No I didn't get confused when typing the title - Michelle Bachmann said in the last Republican debate on Fox that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. I agreed with what Bachmann said at the time. However, since the debate Newt Gingrich has gone off the rails with some very strange statements - so strange he almost makes Mitt Romney look good - but not quite.
I'm not alone in my thoughts on Gingrich if you look at the latest polls. Gingrich has started a downward slide that I predict will be permanent: Ron Paul 23%, 20% for Mitt Romney, 14% for Gingrich, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 2% for Gary Johnson.
Foreign policy loon and permanent tin-foil hat recipient Ron Paul moves up, frightening both Conservatives and RINOs. Newt wants to directly challenge the authority of Supreme Court justices by potentially having them subpoenaed? Child labor? Abolish certain courts entirely? Most of us agree that certain courts do not rule according to the Constitution or according to laws passed by Congress, but make their rulings strictly along political lines. Something does need to be done, but what?
These three -- Romney, Gingrich, and Paul -- are the best we can do? TEA Party where are you???????
Newt Gingrich won a straw poll hosted by the Tea Party Patriots. How is this possible? Are they nuts? Lost their minds? Apparently:
"An overwhelming number of activists from around the nation showed they are serious about electing a candidate who advances tea party principles," said National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin.
Eric Erickson calls the situation Insanity:
For the better part of the last three years the Republican Party has exercised itself into a frenzy over the need to repeal Obamacare. For the two years leading up to November of 2010, mostly middle aged working white people took to the streets in sizes rivaling a NASCAR race to protest the socialization of the American health care system.
The individual mandate and TARP draw the ire of scores of primary voters.
And our two front runners for President? They both support an individual mandate and they both supported TARP.
Not only that, just last year Mitt Romney was saying he’d keep parts of Obamacare. Like supporting amnesty, he has changed his position just in time for an election cycle.
Are we really going to do this?
I just want everyone to make sure they understand this and remind them that Perry, Bachmann, Huntsman, and yes, even Rick Santorum are still in the race.
Are Republicans really going to elect Mitt Romney rather than a Conservative like Santorum or Bachmann, or even Perry? Apparently they are. I say it's 2008 all over again. John McCain - Mitt Romney? Not a dime's worth of difference.
Nikki Haley, supposed TEA Party politician said “This is not just about picking a conservative candidate.” Apparently she thinks Romney is the only Republican candidate that can beat Barack Hussein Obama. Bull crap!
We can have a Conservative candidate and win the election. Why are we always told we must settle for something less?
Are we really, really going to do this?
I'm hoping there will be a big surprise when the polls close in Iowa -- the TEA party true Conservatives will come out in droves, voting not for Mitt Gingrich or Newt Romney, but for a Conservative, I don't care which Conservative.