What ever happened to Newt Gingrich that made him so oblivious that he actually thinks he might be elected president? Is there some little cricket in his bedroom that keeps whispering in his sleep that he has a snowball's chance in hell of not just winning the Republican nomination, but beating the sitting president?
Somehow, he expects that his 20% approval rating will magically rise to the stratosphere, and voters will forget that this was the guy who orchestrated the disastrous government shutdown that turned things around for Bill Clinton? Does he really think anyone will forget his many flip-flops on Iraq, his marriage hypocrisy, his ethics investigations and his ultimately embarrassing impeachment sideshow of the late '90s? All of which resulted in his own GOP colleagues rejecting him and leading to his resignation from Congress?
And what has he done, exactly, since 1998 that would rehabilitate his image? I might be missing something because I avoid cable news, but I don't even know what this guy's been up to outside the bookwriting and speechmaking circuit. Gingrich is still the opposition researcher's fantasy target, a man who still represents every weak point for conservative Republicans and a constant reminder to voters of what they reject about such politicians.
Considering that Gingrich is a bright guy, I imagine there's another purpose to his candidacy--selling more books. I can see the title now--"How to Live Out Your Delusions".