In a marvelous display of hypocrisy, even for a thrice married family values candidate, Newt Gingrich was for the Libya no-fly zone, before he was against it. Let’s watch the videotape:
Even by Gingrich standards this was a pretty quick about face.
The other GOP candidate rising in the current polls is Donald Trump, also coincidentally thrice married. Is there a pattern here? It says something about the lack of enthusiasm regarding the Republican field that a reality TV star is favored by 10% of voters. I guess it’s a sign of progress from 2008 when a TV star in fake shows, Fred Thompson, generated excitement among primary voters until he actually , you know, ran.
Trump may be the ultimate snake oil salesman in the field of potential candidates. He wants to run based on his ability to create jobs and turn the economy around, something the Republicans claim to be good at.
Yet this is a man who has twice led casino companies into bankruptcy. In the process Trump, the champion of the working man, stiffed his suppliers and contractors who received less than 10 cents on the dollar for the work they did to build the Trump Taj Mahal. Casinos are the greatest license to print money since Bernie Madoff’s Rolodex yet “The Donald” managed to lose money at this endeavor; and now he wants to do the same for America?