She turned me into a Newt…

…that witch, South Carolina. I’m better now, since I’m moving on to Florida. Oops. Perhaps not.

The latest Rasmussen poll shows that Florida Republican primary voters have been turned away from Mitt and are now a solid plurality for Newt (41%-32%). Looks like Newt’s popularity has surged and may have some staying power.

Except for the unpleasant fact that a whole lot of people find Newt, himself, to be an unpleasant sort. The graphic, from Conn Carroll’s piece in the Washington Examiner, shows a pretty convincing story. As Carroll puts it, “America does not love Romney, but boy do they hate Newt.”

I don’t hate Newt. I just think he’s a brilliant man and, like so many brilliant men, ineffective. He’s too hung up on his own big idea-that’s-going-to-change-the-universe this very minute. Next minute it will be another idea. His past failures as Speaker should be instructive.

Newt lost me when he who claims to be a conservative Republican attacked Romney for being a successful capitalist. His attacks could have come from Barack Hussein Obama or Michael Moore. That they came from the alleged tea-party favorite does not speak well for the listening comprehension of some of my conservative brethren.


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