Can Newt Con His Way To The Nomination?
Could Newt Gingrich overcome the scorn of the intellectual wing of the GOP and capture the Republican nomination? In his new column, “Newt Gingrich, Victorious Con Man,” Gene Lyons says that he can.
Newt Gingrich is the Jimmy Swaggart of American politics, a confidence man so transparent as to test the faith even of True Believers. Paradoxically, that’s precisely why the disgraced former Speaker looks a good bet to secure the GOP presidential nomination.