Please, prove me wrong. I think that the Republican Party big-wigs will do anythng they can to avoid having Newt Gingrich nominated as their presidential candidate. Both Newt's horrid background and his sleazy and uncontrolled temper would be a disaster for the GOP. Prove me wrong. While I tend to vote for Democrats, I cannot believe that even the Party of the John Birch Society, the Tea Party, and the adulterer Ronald Reagan would allow a despicable character as Newt to carry the Party's torch for the hightest office in the U.S. It is almost impossible to think we have sunk that low.
Usually the big money in the Republican Party (and there is plenty of it!), calls the shots. But the bigotry among conservatives that usually expresses itself toward blacks, Latinos, and other minorities, is now starting to coalesce against a Mormon, Mitt Romney. But with Newt as the alternative, Romney may look better. However the real fly in the ointment is that big money is not only following the usual right-wing suspects, but a casino billionaire and his wife have chosen Newt Gingrich as their preference, and have thrown tens of millions of dollars toward getting him elected. This is being done outside the usual Republican establishment. But as I see it, that is suicide for the Republicans.
At this point, I think the dilemma for the GOP may be solved with another candidate other than Newt and Mitt. Most likely alternatives at this moment are the Governors of New Jersey and Indiana. However, in desperation, the GOP estalishment may find another choice. So, here are my odds for who will get the Republican nomination for President (in order to strength): 1) Romney; 2) Governor of New Jersey: 3) Governor of Indiana; 4) a different non-candidate; 5) Newt.