Gingrich won’t win nomination; he won’t even win in Georgia

In little more than a year — Feb. 7, 2012, to be exact — Republican voters in Georgia will go to the polls to cast ballots in a GOP presidential primary.

As Jim Galloway confirmed last week, the name of Newt Gingrich will probably be on the ballot. The former speaker is reportedly telling Georgia Republican leaders that he intends to mount a national campaign out of Atlanta, presumably to try to shed himself of the taint of Washington.

“My offices are here. My grandchildren are here. I’m here regularly,” Gingrich said in a press conference Thursday in Atlanta. “I helped create the modern Republican Party in Georgia starting in 1960. I have a certain fondness for being back in Atlanta.”

Gingrich did make his name here, but he then moved on to pastures that he perceived to be greener, as the man is wont to do. And while he might see himself as a co-founder of the modern Georgia Republican Party, that’s not the story you hear from Republicans themselves, many of whom saw Gingrich as far more concerned with pursuing his own national ambitions than with helping to build a party back home. (Shocking, I know).

So here’s a prediction: Assuming that Gingrich is still in the race come Feb. 7, after the Iowa caucuses and primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, he will not win the Georgia primary. In fact, I’d be surprised if he even managed a close second.

Some of that depends on who decides to enter the race and who doesn’t. In a Magellan poll taken last June, 29.8 percent of Georgia Republicans said they would vote for Gingrich in a primary, making him the nominal frontrunner. (He was followed by Mike Huckabee (24.5 percent), Mitt Romney (14.4 percent) and Sarah Palin (12 percent).

Not surprisingly, Gingrich did best among Republicans 55 and older, who are more likely to link him to Georgia. (Palin, by the way, got only 3.4 percent of Georgia Republicans between 18 and 34). But given the favorite-son status that Gingrich wants to claim here, you have to look at that 30 percent figure as closer to his ceiling than his floor.

As those numbers indicate, he has no great reservoirs of fondness, gratitude or state pride to draw upon here, and I doubt that many Georgia Republican leaders will be willing to cast their lot with him at the risk of alienating candidates perceived to be much more viable nationally. A lot of factors are at play in the endorsement game, but it usually comes down to wanting to side with a winner.

– Jay Bookman

354 comments Add your comment

barking frog

January 24th, 2011
8:47 am

Gingrich is a legend in his own mind and will not
quit until he dies.

jt

January 24th, 2011
8:48 am

Gingrich was born Newton Leroy McPherson, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

nuff said.

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
8:49 am

I think Palin would beat Gingrich here in Georgia.

Normal

January 24th, 2011
8:49 am

I, for one hope that he IS the GOP candidate…with Sister Sarah is his running mate. Oh, yes I do…

Paul

January 24th, 2011
8:50 am

“Gingrich won’t win nomination; he won’t even win in Georgia”

The efforts of Hannity and other cheerleaders nothwithstanding.

And on that good news, I’m off to the gym -

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
8:51 am

I can’t wait to watch Gingrich, Palin, Huck and others trying to ‘out-conservative’ each other in the primaries.

It will be entertaining…

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
8:53 am

Even Mitt and Pawlenty have been serving up the crazy lately to get the jump on the tea party bandwagon.

The Tea Party will ensure that no R even close to electable is this years’ nominee…

Bosch

January 24th, 2011
8:55 am

” “I helped create the modern Republican Party in Georgia starting in 1960″

Which is why he won’t win.

JohnnyReb

January 24th, 2011
8:57 am

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
8:58 am

Nope, Jay, I don’t think Gingrich stands a chance for the nomination. Nor Palin. It probably will be someone with both support from the Republican and tea parties. Joint candidate. Although it would be funny if Palin got the nomination. Watching the media and liberals foam at the mouth would be funny.

Granny Godzilla

January 24th, 2011
8:58 am

Newt?

Now that’s an ego without end.

Granny Godzilla

January 24th, 2011
8:59 am

Joel

Foaming at the mouth doesn’t happen while folks are laughing gleefully.

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
8:59 am

I ahve to admit, it is also entertaining to watch Gingrich’s appeal among the ‘values voters.’

As long as I live, I do not think I will ever be able to understand how candidates with the morals of sailors on shore leave (with apologies to all sailors) curry favor with the Christian Right…

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:01 am

LHU @ 8:59

LOL!!!!!!

