Marital Infidelity, Negative Campaigning and the Ressurection of Newt Gingrich - Page 3
Can Gingrich occupy that spot through the primaries and even ultimately succeed in replacing Romney as the inevitable nominee?
That’s a question few analysts are shying away from answering because much as Gingrich has been resurrecting from the dead, he has proven each one of them as being no better than someone tossing a coin to determine the outcome of this year’s Republican primary.
The weak field of candidates that has made it possible for Gingrich to be where he is against all odds can only be said to be a blessing or good fortune for Gingrich.
However, no one can take it away from the man that he has also
helped himself by both being the excellent debater he has been, even though the same combination of brain and mouth has spurted and will spurt more things that make him look the hapless idiot he is not.
In sum, there are so many ironies about this year’s Republican primary including the very fact that the Republican Party may finally join the Democratic Party in being viewed as no longer placing a price to pay for marital infidelity.
It is also quite ironical that, even though Gingrich tactfully counseled against the Republican primary contenders attacking each other, when it’s all said and done, Gingrich would have in the end run the most virulently negative campaign against Romney followed closely only by Romney such that when they are both done, Obama would be the happiest man regardless of who between them is nominated.
Indeed, Republicans have taken politics to such new levels in primary elections such that all old political playbooks are thrown out of the window and everyone is left wondering what next and whether this is permanent or an aberration.
Every “establishment” Republican hopes it’s the latter, every Democrat hopes it’s the former.