Bob Dole, John McCain, Ann Coulter, Elliott Abrams, Tom DeLay, Charles Krauthammer … they’re all coming out with harsh and in some cases bitter attacks against Newt Gingrich.
I can only think of one explanation: They’re all liberals who are trying to sabotage the former speaker because they’re terrified at what Gingrich would do to President Obama in a debate. And they’re doing everything they can to prevent that calamity.
Chris Christie even called Newt “an embarrassment,” which inspired Sarah Palin to advise him not to “get your panties in a wad.”
But you know the Republican establishment is getting serious about taking down Gingrich when they bring out the big guns against him:
“Governor Romney is a man of faith, honor, love, and truth. These are the first very important qualities a president must have. He is strong, honest, and wants to bring the country back to its exceptional place, where we have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, until President Obama decided to follow his father’s footsteps and take us to socialism.”
“I’m sorry to say Speaker Gingrich may fall short in many ways. Please join me to bring in Gov. Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.”
Yup. That’s Jon Voight, aka Joe Buck, the Midnight Cowboy. Poor Newt never knew what hit him.
– Jay Bookman