Newt Gingrich never had a chance. Why? His mouth. Even the senior staff of his presidential campaign has had enough.
Gingrich has flipped and flopped more than an inflatable air man on the sales lot of a used car dealership.
Before the President sent troops to Libya, Gingrich said the US should intervene. Once the President DID intervene, Newt had a change of heart.
A few weeks ago, Gingrich went on NBC to decry Paul Ryan’s “Kill Medicare” plan. Within two days, he made a complete reversal on his position, praising the plan and calling it “bold”…and even claimed that those who use the clip of him rebuking Ryan’s plan are liars. What?!
According to numerous polls, including Gallup’s “Obama Job Approval” tracker, President Obama has solid approval from the American People.
The biggest reason: The GOP’s vote to essentially end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher program. They can thank Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan for boosting the President’s ratings.
It turns out that the overwhelming majority of Americans (from Democratic to Republican) oppose leaving seniors to fend for themselves in the health insurance market (because, you know, insurance companies are falling over themselves to insure the elderly…).
It is obviously too early to predict the result of the 2012 Presidental Election. But, if the public reaction to Paul Ryan’s objectivist wet dream is any indication, President Obama may be in office until January 2017. Hopefully by then, we will have a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, no more Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA – bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage), a steady and growing economy, and an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as our involvement in Libya.
So, I must say “thank you” to Paul Ryan for solidifying the difference between the two parties in the eyes of the American public. Not even President Obama could have hoped for something like this.