Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
- Samuel Coleridge, English Poet, Critic, and Philosopher (1772-1834)
Don’t blame me for the headline, I didn’t write it, the only credit I can claim is for the shock and bewilderment I experienced at seeing that headline at the top of the results on my Twitter search for “Newt” . . .
Seriously, Twitter? That’s what you’re choosing to serve up as the first thing people see when they search for “Newt”? Did you just start doing this “Top news” thing for Newt’s sake because I haven’t seen that atop the searches before. (Quite possible I never noticed, though. This was definitely an eye-grabber.)
Here’s the deal on it, though – the article is from the right-leaning Washington Examiner, so it can’t be dismissed as a liberal hit piece, in fact, the article is only quoting the numbers from three separate polls, but when you look at these numbers on the approval / disapproval ratings, it’s hard to argue anything but the fact that Gingrich is not liked by most of America.
source: Washington Examiner
When you see -30% on his approval ratings, those numbers cannot be turned around, especially when you consider the fact that Gingrich is not a newcomer and most of those opinions on Gingrich have been solid and unchanging for years.
Face it, Gingrich fans, you’re working to nominate a guy whose candidacy will do one thing and one thing only – ensure four more years of Barack Obama.