The people of South Carolina have spoken. Newt Gingrich easily won the state on Saturday. What was supposed to be the coronation primary for Mitt Romney didn’t pan out. The GOP in Iowa has, after a few misfires in its caucus, finally given the win to Rick Santorum.
While Santorum is still in the race, I get the feeling by his comments that he is now in this race as a spoiler to Newt’s nomination. I think he should get out. He doesn’t have to endorse; but if he did I think he would endorse Romney, just to get back at Newt.
Ron Paul: please leave.. No other words need to be said about his campaign.
So the situation in the Republican Presidential nomination process is still very fluid. What we had been told all along: that Mitt Romney was the designated Presidential candidate by the GOP elite no longer stands.
Why not? He seems nice enough. Good family man, nice wife, kids, no big scandals…so why isn’t he catching on? The reason is: he’s boring. Yes, boring. America doesn’t need a broad smiling, perfectly coiffed, tall cardboard cutout as its next President. We are not so shallow as that. And if the GOP elites think those similarities with Ronald Reagan will have us jumping on the Romney bandwagon, remember, it wasn’t the way RR looked, it was what he said.
Not only has Mitt flip flopped on every issue from abortion to gun rights, from global warming to illegal immigration, he also refuses to call Barack Obama a socialist. You can’t be running for POTUS and appear not to recognize what is staring you in the face and refuse to call it by its real name.
That reminds me of a campaign stop in Ohio in 2008, when a woman in the audience said to John McCain that she was afraid of a Barack Obama presidency. He told her there was nothing to fear; that he was a nice enough man. WHAT??!! WHAT??! You’re running for President of the United States, you idiot, not Miss Congeniality. He basically said in those few words: Don’t vote for me.. We were force fed John McCain and the only reason he got as many votes as he did was because Sarah Palin was tapped as his running mate.
So in that vein, the GOP thinks that if they put up a candidate that doesn’t OFFEND anyone and wants to be FRIENDS and WORK WITH the Democrats, that would be the key to our winning the White House.
Well, sorry to feed you some reality, but no. A resounding no. After being kicked in the face by Obama, the Dems and their Socialist/Marxists policies, told we must be just like the failing nations of Europe, being denigrated throughout the world by the one person who is supposed to fight for us, we need someone with guts. And it isn’t Mitt Romney.
Newt Gingrich has his faults. Heck, we all do. So that is supposed to make him ineligible for the Presidency of the United States? Ridiculous. Has he made mistakes..yes, some biggies..but again, not a game changer.. Has he ever put America at risk? No, and I don’t think he will. It’s not in his nature. We would have seen it by now.
I honestly think he is America’s best hope. Yes, I am a supporter, but my choice was made based on his abilities, knowledge and experience. Not because he has nice hair..
Newt has what my New Jersey compatriots call ” a mouth on him.” Thank God for that mouth. He has hit on what America wants: a fighter, someone who will actually stick up for us, here and abroad.
We are at a time in our history where we could head down the path of European socialism, which, by the way, many of our ancestors escaped from. They understood the problem with that system of government.
Newt does and he articulates it very well. As he said in his victory speech last night: “It’s not that I am a good debater, it’s that I articulate the values of the American people”
And his speech last night showed that fighting spirit. While Romney was busy reading from that playbook memorized in his head, Newt was out there inspiring Americans. With his knowledge of American History, the Constitution and politics, he knows the times we are living have us at the edge of an historical cliff. Just like the Roman Empire we can either go over that precipice and become part of the rubble at the bottom of the historical cliff or pull ourselves back and become even stronger and as Ronald Reagan quoted: That shining city on the hill.”