VAN SUSTEREN: How is President Obama doing on Egypt?
NEWT GINGRICH: I don’t think they have a clue. I think it is very frightening to watch this administration.
VAN SUSTEREN: Would anybody?
NEWT GINGRICH: Reagan would have. Reagan would have had — Reagan would have thought about and studied radical Islam and Reagan would have had a strategy and would have pursued it. He didn’t do that in the 80s some are going to want to complain for a practical reason. Reagan had one foreign policy goal in the 1980s, defeat the Soviet Union. He didn’t divert himself because he wanted to defeat the Soviet Union.
Indeed, the only figure I can think of who’s in any way comparable is Brian Boitano:
The scary thing is that while Gingrich may not understand much, I think he does have a good grasp on the mentality of the modern American conservative.