Friday, March 09, 2007

Was going to comment on the new Newt affair, I was even thinking about a New-dy ticket (how do you think that would go over?), Newt and Rudy.......there's some leadership right there. I like Newt, but me thinks he is unelectable, the negatives outweigh the positives......too bad. Ace of Spades lays it out.............

Lot of dirty laundry coming out. It's nice that he admitted it.

People may like Gingrich -- I do, mostly -- but be aware of his ginormous negatives.

Let's say he does run. Let's say he wins the nomination.

29-49 positive-negative, for net minus twenty negative.

For sake of comparison, Rudy's is 64-21 (net plus 43) and even Hillary!'s is 54-42 (net plus 12).

That's a hard row to hoe, my friends.

I have a theory about so many people don't like Gingrich: a certain anti-intellectual impulse that much of the American populace shares. (Including me.) Not a bias against intelligence per se, but intellectualism specifically, theorism, "book-larnin'," what have you. Clinton was whip-smart, but he was perceived, I think, as a political animal and a practically-minded one, and, thanks to his endless infidelities, definitely a man of the flesh rather than one of the mind.
And Gingrich just isn't a guy you can mistake for "just good folks." He's a brainy, smart-mouthed, silver-tongued Harvard-type who just happens to be a firebrand ideological conservative, laying claim to two archetypes the American people don't seem to like all that much.

When George W. Bush got defeated in his run for Congress, way back in the '70's, it was partly because his opponent painted him as a Yale-educated carpet-bagging fancypants braniac from up northaways. (No, really.)

He vowed he'd never get "out-Bubba'd" again.

Gingrich just has no Bubba in him, except for the somewhat ample waist and interest in the Civil War.

Could be that, or, you know, the relentless shellacking he took from the liberal media throughout his tenure. Yeah, that $450,000 advance for his book in a fair auction at which several mega-publishers were bidding... that sure looked crooked to the media.

Hillary!'s multimillion dollar advance as a just-elected Senator? Not so much. Not so much.


At 10:14 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Rudy and Newt are unelectable.

Infidelity was unacceptable when Bill was messing around, and it is no less deplorable now.

Shrillary is out for the almost the same thing; she tolerated it.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

I agree about Newt, not sure about Rudy though, we are looking for real leadership, he's got it, his social stances are tough to take, liked his stance on the appointment of judges. Tancredo, Hunter need to start catching fire, it's all about name recognition and winning now

At 12:41 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

gosh aint anyone moral anymore? depressing truly..NO ONE to look up to..sigh.........


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