Yes, you read the title correctly. And so says Governor Chris Christie that Newt has embarrassed the GOP. Newt is great at attacking the media, but that about sums up what Newt has to offer the GOP and the US.
On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that Former Speaker of House Newt Gingrich “has embarrassed the party over time,” and that “we don’t need another legislature in the Oval Office.”
But that led “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory to ask his guest if Gingrich’s past performance might be repeated:
GREGORY: Do you think Newt Gingrich will embarrass the party?
CHRISTIE: I think Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time. Whether he’ll do again in the future, I don’t know. But Gov. Romney never has.
GREGORY: You say he has embarrassed the party. How, and where do you worry he might do it again, that makes him unelectable?
CHRISTIE: David, we all know the record. I mean, he was run out of the speakership of his own party. He was fined $300,000 for ethics violations. This is a guy that has had a very difficult political career at times and it has been an embarrassment to the party. You remember those times because you were here. So the fact of the matter is, I don’t need to regale the country with that entire list again, except to say this — I am not saying he will do it again in the future, but sometimes the past is prologue.
Brit Hume took it even a step further Saturday Night and pointed out the OBVIOUS, to which I agree:
“Believe me, Republicans in Congress will be terrified to run with this man for fear they will lose the House and Senate,” Hume said. “They will begin to do what they can to try to defeat him because they fear he can’t win the election and, moreover, he may drag many of them down to defeat with him. He has a lot of work to do to change their minds. I’m not sure he can.”
“And they’ll be more to the case to be made against Newt Gingrich as a possible nominee by Republican officeholders —especially those in the House and the Senate across the country — and here’s why,” he said. “From the latest Fox New/Opinion Dynamics poll — these numbers will change as they do from time to time — this is favorability versus unfavorability: Mitt Romney, 45 [percent] favorable, 38 [percent] unfavorable; Ron Paul 35 [percent] favorable, 40 [percent] unfavorable; Rick Santorum, 31 [percent] favorable, 34 [percent] unfavorable; Newt Gingrich 27 percent favorable, 56 percent unfavorable.”
I truly feel the GOP is OWED every piece of documentation available on Newt Gingrich, and we want it NOW, not next month, not in April, not in September – we want all documents NOW!