I think his main problem is that, while he does keep winning debates, he keeps letting things slip which demonstrate to us that he has not really changed at all since his Romneycare days. Take Tuesday's debate in New Hampshire and the question that Newt asked him about capital gains taxes in his 59 point plan:
GINGRICH: Governor Romney, I'd like to say, first of all, there is an awful lot in your plan that is very good, and that I think would be very helpful if implemented, a lot better than what Obama is doing.
But one of the characteristics of Obama in his class warfare approach has been to talk about going after people who made over $250,000 a year and divide us.
And I was a little surprised -- I think it's about page 47 of your plan -- that you have a capital gains tax cut for people under $200,000, which is actually lower than the Obama model. Now, as a businessman, you know that you actually lose economic effectiveness if you limit capital gains tax cuts only to people who don't get capital gains.
So, I'm curious, what was the rationale for setting an even lower base marker than Obama had?