Mitt Romney won twice in the Nevada Caucuses tonight. He won the vote and he won when Newt Gingrich gave a petulant, angry, vicious post vote press conference that is unlike anything I have seen as a political junkie for 55 years. In one press conference he disqualified himself as a candidate for President of the United States. He showed that there is no 'new" Newt but an angry man who is ruled by his emotions and lacks the character and discipline to be President of the United States.
Victor davis Hanson of National Review:
But whether he knows it or not, Gingrich is becoming a caricature of petulance: no concession in Nevada, no call to Romney, no awareness that his inability to raise money at levels of a political rival or to match a competing campaign organization is not necessarily unfair. That’s politics, and Gingrich knows it. I don’t understand why he thinks now losing to Romney in 2012 is solely due to Romney’s innate deviousness in a way McCain beating Romney in 2008 was not — given that Romney was about the same in both 2008 and 2012. Gingrich seems oblivious to the fact that McCain’s style and history gave him advantages over Romney’s money and hardball in ways Gingrich’s own proven liabilities apparently do not.
Gingrich should carefully play a tape of his post–Nevada caucus performance, and then he would quickly grasp that it was little more than a litany of excuses, whining, and accusations — characterized by stream-of-conscious confessionals and rambling repetitions. And, I think, will hurt him more than anything yet in the campaign
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