Newt Gingrich’s suicidal appearance on Meet the Press and subsequent Republican backlash now has me wondering: What’s the record for the shortest official presidential campaign ever? That is, assuming Gingrich is out by the end of the week (actually I think he’ll try to survive this, which will be even sadder).

Watch the clips of Gingrich before Krauthammer’s opinion — Newt was like a Kamikaze pilot flying into his own ship. But Krauthammer’s correct… I don’t see how Gingrich gets out of this one. In 2008, pre Tea Party, maybe (the GOP nominated John McCain fer cryin’ out loud) — but in 2012, not so much:

Update: I don’t know why the left is wasting time predictably calling Gingrich a racist (but what Republican isn’t?) when he’s doing such a bang-up job of destroying his own campaign.

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9 Responses to “Krauthammer: Stick a Fork in Newt, He’s Done”

  1. motorman on May 17th, 2011 1:35 pm

    Conservatives should keep their mouths shut on any social engineering programs including abortion because they are not going to change one voters mind. all it does is get them in trouble because unlike high taxes these programs effect very few conservative voters

  2. Clu Seatoe on May 17th, 2011 1:53 pm

    It’s starting to Look like if Palin were to go all the way to the WH, once she gets there she would not only have to perform the business of the President, but while doing that, at the same time have to fight, not only the vile American hate mongers of the citizenry and the press, and the political left and the far left socialists, but also the imploding, compromising, business-as-usual, anything-to-keep-my-position, indistinguishable-from-the-left, and worse than the left, kill-and-eat-their-own, Republican party.

    Watching the events unfold makes me wonder why she would even want to run. And if she does, why would anyone (read: voting conservatives) push someone (read: vote for) into the ring of such a free-for-all Pit Bull dog fight?

  3. joyannaadams on May 17th, 2011 4:31 pm

    Rush's theory is that Gingrich is running just to set himself up for a job on the board of the Aspen institution. He knows he can't win.

    Nobody thinks, that's about right—not to mention, they need a bunch of people running just to make the American people, who are now used to American Idol contests…THINK it's actually THEM that are really going to be picking a great guy.

    When in fact, it's the money that picks them.

    When the globalists Rhinos have the money and power, it seems Mitt has the advantage.

    Thanks for posting that Mr. Powers….it was better seeing it the second time.

  4. Clu Seatoe on May 17th, 2011 4:50 pm

    The pus oozing boil on the butt of the American socialist sub-culture who currently occupies the Oval Office of Chicago-on-the-Potomac has advanced the infection of the political process of this nation to such a degree that the American voter might as well be giving mouth-to-mouth to Ebola corpses in Africa.

  5. SignPainterGuy on May 17th, 2011 6:01 pm

    Wow, your first comment was such a mouth full, but you chewed it really well; then you turn a phrase like this one, correct for sure, but EEEEWWWW !!

  6. Marshall_Will on May 17th, 2011 7:59 pm

    "the American voter might as well be giving mouth-to-mouth to Ebola corpses in Africa."

    So stealing that!

    I may have mentioned that Teh Wun has forever ruined "fresh". Believe it or not, this is something I 'am' something of an expert on. When our band takes the stage, we have no choice but to pretend the last 30 years of pop music simply never happened.

    We can't nor have any desire to compete w/ that. In order to pull that off, everything must be historically accurath to the enth degree. This is what Newt, or any GOP candidate is confronted with.

    S/he will have to run as if the clock is set at 9/12/01. Not an easy thing. I'd only make passing ref's to Obama's failures. There are so many, our candidate won't have to get burned out on the same old BS claim of "the failed policies of the last ___ years!" ( And then fail to identify those specific policies )

    That part will be easy.

  7. SignPainterGuy on May 17th, 2011 8:21 pm

    Oh, I get it ! Looks and smells really bad, but feels really good !

  8. Granny55 on May 18th, 2011 12:05 pm

    I think Newt forgot about the new media. The minute he spewed his kool aid laced comments it was out there for everyone – including conservatives – to decry his statement. And he fed the Marxist press a whopper to run with. That is what is so unforgiveable to me. The MSM does not need any more help with pushing the radical liberal agenda.

    For someone who is supposed to be so smart – he sure is stooooooopid!!!

  9. Obama bin Biden on May 20th, 2011 12:48 pm

    You would have sworn Meet the Press producers had a gun to Newt's wife's head off camera and had him reading a teleprompter. It was truly amazing to wtach.

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