The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Newt Neutered: Gingrich’s Pathetic Shadow Campaign Stumbles Onward

Being without means of transportation at the moment — thanks to the vigilant police officers of Livonia, Louisiana — I couldn’t have attended this, even if I’d wanted to, but I’m actually kind of glad I missed Newt Gingrich’s appearance today in nearby Frederick, Maryland. Byron York was there to witness Newt’s disgrace: Strapped for […]

Newt Ally Says We’re Doomed

Alexander Burns of Politico interviews longtime Newt Gingrich aide Rick Tyler, who is now in charge of the pro-Newt super PAC: “Because I think ultimately, [Gingrich will] be proven right and if Mitt Romney is the nominee we will lose in the fall,” Tyler said. . . . Romney has “pursued the politics of personal […]


In an exclusive story that would appear to undermine Newt Gingrich’s claims of opposing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee, Ralph Z. Hallow of the Washington Times reports: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently met in secret with GOP rival Mitt Romney at the former Massachusetts governor’s hotel in New Orleans, according to a […]

Rick Santorum: It’s About a Movement

“When Allahpundit first asked, ‘Second look at Gingrich?’ on Oct. 18, my visceral reaction was, ‘Are you freaking kidding me?’ Nothing astonishes me more than poll numbers . . . suggesting that people are taking Newt seriously as a presidential candidate. And of all the prognotications I’ve ever made, of none have I been more […]

When Did Newt’s Campaign Become Unsustainable? And What Was the Result?

In reporting on the financial collapse of Newt Gingrich’s campaign — which I described last night — Michael Shear of the New York Times writes: Mr. Gingrich has struggled to raise money for weeks as he failed to win states outside of Georgia. Look, the Georgia primary was Super Tuesday, March 6, but Newt “struggled to raise money” […]

Big Fake Boobs

“I have no talent. I have nothing to offer.” — Kendra Wilkinson “Look, clearly we’re gonna have to go on a fairly tight budget to get from here to Tampa.” — Newt Gingrich It would be terribly mean-spirited to use the phrase “big fake boobs” as a cheap excuse to make fun of Newt Gingrich […]

Spilled Milk and Misplaced Anger: Political Psychotherapy Session

Newt Gingrich in Fort Myers, Florida, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 “Somebody in the Newt camp tossed an ‘internal memo’ over the fence to Matt Lewis. Long story short, they’re lowering expectations in Florida. And as I pointed out in my American Spectator column, second place in Florida is worthless — it’s winner-take-all. Team Gingrich just […]

Roll Over for Romney?

Kiss my ass! Between his inevitability and his electability, Romney’s advocates would have you believe their man is an unstoppable electoral juggernaut, a lead-pipe cinch to become the next President of the United States, and they’ve managed to sell that proposition with the assistance of journalists who seem suspiciously eager to ignore all evidence to […]

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