Gingrich, Palin have no shot at being GOP presidential nominee

She can kiss dreams of the White House goodbye.

She can kiss dreams of the White House goodbye.

Bill Kristol, the Fox News analyst and Weekly Standard editor, made a couple of predictions on Fox News Sunday about the GOP presidential race:

“Can I go out on a limb, since everyone else is scared to say — actually make any predictions. I predict Palin will not run. I have no knowledge at all; I just have the hunch that she ultimately will not run.

I think Newt Gingrich is underestimated. Newt is going to run and Newt will be formidable. People can talk about the baggage, but lots of candidates have had lots of baggage, and people think they’re the right guy for the job, he could do better — and I do think — than people expect.”

Kristol has been an advocate for Palin in the past, so his prediction about her candidacy is interesting in that light. I also think he’s correct. Palin has peaked politically, and will be taken less and less seriously from here on out. A year from now, she’ll be considered little more than a curiosity. Public Policy Polling — admittedly, a Democratic-leaning polling firm — says that even in Alaska, her popularity has plummeted. Only 33 percent of her home-state voters now see her favorably, while 58 percent have an unfavorable impression of their former half-term governor. Among Alaska independents, 65 percent rate her unfavorably, and only 25 percent have a favorable opinion. In fact, of the 10 states surveyed by PPP, only Massachusetts gave Palin a lower favorability rating than Alaska.

Been there, done that, next joke please.

Sorry, no nomination for you, either.

Sorry, no nomination for you, either.

On Gingrich, however, I think Kristol’s dead wrong. Like Kristol, I now believe that Gingrich will probably run, and his glib tongue will ensure he gets media coverage. But in general, people don’t like Newt and people don’t trust him, and people want to like and trust their president. And in Newt’s case, the more exposure he gets on the campaign trail, the less he’ll be liked and trusted. He is not a person who wears well over time.

I wouldn’t care to guess at this point who the GOP nominee will be. It just won’t be either of these two, and for that fact the country and the Republican Party ought to be thankful.

– Jay Bookman

716 comments Add your comment

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
2:29 pm

Oh, boy! Palin…all we need now is a graph and we’ll know the Bruin’s back from hibernating for real! :-)

Normal

December 28th, 2010
2:30 pm

OMG, I just had a terrible thought Newt and Sarah 2012….EEEWWWWWW

Normal

December 28th, 2010
2:31 pm

Josef ,
down below, about being warm…

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
2:32 pm

DANG…there IS a chart! Hit that link and scroll…HE’S BACK for real…

Left wing management

December 28th, 2010
2:38 pm

Newt Gingrich: “He is not a person who wears well over time.”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is your insult of the day. Ouch.

Dudley

December 28th, 2010
2:38 pm

Talk about recipe for disaster. That would be it

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
2:39 pm

“A year from now she’ll be considered little more than a curiosity…”

I thought she already was. But I’ll wager a year from now Jay and company will still be rolling her around like a metaphoric booger on thumb and forfinger…

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 28th, 2010
2:41 pm

And after all Bill C did to lower the morals in the Oval Office along comes Newt

TGT

December 28th, 2010
2:41 pm

At this point I agree. Neither Palin or Gingrich is the complete package for most conservatives/repunlicans. Remember Senator Coburn on Gingrich: “He’s the last person I’d vote for president of the United states,” Coburn said at a weekend event in his home state of Oklahoma, according to the Tulsa World. “His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president.”

TGT

December 28th, 2010
2:43 pm

Excuse me: conservatives/republicans.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:45 pm

The only time I ever hear anything about Sarah Palin is when Bookman/Tucker bash her in print. Which happens daily. Conservatives aren’t nearly as fascinated with her as the liberal media seems to be. Just sayin’…………………..

Tom Middleton

December 28th, 2010
2:45 pm

Gonna miss her Neocon one-liners, Jay, but I’m sure the Republicans will come up with someone willing to champion taking us backwards. Maybe this is why Kristol is optimistic about Newt, because they almost always do!

Dudley

December 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

Newt does have what it takes to be republic candidate. Liar cheater criminal and the list goes on

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:48 pm

“Newt does have what it takes to be republic candidate. Liar cheater criminal and the list goes on”

You mean he got impeached and disbarred after carrying on a sexual affair with a big-haired fat chick in the oval office?

