Newt Gingrich revealed a compassionate conservative side in the Republican presidential debate last night that could well propel him to the nomination.
While the rest of the field seem frozen in clichés and well worn extreme formulas, Gingrich stepped up to the plate with a compassionate defense of immigration that could well resound with thinking Republicans.
Gingrich is not ready as Romney is to play the platitudes game.
Everyone suspects that the inner Romney is somehow far less right wing than he is appearing in these debates.
The overwhelming sense is of someone inauthentic and the Republic grassroots are correct in perceiving that.
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