Memo to Newt Gingrich: When Fox News hosts start suggesting it’s time to leave the presidential race, you’ve probably got no chance of winning. That’s doubly true when they start attacking one of your campaign hallmarks. Both of those things happened with Neil Cavuto on Your World last week after Gingrich lost the Alabama and Mississippi Republican primaries.
Cavuto played clips of Gingrich saying he’ll take on the “elite news media.” Cavuto said condemningly, “When you can’t blame the media, just blame the media more… Is it time for the Speaker to drop the blame game, maybe just drop out?”
Cavuto acknowledged that Gingrich is “a very smart guy, I dare say brilliant. He knows a lot.” But, Cavuto continued, complaining, “When I heard again last night, within two minutes of his remarks after the Southern primary, saying ‘the elite media,’ …it gets old, doesn’t it?”
Guest Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller agreed. “You can only go to that well so many times. He’s defining the elite media in a megalomaniacal fashion as anybody who disagrees with him. But at this point, people who don’t think he can win the nomination are those who are tethered to reality… He’s won two states in the South… The South is where his bread and butter is, and if he can’t win in Alabama and Mississippi, …where can he win, maybe Texas?”
Cavuto mentioned Gingrich’s “constant finger pointing, which I don’t think he even tries to deliberately do, it just gets to be a pattern in his press conferences and speeches, gets old.”
Weinstein agreed. “I think it does. I mean I think he does have a point at times pointing out the media creating narratives that are unfair. For instance, in the contraception debate, he pointed out no one brought up President Obama in the Illinois Senate, the “Born Alive Bill,” which was infanticide in effect.
Weinstein added, “Not every time the media disagrees with him are they just being unfair to him.”
Before closing, Cavuto said, “By the way… we did call former Speaker Newt Gingrich for an interview. He was not available.”
When a Republican candidate starts refusing interviews on Fox, that’s another bad sign for a candidacy.
He considered running in ‘92 but chose instead to endorse Pat Buchanan which showed what Libertarian “principles” he truly supported. (Note to Paul and his current Paulistas: When you endorse the MOST socially conservative candidate in any election cycle, you’re NOT a Libertarian, no matter how often you use the term for your beliefs.)
The farrightwingnut GOP isn’t crazy about a convention floor fight for the nomination, so they’re eliminating the pretenders one by one, until “inevitable” Mitt is the last one standing.
Funny how Kneel is the one delivering the bad news to Newt — ’twasn’t that long ago Newton lied like a pig on Kneel’s show, and Craputo let him:
NOTE TO THE NEWT
It most pains you that Fox “News” is against you.