Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gingrich Likens Failure To Get On Virginia Ballot To Pearl Harbor

Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman did not meet 10,000-signature requirement to get on the Virginia ballot. One of them likened his failure to a disastrous national event. Which candidate? Gingrich, the "historian." Which event? Pearl Harbor. All of which backs up Paul Krugman’s observation that Gingrich is “a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person should sound like.”

“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941,” campaign director Michael Krull said in a message posted to Facebook. “We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days - but in the end we will stand victorious.”

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