Why is Newt Gingrich running for President? Does he really think he has a chance? I used to think Newt was a smart guy but lately he seems way off the reservation. In fact he has become exactly what the American public doesn’t need. His flip flopping is starting to make John Kerry look consistent. I wonder if he is just so caught up in the Washington mental institution he can’t see what he’s doing.
Newt’s latest mistake besides announcing his candidacy was to attack Paul Ryan’s budget as “right wing engineering.” He could have just said he didn’t agree with parts of it. Does he think this will endear him to the standard Republican base? Newt has become another politician that puts his finger in the air and positions himself where ever the wind appears to be blowing. Unfortunately he’s been wrong about that wind a lot lately.
On Libya “Exercise a no-fly zone this evening… “All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening…. All we have to do is suppress his air force, which we could do in minutes.” Then he changes up to, “I would not have intervened…. I would not have used American and European forces, bombing Arabs and that country." Which is it brother?
Then there is his global warming stance with Nancy Pelosi. Yep, that was a good move. Even as Global Warming scientist David Evens writes, “I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic.” It seems Newt followed the wrong wind there too.
I’m sure there’s more but that enough for me to mark Newt off my list of potential Presidents. I would add that his negative ratings are pretty high. This doesn’t even take into account his personal life, which really doesn’t matter to me but would be more for the left to use. Another one marked off my list.