say things, in part, because it's true, but also because they KNOW it's true, and moreso because they feel that more people (especially people who are sympathetic to Dr. Paul) will listen to him (Newt)than if he were to ignore the man who pushed against the Federal Reserve for decades.
It's to HIS advantage NOT to ignore him, as he makes snide looks about Ron Paul as he visited with Santorum the last debate about the foreign policy.
Newt Gingrich is a consummate politician, and they, the candidates, are all trying to garnish Ron Paul's base, even moreso, because they know Dr. Paul's base has grown exponentially since '08 and as they fear the worst---is that the "base" is beginning to morph into the "masses".
And, indeed, it has....
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