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THIS would have been great fun:
It’s one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee.
As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney.
“We were close,” former Representative Bob Walker, a Gingrich ally, said. “Everybody thought there was an opportunity.”
The former speaker of the House says the powers-that-be in the financial community won’t let Republican lawmakers balk at raising the debt ceiling:
Earlier this year, when Mitt Romney still faced opposition for the Republican presidential nomination, we all knew that certain statements made by his rivals would live on long after the outcome of the race was a foregone conclusion.
And, by golly, we were right about that. Notice, for example, that there are no Democrats in this video. It’s all about Republicans dissing the Mittster.
Newt Gingrich announced yesterday that he is dropping his quest for the White House, which was a hopeless cause from the get-go anyway. He never actually had any chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency itself.
But this doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the Newster in this year’s race. Indeed not. The nasty things he said about Mitt Romney are numerous, and they’ll lend themselves nicely to campaign attacks on Mr. Etch-A-Sketch.
For example, even before Newt finally folded his tent, the Obama campaign was out with this video:
With Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now on the sidelines, victims of their own inept campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney is certain to win his party’s nod at the convention in Tampa in late August.
The gracious thing for Romney to do at that convention would be to thank Santorum, and especially Gingrich, from the bottom of his heart for easing, rather than obstructing, his path to the nomination.
Molly Ball EXPLAINS: