There was a puff piece about Newt in the Washington Times (I know) yesterday. It had all of the usual Newt is brilliant and an idea man stuff in it, but there were a couple of things I thought were funny.
First is that he is on some sort of comeback. He’s got contracts to be on teevee and gets on the radio all the time. I wouldn’t call that a comeback, but rather an astroturf. the last few times I’ve seen him on my teevee, he’s just been spouting gibberish. And after innitially jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon, he seems to have jumped off, leaving them in the lurch. Why? perhaps because it’s silly? From the Chron’s video, it just looks like the same people who go to conventions with their funny hats.
Second, much of it’s source comes from Vin Weber. Anyone who has seen Weber on the News Hour must know the man is a true believer but not much else. Another suckler on the wingnut welfare teat.
While I think all the talk about 2012 is crazy — just as I think that talk of 2010 without numbers is ilinformed, I want Newt to be the guy.
Really, I do.