Newt Gingrich compares his campaign to this
Newt Gingrich must be either the sickest or stupidest "historian" I've ever encountered
“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941,” campaign director Michael Krull wrote on the Gingrich Facebook page. “We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days—but in the end we will stand victorious.”
So let me get this straight: Newt compared his campaign's failure to get on the ballot in Virginia to a bloody attack on American soil by a foreign enemy which killed over 2,400 people. If that wasn't bad enough, he also called Pearl Harbor a mere "unexpected set-back." That's just grotesque, but then again, so is Newt.
But maybe I have it all wrong. Gingrich likened his flub in Virginia to the events of Dec. 1941, but he didn't say which side he was referring to. This whole analogy starts to make a lot more sense if you think of Newt's campaign as the Imperial Japanese Army—that is to say, doomed.
8:39 AM PT: Scarce reminds me: Was Newt Gingrich's campaign over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?