Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Sane One

There's an interesting column by Jonathan Alter in Bloomberg News today. The conventional wisdom is that the longer the Georgia cracker hangs around in the GOP primaries, the better things will work out for Obama in November. Presumably, Gingrene will sense that this is his last shot at the Oval Office and he'll be desperate in his attacks on Willard.

Alter makes a reasonable point that the effect of Gingrene's mud-slinging will probably be to make Willard look like the sane, sensible guy and when he makes his inevitable course correction toward the center of the road after winning the nomination, he'll be a more plausible moderate after being condemned as one by the right-wing lunatic. That'll help him win swing voter support and probably the presidency. Anyway, it's another possibility to think about.

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