Mitt Romney Wins Nevada Caucuses While Not Worrying About the Poor, Newt Gingrich Needs Your Prayers
Wow, what a week for Mitt Romney. And what a week for Newt Gingrich. Romney wins the Nevada caucuses but picks up an endorsement he might not want.
Okay, first for the wee little poor choice of words by Romney this week. And we of course mean the “poor” choice of words about not worrying about the poor. Okay fine, the words were taken out of context and he didn’t really mean it the way it was portrayed by some. But that doesn’t let Romney off the hook. Not surprisingly, Romney’s intent had little to do with whom he is “concerned” about and a great deal to do with trying to convince middle class voters that he doesn’t represent exactly the kind of person/economic policy that benefits the very rich at the expense of the middle class. In short, he was trying to create a new reality to replace the one that isn’t so good for the middle class, i.e., the one that he supports.
Here are two insightful views on this topic:
So on to the Donald Trump endorsement. First off, Trump was “endorsing” solely and entirely as a gimmick to promote his reality TV show (is that still on the air? seriously?). But what is really interesting about this endorsement is that Romney decided to accept it. Mormons (Romney) have always opposed gambling, so hey, no problem accepting the endorsement in Trump’s Las Vegas casino. I mean, that’s no bigger a stretch than Mormon’s opposing the drinking of alcohol unless, of course, you pay a $5 “membership fee” to join a “club” for “one night” (which, I’ve been told, is not a “cover charge in the local bar”). That little detail aside, Romney’s acceptance of Donald “birther” Trump is sure to be a headline in coming months. Already the Obama campaign has sent out an email noting:
“Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he was ‘humbled’ to accept Donald Trump’s endorsement. Seriously.” “Yes, Donald Trump — birth certificate conspiracy leader — has decided that Mitt Romney’s his guy, and Romney has embraced him without reservation. He made a speech and even sent out a press release welcoming him.”
Good one, Mitt. Embrace the buffoonish bigot tea party vote. That ought to help you with independents. Especially now that the stock market is at highs not seen since before the Bush depression and the unemployment has been dropping as hundreds of thousands of jobs are being created per month.
Meanwhile, Gingrich is asking for prayers.
And he’ll need them since he is looking forward to Super Tuesday. Yep, he’ll just skip Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington since they don’t matter (and he can’t win) and focus on the Super Tuesday states (even though he didn’t even make the ballot in at least one of them – Virginia). Well, that certainly is a plan. Sort of like Rudy Giuliani waiting for Florida in 2008. That worked out well. Oh, wait. Never mind.
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