Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Newt Gingrich, Ahead of the Pack

For those who don't know, Newt Gingrich has taken some real shots at the Bush Administration, particularly in regards to the War in Iraq, which he called a phony war. He also said, "None of you should believe we are winning this war."

Well that doesn't sit very well with the Conservative Community, and Rush Limbaugh took his shot back at Newt yesterday.
One of the things I think puts it in context, I am aware of some things that Newt's been saying for the past, I don't know, three months. He's really been ripping the administration as incompetent, not focused, and this sort of thing. He thinks the primary focus ought to be the domestic agenda and rebuilding the country in a number of ways, morally and spiritually and that sort of thing, but I still can't explain it, I mean other than to tell you that it fits with previous criticisms of the administration and how he thinks that they're incompetent and screwing things up. I don't know. In the middle of the surge working, as liberals would say, it wasn't useful.
That's assuming the surge is working. It seems like Newt doesn't seem to think that it is working.

Personally, I think Newt is running in the general election now. Whoever the Republicans put up is going to have to distance himself from the Bush administration; he's jumping the gun a bit on that. On the other hand, it seems like the qualities needed to run solid in the general are the qualities that are sure to piss off the primary voters. Kind of puts the Republicans in a bit of a bind.

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