Newt: Virginia Ballot is like Pearl Harbor

    COLUMBIA, SC - DECEMBER 23:  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters on December 23, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. Gingrich has been leading in the polls in South Carolina, although South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently endorsed rival former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

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    Newt Gingrich drew on his vaunted experience as a historian for an analogy to his Virginia ballot debacle: The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.“Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941,” said campaign director Michael Krull on Facebook. Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul secured the necessary 10,000 signatures to get on the Virginia ballot. “Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days—but in the end we will stand victorious,” said Krull.

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