“Callista and I …” Ah, we will never here that phrase again, hopefully. On Wednesday, Republican former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign for the 2012 Presidential race. So soon? No, really — what took him so long? What the hell was he waiting for? His poll numbers had dwindled down to single digits months ago. He won only TWO primaries out of more than 40 or so, and his campaign is supposedly now about $4.5 million in debt. His candidacy had become a joke: He talked endlessly about building a colony on the Moon — not that there’s anything wrong with that, but in these times, I doubt that a Moon base was among the top concerns of voters. Gingrich seemed to spend as much time at the zoo talking to the animals as he did talking to potential primary voters. And forget about the press — His vicious attacks on the media that attempted to report on his campaign were so beyond the pale, it’s a wonder he received any news coverage whatsoever from the battered reporters who had the thankless task of dealing with Newt and his surly spokesmen.
So, goodbye to all that. I have reported on Newt in two previous blog posts here and here. Now with his suspension (finally!), I will once again let the folks at Talking Points Memo do the honors with their video highlights reel of this “angry little attack muffin” and his campaign. In the words of Cole Porter: “Goodbye, dear, and Amen!”