Ira Stoll on How Newt Gingrich Borrowed a Page from the Left-Wing Playbook


In the closing stretch of the Florida campaign, Newt Gingrich has stopped stressing his pro-growth plans to cut taxes and has instead remade himself as a kind of Occupy Wall Street Republican. "I do not believe Wall Street can give enough money to run enough negative ads to hide from the truth," Gingrich said Sunday at a rally in a retirement community. But as Ira Stoll explains, Gingrich's new strategy is bound to fail. If voters want a president who will demonize Wall Street, Stoll writes, they've got a perfectly fine incumbent in Barack Obama.