Daniel Ruth considers Newt the Gingrinch’s campaign:
Once upon a time and a wife or two ago, Gingrich was a big shot, the second most politically powerful figure in the nation. Now he’s been reduced to the campaign trail equivalent of a strip mall photo booth.
When you stare into a mirror and see St. Thomas Aquinas, Winston Churchill and Mount Rushmore staring back, it’s not easy to accept that the body politic has rejected you.
So Newt Gingrich, the Norma Desmond of the stump, continues to annoy people. He knows the moment he officially ends the campaign his moment in the limelight, no matter how dim and flickering, is over for good.