Today's LA Times has an interesting take on Gingrich's race to the White House, regardless of what happens when the votes are counted at the end of today's GOP Primary Election in Florida:
"This is a long way from being over," he said, as he shook hands and took pictures with voters after they cast ballots at the First Baptist Church of Windermere. "I'd say June or July unless Romney drops out earlier." (More here.)
Gingrich is a fighter, often with an odd sense of humor and an inordinate taste for the witty put-down.
He ALWAYS has been.
Most people fail to remember that when he entered politics, it took 3 attempts for him to win his seat in Congress. His rise in national politics was pedantic, systematic and ultimatley... it sounds like an odd word to use but... fantastic. He lost and lost and ultimately won the GOP majority in 1994, along with the Speakership.
"The same people who said I was dead in June, or the people who said I was dead in Iowa, those people?" Gingrich said. "They're about as accurate as they have been the last two times they were wrong."
Newt Gingrich is a member of a very small club of politically un-dead public figures/candidates/possible GOP Presidential nominee Zombies, including Richard Nixon (loss for President, loss for Governor), Ronald Reagan (loss for President in '68, '76) GHW Bush (loss for Senate in '64 and '70, loss for President '80) George W. Bush (loss for the House of Representatives in '78) who, by following their own personal plan, ultimately became president.
The movie version of zombies may include the oft-repeated phrase "More brains..." but the Gingrich's political attack against Romney simply seems to state "More Bain...."