I think Gingrich has accomplished what needed to be accomplished with the Bain ads and it’s fine to move on now. Romney has still not come forward and explained his actions and some of these deals (or the bailout) and Gingrich needs to keep challenging him to do so. But the ads have at least caused people to ask questions about Romney, who was skating through scot free before.
As for Rush, I was very disappointed in him. There is no way the attack on Romney’s work at Bain could be interpreted as an attack on capitalism, even by the most cursory reading, and sometimes I think that in the last couple of years (ever since he married the new babe, perhaps?) Rush has been slipping and doesn’t really prepare his shows very carefully anymore. He shoots from the lip, as they say.
The problem is that he established himself as being very authoritative in earlier years, when he actually did do a lot of research, so many people are confused now by his unfounded rants and it is very easy for him to unleash a meme, accidentally or on purpose.
Rush may have “shot from the hip” as you claim, but:
RUSH HIT IS TARGET!
Rush is about ideas, not candidates.
Rush is about conservatism.
Rush has called out Perry, Newt and ROMNEY for their errors in conservative principle.
He's usually much better, and he simply torpedoed this attempt to vet Romney in a knee jerk kind of way. He's usually much better. He does not like Romney, and should have let it lie, much like he let the attacks on Newt in Iowa lie.
I'm kind of disappointed in what he's done with this issue.
Yesterday rush said something about his stations being partly owned by Bain after clear channel sold. Sorry I don’t have all the details. That would explain Rush and Hannity jumping all over Newt. They know the MSM will follow their lead. But it doesn’t change the facts and Obama’s billion will hammer Romney daily along with OWS movement. This country is a mess thanks to the cut throat Chicago elites and those who who fell for the Hopenchange fairytale.