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-- recent climb up in the polls for Newt Gingrich could turn out to be a blessing that is.
Decidedly mixed senior political analyst Brit Hume is here with some analysis good in Britain.
The evening Brett.
The good news for Newt Gingrich is it his gradual rise in the polls is turned into a -- putting him first place and one national poll and a close second in the latest polling average.
That's also the bad news because being second to Mitt Romney among Republicans this year -- been the most dangerous place in American politics.
Look what happened to Michelle Bachmann Rick Perry -- Herman Cain all took the non Romney lead.
Only to win there in the -- in this glare of scrutiny that came -- it.
The similar fate could await mr.
Gingrich his principal career achievement was a truly major one meeting house Republicans back to power after forty years in the minority.
But that was seventeen years ago and his subsequent speakership -- turbulence marked by two government shut get that shut downs that were highly unpopular.
And for which -- in the Republicans were blamed in 1997 he was reprimanded by the house for ethics violations.
Related to a college course he -- -- violations were minor but he remains the only house speaker in history to be sanction on ethics charges.
He was nearly ousted in a mutiny by his own party in 1997 and finally stepped down as speaker and left the house the next year.
He -- always been voluble and full of ideas not all of them conservative.
The moment many Republicans may be overlooking his pass at the moment.
But his moment is just beginning prep.
So when you hear critics were people who who question his candidacy say he has too much baggage and you hear his answer now.
What is your thought that.
Well I his interest is to me about his marriages may work you know he -- said he you know wasn't a perfect husband did things were wrong he's ask God's forgiveness like a lot of lot of Republican voters will -- that.
I think that the more difficult question -- concerned his his record in office.
Positions he's taken in the past that were on global warming for example that.
That many -- conservative voters may find my front unattractive and I think that that's.
-- where he'll have a lot to answer for and where the scrutiny and they fear factor for him.
Britain has always thank you invest positive news.
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