I don't get it what you guys think the conspiracy is here? That Newt's vicious and personal attacks against Romney are part of a coordinated effort to make Romney look good?
Newt is a mad dog. The notion that he may be part of grande scheme is misguided. No offense, but it sounds like liberal fatalism. I remember when McCain surged in the polls after picking Palin for VP, there was chorus of "woe-is-me" progressives lamenting, "they've bested us yet again!". Romney isn't coming out this looking good. This is a nightmare for Republicans. That's why most of the rank and file conservatives, even the loonier ones like Coulter and Drudge, decry Newt daily. Because they see how volatile he has become. Supernova.
A more likely conspiracy would be that Newt is a sleeper agent for the Democrats, much like Trump before him. "Operation Chaos" and all that.
First of all, I was being tongue in cheek, and inasmuch as I was being serious, I didn't mean that everything was going according to plan. Clearly Newt (who, in my conspiracy theory, is not in on it himself--he's just been set loose like a mad dog) is wreaking havoc on the GOP. Still, I can see *some* Republicans maybe starting to like Romney a little better and getting disenchanted with the hardcore right wing of the party, which has become an albatross, as a result of all this. I'm not saying it's going to win Romney the election, but it might be the corrective surgery the party needs.