My patience with Newt is about up. I was willing to overlook the fact that he’s a ball of contradictions with a short temper when he was at least bringing sanity and big, fun ideas to the debates. And, being a red-blooded conservative American, I do love a good zing on the media. But when he attacked the free market just to take Mitt down a peg or two, it irked me. And since then, that mean old political operative turned lobbyist is all I see.
Sure, I’d rather Mitt had made his wealth as a creative inventor a la Steve Jobs than as a financier (though they are two sides of the same free market coin). Stacking finance against lobbying, however, I’d take even a Gordon Gekko over a Boss Tweed. Flitting between public office (which doesn’t pay a lot) and powerful lobbying firms (which do) is the very sort of power brokering, Washington insiderism everyone, myself included, is getting really fed up with.
In political Rochambeau, Jobs beats Gekko, but Gekko beats Tweed.
Count me a happy Mitt backer.