It looks increasingly like you may get a chance, wherever you may live, to vote for Newt Gingrich in your local primary.
I wasn’t sure he would make it this far, but he has, and he seems to be thriving.
This is curious because most people who have worked with him, especially Republicans who have worked with him, hate him. He is a self-aggrandizing ass, and everybody says so.
In the political world ‘friends’ mean money. So how does a virtually friendless man run a campaign for president? If he was independently wealthy he could pay his own way, ala Ross Perot.
Newt does have a lot of money. He has been peddling Washington insider connections since he left office, even before he left office actually. This always pays well.
But he still doesn’t have Ross Perot/Mitt Romney money.
So what? All you need these days are some crazy-wealthy ideologues to set up a super-PAC in your name. Newt is being carried by the donations of two or three people, literally, who have donated millions and millions to his campaign.
The money has given him a platform, and he is a compelling speaker.
While people who know him hate him, he knows that most people do NOT know him personally. He also knows the masses can always be swayed by his standard ‘fear factor’ and ‘us vs them’ speeches.
Are you fascinated/hypnotized by his pseudo-intellectualism? Vote for him. It’s your right.
But if you choose to support him, please don’t bother to tell anyone that you are a ‘family values’ or ‘sanctity of marriage’ voter.
And you know what I’m talking about.