Gingrich Campaign Equates Its Own Ineptitude To The Attack On Pearl Harbor

The Gingrich campaign’s reaction to its own incredible failure to get on the Virginia ballot gets more bizarre, as this message in its Facebook page demonstrates:

By now you’ve likely heard that our effort to gain access to the primary ballot in Virginia was not successful. This was not due to a lack of effort by our volunteers, but the cumbersome process in Virginia.

We are exploring alternate methods to compete in Virginia – stay tuned.

Going forward, we will be as in-front of the process as possible and with the help of our grassroots volunteers we will make all other deadlines.

Newt and I have talked three or four times today and he stated that this is not catastrophic – we will continue to learn and grow. Remember that it was only a few months ago that pundits and the press declared us dead after the paid consultants left. They declared that the decision not to compete in the Ames Straw Poll would mean that Iowans would ignore us. Some will again state that this is fatal.

Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days – but in the end we will stand victorious.

To help achieve that outcome we each need to spend the next 24 hours enjoying our families and friends as much as possible. Enjoy their company. Be grateful for them. Gather strength from them. The promise of a better future for our family and friends is the reason we are committed to rebuilding the America we love.

May the spirit of the season fill each of you. Merry Christmas.

Michael Krull
National Campaign Director

There really are no words.

On the off chance they decide to delete this idiotic message, here’s a screenshot:

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Comments

  1. Gustopher says:

    Are they sure it’s not more like 9/11?

  2. de stijl says:

    Newt / Krull sez:

    By now you’ve likely heard that our effort to gain access to the primary ballot in Virginia was not successful. This was not due to a lack of effort by our volunteers, but the cumbersome process in Virginia.

    And yet other campaigns managed this perfectly well. Perhaps it reflects more on Newt than on Virginia.

    Going forward, we will be as in-front of the process as possible and with the help of our grassroots volunteers we will make all other deadlines.

    You don’t even have to read between the lines here. He’s flat-out saying, “We effed up. We effed up badly.”

    As to the Pearl Harbor analogy, well, even Bluto screwed this up, and look at him – he’s now a US Senator!

  3. michael reynolds says:

    Well, Newt’s a historian, dontcha know.

  4. MR beat me to it.

  5. Ernieyeball says:

    Mr. Krull “Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941”

    2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. A Day that will live in infamy.
    Just 18 days ago about 120 members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association met for the last time in Hawaii. They have had to disband the organization.
    I wonder how they feel now that they have been compared to a bunch of maladroit, inept, bumbling, pandering sluggards.

    I think I am going to puke.

  6. anjin-san says:

    The GOP is pretty much in free fall. There seems to be no bottom…

  7. John Curran says:

    Rule number one of politics: Never miss a filing.

    Rule number two: If you’re not on the ballot, you won’t be elected.

    Rule number three: Man up when you fuck up.

  8. anjin-san says:

    Funny, there are now howls of outrage from the right wing “support the troops” crowd over this…

  9. Franklin says:

    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

    Newt, I think you’ve got to stop letting Mr. Krull communicate directly with the voting public.