The Republican 2012 primary continues in the same pattern. One by one, every candidate gets his or her own turn at the top of the pile.
First, it was Donald Trump, then Michele Bachmann, followed by Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Now Newt Gingrich is the latest anybody-but-Mitt flavor of the month.
But Newt won’t last any longer than the rest of them – because he’s such a loose cannon. Where’s he stand on any issue? Anywhere you want!
Starting in 1993, Newt was the champion of the individual mandate. Today, he’s against it.
Newt was the first to demand that the United States bomb Libya. But, once President Obama ordered the bombing of Libya, Newt opposed it.
In 2008, Newt appeared in a television ad with Nancy Pelosi urging Congress to pass climate change legislation. Today, he denies there’s any such thing as global warming.
The centerpiece of Newt’s campaign is to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But, over the last few years, he accepted $1.6 million in consulting fees from Freddie Mac. That’s why Calista can afford to shop at Tiffany’s.
One thing for sure: Newt will never be the Republican candidate in 2012. Not even Republicans are dumb enough to nominate him.
That’s my parting shot for today.