Ann, we get it, you support Mitt and you don’t like Newt. Nothing wrong with that, everyone is entitled to an opinion.
But in the quest to sink the U.S.S. Newt, you are becoming a political kamikaze.
First, you played the birther card on the entire Tea Party movement, claiming that the only reason Romney does not get Tea Party support is that Tea Party supporters want someone “bombastically” to demand Obama’s birth certificate and call him a Kenyan.
Your birther card play was eerily similar to Glenn Beck suggesting that any Tea Party supporter who preferred Newt over Obama did so based on race.
The Tea Party movement was the single greatest motivating force behind Republican wins in 2010, and is a critical component of any winning Republican coalition in 2012. Romney himself recognizes this as he has been trying to portray himself as the “ideal Tea Party” candidate. Almost no one believes it, but at least Romney was appealing to the Tea Party while you were willing to torpedo the Tea Party to sink Newt.
Ron Paul? How do you get from supporting someone who still stands by Romneycare to someone who wants to go back to the gold standard? Or at least, how to you make that intellectual journey with a straight face?
You have reached the point where your persona is about to crash into the conservative aircraft carrier. It’s not too late to pull back. Chris Christie is waiting for you on shore.