I am glad that Young’s Blog territory is attracting presidential candidates. We also have the trend of seeing the candidates dying off after they visit this area. Just ask Herman Cain. Well Newt Gingrich visited Rome and Carrollton Georgia on Tuesday which are in Young’s Blog territory. Mr. Gingrich first spoke at the Rome Georgia airport then he spoke at The University of West Georgia. I really had no attentions of going because let’s face it. Newt Gingrich will not win to challenge Obama this fall. He did poorly in the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Tuesday. And he will struggle on Super Tuesday next week. Now if Newt Gingrich was leading in the Republican primaries I would have gone.
The crowds were good at both events. Georgia is the home state of Newt Gingrich and he even teached at The University of West Georgia. He told the crowds that this election is one of the most important elections in American history. And while CNN was carrying a part of his speech live on TV he was talking about chopping down a tree instead of talking about the issues. I just found that to be a waste of TV time as CNN quickly took him off TV. The biggest issue he talked about at both events is the gas prices. And you know that will get the crowd talking. He is promising to get the gas prices down to $2.50 a gallon. And he will do that by drilling; drilling and drilling some more. He forgot the other reasons the gas prices are up right now. The conflicts in the Middle East; stock market speculations; and growth in China and India. This Sunday on my weekly Sunday Discussion post I am going to talk about gas prices. Stay tuned!
He also talked about Obama and the Middle East. Which I am really not going into at all. My thinking is that Gingrich is trying to use some attack strategy to come back into the Republican race which will probably backfire. Now he will win Georgia next week because it is his home state but he will not win much more than that. And I still think that Mitt Romney will still be the Republican nominee for president and run against Obama. And after the wins at Arizona and Michigan he is even closer to that goal.
- Newt Gingrich Readies For “Super Tuesday” As Mitt Romney Wins Big In Michigan And Arizona (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Gingrich kicks off focus on South in Georgia – USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
- Gingrich talks trees, not losses, in primary night speech – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Gingrich ready for ‘Super Tuesday’ states (worldviewtonight.wordpress.com)
- Gingrich goes back to school (politico.com)