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2012-01-21 10:10:15 PM

serpent_sky: He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.



I think the right may be forgetting that the "Liberals are scared of Newt!" talking point is just a partisan way of saying "Many Americans who lean left would take great pains to keep Gingrich out of office."

Jesus wept, people. There was some doubt as to how Palin would behave on a national stage, but with Newt you don't even have that excuse. No matter how much fun you have when you think you're stickin' it to them dirty libs, you don't want them scared. You want them apathetic and unmotivated. Low overall turnout is usually to your benefit. You're doing it wrong.
 
2012-01-21 10:12:00 PM

bobbette: Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.


Were you watching the same coverage and debates I was? After New Hampshire his campaign strategy has been around being a huge sack of shiat. And unsurprisingly, you end up with tonight.
 
2012-01-21 10:12:45 PM

Bucky Katt: bobbette: serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?

Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

I'm sure he'll do great in the Virginia primary.


Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.
 
2012-01-21 10:13:17 PM
I don't know who I preferred to win SC, Stephen Colbert (a la Herman Cain) or Newt. I always expected Colbert to win, he has the state's initials. Colbert may be a comedian, but Gingrich is proving just as funny. I wonder how the elderly in Florida will react to all of the anti-social security crap they support, maybe they will be like NH and vote for Obama...
 
2012-01-21 10:13:47 PM

Wasteland: Jesus wept, people. There was some doubt as to how Palin would behave on a national stage, but with Newt you don't even have that excuse. No matter how much fun you have when you think you're stickin' it to them dirty libs, you don't want them scared. You want them apathetic and unmotivated. Low overall turnout is usually to your benefit. You're doing it wrong.


This election has always been a "fark you America for putting a n****r in the White House" election as far as the GOP is concerned. Their intent is to punish the US with their choice.
 
2012-01-21 10:14:11 PM

bobbette: Rachel Maddow just called this "Really awesome to cover!!"

Am I living on the same planet?


I assume she means in terms of ratings for at least the next few weeks. Romney locking up the nom early would be bad news for the media.
 
2012-01-21 10:14:34 PM
I haven't been paying attention, what does Fox News say about this? Are they backing Romney? What about Limbaugh? Several years ago, Rush was a solid supporter of "Mr. Newt." Who's being backed by the Republican shills?

It's always fun to see the shills turn to the nominee after trashing him during the primaries when they want someone else instead.
 
2012-01-21 10:14:37 PM

Wasteland: No matter how much fun you have when you think you're stickin' it to them dirty libs, you don't want them scared. You want them apathetic and unmotivated. Low overall turnout is usually to your benefit. You're doing it wrong.


This is truth. With Newt Gingrich as the nominee you'd see a Democratic groundswell of Biblical proportions. I'm not happy about various things that Obama has done but when it all comes down to it, a giant douche is just a big bag of vinegar and water. Much easier to swallow than a turd sandwich.
 
2012-01-21 10:14:49 PM

bobbette: Bucky Katt: bobbette: serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?

Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

I'm sure he'll do great in the Virginia primary.

Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.


I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.
 
2012-01-21 10:15:26 PM
I was starting to panic that the republicans were actually going to choose the best candidate to win, considering romney and obama are essentially tied in polls.

But go ahead, guys, choose Gingrich. I dare you.
 
2012-01-21 10:15:39 PM
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that anyone that uses direct quotes from his Sunday interview about Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) plan to dismantle Medicare is lying.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-21 10:15:44 PM

apoptotic: bobbette: Rachel Maddow just called this "Really awesome to cover!!"

Am I living on the same planet?

I assume she means in terms of ratings for at least the next few weeks. Romney locking up the nom early would be bad news for the media.


It's also awesome in that Newt has no chance of beating Obama. It's going to be a three ring circus, right up to when Obama's second term starts - there isn't enough popcorn in the world for this one...
 
2012-01-21 10:16:08 PM

tom servo bit me: eraser8: If they call themselves Catholic, by what standard do you declare them not Catholic?

Keep in mind that when I made my comment, I was NOT judging a church's Catholicism by its communion with the Roman pope.


