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Pre-debate prediction: Get Newt

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
My predictions: Rick Santorum is angry, and as I have said before, Rick Santorum does angry much better than even Newt does angry. He’s in a no win situation — if he scores enough points to damage Newt, he hands the SC election to Romney and the race could be over; if…
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It’s a mad mad

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
Some things which got pushed aside for the breaking breaking news: When Mitt’s lost National Review on releasing tax returns now. Ann Coulter is sounding more and more like Marianne Gingrich. Hezbollah receiving more powerful, longer range missiles from Syria. Hyperbole in defense of Bain is a vice, don’t let them tell you otherwise. Bibi denies…
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Say anything

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
I was wondering when someone would bring out the Mike Huckabee line from the 2008 campaign, when he was attacked by Romney much the way Romney attacked Newt in this election cycle. Romney always starts it.  He did it in Iowa in December 2007 against Huckabee and McCain,  and in Iowa 2011…
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When Marianne cleaned out the house

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
There’s more to the story than you are hearing in the media.  Marianne Gingrich is no innocent, and she was the one who broke the marriage and cleaned out the house, via Robert Costa via AP report from 1999 (h/t Burke): Documents related to the divorce filed Friday in Cobb County Superior Court include a separation agreement…
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Perry endorses Newt, as Newt surges in SC polls

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
Full speech by Rick Perry withdrawing from the race and endorsing Newt. If you want just the section endorsing Newt, it’s here, but I recommend listening to the whole speech, it’s worth it. The Perry endorsement is huge not because Perry had a large percentage (although even a few percent helps), but because…
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Quote of Day

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
Instapundit: ISN’T THIS LEAKING DIVORCE DETAILS OF A RIVAL kind of an Obama trademark?  I’m just sayin’ . . . . That would presume Drudge got the tip from an opposing campaign, and forced ABC’s hand to release it prior to South Carolina in order to influence the election. And there is no pro…
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It has come to this

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
So this is the big bombshell? video platform video management video solutions video player The story she tells is not consistent with this 1999 interview in which she said Newt told her he wanted a divorce and she was totally shocked. Brian Ross says that this is the only news in the interview, and…
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Perry dropping out? Update: Confirmed, will endorse Newt

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
So reports Peter Hamby of CNN via Twitter: Rick Perry will drop out of the Republican presidential race today, two sources tell CNN. Updates:  Perry just scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference. Via HotAir, Perry will endorse Newt. Things are moving fast: The Daily Caller has learned that 100 tea party leaders from 25 states will  announce…
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So now Romney is not historic (or inevitable?)

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
There’s a whole lot of punditry who have been singing the inevitability of Mitt Romney because for the first time in history a single candidate won both Iowa and New Hampshire in an open race.  The narrative was stupid — because on election night Romney was ahead by only 8 votes…
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Even I knew that

Posted by  ▪  January 19, 2012
From reader Danelle, this vehicle was spotted in Electra, Texas:
 

Here we go

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
From Drudge: Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail. But now a “civil war” has…
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Bush-Reagan Debate 1980 on Taxes

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Some of the best YouTube videos are the ones you find when you are looking for something else. And I think this is a pretty good one for three reasons.  First, how great is it to see this piece of history?  Second, it highlights the argument over tax cuts as a means…
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Newt-Goldwater 1976

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Amazingly, while Barack Obama’s college, law school, and State Senate records are sealed in a vault to which there is no key, The Wall Street Journal has uncovered Newt’s employment records from the 1970s when he was teaching history and then geography at West Georgia College and campaigning for Congress. The records are not…
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Maurice Hinchey (Dem NY-22) retiring

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Maurice Hinchey is the Democratic Congressman for the soon to disappear NY-22 District, which snakes its way from college town to college town in upstate NY ending up in Ithaca. I’ve highlighted Hinchey before.  He made Dennis Kucinech look like Dick Cheney.  And he didn’t take kindly to pesky reporters. In 2010, George…
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Don’t drill baby, don’t drill baby

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
So Obama is going to kill the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, pending apparently another route being drawn up.  Which means that he has killed it dead, because any route is going to be met with objection and delay. Instead, let’s build more of the bird blenders. Hey union guys hoping for some…
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Romney Inevitability Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
We’re still at Kübler-Ross Stage 4. From Laura Ingraham:
 

Rasmussen — Romney/Newt in virtual tie nationally

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
This is the first polling evidence of Newt’s surge which has let Romney to relaunch Operation Zany and to haul out Susan Molinari and others to attack Newt. From Rasmussen this morning: The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even with Mitt Romney still on top but Newt Gingrich just three…
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