Half the man he use to be: Newt Gingrich is officially running for President.
I'm nowhere even close to being a supporter of Newt Gingrich. I use to respect him way back in the day, when he was the Speaker of House. Back then, Newt understood what it meant to be a principled conservative. These days, he's nothing more then a Republican establishment hack. To understand how Newt changed his spots, all one has to do is go back to the New York District twenty three congressional race between conservative Doug Hoffman, Republican liberal Dede Scozzafava and Democratic liberal Bill Owens. Doug was a principled conservative in the primaries, and he didn't sellout his principals by backing Dede in the general election, instead he ran as a conservative. Now Newt was suppose to have been a core paleoconservative. The overwhelming majority of true conservatives supported Doug Hoffman in the race, Newt on the other hand placed his support behind the Republican establishment liberal Debe Scozzafava. This is Newt doing damage control, when Debe dropped out of the race and then backed Bill Owens who ultimately won the race.
There wasn't enough hours in the day for Newt to come up with a validate excuse to why he backed Debe in the first place, none. No core conservative wouldn't have done it. The Republican National Committee only cared about winning that seat, and Newt took his marching orders to have tried to make that happen. Conservatives haven't forgotten either.
I still can't explain why Newt over the years have been traveling cross country with the likes of Al Sharpton. I wouldn't even want to breath the same air as that race hustling fool if we were in the same room, so what's Newt excuse? This is Sharpton and Newt at a press conference to talk about joining forces for "education reform".
If Newt was as smart as some people give him credit for, he would have realized that it is people who share the same ideological views as Sharpton that have messed up the public school system in America to begin with. Liberal teachers and administrators run the public schools in America not conservatives. If this doesn't put a death nail into the coffin of any chances of a Newt Gingrich nomination, nothing will. This is Newt Ginrich back in 2007 talking to John Kerry on the bogus issue of "climate change". Here is Newt saying "The evidence is sufficient to move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon loading in the atmosphere."
Newt's isn't the same man who helped to sphere head the "contract with America". The name is the same, but the man isn't. Newt might have the name recognition, but that is all his has going for him.