Mark This Date, and This Time

by Rich Lowry

November 30, at roughly 9:10 p.m. That’s when Newt said on Hannity last night that this race is coming down to Newt and not-Newt (as Kate noted yesterday). This is either the moment when Newt became the new frontrunner in the course of upsetting all expectations and sweeping to the nomination, or the moment that foretold Newt’s self-immolation on a pyre of hubris and ego. I loved the Gingrichian touch when he said “I didn’t think we could get here for another 60 days,” as if his amazing surge was planned out hour-by-hour and he intended it to happen…right before the Florida primary.

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