I think Gingrich had a better answer on immigration policy than Romney.  But better isn’t necessarily politically prudent.  The line on Gingrich is now going to be that he is for amnesty.  Not just that.  He is going to be the pro-federal health insurance purchase mandate, pro-cap-and-trade, pro-amnesty guy who took a payoff from Freddie Mac.  Gingrich’s amnesty answer will likely give his competitors the chance to crystallize the narrative that Gingrich isn’t a real conservative.  Too bad.  There are lots better reasons not to want Gingrich to be the Republican nominee or American President.

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