Newt Gingrich’s first week as an official 2012 presidential candidate has skated past horrible and become impressive. Who could have guessed it would be Gingrich’s campaign launch that would be the big flopper given the field of failed, fringe and untested GOP candidates he has joined. Gingrich Spokesman Rick Tyler evidently decided against pretending he wasn’t aboard a ship sailing rudderless into bizzaro-land and sent out a statement on the events of the week that fittingly strikes the paranoid machine-gun meltdown style adopted by America’s favorite celebrity disaster, Charlie Sheen.
The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.
Former speaker of the House and relentless Clinton attacker Newt Gingrich as victimized outsider. It’s that bad.