Remember Fort Sumter!!!
I have been totally enjoying the GOP primaries. The hard-core wingnuts just HATE Mitt Romney. And yet Romney has the obvious edge of being far more electable than the rest of the insane clown posse (Santorum, Paul, Gingrich.) Roy has a fabulous rundown of the action. In short, the gop wants someone who has Newt’s readiness to fight evil Obama (cause you know Republicans have been so hesitant to fight/demonize/obstruct/villify our Kenyan/Socialist/tyrannical overlord) but without all of Newt’s baggage:
Like conservatives everywhere, rightbloggers love Gingrich’s finger-in-the-eye, combative approach to national politics. But they love one thing more: Winning.
And Newt Gingrich just isn’t going to win in November. Even if Obama were revealed to be a Communist vampire from Mars, Gingrich couldn’t beat him. Among voters, Gingrich’s favorability ratings are ridiculously bad. People over the age of thirty remember him as the loser of a government-shutdown showdown and for being sanctioned by the House for ethics violations. Everyone else wonders what that mean guy with three wives is doing on TV.
The characteristics that endear Gingrich to partisans look very different to normal people: The “fat, nasty, pasty old man” Howie Carr worried about voters seeing is not a Liberal Media illusion — it’s Newt Gingrich.
GOP panties are now officially in a bunch. —Uncle Eb/John