February 8, 2012
GO HOME, NEWT:
Newt's Two-Man-Race Narrative Collapses After Santorum Victories (John Avlon, Feb 8, 2012, Daily Beast)
Posted by orrinj at February 8, 2012 3:29 PMThis is the story of Newt and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.It is a tale of two caucus states where Newt was schooled by Rick Santorum in the ways of social-conservative voters and one state where he failed to even make the primary ballot.Worst of all, it was the day when Newt's narrative of a two-man race collapsed.Because right now, angry and almost broke, Newt is no longer the leading candidate to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. That man is Rick Santorum. And what makes Gingrich especially grumpy is that the man he is losing to was once just a pimply backbencher in the 1994 Republican Revolution.