Eh, I don't know. I know the Church of England likes to call itself Catholic, too. For me, "Catholic" always equaled "good with the Pope." I guess it's all those years of Catholic grade school. As I mentioned above, I'm not even practicing anymore; I think I just find it a lot more interesting seeing the intersection of political history with cultural and spiritual folkways. This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation at hand, but whatever.


Catholic itself just means universal - if a church considers itself that, it can use the term (ain't like it is copyrighted/trademarked). If you are talking of church organization, Catholic (West) and Orthodox (East) can get kinda iffy, since some churches that are theologically similar to one can, in some cases, align with the other - most commonly along the Levant, where some churches who are theologically Orthodox joined with the Catholic Church for various reasons, negotiating to keep their Orthodox theology in exchange for saying the Pope is Da Man. Furthermore, despite both sides acting as if they are as diametrically opposed as matter and antimatter, Protestants and Catholics are so much more theologically similar than either is to the Orthodox or the Oriental Churches, that calling a Protestant church "Catholic" is actually a pretty accurate description of their theological position.
 
2012-01-21 10:16:22 PM

that bosnian sniper: bobbette: Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

Were you watching the same coverage and debates I was? After New Hampshire his campaign strategy has been around being a huge sack of shiat. And unsurprisingly, you end up with tonight.


Well, I meant on a personal level. I would characterize Newt's campaign as more of a pyroclastic sh*tflow emanating from Newt's mouth.
 
2012-01-21 10:16:37 PM

Smelly McUgly: Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.

I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.




People were writing Newt off months ago when his entire staff walked out on him.
 
2012-01-21 10:17:21 PM

Earguy: "Mr. Newt."


Oh Limbaugh is riding Gingrich straight to victory.
 
2012-01-21 10:17:45 PM

Smelly McUgly: bobbette: Bucky Katt: bobbette: serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?

Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

I'm sure he'll do great in the Virginia primary.

Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.

I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.


I think you're powerfully underestimating Newt's ego.
 
2012-01-21 10:17:49 PM
At least Republicans are consistent in their fear of "other kinds of folk."
 
2012-01-21 10:18:02 PM

culebra: Earguy: "Mr. Newt."

Oh Limbaugh is riding Gingrich straight to victory.


Really? So Rush has been undermining Romney?
 
2012-01-21 10:19:12 PM

Earguy: Smelly McUgly: Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.

I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.



People were writing Newt off months ago when his entire staff walked out on him.


I'd just like to state for the record that in December when he dipped in the polls everywhere, I was predicting a Newt comeback.
 
2012-01-21 10:19:44 PM

Funk Brothers: Crocodilly_Pontifex: Someone who wasn't 9 when Newt was Speaker, please explain to me why this is such comedy?

Read some Doonesbury from 1995. Garry Trudeau made fun of Newt throughout his tenor as Speaker.

Seriously, Garry Trudeau is going to have a field day with Newt again. It's going to be so hilarious, the Republicans will laugh and be angry at it.


Oh, he's already got a head start (new window).
 
2012-01-21 10:20:44 PM

bobbette: that bosnian sniper: bobbette: Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

Were you watching the same coverage and debates I was? After New Hampshire his campaign strategy has been around being a huge sack of shiat. And unsurprisingly, you end up with tonight.

Well, I meant on a personal level. I would characterize Newt's campaign as more of a pyroclastic sh*tflow emanating from Newt's mouth.


Pyroclastic Sh*tflow is the new name for my Journey cover band.
 
2012-01-21 10:20:54 PM

serpent_sky: He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.


I'm not a betting person, but I would put money down that a significant portion of the Republican establishment would work to torpedo their own nominee it came to that. Newt will never be president.
 
2012-01-21 10:21:46 PM

Earguy: culebra: Earguy: "Mr. Newt."

Oh Limbaugh is riding Gingrich straight to victory.

Really? So Rush has been undermining Romney?


Don't believe that hype. Rush will support whoever is running against Obama - even if it is Romney. Of course, he'll complain about it like he did when "supporting" McCain, but still ABO.
 