Kamchak

December 28th, 2010
2:48 pm

Right now it looks like Huckabee is leading the pack.

Still a little far out to make any predictions though.

I even read where John Bolton is a consideration.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:49 pm

Just curious Dudley, what criminal conviction does Newt have on his record?

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
2:49 pm

“Newt does have what it takes to be republic candidate. Liar cheater criminal and the list goes on”

A bit of the Freudian slip, there…but, yeah, that’s about what our republic can expect…whichever party…

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:50 pm

My bad, I was being unfair to Dudley…I forgot the Rules of Liberal Debate #1, to wit…facts are irrelevant.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 28th, 2010
2:51 pm

Well, I guess they’re going to hold it against old Newt just because of some bad timing in serving divorce papers on his wife. He probly didn’t even know she was in the hospitle with cancer. Anyhow, he didn’t have cancer, so I guess he was just being normal by wanting a new woman.

Or maybe it’s because old Newt was doing the same thing Clinton was doing while Newt was blasting Clinton for being immoral.

Picky, picky, picky. The libruls will do just about anything to keep us from having a godly Conservative in the White House.

Anyways, I think Sarah would be a good VP—even if she later decided to quit in the middle of her term. There’s no law against it.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:52 pm

I’m not a fan of Newt nor Palin, but Palin’s intellect is at least equal to Obama’s, and Newt’s is superior by a factor of at least 10.

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
2:52 pm

They both should run. Let the people decide. They could do it like wrestling. Whomever is defeated in the primaries should retire from public life completely…

arnold

December 28th, 2010
2:52 pm

I agree with Jay on Newt. There is no telling what will happen with Palin. I am just glad, from what I’ve seen, that McCain and Palin didn’t end up in the White House. That would have been a horror story. Two nut cases that rant and rave over anything.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:53 pm

Redneck…just change out “Newt” for “John Edwards” in your ignorant rant above, and see how it reads…

Paul

December 28th, 2010
2:53 pm

“Gingrich, Palin have no shot at being GOP presidential nominee”

Thank heavens.

Reps need someone who can speak in other than sound bites and talking points.

But they might just lose half the electorate that way -

Cekker

December 28th, 2010
2:54 pm

It’s always so droll when liberal bloggers talk about the shortcomings of potential conservative candidates.

That being said, Jay, I think Kristol has it right. Gingrich will probably do very well amongst a certain subset of conservatives; those longing for the heady days of the 90’s.

Amongst moderates and independents…not so much.

As for Palin…I’m yawning already. The ‘Aw Shucks’ routine is so tired.

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
2:54 pm

You mean he got impeached and disbarred after carrying on a sexual affair with a big-haired fat chick in the oval office?

Nah, kicking your wife to the curb while she’s fighting Cancer is much, much worse than getting jawbone in the White House.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:55 pm

SC..see above regarding John Edwards, and get back to us.

AmVet

December 28th, 2010
2:55 pm

Last night while flipping back and forth between the NHL action and the Independence Bowl (Go Air Force!) I stumbled across Faux News, and in that instant the imbecile Billy O’Loofah was asking Sister Sarah, “Is it possible for a liberal woman to be a mama grizzly?”

I shiite you not.

This is what passes for intellectual neo-con conversation???

To her credit, Sarah looked rather sheepish, likely thinking, Jeezoo, what an idiot this guy is…

As for Newt, he is a despicable man and loutish politician. Doing what few could ever do in Washington. Dramatically lowering the bar when it came to basic human decency and civility.

In other words, the perfect Republican candidate…

kitty

December 28th, 2010
2:56 pm

Good, hopefully she will go sit on her front porch and watch the Russians for us. Everywhere I turn there she is and I am thoroughly sick of her.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:56 pm

“Reps need someone who can speak in other than sound bites and talking points.”

…and Dems need someone who isn’t teleprompter-dependent.

stands for decibels

December 28th, 2010
2:56 pm

But in general, people don’t like Newt and people don’t trust him, and people want to like and trust their president.

Setting aside all the fairly obvious stuff that people don’t personally like about Newt (let’s see—physically unattractive? check. Serial adulterer? check. Bombastic and nasty-tempered? check…), where does he get off thinking that the path to the Presidency is via the House? when was the last time anyone was elected President after his highest stint as an elected official was the House? Heck, when was the last time a major political party even nominated such a person to run for President?

