In full-picture FPM style we briefly introduce the other main candidate for the Republican nomination . Newt Gingrich is a mixed bag electioneer with persistent political pedigree with many successes and a few skeletons in the proverbial closet.
Addendum 02 Feb 2012: In joined-up thinking FPM have incorporated two current headlines and a glue. The glue being an idea from a pertinent short-story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, written 100 years ago and entitled "When I Was a Witch". A feminist writer who in this story imagines how she would deal with some of the 'wrongs' of her day.
So on my seeing a list of mainly capitalist financiers backing Mitt Romney for US Presidential candidate (see Federal Election Commission of USA full list), and then seeing "Texas Fund Eaten Alive By Hedge Fees May Curb Costs By Hiring In-House", I had a premonition. What if all the contributors to Romney's campaign had all their proceeds 'eaten-up' in massive promotional campaigns that came to no fruition. That is, their man was not elected for Republican presidential candidate, and instead business reformer Ron Paul was eventually elected President. This would be an ironic lesson to hedgies et al who take maximum performance fees when luck is in and then continue to collect minimum management fees when markets are against them and their investors lose out. The voting US public still have power over this premonition.They can squarely stymie the swagger of the mover-shakers protecting status quo.