The question is whether Gingrich can sustain that effort when the debate spotlight fades.
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.
He abandoned the effort when few of his readers followed through with it.
late 15c., from Middle French effort, noun of action from Old French esforz "force, impetuosity, strength, power," back-formation from esforcier "force out, exert oneself," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (source of Italian sforza), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. [Ortega y Gasset, 1949]Related: Efforts.