All of the stuff you heard lobbed at Obama as “lacking executive experience” would go double for Newt—and if you’re going to cite his tenure as Speaker, you really want to go there?

Kamchak

December 28th, 2010
2:57 pm

John Edwards is running for president?

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
2:57 pm

Newt?

Oh please! Oh please! Oh please!

He’ll be as easy to pick off as the demi-term governor.

That said, I am curious about who the GOP will put on the sacrificial
altar come 2012.

Their bench is still so very light.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 28th, 2010
2:58 pm

Neil Bush for president

Doggone/GA

December 28th, 2010
2:58 pm

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
2:59 pm

Harry

No comparison. Edwards is not running for president. As far as I know, he did not serve Elizabeth with divorce papers while she was in the hospital either. Both men are wrong as hell for cheating on their spouses, but what Newt did is completely fu*ked up. No way around it.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
2:59 pm

Kamchak

December 28th, 2010
2:57 pm

“John Edwards is running for president?”

No.

Another episode of one-word answers to stupid questions.

Del

December 28th, 2010
2:59 pm

I don’t think Palin will run and I don’t think Gingrich has much chance to secure the Republican nomination. I read where Herman Cain is considering a run, however, it’s far too early to make predictions as who will get the nomination.

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
2:59 pm

Course the bench lost some serious poundage with the loss of Haley Barbour recently…..

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

Hey, I’m counting on the GOP to run Brown…he ain’t hidin’ nuthin…

Harry…

Gingrich an intellectual…? Gevalt, man…he’s not even mediocre…

F. Sinkwich

December 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

Bill Kristol is just another DC elitist looking to improve his B-list standing on the Washington social circuit. He knows bashing conservatives while claiming to be one is a sure-fired way to obtain the coveted Sally Quinn cocktail party invitee status like David Brooks and David Gergen.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

SC…John Edwards was a Democratic candidate for Presidential nominee in 2004 and 2008, just as Newt is speculated to be.

paleo-neo-Carlinist aka Joe the Plutocrat

December 28th, 2010
3:01 pm

Palin is, as noted on a CT blog last month, at best a stalking horse with the soul purpose of distracting and exhausting Obama, which is why I question the left’s obsession with her. she is a cheerleader and a fundraiser (Rush, with smaller t*ts, but nicer legs). and this role suits her vanity and narcissism without having to master all the “dumb stuff” (critical thinking, grasp of American/World history, intellectual curiosity, familiarity with the Constitution/law, etc.) required if one hopes to succeed in any leadership role. Newt? has been gas bag. kid who thinks he is smarter than most.

horse

December 28th, 2010
3:01 pm

I do agree that neither Palin nor Gingrich have a chance, and that Palin will likely not run. Barbour only has the white nationalist vote now, and since that is 25% of the South, Gingrich can’t compete. I suspect that it will be Huckleberry in much of the South, but Pence will probably get the nod.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:02 pm

“He’ll be as easy to pick off as the demi-term governor.”

GG…that’s what you libbies said about Bush in 2000 and 2004. How did that turn out?

Matti

December 28th, 2010
3:02 pm

Palin is a smart woman. She feathers her own nest, and does what’s best for her own bank account. So what if she pretended to want to be a public servant? At least she did the honorable thing and quit — after blaming the media for criticizing public servants to the point where they can’t effectively do their jobs, to join the media and criticize public servants…. Her book sold a few copies, her appearances still sell, people watch her silly TV show, and her endorsement will be highly sought (and PAID for!) by somebody in 2012.

We have to look out for number one, you know. Whatever it takes, including exercising daily hypocrisy, spreading hate, and stabbing our own ideals in the neck with the sharpest knife we have until they stop kicking. I should have been so smart. (Okay, found the knife. Now, where are those silly ideals hiding?)

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
3:03 pm

Harry

Past tense…. WAS a candidate. If I’m correct, Elizabeth served papers to John too. They are not the same. Keep trying, but Newt is lower than ant testicles for what he did. If it was my sister or mother he did that to, he would have learned not to do that again…

paleo-neo-Carlinist aka Joe the Plutocrat

December 28th, 2010
3:04 pm

SOLE purpose (or was it sole porpoise – like Flipper?)

