Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bad Blood

Chris Matthews thinks that Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney will not kiss and make up when the primaries are over.

There doesn’t seem to be anything in Mr. Gingrich’s outward personality that indicates he won’t carry a grudge for a long time if he loses… or if he wins. Publicly at least he’s shown that he bears personal slights like a big wound, and he’s not given to reticence about expressing them. He talks in maximum terms; everything is “fundamental” or “the most important;” there’s no middle ground with him, and he’s shown that he can be a sore loser, and an even worse winner.

With the polls indicating that Mr. Gingrich will lose here today in Florida, he’s vowed to carry on to the convention, and when I say “carry on,” I mean it in all ways: at some point he’s going to get to the dramatic event horizon and transmorgrify into this primal Hulk-like candidate, storming through the land, smashing and laying waste to state primaries like Godzilla going through Tokyo.

I can’t wait until it comes out on Blu-Ray.