Newt Gingrich said yesterday he considers himself among the top tier candidates for the 2012 GOP nomination. Count me out.
Gingrich was a conservative rock star of sorts in the early to mid 90â€™s. The â€œContract with Americaâ€ was a flash of political brilliance, and with it Gingrich led the Republican Revolution in 1994. In recent years though, he lost me with his move to the middle — and even left on some issues — not to mention some extremely questionable endorsements. Republicans already tried running John McCain for president once, so they sure don’t need to try it again.
That aside, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get this picture of Newt drinking climate change Kool Aid from Nancy Pelosi’s glass slipper out of my mind (at least that’s what I see when I look at it) — and I trust neither will many Republican voters (click the pic to see the nauseating ad):
If Gingrich decides to run, that picture will be the star of all his opponents ads in the primaries.
You can’t possibly call yourself a “conservative” and while signing off on the biggest scam yet designed to strip-mine America of its money and freedom.
I suppose it’s possible for Newt to win me back, but he’s got some serious repenting to do in order to wipe the Pelosi off him.