Why isn’t Newt Gingrich the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination? Is it because he’s extraordinarily unpopular with voters? Is it because he’s so disliked by actual Republican office holders that he was reduced to touting an endorsement by Sarah Palin’s husband? Is it because he’s the only Speaker of the House in U.S. history to be fined and reprimanded for ethics violations?
Nope. It’s none of those things.
According to Rick Tyler of the pro-Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, Newt lacks ambition.
“I’ve known Newt for a long time. Newt doesn’t have this driving ambition to be president.”