Am I crazy? Maybe. But I don’t think the Marianne Gingrich affair will end up materially changing this race. If you remember, I wrote earlier this week about campaign fatigue. It is January, not last July. Nobody woke up this morning and discovered that Gingrich is in his third marriage. So what do voters think when Newt’s bitter ex-wife decides to tell all to the media with the goal of ending his candidacy?
We saw a signal from the audience in the CNN debate when John King decided that was the number one issue Americans are concerned about and made it his top topic for the candidates.
Honestly, serious voters who are going to raise money, go to the polls, get friends out to the polls, are too busy living their own lives to watch the mainstream news media deteriorate to a level previously occupied by TMZ and Inside Edition. Even CNN admitted that Gingrich won the debate simply based on his response to the first question. I think even CNN realized just how stupid a question that was.
Oh, and Herman Cain, if you were watching that debate from home…That’s how it’s done.