Gene Healy on the Rise of Newt Gingrich


How did a man who's the very model of a Beltway-consensus influence-peddler convince Tea Party voters he represents "real change"? It's the "forcefulness," stupid! Unfortunately, what's going on here is not "very deep." Gingrich's rise represents the triumph of rhetorical style over substance, writes Gene Healy. In a way, it's the ultimate tribute to Barack Obama.