Friday, December 9, 2011

Rational Irrationality

December 8, 2011
A “New Newt”?
Posted by John Cassidy

Now that Newt Gingrich is the designated frontrunner in the Republican primaries, politicians and pundits alike are rushing to find a rationalization for the turnaround in his fortunes, even though the explanation is starting them in the face: setting aside Ron Paul, who remains a live contender, the other conservative candidates turned out to be an inflexible extremist (Michele Bachmann), a village dolt (Rick Perry), and a snake-oil salesman (Cain).

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