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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newt Gingrich slips past Romney to win

Newt Gingrich in ecstatic mood - he won!
Newt Gingrich has done what the money men of the Republican Party didn't want. He won the South Carolina primary. And he one big, not by a small margin. This sort of win makes the Wall Street crowd smart, their eyes filling with salty tears. Now I don't know if Newt is well named or not. The former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, keeps newts and no doubt a lot of them have slipped through his hands as he tends to them in their tanks. Newt Gingrich was supposed to be slippery and Mitt Romney tried to portray him as such. Slippery with the facts, slippery with his marriages and slippery in Congress. But Newt fought back. He courted Piers Morgan on CNN and Piers did Newt proud. He then lambasted CNN in that debate for trying to say he wanted an "open marriage". Far from being the fall guy, one bowed and cowed by the attacks on him, Newt came out looking like a tough guy capable of being a president. It was Mitt that looked slippery. Especially over those tax returns, which are now going to be published for detailed scrutiny.

So good on Newt for winning in South Carolina. I don't think it's going to change much, though. The only change Americans will get is if the vote in Ron Paul. Anything else is rather akin to the captain on the Costa Concordia. The US economy is still saddled with colossal debt. When Dr. Paul talked about this in the debate on Thursday, the other three just stared at him, particularly Romney. I think Mitt sees Ron Paul as an eccentric aside and just smiles in a bemused manner. Odd that he claims to be a corporate hotshot successfully managing businesses, yet when it comes to the opportunity to run the country his policies are the very same ones that have run up the trillion squillion dollar debt. But that's politics for you.


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