Newt Gingrich has more lives than a cat.
From pundits saying he is done, stick a fork in him, to his recent resurrection in South Carolina, he continues to be a force in the GOP and very relevant to American politics.
Tonight, Newt has got to perform. This is the last debate before the Florida primary and it promises to be quite a doozy. I have not tuned into a single debate, but tonight I plan to watch. The stakes are too high to ignore.
The media/hosts of the debates have been hyping the debate to a near fever pitch. The raucous audience will feed Gingrich's style. He has drawn thousands at his events where Mitt Romney has not managed more than a few hundred. Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal.
says Gingrich surged in South Carolina thanks to "searing debate
performances,." He has to do a lot better than he did on Monday.
The latest CNN poll has Mitt Romney at 36% and Gingrich at 34%, a statistical tie. A new Rasmussen poll out today has Romney retaking the lead with 39
percent over 31 percent for Gingrich. Rick Santorum had 12 percent and
Ron Paul was taking 9 percent of the vote among the 750 likely GOP
Mitt Romney's campaign released its first negative
campaign ad this week, which says Newt Gingrich "cashed in" while the housing
crisis walloped Florida families.
The winner of next Tuesday's primary will score something no one has yet claimed in a tumultuous primary season: a second victory.