The National Review is a magazine for serious conservatives. It is the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr. and one of the main bulwarks of conservative ideals. That is why it is significant that the editors have come out with guns blazing against the presidential candidacy of Newt Gingrich. They write:
He says, and his defenders say, that time, reflection, and religious conversion have conquered his dark side. If he is the nominee, a campaign that should be about whether the country will continue on the path to social democracy would inevitably become to a large extent a referendum on Gingrich instead. And there is reason to doubt that he has changed. Each week we see the same traits that weakened Republicans from 1995 through 1998… Enough. Gingrich has always said he wants to transform the country. He appears unable to transform, or even govern, himself. He should be an adviser to the Republican party, but not again its head.
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