Executive Summary: Newt Gingrich doesn’t have an oppo research team that can and will find out basic details about the surrogates being used to attack Newt Gingrich*, let alone get those details out there for the edification of the voting public.
- The Bad. Well, obviously this is bad for Team Newt. But it’s also potentially bad for the GOP, because if he does get the nomination then Gingrich will see no particular reason to change strategies for the general; and, speaking as an unaffiliated opposition researcher myself, there is going to be the Mother Of All Target-Rich Environments this go-round.
- The Good. On the other hand, if Romney gets the nomination then maybe we’re going to see a thorough airing of the Other Side’s dirty laundry in public for a change. If: I am not entirely confident that Team Romney plans to get down there in the mud and go hammer and tongs at Team Obama. I was sure that Team McCain would – especially after they ported in a Wasilla kinfe artist to take the traditional attack dog position in the campaign – and look what happened there.
- The Ugly. What the media will call the 2012 general campaign, if Romney decides to get down there in the mud. And never mind that both party’s bases are kind of itching for a gutter war right now.
Via Hot Air Headlines.