During the entire campaign, I was yearning for Speaker Gingrich to be the person facing the POTUS. There's no power on Earth, could have "wussed" the Speaker down to the point where he'd have taken the left's "slings and arrows" and not fought back by giving as good as he got. Past history? Just that, PAST - and in most cases, proven to be partisan politics with no basis in reality. On the other hand, what about the CURRENT reality of Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi-gate, etc., etc., etc. *sigh* A pity those very real, very *now* issues were not given the prominence they should have received during the campaign.