Apparently, Newt Gingrich is already on the wane. Herman Cain suspended his campaign all of 10 days ago. The polls that came out in the middle of the next week, otherwise known as a week ago, put Gingrich in a much better position. Now, after a debate and a few more days of polling, a 4 point drop in one poll has made him another shooting star. Ron Paul is about half as popular and he’s still in the running. The media is actually running a news cycle faster than the actual news now.
I don’t know any people of such cool intelligence that they can plan some complicated scheme where every piece has to work just right. It’s why I have a hard time getting on board conspiracies. It’s probably why I can’t stand Ron Paul. There are people out to destroy our way of life, but most of them fall into 2 categories. There are the ones who are reaching their goals through crude, ham-handed force and there are the ones who are destroying America as a byproduct of gaining either money or power.
It may be Gingrich or Paul or Romney who gets the nomination. Even if it’s Bachmann, Santorum, Christie or even Palin, one thing is clear. Someone needs to take the fight to Obama. The media and the administration have their dials set to 11. They’re ready to call you a racist if you call Obama a “dark horse candidate.” You might as well go all in and call him the food stamp president, too.
I have one lousy character trait I share with Barack Obama. I hate being told I’m wrong. I have blown up a lot more than I should have in situations where it’s happened. I’m usually better about it when I am wrong, but that isn’t always the case. I say this because making Obama look dumb is the key to taking him out. It’s his glass jaw. Hit it in the right spot and he’ll go freaking insane.
Palin tried to do it before she got shut down by McCain’s terrible campaign staff. Netanyahu did it to Obama in public. From what I hear, he exploded at his staff as soon as he got behind closed doors. From everything I’ve seen, Newt Gingrich can do it, too. Perry’s ad team can do it. Romney would need a lot of work to be able to do it.
The disadvantage of a sycophantic media is that Obama has some thin skin for a terrible president of an under-performing economy. He’s a sore winner and an angry loser. Break him and you break the campaign.