|This man is a disgrace to conservative values.|
Meanwhile, at Fox News they basically can't contain their elation that Newt has won - I don't know if this is because they really like him, or that he was their colleague the past couple of years or that they now have an actual election to cover. But the favoratism toward Newt is palaple and astonishing for a network that claims to be fair and balanced. It has been not. The smiles on the faces of Megyn Kelly and Andrea whathername are just pasted on their face that their colleague has won. And, Sarah Palin, I have lost all respect for you from here on out.
Juan Williams at Fox and John King at CNN gave softballs to Newt at the debates that he could hit out of the park and deliver red meat (although not meaningful) stuff to South Carolinians. Mitt Romney was fine in both debates but didn't have pat answers about releasing his tax returns. And by the way NO ONE ELSE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT. But Mitt's rich and apparently he, and only he, has to answer these direct questions (why is that?) - and meanwhile Newt campaigns excessively against captialism. And so, who is actually more conservative?
And another thing, Rick Perry and Huntsman dropped out, thus releasing already dedicated votes - and Perry actually went against Romney in the debates asking him specifically for his tax returns. Did he have a deal with Newt already and acted to be his hatchet man? Probably. So who is more conservative? You gave the primary to a guy who attacked captialism and Romney's tax records without releasing his own (until the last minute). But it was a false attack (no major presidential candidate has ever released his tax returns in recent history until the general election).
And the silly election night analysis by Bill Hemmer and others (like Britt Hume saying Mitt can't shake hands) is just appalling and somewhat incompetant (and I'm a fan guys. but really!) I think Fox News and South Carolina have done a diservice to the country and the Republican Party in trashing Mitt Romney for 1) creating jobs and 2) paying his taxes. It's a real shame. Roger Ailles are you listening?\
UPDATE: Thanks Britt Hume for reminding us late that Newt has the most unfavorable ratings nationwide of any candidate - way to bring it back to earth - I almost thought Megyn was going to cry.