Monday, January 23, 2012

Thom Hartmann: The Republican Party has a serious problem on its hands - and its name is Newt Gingrich.

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Newt shocked the establishment on Saturday night crushing Mitt Romney in a landslide victory in the South Carolina Primary. By referring to President Obama as the "Food Stamp President" as often as he could - and characterizing the poor, and in particular minorities, as lazy - Newt proved that race baiting in the South is still a winning least when only Republicans are voting.
That means after three contests so far - and three different winners - this race is wide open - and Gingrich might have a real shot at becoming the nominee - Florida polls are showing him ahead there today. And with that - there's already speculation that leaders within the Republican Party might push for a brokered convention - in which the nominee - who might not even be in the race today - is picked behind closed doors at the Republican National Convention later this year with little regard to what the actual voters across the nation wanted.
Stay tuned - this thing is just getting started.
(Do you think he would be a problem for the Democrats? Tell us here.)

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