Conservative radio hosts have been critical of Mitt Romney for quite a while now. However, with New Gingrich’s recent surge in the polls, a surge that seems to be stable and lasting, conservative pundits are taking a deep, honest look at who he really is and what his presidency would bring. Two top conservative radio hosts, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck, do not like what they see.
The Republican Presidential Field Has Come Down To Two Candidates Who Have A Real Chance Of Getting The Nomination: Newt Gingrich And Mitt Romney. While It’s True That Romney Is Not As Strong A Conservative As Many Would Like Him To Be, The Most Pressing Issue Before America Today Is Defeating Barack Obama. And That Is Something Newt Gingrich Cannot Do. For Weeks On My Show, I Have Enumerated The Reasons Why Gingrich Cannot Succeed In An Election Against Obama:
• When He Was Speaker Of The House, Gingrich Failed To Deliver On His So-Called Contract With America.
• He Made Ads With Nancy Pelosi Promoting The False Theory Of Global Warming.
• He’s In Favor Of Amnesty For Illegal Aliens.
• He’s Taken Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars From Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, Two Of The Most Corrupt Financial Institutions In History.
• He’s Cheated On Two Wives And Left Both Of Them While They Were Both Seriously Ill, Which Will Destroy His Chances Among Female Voters.
• He Called The Republican Plan To Reform Medicare “Right Wing Social Engineering.”
• In A Presidential Debate Against Obama, Regardless Of How Well He Does, On Television, He Will Come Off Badly Compared To Obama And Look Like Nothing More Than What He Is: A Fat, Old, White Man.
Glenn Beck says if it’s between Gingrich and Ron Paul as a third party he’d strongly consider voting for Paul:
In an interview with Judge Napolatano Beck asks:
“If you have a big government progressive, or a big government progressive in Obama… ask yourself this, Tea Party: is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you‘re against him but you’re for [Newt Gingrich], it must be about race. I mean, what else is it? It’s the policies that matter.”
That particular comment has stirred up a lot of reactions among Beck critics, but Beck was merely pointing out (which he later clarified) that if you oppose the progressive agenda it must be opposed 100% and not just accepted if an R is by their name.
Like many conservatives I am not particularly excited about a Gingrich or Romney presidency. Who knows – a lot can happen between now and the first primary votes. However, when it comes time I am with the millions of Americans who are excited about voting Obama out of office in November 2012. I hope that the eventual Republican nominee stays true to a conservative platform, works tirelessly to roll back the Obama agenda (repealing ObamaCare and the financial reform bill specifically), and sets the federal government on a course that puts it back in line with its constitutional authority. Slashing government spending, reforming welfare for the short term and long term, cutting away all of the red tap government regulations on business, allowing our domestic energy industry to explore and develop freely…are all top priorities for the next president to restore liberty and opportunity in the United States.