Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"A two-man race"

That's how both the New York Times and the Washington Post are emphatically describing the Republican primaries now that Rick Santorum has won Mississippi and Alabama. That phrase appears in the first paragraph of the NYT article. The headline for the WaPo article on the homepage (though it doesn't show up at the link) is:

GOP battle effectively a two-man race
Translation: the media is giving itself permission to finally stop talking about Newt Gingrich.