Say what you will about Charles Krauthammer - the man has an impeccable deadpan. Here he is discussing Newt Gingrich’s failing to get on the primary ballot in his home state of Virginia due to his campaign’s own negligence, or because of a Pearl Harbor-ish event (Newt’s explanation).
Krauthammer’s comment begins about 1:10. Here’s his majestic analogy:
"I’m not sure the analogy really does justice to the grandness and immensity of Newt. I think the better analogy is 1066, the Battle of Hastings. And I think King Harold is dead, and William the Conqueror has landed and Newt is going to pick up the crown of the last king of the Saxons and lead a trusty band of Saxons– fueled with money from Freddie Mac– and will retake Britain from William and change the course of European history. I think that analogy captures the cosmic importance of the Newt campaign."
Check out my breakdown, “No Virginia, there is no Newt Gingrich" for the full story on what happened.