I heard ABC's Brian Ross say that the big revelation in the Marianne Gingrich interview to be aired tonight is that Newt asked her for an "open marriage." (Audio here.) Can't he spin that as an extraordinarily bold solution to a fundamentally difficult problem? He was just thinking outside the box.
Seriously, Gingrich supporters already knew that his second and third marriages overlapped a bit awkwardly with his first and second, right? This "open marriage" detail can't be confirmed, either. I agree with Newt: it's "simply wrong" to air it.
And [ahem] Marianne knew that Newt was married when she became involved with him, right? I'm curious to see whether that will come up in the interview.
I'm a little surprised the media didn't hold off on this a bit longer, but they're the best judges of how and when to create the most damage to their enemies. They've had so much practice.
Via Legal Insurrection, Gov. Rick Perry will announce at 11:00 this morning that he'll drop out of the race and endorse Newt. It's also been announced that one hundred tea party leaders will also go for Newt.
So . . . Go Rick! Santorum, that is.
I'm with Jonah: Let's Have a Do-Over!
Isn’t it time for Reince Priebus to get out of his chair and, while clapping his hands, say “All right everybody, great dry run. Special thanks to the understudies and body doubles for helping with the lighting and blocking. Now we’re going to start the Republican primaries for real. Jindal! Ryan! Christie! Daniels! Put down the cards and get up here. Rehearsal’s over!But I don't think Daniels would have gone anywhere, or even Jindal, for that matter. Christie, for all his virtues, would have made a flawed candidate, too. As for Paul Ryan -- no executive experience. That should matter. Though I'd vote for him in a second.
I'd also include Mike Pence on the list of should-have-runs. But maybe he'd have been a total flop, too. This is not a rational process.
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the Buzzworthy link.
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