It’s no secret that Washington Post “Right Turn” blogger Jennifer Rubin is a fan of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But on Saturday, in the face of a convincing win by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s 12-point win over Romney, Rubin let her emotions fly.
During Gingrich’s victory speech from his campaign headquarters in Columbia, S.C. Saturday, Rubin tweeted her play-by-play thoughts on the speech. And if her serial spelling errors at the very end are any indication, she grew more irritated with Gingrich as his speech progressed:
not really smiling, starting kind of weirdly flat but he’ll pick up
is he happy? you cant tell right now
very humbling and very sobering to have so many people who want country to go back on the right track
if you didnt know you’d think santorum won and newt came in third..
he starts with media, OF COURSE
shout out to santorum, then ron paul.. he’s going to diss romney and leave him for last
actually very nice to Mitt.. Newt is going to run an optimistic American camapign as opposed to th grumpy French campaign Mitt is running
oy here he goes with the nutters Lincoln-Douglas debate..
for a campaign about ideas this is speech with zero content
going on elites war on religion.. you get how he won with this crud in SC
ofthree victory speeches in three rces this was BY FR the worse
Rubin did have some words of praise for her favorite Republican’s South Carolina concession speech on her blog, suggesting it was a pivot to be “a more fired up Romney”:
Mitt Romney’s concession speech was as strong a pivot as he could have hoped to pull off. Tonight saw a more fired up Romney. (“I’m passionate about defending economic liberty!”) He emphasized this is the beginning of a long race. But the substance of his speech focused on casting Newt Gingrich in the role of the Washington legislator/attacker of free enterprise and himself in the role of job creator/defender of capitalism.