While Thomas Sowell again endorses Newt Gingrich, the New York Times Magazine publishes an interesting portrait of Newt.
The money quote of Matt Bai's long piece, followed by the concluding sentence:
What Gingrich provides, and what his liberal critics have always found insanely maddening about him, is a reputation for intellectual depth. Among the candidates, he alone combines contempt with credibility, not just giving voice to conservative fury but also making it sound like a legitimate basis for governing.
… The way Newt sees it, fate doesn’t hinge on his being a perfect man. Only a great one.