Monday, January 9, 2012

The Real Reason Why Newt Gingrich Is Throwing A Temper Tantrum

The reason why Newt Gingrich is extremely upset is that Romney ended his dreams of becoming President by beating Newt at his own game. Newt Gingrich, who has been in Washington D.C. as a politician since the 1970s, has been quietly building up his political muscles by setting up different advocacy and for-profit groups that helps advance his political agendas: 
Mr. Gingrich began building his network of advocacy and for-profit groups after he left Congress. He will have to sever his ties to the groups if he jumps into the presidential race, but can still tap into their broad network of active supporters and donors.

A longtime domestic-policy entrepreneur, he founded his Center for Health Transformation in 2003. The group now includes big drug makers such as AstraZeneca PLC and top insurers, such as BlueCross BlueShield Association, who pay as much as $200,000 in membership fees. In return, they get access to Mr. Gingrich, interaction with other group members, and marketing and research support.
In 2006, Mr. Gingrich started the group American Solutions for Winning the Future, with a $1 million donation from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The group allowed Mr. Gingrich to broaden his ambitions. It was billed as a centrist policy shop that would train local candidates and promote an array of pet causes, among them Social Security privatization and what Mr. Gingrich called "patriotic education," including mandatory annual public-school instruction on the Declaration of Independence.
In early 2007, along with his third wife, Callista, he launched Gingrich Productions to publish books and movies. In March 2009, just weeks before converting to Catholicism, he formed Renewing American Leadership, a nonprofit group designed "to bring moral leadership back to our nation." Six months later he created the Americano to target conservative Hispanics.
But it took nearly two years for his flagship group, American Solutions, to find a rallying cry—and hit fund-raising pay dirt. Both happened almost by fluke.
With oil prices soaring in the spring of 2008 and Democrats opposing expanded offshore drilling, Mr. Gingrich tossed off a line in a paid speech that May in Las Vegas. "Someone in this room ought to simply have a bumper sticker that says, 'Drill more, pay less,'" he told the Money Show conference, to a smattering of applause.
Backstage afterward, Mr. Gingrich decided to run with the idea himself, aides say. American Solutions launched an online petition campaign under the title, "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less." It got 100,000 signatures in a week, and more than a million in a month. Sen. John McCain made the slogan a core plank of his presidential campaign, and at the Republican nominating convention that September, it morphed into "Drill, Baby, Drill."
With all these groups, Newt Gingrich was poised to win Iowa. But then, a single organization,  The Restore Our Future super PAC, which is a political organization set up by friends and supporters of Mitt Romney and is unaffiliated with Mitt's campaign, took Newt Gingrich down. The ads put out by this group caught Newt Gingrich off guard and he was never able to recover from it. It also gave him a devastating loss in Iowa.
Hell Hath No Fury Like Newt Scorned
As a result of his loss, Newt Gingrich began to pout and whine about his loss. Then he got angry by throwing a temper tantrum over the way Romney's SuperPac ran powerful ads against him. It doesn't matter that Ron Paul's own campaign ran campaign ads that also significantly damaged Newt's chances of winning Iowa. It doesn't matter that Newt Gingrich has several organizations that are now unaffiliated with his campaign but work to ensure that he secures the GOP nomination. In fact, it is utter hypocrisy for Newt to complain about Romney's super PAC when he's got a few organizations working to help him out. 
As a result, Newt Gingrich promises to tell the "truth" about Mitt Romney by using his own super Pac Winning The Future to promote an anti-capitalistic film about the former Governor of Massachusetts which will be played South Carolina and Florida thanks to a casino mogul who recently pumped $5 million into Winning The Future. Newt Gingrich has an attorney going after Romney for the Restore Our Future super Pac political advertisements.
Newt is so furious and unhappy with his loss in Iowa that several newspapers are starting to paint him as a crybaby. 
Look at what Mitt Romney's hometown newspaper, the Boston Herald had to say about Gingrich: 
Gingrich, despite sinking in the polls, is going nuclear on the former Massachusetts governor on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, and now it looks personal. Gingrich, dubbed “Crybaby” by the media for his ego-driven antics as House speaker in 1995, is now performing in “Crybaby, the Sequel.”
It’s fitting that Gingrich yesterday continued to attack Romney in a Manchester restaurant next door to the Obama campaign headquarters, because right now he’s the president’s best friend. His strategy of taking down Romney is right out of the Ted Kennedy and DNC playbook — casting Romney as a corporate villain who “looted” companies and laid off workers.
Peggy Noonan has called him an "angry little attack muffin" in an article in the Wall Street Journal. A PR specialist was more blunt in his description of Newt saying that he's pissed at Romney. Journalist Jennifer Reuben has described Newt's election strategy is no longer to win but seek revenge on Mitt Romney. 
Newt's temper tantrum won't help him. The more he pouts about the super PAC that is supporting Mitt Romney and the more he attacks and the other anti-Romney candidates attack Mitt Romney about his time in the private sector working for Bain Capital, the more he drives people to support Mitt Romney rather than rally around him. 
This developing media narrative of Newt Gingrich's campaign won't help him. No body likes a whiner. What's even worse is that throwing a temper tantrum is unprofessional especially when the person is seeking the highest office of President.
Newt Gingrich got beat at his own game. He doesn't like that he was cut at the knees by a single super PAC and that none of his political organizations that he's created could save him. If he can't handle this, he won't be able to handle Obama in the general election because has more political organizations to help him win the election than Newt does. 

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