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.
This blog continues the discussion that we began with Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).The latest book in this series is Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Newt's Theory of the Nomination Race
Rich Galen writes at Mullings:
Posted by Pitney at 5:22 AM
Labels: government, Newt Gingrich, political science, Politics, Romney, Ron Paul