Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve


Written By: Bob - Feb• 13•12

I know that there are a ton of folks that are going to be butthurt over my stating the obvious here, but Newt Gingrich is done as a GOP Presidential candidate. It wasn’t very bright for a career political insider to run as an outsider in the first place, but when he went negative it exposed his worse personal traits, which dried up his support as the anti-Romney flavor-of-the-month, and his cash flow with it. He will have to suspend his campaign very soon. He simply doesn’t have the financial backing for a long run.

The race for the GOP nomination is now down to big government “social conservative” (an oxymoron if there ever was one) not-Romney Rick Santorum and the progressive Republican Romney himself.*

Quite frankly, neither man is inspiring or representative of the fiscal conservative values that tend to get me fired up as a voter, but either is better than the current detriment in the Oval Office.

* No, Ron Paul does not count. He’s a sideshow, not a candidate.

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  1. Bob aka "Melensdad" says:

    Yup. Seems like the money machine for Newt has broken. Now the question is can Santorum capture enough donations to be a viable candidate for Romeny or will he simply be a low budget distraction to Romeny?

  2. Sean says:

    Doesn’t hurt my butt Bob. I never liked Newt in the 1st place.

  3. Jane says:

    Although I admire Newt in many ways(his knowledge of history, for one,) for whatever reason all of his shortcomings were brought to the fore in this nasty election process. I fear for out nation, if Romney is the best we can do.

  4. MunDane says:

    I just want to see what it will be like after a candidate is chosen and if the others will be good losers and campaign for the winner, or they gonna take their ball and go home.