With Matt Drudge at quarterback conservatives rise up to derail Newton's Force:
Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter.
If they do, Gingrich comes off looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud.
It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late.
I found the Tom DeLay bit especially interesting:
• Tom DeLay, a top deputy to Gingrich during the Republican revolution of the mid-1990s, joined the chorus of other conservative members breaking their silence about Gingrich’s erratic leadership style. In a radio interview with KTRH, DeLay said: “He’s not really a conservative. I mean, he’ll tell you what you want to hear. He has an uncanny ability, sort of like Clinton, to feel your pain and know his audience and speak to his audience and fire them up. But when he was speaker, he was erratic, undisciplined.”
To know him is not to love him, as Congressman Peter King wrote last December.
On another front, John King of CNN wrings from the Gingrich camp a concession that Gingrich was, well misinformed when he aggressivey responded to a King question about his alleged 'open marriage'.
Finally, in a bit of 'space coast' pandering, Newt explained that by 2020 he would have solved the problems of earth and we would have a permanent base on the moon. I don't know whether the appropriate response is "Are you kidding me?" or "Are you effing kidding me?".