Oklahoma party chairman Dave Weston spoke for many at a gathering of the Republican National Committee in Washington when he called the probe of Chris Christie’s role in politically motivated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge a media witch hunt.
Newt Gingrich, expressing confidence he will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said he is unsettled by his campaign’s rapid rise in recent weeks and doesn’t intend to answer criticism from rivals.
On the eve of the Iowa Straw Poll of Republican presidential aspirants, non-candidate Sarah Palin was mobbed as she slowly worked her way through the Iowa State Fair after arriving in Des Moines as part of her periodic “One Nation” bus tour.
Tuning in to the Republican debate last weekend in Iowa, the first since Newt Gingrich became the front-runner, was like watching a 3-year-old at a birthday party. I kept wondering whether Gingrich would hold it together through the slicing of the cake or collapse in a heap before another sugar infusion sent him reeling.