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Lines of Attack

1. Scott Galupo thinks that Gingrich has a winning argument against Romney: He’s done a lot more to advance conservative causes in office.

2. Attacking Gingrich for supporting amnesty may seem at first glance to be a smart play for his rivals, but the fact is that none of the candidates is categorically opposed to granting legal status to a lot of illegal immigrants–and several of them have expressed openness to the idea. The better critique is the one Mark Steyn and Mark Krikorian suggest: Gingrich’s plan is half-baked in a stereotypically Gingrichian way.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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