Newt Gingrich, talking about the Christmas gift that the GOP primary momentarily was.
"When the Republican debates began to kick in, we went through Pawlenty, Bachmann, Cain’s first surge, Trump’s near surge, Perry’s surge, and Cain’s second surge. By December, I was the front-runner.
It was everything I hoped for."
Read the rest of his three paragraph, campaign recount.
It straddles the line he's been straddling since he dropped out-- talking ruefully about Mitt Romney's negativity; then excusing it (as if remembering he's a surrogate now).
Then, frankly, the Romney people did the only thing they could.
They used their strengths—which were money and the super PAC and a willingness to go after me very aggressively—to offset my strength, which was an ability to define a larger, better future.
I was probably naive in forgetting that your opponents have every right to try to clutter your message.
You know what that is? Angel on the left shoulder; devil on the right.