The South Carolina electorate didn’t vote for a person or a platform; they voted for a personality — the fiery, combative, MSM-hating Newt. They want the GOP nominee to charge at the president, throw around the term Alinksyite, push back at John King and Juan Williams, and shout out the absurdity of Barack Obama as president and the destructiveness of his combination of epic incompetence and awful ideology.
Just a cotton-pickin' minute here: Is Hewitt implying
that Gingrich is not the dictionary definition of epic incompetence & awful ideology? (Frankly, we'd be a little hard-pressed to find the President's ideology at all.)
No, Hugh thinks we need to hear all about the usual:
[T]he absolutely awful record of a failed president, about how the elite media cleared his path in 2008 and has protected him since, and how Barack Obama’s contempt for the rule of law is not only startling but a source of great worry.
When we hear the phrase "contempt for the rule of law" we reach for our Google
& use biased facts & direct quotation to demonstrate how far Mr. Hewitt has projected:
The Republican contender told a forum of anti-abortion activists ahead of South Carolina's primary election that as president he would ignore supreme court rulings he regards as legally flawed. He implied that would also extend to the 1973 decision, Roe vs Wade, legalising abortion.
"If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it," said Gingrich to cheers.
The Republican contender, who has made no secret of his disdain for the judiciary, said that as president he would expect to have repeated showdowns with the supreme court. He said the court would lose because it is the least powerful and least accountable arm of government.
Gingrich 2012: "MIGHT MAKES RIGHT!" Newt'll be impeachable from the moment he puts his grubby hand on a Bible & swears to uphold the Constitution.
And what does strategist Hewitt suggest? It's a simple strategy, & nothing new. Articulate the fear:
Center-right voters fear for the Republic and know their fear is legitimate. “Independents” also feel that fear, but don’t know what it is, or express it as just worry over the economy. The deep sources of that fear have to be articulated, and forcefully.
We're not absolutely sure that's a racial dog-whistle, but what are we supposed to believe the deep, beyond-the-economy sources of this legitimate, felt, yet unknown fear are? Surely not Rockefeller Republican Obama, or any actions the Congress might allow him to take. Perhaps Hewitt's center-right voter fears for the Republic because he or she is among the GOP voters who believe
that Obama is Muslim, & once independents are fully informed the Republic will be saved from whatever's scaring us this wk.
The kicker? After all that slurping, Hugh doesn't think Gingrich is the man for the job. Poor little Rick Santorum should be leading the charge, because, well ... they keep picking on him, & it wasn't fair how he got his ass kicked in 2006 &, & ...
The Palmetto State was unfair to Rick Santorum, as was the MSM throughout the fall, the Iowa GOP on the night of the caucuses, and CNN’s John King on Thursday night, when the first question should have been about Iran and should have gone to the former Pennsylvania senator.* Santorum may soldier on, but whether he does or not, everyone has to respect the grace with which he has accepted a series of unfair turns dating back to 2006 when a last name in a suit swept him aside because that legacy candidate could surf a flood. Santorum is a good and very able public servant, and though he faces a very uphill battle in Florida, he’s not had much help from anyone to date, and he doesn’t need anyone’s advice on how to run that race.
In our humble opinion, if the result of one's
most recent electoral effort (Against a named suit legacy candidate!) looked like this
In the November 7, 2006 election, Santorum lost by over 700,000 votes, receiving 41.3 percent of the vote to Casey's 58.7 percent, the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator since 1980 and the largest losing margin for an incumbent Republican senator ever.
one might need someone's (Anyone's. Please!) advice on how to run a race. And why is Poor Richard Santorum getting so little help? Because he's a creepy loser?
Incredibly the GOP next turns its fate over to NBC on Monday night. Advice to Mitt and Rick: Don’t copy Newt, but understand that he won in South Carolina because he absolutely refuses to let the MSM set the agenda, which is the president’s agenda.
Please. Just one actual example of this unified agenda? Or even the actual "agenda." (Surely it's written down somewhere, & one of Hewitt's many sources can dig it up for him.)
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