Self Destructive Newt Unfit For White House
January 10, 2012 5 Comments
Today is the New Hampshire Primary. The primary may be substantially affected by Todd Palin’s endorsement of Newt Gingrich. Why it may sway at least one vote towards Newt. Does Todd really think his endorsement matters? Todd Palin is like any other political spouse, they’re a background character who are better seen and not heard.
While Newt is basking in his amazing endorsement achievement he’s busy doing and saying things that make Newt a confounding person. Newt often says all the right things, he often voted the right away and he generally says things that most conservatives find agreeable. Then he does or says something that makes you wonder what planet he’s on. Newt started the campaign declaring he’s older and wiser yet he has the same self destructive tendencies that he had when he was Speaker. Yet he and Todd Palin still want us to vote for him.
Newt has spent the past few days hammering Mitt Romney’s actions when he was part of the Bain investment firm. Bain basically bought up dying businesses and tried to make them profitable again. Sometimes the investments were successful, Romney claims they created 100,000 jobs via successful investments. Other times Bain couldn’t turn around a dying company and it in fact died and folks lost their jobs. This is what Newt is focusing on, specifically the people who lost their jobs. He’s talking like Obama, complaining about greedy corporations not caring about the employees. Never mind of course that these were all dying companies in the first place. Bain tried to save them and likely delayed their ultimate death.
Free enterprise does result in pain for some people, there’s no doubting that. Those who were in the horse and buggy industry felt pain when automobiles replaced them. The candle industry felt pain when electricity replaced candles. Some businesses are simply poorly run or make bad decisions and they’re replaced by businesses that are well run and make good decisions. Newt seems to want everyone to have the same job forever with no winners and losers, with nothing ever changing. That’s Barack Obama’s vision for America, it ought not be the vision of a Republican.
It would be one thing if Romney did something illegal or clearly unethical while he was at Bain. Newt has no evidence suggesting as such. All he has are a few companies that Bain was unable to turn around. For some reason it’s Romney’s fault that people lost their job. But it’s important to note that but for Bain these people wouldn’t have even had a shot to retain their job. Bain gave them a shot, but like with most investments not all of them are successful. That isn’t Bain’s fault, it surely isn’t Mitt Romney’s.
It’s really ridiculous that conservatives are stuck defending a moderate like Romney from the absurd attacks of a supposedly conservative Republican. Newt is self destructive in attacking the very free enterprise system that he has defended at debates and speeches across the country. His attacks aren’t hurting Romney at all, it’s solidifying his support in a party that views business favorably. If Newt’s goal is to destroy Romney’s chances at the nomination, his Bain attacks are having the opposite effect.
Self destructive Newt is back and unfortunately he’s making it clear to most in the GOP that he is unfit for the White House. Newt has moments of brilliance and there’s no doubt he can be a very skilled and successful politician. But at some point Newt becomes self destructive. It’s one thing to have a self destructive speaker, it’s another thing when such a man is President.
This of course leaves Rick Santorum as the only conservative left who can defeat Romney. Unfortunately it isn’t going to happen. Santorum doesn’t have the money or the organization to defeat Romney. The vitriol coming from the Newt camp against Romney isn’t any good and will do nothing for Santorum. This nomination is going to go to Mitt Romney, barring some shocking development in the world of Ron Paul.