Ford O'Connell At Politico's Arena: Can The Newt Boomlet Last?

Back from the dead, Newt Gingrich has landed a leading role in the James Bond-inspired political thriller “You Only Live Twice!”

Gingrich’s remarkable rebirth is a direct result of his superior debate performances, the fact that his name is not Mitt Romney and a cast of “anti-Romney” supporting actors who continue to incur self-inflicted wounds.

For Gingrich to win the GOP nomination, he will need to find a way to overcome his personal baggage (specifically, Beltway insider dealings) and appeal to establishment Republicans while simultaneously scraping off Cain’s supporters. Of course, this entire conversation is moot if Gingrich doesn’t win Iowa.

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published this page in In The News 2011-12-16 20:54:56 -0500
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