Were Republicans wise to stand up and cheer when Gingrich suggested that CNN had no right to question him about his marital history? I suggest not. Should Republicans pretend that moral character is irrelevant to politics? How could they?
While he may come off as arrogant, insolent, temperamental, smug, self-aggrandizing, narrow-minded, intolerant and bigoted, it's not political expediency talking. He's not pretending. With Rick, what you see is exactly what you get.
Mitt Romney really wants to talk about the economy. Or at least he wants to talk about talking about the economy. The first major debate of the election cycle was more an exercise in wheel-spinning than anything else.
Monday night's GOP presidential debate in Manchester, NH was also a real snoozer, with more talk of God, gays and Obama than each other. Apparently these folks forgot that before they get to run against Obama they need to battle amongst themselves.