Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gingrich presidential run inspires fear and loathing in top GOP circles

Sure, Newt Gingrich is surging in the polls. But the blunt truth about Newt is that the people who know him best and have worked with him in Washington want him nowhere near the White House or the top of the GOP ticket — and in the end, that’s likely to doom his chances. - Jonathan Bernstein/Washington Post
Discussion at Lucianne

Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse - George Will/Washington Post

Republicans are more conservative than at any time since their 1980 dismay about another floundering president. They are more ideologically homogenous than ever in 156 years of competing for the presidency. They anticipated choosing between Mitt Romney, a conservative of convenience, and a conviction politician to his right. The choice, however, could be between Romney and the least conservative candidate, Newt Gingrich.

Discussion at Lucianne

Mark Shields: Obama Wins in a Landslide if Gingrich is GOP Nominee - Noel Sheppard/Newsbusters

What's really hysterical about this is they'd be saying the same thing if Bachmann, Paul, or Santorum were the current frontrunner.

But the last laugh could be Gingrich's for as even the perilously liberal Chris Matthews realizes, the last person Obama wants to debate is the former Speaker of the House.

As such, these folks better be careful what they wish for.