Peak Gingrich Now A Historical Fact

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So, how about that Newt Gingrich fellow? He’s down, he’s up, he’s down, he’s up, and now he’s down again. Quite frankly, you’d almost think he had some kind of fundamental stability problem.

Of course, I guess what he really has is a Super-PAC problem. Spend a gazillion dollars telling voters that Newt is a lunatic, and the voters listen. Either that or the Marianne Gingrich interview on Nightline was a bigger deal than we jaded sophisticates thought. In any case, it now looks like the course of history is reasserting itself and Mitt Romney is likely to win Florida after all.

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