Claiming the mantle of Reagan is the most important process in becoming the face of the GOP. Mitt has the look and the animus towards the poor down pat, but Gingrich isn’t letting this one go without a battle.
I don’t really buy the current narrative that the fighting between Mitt and Newt is destroying the GOP brand. You may recall a few years ago wondering how sycophantic Hillary supporters could ever be convinced to support Obama and a few weeks later wondering if people would stop holding hands and singing long enough to realize he wasn’t as great as everyone thought.
Negatives are up today for the GOP candidates, but voters have no memory and hatred for Obama is the Gorilla Glue of the Republican party.