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:04 pm

Matti accuses Palin of “spreading hate”, but, like most liberals, fails to grasp the supreme irony inherent in her rant…

Matti

December 28th, 2010
3:05 pm

Harry Callahan,

I love you, man. Have a blessed holiday season.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:06 pm

SC…no discernable difference between Newt’s behavior and that of Edwards, but thanks for the internet bully-speak anyways…

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:06 pm

Horse

Where do you get that 25% figure. Cite please.

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:06 pm

Harry

First please show us where we did what you are claiming….

Next we nearly did.

He had the worlds smallest mandate.

ANd as bizarre as it sounds…even Bush 43 has more intelectual prowess than the lovely guv.

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:07 pm

Harry

except of course that Newt did it twice…..

wet wiccan

December 28th, 2010
3:07 pm

Common Sense – You are close, but it will be Jeb, not Neil Bush who will run in 2012.

Paul

December 28th, 2010
3:09 pm

Well, I’m still thinking that this stretched-out economic cycle will begin ticking upwards during the primaries. Republicans will claim it’s because off all the spending power of the upper 2 percent of the population, completely missing the point that an association of two variables (keeping tax cuts in place for the rich and an improving economic climate) does not necessarily imply causation.

But even if it’s not all rosy, there’s still only one Republican candidate who’s made his own millions, run his own businesses and turned around failing enterprises. All Romney has to ask is “you gave him three years and a trillion dollars and he failed. I bring experience.”

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:09 pm

“He had the worlds smallest mandate”

Well, actually Granny, George W. Bush got a much higher percentage of the popular vote than did Clinton (look it up), but thanks for playing…

Harry Really???

December 28th, 2010
3:10 pm

did you say Palin’s was interlect is equal to Obamas??
Even the GOP’s leader Karl Rove said the only person that could handle Obama was Newt in the smarts department

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
3:10 pm

thanks for the internet bully-speak anyways

That’s your M.O. and not mine. I don’t come on here attacking everyone’s posts nowhere near to what you do. You don’t see a difference, but I do. Oh well… I guess you wouldn’t see a difference if your wife cheated on you and you divorced her on your own accord vs your wife cheated on you and dumped you for the new wang while you were sick as hell in the hospital.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:10 pm

“I love you, man. Have a blessed holiday season”

It’s OK Matti, I’m a Christian. “Merry Christmas” will do just fine.

Question

December 28th, 2010
3:10 pm

Slow news day Jay?? Perhaps on blog on the following is just as relevant (and perhaps someone can explain why the leader of the free world is even addressing this issue?? BTW, didn’t Vick have about ten thousand “second chances”??) — Everyone deserves a second chance was President Barack Obama’s message when he called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie last week to congratulate him and the team for giving quarterback Michael Vick a take two.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:12 pm

SC…spin it however you want, but John Edwards cheated on a cancer-stricken wife. You can argue (why bother, really) that at least Newt manned-up and filed papers, as opposed to going behind her back like Edwards did.

Kamchak

December 28th, 2010
3:12 pm

…no discernable[sic] difference between Newt’s behavior and that of Edwards…

Other than Newt’s a contender for 2012 and Edwards isn’t, yeah, they are exactly the same.

Socialism—–BOO

Del

December 28th, 2010
3:12 pm

Newt Gingrich doesn’t come anywhere near being the lying slime ball that John Edwards turned out to be. In fact you could make a case that Newt and Bill Clinton are birds of a feather.Even though Sarah Palin may not be presidential material, no one can really accuse her of being untrue to her moral principals.

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

Nope, No Jeb in 2012. He’ll wait until 2016.

2012 will be a Dole-ish, McCain-ish pick…..in the GOP way of “it’s his turn”……which Republican has been in the Seante the longest kind of thing.

paleo-neo-Carlinist aka Joe the Plutocrat

December 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

Failed Marriage box score:
Gingrich – 2
Clinton – 0

Divorce box score:
Gingrich – 2
Clinton – 0

Change Religion box score
Gingrich – 1*
Clinton – 0

*made sure he became Catholic after he got the divorces out of his system

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:15 pm

I see it took Kammy 13 minutes to recover from the “one-word answer” blow I delivered to his ego. For his next trick, maybe he can find the courage to tell us how he feels about socialism. Don’t bet on it though. Once a coward, always a coward.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:16 pm

LOL at paleo…you don’t think Willy’s marriage to Hillary is failed? Classic.

