Wednesday , February 28 2024
Who would vote for Newt Gingrich in 2012?

Newt in 2012? Who’s Kidding Whom?

Newt beats Romney in South Carolina. The Republican race for a nominee just gets funnier and funnier. I’ll ask a simple question: Can anyone tell me why they would actually vote for the lizard-like Newt Gingrich?

I’ll make it a little more difficult. Tea Party reactionaries (who are losing steam daily), and those who just simply hate the Democratic party are excluded. Give me an honest reason why anyone would think the Newtster would be someone for whom to actually vote. As is so often the case in politics, I hear people say they are not voting for someone, but against the competition. How about we try something truly radical, like voting for a candidate we truly believe in?

How many times have we heard someone say, “I voted (blank) because he was the best of the bad choices?” I certainly remember those words being uttered by a lot of people back in 1988, when the Democratic candidate was the moronic Dukakis, against someone whom nobody really liked: the then sitting VP George Bush.

So let’s tear up the usual excuses and talk straight. I’m voting for Obama because even though I agree he has been basically a do-nothing president, he hasn’t done anything that actually angered me either.

Tell me why you would vote for Newt? I think Romney lost SC because he refused to release his tax records. And I think once he does, some noise will be made, and it will all pass. Eventually I do think he will be the Republican nominee. But again, I ask: who, and why, would anyone vote for Newt Gingrich? It’s a simple question, but one I bet nobody will be able to answer without saying that they hate the Dems, and if Gingrich is the only choice, then that is enough.

Partisanship aside then; how is that good enough for any of us? And why should we accept such nonsense? If the United States is truly the greatest experiment in democracy in history then why would we accept such a state of affairs?

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