Topic: Newt Gingrich

Conservative Mind Expansion

The average conservative head is a complete mess these days. But it’s a creative mess. They have learned so many new words and names and concepts they haven’t heard of before and are so eager to share their newfound knowledge that they remind me of a teenager who has just discovered Nietzsche. They walk around dispensing words like socialism, Marxism, Objectivism, anti-colonialism, quoting Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and even Saul Alinsky. But I commend them for the mere … Read More

Newt Gingrich: Occupy New Hampshire

By the looks of it, Newt Gingrich may start an Occupy group if he loses the New Hampshire primary today. He’s just that concerned about the power of the 1%. And, by the 1%, I mean Mitt Romney. Back in October, I suggested that the most compelling electoral strategy to defeat Romney was to make the election about Wall Street, with Romney as its plunderer-in-chief. “The only viable option is to turn the very name ‘Romney’ into a synonym for … Read More

My Forecast: This Thing is Done

I’m penning this just before results from the Iowa caucuses start to roll in. Why? Because I don’t think that they matter much at all. (Don’t worry: I have no plans to visit Iowa in the near future.) I’ve been saying it for several months (since October 28th to be precise): the GOP race is already wrapped up for Mitt Romney. There’ve been twists and turns along the way, including the stunning rise and fall of Newt. Like many people, … Read More

Is the GOP doomed in 2012?

This is the kind of shallow question that I typically hate. But, over the last few days, I’ve begun to wonder whether the GOP field has much of a shot at defeating President Obama.