Unlike the Democratic Party, which seems to be in a perpetual search for the next John F. Kennedy, the Republican voters are perfectly content to nominate a man like Newt Gingrich. He has baggage, but any politician who has been in service as long as he has is bound to have it. Nobody really cares that he made money off Fannie and Freddie when he was a private citizen. Nobody cares about divorces, except for the evangelicals, and they're willing to forgive him. That's right, the Republicans seem to have settled for the moment on a grizzled, tough, slick, politician with a golden tongue and a million ideas. Someone with a history of balancing budgets. Someone with a history of actually working with the other side of the aisle, unlike our current president who seems to be on a two-year tour of whining about the Republicans. Our Commander in Tears.