December 18, 2017

Newt Struck Gold, Promptly Abandoned Mine

In South Carolina, Newt Gingrich correctly attributed his success to the fact that he had simply “articulated the deepest felt values of the American people.”  Then the former speaker promptly went to Florida and abandoned that in favor of the most deeply felt values of Beltway consultants — a childish food fight with Mitt Romney.  […]

Underestimating Mitt and Newt

For the first time in my life, and I have been following Republican primaries closely since before I was old enough to vote, I have found myself vacillating among candidates. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not from a lack of viable candidates, but from an excess.  In November, I will gladly support whoever prevails.  […]

Romney Surrogates Rattle Team Newt

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 1.28.12 @ 2:41PM Port St. Lucie, Florida — As Newt Gingrich spoke to a crowd of a few hundred people on the golf course at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, three US Representatives who have all endorsed Mitt Romney — Charlie […]

Cain Endorses Newt

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.28.12 @ 11:10PM Tonight, Newt Gingrich received an endorsement from former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain at a Republican gathering in West Palm Beach. I don’t think this endorsement is too surprising. Although Cain endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008, he and Gingrich have known […]

It’s Not About Newt

GOP voters are sending a clarion call to the party establishment, but it seems GOP leaders are not getting the message. The statement being sent to the GOP elite isn’t about Newt, and it goes beyond even Romney.  It is about a deep dissatisfaction that has been building for years within the Republican rank and […]

Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.27.12 @ 11:28AM As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams’ piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young […]

Newt Gingrich the Jacksonian

Since the start of his campaign, Newt Gingrich has cast himself as a man of the people and a Reagan Republican.  Newt resembles a former president, all right, but it is not Reagan.  Newt Gingrich seems to be a 21st-century return of President Andrew Jackson. This thought first occurred to me in the aftermath of […]

Newt Gingrich Is Shameless

When the Democrats surfaced George W. Bush’s 1976 DUI the week before the 2000 presidential election, it nearly tipped the election.  A week before the revelation, Bush was comfortably ahead in the polls. It was obvious, reading about Bush as he struggled through the last weekend of the campaign and failed to come up with […]

Why I’m Giving Newt a Pass on the Scarlet-A Factor

Newt Gingrich is an adulterer many times over, which is old news.  The second Mrs. Gingrich, scorned in favor of the third Mrs. Gingrich, is in the process of spilling the sordid divorce beans in her long-stated goal of stopping Newt’s climb to the presidency. But I decided a couple of months ago to give […]

Sarah Palin to Hannity: For Newt in South Carolina

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.17.12 @ 11:39PM Interesting. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, in an interview tonight with Sean Hannity on Fox, said that she would like to see the GOP presidential race continue after South Carolina. And… drumroll… were she a resident of South Carolina, she would […]