Monday, May 16, 2011

Newt Beclowns Himself

HotAir has the full dish, but Newt Gingrich appears to be self destructing already. His criticism of Paul Ryan's proposals generated a little hate and discontent from an Iowa Republican who suggested “Get out now before you make a bigger fool of yourself,” This seemed a fitting follow up to my previous post. From HotAir:
Philip Klein adds a good point to deepen the mystery: Why would a guy like Newt whose brand has always been about Big Bold Solutions criticize Ryan for offering … a big bold solution? (Especially one which Newt himself once seemed to support.) His best argument against the rest of the field was that he’s always been willing to consider radical policy alternatives that more timid conservatives wouldn’t; now Ryan comes along trying to solve the entitlements crisis and suddenly Gingrich goes cold.


  1. Brit Hume: "(Gingrich) has always had a provocative mind but also a promiscuous tongue."

    Bye, Newt.

  2. Kid's a threat to Newt's self-image, not to mention his political branding.

    Kinda odd when the guy I like best of those running is the Pizza guy!