Gingrich Stabs McCain In Back
It was Newt Gingrich
, behind the scenes, who convinced the Republican house members to vote against the bailout. Newt, who is not even in office now. But, you ask, doesn't that fuck over John McCain, who was so certain it'd pass that he bragged that he was the one responsible? (not to mention the country, but Gingrich tried to shut that down, so I never assume patriotism in him)
Yes, yes it does. Gingrich sees the chance to lay the groundwork for his own White House run in 4 years. So to do that, it would be best to assure McCain loses, and he's already about as weak as it gets.
So if you needed proof even the GOP has given up on him, there you are. A Carter-Kennedy moment. Gingrich is Kennedy here.
Labels: economy, election 2008, mccain, New Depression, newt gingrich, politics, right wing