NY-23: Newt Gingrich for Scozzafava
The former Speaker of the House bucks the tide somewhat and endorses the GOP candidate in New York’s special election. The statement comes with typical Gingrichian hyberbole:
The Republican Revolution in 1994 started very much like what we see today. Like then, our country is reeling from misguided liberal policies, high taxes and out-of-control spending. This special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District could be the first election of the new Republican Revolution, but we need the momentum to get it started.
If Republicans hold the 23rd district they won’t actually gain anything, but Gingrich realizes that a Democratic gain, even if it came narrowly as a GOP and Conservative Party candidate split the majority vote, would cut hard against the positive GOP narrative of the past few months.
In other news, Gingrich endorses “rising conservative star Liz Cheney’s” half-baked idea of sending an American soldier to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. (Neither Cheney nor Gingrich would be eligible, neither having served in the military.)