GOP Intellectuals Pull Out The Purple Prose Against Gingrich | Talking Points Memo

People might snicker when Newt Gingrich claims he’s a Washington outsider, but he’s not kidding that party elites really, really, really don’t want him to be the nominee. The GOP’s wise old men are pretty much united in hammering his campaign this week in the press, employing their most florid prose to convince voters that a Gingrich win would be a disaster.George Will led the charge last week with a column calling on Republicans to give a second look to Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry rather than back Gingrich, who “embodies the vanity and rapacity that make modern Washington repulsive.”

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