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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, November 08, 2008

In our continuing "Gingrich to take over the GOP" series....

Robert Novak's mash note in the WaPo,
In serious conversations among Republicans since their election debacle Tuesday, what name is mentioned most often as the Moses, or Reagan, who could lead them out of the wilderness before 40 years?

To the consternation of many Republicans, it is none other than Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House.

I still don't know if it will happen, or if he has to do it through proxies, but it's my sense that Gingrich is the inside bet right now.

Watch the next RNC chair that will be a big tell.

(Sorry to post so much on this, but when you call me wrong, and I think I'm right....)

On the other hand, Rasmussen has a poll of 1,000 rank and file Republicans that shows Sarah Palin with a commanding (64%) lead.

I guess it's a question of whether the insiders or the rank and file win.


  • Well that's exactly what we've been talking about: the divide between the Republican party and the rank and file.

    I'll agree with you on this.... If someone could bridge the divide it may well be Gingrich. Not sure how much the organized religicos fit in (Dobson, etc.) and what their feelings are vis a vis Newt.

    By Blogger -epm, at 7:45 AM  

  • They're not nuts over him, but then again, they can be brought around to almost anybody.

    Think about how they felt about McCain in the primary, but by the end, they were shouting terrorist right along with him.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:49 PM  

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