Ted Rall for May 26, 1997
Democrats hate him. Republicans loathe him... Independents don't know. Now the backlash to the backlash begins with... The case for Newt. Point 1: 74% of Americans have a negative opinion of Newt Gingrich. But he has never ever formed a band. Point 2: He wants to eliminate the capital gains tax- but he's too unpopular to make it happen. (Man: And I pledge to oppose Newt, especially when I agree with him!) Point 3: He had sex with his high school math teacher. What? Still not convinced? (Woman: He's still scum.) (Man: A waste of flesh.) Point 4: His looks make every other American feel good. (Woman: It's true: He's the world's ugliest human!) (Man: I love him!) Next: The backlash against the backlash against the backlash.