Coming up... a conversation beyond the bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Who will be running as the Republican's VP in 2012? Ron Christie and Jennifer Rubin join The Takeaway.
Karol Markowicz, conservative blogger for WNYC's It's A Free Country, Jennifer Rubin, "Right Turn" blogger for The Washington Post and Brian Darling, senior fellow for government studies at the Heritage Foundation discuss the CPAC convention this past weekend, the 2012 election and the state of the Republican Party.
Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the Florida primary vote broke down by demographics. We're also joined by Jennifer Rubin, "Right Turn" blogger for the Washington Post, to discuss the state of the Republican party now that Mitt Romney has been declared the victor in the Florida primary.
The Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have been going through something of a public juggling act, with only Mitt Romney maintaining his place at the top of the field. The latest candidate to emerge as a front runner is Newt Gingrich, who received an endorsement from the New Hampshire Union Leader this past weekend.
With the 112th Congress starting this week, Ohio's Rep. John Boehner is set to take his seat as the new Speaker of the House. What kind of Speaker he'll be remains to be seen. Will he follow in the steps of Newt Gingrich, who became Speaker when Republicans took control of the House back in 1994?