Friday, January 27, 2012

My Favor Shifts to Gingrich Over Romney

Neither Mitt Romney nor Newt Gingrich is the perfect candidate.  The fight between the two has become vicious, self-destructive, personal and bitter.  I have criticized Gingrich for attacking capitalism and distorting Romney's role at Bain Capital, and for making the campaign too personal.

However, Romney himself has a history of personal attacks and distortions against other Republican candidates.  Lately, his attacks on Gingrich have become hysterical.  This is a turn-off for sure, however, it was something one of Romney's aids said that really bothered me.  The aid said that if Romney is elected, not all of Obamacare will be repealed.  Put this together with past Romney public utterances (attacking conservatives, supporting liberals, proclaiming himself "progressive," supporting leftist policies, etc), and the inescapable conclusion is that Romney is far too liberal for me.  Between him and Gingrich, my favor now returns to Gingrich.

Rick Santorum, my favorite of the three, did well in yesterday's Florida debates, and some say he was the winner of the debate.  I hope Santorum is the nominee when all the primaries are finished.  If not, then I will choose Gingrich over Romney.


LibertyAtStake said...

Couldn't agree more. Mittens' history of vicious attacks - remember, he "started it" in Iowa when Newt was manifestly trying to stay on the high road - makes him look desperate to BE President, rather than wanting to DO something AS President. #1 on the to-do list is killing national socialized medicine once and for all. Somehow, Mittens doesn't seem quite right to get that one done.

“Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

Always On Watch said...

Totally with you on this one.

I actually think that Gingrich may be more electable than Santorum.

pjm said...

Look no further than the Super Pacs Money to see which way the pendulum is swinging. (This is the Independent Election Spending #'s)

South Carolina

Anti- Romney $3M
Anti Gingrich $2.5M
Pro Romney $550K
Pro Santorum $765K
Anti Santorum $305K
Pro Paul $315K

Compare this to Florida

Anti Gingrich $9.9M
Pro Gingrich $3.9M
Pro Romney $525K
Anti Santorum $300K
Pro Santorum $225K
Pro Paul $1k

Once the Presidential General Election Campaign begins the Super Pac Money will be on equal playing field.... but during the Primaries you really see the disparity.

Personally, I think it's a scary road we have gone down..... and the influence of money and power is at an all time high in politics.

I watched Romney on C-Span speaking in front of a Republican Hispanic Group.... didn't see the entire speech, but he said a lot of things that made sense.

Santorum followed... he opened up with his Granfathers hands representing Freedom. What I like about him is that he has some humility. He represents opportunity... a person that didn't not grow up with the advantages of Romney, and it shows in the way he interacts with voters.

After it is all said and done, I really don't think you beat the money. And the money and the Republican Machine is behind Romney.