Gingrich Announces Doomed Campaign

May 11 2011 @ 6:23pm

Jacob Sullum rounded up pre-reaction. Alex Knapp suggests a campaign slogan:

GINGRICH 2012: HE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AMERICA. UNLESS IT GETS CANCER.

Alex Massie calls it "the only slogan … and commentary his opponents need" for reasons Frum outlined awhile back. Kevin Drum imagines how this will play out:

Gingrich can't escape his past. His primary opponents will stay quiet about his lecherous past as long as he's no threat, but the minute he looks like he might really have a chance to win, at least a few of them will go after him with all guns blazing. Politics ain't beanbag, after all.

Matt Taibbi is dying to hit the road:

I literally cannot wait to get back to covering the insane reality show that is the presidential race, especially since the Republicans seem determined to run the most entertaining collection of mutants seen on earth since Tod Browning’s classic Freaks.