We Will Fight To Restore Our Party...Even If It Means a Draft.

22 July 2007

Newt Supporting FDT's Run?

"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that a White House bid by fellow Southerner Fred Thompson would make him less likely to join the race.

"If Fred Thompson runs and he does well, then I think that makes it easier for me to not run," Gingrich said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "On the other hand, just given what you've seen with (John) McCain the last few months, how can you predict?"

In a related development, Rich Galen, a former top aide to Gingrich, will become a top adviser to Thompson, the former Republican Tennessee senator who is likely to officially enter the presidential race in September." (source)

I know this isn't good news for all the "Draft Newt" folks out there, but be honest people...the whole cheating on the wife while she had cancer and having an affair while going after Clinton for his is WAY too much of a liability. One that many Repubs couldn't get over. I like Newt and I think most everything that comes out of his mouth is extremely intelligent and succinct, but he's better of helping FDT than running himself.

10 comments:

modelmax said...

I have to agree with you about Newt. I think he is, by far, the smartest of the "potential" candidates yet to emerge but he has way too much baggage to get the get elected let alone the party nomination.

Matt K Cassens said...

Couldn't agree more, ALa!

Excelsior said...

You're right, Ala. Newt has too much baggage to be successful in either the primary or the general.
I'd like to see him use his brainpower and political abilities to help FDT get elected. Then perhaps he'd make a good cabinet member, maybe at Defense or State. He'd also shine as White House Chief of Staff, but I'm not sure that position would be "big" enough for him.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Newt would never get elected. He just has way too many negative numbers.

The Cassandra Page said...

Why did Fred appoint open-borders-advocate Spencer Abraham as his campaign manager? Michelle Malkin posts about this today. This would seem to be political suicide at just the time that everything seems to be going so well for FDT.

Excelsior said...

The Abraham appointment is a concern. According to Wikipedia, in 1997 Spencer Abraham received an award from, of all organizations, La Raza, for his work in loosening immigration regulations and restrictions. Could FDT be attempting to curry favor with Hispanics and with Arab-American voters? Abraham's ancestry is Lebanese.

Zachary Buckler said...

Nice blog. Keep up the great work.

Dumb Ox said...

I'm hoping Fred will reconsider the Spencer Abraham pick. He can't curry favor with people who will never vote Republican. You're not going to find Reagan Democrats among the pro-Islamist or pro-open-borders crowd. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Just passing through...

Have anything to say regarding this post on MichelleMalkin.com:

Thompson & Abraham, Bad Combo?

Anonymous said...

Newt would be a good vp choice for Fred.