ByteMe

January 24th, 2011
9:02 am

He won’t run. Period. This is all a smoke screen to sell a book. “Fool me once, shame on you… Fool me twice twice, shame on me.”

AmVet

January 24th, 2011
9:02 am

Poor Newt, he never read the memo that millions of Americans think he is a Grade A, industrial strength example of what exactly is wrong with this nation. The man is laughable, in a tragic kind of way, is an embarrassment, even by Republican standards, yet he takes himself very seriously.

I still contend that the modern day GOP, which seems utterly incapable of learning from their many mistakes, stands a great chance of trotting out a slate this time around, to rival the last one.

At least in terms of laughability.

The over-under being how if more than three hands will be raised when this question is asked: “Is Obama a US citizen?”

Normal

January 24th, 2011
9:03 am

at least he said, “(with apologies to all sailors”… :)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 24th, 2011
9:03 am

Well, old Newt will do good here unless his wife gets cancer and needs to get served the divorce papers in a hospitle. If that happens all bets are off. But us GA folks are a forgiving lot and we can forget him noodling around with a woman not his wife while he was blasting Clinton for the same thing or getting huffy about his airplane seat and shutting down the country. Old Newt may be a scoundrel, but we can take pride that he’s our scoundrel. Nobody’s perfect.

Newt-Sarah in 2012! You won’t know what hit you after the bombs fall.

lovelyliz

January 24th, 2011
9:04 am

You’ve got to love a man who so loves traditional marriage that he tries it 3 times at last count.

Gene

January 24th, 2011
9:05 am

You don’t have to be moral to curry favor with the Christian Right. You just have to be sanctimonious.

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:06 am

Normal/SOCO – I knew a guy once that was on nuclear subs for six month stretches at sea.

He personnally accounts for the reputation…

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:06 am

LHU

Funny you mentioned the Christian Right. I was just reading the WaPo when I came across this little nugget from Rev. Billy Graham…

In an interview with Christianity Daily, Graham was asked what he would had done differently in his life:

I … would have steered clear of politics. I’m grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to. But looking back I know I sometimes crossed the line, and I wouldn’t do that now.
Graham, 92, discussed the successes of the evangelical ministry in recent times, but also had a warning for the next generation of ministers saying, “success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success.”

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/billy-graham-regrets-getting-i.html

retired early

January 24th, 2011
9:06 am

I think Newt sees an opportunity here given the underwhelming competition from Pale-in, Huckelberry and Mickey Mitt. People, as we have learned here in Georgia, will vote for a rattlesnake if it can beat Obama…and we also know about their convenient long term memory deficits. Newt’s debating skills just might get him nomination.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:07 am

That seems to be Palin’s primary source of conservative appeal these days, Joel.

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:07 am

LHU

I know a few sailors myself, so I know the reputation does indeed fit many of them. Even the language. :)

jconservative

January 24th, 2011
9:08 am

Gingrich has a giant sized Moral Albatross hanging around his neck. And he knows it.

Any run for president will be just an opportunity to advertise a post election new book or new PAC.

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:11 am

SoCo,

Billy Graham was probably one of the good guys…

Unfortunately, the ‘Christian Right’ has included too many Jerry Falwell’s, Ted Haggard’s. Pat Robertson’s, Gary Bauer’s, Ralph Reed’s, etc.

All charlatans…

godless heathen

January 24th, 2011
9:12 am

He was 17 years old in 1960. Typo anyone?

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:14 am

LHU

That’s why his comment kinda hit me in the gut. I don’t see Graham in the same light as Robertson, Falwell, et al…. Graham has always kept the appearance of being true to his faith and not one that was politically posturing at any time. For him to say that, says a lot to me.

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:15 am

Jay@9:07
But mostly as whip and spokesperson. Despite some of the opinions as to her intelligence by some persons on this blog. I suspect this woman doesn’t want anymore attacks on her family as seen previously. She’ll work in the background (and make a bunch of bucks). Just my guess, could be wrong.
I love to see Jindal run. Just not Romney.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:15 am

jcon, I think there’s some truth to your point — while Gingrich does see himself as presidential timber, he also probably thinks of this as a good career move.

On the other hand, a performance at the polls that proves just how little support he has could end up boomeranging on him.

Also, pretty telling that here in his “home state,” not a single person on this board has jumped in to defend or embrace Gingrich.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:18 am

1960 is when he came here to attend Emory, heathen.

