Newt Gingrich's Rise Is Not a Surprise

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Recent polling shows that Speaker Gingrich is leading Mitt Romney among Republican voters in the race for the GOP Presidential nomination. This is not a surprise to many of us 'bitter clingers' and silly little rubes who live outside the beltway bubble. The most hilarious thing thus far this election cycle was when Speaker Gingrich won the South Carolina primary and all the 'experts' fell all over themselves trying to explain to us here in South Carolina why we voted for Newt Gingrich. I had many a mad giggling fit listening to people tell me -- a woman living in South Carolina -- that Newt Gingrich could not possibly win female votes. And that it must be racism, or something. Joan Walsh went on MSNBC and proclaimed that Newt was merely the face of racism and "angry white male rage." I was surprised to learn that I was racist, rage-y, and, oh yeah, male. Just call me Lou from now on!

The other alleged rationales given were that we silly little rubes were either emotional fan boys and girls ready to toss our panties on stage or that we were suffering from stompy foot petulance and voted for Newt Gingrich as a way of flipping the bird at The Establishment. Sigh. What hubris on the part of the Beltway Bubble Boys! A little hint for you, fellas: Most average Americans do not care one whit about daft peeing contests involving the nebulous Establishment. Mitt Romney is not very personable nor does he appear to have any strong convictions. Lots of people simply don't care for him all on their own. There is a simple way to explain why Newt Gingrich won in South Carolina and why we are seeing a rise in the polling: "We can't spare this man, he fights."

See, we understand that we are not going to beat President Obama by simply being the Not Obama candidate. In case the 'experts' haven't noticed, people often vote with their emotions and not their Thinkies. How in the heck do y'all think we got saddled with President Obama in the first place? "Oh, he's so historic! We are super awesome, voting for the unprecedented, historic candidate!" Do you really think people are going to admit that they were wrong and give Mr. Historic the boot before term two without a good 'out' to do so? Mitt Romney, he of no ideas nor ideals, is not that 'out'.

The basis of President Obama's campaign will once again come down to class warfare and 'I'm awesome and historic,' and if you don't think so, it must be because racism. To the Left, one is not to be judged on the content of his character, but only on the color of his skin. Mitt Romney, like John McCain before him, cannot and will not push back against such nonsense. Mitt Romney will especially fail to combat the insidious class warfare stuff; he's like a caricature of an out-of-touch, big business man. Speaker Gingrich can and will push back. We can't spare him, he fights. We need big ideas and someone who can articulate conservative ideals and who will champion the same.

Conventional wisdom, which is often not actually very wise, says that Governor Romney is the 'most electable'. Because, polling or something. Huh. I seem to remember polling showing that John Kerry would beat President George W. Bush. How'd that 'conventional wisdom' work out for y'all? That seems to be the only response I receive when I ask just how is Mitt Romney more electable: "But ... but ... polling!" And then basically 'Oh, sweetie. It's okay. Smart people are talking now, dear."

Well, smart people are talking. Smart, everyday Americans who want to fight with someone, not for someone

And they are talking about Speaker Gingrich.

This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. Read the original question and find links to all their responses here: What If Newt Gingrich Wins the Republican Nomination?


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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

There's a character limit so I can't possibly address everything wrong with your disjointed and contradictory rant so I'll just focus on one thing. You claim to not be racist yet you beleive that everyone who voted for Obama did so because of the color of his skin. I'm sure there were a few who did but there were probably more who voted against him because of it. The majority voted for him because he was the best option. Discounting their beliefs and his work because you think he's only there because he's black is the very definition of racism.

Kritika Kritika

Uh, according to Romney is leading 46% to 32%...

nonmember avatar Missjones

This is the most disjointed, scatterbrained article I have ever read. I think that it is very innapropriate of you to say that The Left only cares about his skin color. You are belittling his acheivements, bashing liberals and making yourself seem slightly racist, all in one sentence. Clearly liberals are too dumb to look at substance rather than skin color.(sarcasm) Newt will not get the nomination. He is corrupt, wholly unlikable, arguably immoral,and has little support from influential conservatives. You can live in your own delusional world where liberals are evil, and Newt is your goddamn Messiah. I fully respect conservative viewpoints, but this posting was ignorant, factually incorrect and poorly written.

momma... mommaluvto5

So you like Gingrich because you think he's electable?  Do you know about his policies at all... since you didn't mention any in your article? Or is it all about electability?

CoolR... CoolRelax

Ummmm - ok. 

CoolR... CoolRelax

LOL - why are you so mad at so-called "smart people"?  Does education intimidate you?  No one called you stupid.  The idea that you would use "smart" as an insult is....telling.

texas... texasmamma777

@ Missjones

"I think that it is very innapropriate of you to say that The Left only cares about his skin color."

Then obama and his followers should stop referring to it every time they get in front of a microphone or a television camera, every time they publish on a blog or in print media. 

Apparently there are liberals who live in a protective bubble such that they have not noticed the unrelenting stream of "race-card playing" ever since Dear Leader came on the national scene prior to the 2008 election. 

Typical Chicago-style dirty politics, informed by large doses of Alinsky tactics.  No surprise to those paying attention.

nonmember avatar Lindsay

Do you also wonder why the south lost? You would be a prime example of an ignorant redneck who most likely voted for Bush who is the reason we are in this mess in the first place. God help us all if Gingrich is elected president.

nonmember avatar Elle

I am an "ordinary, everyday American" and I disagree with everything you said. Trying to marginalize my opinion and my vote by inferring that you are more American than me is offensive and wrong.

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