Southern Comfort

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Manned up??? He fu*king chickened out. If he was the true CHRISTIAN that he portrays on tv, first of all, he wouldn’t have cheated. Second, he forsaked his vows that he made before G*d. Remember the “for better or worse, in SICKNESS and in health, til death” part of the marital vows???? Edwards is dog sh*t and Newt is runny dog sh*t.

Matti

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Harry Callahan,

Oh, I’m sorry! Is Christmas no longer part of the holiday season in this country? Please accept my deepest apologies. I certainly didn’t mean to disrespect you the way you meant to disrespect me. Merry Christmas! (for last week, or next year, take your pick)

Dudley

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

22 bounced checks in 92 That is a crime of moral turpitude (liar)

Kamchak

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

…maybe he can find the courage to tell us how he feels about socialism.

Socialism is the monster under your bed.

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Well, all’s I gotta say is when it comes down to whose the bigger scuzz bucket as to whose the best choice, we’ve got serious problems…

Paul

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Harry 3:15

Rule of Thumb: when one resorts to personal attacks and ego, one loses the argument.

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:17 pm

Harry

How delightful to find your numbers correct! Huzzah!

I will rephrase my snark to Bush thought he had a greater mandate than he actually had…..but he was the decider so he decided to.

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

OUCH Who’s not whose…sshheeesh…

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

Granny…you gonna get back to us on the “world’s smallest mandate” thing, or are you just running up the white flag on that one?

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:20 pm

“Socialism is the monster under your bed.”

If I spent all day cowering under the covers like you, that would be a problem.

AmVet

December 28th, 2010
3:20 pm

Newt reminds me a little of that other beloved Republican icon and great intellectual giant of the modern day GOP – Joseph McCarthy.

Dudley

December 28th, 2010
3:21 pm

iPad is so slow today.

Scout

December 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

Jay:

I had an early morning appointment and didn’t get to post anything on your previous thread regarding the Constitution. Allow me to do so now ……………..

A) The individuals you quoted were pretty much on target regarding the intent of the Constitution regarding federal projects.

B) Obviously, they couldn’t have imagined some or all of the original intent that needed to be modified to accommodate our modern country and viewpoints.

The question is how do you get from A) to B) without cheapening/prostituting the Constitution?

You have two choices:

#1 Submit to rule by judicial oligarchy (usurpation) forcing the Constitution mean what you want it to mean at any given time.

#2 Amend it based on the will of the people and evolving events/viewpoints.

Obviously, #1 is much faster while #2 passes Constitutional muster.

Washington warned us about this very principle that we have so flippantly disregarded:

“If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” George Washington

We were warned.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:22 pm

Kammy…personal responsibility is that monster under YOUR bed…

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:23 pm

Harry

see 3:17

beat ya’ to it.

I eben gave you a “huzzah”

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:23 pm

HARRY

I have no idea what Bill and Hillary have to say, but they’re still in it together for better or worse…and ’sides, everytime it comes up, I can just hear Tammy Wynette chuckling in the great beyond…

Adam

December 28th, 2010
3:24 pm

Love the Palin pic!

My prediction (OMG Dave R, a PREDICTION!) is that the GOP candidate that emerges for 2012 will not be anyone we have considered for that spot so far. That is, everyone polled vs. Obama for a 2012 ticket so far will not be the candidate that the GOP chooses in their primary to run.

It will most likely be someone most people have never heard of before. That way, the GOP can run away from any attempts to look at the record in a kooky way, and stick to the standard GOP hardline of a pro-choice, pro-Constitution, no-verbal-gaffes candidate. Then again, this all depends on how much Tea Party fervor is in that primary.

wet wiccan

December 28th, 2010
3:25 pm

Well, all’s I gotta say is when it comes down to whose the bigger scuzz bucket as to whose the best choice, we’ve got serious problems…

Ain’t that the truth!

AmVet

December 28th, 2010
3:26 pm

Hiya, Paul, hope you and yours had a great Xmas holiday.

To your point at 3:17, it would seem that some of the girls and boys here were very, very bad this year and got nothing more than a lump of coal!

And now they’re taking it out on the other Bookman peeps.

