It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that you should step aside when most of your campaign staff and now, your finance team leaves as well. Newt Gingrich is still in the campaign, despite all of the recent departures. It makes me think that Newt is still desperate for the limelight. Perhaps, he should do voters a favor and step aside. There are several candidates still in the race, who have been notorious for flip flopping (and Newt himself has even been caught in a flip flop moment with his statements on Obamacare).
Step aside, Newt! Your campaign is in shambles, and there are better candidates in the GOP field right now that have more potential of beating President Obama in 2012.
With his campaign team resigning, it is no wonder why Newt is so sad. After all, his campaign is imploding. Well, what did Newt do with the recent news? He is on vacation in the Meditterrean.
With this news, it is looking more and more likely that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join the 2012 Presidential race. This is great news, as he looks to be the strongest contender in this crowded field. We need someone who is conservative (both social and fiscal), and someone who is willing to hold Obama accountable for his actions. Rick Perry is exactly the candidate the GOP ticket needs in 2012, and I believe he could beat President Obama.
Good news! Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is out of consideration for the Republican nomination in 2012. Now, Donald Trump has decided not to run either.
“This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country,” Trump said. “I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”
Well, the only thing that would make this news sweeter is Newt Gingrich withdrawing from the race. In my eyes, Gingrich completely ruined himself after blasting Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) Medicare plan as being “right-wing social engineering.” In the Wall Street Journal article, Gingrich mentioned that many in the Republican party are not comfortable by mandating health insurance and that it should be up to the state to mandate such coverage. There are also other decisions that could damage Gingrich in his bid towards the nomination.
I’ll let this voter echo my sentiment.
While I am glad that Trump and Huckabee are out of the running, I will be even more excited when Gingrich leaves the race and we get a strong principled candidate running in 2012.
On Saturday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke to the audience at the Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit. Gingrich focused on the themes of where we are currently and where we need to go in the future to improve America’s prosperity, and he specifically focused on 1977 and 1993.
Gingrich mentioned that he felt Obama would work towards bringing more transparency and change to the federal government. However, Gingrich mentioned those hopes have been smashed by those from the socialist wing of the Democrat party. The unemployment has risen to 9.8%, and the promises of creating more jobs under the stimulus plan have been failed.
“The socialist wing of the Democratic party will lead the Democrats to one of the largest defeats in history,” Gingrich said. He contrasted this to 1977, when Jimmy Carter was elected President, when there were several embargoes imposed on oil and unemployment was at a high during that time.
Gingrich also mentioned that there is a strong need for candidate recruitment. These candidates need to be principled, conservative leaders. Gingrich encouraged those to take action and restore our country back to the values our country was founded upon.
The Obama Presidency has begun to wake people up and empower them to know that his policies are not right for the direction of our country’s prosperity.
Gingrich also discussed the International Olympic Committee decision not to allow the Olympics to come to Chicago. While Gingrich would have loved for the Olympics to come to Chicago in 2016, he mentioned that there was an even greater need for President Obama to be in the country to address the issues facing America domestically. Gingrich mentioned that the economy is failing and that we need to reform the tax code.