Gingrich’s immigration stance: Nixon-to-China, or Rick Perry-to-Orlando?
by George Bennett | November 24th, 2011
Staunch anticommunist Richard Nixon meets Marxist revolutionary Mao Zedong in Beijing in 1972, launching a four-decade metaphor spree to describe unexpected political acts.
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich
‘s staying power as a top-tier candidate will be tested by the less-than-hardline stance on illegal immigration he articulated in Tuesday night’s CNN debate.
Republican strategist Alex Castellanos called it a “Nixon-goes-to-China” moment.
Or will it be a Rick Perry-goes-to-Orlando moment in which a candidate plummets after running afoul of the GOP base on the immigration issue?
Read about it in today’s Palm Beach Post.
Tags: Mao Zedong, metaphors, Richard Nixon