Sure, he’s got some warts on his face, and sure, he tends to step on his crank a bit.
But one reason why Gingrich is still relevant in the 2012 race, and might not go away even with all of the media attacks and shellackings the Beltway crowd is laying on him is that he can deliver a performance like this. It is red meat for the crowd delivered par excellence.
Are you really going to tell us this guy can’t beat Obama? You sure you wouldn’t enjoy seeing him following Obama around and laying this on him everywhere he goes?
Look, I’m still in Perry’s camp. Newt’s second, though. Moments like these are why.