During a speech at the Reagan Library, Newt Gingrich urged Republican leaders to stop negotiating with President Obama on the so-called "fiscal cliff." The president, with the news media cheering him on, will always have the upper-hand if the bargaining is done under Obama's rules. "[If] you start setting up the definition of success finding an agreement with Obama," Gingrich insisted, "you just gave Obama the ability to say to you, ‘Not good enough.'" The former Speaker urged
Republicans to "get a grip" and not to form a "surrender caucus." Gingrich is right.