To be fair, I mentioned Romney was rude earlier. CNN, only happy to ignore that, was eager enough to point out that Newt Gingrich was rude not to congratulate Romney as the winner in his speech after Florida saw Romney win.
Fair enough, but Romney was rude first. More importantly, I was on Twitter at the time and I was stunned by the number of tweets I saw that said they were surprised that Newt was making a lot of good points in his post-Florida speech.
He's been making those points all along. Voters aren't paying close enough attention. In that vein, stuff I thought was highly redundant seemed to get a lot of positive reaction, on Twitter at least. So Gingrich was probably smart to use the speech in the 9 p.m. time slot as a platform to talk about his platform.