David Brooks took his 12-year-old son along with him on the campaign trail in South Carolina.
My rule is that if a candidate can’t relate well to a 12-year-old, they’ll never win a general election. He approached all the candidates, and they were all wonderful except Gingrich. But that wasn’t Gingrich’s fault. My son, whose heroes include John Boehner and Tupac Shakur, picked an argument about gay marriage. Gingrich engaged, but after 10 seconds signaled security to brush my kid away.
Good; the kid’s already learning that politicians are sphincters.
Wait… John Boehner is one of his heroes? Sheesh.