I'm taking advantage of the fact that as Kowalski, who on Redstate founded the concept of making long, extemporaneous comments to oneself, I'm allowed occasionally to also write a two or three sentence post as a diary entry. It's short and sweet:
I've changed my mind. I'm supporting Newt Gingrich over Romney for President. It's taken me a long time to come to this decision but all the events of the past week have changed my mind. We need someone in office who will really help keep the momentum built with so much sweat and tears over the last two years moving forward.
So there it is, for now. I'll have a longer post later explaining the change of mind, and it's despite what I think are Newt's legitimate flaws. On the balance Romney's flaws are more serious, it's just taken me some time to come to that conclusion.
I don't feel too badly about doing it because, let's face it, my advocacy for Romney here has been kind of halfhearted and tepid at best. And I haven't given either of them any money (yet). In the end, it really has come down to thinking hard about the people who have worked so diligently in the past several years to reinvigorate the Conservative movement in this country. To be honest with myself I have to stand with them.
Newt Gingrich for President! Seriously.