For brothers Bruno, josef and Hillbilly…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA3VbMWHjK8&feature=related

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

By the way, Jay, Sarah Palin called to thank you for another day of free press/book sales/speaking fees/TV ratings.

Jay

December 28th, 2010
3:28 pm

Harry, can we debate the issues and political figures, rather than launch charactr attacks on others who post here?

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:30 pm

Once again, Kamchak has excercised his intellect to it’s maximum by posting a “leg-humper” reference.

(yawn)

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

I saw that Palins second book flopped….apparently even the conservative book clubs that buy mass qtys in exchange for access to the authors weren’t interested.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

I think Jeb may sit out 2012 and try in 2016 unless there is a weak GOP candidate in 2012.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:31 pm

Jay,

I can if others can.

By the way, it’s interesting to see who gets called out on that and who doesn’t, but it’s your sandbox, so I guess whatever you say, goes.

kayaker 71

December 28th, 2010
3:32 pm

Another Palin rant. Why, pray tell, Bookman, do you go on and on about someone so inconsequential? If she is so out of the mainstream, why devote all of this rhetoric to her?
Realistically speaking, the only viable candidate for President that the Repubs have is David Patraeus. No baggage, a great leader, highly respected throughout the world, well educated, level headed…. what more could you want? Comparing him to Bozo is like comparing Kermit to Frog to Einstein.

paleo-neo-Carlinist aka Joe the Plutocrat

December 28th, 2010
3:32 pm

Harry, good question. which is why I (true libertarian/borderline anarchist) “believe” the state needs to get out of the marriage business (gay/straight, and anything in between). I despise the Clintons on many levels, but ‘defense of marriage’ is not among them. I know you and I don’t agree, but if I had to choose between two POTUS; one who had an inocuous tryst with an intern in the Oval Office, and one who led the nation into a $trillion, endless, illegal war; well, call me subversive, but I’ll take the former. people of Newt’s ilk tend to wave the Bible (and law) around like some sort of weapon, but more often than not end up shooting themselves in the foot (or is it feet?).

Abrazos

December 28th, 2010
3:33 pm

“The only time I ever hear anything about Sarah Palin is when Bookman/Tucker bash her in print.”

Then the ONLY media outlet the guy must go to is Jay’s and Cynthia’s blog. Palin has become like cow poop in a barnyard. You can’t walk anywhere without stepping in it. USA Today OpEd, WSJ OpEd, non-stop coverage on Fox, TLC reality show, on and on and on.

As for Newt, for pure entertainment’s sake, RUN, BOY, RUN! Dr. Gingrich, whose zenith of academic achievement peaked at West Georgia College in the 70s, will finally be pressed to explain how it was not only OK to cheat on his wives, but potential First Lady Calista Bisek Gingrich will be explaining how she squared her “devout Catholicism ” with sleeping with another woman’s husband (that’d be Newt)for years. Maybe that pesky 7th Commandment about not committing adultery is just for the little people.

Get the popcorn ready. It’s going to be a heck of a show.

josef nix

December 28th, 2010
3:34 pm

AmVet

Thanks!

ADAM
@ 3:24

I think you’re right there. I would also venture (wishful thinking, perhaps) that they’ll pull a candidate from that group within their party which seems to be getting its legs and moving back toward the center…I made the Brown suggestion as a joke, but he is one to keep an eye on politically speaking as well…

Granny Godzilla

December 28th, 2010
3:37 pm

Ya’ know Gen P would make a good candidate, but all he knows is ARMY stuff. (Nice but not near enough)

He’s going to have to broaden his skillset some first, but he seems to have his hands full at the moment.

Harry Callahan

December 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

paleo…Obama has had two years (and a massive majority in both houses) to get us out of of hte war…well actually, BOTH of the wars. What do you suppose he is waiting on? And how do you figure either (or both) of those wars are illegal? Especially given that NATO willingly went along with both?

We’re in agreement on marriage, by the way…none of the government’s business in any scenario…

Adam

December 28th, 2010
3:38 pm

josef: god help us if they do put a centrist up for election, since that person will probably win and then Republican members of congress will see it as a “mandate” to do whatever THEY want, just like last time we had a supposedly centrist GOP candidate elected. YES THAT’S ANOTHER PREDICTION OMG.

There’s nothing wrong with people expressing their prediction opinions btw.