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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pimping Jesus - The lessons of NY-23

Eyeing that 2012 run, Newt Gingrich tries to don the cloak of the religious right. If this doesn't tell us all about the state of the Republican party, that Newt Gingrich feels he has to prove his bona fides to the "base voters...."

It's interesting to me that Mike Huckabee appears to be the Republican model for 2012. Read Milbank's Gingrich piece and tell me you don't see that, too.

There's also the interesting positioning question of Romney. You can argue that he's not positioning "born again" like everyone else because he really can't, but, on the other hand, that also leaves him as the sole representative for the "business" side of the Republican party, and, thus far, no one seems to think they can challenge him there. That means he would come into the primary with "economics" as his sole purview and that he will likely have their huge money mostly to himself.


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