It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics.
The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission.
The last attempt at monetary reform resulted in the execution of its proponents because it was a total disaster.
One of Newt Gingrich’s rivals just before the South Carolina primary criticized him for his claim of having created millions of jobs, saying “Congressmen taking responsibility or taking credit for helping create jobs is like Al Gore taking credit for the Internet.” This charge of self-aggrandizement didn’t stick to Gingrich (many of whose stands have engaged this columnist’s personal enthusiasm and support). Instead Gingrich stunned the pundits by a double-digit spread victory, close to a 30 point swing from January 9.