Newt has finally said “no,” just two days after saying he’d make the run for president if supporters would pledge $30 million to his campaign. Apparently what he heard the last 48 hours was “chirp chirp” not “ka-ching!” I’ve been a Newt fan since 1984 and I think he’s the kind of innovative thinker and problem solver the country could use right now, but his flirting for the last year has worn very, very thin. It’s one thing to question the wisdom of campaigns starting so early, it’s another to imply that we’re all idiots for being interested. He’s made the right call; now let’s hope he sticks to it.

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