I am sensing the Newt momentum has stopped and is likely slipping. I continue to believe that he is the smartest and most consistently conservative of the “electable” candidates. The primary chinks in the armour seem to be the fannie/freddie consulting and the individual mandate. His primary opponents are hitting him hard – and I fear it’s working. The fact is, despite those past actions, he has made it crystal clear that he does not support ObamaCare and will work hard to repeal it. What more can he do to make that issue go away??? The Fannie/Freddie deal is a little stickier, what can he do to get past this?
I think he will make an outstanding president in the Reagan tradition and can easily beat Obama, but he has to beat the other republicans first.