Morning Briefing: April 24th, 2012
By Steve Deace
Ron Paul Makes His Move
Doug Wead is the evangelical outreach coordinator for the Ron Paul presidential campaign, and on his blog Monday he openly wrote about what folks like me have been reporting for months now — that Paul’s strategy all along was to use party rules to pick off caucus states at the convention level by placing their people as delegates. The rules allow this tactic, and the Paul people are simply exploiting those rules to their advantage as their entitled to do if they can pull it off. And it appears they have pulled it off in at least Iowa and Minnesota.
Newt Hints Delaware Could Be His Last Stand
To the squealing delight of the media that has been demanding Newt Gingrich drop out of the presidential race since last July, the former House Speaker is now saying he will re-evaluate his presence in the race if he has a poor showing in tonight’s Delaware winner-take-all primary.
Al Jazeera Takes on Mormonism
The well-known news source of the Muslim World takes a look at the theological and historical claims of Mormonism, and then analyzes what impact that could have on Mitt Romney’s chances to win the presidential election this fall. Considering the source, this is a fascinating read to get a through-the-looking-glass perspective.