Better late than never? I suppose one could make the argument that Newt was merely being Newt; or that he was getting out on his terms. I typically wouldn’t buy those arguments; but I don’t have anything better to offer, so what the heck? Millions in debt, ever-dropping in the polls, and waaaayyy behind in delegates; the former Speaker announced Wednesday that it was finally time to throw in the towel.
After finishing second to Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in Mississippi and Alabama primaries, Speaker Gingrich took the podium for what many in the MSM thought might be a casual exit from the race for the Republican nomination. Oh, how they were wrong. Not only did he not drop out of the race, Gingrich doubled down and now has a new strategy for claiming the nomination… Gingrich reassessing like only Gingrich can reassess… “We’re going all the way to Tampa!”
Considering that the biggest question heading into the evening was “is there anyone willing to go toe-to-toe with Newt Gingrich” and the answer was NO – save for the moderators and the people that wrote the questions – I have to say Newt emerged with front-runner status still very much intact. Bachmann continued along the line of the “Father and Grandfather of ObamaCare” rhetoric by calling the pair “Newt-Romney.” Clever? Who cares? Lame.
In one of the most candid and personal moments of the evening at the ABC /Yahoo News Iowa GOP Presidential Debate, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was asked whether “infidelity” should be an issue in a presidential race. His response will no doubt surprise some – Absolutely. It’s a very real issue. Gingrich went on to add that he’s not the same person he was (personally) when he made his now very public mistakes. He says he’s now a 68-year-old grandfather and one that hopes the American People can see in spite of past transgressions.