The Corner

The Newt–Pelley Exchange

There are very few moments in presidential debates that make a confirmed political cynic like me want to get off the couch and cheer like a hockey fan at the sight of blood. But Newt’s smackdown of Scott Pelley was, as Marc and Michael have both noted, well worth the price of admission. For those who haven’t seen it, note the smug look of condescension on Pelley’s face right before Newt takes him to school. He even muttered a “no” after Newt began his answer. Whether or not Gingrich has a chance of getting the nomination — and I still think it’s a long shot — he has been a true delight to watch in these debates.