Newt more than a media-basher

Read this about Newt as more than what’s advertised by Romney-ites:

Tonight’s debate in Florida may be, as advertised, crucial to the outcome of the race there. But whether Speaker Gingrich knocks this one out of the park or he doesn’t, one fact stands clear. He’s survived this long against extraordinary odds and attained the challenger status he now holds not because of his nifty way of attacking the media, poor dears.

He’s here because he speaks to people in ways that assume their interest in ideas of consequence, and they know it — they can hear. And because he speaks [mostly, I’d say] in ways that reflect a respect for their intelligence, and has much to say to them. They know that, too.

This way of relating to voters is no gimmick. It’s a condition of mind and one of bottomless value on a campaign trail. [italics added]

Not that I don’t approve of media-bashing, which is needful for their reform.  Tough love, we might say.

One thought on “Newt more than a media-basher

  1. Right on, Jim. I will support whichever candidate eventually becomes the Republican candidate. Regarding Newt, he does speak to people in ways that reflect their opinion about media bashing. Newt would also be able to stand up to Obama in his ability to call Obama out on all his deceptive rhetoric.

    Romney might be fine as the Republican candidate to face Obama in November. What galls me is that behind that nice Romney smile are operatives with financial resources who are out to sully and discredit Newt, along with the Washington Republican Establishment who from the get-go made know that Mitt Romney was their hand-picked candidate.

    The debate tonight should be interesting. I will be watching and listening to every word as the candidates square off.

    I’m on the same wave length as Michelle Malkin, when last night she informed Sean Hannity that she would not stop writing what Hannity perceived as negative thoughts about the Republican candidates, as her thoughts were based on truth which voters had the right to know.


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