Despite my best efforts, Iowa radio host Steve Deace endorses Romney clone Newt Gingrich for president. Among other things, Deace thereby gives a thumbs-up to the immoral bipartisan foreign-policy consensus that only Ron Paul challenges. He endorses Newt for allegedly being serious about the debt (despite not having proposed a budget or any specific cuts — er, haven’t we been down this road a zillion times before?) and, yes, protecting marriage.
Gingrich’s consistent siding with the establishment against the people — as in his support for TARP, etc. — is excusable, says Deace, because Newt has come on his show and been “transparent” about it.
After four years of a Gingrich presidency (which won’t happen, but this is just a thought experiment), Steve will wonder what went wrong, why Gingrich betrayed him on everything, etc.
A Gingrich clone will then run for president, and Steve will endorse him. After all, that candidate will sign Steve’s pledge, play him and other evangelicals like a fiddle as they always do, etc.
Four years later, Steve will be shocked again. And so on.
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