Newt Gingrich, who, according to Newt Gingrich, is a possible presidential candidate in 2012, continues to do his best to shake off any remaining conservative support, if there was any left after this ad.
Gingrich says Republicans would be wise at this point to work with Nancy Pelosi. Hey, it’s a boxing technique: When you’ve got your opponents on the ropes, stop punching and step to the middle of the ring so they can catch their breath. Just kidding, it’s not a boxing technique — at least not one that’s used by anybody who has ever won a fight.
Somehow though Newt thinks it would work in politics though, even though politics is more of a blood-sport than boxing. Call this “Newt Gingrich’s Rope-a-Dope” — and near as I can tell, Newt wants Republicans to play the part of the dope:
“If you are a House member in the [GOP] caucus, I suspect we are about to have a huge argument. We could get clever and work with her…And I think people should work with her… But at that point it becomes a huge problem because nobody trusts her, they distrust her ideology and distrust her because she has run over them so hard…
Republicans should work with her even though nobody trusts her, vehemently disagree with her ideology and the GOP is just a few steps away from securing the complete defeat of the Obamacare boondoggle? Makes sense to me.
Newt’s chances of the GOP nomination would go a lot smoother in early 2012 if he’d stop making campaign ads for his primary opponents.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)