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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:
– The CNN-ORC poll shows that if Newt can hold up under the withering attacks for the next four weeks, he just might be the nominee. But, it looks more and more like Ron Paul is intent on destroying Gingrich, whether or not it helps Ron Paul.
– The GOP is seizing on a big issue – the Keystone Pipeline. They want it as part of a deal with the White House, but Obama says he'll veto it and kill all the jobs that come with it. And, when the Democrats say they were just temporary jobs the GOP's response can be "just like the stimulus."
– Does a Ron Paul win in Iowa help Mitt Romney? Logically, one would think so. But, because Newt probably is going to have favored son status in South Carolina, he can probably sustain it and drag this process out.
Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– Weepers & Whiners: Michele Bachmann is blindsided by a child and she and the right-wing pundits are shocked, shocked, shocked that anybody would pull a stunt in order to draw media attention to a political issue!
– Winners & Losers: Romney is out and still doesn’t know it and Gingrich is in with perfect timing. So, the big winner of the GOP primary is Barack Obama.
– Beggars & Choosers: Jon Corzine can’t find a billion and is forced to testify in front of a key House committee. Corzine is a Democrat which means that the overly partisan GOP congress will finally provide some real scrutiny on alleged financial mishandling.
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