By Barrett Kalellis
The Washington Times
August 19, 2007
Whether Newt Gingrich will run for president, and whether he can win the Republican nomination, not to mention the general election against a Democratic rival, is a tenuous set of propositions.
In reality, he has a high set of negatives working against him. His enemies — and they are many — portray him as an ideologue, more motivated by old-line Republican scripture than by political compromise. Opponents also gleefully point to his “dark side,” citing his failed marriages, extramarital affairs and other insensitive behavior, allowing Democrats to point the finger of hypocrisy to smear any Republican who dares to talk about “family values.”