He has been in line to succeed to The Speakership when Gingrich stepped down, but Armey lost out because he had made so many enemies in the GOP. Doesn’t really seem to be ideological issues so much as personality clashes.
Yes, thanks. I believe too that personality differences superceded ideological differences. I loved Newt back then, and afterward on many issues. Sorry to see him occasionally try out the make-nice outreaches withe Lefties.