One almost feels sorry for Newt Gingrich, who hasn't so much been campaigning for the Republican nomination as flailing around wildly for it. First he didn't seem to care if he would win. Then he was absolutely certain that he would win. Then he started losing to Romney and, in his desperation, began championing Americans who weren't wealthy.
But Newt's latest strategy, for lack of a better word, has been to attack Romney on the grounds that he's not polarizing enough…
Newt Gingrich pivoted on Sunday from his attacks on Mitt Romney’s business practices, instead choosing to paint Romney as too moderate to win the nomination…
[Speaking in South Carolina,] Gingrich…steered clear of identifying Romney by name, referring repeatedly to a "Massachusetts moderate" in slamming Romney’s tenure as governor of of the Bay State.
He's right — Romney can't win the nomination. He's simply not hated by a wide enough cross-section of America. Maybe he should try calling poor children criminal and lazy. Or refusing to have any sort of dialogue with gay people whatsoever. Or doing pretty much anything Newt Gingrich has ever done.
Hey, it's been working for Newt.
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