Brooks Rips Newt

David Brooks is generally a nice guy, but he speaks with unusual disdain about Newt Gingrich.

...he seemed to think he was running on the strength of world historical ideas, whereas his staff seemed to think he was running a presidential campaign. And so they had a difference of vision, and they thought he was out to win votes. He thought he was out to gain a place in Aristotle's pantheon.