With the New Hampshire primary only a month away, serious consideration must be given to whom right-leaning students should cast their ballots for. Since the up-close look students were able to get last October, Herman Cain has dropped out, Rick Perry has faded, and while Mitt Romney still clings to a lead in the Granite State, his road to the nomination is looking increasingly evitable.
Somehow, through the bizarre churning process that is the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary, Newt Gingrich has battled his way to the top of the heap, just a few months after being abandoned by most of his staffers. The cause of his rise is straightforward: Conservatives do not trust Mitt Romney’s conservative credentials and keep looking for an alternative, but each has come up wanting. Bachmann was judged too loony, Perry was a lackluster debater, and Herman Cain was dogged by a few too many allegations of both sexual indiscretion and political cluelessness. With all of them flaming out, Gingrich has neatly slipped in as the next anointed one.
It will not last.