So sayeth Charles Krauthammer because Gingrich violated the 11th commandment and I totally agree, (although I always thought he was a nonstarter, anyway).
While I agree with all that — I don’t dislike Newt. I think, overall, he’s been a great asset to conservatism. But his remarks to David Gregory on Meet the Press hurt the GOP, and are thus, disqualifying. Absolutely, Dems will use that soundbite in campaign commercials. Just like Republican primary opponents were going to use the Gingrich/Pelosi Global Warming PSA in ads. What the hell, Newt?
Pundette has much more on the Gingrich meltdown: Gingrich vs Ryan: No contest.
And she’s jumping on the Paul Ryan for President bandwagon:Paul Ryan for President?
Kinda like I did 14 months ago. (Heh)
The Daily Caller:Paul Ryan on Newt: ‘With allies like that, who needs the left?’
The Daily Caller: Brit Hume on Newt: A ‘provocative thinker, but a promiscuous talker’
Right, as I think Newt just demonstrated, now is not the time to be a squish about spending cuts. We may have finally reached a point in time when Dem politics as usual demagoguery doesn’t pack the punch it used to. Republicans need to man up and press ahead.
Drew at AoSHQ addresses this issue in response to the DC piece: What Should The 2012 Republican Hopefuls Say About The Ryan Plan?
Our friend on the left, David Kahane: Re: Newt the Unreliable