Amid all the attacks, it’s worth pausing to try to understand why Mr. Gingrich, the same man described by conservative columnists as a vain, rapacious, narcissistic, harebrained egomaniac, is leading the Republican field in some recent polls. It’s a three-part case, writes Ira Stoll, past, present, and future. And while past and present may be of questionable quality, the future promised by Gingrich has an enviable tax structure.
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