Sad day | Republican’s do not support Newt, their own Pres Candidate front-runner
After the crash of the Cain Train, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, is now the front-runner in the polls. Yesterday, on CNN, Pete King was interviewed on his thoughts of Newt as President.
Congressman Peter T. King, a Republican, is serving his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
In this interview, King does give Newt several kudos, but overall, feels that Newt Gingrich “would be a terrible nominee” for POTUS. When King was asked if he was happy to see these polls with Newt in the lead, Peter responded:
“No, I’m really not. I mean, you have to give Newt credit… the Republican took back the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years because of Newt. He’s a very good revolutionary, he’s able to mobilize forces but as far as governing. As far as being a leader, he’s too erratic. He’s too self-centered. The time he was Speaker, it was one crisis after another, and they were almost all self-inflicted. He puts himself in the center of everything. It’s was impossible to stick with a game plan, and Bill Clinton constantly out-maneuvered him.”
Peter mentions several incidences including the recent statement by Newt in regards to child labor laws and follows up with:
“He makes these remarks, and then he goes on defense. He’s really almost incapable of laying out his reasons first. Instead he makes these inflammatory statements; these apocalyptic statements, you know… the worst corruption in the history of the world; the hypocritical thing in the history of mankind. All that type. Armageddon language wears people out after a while.”
CNN then asks if there will be “buyers remorse” should he be picked as a nominee. King answers:
“Yeah, it has to happen. You don’t change when you’re 68-years-old. That is Newt… the good and the bad. He’s a tremendously inspirational person as far as rallying troops. But as far as governing, I think he doesn’t have the discipline. He doesn’t have the capacity to control himself. And he can’t stay focused.”
Then Peter King mentions one of my favorite infamous events created by Newt… the government shutdown under Bill Clinton:
“The reason the Republican lost the government shutdown debate with President Clinton in 1995 because Newt gave the impression it was all about him being made to get off the back of Air Force One. I mean, that’s how he puts himself at the center of everything.”
When Peter was asked if it was Newt versus Obama for the office of President, Newt replied:
“Oh, I would vote for the nominee of the party.”
This truly is a sad state of out government when a front-runner is clearly and openly not supported by members of his own party. I firmly do not believe that members of our parties have to necessarily agree with one another entirely – I would prefer some opposing views within each party. However, this is not a matter of opposing views. Peter simply feels that the candidate currently leading the polls is incapable of being President of the United States.
I’d love to hear his thoughts on Michele Bachmann…. especially when she was photographed “spying” from behind the bushes at a GLBT rally….
The only republican who i’m afraid of because he could win is (gasp) Jeb Bush. sure hope he ain’t nominated out of desperation. continue…
I read your article on the Trump debate, like this it was hysterical!
Speaking of Trump… I was planning on watching the upcoming debate on Dec. 27th with him at the wheel… but since most of the comedians won’t be attending I may just wait for the highlights. And Bachmann is one of my favorite comedienne’s. Darn it. I always love a good laugh. Although watching Trump is a good laugh in and of itself.
Lol I know what you mean. I laugh so hard myself expecially when Cain said anything, as a matter of fact I often found myself in tears.
I hear ya. Well, the Cain Train crashed… I still cannot believe he was actually in the lead for a while. Now I think it’s Newt only because someone has to be in the lead.
LOL hysterical and a sad commentary.
They the repubs think Newt is thoroughly incapable of running this country YET they are willing to vote for him if he becomes the nominee rather than vote for President Obama. Their willingness to vote in Newt who they view as inept and volitale as the Leader of this country rather than re-elect Obama, the man who order Seal team Six who took out Bin Laden, who also issued the order that took out 22 other top Al Queda leaders, the current Potus whose actions helped see the ouster of Quaddafy, who at the helm of this economic catastrophe has helped steer- despite constant oppostion from the republicans and corporate manipulation- the economy, albeit slowly, creep back from the brink, says more about the republican character as it does about Newt. This is not a party that lves its country, this is a party that hates Obama. And while many won’t say it their hatred stems not from policies, since many have been in line with most moderates of both parties ideology of the past, and has not deviated in some ways as those of Bush- what they hate is that he is a usurper, a BLACK MAN in the office sets a bad prededent for those who believes this country belongs to them.