In discussing the Thursday evening debate – specifically the “open marriage” question posed to Newt Gingrich by CNN’s John King, Steve Benen observes:
Never mind that Newt has terrible favorable/unfavorable poll ratings among the wider universe of voters: 28.5%/58.6%, or a net MINUS 30%. Never mind that polls show Romney more likely to defeat Obama in November. Newt did best in South Carolina last night even among voters who said that ability to defeat Barack Obama was the most important factor in choice of a candidate.
That “Republican id” really just wants someone who will get in Obama’s face and talk nasty to him. Chalk it up to Obama Derangement Syndrome.
Good news for Democrats!