Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich: Vibrating Weirdos

Newt Gingrich

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Washington Post columnist George Will is getting “weirdo” vibes from 2012 GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.  He lets both men have it in his column today.  He ends the column as follows:Let us not mince words. There are at most five plausible Republican presidents on the horizon – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah governor and departing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts governor Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

So the Republican winnowing process is far advanced. But the nominee may emerge much diminished by involvement in a process cluttered with careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons.

You can read the whole thing here.

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