If you think Democrats loathe Newt Gingrich, you are correct. If you think the GOP elders like him, you would be very, very wrong. David Frum, a thoughtful GOP pundit, has written a piece for CNN that is remarkable in it's criticism of Gingrich. I don't recall ever reading a piece from a mainstream conservative that eviscerated one of his own in such a manner. He insists that everyone who has worked with Newt for 40 years absolutely despises him, and that he is a terrible leader.
And that is the nicer stuff.
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