Two Candidates for the Republican Nomination - Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry - Self-destruct | Eastern North Carolina Now

   Former Speaker of the House Newt Gringrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry completely self-destruct on the campaign trail in their quest for the Republican nomination for president. For them the campaign is now officially over and both should save themselves, their respective staffs and the rest of us the trouble of themselves continuing in their campaign. Politically speaking, they are both the walking dead - mere political ghosts on the teetering stage of their own making.

    Both men are two individuals that I have considered supporting: Rick Perry is governor of a very successful state on many fronts, Newt Gringrich, irrespective of his past apotheoses, and there are many, is devastatingly smart. The problem with Newt Gingrich is that no matter how smart the man is, he says and does horrendously stupid things. The problem with Rick Perry, even though he is a veteran, a christian and a fine family man (I am sure), he is not smart enough to be president - not a Republican president. By comparison, Rick Perry makes the former Texas Governor, George W. Bush, look like Albert Einstein, and that ain't easy.

   At the heart of the matter is Newt Gingrich's and Rick Perry's attack on Mitt Romney, and his past association with Bain Capital as an executive. Both candidates are using the desperate measure of tossing queer stones from the respective front yards of their own "glass houses" at the front runner Romney, and it is not a pretty sight.

   Rick Perry disparagingly refers to the former governor, Mitt Romney, as dealing in "Vulture Capitalism" and Newt Gingrich refers to Mr. Romney as a "Capitalist Looter" as his expression for Mr.Romney's culminative efforts as a Bain Capital executive. In other words, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingich are fervently attacking Mr. Romney from the Left - the same peanut gallery as occupied by the Occupy Wall Street socialists.

   This egregious use of poor judgment is simply something that I will not abide, and further signals to me that neither man is wise enough, or has the ideological maturity to be President of the United States of America.

   Neither could win my vote now, and I suppose that I'll have to look for someone else to support. Mitt Romney is surely not my favorite, but at least the man is not stupid. I'm growing increasingly weary of stupid.
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( January 11th, 2012 @ 6:14 am )
I read it the same way ...

Realistically, this is now a three man race - Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.

I use to think Newt was brilliant, now I'm not so sure anymore. The Rick Perry story is really sad. I just feel so embarrassed for him. The question is: Will he get the stupid vote?

There are many people who are intimidated by clarion thought. For them, Rick Perry could just be their candidate.

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