I was far from the only one — in fact, it was a crowded field — who predicted the Newt implosion. And God knows I’ve been wrong many times. But I cannot resist quoting my November 29, 2011 column:
Newt Gingrich is a bad bet because he will embarrass the Republican party. He will do so through things he has already said and done, and in ways we cannot predict except to be sure — because character will out — that they will happen.
Here in the column.