Newt takes off the gloves

I was hoping for a food fight. One serving of mashed potatoes and gravy, coming at ya.

Maybe the lesson here is the one about those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. If Newt can’t run for President then his political career is over. During the past month the GOP establishment made clear that they’ll let him run but won’t let him win.

They must have forgot that Newt practically invented the politics of personal destruction and if his career is over he’s got nothing to lose.

Technicality: This 28 minute video wasn’t made by Newt, it was made by his Super Pac. (Plausible deniability, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)

Watch the whole thing here.

(Via Hot Air)

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21 Responses to Newt takes off the gloves

  1. votermom says:

    pass the popcorn!

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  3. 1539days says:

    Newt’s superPAC did not MAKE this video, a former Romney campaign staffer did. He started a bidding war and Winning Our Future offered the best deal.

  4. crawdad says:

    Remember when Obama ran one of the dirtiest campaigns ever but it was Hillary who got blamed for hitting below the belt?

    During the past month Mitt’s super pac paid for millions in negative ads – 95% of them against Newt.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Good point. But while this is true, I think myiq makes an interesting argument about Gingrich going full tilt because he has nothing left to lose. And I do think Newtcalypse would be interesting to watch. Too bad it will also help Obama.

      • myiq2xu says:

        But what if Newt succeeds in taking Mitt down (while committing suicide)?

        Who will the GOP establishment rally around?

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          Man, I don’t know. Ron Paul is making some serious headway into some powerful progressive circles, and his rhetoric on war and the Homeland Security apparatus is compelling to interesting swaths of people on both sides and in the middle. And he is bringing in the votes in these early races, even if the media is ignoring him. If Newt knocks Mitt down, it may give him the long-shot opening he needs to get a roll going. It’s a lot of dominoes that have to fall just the right way, but he may be able to squeeze himself through just by the sheer magnitude of his stamina. His strategy seems to be to wear voters down with his consistency on those issues.

          Now I don’t think the establishment will rally around him, but the electorate might. He would seem to fit the rejectionist mood of the country at this point in time. Stranger things have happened.

        • votermom says:

          But what if Newt succeeds in taking Mitt down (while committing suicide)?

          I have my fingers crossed for this. Mutually Assured Destruction. Yeah!

          Who will the GOP establishment rally around?
          The establishment will probably try to prop up Huntsman or even Perry.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          This is the scenario I was envisioning with my Ron Paul comment last night:

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Well, let’s get all the mud out there now so Team WTF won’t have any more to fling in the general 😀

  6. Swannie says:

    I KNEW there would be flinging of feces in this election , and we are just getting started …. Newt has a serious case of sour grapes because he thinks he “deserves to win” , which reminds of someone else already in office .. yuck .

  7. Anthony says:

    I am in no way excited to vote for Mitt Romney (like I was for Hillary Clinton), but I still will vote for him if he’s the nominee.

    I think Neew!t’s attack will help Romney in a roundabout way because it makes Newt look as petty and vindictive as…… well, as he really is. Look how much good that did him in New Hampshire….. and his numbers are pretty low in S.C. even after whining that “Mitt hit me!”

    In the end, Newt is ending his own career, and I’ve been waiting for that ever since he fucked with Bill Clinton during his Presidency. Karma takes a while, but it eventually beats the hell out of you, and this is one comeuppance I’m going to truly enjoy.

    Bain Capital is also responsible for some substantial successful ventures (Staples comes to mind, for one), and if anyone really checks their batting average, they will find that it did a pretty good job of developing businesses along with some that bit the dust. Some people flip houses, some people flip businesses.

    Out of the whole lot of the GOP candidates, I can stand Mitt more than any of the others. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but I’d rather see him at the helm than Obama.

    (Go ahead – slam me now. Just make it quick and as painless as possible,please…)

    • 1539days says:

      Companies like Bain usually deal with businesses that are either in trouble or vulnerable. Some of those companies may have survived had Bain not been involved, but most of them would be bankrupt eventually. Two things Bain didn’t do? They didn’t get 2 million people fired and they didn’t spend $2 trillion doing it.

      • Mary says:

        They also didn’t shaft the corporate bondholders like Obama did the GM bondholders (in favor of his union supporters) when he “re-organized” GM.

    • Jeffhas says:

      I’m completely unenthused about voting for Mitt… but I am Excited-as-all-hell to pull that lever for Anybody but Obama… in fact, I think it will be the Christmas present I never got this year, and I’ll be bursting by the time November gets here.

  8. HELENK says:

    off topic
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  9. Swannie says:

    Next time I get one of those spam calls, I will know it is because of a comment I left at the huffinglue post

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