In 1997, Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) wanted to dump Newt Gingrich as speaker of the House.
Ten years later, he wants him to run for president -- and he might even support him.
"He's the best idea guy in either party," Souder said in an interview, describing his change of heart from a decade ago when he was one of the rebels who believed Gingrich should no longer lead the Republican majority in the House.
"He should get in the race, because I think we need someone who can push issues," Souder said.
Let us not forget that not only did Souder want to dump Newt as speaker, but also was one of a handful of Congressional members that attempted to field a coup to oust Gingrich as speaker. Of course, ever the ineffective Congressman, Souder's attempt failed when he backed the wrong guy and the leadership decided to pull out of the deal. To this day, I think that debacle is what's lead to Souder's stagnate career within Congress - he simply can't be trusted.
Now the field of Republican candidates are so poor that Souder is backing a man that he tried to remove from his own party's leadership - and now he wants this guy to be President? Just another sad example of Mark Souder's "leadership"...