Don't Write Newt Off!

While the chattering class is waiting for the Newt Gingrich bubble to burst, the Daily Beast’s Michael Medved says he could be more viable than expected. Gingrich’s presumed weaknesses could end up being strengths. For example, his moderate immigration stance serves to draw a contrast with Mitt Romney’s flip-flops on the issue. And his struggle with marital fidelity “resembles a bigger slice of the public that hopes to overcome problematic pasts for wholesome fresh starts.” Finally, while both Gingrich and Romney have changed positions over time, “Newt’s flip-flops look like pragmatism in service of governance, while Mitt’s look like opportunism in pursuit of votes.”