I had an interesting conversation the other day with someone who is fairly conservative. We were both trying to figure out how Republicans in South Carolina could have voted for Newt Gingrich, someone who is a serial philanderer, lobbyist, Washington insider, ethically challenged, and can’t even run a presidential campaign without pissing off his own campaign staff. Plus he seems to not have any actual ideas or plans he is promoting. And he seems to be unable to stop lying about things that are public record, like his $300,000 fine for ethics violations.
UPDATE: The Republican establishment has entered total panic mode over Gingrich’s win.