fools its a childish game, to the rest of us it is literally our country on the line along with our freedoms. And the other problem is that the left has a long standing tradition of using the power that has been concentrated in one spot to go after there enemies with extreme prejudice.
there = their
“Yet the elites ignored the roar. After all, the roar came from the unwashed. It came from the fans of cockfights. It came from tea party folks and other such rabble. Inside the sterile cable studios and on their laptops, the pundits scored their debate and their election prospects without the roar. They have their little formulas about who has to raise doubts here and who has to score points there.
What they don't understand is what the roar means.
The roar is passion. The roar is intensity. The roar is pent up frustration. The roar, put another way, is the national mood of conservatives. It is a roar that will demand a fighter. It will demand that those who want our votes must not cower in the face of the liberal template. If fact, it is a roar that demands that we do not accept any liberal templates.
That's why Newt has gotten all the roars, and why he has vaulted into serious contention only days after being written off. Anyone else who wants the roar should heed the lesson. The roar comes only at the expense of liberals and liberalism. You won't get the roar attacking others on the stage. Tell your consultants to take a hike if they tell you otherwise.
That roar was an easy predictor of what would happen Saturday night in South Carolina. I knew it and everyone I know knew it late Thursday night. And it was. Seems like no one inside the beltway got it. Until Saturday evening.”