Thursday, November 10, 2011

Newt Gingrich? Never. Rick Perry? Fuhgedaboutit.

Sean Hannity interviewed Newt Gingrich on his radio show yesterday.  Hannity gently inquired about Newt's stand on man-made global warming (AGW) and how that turns off a lot of conservatives.  Gingrich replied that he does not study what conservative positions to take or to espouse when he debates or when he is interviewed, then indicated that he still believes in man-made global warming.  He said he acknowledges that "a minority of scientists" are skeptics about AGW.

Horse manure, the majority of climate scientists do not believe in man-made global warming, according to what I have read.  Gingrich's stand on AGW means that I can not support him and I will not vote for him in the primaries.  Would he be a better president than Obama?  Who wouldn't?

Rick Perry blew it (again) in the debates this week, getting brain-lock in response to a simple question, i.e. "What federal agency would you get rid of?"  He could have answered "the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, etc" but he didn't respond at all.  He froze.  Imagine Perry in a debate with, I don't think so.  Rick Perry is all done and should go home.

So it looks like we will be stuck with slick Mitt, unless Cain can find an effective way to defeat the Democrat Smear Machine, or if Michele Bachmann can find a way to rise in the polls.  Otherwise, "It's RINO time!"

1 comment:

pjm said...

The best part is he said he has three agencies that he wants to get rid of..... then could only name two (Dept of Education & Commerce). Then later in the debate when his brain unlocked, he says Dept of Energy was the 3rd one he would eliminate. (just bringing attention to the gaffe again). It's one thing to stumble on a "gotcha" question... but to stumble on your talking points is not good.

For a guy that has struggled throughout the debates, that might have been a new low. It must have been his worst nightmare. He is on Letterman tonight giving the Top 10.... I am sure in a self-mocking style.

Trent Lott said it best..... in a Presidential Campaign the Parties want to get a candidate as far to the Right or Left as they can get away with. But in the end, it's much closer to the center than they would want.

They figure there are 12 states up for grabs in recent Presidential Campaigns.... and the undecided/independents in those states decide the election.

Romney's polling numbers have held study throughout. He'll definitely be one of the finalists.... the question is whether he will have any competition going into the spring. Cain is a bulldog... he isn't backing down. And Gingrich has begun to gain momentum.