Skip to comments.Some Republican leaders fear Gingrich rise could be their downfall (Written by John King's wife)
Posted on 01/23/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by tobyhill
Newt Gingrich might have led Republicans to their first House majority in 40 years in the 1990s, but the prospect of the former House Speaker becoming their presidential nominee is producing significant GOP angst.
"If he's the nominee, it's a disaster. There is no way to sugar-coat it," said one GOP congressional strategist describing the tension after Gingrich won South Carolina.
"There is a reason most people who know him best aren't supporting him," said a former House colleague still serving in Congress.
Asked why he had endorsed opponent Mitt Romney if he had served with Gingrich for so long, a House Republican replied with a smile, "Because I served with Gingrich for so long."
Those GOP congressional sources and many others spoke on condition of anonymity because they believe Gingrich, who is running against the "Republican establishment," will only turn the criticism into his advantage.
"The less they talk to the better," said one of the GOP sources concerned about Gingrich, "it only feeds into his narrative that the establishment is out to get him."
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D*mn funny, lol.
aH AH AH
Well if the Republican establishment is against him...that solidifies it for me!
A little pay back for the backstabbing?I should think so.Be scared rinos, be scared.
Go, Newt!! Rip the GOP-E a new one!!
Rebellion is on!!
Their careers in politics are now in tatters. None of these guys will ever see a national level executive job nor even election to the Senate.
They threw their political lives away opposing Newt.
Our biggest problem, as said for so long, isn’t Obama and the Demagogues. It’s the GOP establishment which has given Obama and the Demagogues center stage.
Used to be Republicans would line up behind the front-runner to help their race.
This is the first time that I can remember where Republicans turned on the front-runner to help their race. Says a lot about the party and power in 2012.
Thanks for posting. Perhaps some senators and congressmen do fear Gingrich because he knows how to bring an end to “business as usual” in Washington, D. C. Also, if what is being said in the article is true, it confirms they would have neither respect nor regard for the voters who would be nominating Gingrich.
The wife didn’t like ole Newt pounding her husband.
Man....I made the mistake of looking her up on Wikipedia. She’s hagorific.
He alienated the conservatives. He’s never met an idea he doesn’t like.
Newt know where the bodies are buried?
If he takes down the corrupt GOP he also takes down the corrupt DNC.....replacing the corrupt in DC......Hmmmmm
Go for it Newt!
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So Dana Bash thinks Boehner and McConnell will go for an Obama reelection if Newt's the candidate. She may not be that far off because they maybe firing their warning shots by leaking this.