Hugh Hewitt Channeling Liberals For Romney
Regardless of what one thinks of Newt, or Mitt, as candidates, should we really be relying upon statements from Democrats like Donna Brazille and James Carville to determine who would be our best nominee? Why bother with primaries, let's just watch MSNBCLSD and guide on that? No. Sorry, they think and act like liberals and that matters. I disagree with Hugh. We aren't going to win the hearts and minds of many voters for conservatism by listening to what liberals have to say about us, or our candidates. I also take strong exception to something Hugh suggests down below. Please scroll down for that. It's important.
“We’re ready to take out some of the balloons we’ve been storing,” is how Democratic strategist Donna Brazile greeted the idea that Newt would win by a significant margin in South Carolina, an hour before the polls closed and Newt was indeed declared the winner. She was echoing James Carville, who said much the same thing. So what is it that makes these two lefties happy about Newt’s win?
They think they know that tonight’s result means one of two things — Newt as the GOP nominee, which they pray for, or a battered and bloodied Mitt Romney as the president’s opponent, which they will settle for.
They are wrong on both counts.
The South Carolina electorate didn’t vote for a person or a platform; they voted for a personality — the fiery, combative, MSM-hating Newt. They want the GOP nominee to charge at the president, throw around the term Alinksyite, push back at John King and Juan Williams, and shout out the absurdity of Barack Obama as president and the destructiveness of his combination of epic incompetence and awful ideology.
I suspect that the GOP as a whole has a lot of this pent-up anger at the Manhattan-Beltway media elites, and they too have been cool to cool hand Mitt as a result.
Here's my other problem. How is it that winning suddenly becomes the opposite of fighting? Emphasis mine.
But if, having been indulged, that passion for a political fistfight ebbs and the desire to win grows, Romney will be a much, much better nominee for having blown a round on points and too timid by far a strategy.
I get it. Personally, Hugh may not care for the rough and tumble, or whatever. But if we know anything about the Left now led by Obama, we know they are ruthless and will fight hard for every vote, real, imagined, or fraudulent. And, by the way, what was that Obama said? Oh yeah, now I remember. Yet, Hugh suggests that if we want to beat this guy, we have to get over wanting a fistfight? That doesn't sound like a strategy for winning to me; it sounds like a sure way to get knocked out.
White House to Democrats: 'Punch back twice as hard'
“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina said, according to an official who attended the meeting.