If Rick wasn’t completely inept, and hadn’t blown big leads in both Michigan and Ohio he would have won. Newt barely campaigned in either.
And barely campaigning in major swing states makes Newt a better candidate how? We need OH in the fall and MI is begging for an Obama breaking pick up.
None of our candidates are perfect (strange how that is only expected of conservative candidates.) All, including Rick, have made mistakes. So far Santorum has recovered from his quicker than Newt did from Florida. Part of the purpose of the primaries is to polish off their rough spots, when fewer are watching, to get them ready for the general.