Little Newt isn’t the heir apparent for the crown of the GOP presidential nomination… and he’s mad as hell about it and won’t take it anymore so he put an ad out that compares Mitt Romney to the yacht tax dodger John Kerry because they both lived in Massachusetts and – Alhors! – speak French!
Newt’s little “takedown” ad is one of the most absurdist things I’ve seen produced by adults in years:
This is supposed to be the message that brings Mitt down to size and catapults the dolt Newt into first place?
Pardon… you speak French?
Associating things with France is generally considered to be an insult in America. Whether it’s ditching French Fries for Freedom Fries or that when George W. Bush was running against Kerry for re-election his Commerce Secretary Don Evans said this of his boss’ opponent:
[T]he Massachusetts Democrat is “of a different political stripe and looks French”
I’m sure people in other parts of the world are looking at this and asking themselves how can the most powerful nation in the history of mankind really go about choosing their leaders in this manner?
Not only is the ad silly but the “zinger” about Romney is held until the last possible second for “dramatic” effect.
Also, it should be noted that Gingrich, as a teenager, lived in France while his father was stationed there as a soldier… and Newty spoke French!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!