Newt’s people will blame it on Mitt Romney’s (and his Super PAC's) negative campaign ads. However, Romney was not the only one to lob negative election grenades. In fact, Newt got the money, ammo and tossed some stun grenades of his own in Florida, but obviously with not same effect as Mitt.
Intercepts Second Wife Interview & Runs Back for South Carolina Touchdown!
The other explanation is that Newt is a much bigger target, and we don’t mean just in physical rotund terms. It appears that people may really root for Newt when he is the underdog, like when he was confronted by his second wife’s accusatory interview and then intercepted CNN John King’s question and ran it all the way back to the endzone for a South Carolina primary win. Read - http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/newts-ex-wife-pays-him-alimony-payment-by-ambassador-mo/43986
Passion for Newt Not Always Good or Reassuring:
However, when Newt takes the lead, it’s like a quarterback with bad game management. He cannot resist looking over confident and taking too many risks, just to look good running with the ball. Many Republican voters decide that they just cannot put on the jersey with his name on their back when it comes to the moment of truth. He arouses passion among core supporters, but he similarly really scares those who might otherwise be drawn. In the privacy of the voting booth, Newt arouses passion, but it may also be discomfort or fear. On the other hand, while some may never vote for “the Mormon” and others distrust his “manufactured” presentation and history, Mitt comes across as the safe choice, kind of the arranged marriage your parents keep pressing, attractive, successful, not a hair out of place and no personal history to doubt commitment. Mitt may not arouse passion when it is to be consummated in the voting booth, but he is the one that just seems like the more responsible choice versus the one that might leave you wondering.
Funny thing though, Newt may be exactly where he wants to be – losing the game and needing to throw around passes like the “Mad Bomber” – that is not some terrorist but nickname for old Oakland Raider legendary quarterback Darryl Lamonica – If we want to bring the analogy a bit to today’s football quarterbacks, we could reference Ben Roethlisberger or Michael Vick, but somehow most of us have greater certainty the latter two are more reformed from their previous ways.
Did you know Newt and I both are Tulane alumni except only one of us played the game?
Tulane & Coach Helping Old South Turn Corner into New South:
In memory of Tulane Head Football Coach Bennie Ellender (also former Tulane quarterback) who in 1970’s coached Tulane football to top 10 national ranking, a devout Christian, genteel open-minded person, and one who oversaw a very positive racial integration of the Tulane team (We had "Blacks and "Mexican-Americans, on team for first time along with Jew and Muslim - Bottom Photo!). Ellender’s leadership on and off the football paved way for rebirth of Tulane football highlighted by 14-0 victory over archrival LSU Tigers: “On Dec. 1, 1973, Ellender stood on the sideline of Tulane Stadium amid a raucous crowd of 86,598 -- at the time the largest crowd ever to see a night football game in the South -- and watched as his team erased 25 years of frustration at the hands of its up-river nemesis LSU.” (from New Orleans Times-Picayune) Coach Ellender passed away on December 23, 2011. (Middle Photo after victory with LSU Coach Charlie McClendon - it was a New South back then and Coach Ellender was part of the forward lean).
Top Photo – one of our great players, teammates, my barber and future Medical Doctor Jamie Garza.
(@gknutson – Thanks for inspiration in combining your NFL love of game & political prognostication - helped me recall my passion and lessons of brotherhood in the South on the verge of change).
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