Your Morning Newt Basket

Written by David Frum on Tuesday December 6, 2011

John Podhoretz on Gingrich in the New York Post today. "[Republican primary voters] know him mainly from Fox News."

From a funny story in Politico that I missed while traveling: "He’s going to blow up at some point, and I’m just hoping it comes before he gets the nomination,” said one unaligned Republican insider, who has worked with presidential campaigns before. “I’m waiting for him to say, ‘Literally, I’m the smartest guy to ever run for president,’ "

The Washington Post plays with Republicans' heads, writes a story suggesting that Newt Gingrich "does not carry Wall Street baggage" and might succeed at "chipping away President Obama's support among Hispanics."