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January 26, 2012

Backlash Frankenstein

Hoo-boy, sure has been a lot of anti-Newt coverage lately. It has made some strange allies of people like ABC reporters and Matt Drudge, for example. Of course, there's a risk with all the over-the-top coverage. I don't think people like it very much. It's going to end-up helping Gingrich, just like the nasty ex-wife coverage did last week.

Backlash Frankenstein

Way to go guys. You're pissing people off and galvanizing support for Newt. I said during the last debate liveblog his opponents need to be careful: "That's not a layer of fat; that's 'corbomite.'" That's nerd-fu for a substance that blows up in your face when you try to attack.

Jonah Goldberg said in his Newtzilla piece a couple of days ago:

Six weeks ago, during the last Newt Gingrich surge, I wrote here that “conventional weapons are useless against Newtzilla. . . . Everything bad about Gingrich — the flip-flops, the wives, the ego — is known. Once voters have convinced themselves they can overlook that stuff, it’s hard to change their minds simply by repeating it.”

In fact, repeating it makes him stronger. For many people, anyway.

Below is video linked at HotAir of a nice speech by Newt where points out that Mitt Romney isn't as smart has he thinks. "And we aren't that stupid."

We were talking about this in email. I just don't agree Romney is the better candidate against Obama. Romney got blindsided last week on something he should have been ready for. He's a brazen and dumb liar. He says things that are easily falsifiable. With Newt, his negatives are also baked in the cake. People have accepted that he's flawed. But Newt is also frightfully nimble, and he's becoming attack-proof. So I think Newt might be the better candidate against Obama. The fear Romney has a glass jaw is much greater in my mind.

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