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It sure seems that someone has a problem with Newt Gingrich. And of course when we say someone, what we really mean is almost everyone. Everyone, that is, except for a conservative base that seems hungry for a non-Romney option.
Following his win in the South Carolina caucuses, the former House speaker has experienced a surge in polls. But this “Newtmentum” — a term we honestly feel is more appropriate for a stubborn bowel movement than a rise in political support — seems to have irked quite a few on the right.
Conservative voices like Ann Coulter and Tom Delay, and right-leaning media such as Drudge Report and the National Review, among others, are coming out very forcefully against a Gingrich candidacy, creating what Politico calls “a brutal noise-machine attack.”
California Democrat Nancy Pelosi took some heat this week for her confident claim that a Gingrich win was "not going to happen," explaining only that “There is something I know.” Perhaps that much-speculated-over thing can be found no further than conservative Op-Ed pages.
Newt has apparently made some enemies.
“RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT!” Ann Coulter
“NOW DOLE DROPS STINK ON NEWT” Drudge Report
“Newt’s no-win political appeal” Salon
“Dole Nukes Newt”?National Review
“Our Bill Clinton” National Spectator
“The stop-Newt brigade” Politico
"Tom DeLay blasts Newt Gingrich” Tucson Citizen
“Newt Gingrich Gets Angry Again in Florida” The Daily Beast
“Can A Fat Man Beat A Thin Man?”?HuffPo
“What Newt Gingrich Really Thought Of Ronald Reagan” OTB
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