I like Newt Gingrich. I don’t love him. He’s done some good in the past, but he leans far too close to the establishment wing of the GOP – in fact, for years he was the establishment GOP – so I like him, but I don’t love him.
Anyway, all of that being said, Gingrich does have some important things to say every now and again. He’s grown more conservative as the establishment has moved further to the Left, and he recently said some pretty insightful stuff about what Donald Trump and Ted Cruz mean for the Republican Party.
These guys represent the end of an era. They are the first two genuine outsiders since Reagan who have the power and the ability to really put this thing together. Then again, let me be clear to our viewers, this is not a done deal. Nobody knows today who the nominee is going to be next spring, but you have to say that about 60 or 65% of the Republican voters are picking either Trump, Cruz, Carson or Fiorina. Now, that’s two out of every three Republican voters are saying don’t tell me you have a lot of experience because I think the experience is actually a handicap not an asset. That is astonishing.
I agree with Gingrich’s appraisal of the situation, and I’d argue that this is all good news for the GOP, even if I am far happier about it than Gingrich seems to be.