The headline shows up in my internet reader:
“Newt Gingrich endorsed by The Union
One wonders, of course, why we care what they choose—
Their record, of recent, predicts he’ll now lose.
Two money quotes. First, they damn with faint praise:
The New Hampshire Union Leader’s Sunday editorial says the former House speaker “is by no means the perfect candidate” but calls him “the best candidate who is actually running.”
And then, the kicker:
The conservative Union Leader editorial page has a history of passing over the front-runner in its selections. The paper endorsed Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980, Deleware Gov. Pete DuPont in 1988, Reagan aide Pat Buchanan in 1992 and 1996, businessman Steve Forbes in 2000, and Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008.