Monday, May 16, 2011

Gingrich announces he is the CNN candidate

I was looking forward to Newt Gingrich being a candidate for president. Not now.

His candidacy: Not that I think he can win; his negatives overwhelm him. But he is a creative solution thinker and he is excellent at communicating our conservative ideas - one of the best at communicating them.

But after announcing his candidacy last week, on Sunday he announced that he is seeking to be "The Conservative most liked by main-stream media." He took cheap shots at our Republican budget's proposal to restructure Medicare. That is the budget known as the "Ryan Budget," but it is has been passed by Congress and is "our budget." He might have thought he was shooting Ryan, but he was shooting me.

And he gave our opponents an arrow to use against us - a one-line slogan: "Right-wing social engineering." Then he said we need a national conversation. Hello? We are in the middle of one, Newt. You are were on our team, but you sabotaged us. Here is the video with a Boeing commercial:

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And he supports the unconstitutional individual mandate. He did in 1993 and still does. (We thought Clinton was smart. He could have had Speaker Gingrich's support for government-controlled health care in 1995, but didn't accept the victory.)

Watch that (second) clip at  Meet the Press on NBC

Newt is not running for president. He is running for favor with MSNBC and CNN.

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