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Mitt Romney just won the Florida GOP primary. I was a bit surprised — I thought for sure that Gingrich would win it. Alas, the GOP is working hard to ensure Gingrich DOESN’T win the Republican nomination. I found the following article to be a big help in understanding why the Republic Party wants (no, needs) Mitt Romney to beat Newt Gingrich in the primaries:
As Florida Republicans go to the polls, let’s take a moment to hail one of the main victors in today’s contest barring a big upset: the much-maligned Republican establishment.
For the past two years, a battle has been raging for control of the Republican Party. On one side: the Tea Party insurgents of 2010, led by Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and the like, whose stated goal is to slash the size of the federal government, roll back the welfare state, and remake the nation’s capital. On the other side: the Washington-based Party hierarchy, consisting of the congressional leadership and the Republican National Committee, plus a permanent establishment of political consultants, K Street lobbyists, think-tank wonks, and media types. Now we know where the real power lies, and—no surprise, really—it isn’t on the side of the flag-waving teabaggers
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