I know that there are a ton of folks that are going to be butthurt over my stating the obvious here, but Newt Gingrich is done as a GOP Presidential candidate. It wasn’t very bright for a career political insider to run as an outsider in the first place, but when he went negative it exposed his worse personal traits, which dried up his support as the anti-Romney flavor-of-the-month, and his cash flow with it. He will have to suspend his campaign very soon. He simply doesn’t have the financial backing for a long run.
The race for the GOP nomination is now down to big government “social conservative” (an oxymoron if there ever was one) not-Romney Rick Santorum and the progressive Republican Romney himself.*
Quite frankly, neither man is inspiring or representative of the fiscal conservative values that tend to get me fired up as a voter, but either is better than the current detriment in the Oval Office.
* No, Ron Paul does not count. He’s a sideshow, not a candidate.