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Gingrich Campaign Complains, Again, About the Audience

GOP presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during the Florida Republican Presidential debate January 26, 2012 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
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How has the world’s greatest debater — and, arguably, one of history’s most astute and mentally agile human beings — been defeated in two straight debates by a humanesque robot like Mitt Romney? Earlier this week, Gingrich’s campaign blamed the audience, who were told to be silent. But, as for last night, Gingrich’s campaign is blaming … the audience, also!

They definitely packed the room,” Kevin Kellems, one of Gingrich’s senior advisers, told The Huffington Post early Friday morning. “ ….

A more junior member of the Gingrich campaign said in an email that it was “obvious” that the Romney campaign had worked to make sure the audience was overly favorable toward the former Massachusetts governor.

It was “obvious.” What other explanation could there possibly be? 

Gingrich Complains, Again, About the Audience