Thursday, December 15, 2011
Newt Gingrich Loses the Gary Busey Voting Block...
The continued climb of Newt Gingrich went on a wild roller coaster this week. Just when the former Speaker of the House had some serious mojo going, he got an added boost - and then it suddenly disappeared just as fast... It seems a key GOP operative gave Gingrich his blessing, then pulled it back a day later. Who was this? Dubya Bush? Nope. Maybe John Boehner or Reince Preibus... Double nope.. No, the big push and pull back came from Gary Busey...
Yeah, THAT Gary Busey. No, we're not sure if it was solicited or if Busey volunteered his opinion, but it got out there. Yes, the endorsement of Angelo Pappas from the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze vehicle ,Point Break, certainly does carry a lot of weight in Republican circles. But, just as quickly as it came, it went. Almost as though Busey smacked his head on a curb (sorry, couldn't help it), he announced that he was pulling his endorsement. For Newt, it was nice while it lasted.
We're not sure why the Buddy Holly Story star dropped his OK, or if he is endorsing someone else, but does it really matter? We're sure none of the other candidates are hoping for his endorsement. Just because you've been on Celebrity Rehab doesn't mean your opinion is worth our time. Did anyone swig their vote for Mike Huckabee in 2008 because Ric Flair went with him, or Barack Obama becuase Matt Damon and Ben Affleck endorsed him? Don't answer that.... they shouldn't.
Will Newt Gingrich's ascension to GOP nominee be suddenly stemmed off becuase of the Busey switch? Who knows, but we doubt he will have anything to do with it.... You never know.