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.’
Judson: keep up the pressure. If we cannot have Newt as our President then he absolutely MUST be our Secretary of State. Can't you just visualize Newt going up against the tyrants in, and from, the Middle east? Oh my, it is soooooo delicious to consider I salivate! And I want to reiterate my call/demand that each individual who placed themselves on the national Republican stage to be considered for Presidnet deserves and should be named to the Cabinet Departments of thier using their expertise as a gude. NO MORE GOLDMAN SACHS ALUM'S....Each candidate brings to the table a significant consituency and that could bring success to the conservative movement..............