HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » LOL - Rightbloggers Expla...

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:09 AM

LOL - Rightbloggers Explain How Newt's Big Win Can Help Someone Other Than Newt Become President

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/rightbloggers_e_6.php


-snip-

Like conservatives everywhere, rightbloggers love Gingrich's finger-in-the-eye, combative approach to national politics. But they love one thing more: Winning.

And Newt Gingrich just isn't going to win in November. Even if Obama was revealed to be a Communist vampire from Mars, Gingrich couldn't beat him. Among voters, Gingrich's favorability ratings are ridiculously bad. People over the age of thirty remember him as the loser of a government-shutdown showdown and for being sanctioned by the House for ethics violations. Everyone wonders what the mean guy with three wives is doing on TV.

The characteristics that endear Gingrich to partisans look very different to normal people: The "fat, nasty, pasty old man" Howie Carr worried about voters seeing is not a Liberal Media illusion -- it's Newt Gingrich.

That's why, when the fun and games part of the campaign began to wind down, rightbloggers started to break for Romney despite his lack of conservative bona fides -- at least some normal people might vote for him. But they've got guilty consciences about it; in their hearts, they'd prefer one of the other lunatics from the early campaign, like Michele Bachmann or Donald Trump.

-snip-

1 replies, 703 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply LOL - Rightbloggers Explain How Newt's Big Win Can Help Someone Other Than Newt Become President (Original post)
highplainsdem Jan 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #1

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. Like Bachmann or Trump ever had a chance to win. No way. People are not going to vote for a

 

crazy person with a finger on the nuke button.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread