New York Times Lists 6 Reasons Gingrich Should Quit
Columnist Frank Bruni says it’s time the presidential candidate abandon his campaign.
People of color can think of a few reasons Newt Gingrich should drop out of the Republican presidential race. After all, this is the same man who called Spanish the “language of the ghetto,” Palestinians an “invented people” and advised blacks to collect paychecks rather than food stamps. Most recently, he accused Obama of race baiting for saying that he could have fathered a son who looked like Trayvon Martin.
But sweeping all of these insensitive remarks aside, there’s another reason the former speaker of the House should resign: He’s losing big!
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni is so eager for Gingrich to step down that he not only listed several reasons why in an Op-Ed piece on Monday, but urged the news media to coax Gingrich into making his exit.
“If he refuses to quit, we in the news media must quit him. Starve him of his very sustenance: attention,” Bruni says. “I implore Fox News to pull up its drawbridge, CNN to bolt its doors. If a Newt falls in the forest and not a single news anchor listens, can he really hang around?”
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Ignoring Gingrich may not lead to him quitting, but Bruni says the former speaker of the House should abandon ship for the following reasons:
If president, he’s promised $2.50-a-gallon gasoline. That’s not only ridiculously low, it ignores the fact that a number of factors outside of the president’s control determine gas prices.
The Southern states were Gingrich’s best bet. But two weeks ago, he lost Alabama and Mississippi. He’s since lost Louisiana. If Gingrich can’t even win the states near his home state of Georgia, his prospects are slight anywhere else.
In super populous Illinois, which had 54 delegates up for grabs in the March 20 primary, Gingrich failed to nab even one.
The press has already lost interest. According to the New York Times, only a handful of reporters follow Gingrich around full time any more.
Gingrich has nothing to talk about. Last week, he tried to revive the rumor that Obama’s a Muslim, Bruni says.
With 135 delegates, he’s actually nearer to Ron Paul (50 delegates) than Rick Santorum (273 delegates).