Mitt Needed Newt

If you are competent, successful, well spoken and smart but you’re also ………….. grey; what do you do?

You need contrast, you need Newt. But wait ………. Newt’s is going 100% positive; it’s going to be about good Newt. Damn!

Mitt needed two things. He needed to show the money that he could fight hard. No one in their right mind thinks the general election campaign is going to be anything other than low down dirty. The money wanted to see if Romney would go to the mat. The negative ads in Iowa smacked down a rising Newt. Mitt also needed a foil in the specific. Running against the herd was an exercise in maintaining a 25% standing that appeared to be going nowhere fast.

What to do? Piss off Newt! It’s time to bring bad Newt back into play. Mission accomplished, bad Newt is back in the game and the theatrical foil is in play. Newt is pissed! Mitt has successfully smacked down the “smartest guy in the room” and its déjà vu all over again as bad Newt is resurrected. Did I mention pissed off?

Newt attacks venture capitalism! He mirrors President Obama’s rhetoric. It’s not about Newt’s grand ideas anymore. Newt ends up looking angry and small. Newt appears to be running to destroy Romney as opposed to running for the nomination. It begins to look less like a campaign than a vendetta.

The stage is set. New Hampshire fulfills Romney expectations and crashes a 9% Newt who runs neck and neck with Rick Santorum and is beaten by John Huntsman. Romney delivers a high flying speech at the end of the day and does so with some passion, barely making mention of his opposition. Newt looks even smaller by comparison.

Bad Newt, however, will not give up; nor will bad Newt shut up. It’s exactly what Romney needs.

  • hmmm……

  • Bill Hedges

    Landreaux

    You the man. But Newt is my first choice. How many $$$ millions did they (Paul, Mitt and Packs) spend to bring Newt down ? Newt could stay nice and just close the doors. OR FIGHT.

    We need Newt in WH. Our National debt is $$$ 15 + 16 = $$$ 31 trillion. Man that balanced budget, gave us surplus, reformed welfare, smaller government, lowered taxes on rich getting more revenue than Bill C.’s tax increases by working with Democrats and Bill C..

    Where did I come up with the extra $$$ 16 trillion in National debt ??? Not from social security:

    “Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts”. Not being paid back. Zero interest charged…

    “The list of institutions that received the most money from the Federal Reserve can be found on page 131 of the GAO Audit and are as follows..”

    “Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000) Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000) Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000) Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000) Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000) Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000) Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000) Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000) JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000) Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000) UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000) Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000) Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000) Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000) BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000) and many many more including banks in Belgium of all places”

    “View the 266-page GAO audit of the Federal Reserve (July 21st, 2011): http://www.scribd.com/doc/60553686/GAO-Fed-Investigation Source: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-696 FULL PDF on GAO server: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11696.pdf Senator Sander’s Article: http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=9e2a4ea8-6e73-4be2-a753-62060dcbb3c3”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2825696/posts

    Mitt has been campaigning for years in Iowa & NH. John Huntsman camped out in RH skipping Iowa.

    Newt will point out Mitt’s high tax on guns, his health plan paying for abortion and naming abortion group in his health plan. Or his Pack will.

    I disagree with your assessment of Newt, a Reagan conservative and Mitt a moderate. I hope my man wins…

  • I like Newt as well. But he’s got a temperment problem that he’s got to get under control if he’s going to be a serious contender. When he abandons talking about his ideas he hurts himself. I’m a business person and I’ve had successes and failures, despite best efforts, I’ve done turn-around jobs on at least 10 businesses some could not be turned around for any variety of reasons. People lost their jobs in those cases. In other cases it was the reverse and the company grew and prospered. It you’re going to take risks, you’re going to fail every once in a while. I’ve hired and fired people it goes with the territory if you’re going to accept positions of responsibility. NEWT KNOWS THIS!!!!!!

