This is a bit interesting, and a prime opportunity for some speculation. I finally fixed my RSS reader to catch up with Power Line’s blog, and caught this from yesterday. We’ve got a lot of liberal and DNC advertising money dumped into Florida targeting Romney, not Gingrich.
From what I read, it’s almost like the general election has already started and the Obama campaign is going up against Romney before the GOPs selection is apparent.
From Power Line on Jan. 23.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has an unlikely ally this week in his Florida primary battle against Mitt Romney: the Democratic National Committee.
The Democrats are targeting Mitt Romney as if he were already the Republican nominee running against President Barack Obama, with campaign ads, Internet videos, daily news conferences and dozens of news releases attacking the former Massachusetts governor.
Traditional Democratic partners are jumping in, too. Both theAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ and Service Employees International Union’s political-action committees are running their own TV commercials in Florida this week — attacking Romney.
Gingrich and the other two Republican candidates, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas U.S.Rep. Ron Paul, are being all but ignored by the DNC and its allies.
Romney supporters will point to these ads and pronounce the Obama camp is so concerned about going against him, they are starting the campaign targeting him early. Hewitt notes…
The Chicago Rules at work. Obama fears Romney so he is trying to eliminate him early. In the old days it would be called a “dirty trick,” but MSM loves the president and won’t criticize his operation.
Nancy Pelosi is either totally out of the DNC loop, or she just got the message the Obama campaign wants to take on Gingrich and not Romney. Why has she – twice in the past 60 days – dropped a hint that she knows something about Newt that she would love to share with the media? She’s full-out giddy about the whole thought of letting loose.
This drives me to my big concern about Gingrich. With all the back-and-forth about his love/hate relationship with Reagan, plus his lie about offering a bunch of sources to ABC to refute the I-want-an-open-marriage charge, we’ve got to wonder. Skeletons. Closet.
I’m thinking the DNC and Obama has a plan to go up against Gingrich, they think the plan is el perfecto and would guaranty a landslide. Maybe it contains an October surprise, maybe not. Either way, it seems Pelosi has the playbook and might be having a tough time keeping a lid on it.
With this said, I want to point out we are spending way too much time fretting over the Executive Branch. Sure, it’s damn important to get – if not a conservative – a Republican in the White House, and sure, the House and Senate races have not gotten heated up yet, but we need to spend more effort on putting more conservatives into the Congress. We can so so much if we have firm control of both the House and Senate again.