2012-01-21 10:21:49 PM

Earguy: culebra: Earguy: "Mr. Newt."

Oh Limbaugh is riding Gingrich straight to victory.

Really? So Rush has been undermining Romney?


Quite the contrary apparently, but we'll see if his rhetoric changes after Newt's big win. I was actually just making a bad joke.
 
2012-01-21 10:22:02 PM

bobbette: Rachel Maddow just called this "Really awesome to cover!!"

Am I living on the same planet?


As a die hard democrat, she's eating up this knock-down drag out fight between Republicans... to say nothing of the fact that neither Romney nor Newt stand a snowballs chance in hell against Obama... I mean, Huntsman could have won, but he was pretty much the only sane one of the bunch.
 
2012-01-21 10:22:20 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: serpent_sky: He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.

I'm not a betting person, but I would put money down that a significant portion of the Republican establishment would work to torpedo their own nominee it came to that. Newt will never be president.


Well they need to work harder.
 
2012-01-21 10:22:37 PM

bobbette: Smelly McUgly: bobbette: Bucky Katt: bobbette: serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?

Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

I'm sure he'll do great in the Virginia primary.

Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.

I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.

I think you're powerfully underestimating Newt's ego.


Well, I hope that I'm notnot. I have seen his little doodles about his vision for himself as a shaper of civilization.

I do think, however, that he really was just in this for the minor ego boost of rattling Romney's chain, and now that he's legitimately (for now) in a position to challenge for the nomination I think that he's now on a major ego trip. This explains why he gets continually more spittle-flecked in each debate/campaign stop.
 
2012-01-21 10:22:54 PM

that bosnian sniper: Delay: Romney needs to outspend Gingrich by 3:1. Florida should be interesting.

Well, last I checked in on the GOP candidates' campaign coffers, Newt was finally running in the black again and Romney had broken $80M.


True, but I don't think he planned on spending so much of it to compete with Gingrich for the primary. Newt's Super Pac still has $3.2 million, at least. Suppose he goes all in for FL, Romney would need to pony up $10 million for parity in the state.

Romney is Meg Whitman all over again.
 
2012-01-21 10:23:00 PM
This guy is nucking futz.
 
2012-01-21 10:23:00 PM

phalamir: tom servo bit me: eraser8: If they call themselves Catholic, by what standard do you declare them not Catholic?

Keep in mind that when I made my comment, I was NOT judging a church's Catholicism by its communion with the Roman pope.


Eh, I don't know. I know the Church of England likes to call itself Catholic, too. For me, "Catholic" always equaled "good with the Pope." I guess it's all those years of Catholic grade school. As I mentioned above, I'm not even practicing anymore; I think I just find it a lot more interesting seeing the intersection of political history with cultural and spiritual folkways. This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation at hand, but whatever.

Catholic itself just means universal - if a church considers itself that, it can use the term (ain't like it is copyrighted/trademarked). If you are talking of church organization, Catholic (West) and Orthodox (East) can get kinda iffy, since some churches that are theologically similar to one can, in some cases, align with the other - most commonly along the Levant, where some churches who are theologically Orthodox joined with the Catholic Church for various reasons, negotiating to keep their Orthodox theology in exchange for saying the Pope is Da Man. Furthermore, despite both sides acting as if they are as diametrically opposed as matter and antimatter, Protestants and Catholics are so much more theologically similar than either is to the Orthodox or the Oriental Churches, that calling a Protestant church "Catholic" is actually a pretty accurate description of their theological position.


To be sure, the simplest way to describe "in communion with the Pope" is "Roman Catholic". In fact, the Nicene Creed, where it describes the Church uses small-c catholic: "We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church" (in the new translation with new punctuation: "I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church", the commas placing strong emphasis on the oneness of the Church).
 
2012-01-21 10:23:33 PM

Earguy: Smelly McUgly: Ha, ha. That is a good point though: Newt has a crappy organization working for him, it seems.

I don't think he really expected to win at first. He was just half-assing it for the publicity. Of course, since the ABM voters are now coalescing around him, NOW he sees a chance to win. Too bad his organization stinks something fierce.



