Carney, Gingrich, Perry

by Kevin D. Williamson

People in Austin have long said that if Dave Carney leaves the Gingrich campaign, that’s the sign that Rick Perry is in. Carney says his departure has nothing to do with Perry’s possible candidacy, and I am inclined to believe him. (For now.)

It is not news that Newt Gingrich is disorganized and undisciplined  – his 1,000-ideas-a-minute pace all but ensures it. His time away from active politics seems to have made that worse. Staffers have been highly critical of his management style, to say the least, and Newt has been all over the map, from veering toward the fringe with that “Kenyan anti-colonialist” business to veering into RINO territory denouncing “right-wing social engineering.” 

I’d endorse Newt Gingrich for president . . . of a very good college. It is impossible to imagine him president of the United States.

I don’t know why Perry isn’t in, and I don’t know why Gingrich is.