I actually enjoy listening to Newt. I find myself agreeing with him on which battles to choose. I like how he recognizes sensible ideas even when they come from the democrats! He says what needs to be said.
The payroll tax thing was a no-brainer. After all the give-aways, the low-interest loans to irresponsible dead beats, you're going to fight giving a 20 dollar a week tax break to working people?
That's a looser. In an election year, it's dumber than dirt. Working people are the bulk of the voting block. Why must they shoot themselves in the foot?
In other 2012 campaign news:
I didn't closely follow Gingrich's foul-play gripes against Romney but I did hear him basically say Romney was lying - which is absolutely consistent with Romney's character - and I see that Romney declined the invitation to debate the things he's alleging directly with Gingrich.
When it comes to consistency, there's only two things you can rely upon with Romney: He's a liar and he's craven.
I like Santorum. The Toomey/Spector bondoogle still bothers me, but I am praying for him.
The Paul surge continues to frighten me, particularly in light of the racist rants. His explanation that an underling wrote it are possible, but I'm not totally buying it. I really don't want this scary dude in the White House but I continue to believe, it's anybody but Mitt and Obama.
BTW, it seems Michelle Bachman has changed her makeup and hair people over the last month or so. I'm not liking it. Her hair looks underdone, unnatural and plastered and her make-up was overdone. My guess is, it's a guy. (Is that sexist?)
I hope they all have the courtesy to keep their zippers zipped and the drama down over the next few days. I'm ready for the cavern.