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musing about Newt Gingrich at a DNC briefing
- Kathleen Parker says Gingrich represents a GOP death wish.
- Jeffrey Toobin thinks the GOP’s “collective embrace of the unpalatable” could make 2012 comparable to 1964.
- A new poll shows only one in five Republicans think their field is “strong.”
- Glenn Beck threatens a third-party vote for Ron Paul if Gingrich is the nominee.
- Ryan Lizza compiles a list of conservatives vs. Newt.
- Harold Meyerson wonders if the Republican establishment will fall in line with Newt Gingrich if he starts strong.
- Paul Waldman asks whether the Republican base is willing to lose the White House.
- Nate Silver lays out Jon Huntsman’s road to the nomination(!).
- Rich Lowry says there’s no “new Newt.”
- Mark Halperin thinks a Gingrich nomination means a Bloomberg candidacy.
- The Donald calls off The Debate.
- Bishop Eugene Robinson lacerates “pathetic, infuriating” Rick Perry.
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