Boy, that bodes well! But Steyn has more to say:
Amidst the torrent of commentary on the Second Coming of Newt, Jonah’s point is worth considering:I’m in the latter camp: I think these are “crazy and extraordinary times.”
Mitt Romney is still the sensible choice if you believe these are rough, but generally sensible, times. If, however, you think these are crazy and extraordinary times, then perhaps they call for a crazy, extraordinary — very high-risk, very high-reward — figure like Gingrich.
This helps explain why Newtzilla is so formidable. In order to stop him, you need to explain to very anxious GOP voters that the times don’t require him.
So, if these are “crazy and extraordinary times,” go with the crazy, right? Newt certainly thinks bigger than Mitt, but unfortunately he thinks in the same direction of unbounded micro-managerial faux-technocracy.And if Newt and Mott are on the same path, the conclusion must be:
It’s a tragedy that the Republican nomination has dwindled down to a choice not worth making. Yet not a single real vote has yet been cast. Iowa and New Hampshire will do us all a favor if they look beyond the frontrunners and keep genuinely conservative candidates in the game.Exactly Mark. Vote for a different loon because Newt Gingrich is NOT CRAZY ENOUGH.
UPDATE OF FREEDOM!!!
Crazy-related: Roy is summons the Ron Paul swarm.