George Will thoroughly outdoes himself in language, content and snark in his December 2nd column eviscerating Newt Gingrich. There is no more deserving object of scorn, and I can hardly contain my admiration and enthusiasm for Will’s words:
Gingrich, however, embodies the vanity and rapacity that make modern Washington repulsive. And there is his anti-conservative confidence that he has a comprehensive explanation of, and plan to perfect, everything.
GOP in panic mode!
With only five weeks before the Iowa caucuses, as Gingrich leads the polls, Will confirms that the GOP establishment is in panic mode. If the Republican Base can resurrect Gingrich, on whom vultures have been feeding for months, what else can it do to destroy the Republican brand?
After the media devoured Paul, Bachmann, Perry and Cain and half-way swallowed Romney, the GOP leadership eye’s must finally be open. The base is not going to give up. Perry can’t be rehabilitated (or can he?). Huntsman’s pivot from being the ‘reasonable moderate’ to ‘the most conservative of the GOP candidates’ is too little too late.
The timid approach by the establishment GOP to these elections has been disastrous.Ronmey may be the candidate that nobody really likes but everyone seems to pick as their second choice. So, don’t blame things on him. It’s refusal to rally around either the disliked Mitt Romney or the ‘best’ of the rest of the field (you choose) means the Newt and Romney will battle it out primary-by-primary. And this year, the Republican primaries are delegate-based, not ‘winner take all’.
Let the primary chaos begin!
At first Newt was going for S. Carolina, but now he’s ahead in Iowa where he has no organizational presence. Non-Newters were depending on Romney sweeping New Hampshire and riding that to S. Carolina. But Newt could pull an Obama and ride Iowa to S. Carolina instead.
It seems as if the GOP leadership had decided they could defeat Obama with whoever the candidate was. But now one of their own will devour the other just to stay in the race. Let the games begin!