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Newt, Frankly

Here’s a word cloud I just whipped up from everything Newt said at the debate last night (per the CNN transcript). Most common words excluded; most repeated words largest:

Believe it or not, he only said “frankly” five times. He said “serious” or “seriously” nine times, and “literally” thrice.

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