Oh please, oh please….

Newt Gingrich is the strongest Republican candidate when matched head to head against Democratic President Barack Obama, according to a McClatchy-Marist Poll released Tuesday.

The former speaker of the House of Representatives is neck and neck with the incumbent president, back just 2 percentage points among registered voters. Obama leads 47 percent to 45 percent.

There was a time when I held out hope that the nomination would somehow fall into the clutching claws of Sarah Palin but she instead opted to remain President of Facebookistan, Queen Mother of Griftersylvania. But, Newt? Really? I guess it really is true that when God closes one door he opens another one which, in this case, conceals an open elevator shaft.

My only concern now is that Newt may also bow out, choosing to run for president of another younger hotter country…

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