Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Incredible Obnoxiousness of Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is now lashing out with Olympian disdain at the current crop of Republican presidential contenders:

Dismissing the GOP presidential field as a "pathetic" bunch of "pygmies," Newt Gingrich hinted Monday he might step in to beat Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

"If, in mid-October, it's quite clear that one or more of the current candidates is strong enough to be a serious alternative to a Clinton-Obama ticket, you don't need me to run," the former House Speaker said at a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator. "If it becomes patently obvious, as the morning paper points out, that the Democrats have raised a hundred million more than the Republicans, and at some point people decide we are going to get Hillary unless there's a radical change, then there's space for a candidate," he added. "So you'll know by mid-October one of those two futures is real."

And then there's this:

Asked by the Examiner if he was prepared to commit to a run, Gingrich said, "I'm perfectly happy to do what I do," he said. "Whether that leads to the presidency is the country's problem, not mine."

Anything that leads to a Gingrich presidency would indeed be the country's problem.


Dave S. said...

You have to admit he's got a point about the GOP contenders. The rest is just vintage Gingrich blather.

Apart from the editorial office of the American Spectator, who else does Newt expect to come begging him to run? OK, OK, besides the Democrats.

Philip Klinkner said...

I will admit that Newt's got a pretty good "heads-I-win-tails-you-lose shtick going. If he wins, he wins. If he loses, he will just say that the voters were too stupid to grasp the world historical implications of his candidacy.

Anonymous said...

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