Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stephen Harper and Newt Gingrich May be Reunited After All

When Newt Gingrich and the Republicans stole the Mid-terms in 1994, Gingrich gave much of the credit to Preston Manning and the Reform Party.

Manning's lieutenant at the time was Stephen Harper.

In the contest for the Republican presidential candidacy, Newt Gingrich was a long shot, but that shot just got a little shorter.

Mitt Romney has been stripped of his Iowa victory after a recount that gives it to Rick Santorum, Harper's Mini me.

Romney is also in trouble over his financial records, that include hiding much of his $200 million wealth in the Cayman Islands.

And Rick Perry has dropped out of the race, that will help the conservatives who never liked Romney anyway, by reducing the competition.  Perry may back Gingrich who is now surging in South Carolina.

I wonder what the Harper team will do this time to help their conservative allies South of the border?  They tried to railroad Obama in 2008, and I'm sure they've still got a few tricks up their sleeve.

Personally, I think Gingrich would be a gift to the Democrats, but who knows?


  1. Oh, right, Emily. Who can possibly imagine the Newt in the White House? A gift to the Democrats, for sure.
    Doesn't break my heart about Romney because he seemed to be the only one with a chance at leading the Republicans to a victory. Whew.

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