In two stunning developments in the short candidacy of Newt Gingrich, Newt has managed to shoot himself in both feet. For someone who is as intelligent and articulate as Gingrich, such faux pas are difficult to understand.
First, Gingrich claims that he supports mandated healthcare for all Americans although his plan is 'not like Obama's.' Sorry, but such a statement is double-speak. The healthcare mandate is the centerpiece of ObamaCare and is the root of all of the opposition and controversy surrounding it. Thus, Newt's plan, though it may be different in many of the details, still mandates that all citizens purchase healthcare, meaning, of course, that his plan is not really that much different from Obama's.