Ronald Reagan was bad mouthed continuously by the press during the Presidential election of 1980. In October of 1980 his poll numbers were around 30% - he had very high negatives.
Reagan was elected President in November 1980, because the public finally had a chance to see and hear him themselves without the MSM filtering his message.
The same goes for Sarah Palin and Newt Gringrich.
Newt Gingrich has been smeared and lied about for a very long time, mostly by Washington insiders keen to derail his plans for changing how Washington does business and by Democratic Party operatives trying to divert attention from the serial rapist named William Jefferson Clinton.
Okay, then why did Newt, whom I like policy wise, let stupid “conventional wisdom” about him linger for years and years? I was 16 years ago when he stepped down as Speaker.
Did it take that long finally take on the lie he “served divorce papers to his wife dying of cancer in the hospital”?