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Gingrich a bit delusional

Seriously -  and that’s one thing you can say about the Gingrich effort, you can’t take it seriously – what is it about the egos of some of these folks?

On conservative radio host Neil Boortz’ show this morning, presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich concocted an almost endearingly farcical explanation for his campaign’s latest woes, saying the media targeted him because he was best-positioned to beat President Obama. The media desperately wants to reelect President Obama, Gingirich said, and thus he was their “worst nightmare.” “I didn’t think they would realize this early just how dangerous this campaign is and go after it so hard,” he said.

Here’s a guy who has more baggage than Delta Airlines, has now suffered the second staff walk out, consistently polls at the bottom of the field among his supposed base and he still has the temerity to claim that he’s in such sorry shape because the media is out to get him only because his candidacy would have Obama shaking in his boots?

Really?

On what freakin’ planet?

Gingrich’s campaign implosion has had absolutely nothing to do with the media.  It certainly has nothing to do with any effort by opponents.  It is all his.  He owns it … no one else. 

Perhaps it is comforting to him to look on the ruin of his effort and pretend that he’s Obama’s “worst nightmare”, but in fact, he’s his own “worst nightmare” and he’s proven it handily.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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9 Responses to Gingrich a bit delusional

  • I agree with Newt on one point.  The media does desperately want to reelect Obama.   But I’m not sure Newt is the one “best positioned to beat Obama.”

  • Yes, I was one of the people who celebrated Gingrich as one of the most consequential politicians of an era for his bold plan to take back Congress. Since that date, save for his resignation post November of 1998, he has assiduously avoided taking responsibility for any failure. The first rule of leadership is to celebrate the success of your team while taking personal responsibility when things don’t work out. Why would anyone vote for someone with this flaw when we already have someone like that in the White House?


  • I agree with Newt on one point.  The media does desperately want to reelect Obama.   But I’m not sure Newt is the one “best positioned to beat Obama.”

    Given the implosion(s) Gingrich is probably the one the MSM would LIKE to see run against Obama next year.

    • If Palin is tainted because she quit as a governor, what does that say for a guy who quit Speaker of the House ?
      Newt is the kind of Republican that the MSM would like to run against Obama … one that they can disect before breakfast.

  • McQ[W]hat is it about the egos of some of these folks?

    I think that you’ve answered your own question.  To be a politician – especially to run for president – requires an ego that most of us can’t comprehend.  Think of it: you must believe yourself to be smart enough to govern over 300 million people WITH NO PRIOR TRAINING FOR THE JOB.  I have a pretty healthy ego, but I wouldn’t care to take on that job, much less think I was smart enough to do it.

    Hmmm…. Maybe that’s why Captain Bullsh*t spends so much time on the golf course: “”Hey, I can handle THIS.  My job, not so much.”

    I didn’t think they would realize this early just how dangerous this campaign is and go after it so hard…

    By that standard, Palin is the best candidate for the GOP: MiniTru DETESTS her and has made it a regular pastime for years to destroy her.

  • Ain’t NO delusion like a SELF delusion.
    And Newtie has plenty…!!!

  • Newt is nothing more than status quo so i don’t see why the MSM would be against his campaign.  Same goes for Romney.

    Based on the reporting (or lack there of) i’ve seen the only one the MSM doesn’t want to see run against obummer is Ron Paul.

  • Newt seems to be exhibiting classic paranoid behavior:

    Individuals with this disorder are generally difficult to get along with and often have problems with close relationships because of their excessive suspiciousness and hostility. Their combative and suspicious nature may elicit a hostile response in others, which then serves to confirm their original expectations. Individuals with this disorder have a need to have a high degree of control over those around them. They are often rigid, critical of others, and unable to collaborate, although they have great difficulty accepting criticism themselves. They often become involved in legal disputes. They may exhibit thinly hidden, unrealistic grandiose fantasies, are often attuned to issues of power and rank, and tend to develop negative stereotypes of others, particularly those from population groups distinct from their own. More severely affected individuals with this disorder may be perceived by others as fanatics and form tightly knit cults or groups with others who share their paranoid beliefs.
    From the Internet Mental Health website.

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