HuffPost is now calling GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich the ‘Human Roman Candle’ over his latest rounds of increasingly disturbing attacks against Mitt Romney.
Gingrich and Mitt Romney on Monday staggered to the end of a brutal week of campaigning in Florida, one in which they took increasingly nasty and personal shots at one another. But the day marked a new level of angry and relentless attacks on Romney by Gingrich, the former House speaker from Georgia.
From morning until the last of five events at the end of the day, Gingrich branded Romney a liar and cheat, accusing him of suppressing religious liberty and trying to “buy the election.”
What has become blatantly obvious is that when Newt Gingrich leads in a poll he is a stoic, professorly type that often pontificates about the general nature of mankind and how best to lead a nation of people. When he trails in the poll a week later he becomes an angry old man that stamps his feet and makes wild accusations about people’s personal lives.
This is no way to present yourself when running for President. A President needs to be a solid, steady type that is unflinched when behind the eight-ball. For all of his occassional lofty rhetoric, Gingrich is not demonstrating the mental and/or emotional character to hold the office of the President. Heck, I would think twice before letting him pump gas in my car with the way he is acting lately. I sure as heck don’t want his finger on the nuclear button when he is having a hissy fit.
It’s too bad this is happening because Newt is clearly a smart guy with an incredible skill set to offer the American people, but lately he is acting like a 4 year old on the television show Toddler and Tiaras.
I think it will soon be time for Newt to take a nap or have a time out to his campaign…