I like Newt, but like so many others, he is damaged goods. If his goal is to rally the troops, fine, if he aspired to high office, not so much.
There is room at all levels for the debate to take place, but I hope those who are going to lead us back to fiscal sanity are younger, fresher, and still waiting in the wings.
We may yet have to let the lunatics wreck the place a bit more before sanity prevails. The world is looking more and more like an Ayn Rand novel. All we are missing is a true John Galt.