This week's CityLife column unpacks how the Nevada Chapter of Billionaires for Obama has singularly reshaped the Republican presidential race, so read that, ifn's you want.
Due to print deadlines the column was necessarily written a few days before Thursday's Florida debate, an event which sadly (for Democrats) indicated that Newt Gingrich (the very name is, as Mittles would say, "repulsive") will not be the GOP nominee: One of Gingrich's central arguments is that Newton and only Newton can out-debate Barack Obama. And yet when he had to, Newton couldn't even out-debate Mittles. Sigh.
Also at the Florida debate, Rombot floated Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's name as a potential cabinet appointee. Sandoval has also been mentioned as a possible VP choice, speculation that your Gleaner has typically dismissed. But upon reconsideration, Marco Rubio or Chris Christie would shine in comparison to the personality-challenged Romney, overshadowing the (alleged) human at the top of the ticket. No threat of that with Sandoval.