This is the final in our series of the things Newt Gingrich has been saying over the years. It certainly isn’t because we have exhausted the treasure trove from his history, or that he will cease making ridiculous over-the-top statements. But it is clear his ongoing campaign for the GOP nomination has no chance of success and is merely a narcissistic exercise.
On Friday, President Obama commented on the killing of Trayvon Martin by a self-styled neighborhood watch vigilante. He did not comment on any of the facts of the case because, as he explained, it is the Department of Justice in his administration that will be investigating the incident. Instead, he spoke personally, both as a father and a President, saying “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” It was heartfelt, moving and, I thought, set the precise tone one hopes for from a President.
Newt Gingrich in an interview with Sean Hannity, as reported in Politico.com, called Obama’s remarks “disgraceful.” He added: “Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”
In the past, we have characterized Gingrich as a pompous, arrogant blowhard. It turns out, he also has no class.