Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, was on Fox News Sunday this AM, promoting his favorite cause: Newt. Oh, he was giving news analysis and answering the questions posed to him by Chris Wallace, but I think the real agenda was face time.
Now, don't get me wrong! I like Newt. I think he's a brilliant tactician. I think he did great things for the country and the Republican party by spearheading the Contract with America back in 1994. But, a lot can happen in sixteen years. NY-23 for one (but not the only one).
Newt Gingrich backed liberal RINO, worse, Democrat in RINO clothing, Dede Scozzafava in a race against conservative Doug Hoffman. Mistaking that (R) after her name for a commitment to party and country was a mistake. Dede went on to endorse the Democrat in the race after it became obvious that her own candidacy was doomed to failure. Belatedly, Newt swung his support to Hoffman. Too little, too late.
When asked about the 2012 presidential race, Newt speaks of Romney and Huckabee's popularity and puts himself somewhere in the middle. False modesty aside, if I were to name my three least favorite Republican candidates it would be, in order:
Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich.
Three good men who share some good ideas, but each with a singular character flaw or track record of poor judgments (or both) that militate against them as presidential material. For comparison, my least favorite candidates, in order, in the 2008 primaries were:
McCain, Romney and Huckabee.
How well did that work out for us?
H/T Daily Caller
Cross posted at Proof Positive