It’s fight night in Tampa! Gallup reports that in one week, Newt Gingrich has closed the gap on Mitt Romney’s 23-percentage-point lead in the Sunshine State. Now the two are neck in neck, with Romney at 29 percent and Newt at 28 percent. Tonight’s NBC Debate, moderated by Brian Williams, will be a nail-biter. Who will win the Florida Primary?... read more
There’s a reason why Newt’s staying strong in this race, and that may be because he comes out fighting in the debates. We’ll deconstruct the former Speaker’s performance last night, including his right-off-the-bat rebuke of moderator John King. And Newt’s gaining in the latest polls. Can he defeat Romney in South Carolina? msnbc Political... read more
Let me finish tonight with this. A couple of things are happening in South Carolina.Both could be headlined "the chickens have come home to roost." One is the house of cards on which Mitt Romney has built his inevitability. The big lead he had in South Carolina - and now doesn't - was built on the big victory he had in New... read more
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