Let me tell you the best way to help any Republican candidate in this race. Tell his TEA Party supporters that they only support him because they are racists. Haven’t we heard that garbage for four years already? Don’t look now, this time it’s conservative media man Glenn Beck.
Beck, arguing that Newt is as much of a big government progressive as Obama, said that the only reason TEA Partiers were flocking to Gingrich was racial. Thank you, Beck. Now TEA Partiers have a new reason to flock to Gingrich.
Now Newt will also have one more item in his arsenal in the General Election when Obama goes after him for not being moderate enough. Seriously though, do people really associate Newt Gingrich with leftwing liberalism? Does Beck really think Newt is a social progressive? No, of course not. And when it comes down to Newt and Obama, we will see people like Beck, Coburn, Coulter, and others either get really quiet or come out and eat their words.
Before we take Beck’s claim that Newt supporters are racist bigots too seriously, maybe we should find out whether he supports Huntsman or Romney. Low blow? Yeah. How do you like it, Beck?