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  •  The reason Newt's speech didn't sound all that (7+ / 0-)

    presidential is simple...Newt doesn't want to be president.  He wants to be famous so he can sell books, get speaking fees, and collect 12 million a year like Sarah Palin did.  He loves the fight, and will make Mitt's life hell, but in the end he'll endorse Romney...and Romney, like a grateful puppy, will lap up whatever Newt gives him.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 07:27:18 PM PST

    •  CD lines are in legal limbo (0+ / 0-)

      The SC Gov't told GreenPapers that they won't announce final CD results until after the new CD lines are approved.

      But Gingrich will still likely win all the CDs anyway.

    •  Yes, Newt knows he can't beat Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      so he knows there's no chance of him actually having to BE President and do the hard work that entails.

      And if GOP voters come to believe that neither Newt or Mitt can beat Obama, they will want to go with Newt because he's the one who tickles the Republican id and can "put Obama in his place" (they think) in the debates and throughout the campaign. The economy is improving and Mitt has been shown to have some serious flaws. So if they are going to lose anyway, GOPers would rather lose with Newt than Mitt because at least, they think, Newt will challenge Obama to his face and say all the things the Tea Party types want to say to Obama.

      I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

      by rennert on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 07:37:22 PM PST

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