Scoring the Criticism Of Newt Gingrich's Campaign
1 year ago
Here's a little game to put things in perspective
Since Newt Gingrich’s surprising rise in the polls, Mitt Romney’s camp has developed a nervous tick. Romney’s supporters have come out of the woodwork to spit their opinions of Gingrich and how ridiculous he would be as a president. I thought this would be the perfect time to play a game.
Let’s score the criticism Newt Gingrich is receiving as he runs. The scoring is a 1, 3, or 5. The higher the point the more impactful the criticism. If the score reaches 10, the candidate is in some deep trouble.
- “I’m not sure he’s as conservative as some people think he is,” said House Speaker John Boehner. Wooo. As funny as this is, Speaker Boehner isn’t the only person firing away at Gingrich’s republican credentials. It seems like everyone has something to say about Gingrich being the potential Republican nominee, mainly Republicans. I’d give this a 3 only because it's coming from Boehner.
- “Newt has a ton of baggage – like the fact that Gingrich was fined $300,000 for ethics violations or that he took $1.6 million from Freddie Mac just before it helped cause the economic meltdown.” – Restore Our Future PAC, from Romney’s camp. That, my friends, was a strong 5 points, mainly because it’s true. Gingrich had his hand in the cookie jar LONG before the campaign—way back in the 1990s when he gave the House ethics committee false information. He also financed two projects that were supposed to help him in his political career. That was actually the first time in the House’s 208-year history that it’s had to spank a speaker for ethical wrong-doing. What’s shocking is that it’s the only time…if you catch my drift. The $1.6 million paycheck from Freddie Mac is also true but Gingrich says that he worked with them as a consultant. I’m sure he did—as a consultant that aided them on Capitol Hill when you should have been serving the people.
- This has to be the funniest. While Gingrich was at the University of Iowa, a protester blurted out that he has a ‘Ph.D. in cheating on your wives’ which is really relevant. But at least he’s communal. He and Herman Cain are both men of cheating habits—they stick together. I’d give it a 1. It was funny, but everyone knows he likes to dip & dab.
Total Score: 9.
It's not a 10 but his campaign is still hurt by comments like these. Keep this up and we are sure he won't last much longer.