January 13, 2012
Dark "Gingrinchian" Speculation of This Friday the Thirteenth
All right, somebody has to aay it. Why not the guy who has about as much tact as a hungover Sam Kinison on an acid flashback? That is, why not Señor Lizard himself?
If Mitt Romney wins the nomination, as seems likely, then Newt Gingrich can have only one consistent and non-hypocritical response: Newt will be forced to campaign for the re-election of Barack H. Obama.
Given the level of Gingrich's hysteria, vitriol, and angst against and about Romney, any political action he undertakes other than full-throatedly calling for Romney's defeat and Obama's victory would reveal Gingrich as a two-faced, insincere demagogue driven by political expediency and personal vendetta, j'accusing Romney's Bain Capital of gleefully bankrupting companies just for sheer wickedness and nihilism -- like a modern-day George Soros -- and savaging the entire concept of the vital "creative destruction" of Capitalism itself.
As we like to say, Gingrich has painted himself into a hole, where he's busily sawing off the branch he's sitting on. It's long past time for him to drop out of the race (for sake of his circulatory system, if nothing else), go on Wanderjahr for a few months, then resurface no earlier than September, vigorously supporting Romney... with the implausible but irrefutable explanation that Gingrich had been suffering from Attention Surplus Sydrome, generating a negative-campaigning feedback loop.
His consistency/credibility factor will drop through the floor; but there are times when Ralph Waldo Emerson's infamous exhortation must take precedence over defending every attack one has ever made: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
At this point, there's no statesman littler than Newt Gingrich; so what has he got to lose?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 13, 2012, at the time of 1:01 AM
The following hissed in response by: snochasr
No need for Gingrich to campaign for either side. Nominating Romney will guarantee a second term for Obama.
The following hissed in response by: mdgiles
At what point did it become a "crime" to close a money losing business? If a business is worth more for the assets it controls (land, buildings, patents, what have you) they it is as a going concern; should it continue to be run as some sort of charity? With that mindset, people would have us overrun with buggy whip makers and village blacksmiths.
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