Despite his confidence in the electoral strength of the Republican presidential hopefuls, West singled out Newt Gingrich, telling Newsmax that the former House speaker is “the smartest person out there.”
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West went on to suggest that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whom he called “center to center left” earlier this month, had work to do to prove himself as a “true conservative.” Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s second-place finish in Iowa was overblown, West continued, and he said Texas Gov. Perry was still irreparably damaged by his gaffes and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) simply couldn’t win with his foreign policy platform.
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