Newt Gingrich

The Great Bain Diversion

The great debate about whether Mitt Romney was a vulture capitalist or venture capitalist at Bain Capital is useful and interesting, but not for the reasons many people pretend it is. The country benefits from a frank discussion about the wages of capitalism and what limits, if any, we should place on free markets. But the specifics of …

Pious Baloney, Then and Now

I see that Newt Gingrich is retreating from his broadsides against Mitt Romney for “looting” the companies that Bain Capital invested in. But the atonement comes after several days of severe criticism, and Newt is now attacking Mitt on a second front involving his character and integrity. It also comes after a barrage of …

Former South Carolina Governor Jim Edwards Dumps Romney

In 2008, former South Carolina governor Jim Edwards devoted four months of his life to be the de facto co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign in the state, raising money and organizing supporters statewide. This time around not only is he not helping the Romney campaign, he’s not even endorsing Romney. Instead, he tells TIME, he is …

Campaign Circus Reaches Fever Pitch in New Hampshire

Bedford, New Hampshire

The Granite State had been worked to a fever pitch by Monday, as candidates made their final appeals before the long-anticipated primary. In the sleepy New Hampshire hills, the buildings overflowed. Crowds of reporters swallowed candidates and innocent bystanders alike. And the kooks and activists came out to …

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