And right away, of course, the 17-year-old began to remold the Georgia Republican Party.

Disgusted

January 24th, 2011
9:19 am

Also, pretty telling that here in his “home state,” not a single person on this board has jumped in to defend or embrace Gingrich.

Be patient, Jay. It’s too early for Dusty to make an appearance during one of her Burger King breaks.

JohnnyReb

January 24th, 2011
9:20 am

Olbermann, the most vocal Liberal on TV gets canned. MSNBC is about to be taken over by COMCAST who will turn it into a profitable business or shut it down – either way, it won’t be the Liberal cesspool it is now, and you guys want to bash Newt. Seems a little out of focus, somewhat like the Liberal ideology.

Misty Fyed

January 24th, 2011
9:21 am

Surely we can do better than Gingrich, Huckabee, Romney, and Palin….If those are my choices, I just may have to vote libertarian.

Lynn

January 24th, 2011
9:21 am

Sorry, but Newt has too much baggage. His time has come and gone. I’ll be backing Huckabee. IMO he has the best shot at Obama.

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:22 am

Jay@9:15
That’s the problem with being a national figure. You lose the “home state” advantage. Gingrich has gone by his sell-buy date.
He’s a bit cold blooded also.
Ditto-Romney.
Jindal has intelligence and passion. He might be too intelligent to run. Sarah, I think, if she knew what was coming, would have tossed McCains offer out the front door.

godless heathen

January 24th, 2011
9:23 am

OK, I will. The man is a forward thinker. He understands the role of technology in the future of mankind better than most politicos. He’s too smart to be elected President.

I was at one of his talks and he passed a list of “10 things everyone agrees on.” And then he discussed why, since everyone in the country (conservative and liberal) agreed on these 10 things, why they weren’t being accomplished.

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:26 am

‘He’s too smart to be elected President.’

Lord knows the GOP likes their candidates to be ‘anti-intellectual…’

@@

January 24th, 2011
9:27 am

While I find Newt to be a highly intelligent man…one who would be difficult to beat in a debate, his claim to fame is as speaker. We have too many of those in Washington.

What we need is a doer…a governor…an individual who knows what it means to run a state or a business.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:27 am

Joel, do you honestly believe that Palin would rather have remained the unknown governor of Alaska than become a multimedia star and millionaire?

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:29 am

‘What we need is a doer…a governor…an individual who knows what it means to run a state or a business.’

Bloomberg/Hagel ‘12

larry

January 24th, 2011
9:31 am

Well, considering who our fellow Georgians voted for governor…………………………anything is possible.

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:33 am

Well, considering who our fellow Georgians voted for governor…………………………anything is possible.

Damn, if that isn’t the truth…..

stands for decibels

January 24th, 2011
9:33 am

he will not win the Georgia primary.

Maybe a 15% probability, heading up if things get noticeably testy between the national front-runners of course.

[…]

I [have] to admit, it is also entertaining to watch Gingrich’s appeal among the ‘values voters.’

Just so it’s clear, Newt doesn’t don’t need to curry favor with enough values voters to actually win anything—he just needs to convince enough of these folks to provide some financial support to keep Newt in a manner to which he has become accustomed.

After 2012, it’s off to the next hustle.

One Nation Under educated

January 24th, 2011
9:34 am

“And right away, of course, the 17-year-old began to remold the Georgia Republican Party.”

And they’ve been acting like irresponsible 17-year olds ever since…when they’re not acting like 2-yr olds

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:34 am

The ‘12 Dream Ticket…

Buffet (Warren, not Jimmy)/Powell

I will proudly festoon my truck with the bumper sticker…

stands for decibels

January 24th, 2011
9:35 am

You really think Countdown wasn’t making money for GE, JReb? Really?

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:36 am

Jay@9:27
Yes, if you knew your family was going to dragged through the mud from every conceivable angle. (You’ve read the same stories I have.) Wouldn’t you?
Maybe she didn’t quite conceive of the magnitude of the attacks. I know that’s giving fuel to her shrieking critics, but there it is.

Lord Help Us

January 24th, 2011
9:37 am

‘you knew your family was going to dragged through the mud from every conceivable angle.’

