WaPo Editorial Writer: 'Newt Established Great Future for Himself as Democratic Candidate'

After his performance on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is taking hits from media members on both sides of the aisle.

A few minutes after conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer declared the former House Speaker's campaign "over," one of the Washington Post's editorial writers told "Special Report's" Bret Baier, "I think Newt established a great future for himself perhaps as a Democratic candidate" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BRET BAIER, HOST: Chuck, Rush Limbaugh spent a lot of time on his show today dealing with this issue, and when that, you know, you turn to that and lot of people listen to Rush, you get a sense that it really had hit a nerve, not only the mandate but also the Paul Ryan part as he is defending his budget plan.

CHARLES LANE, WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL WRITER: Totally. I think Newt established a great future for himself perhaps as a Democratic candidate going forward because he did such a good job of articulating, repeating all the arguments the President’s been making for the individual mandate. But he blew himself up not just as a candidate but in a real sense as a Republican.

Is Lane right?

For those interested, Mark Levin interviewed Gingrich on his radio program today (audio available here).

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.