Monday, October 26, 2009

Michelle Malkin » Newt for 2012? No, thanks.

No, thanks:

Callista and I are going to think about this in February 2011. And we are going to reach out to all of our friends around the country. And we’ll decide, if there’s a requirement as citizens that we run, I suspect we probably will. And if there’s not a requirement, if other people have filled the vaccum, I suspect we won’t.

“They” shouldn’t bother.

The conservative base is wising up and pushing back. And constantly invoking Reagan isn’t going to erase the damage Gingrich has done to his brand over the years by wavering on core issues and teaming up with some of the Left’s biggest clowns.

Michelle Malkin » Newt for 2012? No, thanks.


As much as I like Michell Malkin, I have to disagree on this point. The recent flap is over Dede Scozzafava, the GOP nominee in the New York and no we don’t like NY Republicans, on this I can agree. But 3rd party candidates are often conservative and we shoot our feet by stubbornly supporting them. Minnesota is a great example. Dean Barkley had a snowballs chance of winning but split the conservative vote enough to give us Al Franken. We hear about sending a message. I think the message is 3rd party candidates kill any chance of conservatives winning close races.

Recent polling on Doug Hoffman “no path to victory” suggests a possible shot. In that case go for it. We have to know when to pull the plug. It would be nice if "conservatives". once seeing they have no shot, would drop out and plead with their supporters to get behind the leading conservative. Good luck with that.

As for Newt in 2012, I doubt we have to worry ourselves about it. If this is all we had to worry about, wouldn't we be fortunate.

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