IMHO, Sarah does a lot of the dragging…

Normal

January 24th, 2011
9:37 am

Doggone/GA

January 24th, 2011
9:39 am

“Yes, if you knew your family was going to dragged through the mud from every conceivable angle”

You’ve got to be kidding yourself. If she would be more content being obscure she would have just quit the governorship and then faded away. Taking a nationally televised TV gig is NOT, under any definition, fading away.

larry

January 24th, 2011
9:39 am

Buffet (Warren, not Jimmy)/Powell

How ’bout a Buffet/Buffet ticket for 2012. Just think, Margitiville could be the White House South.

It be a heck of a place for meetings.

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:41 am

Joel

I’d disagree with you on politicians not knowing their family’s going to get attacked. I’m the son of a pol, but the only reason I haven’t been dragged thru the mud is because most of his critics have no idea that I exist. When my DNA donor ran for mayor of my hometown, there just happened to be a story leaked to the local newspaper about paternity suits against him. That’s how I found out that I had a little brother.

That comes with the territory of being a politician. That is the one major reason I will not run for any elected office. I refuse to put my family onto the face of a dart board for people to target at will.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:43 am

yeah, Joel, the Palins have been so traumatized by the experience that Bristol sought shelter from the harsh spotlight by going on “Dancing With The Stars” and Sarah tried to lower her profile with her own reality TV show.

stands for decibels

January 24th, 2011
9:44 am

Buffet (Warren, not Jimmy) [...] 2012

hmm. Would either be ok with the pay cut?

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:47 am

P.S.
Jay
At the risk of catching hell from some of the sock puppets here. Male politicians and female politicians have be though of in different ways. Despite the Sarah Barracuda image, I suspect she took the criticisms to heart a lot more than a male politician would. Many of them were in the high school mode and pretty shameless.

Bosch

January 24th, 2011
9:48 am

Joel @ 9:36 –

Do you honestly think for one minute that Palin was fully aware of what her family would be put through? If you think not, then that obviously shows she is unaware of politics and has no business being more than a PTA President or resident room mother.

She is a fame and media whore and she throws her kids in the mix with her.

Southern Comfort

January 24th, 2011
9:49 am

dB

If Warren Buffet was elected, I think we’d end up with about 57 states by the time he left office. That man is good with acquisitions. We’d probably have the Caribbean on lockdown.

Mick Hannigan

January 24th, 2011
9:49 am

“Favorite-son” status? Whoever said that needs a brain transplant! Newt will have more problems overcoming his disgraceful treatment of his first wife (or was that his second wife?) than with his politics or lack thereof. This voter will never vote for him as won’t the 4 in my family who vote. Look out for Mike Huckabee. Although he won’t qualify to be President as he was not a “Community Organizer,” he may well win the nomination.

Bosch

January 24th, 2011
9:51 am

I mean, damn, Palin is like the bridesmaid at a wedding that flattens all the others to catch the bouquet when a camera is around. All the while whining about being a bridesmaid.

AmVet

January 24th, 2011
9:52 am

No plutocrat-wannabe or oligarchy lover would ever support the oracle of Omaha.

In other words, virtually no Republicans.

As for the poor put-upon Ms. Palin. it is a matter of degree.

Everybody can get away with the occasional foot-in-mouth disease. But when it is a weekly affair? The woman used up a lifetime of stupid statements in a few months.

And the somewhat disgusting Mr. Gingrich is scant better.

Though he is considered a heavy weight in faux-conservative circles (gawd help them), all that goes right down the drain, when he sublimates any real intelligence by appearing on idiotic faux news TV shows and calling BHO a socialist, among many other moronic statements..

Who, with an IQ over about 80, is gonna take that puerile nonsense and his dripping hypocrisy seriously?

Deep Throat

January 24th, 2011
9:53 am

Greetings, who cares who gets the nod, as long as we oust the idiot in office now.

@@

January 24th, 2011
9:54 am

Do you honestly think for one minute that Palin was fully aware of what her family would be put through? If you think not, then that obviously shows she is unaware of politics and has no business being more than a PTA President or resident room mother.

Perhaps she believed that the American people were better than they proved themselves to be. I’ve no doubt it was a rude awakening for her. She has no intention of sleeping thru it.

Bosch

January 24th, 2011
9:56 am

Well, now somebody’s done gona and blown up the Moscow airport.

