Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– I have listened to President Obama's speech twice. Sadly. I had to edit it up for radio. I heard a fiery speech devoid of a lot of substance beyond essentially defending the status quo while saying he's not. And he keeps blaming ATM's and the internet for job losses, but he wants to be an innovator? He doesn't understand basic free market economics.
– I think Newt Gingrich just might now be the nominee. It looks more and more like the only thing that can stop Newt is a guy named Newt Gingrich. His leads are dominant in states across the nation.
– Despite Newt's lead, there are a lot of Republicans still on the side lines. Consider the lack of gubernatorial endorsements. Republicans just are not that happy with the field.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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