But who’s going to be president? “Vice President Rubio, Secretary of State Pawlenty, and Attorney General Ayotte.”
But who’s going to do those laughably one-sided interviews and find so many guests to bash U.S. foreign policy? “Christiane Amanpour is leaving the anchor chair of ABC’s ‘This Week’ and returning to her old network home, CNN, as the anchor of an evening newscast on CNN International.”
But who’s going to tell them that a pact trying to bar election-year debate about Israel is part of the problem? “The Anti-Defamation League has lost more than $20 million in annual contributions over the past five years, going from more than $73 million in 2006 down to $51 million in 2010, according to its latest tax filings. That is a 30% fall-off, before taking inflation into account. Similarly, the American Jewish Committee, which brought in $62 million in donations in 2005, raised only $38 million in 2010.”
But who’s going to break the news to the right blogophere? “Nor is there a Big Idea that can transform our unhappy prospects. Lunar mining will not rescue Medicare. People like Mr. Gingrich play a useful role in politics: It’s good to be able to talk thrillingly about history, civilization. But they make bad — perhaps we should say, unnecessary — presidents. When ideas are new and unfamiliar, they’re not executable. When they’re executable we need people who can execute.” Read the whole thing.
But who’s going to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that most Americans favor domestic energy development? “Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Tuesday passed a bill extending a cut in Social Security payroll taxes for 160 million Americans for another year. But the Democratic majority in the Senate vowed to reject the measure because of objections to other provisions, including one to speed construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.”
But who’s going to disabuse the Newt apologists of their conviction that Gingrich is to the right of Romney? Charles Krauthammer on Gingrich’s demand that Romney give back his Bain money: “What kind of attack is this of one person of the right to another? . . . . This kind of attack is what you’d expect of a socialist. . . . It makes you wonder about the ideology core of Newt himself.”
But who is going to tell David Axelrod? “House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) said Tuesday night that Iran sanctions legislation the House was about to approve could roil the global oil markets, but that this was worth the risk in order to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.”
But who’s going to get them to tell us how they really feel? “ ‘Mr. Gingrich is the Don Draper of 2012: When it comes to his character record, he’s a very fine, empty suit with a broken zipper,’ the Rev. Albert Calaway of Indianola wrote, referring to the lecherous character on the show ‘Mad Men.’ ‘Christians in Iowa — and I understand many of his old U.S. House colleagues as well — desperately want to see a changed man, yet we keep on seeing a glib, wordy cheater. On all fronts, Newt should just be faithful.’ ”