From Pine View Farm

Newtmentum 1

Dick Polman discusses the Republican presidential nomination contest with long-time Republican activist Rich Galen. Mr. Galen seems to despair of the course of his party.

His comments on Newt the Gingrinch are particularly interesting:

By the way, we had to ask: What’s up with Newt? Why does your old boss insist on staying in the Republican race long past his sell-by date? Could you provide some character clues that would help explain this?

Galen surely did: “Newt’s world has always been inside his head. He’d have 15 ideas a day (back when Galen worked for him), and at least one would be deadly. It was my job to sort out the deadly one…He has the attention span of a five-year-old…He truly believes that if Romney doesn’t get the 1144 delegates (by convention time), he’ll have one last chance to get the delegates to chant his name.”

But how can Newt possibly believe that?

Because, as Galen put it, Newt operates within “a reality-distortion field….And he’s 68 years old, so what else is he going to do with his time? Go to the zoo?”

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1 comment

  1. George

    April 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    He thinks it’s a 50/50 country for the election. Maybe so. However, Mitt Romney is never going to be president of the United States. There’s nothing anyone can do to make him likable or admirable. He genuinely is a corporate plutocrat who’s not a good speaker, who — if he weren’t a candidate — would only be listened to by people paid to do so.
    I suppose all the “Reagan Democrat” white guys who hate black people could be counted to vote for him. Or they could do what I suspect they did in the last election, shout angrily to reporters before election day and then prefer to get a head start on the Tuesday, in a bar, rather than the voting booth.