Newt isn't the nominee you're looking for.The latest spin from the Main Stream Media is that Newt will not be able to beat Obama in a general election. An article on Bloomberg takes that position and runs with it:
You can go about your business.
At the root of the concern about Gingrich is whether he will be able to appeal to the broader U.S. electorate. Polls indicate that he has high unfavorability ratings and wouldn’t fare well in a head-to-head matchup against Obama. A January Gallup study found that all national political figures are viewed negatively. Still, “Americans have become more intensely negative in their evaluations of Newt Gingrich — who now has the lowest score overall,” the study concluded.This electability argument has coalesced around some notable elections recently—Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell for instance. In each case the narrative spun by the left-wing national press was that these "Tea Party" candidates were too conservative, too extreme. They could not attract enough independent voters and to vote for them in the primary was to foolishly wind up with the Democrat winning the general election.
So now were going to be hammered with the nonstop [Newt can't beat Obama] narrative. Is it true? Is Newt Gingrich so extreme that independents frustrated by years of a stagnant economy with no relief in sight and unbearable unsustainable national debt will nevertheless hold their noses and vote for Obama again, rather than vote for such an extreme right-wing Tea-Party nut?
The ideologically statist national news outlets will hit us over the head with Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell again and again. This new left-wing sourced tactic is meant to drive fear into the Newt supporters. The liberal media intends to convince those considering Newt Gingrich that a vote for Newt in the primary is a vote for four more years of "Hope and Change."
I've been watching the tactics of the national press during this entire 2012 primary process and they've consistently done one thing in particular. They've gone after anyone threatening the inevitable eventual nomination of Mitt Romney. So if you're considering Newt Gingrich, you might also consider the apparent fact that the LSM does not want anybody but Mitt Romney to run against Barack Hussein Obama.
An article on American Thinker by Joseph Ashby gives a strong rebuttal to the Lame Stream Media's argument about Tea Party candidates in the general election:
"Ah, yes," says the Establishment, "but look at what happened with the winnable 2010 Senate races in Nevada, Colorado, and Delaware." A closer look is indeed warranted.I've had some serious concerns about Newt and his tendency to just blurt out whatever he's thinking without giving due consideration or perhaps forgetting the fact that he's not Average Joe and that every single word he utters will be parsed and picked apart and evaluated by the opposition Main Stream Media and submitted to numerous highly biased so-called "fact checks." Newt's mouth, not his electability, has always been my concern. The truth is that Newt Gingrich is no more extreme than Ronald Reagan was. I believe, of all the candidates on offer, Gingrich is perhaps the one most closely aligned ideologically with that most revered of our past conservative leaders, Ronald Reagan. Incidentally, in case you might have forgotten, President Reagan allowed his own mouth too much impulsive latitude upon occasion:
Of those three races, only Delaware's Christine O'Donnell failed to win among independent voters, losing by just three percentage points at 48%-45%. Nevada's Sharron Angle defeated Reid among independents 48%-44%, and Colorado's Joe Buck won independents by an astonishing 16-point margin (53%-37%).
If we factor the 2010 Senate races into the electability argument, we must also mention the candidates in Florida and Wisconsin. Both Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson won while articulating a stronger conservative message than anyone in the entire U.S. Senate (save perhaps Jim DeMint). Along the way they each won independent voters by double-digits.
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