How fast can a presidential campaign implode? If we go by Newt Gingrich's experience, in as little as three days.
Here it is, only Wednesday, and Newt has managed to piss off both GOP and Tea Party members. That's no way to win a shot at the Oval Office. Slamming Republicans in Congress by equating the entire party as no better than the Democrats, particularly in regards to Medicare reform, is no way to gain supporters. It appears he's been out of the loop in Washington DC for too long. Better that he said nothing at all about it.
With that and some of the other faux pas he's managed couple of days, most of his time is going to be spent on damage control and not campaigning.
That's not an auspicious start to any campaign.