So just when things were slowing down a bit…Donald Trump comes to the rescue and promises a “major endorsement” in Nevada, ahead of Saturday’s caucus there. Reports are that Newt Gingrich - coincidentally the only candidate to commit to the Donald Trump debate that never got off the ground - will get Trump’s endorsement.
The question this morning: Does a candidate who attracts the endorsement of Herman Cain and Donald Trump appeal to the electorate? Florida exit polls suggest that conservatives are still dissatisfied with Mitt Romney, and Cain and Trump and Gingrich have been conservative darlings at various points throughout this race. Bottom line - there’s plenty more intrigue to play out in 2012.
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