I don’t know why Newt Gingrich even thinks he has the remotest chance of winning a GOP presidential primary, even less of becoming President. It must be his grandiose narcissism that distorts his reality assessment.
In case you need one more reason to not vote for Newt Gingrich, here’s Reason No. xxx:
Gingrich — who urges fiscal discipline for America — owes as much as $500,000 to Tiffany’s. [Source]
If, God forbid, I were Newt’s wife (no. 3), I’d check my jewelry box ’cause I doubt those Tiffany’s baubles went all to her. This is Wife No. 3 with whom Newt carried on an extramarital affair while he was still married to Wife No. 2, whom he cold-heartedly informed he wanted a divorce while she was in her hospital bed.
None of this really matters because a Zogby Poll of May 24, 2011 showed that support for the Newt had sunk to near-zero among Republican voters. That’s a steep fall because only 3 weeks ago a state-by-state opinion poll had Gingrich in the 30s and 40s when placed in a hypothetical contest against Barack Obama.
As Marjorie Haun of Technorati.com puts it, despite Gingrich’s extramarital affair and a likability deficit, it was not until he broke Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican” — belittling Congressman Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget plan as “Right-wing social engineering” — that he spiraled into popular oblivion.
I hope he stays there.