Gingrich and Perry Seeking the Oliver Stone Vote? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Gingrich and Perry Seeking the Oliver Stone Vote?

One can only be speechless.

Are Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry auditioning for roles as the new Oliver Stone?

Newt Gingrich attacking “the rich”????

Rick Perry going after Mitt Romney as a “vulture capitalist”?

What are these people thinking?

Not Reagan conservatism, that’s for sure.

A Newt Gingrich Super PAC running a 27-minute ad painting Mitt Romney as a “corporate raider” — some sort of Gordon Gekko on steroids? Gordon Gekko, let us remind, was a creation of uber-left wing Hollywood director Oliver Stone.

Newt Gingrich as Oliver Stone? What are these Gingrich supporters thinking? This is the dumbest thing Newt has done since sitting on that bench with Nancy Pelosi.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Rick Perry appeared on Sean Hannity’s TV show after the New Hampshire results were in, trying out his own Oliver Stone routine with his “vulture capitalist” line. Hannity was visibly astonished, perhaps thinking he was interviewing Al Gore. Then again, Perry was once an Al Gore Democrat and quite apparently has not changed based on lines like that.

As Mark Steyn quite succinctly noted on Hannity, if one married Ron Paul’s foreign policy to Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich’s latest on how to take away the freedom of Americans to make a living, one would have the complete liberal candidate.

Again. What are Gingrich and Perry thinking?

Answer? Not how to pose the Reagan conservative answer to Obama — or Romney.

My. Oh. My.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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