Newt Gingrich is winning all of a sudden largely thanks to his performances in the never-ending stream of Republican presidential primary debates. He’s got those figured out: when in doubt, attack the mainstream media moderators charged with asking the candidates questions.
It’s hard to underestimate how much Republican activist-types enjoy seeing the media get attacked and how far a politician can go just by expressing distaste for reporters (see: Palin, Sarah H.).
Gingrich’s no dummy, and he’s clearly cracked the code on the debates. Why answer the question when you can attack the questioner? Some highlights from Gingrich’s road to redemption on the debate stage this year: