John Avlon, Newt came on board the Tea Parties late in the game.
And because it was chance for Newt to jump into the spotlight. He saw potential to get his name out in the news again. Whether it's sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi or talking about taxes in front of a crowd, if it's in front of a camera, he's there.
And because his schedule was clear. It's been clear for a very long time.