A reader makes an interesting argument about the source of Newt’s rise:
Why is Newt attracting Republican base voters who aren’t taken with Mitt? I think it’s because he’s running against the media more than he’s running against the other candidates. Like Palin, he’s saying things the base wants to hear being said: the right’s version of “speaking truth to power.” Romney is more cautious in this respect, and the base wants red meat.
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