Those inclined to support Newt Gingrich's apparent bid to chair the RNC on the grounds that he's always flush with new ideas should go back and re-read the former Speaker's list, from back in May, of policy proposals that the GOP ought to embrace to avoid disaster in November. If you find Newt's manifesto - which urged Republicans to "overhaul the census and cut its budget radically," to "implement a space-based, GPS-style air traffic control system," and to double down on porkbusting, among other ideas - to be a plausible blueprint for a Republican revival, then he's your man. If you have the same reaction I did, though, you might want to root for Michael Steele instead.

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