Before even announcing his candidacy Gingrich inflicted several wounds upon himself. First, there was that nonsense about shrugging off conservative purists. Then there was his pig headed support of uber RINO Dede Scozzafava. Finally, the was his asinine excuse for his infidelity.
If that was not enough to sink his ship, Newt has decided that more damage was in order and has now inflicted his most fatal wound with his brain dead comment about Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare being social engineering.
After hearing this absolute foolishness, conservatives were swift and brutal in their rebuke of Newt and rightfully so. Newt's statement is just the kind of thing that Obama will use to defend his pitiful record on failing to tame the deficit. The backlash against Newt seems unabated. Even Paul Ryan gave Newt a slap. Newt exacerbates the problem by trying to backpedal and apologize.
Newt made this mistake because he is still working off the 2008 play book. In that play book, slapping the principled members of your party to gain traction with fickle independents was the way to go. However in 2011, fickle independents are not driving the bus, sound commonsense fiscally conservative principles are.
Newt is a loser plain and simple. Watching Newt trying to spin and spin and spin his way out of his self inflicted wound should send shivers down every Republican's back. This is because this is exactly how Newt would handle himself against the onslaught Obama and the left have in store for whomever the GOP nominee will be. It is a losing position because any candidate who has to take the time to spin their own words, isn't spending time hammering Obama and getting out the conservative message. Since Newt is now stuck in this spinning position, his candidacy is effectively dead.
When that gay rights activist doused Newt with glitter, he really should have used dirt, because Newt's presidential hopes are dead and buried.
Via: The Right Scoop
Via: The Blaze
Via: The Last Tradition
Via: The Atlantic