Yesterday, though he was not getting much news coverage, Newt nailed it again.
Speaking to a group of Tea Party leaders in Delaware, Newt unloaded on the Republican Party.
“The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesn’t like to fight, doesn’t like to read books,” he said. “This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They could be golfing.”
Watching Newt work is sort of like watching a summer evening baseball game. Newt swings and the ball sails over the fence.
In 1976, at the Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan gave his speech in support of Gerald Ford after he lost the nomination. After that speech, many at the Republican looked at each other and said, ‘we have nominated the wrong guy.’ Four years later Reagan proved them right.
Newt is right about the Republican Party. Mitt Romney is the quintessential manager type and that is not what we need, though it is what we are going to get. Romney does not want to fight and he thinks he can manage his way to the Oval Office. While his strategy of outspending his opponents worked in the primaries, it is not going to work in the general election because his best case scenario is that he has parity with Obama’s spending and the more realistic scenario is that he will be outspend.
Romney does not like to get his hands dirty and he is going to fight one of the dirtiest campaigners in the history of America.
Newt continues to fight on even though he probably knows he cannot win.
Good for Newt.
Technically Romney has not locked up the nomination. He does not have the 1144 delegates that he needs. Newt’s odds of winning the nomination right now are probably only slightly lower than his chances of winning the lottery.
That does not mean Newt should not fight. Newt should fight. People should contribute to Newt and vote for Newt.
Why fight for a guy who has no chance of winning?
We need to send the Republicans a message.
Romney is the anti-Reagan. Not only are his positions almost the polar opposite of what Reagan stood for but in 1980, when Reagan ran, he was the sole conservative against a field of moderates. They divided the vote. Reagan won.
This year, Romney was the liberal running against a field of good conservatives. The conservatives split the base and Romney was able to be the last man standing.
The establishment wing of the Republican Party has been trying to destroy the Reagan wing of the party since 1988. We cannot let the Republican Party become the Party of Romney instead of the Party of Reagan.
Newt gives us the chance to send the GOP a message. I hope Newt wins a number of the remaining primaries. I wish this one on one fight had developed while Newt still had a chance at the nomination.
Had this fight developed in January, we would be looking at Newt cruising to the nomination and we could expect “morning in America.”
Newt is the guy who could have been the next Reagan.
And later this year, as we watch this campaign evolve and Republicans compare Gingrich to Romney, many of them are going to be saying, ‘we have nominated the wrong guy.’
My comment was more about how the guy had framed his remark. But I agree it was a pretty lame endorsement for Newt so I had already deleted it and did a better one. :)
You are so right about Newt reducing the size of govt. when he was Speaker. He had trimmed some departments back so much he was actually making plans to sell the building that had housed them! You just don't hear that kind of thing coming out of Washington DC! One of the reasons he was driven out of office.
Amen, Newt is what America needs to allow us to fight from both sides of the fence.
Gabby, "with no disrespect" Newt's check did not bounce. His campaign gave Utah that check back in December and they did not cash the check for four months. The account was subsequently closed, so it WAS an error. I am bashing FOX as well for their bias as are many others who have watched their bias toward Newt and Santorum. Newts statements were valid and I am glad he FINALLY said something about it. There is even a FB site devoted to the bias of FOX with many members who agree that FOX is in the tank for Romney. We, Newt supporters were also tweeting Santorum supporters b/c they are looking for a REAL conservative and Newt is THE LAST ONE STANDING!
Thank you Mary Jo.
I received a "2012 Presidential Platform Survey" from the RNC. What a crock!!! My answers were all conservative leaning. At the end, the RNC asks for donations. My answer to that was, "Since the RNC has not supported conservative or tea party candidates, I will donate to the individual candidates," My donation is going to Newt, and after the convention, I will donate to conservative candidates in my district and State.
Good for you GRACE...I did the same thing. The RNC called me last week and asked me for a donation and I told them exactly the same thing...
If Donald Trump REALLY wants to help this nation, ask him to SUPPORT Newt Gingrich!!! Newt IS the one we need
now! Donald wanted to run for President, he can't. Let him do what he's SO capable of doing - raising the money, the
broadcast time that will flame attention, get the truth out, AND help Newt become the HERO we cry for. It"s his last chance to do something really big to save this country. What do you say, are you listening, are you ready to put your money where
your mouth is?
Or sold it to Obama.
TRUMP WILL "GO WITH THE MONEY"......ROMNEY !
NEWT "HAS 9 LIVES"...HE IS LIKE BILL CLINTON.......YOU COULD "THROW HIM OFF A 10 STORY BUILDING AND HE WOULD "LAND ON HIS FEET" (-:) !!
The Trumps, Romneys, Kerrys, Kennedys, Bushes, Nixons, Reagans will ALWAYS GO WITH THE MONEY !
There "POWER" rests with their wealth and those that will "Keep the doors open to making more money !
We have Liberals, Conservatives & Capitalists. Sometimes these "type" will "co-mingle to get their "Ends" met but for the most part they are "static".
I read these comments-- and I cannot believe what I see
IF ANY OF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AS YOU SAY YOU DO--- THEN STOP MAKING A "HISSY" AND START MOVING FORWARD AND VOTE OUT OBAMA AND VOTE FOR YOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE-- HE CAN BEAT OBAMA-- ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY-- AND I LIKE HIS WIFE-- I THINK SHE WOULD MAKE A GREAT FIRST LADY BETTER THAN MICHELLE AND I JUST FOUND CALISTA PHONEY-- MATERIALISTIC--SORRY-- AND I AM USUALLY A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER--
NEWT'S IDEAS WILL GO AHEAD-- THAT IS WHAT THIS PRIMARY IS ALL ABOUT-- BUT IF HE KEEPS BASHING EVERYONE WHO HELPLED HIM-- HE WILL LOSE ALL CREDIBILTY.
seriously--- you guys really need to look at the big picture-- we are tying to stop a 20 one party govt here--not to mention all the stacking of fed and supreme court justices at stake,--NOT TO MENTION--our LIBERTIES AND FREEDOM ARE DEFINITELY AT STAKE-- Holder--Van Jones-- COLOR OF ORANGE BLACKMAILING EVERYONE---THESE ARE SMART AND IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS-- NOT NEWT-- THINK ABOUT IT>
ON THE OTHER NOTE-- BLOOMBERG SHOULD SHUT UP---'MR. "IWANT TO BE LIKE SAN FRANSISCO "