Jonah Goldberg on Newt's big offensive against the media last night:
Newt’s opening answer was very strong and will be replayed a lot. But I thought it was overstated and, as he kept going, it became clear he was trying to squelch the issue rather than express his true rage. When he was all lovey-dovey with John King after the debate, it underscored that it was as much performance as anything else.Newt denied the "open marriage" allegation and tried to shift the opprobrium to the liberal media, which isn't very hard. The SC crowd positively eats up Gingrich's defiant attitude.
But here's a heads-up for Newt: We don't have to choose between you and them; we can dislike you both. For the record, I'm finding very little to like in this weird nomination process, including:
The fools in charge of the failed Iowa caucus
Newt, Marianne, and Callista
RINO Mitt Romney
The tabloid-esque 'lame-stream media'
Slimy George Stephanopoulos
I'm disappointed in the Tea Party movement's failure to rally behind a genuine conservative candidate, but I'm hoping it will be more effective in influencing state and local elections. That will need to be the focus.
Many thanks to Mark Steyn for linking this at the Corner. See his post as well as this one and this one.
A pox upon me for a clumsy lout. The title should have said "plague," not "pox." I've changed it.
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