Posted on | May 2, 2012 | 48 Comments
It was on Nov. 14 — when Newt Gingrich first emerged atop the polls — that I warned “Newt can’t beat Romney,” and further said that if, after the Florida primary, we were “left with a choice between Newt and Mitt, I’ll endorse Mitt.”
Thank God and Rick Santorum, it never came down to that, eh? By the time Santorum quit April 10, Gingrich had already made himself a ridiculous laughingstock, so that the continuance of his pathetic shuffling zombie campaign resulted in his final humiliation in Delaware.
Wait, did I say “final humiliation”? Spoke too soon:
President Obama’s campaign deployed an unusual surrogate to attack presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a new Web video: Republican Newt Gingrich.
The video released Wednesday, titled “Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney’s biggest supporter,” details a long list of attacks by the former House Speaker on Romney’s business experience, Swiss bank account, immigration policy and accusations of dishonesty and an inability to rally the party.
Look, some of my best friends — genuinely intelligent people — sincerely thought Newt was the ticket to ride. My warnings went unheeded, and my occasional reminders serve only to increase their rage . . . at me.
Why me? Why aren’t they mad at Newt? Why make me the scapegoat for Newt’s predictable failure? Why punish me for having been right?
But if I keep thinking about it, the dark mood will return, and next thing you know . . . Well, not today. It wouldn’t be pretty.
Please, I beg you: Hit the freaking tip jar!