Winning primaries: Gingrich flip flops in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator

It’s no secret that Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has had a soft spot for climate change in the past. He sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi talking about how we can all work together to solve global warming. He even wrote a book about our collective obligation to care for the planet, the sequel to which is currently in the works. But now that he’s running for the GOP nomination, Gingrich has cooled on global warming—and cut a chapter about the topic by a distinguished climate scientist from his new book. — Mother Jones

And Newt’s sycophants will GLADLY help him argue his hypocritical and all-too-common flip-flopping. Here’s the first, and very amusing, comment from a Miami Herald article, counselling Newt on how to respond to his constantly changing beliefs — Rasmussen Poll: Gingrich 41%, Romney 32% in Florida:

Rather than give his detractors the upper hand and placing him on the defensive over a myriad of issues, Mr. Gingrich must diffuse them up front and say simply “I have evolved, and here’s why:…….” Rather than defend the indefensible, Mr. Gingrich must say simply “I was wrong and here’s why:………….”

1) Be proactive about being in Nancy Pelosi’s camp regarding Climate Change. “At the time, I believe one way regarding climate change based upon the available evidence. Additional evidence has caused me to rethink that position.” Simple as that.

2) Be proactive about the Debt Ceiling debate. “Who knew that 60 years of policy could get us to this point. But I can see the forest for the trees and recognize what we’re facing, and we must do an about face to bring us back from the brink.” Anyone who can’t see that is blinded by their own agenda.

3) Be proactive about Freddie and Fannie. “Who could know it was so corrupt?” Anyone who doesn’t recognize corruption when they see it is blinded by their own agenda.

4) Our country’s evolved. Our party has evolved. Our voters have evolved. In the information age, anyone who’s objective is going to have changes of heart, changes of mind. That what makes Mr. Gingrich an authentic conservative. When debating Obama, Mr. Gingrich can say “I have evolved in this information age Mr. President, but you are the same radical you were in college.”

If Mr. Gingrich comes clean about these so called skeletons by admitting he’s evolved, the entire campaign to discredit him is diffused. I urge you Mr. Gingrich, you have my vote as a fellow Georgia, but to win the undecided voters in Florida, you must be proactive about these past issues rather than let them bring the fight to you. The attack ads in Obama’s arsenal are already planned. Diffuse them yourself, and you’ll take Florida!

Posted by: Raymond Koepsell | January 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Racial dog whistling? You bet! That’s a winner with the Republican base. Climate change? Sounds too socialist or French… and definitely not as important as NASCAR.

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