No, Romney wants to take Newt out before he turns his guns to Santorum. He doesn’t want to take out Santorum to have Newt rise again. He doesn’t want to play whack a mole anymore.
Bingo. I think you got it. I tell ya, what a mess this is. When Newt was in the lead, there was such unity among conservatives, especially here at FR. With Rick pulling ahead, it's just screwing everything up. There's no way he can win the primary or the general when he generates so little enthusiasm and actually causes such divisiveness among conservatives. IMO the msm is treading lightly on Rick because they know as the nominee he would get destroyed by Obama, plus they don't want to have to deal with Newt again. Why do conservatives keep allowing the liberal msm choose our candidate for us? WHY?????????