People were writing Newt off months ago when his entire staff walked out on him.


I'm still writing him off. It is going to be Romney it always was going to be Romney.
 
2012-01-21 10:24:00 PM

culebra: Earguy: "Mr. Newt."

Oh Limbaugh is riding Gingrich straight to victory.


That's a real sick image. Kinda like Jabba balls deep in Slimer. Thanks.
 
2012-01-21 10:24:27 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: serpent_sky: He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.

I'm not a betting person, but I would put money down that a significant portion of the Republican establishment would work to torpedo their own nominee it came to that. Newt will never be president.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uPkZwRFqxg

they're already on it.
 
2012-01-21 10:24:30 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: bobbette: that bosnian sniper: bobbette: Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.

Were you watching the same coverage and debates I was? After New Hampshire his campaign strategy has been around being a huge sack of shiat. And unsurprisingly, you end up with tonight.

Well, I meant on a personal level. I would characterize Newt's campaign as more of a pyroclastic sh*tflow emanating from Newt's mouth.

Pyroclastic Sh*tflow is the new name for my Journey cover band.


Folk-metal cover of Don't Stop Believin' or GTFO.
 
2012-01-21 10:25:58 PM
What is he talking about?
 
2012-01-21 10:26:20 PM

Delay: that bosnian sniper: Delay: Romney needs to outspend Gingrich by 3:1. Florida should be interesting.

Well, last I checked in on the GOP candidates' campaign coffers, Newt was finally running in the black again and Romney had broken $80M.

True, but I don't think he planned on spending so much of it to compete with Gingrich for the primary. Newt's Super Pac still has $3.2 million, at least. Suppose he goes all in for FL, Romney would need to pony up $10 million for parity in the state.

Romney is Meg Whitman all over again.


Even if Romney spent $10 million in FL he'd still have $240 million of his personal money to spend.
 
2012-01-21 10:26:47 PM
This reminds me of a move or something, where someone comes in and blows him away. Was there a movie like that?
 
2012-01-21 10:27:21 PM

jaytkay: eraser8: Newt is Roman Catholic.

Is there such a thing as a non-Roman Catholic?


the internets...try them.

yes. the answer is yes.
 
2012-01-21 10:28:42 PM

bobbette: rynthetyn: bobbette: rynthetyn: Normally, I'm able to make a pretty good guess for how Florida's going to go, but this year I don't have a clue. Most of the people I know are backing Romney, but they're also what I'd consider to be GOP establishment, and we already know the establishment wants Romney. There doesn't seem to be a lot of love for Newt, but then again I don't have a lot of connections to the batshiat insane tea party crowd so I might just be missing that segment of the voters. The religious right keep saying favorable things about Santorum, but when push comes to shove, most of them fall in line behind electability.

I think I'm tentatively going to predict Romney winning Florida, but I feel a heck of a lot less certain about that than I did even a week ago.

CNN looked at the exit polls, Tea Partiers are responding bigtime to the idea that Romney is a big money capitalist and tax cheat.

I expect Newt positions himself as a populist and keeps going after Bain. He's finally found a really powerful angle against Romney. Newt will sell himself as the man of the people; tonight, he's bashing the elites and the news media as I'm typing. That's going to work for him.

Hmm, if it is the tea party that's falling in line behind Newt, then Florida is probably going to end up a battle of voter turnout. And that comes down to whether the establishment learned their lesson from staying home in the primary for the governor's race, thus letting the tea party pick Voldemort's more evil twin as the nominee.

In other words, it's still a tossup.

Interesting analysis. If it's turnout you'd think Romney would have an advantage, because he's got the ground organization and more money, but Romney also has negative momentum and I don't think he's a really inspirational figure that people turn out for with great enthusiasm.


The lack of enthusiasm really is Romney's major weakness. I think we're going to have to wait and see whether Gingrich gets a nexus of support that's wanting to vote for him or whether he's just the latest not-Romney candidate to peak and that momentum is going to fade when people stop and thing about it.
 
