As a six-time undefeated middleweight world karate champion, I have a pretty good idea what makes a warrior. And there's presently one particular presidential candidate in the political ring who wears those gloves better than the others.
It's one thing to enter a ring with a single opponent, but what if you had to enter with three — one candidate with unlimited money and two titans of political swing to back him? That is exactly what former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing right now.
People see Newt's primary GOP opponent as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but I don't. I think the battle is with Romney's and his cronies' staggering wealth. Last week, The Washington Post exposed that there are 41 mega-rich individuals who bankroll Romney's campaign and his purchase of the seat in the Oval Office: "Nearly a dozen of the donors have contributed $1 million or more. ... Some of Romney's biggest supporters include executives at Bain Capital, his former firm; bankers at Goldman Sachs; and a hedge fund mogul who made billions betting on the housing crash."
In Florida, for example, they collectively spent $15.4 million to run about 13,000 negative ads against Newt (not Obama). Compare that with the 200 ads that Gingrich's campaign ran. Romney's campaign spent more on ads in Florida alone than John McCain spent during his entire presidential run. Given that monstrous media assault, I was actually pleasantly surprised Newt received more than 500,000 votes, compared with Romney's 700,000.
Newt's second major opponent is the mainstream media, or MSM. All it takes is a quick flip through the major network channels to hear the pro-Romney accolades and defenses being offered via a variety of news anchors.
For example, after Newt spanked (with great audience fanfare) CNN anchorman John King at the South Carolina presidential debate for asking Newt to defend himself against his ex-wife's accusations on ABC, CNN sent in its veteran bulldog, Wolf Blitzer, to host the Florida debate.
The next day, after his full-court press against Newt before a national audience, Wolf was on CNN gloating over his victory over Newt. Wolf said, "I was ready for him. ... I wasn't going to let Newt get away with that again" — "that" being Newt's ability to shut down the power grid of the MSM. So much for unbiased hosting and objective media!
And it's no coincidence that radically left progressive globalist and billionaire George Soros, according to Fox News, wields his finances and pulls the strings in more than 30 major puppet outlets, including The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, NBC and ABC. It's also no coincidence that Soros likes Romney just as much as he does Obama. During a recorded television interview, Soros said, "Between Obama and Romney, there isn't all that much difference."
The MSM would have us believe that the GOP contest is over and Romney is the winner. But the battle has just begun. Newt was absolutely correct when he stated before the Nevada caucuses, "This race is not anywhere near over. There are 46 states to go." As Joseph Farah — CEO of WorldNetDaily, one of the few sources I trust for news — said on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show last week, "nobody has 100 delegates yet. We are not even one-tenth of the way to the end of the GOP election."
Perhaps a word about the power of the MSM from Thomas Jefferson is apropos here: "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
The third enemy of Newt's is the entrenched GOP establishment — a part of what Newt calls the Washington elite. Those in the establishment loathe Newt not because of what he's done, but because he is a lethal threat to their way of life and existence, namely their political control and sway over your money and tax dollars.
When the establishment types saw Newt's colossal win in the South Carolina primary, they scurried to bring forth a few of their kingpins, such as Bob Dole and John McCain, to try to convince us Newt is a danger to us, too. The Boston Globe even ran an article titled "GOP insiders rise up to cut Gingrich down to size."
Newt retorted at a tea party gathering in central Florida by stating categorically, "The Republican establishment is just as much an establishment as the Democratic establishment, and they are just as determined to stop us."
Dan Schnur, a former GOP campaign strategist who teaches politics at the University of Southern California, put it straight: "The Republican establishment might not be wild about Mitt Romney, but they're terrified by Newt Gingrich."
Rush Limbaugh reacted to the frightened squirms of the GOP establishment by saying: "Newt doesn't act like he's got any fear. ... Finally, somebody's telling the bad guys who they are, what to do and that we're not going to take it anymore (just as Reagan did). ... Newt has thrown this thing into a tizzy."
While Romney decries that he is not a Washington insider, it is amazing to me that he gloats over the roughly 72 Washington elites who endorsed him, compared with Newt's 11. Rather than a badge of honor, that's a thorn of shame. How do they say it, birds of a feather flock together? I have only to remind you of the tea party's initial receptivity in Washington, which was not exactly like an actual tea party.
I'm reminded of the wisdom of Samuel Adams: "If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin."
If it's true that you always can tell one's positions by the enemies he has — and I believe it is — then Newt is exactly where he needs to be, battling the trifecta of tyranny: Mitt's treasuries, the MSM and the GOP elite.
One cannot, in any way, underestimate the grisly enormity of this triple-headed monstrosity. It is a goliath of ginormous proportions. And let there be no doubt: Only heaven and earth combining their forces will overcome this gargantuan foe.
Thomas Paine was correct: "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered."
(Please go to http://www.newt.org and help Newt triumph over the trifecta of tyranny.)
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