(btw, happy Chinese/Lunar New Year, in the old days we celebrated by noting “gee it was Chinese New Years last week?” Shame candidates missed their chance to pander to/woo Asian voters)
Gingrich just dominated the South Carolina primary. You can now officially count me in as possibly America’s first Chinese American pundit to endorse Newt Gingrich.
Romney is a good guy, but my old favorite conservative Thomas Sowell said he’s the bland leading the bland, and I don’t like this “I’m not from Washington” angle. Massachusetts Republican sounds like an oxymoron. Santorum seems to be Gingrich viewpoints without so much baggage, but he sounded whiny even when he got into a decent attack run.
Newt is an odd bird, which might be expected of an uber-geek. He’s made mistakes but he’s not afraid to admit it. He is he one with fire in his belly and trounced everybody else in the debates. The NY Times is absolutely furious he handed Juan Williams and John King their behinds on a platter. If Gingrich does something dumb, we can kick him in the shins, but the most important thing is chutzpah, not positions, especially going after a guy like Obama is was 100% cool and 0% positions.
I think Obama is toast once people realize Obama did not deliver on his promise to save the world, which is why people elected him. I think Asians can identify with the concept of working hard to own their job as I’ve seen Asians with no education at all buy multiple houses and businesses compared to the “rich dad-poor dad” comparision of a 2 computer science degree family with one house and no business.
Gingrich 242,417 40%
Romney 167,419 28%