The American Spectator's Quinn Hillyer (who worked for Rep. Bob Livingston during the Gingrich Congress years) has a damning indictment
of Newt Gingrich. Hillyer speaks from personal experience of the man who (according to a well-sourced release from the Romney campaign), has compared himself to Ronald Reagan, Pericles, the Duke of Wellington, and Moses
-- among others -- in truly Obamanian fashion
Different Republicans had different opinions about the wisdom of John McCain's decision to put Sarah Palin on his presidential ticket (I was in favor at the time). Whether or not one agreed with his decision, it certainly signaled McCain's willingness to give up the whole "experience" issue vis a vis Barack Obama.