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Paul Begala: Newt, the Democrats’ Godsend

Newt Gringrich's soaring poll numbers—and a contrarian essay from an establishment-conservative heavyweight—are resurrecting speculation that he could pull out an early primary win despite his baggage. Newsweek columnist Paul Begala says that's not likely, but as a Democrat, he wishes it were. "At some point Republicans will wise up and nominate the zillionaire layoff artist with the square jaw and the Slinky spine. But I’ve been saying that all year, and I’ve been wrong all year."