Thursday, August 9, 2007
We don't often find ourselves nodding in agreement with Newt Gingrich, but he's dead on when he says the current presidential campaigning process "verges on insane."
The former House speaker from Georgia said he will decide whether to enter the GOP presidential field in October. But in a wide-ranging speech at the National Press Club in Washington, he ridiculed campaign consultants and spin doctors who he said are extending the 2008 campaign. He said presidential debates have become "almost unendurable."
"These aren't debates," the former Georgia congressman said. "This is a cross between (TV shows) The Bachelor, American Idol and Who's Smarter than a Fifth-Grader."