Newt has done a great service, he is forcing the question does the heart and soul of conservatism rest with the rank in file or is conservatism without a heart and soul and the property of the elitists and their hand picked sock puppet Mitt Romney.
Newt’s Contract With America was genius. I do not dislike the guy, but his public and private lives are spotted. Santorum is the most conservative man left on the field, and he doesn’t have the negatives.
Romney is no hand-picked puppet. He is what he is, but I don’t see the big love by “the establishment” for Romney - the exception being the endorsement by McCain. That’s almost enough for me to discount him entirely.