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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Charles Krauthammer, "Mitt vs. Newt": Will Republicans Opt for Hara-kiri?

Charles Krauthammer writes in a perspicacious Washington Post opinion piece entitled "Mitt vs. Newt" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-vs-newt/2011/12/01/gIQAtSfOIO_story.html?hpid=z3):

"My own view is that Republicans would have been better served by the candidacies of Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan or Chris Christie. Unfortunately, none is running. You play the hand you’re dealt. This is a weak Republican field with two significantly flawed front-runners contesting an immensely important election. If Obama wins, he will take the country to a place from which it will not be able to return (which is precisely his own objective for a second term)."

Play the hand you're dealt? Sorry, but if it's Newt, it's time to fold. According to Public Policy Polling's latest Florida poll (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/12/florida-shows-perils-of-gingrich-for-gop.html), if Romney is the Republican nominee, Obama currently leads Romney 45-44, whereas if Gingrich is the Republican nominee, Obama leads 50-44.

Or, in a nutshell, will the Republicans nominate Newt and opt for hara-kiri?

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