If he Does, So What?

Via Politico:  Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?

While Romney has ignored it, Gingrich has spent most of his time recently in Delaware, a state with only 17 delegates that will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis in Tuesday night’s primary races, which also include Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.

A Gingrich win in Delaware would do three things:

1.  Encourage Gingrich to keep wasting money,

2.  Encourage the cable news outfits to talk some horse race and,

3.  Affect the overall fundamentals of the GOP nomination process not one whit.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. John Peabody says:

    Hah! This post has been up over seven hours, and not one comment. Even the OTB commenters don’t give a whit about a post which isn’t even worth a whit.

  2. @John Peabody: I guess this is a microcosm of Newtmentum.

  3. John Burgess says:

    I care about OTB. I could not care less about Newt, nor do I have a compulsion to read anything about him, no matter the source.

    Well… let me qualify that. I might read an obituary.

  4. @John Burgess:

    I enjoy mocking Newt though, so I did check this post several times hoping for some amusing snark in the comments.

  5. Davebo says:

    Encourage Gingrich to keep wasting borrowing money.