Sunday, February 5, 2012

He Probably Doesn't Know It

Jennifer Ruben compared Newt Gingrich's midnight press conference in Nevada on Saturday to Richard Nixon's farewell to his staff in August 1974:
The Rasputin of Republican politics is finally dead. I think. Yesterday’s blowout victory by Mitt Romney in the Nevada caucus followed by Newt Gingrich’s bitter, angry press conference (sort of a combination of Howard Dean’s scream and Richard Nixon’s White House farewell speech) confirmed what we strongly suspected in Florida: Gingrich’s presidential campaign is caput, whether he knows it or not.
Nixon's White House farewell was searingly emotional but not angry. A better comparison is to his so-called last press conference after he lost California's 1962 gubernatorial election.

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