Newt's problem his that he has a penchant for saying things that make him seem short-tempered, arrogant and unlikable. He's a smart guy, but he tends to put his foot in it sometimes, and there's still plenty of time for him to say the wrong thing.
Some people may not like Romney because he's not as conservative as Gingrich, but he's likable, and he's got a better chance in the general election.
Originally Posted by SnerpGoodWord
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that a bunch of foreigners and democrats on an internet forum will love Paul, Huntsman and Romney. They're the kind of RINOs that will have exactly zero chance of winning the nomination, but get disproportionate support on the internet.
Meanwhile, barring major gaffe, Newt has won.