Carol Platt Liebau
Newt Gingrich's speech was remarkably lacking in grace -- no whisper of congratulations to his competitors.

What's more, it was weird.  When you just got smoked in a primary, it's an "unusual choice" to use speech time discussing your actions on your first day as President.

Lots of it sounded soaked in bitterness -- toward the press, toward the President, in general.  As for his "contract" -- why wait until now?

If a voter who wasn't an avid political junkie tuned in tonight and compared Romney to Gingrich, whom do you think s/he would find to be a more appealing banner-carrier for the Republican Party?

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.