Thursday, January 19, 2012

And Then There Were 4....

Rick Perry's exit from the Republican field makes the race far more interesting as it will undoubtedly lead to some level of consolidation of the "not Mitt" vote in South Carolina.  Perry quickly endorsed Newt Gingrich for President and Newt certainly becomes a more likely contender for a South Carolina win. 

Gingrich has been catapulting in the polls as a result of his strong debate performance on Monday and he hopes for a repeat tonight.  Romney is still the betting favorite, but Gingrich is closing in.

In the mix of all of this is the odd report from Newt's ex-wife that he had asked for an open marriage.  I have no idea if the allegations are true and don't particularly care, but those types of liberal personal social activities are poison to social conservatives.  On the other hand, did anyone actually think Newt was a classic conservative family man?

The debate tonight should be interesting.

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