12:48 pm May 9, 2011, by jgalloway
Just in case you missed it – SNL’s plan for the 2012 presidential season:
From the guy tapped to play Newt Gingrich: “I love the ’90s!”
The quip isn’t off target. Larry Sabato, he of the University of Virginia’s Crystal Ball, just sent out this Tweet:
Gingrich’s main challenge: Not substantial baggage and prickly personality, but image as yesterday’s man.
And there’s last week’s statement from Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina — who said that Gingrich will have to prove that he’s still relevant.
Gingrich understands this. No doubt, he’ll try to flip the argument on Saturday with an address to graduates at President Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. Gingrich is 67. Reagan was 68 in 1979.
Then it’s on to NBC’s “Meet the Press” for his first network interview on Sunday.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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