CNN is reporting that Newt Gingrich will consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination if someone is needed to “really debate” Hillary Clinton.
“If there is a vacuum and if there’s a real need for somebody to be prepared to debate Senator Clinton, then I would consider running. I think we’ll know that in October,” Gingrich said.
I think we know that now, Newt. You will not be running against Hillary Clinton. Ever.
First, the GOP does not want you to run.
There are enough VRWC* loonies out there who don’t care that you disgraced yourself and their Grand Old Party so long as you can get them all whirred up with your neo-intellectual smarminess. That makes you a good back-up guest for the talking-head shows. But most Republicans these days would rather win than be “right” (pun intended). You’re a sure loser.
Second, if you did debate Hillary, what would you say if a reporter asks you to explain trying to impeach Bill Clinton for getting BJs in the White House while you were cheating on your wife in Atlanta? You might want to start working on that answer now so that you’ll have something clever to say come October.
Third, there is no third.
The first two reasons — loser, adulterous hypocrite — will keep you in the lofty world of political punditry and not on the campaign trail hunting down Senator Clinton.
* Vast Right Wing Conspiracy