Is Newt Gingrich set to surge back to the top of the GOP nomination race? Probably not – but that’s not stopping some conservatives to make that prediction. Why? Glenn presents a “conspiracy theory” on radio today that may explain the rush to claim Gingrich is rising in the polls.
This morning on The Drudge Report, the main story was “Lazarus Rising Again?” below a photo of Newt Gingrich. The focus of the story was Gingrich’s comfortable lead in George, his home state.
But does Gingrich have a shot at winning the nomination?
“If you look at the polls the answer is no,” Glenn said. “The whole story is well, about Georgia, his home state.”
Who is being hurt most by Gingrich staying in the race? It seems to be Rick Santorum.
“The easiest path for Rick Santorum to get the nomination for the Republican party is to beat Newt Gingrich in Georgia,” Stu said.
“Newt Gingrich is a spoiler for anybody but Mitt Romney,” Glenn added.
“Look at Newt Gingrich, who every single time when he was winning in South Carolina kept saying over and over and over and over again that Rick Santorum should drop out. He couldn't say that enough. Now that he's the guy that's 10 points behind Rick Santorum he has forgotten that analysis mysteriously,” Stu said.
When Gingrich was close to Romney in the polls, he repeatedly called for other candidates to drop out and unite behind him to oppose Mitt Romney.
Stu added that Santorum’s best shot to win the election is to win Georgia or Virginia in order to knock Gingrich out of the running for good.
“The worst thing to happen for Mitt Romney would be for Gingrich drop out,” Glenn said.
But why would Newt still be running? Glenn presented a theory.
“It sounds so conspiratorial,” Glenn prefaced. “But I just know these people as I get older and as I have spoken to the candidates that I trust. There's a GOP apparatus.”
“Is it possible that the GOP apparatus has made a deal with the Gingrich stay in?” he wondered.
Glenn said that it’s too easy for a President to surround themselves with Washington insiders, which is one of the reasons that policy sometimes changes little from President to President.
“What I'm afraid of is that the President gets into the office and he's not connected already to himself and to a group of people. The President cannot do it alone,” Glenn said.
“If you pull all of your team from Washington, you're in trouble. You're absolutely in trouble,” Glenn warned.