As far as Gingrich’s baggage is concerned, I don’t think his three marriages or consulting work with Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae is troubling voters, who keep flocking to his candidacy because he’s a credible candidate. In contrast, few if any in the Republican establishment are talking about Romney’s baggage. Yes, Romney has baggage. Romney and his fellow Bain Capital alums made handsome profits bankrupting companies and killing jobs. Mr. Clean Mitt looks a lot like a rich guy, who thinks he’s owed the job of president because he comes from a political family and failed at nabbing the GOP nomination in 2008. Never mind his failed Senate bid against Ted Kennedy in 1994.
Many from the news media to Republican Party leaders love to wax on about Romney’s seemingly calm demeanor and moderate political position. As the battle wears on between Romney and Gingrich, Americans are beginning to see Mitt the Cool come unglued a little during recent debates. Perhaps as this contest draws out, Mitt will be forced to reveal his true self to Americans rather than his stage persona because Americans don’t need moderation, we need leadership.