Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gearing Up for a Fight in Iowa

As a supporter of Newt Gingrich, I was a little concerned to observe how he has been getting pummelled by Ron Paul and Mitt Romney in the lead up to the Iowa Caucuses, and then to hear his response to the attack, or lack thereof. While I'm glad he is attempting to "keep it positive" and keep the GOP united against Obama, "no negativity" is not realistic. In modern day political campaigns, a candidate cannot let an attack, personal or professional, go unanswered. Assuming they go unanswered, the opponent will see a weak spot, and thus my "Sh*t on a Wall Theory" will apply. Newt must answer and considering the financial state of his campaign (not as strong as Romney's) there are ways to respond that don't require spending money. And in response, defending himself, while transitioning to offense by comparing his positions to Romney's and how it should be Newt who is best situated to go against Obama.

With his recent challenge, Newt looks to have made the switch and Romney's refusal could lead to Newt making a final offensive push in anticipation of the January 3rd Caucus date!

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