I have already prematurely predicted his political demise, but the former Speaker is now replicating the pattern of all the previous “non-Mitt” candidates with his poll numbers in Iowa sinking like a stone. While the pundits were waiting for an implosion that would doom his candidacy, the cause appears to be a raft of negative advertising that Gingrich does not seem to have the financial resources to withstand. Of course, the anti-Newt ads are based on a history of statements that, at the time, could have resulted in an implosion, so I guess we are witnessing the first ever slow-motion one. Nonetheless, we do not want to miss a continuation of our greatest quotes from the wise one (and we have only reached 1989), so here is today’s installment:
The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose.
From Mother Jones April 7 article by Tim Murphy and David Corn entitled “Newt in His Own Words: 33 Years of Bomb-Throwing.”