In case you wanted to see the laundry list of reasons to stay home in 2012 if Newt gets the nomination, an influential member of the media provided them in a weekly newsletter last night. No, I am not talking about George Soros. Believe it or not, Ann Coulter’s signature is on the blade firmly implanted in Newt’s back. Newt has been anticipating mainstream media attacks since his turn at the top began, and so far he has been handling them beautifully. Unfortunately, he wasn’t looking over his shoulder.
Coulter, normally a reliable Reaganite, dredged up every non-rightwing conservative thing Newt has done throughout his career, and added her own arrows in the unfair Freddie Mac attack on Newt for consulting work he did over the last decade before the financial collapse.
Coulter stated that “…everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney.” While highlighting Newt’s couch moment with Pelosi, Coulter ignored Romney’s liberal past transgressions aside from Romneycare, whose relevance she equated to Romney being a Mormon. Romney is a great candidate, but to hear it from Coulter, you would think he is the only viable candidate Republicans can find.
Ann, let me take a moment to address you as one blogger to another. First of all, if you’ve been reading my blog then you would know that Romney very well may not be the nominee. Second, if you have been reading the polls, then you know that Romney is not the only person on planet earth that can beat Barack Obama. Third, if you’ve been reading Obama’s record, then shame on you for even accepting the premise that he is any more electable than even Gary Johnson. And fourth, if you had been listening to Newt Gingrich, you would know that such unfair attacks like the one you leveled against him in your newsletter will not help to defeat Obama in 2012.
The reason for the rise and fall of Socially Conservative candidates in this race is that the non-establishment wing of the Republican Party wants a Socially Conservative candidate who can beat Barack Obama. They thought they had it with Bachmann, but it became clear she could not beat Obama. They thought they had it with Perry, but he turned out to be an embarrassment. They thought they had it with Cain, but his ideas on taxes and his mishandling of media attacks are threatening his chances. They have never thought they had that with Romney. Romney has been the man for the establishment, and he has done very well. But he is certainly not cleaner than Newt when it comes to his record.
I have a great deal of respect for Ann Coulter. Most of the time I agree with her. Today, my advice to Ann Coulter is come back to our side. If someone is going to attack Newt, let it be the enemy, not those who should be his friends. And let the American people decide whether they want Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich to take on the worst President in our nation’s history. If you need some ideas of things to write about, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to talk about Solyndra, Jon Corzine, Fast and Furious, Occupy Wall Street’s assassination attempt, Obama thinking Hawaii is in Asia, UNICEF’s US funded war on foreign adoption, the debt super committee, or a whole host of other topics your readers would rather read about than a hit piece on Newt Gingrich.
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