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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Newt's Theory of the Nomination Race

Rich Galen writes at Mullings:
  • Remember Newt's theory of how he expects to win the nomination (which was first explained to me by former Pennsylvania Congressman and long-time Gingrich ally Bob Walker):
    -- Romney has a ceiling of about 25 percent of Republican primary voters.
    -- Ron Paul will get between six and ten percent of those voters
    -- That leaves 65 percent of the Republican available for Newt.

  • The World According to Newt is: He doesn't have to beat Romney, he just has to consolidate the non-Romney conservative votes.

  • The Union-Leader endorsement might help do that in dramatic fashion.