I don’t see how Romney come out ahead in any debate with Newt.
1. Romney slams Newt on being a DC insider...Newt finally says...look we’ve been down this path before. Had you run as a democrat years ago maybe you’d be a DC insider now.
2. Romney slams Newt on Freddie Mac...ethics etc. Newt says...look, why can’t we knock off all the negative bickering and talk about the issues. Why not you and I debate each other, no moderator for one hour, and we can clear up the facts for the American public. You can have all the time you want to refute what’s being said about you, and I can do the same. THEN we can talk about what is on everyone’s mind...and that is how we beat Obama.
3. Romney slams Newt for not being conservative enough etc. Newt gives same answer as #2.
4. Etc. I don’t see how anyone is going to get under Newt’s skin.
Newt is going to be their #1 target ever since he played it VERY well during the Clinton years regarding the balanced budget, etc. He outwitted them back then and they know it!