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Gingrich Hit Home Run with Answer on Unemployment Insurance

Rick Santorum gave a perfectly fine answer substantively — and a perfectly boring one — to the question about whether federal unemployment benefits should be extended as long as 99 weeks. Then Gingrich didn’t bother with all the programmatic details that Santorum, senator-like, tried to give; instead, he just focused on clear, popular themes — such as requiring work — and did so with excellent tonal emphases, in terms of how used his voice. Gingrich was very effective there. 

Quin Hillyer — In addition to National Review, Quin Hillyer has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New Republic, The Guardian (UK), and Investor’s Business Daily.

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