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The latest polls show that Gingrich already leads Romney in Florida.  (For polls go to, then look at the right side of the page).

How can Romney break Gingrich’s momentum?

First of all, stop the bleeding.  Romney’s biggest problem in the last debate was his taxes.  For some reason unbeknownst to me, he thought some years ago that he get away with running for President without releasing his tax returns.  He must (1) release them, and (2) come up with some non-insane explanation why he paid less taxes than most secretaries do, despite engaging in no activity more productive than running for President. 

Second, don’t fight Gingrich in the debates.  If there is one thing we have learned from the debates, it is that Gingrich thrives on confrontation.  But when debates have faded from the headlines, the race shifts to the airwaves, where Romney’s superior resources can give him a chance.  Just be nice to Newt in the debates, and be in command of the issues.

Third, clobber Gingrich in TV ads, just as in Iowa.

I’m not sure Gingrich is stoppable at all- but if he is that’s how to do it.

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