Newt Gingrich and the Politics of Frustration
12:04 AM, Jan 22, 2012 • By JAY COST
There are three major candidates in the race, Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. All of them profess to be conservatives. Romney and Santorum make credible claims that they can sell conservatism to the middle, but they do not stir the hearts of the faithful nearly as much. Gingrich stirs the faithful, for sure, but moderates have been expressing discontent with him since virtually the first moment he stepped on to the stage in the early 1990s.
No doubt conservatives are frustrated, but is that enough to defeat Obama in 10 months?