Wait -- were we operating from the premise that Newt was still running for president?Ned Resnikoff:
Gingrich for President 2012 is like the Book of Job, if Job had really, really deserved all of that stuff.Dave Weigel:
Gingrich's aides are only leaving him because they love America so muchLuke Johnson:
To understand why Newt Gingrich's staff quit "en masse," you have to understand Kenyan anti-colonial behavior.Brian Beutler:
At least Newt wasn't being treated for cancer when this happened.And sometimes you need more than 140 characters to sum up. Steve Benen:
Gingrich boasted that presidential campaigns as extraordinary as his are only seen “once or twice in a century,” and the brilliance of his campaign strategy would only be apparent in time.Of course, regular readers know the position of this blog: Like our good friend Tom P. Baxter, Newt is a total fraud, always was, always will be.
At the time, we had no idea how true this was.
My guess? He'll be re-admitted to the club and resume being a Respected Conservative Sage within, oh, two weeks of whenever he admits that his presidential campaign is over (hasn't happened yet as I type this). We'll once again have to hear about what a brilliant thinker and source of ideas he is, with only the caveat that he's just too undisciplined gosh darn it to remind us that it's all totally phony. Ah well; the only people he's harming at this stage of his career are the ones who take him seriously, and as I've said before they pretty much deserve it.