While the nation was digesting its turkey dinner, Rep. Michele Bachmann was seizing an opportunity to score points at Newt Gingrich’s expense. Suggesting that his position on illegal immigration amounts to “amnesty,” Bachmann predicted that the GOP electorate would “come home” to the person who has been the most “consistent conservative.” That would be, she offers, Mrs. Bachmann.
The voters may not agree with her solution, but many in the GOP do seem to be looking for a — forgive the expression — “thrill up the leg” candidate to take on President Obama in the general election. Thus the seismic spikes for Bachmann, Perry, Cain, and even, briefly, Trump. It is now, apparently, Newt Gingrich’s turn in what Brit Hume called “the single most dangerous place to be in American politics, which is the non-Romney leader in the Republican field.”
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