Friday Follow: Newt is Up, Cain is Down, Barney Says Goodbye

Friday, December 02, 2011

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks during a campaign visit. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

This week, we've seen Newt Gingrich continue to climb in the Republican polls as Herman Cain has continued to falter. Also out of Washington, Rep. Barney Frank announced his intention to not seek re-election after his fiery 32-year career. And, a new study rejuvenates the perennial debate about legalizing marijuana.

Joining The Takeaway panel is Jeff Yang, writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It’s a Free Country; Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at; and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush. 


Comments [3]

ChasVoice from Charleston, SC

When a candidate's character doesn't matter to you:

Newt Gingrich's Skeleton Closet

The Real Newt Gingrich

Dec. 03 2011 05:36 PM
roadtosurfdom from Houston

The last thing that Newt is - is a Conservative.

People need to know the truth about this guy.

He has an awful shameful record.

A healthcare "mandate"?

Isn't that what p!ssed us off about Obama?

It's very frustrating. All evidence leads to the fact that Gingrich is dirty.

Dec. 03 2011 04:35 PM

Romney seems to be the ONLY choice in the Republican party offerings. To the conservatives his answers seem like flip-flopping. But to the moderates it seems like accomodation. Compared to him the others range from dumb to dangerous. Newt seems intent to stand in his own way. Ron Paul gives off this anti-social vibe. I feel he wants to participate in society to take it apart.

I'm an independent voter and that's how it seems to me.

Dec. 02 2011 11:28 AM

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