Is it Springtime for Newt?
On Sunday, the Manchester Union Leader endorsed former house speaker Newt Gingrich as Republican candidate for President and enlivened the Sunday talk shows. Salon’s news editor Steve Kornacki compares the surprise of "newtmentum" to another theatrical scheme…Zero Mostel, playing Max Bialystock to Gene Wilder’s timid Leo Bloom in the 1968 Mel Brooks film, The Producers. Kornacki says that Newt has run a sure-to-flop campaign that is now succeeding…in spite of himself. And he's on the line to tell us about it.