Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mr. Positivity

I just caught a rerun of the press conference Newt Gingrich gave following his loss to Mitt Romney in the Nevada caucus... it was strange, very strange.

Gingrich spent almost the entire press conference calling Mitt Romney the worst liar in the history of politics, without bothering to refute any of it or even describe what any of Romney's lies were.  According to Gingrich, the reason he lost in Florida was because Romney lied and lied and lied all throughout the Florida debate, and Gingrich was so shocked by all these terrible lies that he didn't even know how to respond...  and yet, at no point during the press conference did Gingrich mention a single one of these terrible lies.  Strange.

Gingrich insists that he wants to run a positive campaign...  this from the despicable creep who falsely accused Romney of trying to starve Holocaust survivors.  This is the kind of stuff that makes me more and more willing to settle for Mitt Romney.

I will vote for Newt Gingrich if I have to, because I'd rather have him than Obama, but I don't see how he is a better choice than Romney.  Romney pushed for Romneycare while he was governor of a blue state... what was Newt's excuse for advocating for a national health insurance mandate for about ten years?  Newt's connections to Fannie and Freddie seems a lot harder to defend than Romney's time at Bain Capital.  And Newt can cry about people bringing up his infidelities, but when you cheat on your wife while impeaching a president for cheating on his wife, and then you later run for president yourself, it's going to get brought up... a lot.  Meanwhile, Mitt Romney doesn't have anything even close to that kind of personal baggage to worry about.

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