A crazy thought for all you Perry-Gingrich alliance ponderers
This will be a short diary but one that may give way to an unorthodox yet interesting possibility.
As you all know, Newt Gingrich is to put it lightly, very sore regarding what the Romney campaign has been doing to him with negative advertising that has been leveled against him in Iowa. Also, quite a few GOP establishment congressmen have publicly aired their misgivings about Newt Gingrich being the nominee. So, in a way, though Newt has at times has taken some big government positions, he in a strange sort of way has become an anti-establishment candidate. A Perry/Gingrich ticket? Hmmmmmmm…..
I am wondering what would happen if for some strange possibility Newt might have his precinct leaders encourage their voters to put in their lot for Perry. This of course invokes visions of that famous scene in Star Trek II of Ricardo Montalban as Khan uttering that Moby Dick quote “From hell’s heart, I stab at thee.” or whatever that line was. Gingrich gets his revenge on Romney and could get some cake out of it too.
The only way Romney could counter this would to have Bachmann or Santorum to throw in their lot with him to counter this. However, if this happened, it would leave Bachmann’s and Santorum’s social conservative voters utterly confused and angry.
Will it happen? Probably not. But it does temporarily delight the senses to think a Perry/Gingrich ticket would be the biggest middle finger imaginable to the GOP political class that I could think of.
A side benefit to all of this. Romney and/or Paul would be fighting to stay out of 4th place in this scenario.