Morning Mix: Newt Slides And Blitzer Talks Wives
So there was another debate last night. Illegal immigration, Cuba, Puerto Rican statehood and which of the candidates’ wives would make the best first lady were among the hot topics pressed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
It’s hard to tell what impact if any the debates are having on the ultimate outcome in Florida and beyond. Polls still have Romney likely to win the state, a brand new NBC/WSJ poll has Gingrich up by 9 points nationally over Romney. Time for more pearl-clutching from conservatives over a potential Gingrich nomination.
In fact, conservatives are so worried about a Gingrich nomination that they’ve called out the big guns to try and shut it down: Bob Dole. Wait. What?
Apparently there’s another big, nasty pro-Gingrich SuperPAC ad coming Romney’s way, which I’m sure Democrats love.
And since we can’t have a conservative race without some kind of anti-woman-in-power conspiracy theory bubbling up to the surface (hello Rose law firm), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) swears she has no secret information on Gingrich. Not that it matters because Romney’s going to run an ad that says so anyways.
In other news, the Senate managed to kill a measure to stop President Obama from raising the debt limit, meaning that Congressional Republicans will have to find a new hostage to take in the budget fight.
Last but not least, President Obama is feeling good about his re-election odds. If he’s been paying any attention to the race for the Republican nomination, he should be.
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