Coming up on Hardball… Bain on the brain!


Newt’s got Bain on the brain, and he’s not backing off anytime soon! But are the charges against Romney for his work with Bain Capital really hurting him? Or are the attacks doing President Obama’s work for him? Rick Tyler, from the pro-Newt SuperPAC “Winning our Future” joins us tonight, along with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.


Many consider Mitt Romney the inevitable GOP nominee, but Christian conservatives don’t want to see him winning the GOP nomination. They’re meeting in Texas this weekend to discuss a conservative alternative to Romney—one who hasn’t wavered on abortion and gay marriage. But do they still hold the influence they once did—and can they stop Romney this late in the game? Dr. Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, and The Washington Post’s Melinda Henneberger think Christian conservatives aren’t the kingmakers they once were, and they join us tonight.


Next up: Colbert Nation! Stephen Colbert is toying with the idea of running for President in South Carolina, and to do so, he must distance himself from his SuperPAC “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.” Watch what happens when comedy mirrors reality. Politico’s Mike Allen and msnbc’s David Corn join us tonight.


Plus: Rep.  James Clyburn (D-SC) and the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein weigh in on “class warfare” and the divide between rich & poor. Tune in!

Coming up on Hardball... Bain on the brain!