freedomisntfree saidAfter another stellar debate for Gingrich in the Iowa debate Thursday night.....I think he‘ll be the man to beat. Big creative ideas and the deepest thinker out there
I disagree. I think it is wishful thinking to suggest that Gingrich is the man to beat. I agree that he has big ideas and is a deep thinker, but I don't find his ideas any "bigger" than Huntsman's, or his thinking any deeper. I predict a Gingrich disintegration, much like we saw with the other front-runners, with Romney continuing his consistent place at or near the top in virtually every primary. I would not be surprised if the Iowa caucus reveals a surprise winner (maybe Paul) that is short-lived as New Hampshire reveals yet another surprise (maybe Huntsman). Regardless, if I were a betting man I would put my money on Mitt Romney to rise to the top, where he has been at or near all along, and stay there once the real voting begins across the country and get the nomination. However, should Huntsman pull a win or even a strong 2nd or 3rd in New Hampshire, all bets are off.
Notice that I said "If had to vote in a primary right now
I’d be leaning 60% Gingrich and 40% Romney of the folks who can be the nominee
For whatever reason, Huntsman can't seem to get any traction. I actually think Perry will make a comeback before Huntsman will make much of any movement.
True, Romney had his best debate yet Thursday night. Huntsman just can't seem to break through in this format like he can and did with the Lincoln/Douglas one on one with Gingrich.