Newtie's Team Jumps Ship

Discussion in 'Politics' started by arkfarmbear, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. arkfarmbear

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    Poor Newt. Seems his dreams of becoming Prez in 2012 have run aground. The New York Times online just reported that the head of his campaign team and staffers around the country resigned today.
     
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    Apparently they realized he really was a goofball, a conclusion that many of us came to quite some time ago.

    He strikes me as a man who's intellect is grounded by nothing.
     
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    The rumor is that his campaign team are now going to try and convince Rick Perry to run. Let's see where that goes.
     
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    ^ Yes just what America needs, another Republican ex-governor from Texas. The last one worked out VERY well.
     
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    The main thing for any candidate representing any party is the ability to draw swing votes of the "undecided" and those who have a viewpoint between the two different ideologies.

    Unfortunately, this fact is lost on Newt simply because he is not a man that has the ability to capture the undecided or individuals in the middle between the two parties.

    The only viable candidate the GOP has right now is Romney. He has a track record of competence in what he does even if I personally disagree with his viewpoint. I don't think the "Godfather" of "Godfather's Pizza" is all that viable either. He wants a flat tax which is something the big corporations will never go for. Multi-billionaires will not vote for him either and they will spend a bundle to eliminate him. That brings us as usual back to Romney.

    The ONLY thing the GOP can do is to bring in a last minute dark horse and this would be possible with Jeb Bush. Jeb says no, but, if he is true to the Bush legacy he will never do in fact what he says. You have Romney Romney or Romney unless we have a last minute dark horse. It is that simple.
     
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    I seriously had no idea why someone as smarmy as Gingrich would have even considered running. His reputation in Congress is more tarnished than Monica Lewinsky's cum-stained dress. The sex scandals, the "questionable" tactics he used to raise funds... if he would have won the nomination the media (as well as any political opponents) would be able to have a field day dissecting him.

    The forces that be (or "tea") are doing everything in their power to get Romney out of the race. Despite not liking how he's seemingly did a 180 on many of his political stances just to win over some Republican votes, he does come off as being one of the only sane people seeking the Republican nomination at this time besides Pawlenty (who just bored everyone to tears). More and more I hear about people pandering to Christie and Perry. Considering this as well as the strategic moves by Palin and Bachmann to steal some of the thunder away from Romney & Pawlenty when they formally announced, one could wonder if this is the ultimate goal of the more hardcore right wingers & the religious right. Herman Cain should just quit right now. He's an admitted bigot when it comes to Muslims plus extremely homophobic (at a time when we just repealed DADT), and that's just the beginning.

    To be brutally honest, if Romney ran as an Independent right now he would be able to embrace "Romneycare", maintain his stance on global warming, and really give undecided voters something to think about. Regardless of who wins the Republican nomination, they're not going to be able to balance the moderates and the hardcore. Just ask John Boehner how that juggling act is going. Besides a shared dislike of Obama and a forced acceptance of the Paul Ryan budget plan, they don't really see eye to eye on many important things. The debt ceiling debate is a prime example.
     
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    I still think that Jon Huntsman is going to throw his hat in the ring...

    By the way, here's the article that arkfarmbear was referring to in the NYT. Interesting read since it mentions Perry potentially joining the race.
     
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    newt is much like the creature he is named for: slimy, slippery and cold blooded. he will NEVER be president. Georgia is welcome to keep him.:biggrin1:
     
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    and today, two of his fundraisers jumped ship as well. it looks like captain tubby will go down with his shit, i mean ship. actually, they are one and the same. :biggrin1:
     
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