First Mitt, now Newt. Destroying their chances before the POTUS nomination race really begins.
First Romney defending Romneycare, now Newt calls Paul Ryan “radical” for wanting to do something that is long overdue and would put our country back on a route to solvency:
In another surprising move, Gingrich also reiterated his previous support for a “variation of the individual mandate” for health care. “I believe all of us — and this is going to be a big debate — I believe all of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care,” he said, insisting there is “a way to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy.”
You would have to wonder what is going through the minds of these has-been soon to be ex-frontrunners. Probably something along the lines of “How can we control the revived Reagan conservative movement and skim votes from the center and left?” It’s this same handwringing, calculating, cling to power no matter the costs to core principles that resulted in big time losses for the GOP in 2006 and 2008.
Men who really don’t have convictions they stand on and are only concerned in getting elected to office have no place being leaders in the Republican party.