WILMINGTON, Del. - Newt Gingrich on Wednesday chastised as “utterly stupid” a Twitter debate between top aides to President Obama and Mitt Romney over the two campaigns’ respective controversial histories with canines: “I have been watching the totally stupid exchanges between Axelrod and the Romney people today over dogs and this and that - it is just utterly stupid.”
Gingrich said, “One reason I’m running for president is to re-arouse that conversation in the American people that... this is a country with really big problems. And we have a president who deliberately trivializes politics into junk because as long as it is distracting us from the real problems, he is better off. Because when you get to the real problems, he has no answers.”
“I think we ought to be the serious party and we ought to blow right past that stuff,” Gingrich continued. “I think in that context, the more serious we are, and the more sincere we are, the better we will do as a party and the better we will do as a country and I believe the American people are hungry for leadership that transcends the normal junk.”
Sure, but you know what we'd be hearing about if Newt were the front-runner ...