Friday, February 27, 2009

Everything Old is Newt Again

He's back. Three months after the election, the Republican Party is still in shock. Not only from its losses, but from the state of irrelevancy in which it seems to find itself. Politics, like nature abhors a vacuum, and into the breach steps Newt Gingrich. That the party has to go back to the 90's to find its voice and ideas says a lot about the current state of the GOP. Matt Bai, one of the best and smartest political journalists working today, takes up this phenomena in his Cover Story in this weekends N.Y. Times Magazine.

My conversation with Matt Bai: