Anti-Romney or Anti-Capitalism?
I’ve never seen a baseball player get three strikes on one pitch, but former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich just accomplished the political equivalent. During a Sunday morning Republican debate in New Hampshire, Gingrich suggested that a Super PAC supporting him will be attacking former Massachusetts governor and venture capitalist Mitt Romney’s business history.
Strike one: As Quin Hillyer notes, Gingrich may have inadvertently tipped his hand exposing illegal coordination between his campaign and a PAC.
Strike two: Regardless of the impact of criticisms by Newt-backers on Romney, Newt has shown himself to be too bitter, petulant, and vengeful – in short, too immature – to be a serious candidate for the presidency.
And – the most important and least discussed – strike three: The PAC’s impending assault combined with Gingrich’s words during Saturday morning’s debate that “I think it’s a legitimate part of the debate to say OK on balance are people better off by this particular style of investment?” show less an attack on Romney than attack on capitalism itself, something that should be anathema to a self-described “Reagan conservative.”
Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
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