Newt Gingrich in a Human Events interview, urging the GOP to reject a Simpson-Bowles like compromise.
“There’s a reason Paul Ryan voted against it. Simpson-Bowles is a deliberately centrist document that was designed to compromise everything with everybody. Now, the national establishment would love to have everything centered around Simpson-Bowles, because the national establishment believes in higher taxes.”
He also emphasized that Republicans leaders and Obama were "meeting as equals" in negotiations having both won mandates last week.
“Republicans have to insist that there were two mandates on Election Day. There’s a mandate for Obama and there is a mandate for House Republicans. So, it’s important to put in context that they are meeting as equals to talk about the country… They are not working for Obama, but they are willing to work with Obama.”
Over the past week, there's been a rash of Newt headlines as Gingrich has taken a very public role in responding to Mitt Romney's loss and pushing the GOP in a particular direction.
I'm not sure that's a terribly good phenomenon for the GOP, considering Gingrich left this year's primary as one of the most unpopular politicians in America.