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:56 am

Jay@9:43
C’mon. A lot of that looks like trying to do image repair. Unfortunately that doesn’t work well when the media is pretty much gonna continue to take pot shots. It’s doesn’t matter what this family does. I will even go so far as to say she is not going to run for the nomination. It’s totally counter productive.
And a forecast, if she doesn’t run, we’ll still see article making little snide remarks about not running. Maybe even one from you.

Bosch

January 24th, 2011
9:58 am

Okay, I’ve eaten my Cheerios, now I’ve work to do.

Later folks.

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
9:58 am

“She is a fame and media whore and she throws her kids in the mix with her.”
Thank you. Couldn’t made the point better if I had wanted to.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
9:58 am

Of course, a lot of Palin’s most ardent male admirers were ALSO in the “high school mode,” and as Joel puts it, were pretty shameless about it.

And Joel, I ran a piece back in December predicting she won’t run.

Intown

January 24th, 2011
9:59 am

Gingrich won’t carry a single primary. But, he will sell some more books and make some money off appearing on T.V. So, it’s a win win for him.

Deep Throat

January 24th, 2011
10:00 am

Greetings, it amazes me to read all this supposed wisdom from the left, saying this person or that person could not be president when they continue to support a proven loser in Obama.

USinUK

January 24th, 2011
10:02 am

barking – 8:47 –

Nail.

Head.

USinUK

January 24th, 2011
10:03 am

Jay – just a heads-up … I sent you an interesting WaPo article via FB

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
10:05 am

Jay@9:58
“were pretty shameless about it.”
I was under the impression that admiration was supposed to be shameless. I admire many people shamelessly.

Doggone/GA

January 24th, 2011
10:07 am

“I was under the impression that admiration was supposed to be shameless”

He said “admiration” not worship. AND *I* read his post to mean they were shameless about being in “high school mode” – not shamelss in their admiration.

Jay

January 24th, 2011
10:07 am

got it, USnUK, thnks.

DawgDad

January 24th, 2011
10:09 am

All you lefties chomping at the bit to cross over into our primary? We don’t care what you think about any of our candidates.

I tend to agree with Jay, though, Newt has a tough row to hoe. Newt is like Pat Buchanan, brilliant idea man most effective when not self-promoting. He provides an important voice for the molding and selling of the platform, and that’s where he needs to focus. As a conservative, there are other candidates I prefer as leaders.

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
10:10 am

Doggone/GA@10:07
read it anyway you like. Just don’t try to rewrite it.

larry

January 24th, 2011
10:16 am

Feb 1-28 is Palin free month, join the movement.

SouthernBelle

January 24th, 2011
10:17 am

Foaming at the mouth? That’s laughable. If any of these so-called candidates enter the race then that’s laughable! Palin would be crucified by world leaders, Romney’s ego would fit right in, Huckabee might have a chance with his honesty, but Newt…now there’s a man with an ego big enough to fit in the whole state of Georgia. Why can’t the GOP come up with a good old down to earth honest candidate for a change. The last Rep in office was Gerald Ford who was honest and down to earth. But was he voted in by the GOP…duh!

Adam

January 24th, 2011
10:17 am

It really shouldn’t be a surprise that Gingrich has no chance at a GOP nomination. Though I do welcome Republicans and Tea Partiers alike to vote for him in the Republican primary. It would be the biggest wet kiss you could give to the Democrats.

JohnnyReb: Olbermann, the most vocal Liberal on TV gets canned.

There is no proof of that.

MSNBC is about to be taken over by COMCAST who will turn it into a profitable business or shut it down – either way, it won’t be the Liberal cesspool it is now

hahahaha. Keep on dreaming dude. Your distaste for liberals doesn’t mean that the entire rest of the country agrees with you. In fact, poll after poll shows that on most issues, you are in the minority. Oh and btw, MSNBC is quite profitable as it is.

larry

January 24th, 2011
10:18 am

DawgDad

January 24th, 2011
10:18 am

“Of course, a lot of Palin’s most ardent male admirers were ALSO in the “high school mode,” and as Joel puts it, were pretty shameless about it.”

What exactly is that supposed to mean? Just because leftist syncophants go into “high school mode” and swoon over Obama does NOT mean any significant number of people on our side are similarly afflicted. One thing you will NEVER see in a Tea Party meeting is “high school mode”. Get real, Jay.