  • Bill Hedges

    Newt knows government and he accomplished. Newt did what was necessary and worked with both sides. What is keeping America from “aa” rating or lower ? National security ? Flea protesters would be nothing when our world crumbles from this debt. Panic in the streets. I’ll take mad Newt in the WH. I don’t see Mitt working up a sweat…

    I do not have hands-on business world experience as you do. My Dad did not pass on that gene unto me. I have seen it first hand and understand the mentality.

    I know how Newt’s past can be twisted and harm Newt. Ethic charges were all dropped but one which was double. They were left for court to decide yet Newt was charged $$$ 300,000. Court rules in IRS related class teaching for Newt. After year long conflict was really about Bill C. impeachment and formal Speaker. Newt’s only crime was several minor points which he admitted.

    I can tell you I have had battles with liberals and Ron Paul supporters on a liberal based political site defending Newt. At times they still jump Bush’s bones. Naturally they de-grade any conservative think tank links. They throw out CBO _estimate_ quotes while I use _actual_ number results.

    I want Newt as President. Am ONE VOTE. Re-phasing a quote associated with A. Lincoln. Do I use “” for this ??? I guess !!!

    “Give all my Generals girlfriends (instead of booze) like U.S. Grant. He gets the job done”…

  • D.D.Mao

    “Mitt has sucessfully smacked down the smartest guy in the room”………”Newt winds up looking angry and small” …..Landreaux in “Mitt needed Newt” January 11 2012

    Well if he is the smartest guy in the room he sure has a history of not showing it.His childish behavior of ego fights with President Clinton isn’t fondly remembered by the country which he came out looking small also.However Mr.Gingrich knows after his recent primary showings his chance of getting the nomination are slim to none.He also knows Mr.Romney isn’t very popular with the Conservative/Tea Party branch of the Republican party and his only chance is to energize this base by “destroying Mr. Romney”.You have to ask yourself if he will go this ballistic during a campaign how will he deal with foreign policy issues as President.

    No Newt not only doesn’t have these quailities but in a recent Quinnipiac poll (23 November 2011)while he received a better rating than Mr. Romney in experience only 9% believe Mr.Gingrich has a strong moral character compared to 32% for Mr. Romney.Now don’t draw any conclusions I support Mr.Romney but the last thing we need is another President saying “I’m not a crook” for four years.

    As President Dwight D. Eisenhower said:

    “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real sucess is possible.”

    SORRY NEWT YOU DON’T HAVE IT!!

  • Bill Hedges

    Bill C. took Newt to task on CONTRACT WITH AMERICA. I personally don’t care about the in-fighting. Results is what matters. Newt got the results. Newt stepped down for his party. Trying to save Republican seats over impeachment and maybe his destruction of previous Speaker by Newt.

    Why should Ron P. and Mitt R. receive a pass but not Newt G. in smearing the mud ? Understand Newt plan in SC is to point out Mitt’s tax increases, health funded abortion, raising taxes on guns, etc..

    Again I say I will vote for whoever is Republican candidate. As I explained earlier our National debt is $$$ 31 trillion not counting monies robbed from social security & medicare bank vault.

    I have seen Democrats say we retires spend more than we paid into. A bold face misrepresentation of facts:

    “Will You Get Back Your Social Security Taxes in Retirement”

    “Consider a single man who earns the average wage throughout his career ($43,100 in 2010 dollars), works every year from age 22 to 64, and then retires at age 65 in 2010. Over his lifetime he has paid $345,000 into the system. But he is likely to get back $72,000 more than that, or $417,000 in Social Security and Medicare payouts, according to recent Urban Institute calculations.”

