Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Are we down to Newt Romney? Jon Stewart and the Mainstream Media React to Saturday's GOP Debate

Saturday night's GOP debate offered some entertaining exchanges. The first was between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (or Newt Romney) regarding the differences between the two candidates.

The best zinger of the evening: when Gingrich suggests that Romney would have been a career politician if he had actually beaten Senator Ted Kennedy during the 1994 campaign in Massachusetts.

Of course the media seems to think the key take-away from the debate is Romney's $10,000 bet wager with a non-betting Rick Perry.

Jon Stewart offered his take on the debate exchanges during Monday's broadcast of The Daily Show.

As a testament to Stewart's popularity, ABC News repeated part of the clip on their Tuesday evening broadcast.

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Whether the race is really just between Newt and Romney depends on a few things, including momentum. For more on what might really go down in Iowa, check out Nate Silver's latest blog post. The race is wide open according to Silver -- despite Gingrich's recent surge in the polls and windfall of media attention. Here's to an exciting couple of weeks as we approach the Iowa Caucus.

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