jueves, 26 de enero de 2012

Drudge encabeza el asalto republicano contra Gingrich

Desert News:
Matt Drudge is on the warpath. The conservative mega-blogger is functioning as a one-man virtual Super PAC, driving story after story after story critical of Newt Gingrich, challenging his claim to the conservative mantle. A few of Drudge's nuggets ...

Drudge's dominant image Thursday is that of Reagan linked to a National Review article with anti-Reagan quotes from the 1980s: “Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire’s challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail. . . . President Reagan is clearly failing.” Gingrich claimed the CIA, State and Defense “have no strategies to defeat the empire.” But of course “the burden of this failure frankly must be placed first on President Reagan.” He also called Reagan’s meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with Neville Chamberlain in 1938 in Munich.”

(...) Drudge's page is also sprinkled with numerous other tidbits challenging Gingrich, including more on his messy divorce history.

The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark.