Newt Gingrich fancies himself an American historian. He’s even penned a couple of historical novels.
Well, now he can write a book about the worst presidential campaign in American history – his own.
His campaign got off to a rocky start when he dumped all over Paul Ryan’s plan to kill Medicare.
Next he went off on the road, got a box of glitter dumped on him, was told by one supporter to drop out of the race before he embarrassed himself even further – and then Politico reported that Newt and his wife had a revolving charge account of $500,000 with Tiffany’s.
After that disastrous week, Gingrich disappeared. For two weeks. So where was he? In Iowa? South Carolina? New Hampshire?
No, he was in the Greek Isles – for two weeks! – on a luxury cruise with his wife. Which was enough to convince his staff that Newt wasn’t serious about running for president. So, yesterday, all 16 of his top staff members walked out – leaving Newt high and dry.
What happens now? Newt says he’ll soldier on, staff or no staff. But he’s only kidding himself.
Good-bye, Newt. It’s all over. Your campaign didn’t really end. It never got started.
That’s my parting shot for today.