Here Newt Gingrich responds to the Iowa process. Newt refused to run for this election because he knew he couldn’t compete against Romney’s money. He expressed that on the Sean Hannity show a few months back. At that time I could hear some self-effacing expressions of class envy. I have to wonder, why there is so much jealousy and class envy in this country, especially from the people who claim to be Reagan conservatives? Listening to Rush and Sean Hannity yesterday, this attitude is a complete abandonment of conservatism in general.
Here’s my comment in response to his webcast:
Newt, I really respect you and all your efforts you are making. I also know that Mark Levin has outed that you and Dick Morris are working for the Huckabee campaign. Your comments are interesting, but clearly show a short-sided bias. The DOW dropped 2% yesterday in light of the Iowa process. All the conservative talk radio hosts (excluding Michael Medved) could not conceal their frustration with what happened. You are encouraging the feel good, vote with your heart populist mentality that ended up voting the likes of Clinton and Carter into office. This isn’t about electing a “pal”. Perhaps the surgeon doesn’t have the best bedside manner, but for the kind of operation this country needs, we need the best skill out there. Also, you are encouraging some of the most evil politics this country has ever unleashed by disguising CEO/$ bashing for an unspoken, unconstitutional religious test and back-handed pandering shadow campaigning.
The Romney’s are self-made success socially, financially, and in the amazing experiences brought into their life. They have not fed off of the government and they are at a place in life where they would earnestly like to share their success at the American Dream which they achieved in very hostile and challenging environments.
You, Morris and Huckabee are very clear that you resent this. You seem to be doing every thing you can to perpetuate class envy and other liberal ideals to our conservative party. You and your candidate lie brutally if you think for one moment that the most horrific negative campaigning wasn’t utilized and effected that will go down in history second to none.
I had wanted to believe in your efforts. I see now they are just one more slick attempt shut down the rugged, self-reliant, Reagan, American conservatism for pandering populist garbage. We are very disappointed in you. You continue to waste your potential Newt, and it’s very sad.
Here’s the clincher over at Townhall:
Friday, January 04, 2008
Posted by: Duane Patterson at 5:21 PM
Very quietly, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is meddling in the GOP primary field. A couple of weeks ago, there was a press release that indicated Rick Tyler, long time communications director for Gingrich, was taking a leave of absence from his day job, and helping out the communications effort for Mike Huckabee.
Mark Levin over on The Corner writes today that Newt and Dick Morris are both helping the Arkansas populist former governor, Newt behind the scenes, Morris publicly. The question is why is Newt doing this?
When the Tyler move became public, the theory developed that Newt still envisions himself running for the presidency, but didn’t think this cycle was the right time to run because of the aura of invincibility of Hillary Clinton. Newt would then benefit by helping out the perceived weakest of the GOP candidates, ensuring that come January ’09, the Republicans would begin their four year wandering through the desert. This would set up Newt as the White Knight in 2012, riding to the rescue after President Hillary screwed things up in her first term.
But after Iowa last night, another theory is beginning to develop. Hillary’s aura of invincibility is no longer there. Barack Obama is now the frontrunner, and although very charismatic, he’s an empty suit, especially when it comes to foreign policy. Newt may now be thinking that there’s a window of opportunity this cycle. All that needs to take place is for Huckabee to take a couple of the early states, Rudy take a couple of the big states, McCain maybe taking a state here or there, and Romney to take a couple, and you have yourself a brokered convention. If the Republicans can’t decide on a clear frontrunner by the convention, could we potentially see the White Knight riding in a little earlier than expected into Minneapolis/St. Paul this September?
Mark Levin writes over at NRO
Friday, January 04, 2008
Helping Huck [Mark R. Levin]
I am informed that Dick Morris and Newt Gingrich are helping Huckabee behind the scenes. Morris has been everywhere today promoting Huckabee.
So there you have it. This election is canned and these rural Evangelical women of Iowa (the ones statistically made the big turn out for Huck Thursday night) are falling for the rhetoric, hook, line and sinker.
I predict the backlash and anti-Huck vote will be bigger than anyone in this country can even imagine. The smart ones who see that the other vengeful, angry old man, McCain, is just as evil. The absolute unethical, below the belt, attack on Romney through the push-polling and scathing liberal newspapers is coming from a man who harbors a rage like no other (except possibly Hillary Clinton).