2012-01-21 10:29:07 PM
Obama and Gingrich have a lot in common. Both had to resign elected office. Obama resigned his Senate seat because he liked the Oval office; Gingrich had to resign as Speaker of the House because he liked the Oral orifice.

/the above joke is Copyright 2012 TheShavingofOccam123. All rights reserved.
 
2012-01-21 10:29:09 PM

DarnoKonrad: Karma Curmudgeon: serpent_sky: He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.

I'm not a betting person, but I would put money down that a significant portion of the Republican establishment would work to torpedo their own nominee it came to that. Newt will never be president.

Well they need to work harder.


If this turns out to be an actual fight for the nomination, and thats still a big if given Newts lack of money and organization compared to Romney, we're about 1 minute into the first round. If he's still hanging around in March, that's when the knives will really start coming out.
 
2012-01-21 10:29:30 PM

suid: Funk Brothers: Crocodilly_Pontifex: Someone who wasn't 9 when Newt was Speaker, please explain to me why this is such comedy?

Read some Doonesbury from 1995. Garry Trudeau made fun of Newt throughout his tenor as Speaker.

Seriously, Garry Trudeau is going to have a field day with Newt again. It's going to be so hilarious, the Republicans will laugh and be angry at it.

Oh, he's already got a head start (new window).


Thanks for the link suid, ol' newty is such a lying piece oh hypocritical shiate, I pray to FSM that he gets the nomination! (Sorry Herman)
 
2012-01-21 10:29:38 PM
Campaigns are people too, my friends.
 
2012-01-21 10:29:41 PM
There are no smart or funny tags
 
2012-01-21 10:32:38 PM

bobbette: Well, I meant on a personal level. I would characterize Newt's campaign as more of a pyroclastic sh*tflow emanating from Newt's mouth.


Well, obviously GOP voters care not one whit for the personal level and want pyroclastic shiatflows, so he has that.
 
2012-01-21 10:33:09 PM

firefly212: they're already on it.


Yeah, like that. The money men will bankroll a 3rd party run by Paul or someone else. Newt is that toxic.
 
2012-01-21 10:34:54 PM
www.havelshouseofhistory.com
 
2012-01-21 10:34:59 PM

firefly212: bobbette: Rachel Maddow just called this "Really awesome to cover!!"

Am I living on the same planet?

As a die hard democrat, she's eating up this knock-down drag out fight between Republicans... to say nothing of the fact that neither Romney nor Newt stand a snowballs chance in hell against Obama... I mean, Huntsman could have won, but he was pretty much the only sane one of the bunch.


1. Huntsman was MEDIOCRE. Please stop buying into the Huntsman hype. He's like an even less charismatic Romney with an irrepressible hard-on for China that made proponents of American exceptionalism deeply uncomfortable.

2. I totally understand the idea that the Republicans are destroying each other... unless they don't, which is a possibility. I also don't think Rachel Maddow is a die-hard Democrat, although she does suck up to them more than enough. She belongs to the section of the American left that quickly gets disenchanted with "the system".

3. On a certain level I enjoy any knock-down, drag-out primary fight, but calling them "really awesome!!" is... come on, RM, you're on the TV, don't talk like you're me telling everyone about a band I saw last Thursday. (Love you though, marry me it's legal in Canada)

4. I think it's possible for a Republican to win this thing. Unlikely, but possible. It would be stupid to underestimate what you can do with a well run campaign in a time of economic uncertainty.
 
2012-01-21 10:36:09 PM
I'm calling a sixth district for Gingrich and leaving the seventh one for the pros. Already called CD 3-7.

CD1: 100% reporting, but some margin of error because of county breakdown. Gingrich leads 35.7-35.5. Not calling this one tonight.
CD2: 98% reporting. Gingrich wins 40-31.

Delegate count for today: Gingrich 23, 2 left to distribute.

Total committed: Gingrich 23, Romney 7, Paul 3, Huntsman 2
Superdelegates: Superdelegates (according to Frontloading): Romney 15, Gingrich 1, Santorum 1
GRAND TOTAL: Gingrich 24, Romney 22, Paul 3, Santorum 1
 
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