December 5, 2011
Newt Gains Two More 'Endorsements'
Newt Gingrich's "incredible surge" in the Republican primaries continues to gather new backers, as two more influential Washington insiders throw their weight behind the former speaker: Newt Gingrich and Mr. Perfect. On the evening of December 1, the Drudge Report's above-the-logo lead story was about the impending demise of Herman Cain's candidacy. However, above even that story, and highlighted in red, was this headline: Newt: I'm going to be the nominee... Until that moment, it had not occurred to me that there was anything newsworthy about an election candidate's prediction of his own victory. Indeed, I would have thought it strange were there a candidate for anything who did not say he was going to win. Do you remember your school's student council elections? Do you remember your family's vote on whether to order pizza or Chinese? In either of these cases, did any party declare defeat while still engaged in the effort to persuade others to vote for...(Read Full Article)