Adam

January 24th, 2011
10:19 am

SouthernBelle: The problem with today’s GOP is that the majority of votes don’t follow a logical pattern as much as they do an emotional pattern. Especially if the Tea Party remains within the GOP rather than splitting off.

Adam

January 24th, 2011
10:20 am

DawgDad: Just because leftist syncophants go into “high school mode” and swoon over Obama does NOT mean any significant number of people on our side are similarly afflicted.

If you ever took psychology, you must not have done well. People in general can get afflicted by this regardless of their party. It’s a human thing, not a predisposition based on political leanings.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 24th, 2011
10:20 am

Well, I see this fitness guy Jack LaLanne died. But you got to hand it to him. He’ll make the healthiest looking corpse you ever seen.

Adam

January 24th, 2011
10:21 am

larry: I love that article :D

AmVet

January 24th, 2011
10:22 am

…who cares who gets the nod…

Perhaps no six words in the history of blogging, better demonstrates why we the people are so royally screwed at this point in the game. (Think Nathan Deal.)

But you gotta hand it to the panderers of the lowest common denominator, they know their base.

And why we elect such sorryassed “leaders”.

OK, off to keep the plutocrats comforatable…

godless heathen

January 24th, 2011
10:22 am

According to Wikipedia he graduated from Baker High in Columbus in 1961.

USinUK

January 24th, 2011
10:22 am

“One thing you will NEVER see in a Tea Party meeting is “high school mode”. Get real, Jay.”

:lol:

yeah, Jay … they’re NEVER in sycophantic highschool crush mode …

http://www.newser.com/story/109939/oldsters-unveil-battle-hymn-of-sarah-palin.html

larry

January 24th, 2011
10:23 am

Of course, a lot of Palin’s most ardent male admirers were ALSO in the “high school mode,” and as Joel puts it, were pretty shameless about it.

I think he was talking about how her male admirers were swooning over her looks in ” high school mode”

Normal

January 24th, 2011
10:24 am

Do you honestly think for one minute that Palin was fully aware of what her family would be put through? If you think not, then that obviously shows she is unaware of politics and has no business being more than a PTA President or resident room mother.

I think she not only knew, but didn’t care…and when she realized she could get a little milage out of it, she cried her crocodile tears all the way to the bank…

USinUK

January 24th, 2011
10:24 am

larry – 10:23 – I believe the phrase GILF was uttered more than once …

Joel Edge

January 24th, 2011
10:25 am

larry@10:18
Dana Milbank
“I have written about her in 42 columns since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008. I’ve mentioned her in dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radio appearances. I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me.”

Sounds like an obsession. Makes me wonder why a “Palin free month” isn’t gonna happen. Maybe you liberals can start a twelve step program.

USinUK

January 24th, 2011
10:25 am

Donovan

January 24th, 2011
10:27 am

It would seem that whenever there is a real threat to the cloak of liberalism the liberals attack the messenger with pit bull tenacity. It’s the cheap way and typical way of Democratic mud slinging. Obviously, Jay and all his liberal readership has not listened to Newt’s oratory greatness. As with Rush, Newt speaks the common sense truth and scares the devil out of the liberal nation wreckers. He is either loved or hated and there is no in-between measurement of emotion. Based on the support of voters who elected an immoral Clinton to represent their political ideology and still give Clinton a standing ovation on his speaking tours, I don’t think that Newt’s past is a viable argument to dismiss him for presidential consideration. Newt Gingrich is the most effective voice in exposing and dispatching the ruinous agenda of the Left that has hijacked this country. Whenever there is a constant voice pointing out the dangers of a radical president and his collective congressional followers, there will be howling and demenishing rhetoric from his enemies. I will take Newt any day. What’s the matter with having a person stand up for America rather than a person who is reviled as a community organizer with radical left wing ideas?

Normal

January 24th, 2011
10:27 am

Normal

January 24th, 2011
10:28 am

Hi USinUK,

Still rockin’ the UK?

Left wing management

January 24th, 2011
10:29 am

My guess is Mr. Barrrrrrburr will garner many of the votes that Mr. Gingrich would have gotten. He’s the real “favorite son” in the region.

Del

January 24th, 2011
10:29 am

I see that the blog began with Gingrich and has switched over to Sarah Palin. Next Jay might put up a chart that he found on some left wing blog for later entertainment. Doesn’t seem to require a broad range of recyclable topics to run a liberal blog daycare service.