    Problem with this is my employer matched me. Instead of $345,000 is $690,000. Problem with that no interest. Safe to say it will double to $1,380,000. Still drawing interest while retired.

    http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2011/01/06/will-you-get-back-your-social-security-taxes-in-retirement

    I could have made more in private insurance policy. Received the principle as well…

    I am big on links. Polls as well. I also have superior knowledge of Newt compared to the common man. Polls will say rich should pay higher percentage in taxes. I know raising taxes on wealthy does not equate in them paying MORE TAXES. As JFK said many times reduce the tax on wealthy, make them pay more. Worked for him, Reagan, Newt, and Bush. Many a common man thinks raising taxes on rich gains monies for treasurer. It doesn’t:

    “President Hoover dramatically increased tax rates in the 1930s and President Roosevelt compounded the damage by pushing marginal tax rates to more than 90 percent. Recognizing that high tax rates were hindering the economy, President Kennedy proposed across-the-board tax rate reductions that reduced the top tax rate from more than 90 percent down to 70 percent. What happened? Tax revenues climbed from $94 billion in 1961 to $153 billion in 1968, an increase of 62 percent (33 percent after adjusting for inflation).”

    “According to President John F. Kennedy”:

    “Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits… In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2003/08/the-historical-lessons-of-lower-tax-rates

    Point I am making is I believe poll of “9% believe Mr.Gingrich has a strong moral character”. I say SO WHAT. Many things common man beleives ISN’T. As I was saying using the re-phasing of a A. Lincoln attributed quote. Newt is not perfect but IS the man for the job at hand. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was cast aside when England no longer needed him for war.

    Newt got the job done. Congress approval is lower than obuma now. Newt got both sides working together and accomplished. To America’s betterment. We need that today.

    Newt went through a year long intense investigation. 70 + charges DROPPED. Two minor wrongs found. Reason for $$$ 300,000 fine Newt was found innocent of charges by court. Why question Newt’s integrity ? He was looked at under the microscope and found CLEAN.

    Is my last comment on this article. Not here to change views. Just give mine…

  • D.D.Mao

    Mr.Gingrich was fond of preaching about President Clintons lack of morals during the Lewinsky affair and how marriage is the rock of society while having an affair himself. THIS IS WHY HE STEPPED DOWN NOT SOME SUPPOSED NOBLE EFFORT TO SAVE SEATS IN CONGRESS.In fact Robert Livingston who was supposed to be Speaker next also resigned because he knew his affair would be made public.Meanwhile Mr. Gingrich went on to cheat on his second wife.

    A BETTER QUESTION TO ASK IS….Why should Mr. Gingrich get a pass when Mr. Herman Cain paid the price for his womanizing?

    “Point I am making is I believe poll of 9% believe Mr.Gingrich has a strong moral character” I say SO WHAT? Many things common man believes isn’t” ..Bill Hedges
    Well the answer to that is he isn’t electable and in fact shouldn’t even be considered as a viable candidate.He may be a bum but we’ll forgive him because he’s our bum doesn’t wash here.

    In closing may I correct you in regard to Mr.Churchill.He wasn’t cast aside when Britian no longer needed him after the war but because his party lost the election to the Labor party.

  • Gentlemen,
    Newt was not walking the walk when he tried to get rid of a “successful” President Clinton. What makes us think he’ll walk the walk now?! He’ll be good at fooling us about his flag waving because he is intelligent. We have an intelligent man in office now, and how is that working for us?
    At least we had a balanced budget when Clinton left office. Ronnie Reagan didn’t and Newt keeps throwing his name around like it’s majic. I loved Ronnie and Newt is no Ronnie!!!
    Newt get a job………….

  • Gentlemen,
    Newt was not walking the walk when he tried to get rid of a “successful” President Clinton. What makes us think he’ll walk the walk now?! He’ll be good at fooling us about his flag waving because he is intelligent. We have an intelligent man in office now, and how is that working for us?
    At least we had a balanced budget when Clinton left office. Ronnie Reagan didn’t and Newt keeps throwing his name around like it’s majic. I loved Ronnie and Newt is no Ronnie!!!
    Newt get a job………….somewhere it can’t hurt our citizens in the U. S. A.