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Strange New Respect for Newt

2:35 PM, Oct 30, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Post notices the stirrings of a Newt Gingrich comeback, as foretold last week by the boss: "So: The race seems to be more open and fluid than conventional wisdom has it. In particular, it strikes me that as everyone focuses (understandably) on Romney, Cain, and Perry, Gingrich is increasingly well positioned for a serious challenge."

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It would be an appropriately ironic outcome if, after all the talk about new faces for this new era, and after the Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain boomlets run their course, we end up with two old pros, Mitt vs. Newt. Newt, by the way, first ran for Congress in 1974, when Barack Obama was 13 years old—and went by Barry.

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