Popular conservative talk show host Michael Savage, stunned the news nation yesterday with an offer to presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich:
Get out of the race and he’ll give the former Speaker of the House $1 million; stay in and risk losing to Obama. In Savage’s own words, here’s why…
“The Republican presidential field has come down to two candidates who have a real chance of getting the nomination: Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. While it’s true that Romney is not as strong a conservative as many would like him to be, the most pressing issue before America today is defeating Barack Obama. And that is something Newt Gingrich cannot do.”
Why not? Well, Savage’s reasons mainly come down to Gingrich not being as strong a conservative as he could be, which is funny considering how he flat-out admits that Romney isn’t, and yet he thinks the former Massachusetts governor can win it.
Can anybody say Romneycare?
Yet Savage doesn’t seem to be the only person who wants Mitt out at all cost. His fellow radio talk show host, Glenn Beck, says that he’d rather vote for Ron Paul as a third party candidate than Newt Gingrich on the Republican ticket.
Now I like Beck. And while I’ve never listened to Savage before, I can imagine that I might like him too considering the basic genre that he fits into. But on this issue, both of them are clearly nuts.
I don’t like Gingrich all that much myself. I think he’s a bit pompous, a bit duplicitous and definitely a bit scummy. But all of his faults pale in comparison to Obama, who is either one of the stupidest politician ever to hold office or one of the most evil, and definitely in the top 25 for being self-absorbed, narcissistic and belligerent.
So while, in my opinion, Newt is only marginally better than Mitt Romney, I’d still choose him over the worst U.S. President since Jimmy Carter anyday. And I think it’s fairly obvious that, with economic misery as high as it is, the majority of the country would agree with me.
As for a third party option? That practically guarantees another four years of Obama, so let’s not even go there.
If they know what’s good for their country, Savage and Beck can do us all a favor and just shut up already.