Newt Gingrich is currently the leading anybody-but-Romney choice of far-right Republican extremists.
At first it was Donald Trump who held this position.
Then Michelle Bachmann.
Then Rick Perry.
Then Herman Cain.
And now, as mentioned above, it is Mr. Gingrich’s turn.
This all reminds me of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
At the La Brea Tar Pits back in Ice Age times, a creature would fall in the sticky tar and start to sink.
Another creature would see this vulnerability and leap in expecting an easy meal.
That predatory beast would sink as well.
They are all leaping in—One after another after another.
If Governor Romney is nominated by Republicans , how will he be able to withstand the pressures within his party to govern from the extreme right? Mr. Romney rarely score above 25% in polls. What will he have to do to win over a voter base that will support anybody at all to avoid backing Mr. Romney? Already Mr. Romney has gone back on his own health care plan from Massachusetts.
(At the top of the post—A 1921 illustration of the Tar Pits by Charles R. Knight. A Giant Sloth has been trapped in the pit while foolish snarling Sabre Tooth Tigers think they are going to get fed. Above are some California Condors who can maybe –blissfully unaware of how rough a future they are going to have— swoop down for some sinking flesh. )
(Below–Elephants–of one kind or another–have been lured into a pit of no return for many years. Here is a post I wrote in 2009 about a big fossil find at the Tar Pits and about if the DNA of Ice Age beasts should be used to someday bring them back.)