Mike Allen: “Look for Mitt Romney’s campaign to put a renewed focus on snuffing out Newt Gingrich, despite his poor showing in last night’s N.H. primary. Team Romney worries that the former Speaker has nothing left to lose and will amp up his kamikaze attacks on the likely nominee, including buys by the pro-Gingrich super PAC, which last week got a $5 million check from billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The new attacks will fall under the ‘unreliable leader’ rubic that Romney rolled out when Gingrich looked like a real threat in mid-December. Gingrich was never going to be competitive in N.H., but could still run strongly in the primaries in S.C. (Jan. 21) and Fla. (Jan. 31). So Romney, leery about potential fallout from Newt’s promised Bain Capital jihad as the campaign moves to S.C., plans to keep a boot on his throat.”
Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.