Unlike a Hollywood script, when the nemesis returns to fight after certain defeat no one anticipated Newt Gingrich’s return. Despite Romney’s polishing of the Republican crown of endorsement. Gingrich fought back and won the South Carolina primary by gathering 40% to Romney’s 28% of the Republican voters. This win sent shock waves felt as far away as the Washington beltway to media headquarters in Manhattan. The word went out, unlikely alliances were formed, and opposition research firms were placed on overtime. Newt and his support must be annihilated. So who are these groups and why does a Newt Gingrich win scare them into action to ensure it does not happen again.
The Democrats: Despite claims that Romney worries them, they have spent the last six months preparing to run against him by stroking the fires of class envy. It will not play so well against a not as rich Newt. The Democrats know they cannot run on Obama’s record and have to run against something. In hindsight it is easy to see the game plan in action as every candidate that proved a threat to a Romney nomination systematically destroyed. From Palin to Cain anyone not following the script would be assassinated until the last man standing was Romney. In this election, change would be a bad thing.
The Republicans: This may seem strange at first that Republicans would shun a candidate that in 1994 was behind Republican control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Was Time magazines man of the year in 1995, retained control with the Contract with America in the 1996 elections and seems to be gathering voter support. But what if Gingrich is not one of the “real” insiders? What if he upset too many apple carts in the past? Why else would rumors be flying around that if Newt wins Florida the Republicans might replace Romney and might result in a brokered convention? It would appear the Republicans like things just the way they are despite voter objections.
The Media: This is the easiest to explain. It is no secret that the media supports liberal ideas and threw their lot in with Obama during the 2008 election. They are now in a position of trying to justify that support of an ineffectual leader and polishing the turd of a record. The media have willingly repeated every Democratic talking point and even proudly boasted about exclusive interviews with a bitter ex wife. The Media and Newt have been battling since the 90’s since he will not play their game. Newt has been around the block enough to know the media will report what fits their views. While ignoring their declining view ship the media is hoping there will be no change.
Looking at the list of enemies Gingrich has amassed it brings to mind a Winston Churchill quote “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”Isn’t this what we are looking for in a candidate? Aren’t the voters tired of being lied to, stolen from, and treated like surfs? Would it not be refreshing to find come November some real hope and change in the works? Hope and change that will mean a better life for all and not just those in office and their supporters?