It appears Newt will not gladly pay us Tuesday for a hamburger today. However, today is Tuesday so if he eats another hamburger today with the intention of paying us next Tuesday he’ll be into us for two hamburger. Ah, you get the idea, I hope.
Bottom line, Newt must have had a dream, a revelation, a vision, possibly a nightmare seeing his public career ending today, who knows. Whatever it was it scared him to the point of pushing his quitting back to Wednesday. It’s possible he has too many May Day festivities to attend, you know the pre-christian passage of the season May Day, not the workers communist May Day, although with Newt it is hard to say. Little Doc Seuss rhyme for the kids there.
How bad has it become for Newt and his band of merry man? Yeah, no money so his merry band is down to one dude and TMZ reports he aint too merry. It’s so bad Newt really isn’t even getting respect from professional writers, newspapers or even the President. I mean it’s one thing for a dopey hack like me sitting in Knoxville TN, taking shots at Newt, but for the pros, who get published nationally, that’s a big step to degrade the man who was once Speqaker of the House. Here is a quick sample.
At the corespondents dinner on Saturday night the President took a big uppercut at Newt, who was in attendance. He actually singled out Newt, called out “Where is Newt?” When the President found Newt, as did the house spotlight, he yelled, “Newt, there’s still time man!” The joint broke open with laughter. Everybody was busting a gut, except Newt that is. He was not amused in the slightest.
Even worse, the host of the dinner, Jimmy Kimmel of ABC, only mentioned Newt once in his monologue, and it was a fat joke.
By the way, it’s telling that Newt even went to the correspondents dinner. What did he expect to happen. He’s been to these things before, he knows what they’re like in an election year. Sure he has a lot of friends there and he worked on K Street, lobbyist row as it’s sometimes called, for a long time but was the free dinner worth being ridiculed by the guy who has the job you want but will never get?
And the beat goes on.
From the New York Times’ Mark Leibovich – A familiar analogy is to the Japanese soldiers who turned up in remote areas long after August 1945 and had no idea that World War II had ended. But Mr. Gingrich knows that his war is over, and while not exactly fighting, he is not surrendering yet, either.
This from Alan Altman at Time Magazine, Time Magazine for pete’s sake – On Wednesday in Washington, Newt Gingrich will bury a campaign that has been dead so long it’s begun to smell. That was the opening line of the article.
From the same article we also find out that Newt’s lobbyist firms have no work for him and his two foundations that used to make him loads of money have disintegrated with Newt out on the trail and filed for bankruptcy. The lecture circuit may be all he has left to keep his lifestyle going.
Listen for the words Newt uses on Wednesday and in future appearances. You might catch a hint of flattery towards the Romney campaign.
That will be the signal Newt is angling for a job in a Romney White House.
After Wednesday what will we do without all the talk of moon bases and the poor kids becoming school janitors? Newt we’ll miss ya buddy.
(no we won’t)