So, when it comes to Newt failing to get on the Virginia ballot, which seems to be the better history model:
1. Newt’s Model: it is like Pearl Harbor, where Newt was caught unawares
2. Mitt’s Model: it is like the “I Love Lucy Show”, where Newt is in the chocolate factory doing the Lucy thing.
From the Tally in the comments, we’ll determine whether Newt is a real historian, or just a salamander that walks on two legs….