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By David Vance On May 3rd, 2012

It’s always nice when I can hook two stories from either side of the Pond.

Newt Gingrich has finally abandoned ship and bailed out of the race to get the GOP nomination for the Presidency. I have been surprised he has stayed in as long as he has, when it is obvious he had no chance of winning.  We all know it’s going to Romney. I did like this summation from Gingrich. He said November’s election offered a choice between Mr Romney and Barack Obama, “the most radical, leftist president in American history”. That’s certainly the case, but it’s a choice between bad and even worse in my view. Still, Americans will make the decision and it is said that people get the political representatives they deserve.

Meanwhile, today will see the electorate in London go to the poll to elect a Mayor. It’s my view that the Conservative somewhat eccentric Boris Johnson will win, again, and we see the UK’s most well know Newt-lover, Ken Livingstone defeated. Time has moved on and despite his appeal to Islam (Remember “turning London into a beacon for Islam?)  he will lose.  That will be good for London.

11 Responses to “A TALE OF TWO NEWTS”

  1. He gave it a shot, but the country doesn’t have enough policy wonks to make him viable. Before Santorum bailed he still had a chance for VP for either one he had enough delegates to tip the scales in either direction and if not VP atleast muscle control of the platform at the convention.

    Now it’s just Mitt, don’t despair David if Mitt pulls out a win his worst days will still outshine Obamas best.

    Mitts not a marxist, Obama is.

  2. Newt’s a bum and a deadbeat in a carnival of bums and deadbeats.

    Newt Gingrich ends his White House dream today with his political committee facing a mountain of debts — owing about $4 million to scores of businesses and campaign workers around the country who fear they will never get paid […]

    – Rick Santorum’s dead campaign owes $1.9 million
    – Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign STILL owes $1.5 million
    – Hillary Clinton’s campaign owes $245,000 from the 2008 primaries
    – John Edwards (who is busy at the moment) owes $333,500 from 2008
    – Alan Keyes owes $301,000 from his failed 2000 Republican presidential primary
    – John Glenn $3m+ in 1984 which he never paid back

    I bet every one of them promised to balance budgets and cut spending and do all those things which suckers fall for every few years. And it’s more than just numbers on a page. Those debts are lost jobs, mainly inflicted on workers in small firms.

    And Ron Paul? Zero debts and millions on hand.

  3. http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/05/02/fox-news-anchor-on-newt-gingrich-‘now-i’m-sure’-he’s-delusional/

    Fox anchor nails this bum good and proper

  4. Fly Newt to the Moon.

    Now they only denialist left in the race is Paul.

  5. What’s a denialist?

  6. Are Livingstone and Gingrich living denial of Isaac Newt’ns Law of Gravity? 😉

  7. In denial of their absolute rejection by the public

    As Rollins says in the video link ( I think it was him ) the reason why they are slow to pull out of the race is because by staying in, they can still collect campaign contributions.

    With Paul, as was with Newtie, it’s all about the money.

    These boys have an admirable talent as respects the political rackets.

  8. Phantom –

    It’s all about the money with Ron Paul?

    The Dr Paul who treated poor patients for free rather than take money from the government? The Ron Paul who has eschewed his Congressional pension?

    Give it up, you haven’t a clue.

  9. Yes, Ron Paul

    the male Maxine Waters who likes to put family members on the payroll.

    Blunt libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, and outspoken liberal Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, would seem to have little in common.

    But Ron Paul and Maxine Waters do share at least one dubious distinction. They both like to put family members on the payroll.

    In terms of numbers, Ron Paul has enriched more relatives – six — than any other House member over the past two election cycles.

    Though Maxine Waters had just two relatives on the payroll, her daughter and her grandson, she was more generous than Paul. Waters showered her relatives with a combined $495,650, while Paul doled out $304,599.

    The unlikely pair features prominently in a new report from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), “Family Affair,” that details how 248 members of the House of Representatives have been using campaign funds to pad the pockets of their relatives and, in some cases, themselves.

    And as is often the case with such Washington shenanigans, no rules were technically broken.

    The boy knows how to play the game.

  10. On the contrary, it seems he’s getting alot of bang for the taxpayer’s buck.

    Let’s be clear, that figure is a total for the five years from 2007 to date. That’s $60K a year and $10K per family member.

    Have you any idea what a Congressional advisor costs? I’d reckon $150K a year + expenses to start with.

    Come on, you think he’s going to start playing the game after 40 years of being Mr Frugal? You don’t know the man, you can’t understand him. He operates on on a higher moral level.

  11. He operates all right, he knows he won’t win but rakes in millions from suckers which funds his campaign and exposure- allowing him an expense paid book tour (he sells books you see) where he makes his money. That being said, it seems to me far less stinky than the dubious practices many others have engaged in.

    As for Newt – The Historian is History.

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