Former Congressman Newt Gingrich announced he will not run for President. Somehow this is news. The man who is most personally identified with the current pattern of extreme partisanship would have been a long shot at best. It was when Gingrich took over as Speaker that the deep, bitter partisan divide in Washington was magnified. Surrounded by questionable ethics, he finally left Washington and returned to Georgia. He left his seat after allegations of personal profit over a book he wrote. He also used his PAC, GOPAC for very questionable purposes and led the Clinton impeachment hearings while being an adulterer himself. He finally admitted he was having an affair of his own while orchestrating the impeachment case against Bill Clinton.
This and the likes of Fred Thompson are the best Republicans can do to excite voters disgusted with the crop of GOP candidates? Maybe Hillary does have a chance.