Newt Gingrich needs to give up on his 2012 run for the White House.
It is painful to say this, but he needs to throw in the towel before he further embarrasses himself and damages his personal brand.
Newt still has a good career as a book writer/seller and a lecture circuit favorite.
It is really a shame, because Newt is one of the smartest and most talented people in the 2012 field of candidates. His debating skills make the others look like amateurs.
Unfortunately, Newt has made some mis-steps in his career that have destroyed his chances of ever being in the White House.
One, he got exposed as being a hypocrite. He was cheating on his wife with one of his staffers at the exact same time in history that he was teaming up with other Capitol Hill residents to try and destroy President Bill Clinton because he had cheated on his wife with Monica Lewinsky.
The second unforgivable offense was that he went and made a commercial about "climate change" with then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
(For many Republicans, Nancy Pelosi sits to the right hand side of Satan.)
And most recently, Newt finished third in a Republican Straw Poll in his own home state of Georgia. He got beat by Herman Cain, who has never been elected to anything, and Ron Paul, who once ran for President as a candidate for the Libertarian Party.
It is a sad fall from grace for a man who used to be the most powerful Republican in Washington.