On a good day you could describe most of the GOP field as not ready for prime time. Newt, on the other hand, may have spent a little too much time in the sun. Look for much more of this as single-issue GOP groups start to sift through his remarkably target-rich record as a public figure.
Now that’s he’s the front-runner in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s 33-year-record is officially open for scrutiny. There are plenty of reasons why conservatives might reject the former Speaker of the House, but here’s another one: guns. Georgia Gun Owners, a grassroots gun rights group from his home state, is now blasting Gingrich for “his more than two-decade history of supporting gun control.” The group has asked its 6,000 members to call Gingrich’s new Iowa headquarters and make their complaints known.
If I had to guess, I would pin Newt’s emphatic support of an individual mandate as the single iceberg most likely to sink his campaign. But with Newt you never know. There is an awful lot of ice floating out there, and Cap’n Gingrich has leadership instincts that would scare
John Joe Hazelwood sober.