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Speaker Gingrich Did Not Bury Himself - He is Finding That There is No Room Left for Gentlemen in Politics

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 6, 2012 at 11:37

Politics being what they are today, it is a wonder that Speaker Gingrich even considered the attempt to run, knowing full well the antipathies against him are in full array to stop his candidacy. As a voter that remembers Reagan and his more polished approach and rapprochement to those who even disagreed with him, it cannot be helped to remember that while the efforts to bring down the former Soviet Union were President Reagan's central cause, he still had to fight tooth and nail to get other issues resolved as well. This meant fighting with Republicans who were not so enamored with his style of government.

So Speaker Gingrich does not have the power of the institutional Republican establishment as his friends: was this not the central spark of indignation that put Tea Party votes in the pockets of the 2010 elections? But we now know how the institutionalists are really not intent on too much change. Their Roman robes are merely colored red to be the ONLY contrast to the Roman robes of the Democrats. The Democratic presidential campaign knows this and is counting on it.

Candidate Romney is shaping up to be another Dole and McCain, wrapped up in the exact rhetoric we have been listening to since the time of post-Reagan. People could not read the lips of President Bush senior when drowned out by the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union and the charisma of President Clinton would have carried him beyond 2000 were it not for term limits. President Bush junior had no charisma but was presented better than his Democratic contender for an even greater lack of charisma. Issues were presented; but nothing was solved.

So it is today. An extreme amount of vehement rhetoric is being spewed towards the electorate, but nothing that needs solving seems to be more important than making sure the favorite son is elected. There is but the colored robes' difference between the current office holder and the potential Republican contender if the Romney campaign gets its hearts' desire for November. If that's what the majority wants: so let it be. But let it not be forgotten, in spite of his lack of money and voter perceived lack of institutionalist Republican finesse, that Speaker Gingrich did not fail to get across the message of returning America to the American people: they just could not hear him over the clamor of Romney's money machine.

By the way, who of us thinks that the same political malaise that intends to place Romney on the same ballot as the current Chief Executive this approaching November will make any further changes in the congress? Seriously, Speaker Gingrich has that part right also. But where is the Tea Party uproar for the 2012 congressional race? Folks, Romney has no better chance for changing America's direction when the institutionalists are not set to make money at it.


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