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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:38 PM

ALAS, POOR NEWT! HE LOOKS TO BE FINISHED

Bye, Newt

January 27, 2012
ALAS, POOR NEWT! HE LOOKS TO BE FINISHED
Posted by John Cassidy


At one-thirty this morning, Intrade, the political betting site, was putting the probability of him winning the nomination at just eight per cent, and the probability of Mitt Romney getting to take on Barack Obama at ninety-two per cent.

Betting markets, like all futures markets, are far from infallible. In this case, though, I think they have it right. With the Florida polls having swung against Newt after a lackluster performance in Monday’s debate, and with the Republican establishment turning on him in savage fashion, he desperately needed a strong performance last night. But an event that the media, myself included, had billed as the debate of the year turned out to be a big disappointment—unless, that is, you are Romney or one of his supporters. “I thought it was a terrific night,” the Mittster said to CNN’s Gloria Borger as he left the Jacksonville stage, sporting a grin as wide as a Cheshire cat’s. “I think it’s going to give me the boost I need in the remaining couple of days of the election.”

From Gingrich, there was no comment, which was pretty much what he had offered up all night.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. Too bad. Maybe he can write a book about it.

 

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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:49 PM

2. There must be bad news in the pipeline

that threatens to come out and his pomposity had a choke-hold on him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. Damn.

 

He's a deliciously horrible candidate for the Thugs.

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